First, he felt abandoned by Alice, the girl at the orphanage. A couple years later, he felt threatened by the dietician. After the toothpaste incident, “It never occurred to her that he believed that he was the one who had been taken in sin and was being tortured with punishment deferred and that he was putting himself in her way in order to get it over with, get his whipping and strike the balance and write it off” (123). He had a hatred for Mrs. McEachern because she tried to help him and he did not want help from anyone. She fixed him supper one night and he completely refused it, “While she watched him he rose from the bed and took the tray and carried it to the corner and turned it upside down, dumping the dishes and food and all onto the floor” (154-155).
Observers in the town remark how the once-beautiful Delia has lost her shine because of her abusive husband. A practical joker, Sykes scares Delia fifteen years by using her fear of snakes. Delia has come to the conclusion that she does not need Sykes nor his abuse, particularly considering it is her wages that paid for their home. Sykes is a stereotypical abusive husband. He physically and mentally abuses Delia, takes her income while failing to make his own, and has an affair on the side.
The secret has eaten him alive and he is never able to recover and forgive himself. When his family finally finds out about the lie, they are astonished, shocked, and hurt. Paul says “Don't be bitter? We visited her grave!” (Edwards 382). Him and his mother can not forgive David because he has made them both miss out on the daughter and sister
Both of them are very vulnerable and have a child-like mentality. Lennie is very mentally undeveloped and Curley's Wife is described in the book as a 'girl'. Proving to us that there was going to be a connection between the two characters throughout the whole book. On the other hand, people such as George and Candy had no affection or tenderness towards Curley's Wife even after she has been killed. Candy carries on calling her a 'tart' even when she is lying on the floor with a broken neck.
Even though Abigail denies that she and the girls participate in witchcraft, Parris does not believe her because Abigail has been out of work since Elizabeth Proctor abruptly fired her. Also, Elizabeth Proctor has stopped attending church because she does not want to sit so close to a soiled woman. When Thomas Putnam and Ms. Putnam enter the room, they report that their own daughter Ruth is in the same state as Betty. Ms. Putman also rumors that someone saw Betty flying over a neighbor’s barn. Seven of Mrs. Putnam’s babies died the day after their birth and she believes that it is witchcraft.
How would you feel if you are set apart from others and put by yourself? And that also by your very own mother who kept you safe in her womb for nine months where in isolation you grow in stages and when your time comes to enter the world you are hated by her and she is unhappy to see you there. You being fragile and weak are victimized….and you suffer loneliness because even the world is not ready to except you in a friendly manner. You are like a beautiful flower grown in the wild with no one to care. In the novel Like Water for Chocolates After two days of her birth her father died and her life is cursed by her mother, who is no more able to breast feed her and is busy mourning and worried about her responsibility to run the ranch rather than bother for her baby.
In the stories, A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner and The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter both women had different reactions to the similar situations of being rejected by their lover and losing a loved one. In Faulkner’s story, A Rose for Emily, the main character, Miss Emily, acted out irrationally when her lover, Homer, rejected her. All her life Emily was not able to have a chance with any suitors because her father always pushed them away. When she got older she began to loose her beauty and she felt she would never get married
Melinda was an outcast. She started school with everyone hating her. Her old friends ignored her and even the kids she barely talked to in middle school; now talk about her behind her back. Her best friend Rachel tells her she hates her. She lost all her friends and has no one to talk to and share her feelings to, besides Heather.
This is seen in Catcher in the Rye many times. “Between the emotional incapability of Holden’s mother, the neglectful consumerism of his father, and the couple’s reliance on the third party institutions such as boarding schools and psychiatrists to raise their child, the Caulfields embody the failing of parenting at large during the postwar period,” (Kirkwood, 23). The first sign of delinquency was when he tells the reader that he has been kicked out of school, for the third time. This clearly shows how Holden could care less about his education and lacks motivation to aspire to
However, the girl just ignored them. And one day, her parents were involved in a car accident, and they died. When the girl found out her parents died, she felt very regretful because since she was a little girl, she start ignoring her parents, just stayed at home, never communicate with her parents about what she is thinking and difficulties, and now, she is very regret about not spending time to communicate with her parents. So, don’t ever isolated yourself with the others, otherwise, you will feel regret