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.
Cathy saw her mother as someone who views the world in a negative way and chose to distance herself from her. “When Cathy went off down the canyon by herself, Marion realized, in a vaguely disturbing way, that the child had politely but firmly rejected her mother’s company.” (Hamilton 188). Helen on the other hand had two men that cared a great deal for her. One offered her a way out of her community into a beautiful home by the beach. The other offered her stability and prestige in her own community.
The strong effect of her silence proves to show that actions can be much greater than words. The aunt refuses to reveal the name of her baby’s father, protecting him with her silence, but as a complement she is persecuted and shunned from her society. She “may have gone to the pigsty as a last act of responsibility: she would protect the child as she had protected its father.” (15) This “No Name Woman” fled her home and chose to give birth to her child in a pigsty where no one would be able to neither hear her nor see her, thus abstaining from having a voice and remaining in silence. However, in writing about this incident, Kingston is allowing this woman to have a potential voice by sharing her experiences with the reader(s) and expressing the position this woman was forced to go in to and by doing so, she is backing up this woman with a “community” in a sense, which portrays the greater strength a community has versus the minimal a lone individual is capable of doing. In addition, the author says that “the real punishment [of the aunt] was not the raid swiftly inflicted by the villagers, but the family’s deliberately forgetting her.” (16) Since a group of individuals, especially those that were relatively close
She says “Dickinson’s withdrawal into her home of refusal to publish were not aberrations rooted in psychological alienation from her society. Rather-however deeply rooted in pressing personal need” (232). Dobson is saying that what everyone is talking about Dickinson staying in her home the whole time was not a psychological thing but just her wanting to be alone and hiding her personal life. Emily did not care to publish her work even if it was good, what she
The novel has numerous examples of superficial relationships, which goes along with what Faber said. An example is Montag and his wife, Mildred. Mildred is just like everyone in this society; instead of caring about Montag and loving him, she goes along with society and doesn’t realize that its making Montag not care about her anymore, we can start seen this when Montag asks her when and where did they meet, and Mildred didn’t remember and says “It doesn’t matter” (Bradbury 43), this clearly shows that she has no interest in their relationship. Also when the author writes “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn’t cry” (Bradbury 44). This quote means that Montag and
“My boyfriend and all my relatives do not want me to become a stewardess,” repeats the girl and she does not even try to make her dream come true. Culture’s gender stereotypes imposed by the society girls live in, have an enormous influence on their lives. The conception of the Good Girl presented by Lucy Gilbert and Paula Webster in their essay “The Dangers of Femininity” clearly describes the proposed model of girls’ behavior. Good Girl should dedicate her life to other people, in particular to her husband. Being always ready to help she is obliged to forget about her own wealth.
Maggie’s mother was also older and better suited to be a mother because she was older and more experienced however, Maggie’s father also left the family. Maggie turned out to be shy and refrained from social life since she did not leave the house after being burned. “She stoops down quickly and lines up picture after picture of me sitting in front of the house with Maggie cowering behind me” (Walker 746). Too much attention leads to Maggie clinging to her mother and not enough attention drives Emily to not seek out a close relationship with her mother. Both mothers are concerned with the status of their daughters.
She relates to one of Hofstede’s dimension which is the “individualism- collectivism”, the degree to which a culture relies on and has allegiance to the self or the group. (Lustig & Koester, 2010, p. 117) Miss Daisy in the beginning was very hesitant to allow someone to drive her around town. She liked her privacy and the last thing she wanted in her life was change. She acted like she didn’t need a driver. She didn’t want to be seen as a rich woman that had to be taken care of.
The protagonist of The Outsider, Meursault, is estranged because he does not fit into the social norm. At the news of his mother’s demise, Meursault does not feel the agony that normal people do when hearing their parents’ deaths. His lack of emotion is further evinced by his sending his mother to the Senior’s House. In Meursault’s psyche, he feels that his mother is a burden to him. He thinks that the Senior House is a better choice for the both of them as his mother would be happier there.
The marriage between her and Torvald was not a true marriage; they never understood each other and never talked about serious matters. Nora knew that they have to transform themselves; otherwise they would not live a joyful life. Therefore Nora left to transform herself; she abandoned her husband and children for everyone’s good. The innate desire to be like a man, to have responsibilities, and to earn money