Dee Ann goes through a lot of innocence following her mother's murder, at the hands of her father. With this event, her life is forever changed. Dee Ann's loss of innocence comes as a result of lying on the stand at her father’s trial even though she knows he killed her mother (Yarbrough 644). She had made the decision
Those who hear the wailing are said to be marked for death. Maria is caught between the living world and the spiritual world. Maria drowned her two children because she wanted revenge; she married a young handsome man but they eventually grew apart. He would spend months away from town,
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
I never really fully cried, but I did loose a lot of sleep after my grandparents death. My mother was worried for a while because I would not sleep and my health was beginning to diminish. She ended up taking me to the doctor and they declared that I was suffering from insomnia. There was no explanation, but I knew that I was still grieving my grandparents, it was the only way that I could; since no one would know that I would cry in the middle of the night. About a couple of months later, everything was beginning to go back to normal, I still do not have the courage to speak about my grandmother or grandfather without shedding a tear.
Imagine surviving a fatal experience only to be punished and blamed for a death you could do nothing about. Now, imagine losing a girlfriend and almost losing a sister and having to live with the grief with no one to share your pain. These are the two situations Sage and Maddy find themselves in after Isabel’s death (Sage’s girlfriend) in “The Isabel Fish” by Julie Orringer. Isabel died in a car crash with Maddy in the passenger seat, and she has felt blamed by everyone, including her brother and Isabel’s friends. Because of Isabel’s death, Maddy 's relationship with her brother became a series of punishments, however, after Sage feels guilty for killing Maddy 's fish, they finally opened up to each other and their relationship strengthens.
Emily had a bad smell in her house when her father died and homer left her. When the town ladies learned that Emily 's father was dead, they went over there to give her their condolences and were met with an Emily in complete denial. For about three days she refused to admit that her father was dead. The preachers and the doctors worked with her and finally Emily faced the facts and broke down in grief and let them take the body and bury it. Ms. Emily would eventually die downstairs in a bedroom where it hasn’t seen light in many years.
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).
I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering.
In Poe’s personal life, he’d lost almost all his family to the same disease. Including his incestuous wife. Leaving him in despair and agony. Ever since Poe lost his family, he felt angry. Poe felt hatred toward death, and wrote of it like death was a person.
One day after a particularly heated argument, she followed me up to my room and came at me again, and wouldn 't let it go and wouldn 't let me leave. She kept asking me why I was acting the way I was and asked me why I had changed, and finally I snapped and said that I felt that they had abandoned me while I was away. They never called me, never came to visit, never asked me how I was doing. They didn 't know I was seeing a psychologist because I was struggling so much and being put on sleeping medication because I would go days without sleeping. Even on my birthday, my father didn 't even call.