Henrik Ibsen depicts how the conscious and subconscious motives and desires are obtained. Kristine Linde is a woman who has had to give up her dreams due to circumstances beyond her control. She was once in love but because her mother “was bedridden and helpless”and she “had to provide for two younger brothers”(Ibsen, 2011, p. 556) she was forced to marry for convenience of the situation. We can tell this has made her look at life in a more realistic and wise view than that of her friend Mrs Nora Helmer the main character. Mrs Linde has had to work hard and was not afforded love and children which she longed to have.
Grandma Lynn is one of the more vibrant, vain and misunderstood characters within the novel, like her Daughter she portrays an air of selfishness (Relating back to her daughter leaving the family in a time of crisis) however she takes the role of the level-headed peacekeeper throughout her appearances in the Novel, from her arrival before Susie’s funeral to her departure. We also notice how she is a hardened person, unlike the rest of the family. Sebold represents her as a vain and self-conscious character, an alcoholic and above all she has a straight forward attitude. Sebold initially represents Grandma Lynn in the play as one of the more hardened characters, upon her arrival we already get an idea of the character as someone who is unaffected by personal crisis’s such as Susie’s death, even before her arrival the call between Abigail and Grandma Lynn helps to portray her hardened character, the way that she is blankly states that “She has to come because it’s Susies funeral” she doesn’t seem to show much emotion on her arrival and the way that she brings a more vibrant atmosphere into the solemn and sad house. Even on her arrival instead of confronting the issue of Susies death she orders for a “Stiff Drink”.
As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
She wishes to teach this to her two daughters but times have changed and her daughters have difference views of what they think heritage is. “Everyday Use” shows the difference between learning about heritage and learning from it. The direct and the indirect characterization of the three main characters help the reader understand the different views of heritage; Mama thinks Dee rejects it, Mama is ignorant to the realness of heritage, and Maggie learns from it. The direct characterization of Dee leads the reader to think that she rejects her mother’s heritage. Direct characterization is when the narrator, in this case ‘Mama’, tells the reader what the character’s traits are.
She had no confidence in her mother growing up, and saw her as a “limit” and an “embarrassment”. Later in Tan’s life, she found several surveys which led her to realize that she was not alone; there were other Asian-Americans who may have shared the same struggles as her. Tan creates a symbolic diction through the use of words like “broken”, “limited”, and “fractured”. She is very repetitive with her use of these words, although she explains how she hated when people described her mother’s english that way. Although Tan knows that the way her and her mother converse is not grammatically correct, she has grown to love it.
Annie feels as though her mother is not trust worthy: “ Why, I wonder, didn’t I see the hypocrite in my mother when, over the years, she said that she loved me and could hardly live with out me, while at the same time proposing and arranging separation after separation, including this one. […](Kincaid 89) Annie thinks her mother wants her completely gone from her life. She does not trust that her mother truly loves her and will miss her. She believes that since her mother is the one who set up this separation, she is not as truthful and loving as Annie once believed. Similarly, Lairds sister also felt her mother was not trustworthy: “ My mother I felt was not to be trusted.”(Munro 50) Lairds sister was unwillingly forced by her mother, to stay in the house all day and fill countless jars with various fruits, instead of being outside in the fields with her father doing the work she loved.
However, each in their own way matures along this journey, and gains a better understanding, or knowledge of their lives and themselves. The main character, Sethe appears first as an extremely independent and strong woman, she refuses to accept help from anyone. Which the black community sees as her being stuck up, “trying to do it all alone with her nose in the air” (Morrison 299). As soon as Paul D. arrives on her doorstep, bringing her past with him, her resolve to block out the past at all costs begin to crumble, as do her hardened exterior actions. When Paul D. first arrives, Denver, Sethe’s daughter notices that she is, “Looking in fact acting like a girl, instead of the quiet, queenly woman Denver had known all her life.
She does not feel comfortable taking on the old fashioned lifestyle her mother and sister do. Dee is a more contemporary version of society striving to leave their home and become successful. Dee inadvertently talked down to her mother and sister, reading to them on several occasion as if they were ignorant (121). Dee appeared to be very intimidating
“Four Directions” Essay In “Four Directions,” Waverly is crippled by her mother Lindo’s criticism. Waverly cannot follow her desires because she is under the impression that her mother is trying to cause her harm. However, Waverly soon realizes that it is not because of her mother that she cannot follow her desires, but because of Waverly’s own lack of self-confidence and direction. When one lacks self-confidence, one is vulnerable to criticism and therefore loses one’s direction, becoming unable to follow one’s desires and to control one’s destiny. Without self-confidence, one is defenseless in the face of criticism, causing one to lose one’s direction.
They are not brought up in the same loving and child-friendly society we have today. Forster shocks the modern reader with Lilia’s feelings towards her own daughter, Irma: ‘She caught sight of her little daughter Irma, and felt that a touch of maternal solemnity was required.’ Forster uses ‘required’ to show an example of Lilia’s own hypocrisy, as if she only thinks of her daughter because it is the right thing for a mother to do. This ‘required’ mother and daughter relationship is mirrored between Lilia and her own mother as well. The phrase ‘even Mrs Theobald’ implies that there is some reason she would not have come to do what seems a natural and expected thing: ‘bid her only daughter goodbye.’ Later in the novel Forster