Parents play a major role to influence their children’s characteristics and beliefs since they are the primary educators. In other words, the example they set via the actions they take and the decisions they make greatly impacts the behavior of the offspring. This is clearly seen in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen as Lydia, the youngest daughter in the Bennet family, is depicted to be the product of her mother’s failing position as a parent. Her immature behavior with others in addition to her elopement with Wickham justifies Mrs. Bennet’s unsuccessfulness to educate her daughter socially. Thus, Lydia’s lack of propriety and good judgment is a reflection of Mrs. Bennet’s inability to sufficiently fulfill her role as an effective mother.
In the story you almost feel bad for her because her parents really do not take her side, but then find out she is a huge drama queen. She tries to get you to be on her side by making you feel sorry for her when in fact she is a jealous person towards everyone. She is really jealous of her sister and judges her sister for all of her mistakes.” The passage above supports my thesis due to the fact that Laura Lukes believes that due to Sisters selfishness she is unable to connect with you her family. Instead of Sister embracing her sister’s homecoming she tries to cause trouble. “And I said to Stella-Rondo, ‘I think I would do well not to criticize so freely if I were you and came home with a two-year-old child I had never said a word about, and no explanation whatever about my separation.’” The way
Tita confronts her abusive mother, she not only grows to understand her responsibilities as a daughter, but lives the excitement of chasing her ambitions as she experiences true love. Upholding tradition, Tita, the youngest daughter of the De La Garza family, is subject to the duty of caring for her mother without any opportunity to marry. Throughout the story, Tita’s opposition is expressed by her resilience and submissiveness in her relationship with Mama Elena. With her reserved right to love or find a sense of independence, Tita is compelled to conform to her traditional duty. “Are you starting with your rebelliousness again?
In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him. When Alldredge states that Addie’s “relationships, or lack of them, with [her]… family is essential to any understanding of the inner conflicts in her children” (Alldredge) this is especially true with Darl. She hardly paid attention to her other children besides Jewel and it really struck home with Darl. Darl is so bitter by his mother and Jewel’s relationship that he keeps him from her death bed and his excuse is that “[He] wants [Jewel] to help [him] load” (Faulkner 7.6-10) knowing full well that his mother would want Jewel there more than anything. Does Darl care?
At that moment she genuinely wishes she were born a son, which would have equipped her better in dealing with the challenges of her life. The words “Each disappointment, ice above my river” indicate that she is fully sapped of enthusiasm after those ‘perceived’ failings (750). She feels that she will never find success in school, and she is never able to please her parents. Perfection is something that we as humans often strive to achieve. Additionally, it is human nature to try to please those that we care about.
Eveline sees the kind of life she is leading from her mother’s unhappiness. This is the reason Eveline wants to break away and be a free woman. However a part of her sees the good in the situation with her family and it is all the good memories she cannot let go of. Eveline is scared to let go. She desires to escape but her weakness to stay with the familiar takes over.
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.
Orual never feels that she is loved by anyone, that is, until Psyche enters her life after Psyche’s mother dies giving birth to her. Orual takes it upon herself to become Psyche's guardian and to raise her. Orual loves Psyche more than anything, but her love is selfish and very possessive. Orual is tormented by the thought of having to ever give Psyche from her possession and she does everything in her power to prevent it. After first being separated from Psyche then becoming bitter from not seeing the same things as Psyche once reunited, I realized the tragedy was that not only did Orual never found the “love of the Gods,” she also never learned to love her life and accept herself as the person she was.
Her fight with self-discovery and her battle to find a place in society demonstrates the view that the women who do not fit into traditional roles should be ostracized from conventional society given that they pose the danger of change. It is clear that women like Susanna, who have little ambition in becoming a carbon copy of their mother, are seen as a threat and therefore classified as crazy. Susanna is clearly misinterpreted by her peers as well as the authority figures in her life. She is not a degenerate but a young girl frustrated with her limited options for the future. When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother.
‘I’m your mother. In which her daughter replied ‘if you want to be treated like a mother, you should act like one. “ it is evident that the way things are conducted in the family is known to be wrong by the children as she points out to her mother that her actions and behaviour do not depict that of a mother, this shows both maturity and understanding, and again the will to rise above her current situation. "But on that first day of school, Mom refused to get out of bed. Lori, Brian, and I pulled back the covers and tried to drag her out, but she wouldn't budge."