They have to deal with losing their loved ones, using their bodies as a form of economic support, and being abused by men at war. Regular civilians had to deal with the loss of family members or friends that went to war. Lan had experienced a lot of loss due to the war. Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52).
This proves that even after the hard and troubling times she still cares for her family more than herself. During her husband’s trial, she denies the fact the John committed adultery. She did this out of the sense of protecting him from being killed. After the death of John, she was in endless pain because she just lost the one she had come to love over and over again. These are few of the many actions portrayed by Elizabeth that validates the fondness she possesses for her
Uncle Clem’s vase indicates the outcomes of Cecilia and Robbie’s love, considering they break the vase the day they discover their love for each other, signifying their love would not be forever. Moreover, it is later revealed that the mended vase had “simply come away” in Betty’s hand (pg. 279), foreshadowing their death revealed by Briony in the epilogue of the novel. The vase also symbolises the lost love between the Tallis family whose strong relationships were shattered, just like to the vase. Cecilia wanted to “comfort her sister” as ”it would have suited her better,” but Briony began to develop complex emotions that Cecilia could no longer comprehend (pg. 44). The cracks in the family begin to show just like the “three fine meandering lines” of the vase (pg. 43) when it was revealed that Jack Tallis was having an affair.
Although there is no clear statement that shows Louise to have an oppressive marriage, there are ambiguous statements about the marriage that show she feels caged. During the event of finding out about Brently’s death, Louise did not respond “as many women have heard the same, with a paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden wild abandonment” (Chopin), due to Brently’s death she is finally able to let out emotions that she has held in for so many years of being a dutiful wife. Once Louise is left alone to grieve she reflects upon her feelings and her marriage. The narrator points out that Louise knows she will cry again for him when she sees his funeral, remembering his “kind, tender hands...the face that had never looked save with love upon her” (Chopin).
“My Grandmother Sends Her Regards & Apologises” by Fredrick Backman Like the author’s previous book, “A Man Called Ove”, this book starts with a gloomy background, the protagonist is suffering from her grandmother’s sudden death like how Ove is suffering from his spouse’s death. The protagonist of the book, Elsa, has lost her only companion in life and the pain seems to be immense. She heals back from her tragedies are through the new people, she is almost forced to find during the story, and together they strive to get through their misery. Elsa finds peace by meeting new people by doing the missions- giving out letters to her grandmother’s friends- that she left her.
The story “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemmingway depicts the wounding and post-traumatic experience of the First World War of the main character Harold Krebs and his family. Like most soldiers’ experience of the war, upon return to their lives back home, their lives virtually had no more meaning to them. Krebs presents a painful realization in this manner in which he interacts with his mother. She tries to think of her son as a hero and make him feel like one by encouraging him to re-tell his tales from the war. Krebs knows that the impressions his mother is making are not authentic and she, just like the rest of his fellow town folk are tired of hearing and reading the same stories from the war (De Baerdemaeker 24).
But if we lose all hope to connect, it just leads to emptiness. Ana needs to reconnect with her parents and to find the meaning about the distance she put herself in. Therapeutic Techniques
Similarly, “The Soul Selects Her own Society” represents an obscure love story and reveals a woman choosing her own destiny to love someone and live in privacy. “A Rose For Emily” exemplifies the natural fear of feeling alone, noting the difference between feeling alone and physically being alone. Emily longs for a loving relationship to fill the gaping hole in her life left by the anguish of losing her beloved father for whom she was dependent upon. She is left feeling very alone despite the fact that the towns people flock to her aid upon hearing the news of her fathers death. Her grief soon leads to autophobia and she is desperate to feel needed and loved.
He felt pain and misery when he sees the vacuum or hears the vacuum cleaner’s sound because it makes him recall the old memory with his wife. The vacuum is a sign keep reminding him that his “old woman” already left him. The poem express speaker’s pain and sadness of losing his wife and also shows the deep love from the speaker to her. After reading the poem, readers can get the sadness of the speaker and also feel
Still not being completely over her fiance’s death, Catherine plants herself in a relationship with an equally vulnerable Henry. Henry meets Catherine early on and turns from living in the midst of the nightmares of war to a life of a passionate love affair with Catherine Barkley. Henry uses the love he has for her as an aid to distract him from the brutality around him. Even at the start of the book, Henry gives out a cold vibe to his roommate and supposed friend, Rinaldi. Rinaldi much like Henry is an alcoholic womanizer who does not believe in romance and proclaims love to every women he meets.
A former soldier with PTSD alienates her family, as she fights her own psychological war and becomes more and more paranoid that someone is after her. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: JESSICA HARRIS (30’s) is home from a tour in Iraq. She tries to live a normal life with her husband, HENRY, and her young son, MARCUS (5 or 6). However, Jessica suffers from PTSD and mysterious “fits.” Her doctor has put her on medication and has recommended that she be hospitalized.
Sookan changes in many ways throughout the book, Year of Impossible Goodbyes, when faced with the following situations: when grandfather dies, when mother gets held back and Sookan and Inchun have to move on, and finally when Sookan and Inchun cross the border to get to the South. After grandfather passed away, Sookan and her family became very sick and depressed. This changed Sookan because grandfather had always been her number one supporter and was her role model. Sookan stayed calm and knew that he was always there for her, she also feels better because when she held his hand, she felt a little Buddha go into her and it made her feel and calm "Slowly, a feeling of calmness came over me.
The tragedy experienced of losing a family member is something that all people have struggled with throughout time. Charles Lamb experienced the pain of losing a close family member while overcoming other difficult obstacles within his personal life. Lamb had to suffer through the insanity of his sister, murder of his mother, and consistent feelings of regret and loneliness. Lamb’s personal experiences of tragedy are what lead to his emotional poetic piece, The Old Familiar Faces. Charles Lamb was the youngest child of John and Elizabeth with an older brother and sister.
When one of Paul’s best friends Kemmerich dies, Paul is the one who has to tell his mom about the bad news. One quote that points to this is, “I must go and see Kemmerich’s mother… This quaking, sobbing woman who shakes me and cries out on me: ‘Why are you living then, when he is dead?’” (181). Paul had enough bravery to talk to his dead friend’s mother about how her son died.
The phoenix is a mythical bird that represents rebirth and renewal as it rises from the ashes of a past life only to die again and come back, more wise. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the main character Montag goes through a transformation of thought. Montag grows and changes in response to the people he meets, this is represented through the symbol of fire and how he sees it. Beatty, Montag's boss in the firehouse, has a phoenix on his helmet.