It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally. Hadaller wrote “The clear distinction in the novel between Helen’s child Maudie and Milton’s Peyton highlights the intense polarization in the family.”(Hadaller58) It was a twisted situation for the family, Milton choosing Peyton and Helen consuming herself with Maudie. In the end it only caused trouble for everyone. “The dependant Maudie and the fiercely independent Peyton are set up in the novel to dramatize the family’s fracture. Both parents seek to love and adore one child to the exclusion of the
This changes the viewers reaction to Chris as at the start, he is very arrogant to his family, but these things shows how he can be compassionate. Another reaction to Chris' personality was his arrogance to his family. His parents looked after him and at the start offered him a car, but he was arrogant about the life he had. He threw it all away, traded the life so many would want for a life in the wild. He realises that his family and the people who were part of his journey cared for him but he rejects their love and goes to live alone.
Emily is defined and isolated by her families prominence, her father's obsession, and madness. Being a Grierson, Emily is both identified and sequestered by her families notoriety. People of the town act different toward her than they would any other person. For instance, the Mayor wouldn't tell Emily straight to her face that her house smelled, she secretly had to stop the smell. She was brought up to believe that her family was better than others.
The author touched on class differences and how resentment can come from this. She also dealt with relationships between family members and how they can change over time and with understanding of each other. This last theme hit home the most with me. At the beginning of the book, Ponyboy resents Darry for being too strict. He understands the sacrifices that Darry has made to raise him and his brother.
Jennifer takes pride in not letting people down, she probably feels like she will be letting her father down if she has to place him in a nursing care facility against his will. Jennifer’s relationship with Antonio’s parents is under a large amount of stress right now. Although they love Jennifer very much, and are only trying to help, Antonio’s parents are putting extra stress on Jennifer by asking her is she is expecting
Romeo and Juliet are failed by their parental figures; discuss. One theme that is represented throughout the entirety of the Shakespearian play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the idea of parents and children. Not only is this shown through Juliet’s relationship with her parents and Romeo’s with his, but also through their relationships with other characters who act as parental figures to them despite not being blood relations. These surrogate parent relationships are predominantly the Nurse to Juliet, and Friar Lawrence to Romeo. Different events throughout the play lead these relationships to change, and lead both Romeo and Juliet to distrust their parental figures.
Response to Angela’s Ashes: Chapters 13-15 Crazily, life has turned in a completely different direction for the remaining McCourt family. They’ve moved into Laman Griffin’s house and he’s shown to be quite a picky man. He reminds me of a sluggish American man. Throughout Angela’s Ashes I’ve noticed that quite a lot of people have good hearts and will donate money or offer some food here and there, but Griffin doesn’t fit into that equation. He has no pity towards the poor and he’s the kind of guy that would say “it’s your own fault that you’re on the streets”.
Alice's parents tell her who she is permitted to see. They also instruct her how to dress, and of course how not to. It is through experiences such as Alice's younger sister falling off the bed, under her watch, that Alice's parents have a crucial influence on her self-discovery. Specifically, Alice's relatives influence her self-discovery journey by not being supportive. As Alice had to grow up basically looking after her self and her younger siblings she learned that even if you do not have support you still need to follow your dreams and live you life.
Billy and Arjie had difficulty dealing with this rule because they enjoyed participating in feminine activities. Having very strict families, Billy and Arjie put forth a lot of courage to disobey them for the sake of pursuing their passion. In Billy Elliot, after Billy’s father found out about Billy dancing, his father was very angry since ballet did not fit Billy’s “gender role”. As intimidating as his father was, Billy was persistent learning ballet regardless. In most occasions, people would not have the courage to disobey their
Nora’s father took hold over her life by molding her to behave in the manner that he saw fit, “‘When I lived at home with Papa, he told me all of his opinions, so I had the same ones too; or if they were different I hid them, since he wouldn’t have cared for that’” (Ibsen 747). Nora did everything to please the men in her life. This attitude started with her father and then eventually carried on into her marriage, which only left her unhappy in her life decisions. Nora gave up who she was and what she believed in so that she could be seen as the perfect daughter and wife. By leaving her family and starting a life of her own Nora gains the ability to control her own life and form her own ideas and opinions.