She gives her instructions on how to speak, act, cook, clean, and how to carry herself as a lady. The way that the daughter is spoken to is not in a gentle manner filled with love. The mother speaks down to her child telling her such things as, “this is how to behave in the presence of men who don’t know you very well, and this way they won’t recognize immediately the slut I have warned you against becoming” (Kincaid 44). This statement can lead to the belief that perhaps the girl within this story had done something that her mother had considered very slutty and she wasn’t going to let her daughter get away with thinking it was acceptable behavior. It can be assumed that this daughter probably just started her monthly period, from the line towards the beginning to “soak her little clothes right after she takes them off” (Kincaid 43).
It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
Three traits of the mother that stood out in this story was insecurity, spiritual and hardworking. The mother in “Everyday Use” is an insecure woman. Even though her youngest daughter Maggie already approves of her as who she is already, the mother wants to be more like what her daughter Dee wants her to be like in order to get her approval. You can see this in the beginning of the story when the mother talks about the dream that she had when her and Dee would come together on a TV show, not being herself of course, but being who Dee wishes she was. “But of course all this does not show on television.
[With her] left impaired [she] sailed in with [her] right”(112). Again, this shows immaturity because Scout is unable to control her emotions because she Is just a little girl who acts before she thinks. Finally, Scout exhibits immaturity when she thinks Calpurnia likes Jem better. Scout says to Atticus “she likes Jem better’n she likes me, anyway I conclude… and suggest… that [you] lose no time in packing her off”(33). Scout said this after Calpurnia punished her.
On the way home Suzy cried and didn’t respond to anything mother said or asked. Suzy said she was going to tell her father that her mother had been mean to her and that she didn’t buy her the doll she wanted. On Sunday the observation continues. Today Suzy and her mother are on their way to the grocery store both are getting ready. Suzy herself is combing her own hair.
Her mother eventually puts distance between her and Annie. Not allowing Annie to get a dress made of the same material as her own, for example, is a major turning point; in Annie’s eyes she sees that her mother does not want Annie to be just like her. Which in turn crushes her because at this point in her life, Anne wants to do just that. This story is considered a typical coming of age story also know as bildingsroman. However, I believe it to be more of a story of a girl going through a childhood depression and ultimately a recurring depression.
Most importantly, there are two kinds of life views - the mother’s perspective understands the difficulties of life and the struggle that is part of being successful in life, and the daughter view of life only inside of the cocoon of her own feelings and emotions. It is not until the fullness of time that young Jing Mei better understands that for all of her disobedient words and actions, she would have been better served to be more patient and understand her mother’s wishes in her youth. As the short story begins, Jing and her mother engage in frequent disagreements because of her mother’s
Spring Awakening Character Analysis Communication 5500G April 25, 2013 Wendla was very naïve. She was more of the baby of the group. She still likes to play dress up. Her mother was very overbearing and seemed to hinder her from actually finding herself, even though she was , indeed, very curious. She also experienced a lot of mental abuse from her mom, who seemed to cut her down more than anything.
This stimulates a sense of mistrust between herself, “the women who looks after” her and the “different voices” of the people in the house. This is seen by Antoinette believing they are lying to her, she doubts she is in England and does not “believe them”, when they say she is. Likewise Grace Poole, her carer exclaims earlier on that she doesn’t “turn (her) back on her when her eyes have that look”. Antoinette is seen as dangerous and even a male cleaner “did not look at” her, showing she is feared by many in Thornfield. Antoinette’s longing for her home in Jamaica becomes prominent in part three.
Because Eliza is jealous of Georgiana, she prevents Georgiana from eloping with the man she loves. And that’s why they hate each other. Both of Misses Reed are selfish, they don't care about their mother's illness or death. While Mrs. Reed is suffering from her deteriorating health, Georgiana feels bored and wishes if her aunt who lives in London invites her to their home, and Eliza is busy in planning for her life after her mother's death. When Mrs. Reed dies Jane says, "Neither of us had dropped a tear."