Detailed summary of IMMIGRANT The Novel Immigrant portrays the life of a female protagonist named Nina who works as a lecturer in Miranda House. At a very early age she had lost her father and was compelled to live under the shelter of her grandparents along with her mother. Her father passed away because of sudden cardiac arrest leaving Nina and her mother Shanthi in distress. Nina made her first step towards freedom as she got the lectureship in her alma mater and freed her mother from the scorn of her grandparents.
The fear of abandonment can be described in many different ways. According to a therapist from GoodTherapy.org, “Abandonment is the fear that typically stem from childhood loss, such as the loss of a parent through death or divorce. ”(Abandonment) Miss Grierson possesses a severe case, which causes her to have such strong and disturbing actions. GoodTherapy.org claims, “A severe case of abandonment can cause significant impairment, particularly with regard to the development of healthy relationships.
These feelings drastically impact her works and demonstrate her struggle with mental illness. In addition to feelings of worthlessness resulting from her depression, Plath experienced numerous tragic events which appear heavily in her works. In response to these dreadful experiences, Plath begins to feel worthless and doubt herself as a writer and person. Plath’s childhood traumas and childhood relationships deeply impact her work as well as her life. In an essay, her Ex Husband states that her attempted suicide “had grown from the decisive event in her childhood, which was the death of her father when she was eight.
Both stories have common situations about the mothers portrayed in the stories. In both stories, the main characters had to deal with abandonment in some form. As seen in the story “I Stand Here Ironing”, the narrator’s husband left and caused her to play both roles of being a mother and a father to her children. Therefore, the relationship between her and her daughter isn’t as strong as it should be and the narrator feels guilty about it. The main character in “The Yellow Wallpaper” blames her husband for her depression.
Sybil’s multiple personality disorder was later discovered to be caused by a very troubled childhood when she had a flashback with her psychologist as she was overtaken by the personality of a toddler. Sybil’s flashback took her back to her schizophrenic mother who used to tie her with bondage, dip her in ice-water and perform penetration using buttonhooks( Lehman, 2014, p.69-70). This abuse caused Sybil to create 16 different personalities, each one representing something she fears, something she yearns to be, or something she wishes she was as a child. First personality was herself, then there was a French girl, an assertive and angry girl, an intellectual, a writer and painter, a male builder, a male carpenter, a politician, a baby, a religious fanatic and a teenager. Sybil’s
One down almost lost his mind thinking ‘bout money all the time and the other done commence to talk about things I can’t seem to understand in no form or fashion. What is it that’s changing, Ruth?”(292) In this quote Mama is expressing her feelings about her children. She feels as if they are drifting away from her. This quote can represent the connection with other mothers around the world, and the problems they encounter when dealing with their children.
This quote proves that Framton ran away due to his nervous anxiety, and the conflict develops the story with the main character running away, due to the conflict. In the Gift of the Magi, the author quotes, “Della finished her cry and attended to her cheeks with the powder rag.” This quote is explaining that Della was crying and was sad because she couldn’t buy her beloved husband a Christmas present. This quote proves that because Della can’t buy Jim a present, which is the conflict, she reacts with sadness. The conflict develops this story
Whelan represents women’s predicament as a widow through the character Koly. Koly, being a girl, is prevented from getting educated and has been given to a sick boy in the name of marriage. After becoming a widow, she undergoes many misfortunes which indeed hinder her empowerment. Whelan, the American writer who has been inspired to write an Indian story, recommends remarriage and education for women like Koly who have lost their husbands at a very early age. Keywords: Marriage, Education, Religion, Child Marriage, Dowry, Widowhood, Remarriage
Death of Freedom “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin begins as a heart-wrenching tale about a wife losing her husband to a railroad accident. The main character, Mrs. Mallard, has an awful heart condition, so her family has to be extremely cautious when breaking the horrible news to her. After moments of weeping, she makes her way upstairs where she will go through many emotional changes. The theme of freedom and self-realization is shown through Mrs. Mallard. After dealing with pain for years, she comes to a point of peace, relaxation, and, most importantly, hope.
Fights and arguments continued to plague the relationship between Sanchez and Buchholz and on July 20, she left him and descended into crisis. Emotional distress often exacerbates postpartum depression and Sanchez soon found herself in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist, asking for help. During this visit, Sanchez met with a counselor at the clinic that ushered her through her pregnancy. Upon speaking with the counselor, she stated that she had delusional, paranoid thoughts that other women were trying to breastfeed her baby and hearing voices which said that others would like to take her baby away. She also reported visual images of other children’s faces transposed on her baby’s face.
The depression may stem from a sense of grief around the loss of her mother. Her recurrent thoughts of the loss of her mother seems to have a major impact in her life. The lack of contact with her father since her mother passed away may compound this, as she lacks another parental figure for support. Whilst the loss of her mother is clearly a significant factor in Aneeka’s depression, reactive depression was considered an appropriate diagnosis. Reactive depression is a state of depression that individuals experience in response to a major stressor, for instance for Aneeka the passing of her mother (DSM-V, 2013).
“The descent to hades is the same from every place” said the ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras. Nowhere is that sentiment anywhere better mirrored than in C.S. Lewis’ book “The Screwtape Letters,” which consists of a series of letters written by an elder demon (the title character) to a junior devil advising him about how to tempt souls to hell; he speaks often of the “time-tested” ways of seducing lost souls. Moreover though, the work illustrates the society of the hell in which the demons dwell as an eternal power struggle not only with God but also with each other; Screwtape himself lays out his worldview as that “all selves are by their nature in competition.” The demonic struggle to dominate and control others is the modus vivendi
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James follows the story of a governess who takes care of the children Miles and Flora. The issue regarding the reliability of the governess as the narrator has been debated due to her “interactions” with the supernatural world. However, the governess is insane throughout The Turn of the Screw because the ghosts she sees are hallucinations; she shows irrational behavior towards the children; and she is obsessed with getting approval from others such as her employer and the children. The governess claims to see ghosts around Bly when they are just hallucinations. When the governess takes a stroll on the estate, she sees a ghost-like figure in a tower after imagining to meet anyone, possibly her employer.