Louise thinks she is free from the binding of her marriage, but the whole time her life remains constant, despite her unawareness. Reguardless of the way society tries to exalt the identity found within a name, no social convention should have a say in Louise’s identity. Because of the uniqueness and the time that she has owned her name, it is still important to her. In spite of the importance, what defines Louise Mallard is what she would do with her life if ever given the chance to be independent. Her identity, as well as all of society, is not recognized by what will be carved into stone when placed six feet under but by what was done with that
[She] and each parent had been separate individuals before Lily came. Now all four melted together like gumdrops left on a windowsill” (5). At first one would think that Lily is the sufferer for her sister dislikes her and there is nothing she can do about it, but when one rereads the story again and again, Sophie is depicted as the victim. Sophie is unable to express her true feelings about her sister to her parents making them unable to help her. Sophie is kept in silence by her parent’s image of her, so she can't really express any of her thoughts that differ from theirs.
Jane Eyre obtains her goals at the end of the novel by using her faith in God, nature, and herself to overcome her obstacles; this faith and strength also keeps her family and the judging, oppressing nature of man from stopping her from obtaining what she wants in life. As previously stated, Jane Eyre, the main character in the novel, is forced to face many different challenges in her life. She is orphaned at a young age and is made to live with her aunt, Mrs. Reed, who despises Jane and is only keeping the young girl around because Mr. Reed made Mrs. Reed promise to raise Jane. Thus, Jane’s childhood is unloving and she is constantly bullied by her cousins, particularly John Reed. This abuse and neglect causes Jane to be someone who holds intense grudges for a long time and who does not love, nor is loved, by anyone.
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her
Because of this, Epinine will know what to do when things get hard. She will know how to survive, whereas Cossette will not have the slightest clue. She was raised by Val Jean, who was able to give her anything she may have needed or desired, while Epinine was forced to go and get it for
I can’t make it more clear; it’s only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me” (52). By calling her own life “unessential”, Edna recognizes that her roles in society as a wife and mother have never been characterized by any more than superficial behaviors and activities. After having an “epiphany” about her identity, Edna still understands her obligation to protect and care for her children, but now refuses to sacrifice her true, individual identity in the process. Edna’s awakening is evident in her desire to be her own person. She does not wish to be identified in relationship to other people, but rather to be valued for her own unique thoughts and
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
The mother puts too much pressure on the family to do what her family did. I can understand that the mother didn’t want to be alone, but as a mother you should want you kids to do better than you did and want them to succeed in life. When her only son was going to school , she said; “ I never though a son of mine would choose useless books over the parents that have you life”(Macleod 18). It shows how the mother was putting so much pressure and guilt
The fact that neither of the girls can look for support in their families elevates the significance of their bond. Thanks to Sula, Nel is able to escape from her strict parents and in return, Nel represents a centre for Sula a centre which Sula does not find in her family because she feels unloved. With Sula, Nel is free to express herself, which is something she cannot do when she is at home because there she must be the obedient
Even as Julia grew into a sensitive young girl, grammy had still listened no matter how self-involved Julia was” (Simon 338). The example illustrates the scene when Julia gets to know how Martha dedicates her life for Julia, which brings up the conflict between Martha and herself since she has been hesitating and doubting her ability to take care of a baby. // Moreover, not only does Julia comprehends her and Martha’s kinship is not restrained by the age difference, Martha herself finds how the elder age love between her and earl, becomes the second chance. This is seen in Chapter 6 when Martha is aware of the fact that “Lynne hadn’t only given me a child, she’d given me a second chance […] He reached forward and smoothed back her white hair. She felt so lovely in his hands, she felt so loved in his eyes” (Simon 250).