Nurse Ratched took a chance on his life to perform this which disrupted his mental thought process. In the end of the novel Bromdon took a chance just like Nurse Ratched and smothers McMurphy and ends his life. “As she studies the pictures, she breaks down from time to time, weeping as only a mother who has outlived a child can weep, betraying a sense of loss so huge and irreparable that the mind balks at taking its measure. Such bereavement, witnessed at close range, makes even the most eloquent apologia for high-risk activities ring fatuous and hollow. ( 132)”.
Being abandoned is complicated when the people you love have not permanently left, but it feels as if they did. In this essay, I will explain how loneliness, separation, and anger form my definition of abandonment. First, abandonment is to feel lonely. Loneliness is defined as sadness because one has no friends or company. To begin with, when my sister moved to Texas, the loneliness made me feel like someone was standing on my chest.
After a series of events in “The Dew Breaker”, Anne understands that the life of a loved one or you could be over at any minute, and this fear drives her to not take things for granite. As Anne reflects on her life, she thinks about a fear of hers, “this fright that the most powerful relationships of her life were always on the verge of being severed or lost, that the people closest to her always disappearing” (242). Anne, having lost her stepbrother and younger brother, has a fear that one day her husband or daughter will be taken away from her also. She metaphorically relates to this through a phone call with her daughter. “But her daughter was already gone, lost, accidentally or purposely, in the hum of the dial tone” (242).
He committed suicide by shooting himself in the street. This left Blanche feeling guilty and alone. She begins to have insecurities as to why she could not please her husband. Blanche also held the responsibility of taking care of all her sick family until they died. Blanche begin to reach for other things to help her feel the void in her life.
In the first chapter Orleanna is the narrator who describes the setting and talks about a ruin that is so bad that it does not seem possible that it could have happened. She also goes on to foreshadow the death of her youngest child, Ruth May. She also asks for forgiveness and discusses the reasons for why it took her so long to leave her husband. In the last chapter it seems as though Ruth May is the narrator who is responding to her mother. As stated in the first chapter, there is a “woman with four girls in tow.” In the last chapter “the same woman...only [has] three daughters.” This shows that this is occuring after Ruth May’s death and she is saying, “Mother, you can still hold on but forgive, forgive and give for as long as we both shall live I forgive you, Mother”
Recent studies reveal that fear has become one of the deadliest emotion in this era. Many people have asked what actually fear is. In the article “Perspective on Fear of Abandonment: Causes, Effects, and Options” by Peter K, Gerlach, states that “Fear may develop emotional numbness and/ or selective amnesia to protect themselves from recalling their abandonment trauma and losses” (Gerlach 3). Moreover, as I read the whole novel in Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, I found the effect of abandonment in Sal, who is the main character. In my opinion, Sal is fearful because her mother leaves without notification.
The message is conveyed through female characters that have felt sorrow and emptiness during and after the war. 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.
A girl who grew up in Madison,Wisconsin, awaiting college to be a writer, encountered tragedy in her first year of college: She is brutally attacked and raped. Alice Sebold was inspired by 3 main things her brutal rape, the disappearance of 3 girls and her 0. mother. Alice Sebold wrote in the twenty-first century and lives in Avenue of the Americas, New York. Alice started writing books because of her traumatic youth. Many people including me care about her and her books.
Evidently, she is experiencing trauma because of Faiz’s absence, by constantly worrying about him and experiencing a decrease of aspiration. Since Faiz’s absence is because of the war, the war is the underlying cause of Nusrat’s psychological trauma. (STEWE-2) Mental trauma is also displayed by Najmah, as a result of her mother and Habib’s deaths in the war. Shortly after the incident that killed her mother and brother, Najmah narrates, “I am afraid if I close my eyes I’ll see my mother’s outstretched arm and the stain of blood spreading around her and Habib’s perfect small body, both of them still and covered with dust” (Staples 86). Furthermore, before her flashbacks, during the moment her mother and Habib were killed, Najmah observed “arrow-shaped phantom” in the sky, along with “explosions” that grew “closer and louder” (Staples 65).
She left a suicide note saying that she was going to meet her father in a parallel universe. Elizabeth’s life also suffered the consequences of a poor relationship between father and daughter. It’s evident that the lack of a normal father push her towards depression. Leading her to take away her own life. Mark’s mother have to survive to this tragic events.
Many people identify closure as an end, a conclusion, or a resolution, when in fact it should be something that is understood, accepted, and lived with. In the chapter, “The Dew Breaker,” Anne, the wife of the dew breaker, still regrets the traumatic death of her brother at the hands of her own husband. She goes on to say, “There was no way to escape this dread anymore...this fright that the most important relationships of her life were always on the verge of being severed or lost, that the people closest to her were always disappearing...These spirits, they’d left her for good... leaving behind no corpse to bury, no trace of himself at all” (Danticat 242). This suggests that Anne may never be able to forgive her husband and obtain closure from her brother’s death. She knows that she has to live with the grief that she feels for the rest of her life because of the decision she made.