These symbols together help portray the relationship between Annie and her mother by showing that they have a mutual dislike for one another and how they are tired and depressed because of their quarrelling. The thimble in the passage plays an important role in depicting the relationship between Annie and her mother. “Inside, however, the thimble that weighed worlds spun around and around; as it spun, it bumped up against my heart, my chest, my stomach, and whatever it touched felt as if I had been scorched there” (Page 101). Jamaica King uses the stylistic technique of a metaphor (when comparing Annie’s sadness inside to a thimble) to show how Annie is feeling, which helps show the relationship between her and her mother. The thimble is a result of Annie’s sadness regarding her mom.
The loss of her father, her lover Barron possibly leaving her, and the thought of being weak, causes Emily Grierson to obtain the fear of abandonment. 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.”(Abandonment) William Faulkner used this fear to help the reader understand the mental state of Miss Emily. When Ms.Grierson’s father passed away, it was the first time she did not have anyone that she loves around.
Once her father passes, Miss Emily cannot grasp how to live on in her life because someone important to her is no longer with her. In certain aspects, like death for example, people find it difficult to come to terms with death because it is a common fear from most people. Some people do not like to think about death because they might have
After the dramatic downturn towards the end of Sylvia Plath’s life, a lot of literature critics seemed to finally grasp the veiled meanings in Plath’s poetry. Her work displays signs of overwhelming emotion; one can’t help but assume that the vivid language resembles true personal references. There were many repeated themes throughout the collection that suggested how her mental stability exposed to this imagination of her poetry, led to her suicide. It came to terms just how fragile Plath was and the depression that overcame her was the push that led to the devastating suicide during the harsh winter of 1963. The depression she faced earlier in time was further enhanced after the affair that her husband, Ted Hughes had with Assia Wevill, shattering
A person who is lonely is defined with various depressing feelings that are caused by being by oneself. “They did not speak. This was disappointing, for Miss Brill always looked forward to the conversation.”(Mansfield 183) In “Miss Brill”, time and time again Miss Brill earns for a companionship, which in the end leads to her heart getting broke. Katharine Mansfield’s character, Miss Brill, encounters a realization in life everyone fears: loneliness and aging, due to the hurtful words of people. Katherine Mansfield’s “Miss Brill” is based in a time and place where many people were going through a state of chaos: Europe in the 1920s.
Women as carers often report poorer physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing because of their caring responsibilities. This can be associated with disturbed sleep, being physically injured while providing care, and the constant pressure of caring. Time spent caring, and coping strategies, are factors in shaping carer stress. Within the caring population, female carers in particular experienced much lower levels National Women’s Health Policy 2010 of mental health compared to both male carers and the general population. This included increased levels of clinical depression, with over 50 per cent of female carers reporting being depressed for six months or more since they started caring.
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.
When people lose someone and they do not grieve that means that the did not love as much as they could have. According to Dora Carpenter, “The loss of a loved one can leave you broken and heartless”( np). “The loss of a loved one can also help people to find and awaken their inner selves” (Carpenter np). In the book How we Grieve Relearning the World Thomas Attig gives multiple first hand account of what people have
Another piece of evidence to support my claim is “Research published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in January has shown that even women without past mental health problems are at risk of psychological ill-effects after abortion”(McDonagh). The abortions cause women to feel like they have abandoned something and many will feel regret which will cause other psychological problems. Nearly one in five women report dissatisfaction, regret, or sadness(Bower). Having an abortion is caused women pain psychologically and mentally. Many women can be admitted to a hospital for number of reasons resulting of
Catherine is most affected by this loss. According to Howard, Martin, Berlin and Gunn (2012), this absence could be seen as key to the instability of familial ties. Such instability is particularly obvious in the growing gap between Mr. Earnshaw and his children. In the beginning Mr. Earnshaw is introduced as a kind father, asking his children what to bring for them from Liverpool, however, after his wife’s death Mr. Earnshaw is unable to understand Jokes from his children and “Catherine, on her part, had no idea why her father should be crosser and less patient in his ailing condition” (Bronte, 2009, p.36). While Nelly assert that Mr. Earnshaw was a kindhearted father though he was rather severe and strict sometimes, this does not eliminate the fact his relationship with his children, following his wife’s death, was characterized by negligence and lack of understanding.