Thornfield was a completely different world for Jane. It was a major change physically and socially, as a governess she had more opportunities and duties to fulfill. Jane was not intimidated by what was expected of her, yet she was excited to see what the future at Thornfield had in store for her. The power of love was unavoidable for Jane, “The claims of her former love prove stronger than her sense of duty to that honorable but emotionally shallow Rivers” (Moss 3). Rochester was a major influence on Jane as this was a critical time she was maturing, yet she did not let him get in the way of her work.
Also Salamanca did not only blame her friends, but she also blamed herself. After Sal 's mother died, she thought that her mother 's death was her fault. Her mother was pregnant and the loss of her baby may have caused the reason that she wanted to pursue her journey. Sal was hanging on a tree and she fell, her mother, still pregnant, carried her to the hospital. When her mother was giving birth to the baby, he was born dead, she then needed to do a hysterectomy, she could not have more babies.
Mama Elena has created the family tradition that the youngest daughter will never be allowed to marry, she is destined to stay with her mother until she dies. Part of this reasoning is Mama Elena’s background. She fell in love with a mulatto, causing her parents to arrange a marriage to Tita’s father. Therefore, she somehow feels it is necessary to exact revenge in the sense that she wasn’t allowed to do what she wanted, therefore no one else can. Perkins states that “Here the mother-daughter relationship enacts a structure of political authority and submission when Mama Elena
She was born just as a donor of her sister. It means her goal of life are determined as a donation and she cannot find out any other way because her family also have the same confirmation about her life. Even though it is a fiction, it could occur if designer babies are allowed. Hense, designer babies should not be allowed to protects the child’s
Margaret Laurence shows in The Stone Angel that being trying to be independent can have its consequences. No person can do everything on their own, they must accept help from others when they need it. Hagar learns the hard way through not only her death, but several other experiences that independence is good to an extent. Hagar isolated herself from everyone she cared about because she was too stubborn to show that she needed assistance with
Offred 's character development can show that her actions change . Over the course of the novel offred goes from an obedient handmaid to a careless, desperate rule breaker. In chapter 11 when a visit to the doctor finds offred faced with a decision to have a baby with the doctor or not she declares, “it is too dangerous… No. I can’t” ( Atwood 61). In this situation, Offred 's decision to not break the rules shows how scared she is of the consequences and how obedient the regime has made her.
Opal had the same effect on Gloria. While Opal was trying to fill her own voids, she learned that the old lady everyone deemed to be a witch was just an old lady trying to overcome her past and live a better life than she had been. By being able to get to know Gloria for who she was on the inside and not judge her character from the bottles hanging from her trees and her physical looks, Opal and Gloria are able to help each other learn from their mistakes, learn that they have value, and form friendships that they didn’t have the ability to make
By being able to create resentment and a barrier between her and her mother, she is finally able to live her own life. She no longer will be considered a child by anyone; she is able to be a woman seeking love. Mag wanted to keep Maureen around because she wanted to maintain their emotional connection that they have. Even though Mag chose to lie to her multiple times, she did it out of love for Maureen. In most cases of unresolved Electra complexes, it does not come to this extreme of measures, where a daughter has to kill her mother.
After the incident when Stanley rapes Blanche, it was only a matter of time before she reveals this information. Stella, realizing she could not possibly stay married to a man who raped her sister, chooses not to believe Blanche and forces her to be taken to a mental hospital. Blanche says, “I don 't know you-- I don 't know you. I want to be--left alone--please!…” To this, Stella replies “What have I done to my sister? Oh, God, what have I done to my sister?” Eunice tries to comfort Stella by saying “You done the right thing, the only thing you could do.
Her little sister was, without a doubt, the most stubborn person she knew. There was no persuading her, once an idea took hold. Chloris knew her sister would do whatever she believed was right, no matter what the consequences. She also understood her sister well enough to know, that she believed that the strong is meant to protect the helpless. Chloris had no doubt, whatsoever, that Alexia counted herself among the strong.