She insists that she 's not sick and starts insulting him, telling him to "take your schoolbooks and go" because she thinks he isn’t qualified for the job and that he is too young. Granny feels like her bones are “floating around” inside her, and Doctor Harry looks like he 's floating around as well. The is the first sign that granny may not be a reliable narrator. Granny “decides” she is going to remain in bed for little while. She closes her eyes and hears the doctor whispering about her to her daughter Cornelia.
She said that when she “was so young”, she “heard (her father) cry every night in (his) sleep”. Though the song does not delve much about Kelly’s feelings, I believe that seeing her father in that state and not being able to help him, must have been very heart breaking for her since Kelly sang afterwards “You should have known; better than to lean on me”. This hints that she deems herself incapable of offering sufficient moral support for her father, eventually “(watching) (him) die”. This is very similar in Lena’s case, where Ying-Ying plays the part of the ‘depressed parent’ where she repeatedly shouted accusations at herself for not preventing the death of Lena’s little brother. However, Lena could not bear to let her father know what Ying-Ying said, and translated the accusations differently in English.
“Knowing that she cannot improve herself well by following her family and society imprudently, Esperanza is well aware that she will be unable to manage to have her own home or freedom if she does exactly what others do” (Kalay). Having friends while going through puberty seems essential in a young girl’s life, but Esperanza does not feel affixed to the girls who she spends time with, intensifying her loneliness, which makes finding her own identity even harder. Just like Esperanza wants a “real” house of her own and a true identity, she also wishes for friends that she feels connected with. “Someday I will have a best friend all my own. One I can tell my secrets to.
Her parents were separated at the time, so she was stressed out about that, while her mom was sick with cancer. She explains that that she felt empty and angry, and she was terribly mean to her stepbrothers, stepmother, and father. Although this type of action is very understandable, it doesn’t make it right for her to act horribly towards her father’s family. This evidence illustrates the theme life is tough, because right after her mother died, she had to go move in with her father, which probably reminded her of her parents divorce. In conclusion, the story, “Birthday Box” By: Jane Yolen is a story about hardships, and revolves around the theme that life is tough.
The worst of all was that she was worried that Sebastien “would not recognize me if he ever saw me again” (229). Her physical change led to an emotional sense of loss. Although the mental trauma may be healed over time, the physical wounds would be forever. Everytime she moved her body, the pain would remind her what had happened and what she had
We can deduce from this that she likes being apart from her family when she has the opportunity, and when she finishes school she would have to stay with them. We start to see how distant her relationship with her family really is when her father’s chauffeur picks her up from her boarding school. As Adeline runs downstairs ‘as in a nightmare’, we remark that she doesn 't go home unless someone has died. This shows the readers that she goes home and sees her
The author notes that she “... did not notice my father’s silence…,” and “... did not notice my mother’s absence…” Then, later on that night, we hear Lizabeth’s mother and father have a conversation in another room whilst laying down on her (and her brother’s) makeshift bed. After hearing her father woes, her father started crying “loudly and painfully, and cried helplessly and hopelessly into the dark night.” (Marigolds 42) This event combined with her mother’s absence from her life and the previous affair from earlier that day made Lizabeth feel extremely alone and, with Joey struggling to catch up, floored it to Miss Lottie’s house. When Lizabeth got to Miss Lottie’s house, she furiously ripped and tore marigolds from the patch, decimating all the beautiful flowers that were there! What drove her to do this? Well as the story states, Lizabeth had gone mad due to “...all the smoldering emotions of that summer swelled in me and burst- the great need for my mother who was never there, the hopelessness of our poverty and degradation, the bewilderment of being neither child nor woman and yet both at once, the fear unleashed by my father’s
Going through these tough times Abigail couldn’t show affection to anyone as she had done earlier and therefore the relationship between her spouse, Jack, weakened up. Ignorance is becoming a way out of the constant thoughts regarding her lost daughter. This is achieved by rereading books she had read in her teenage years and slowly but surely she enters her own world, a place where she is herself. On page 50 we find a quote that reveals Abigail’s past, “It was the
She secretly writes to Edward Brown, the flight instructor who is the father of her child. A visit by her sister brings sharp contrast between the life Livvy came from and the life she is living now, but it is also apparent how much Livvy has changed her view of her surroundings. Her sister has no news of Brown, who has yet to answer Livvy 's letters. Now without her husband who has been called up to serve, her sister finds herself lonely. She asks Livvy to leave Ray to come stay with her suggesting
1). What does each essay have to say about the nature of loneliness? In Michele Filgate’s essay, she shares with the readers her childhood memories of growing up with an abusive stepfather and how her mother always kept silent about it. Each time that Michele attempted to talk to her mother about the abuse, her mother brushed the situation under the rug and moved on. I can understand how this can come off as feeling alone.