Rose, the daughter of An-Mei Hsu, is married to Ted and they have a daughter named Jennifer. Rose always tries her best to please her husband and be a perfect mother for their young daughter. Rose is shocked when she learns that Ted has been having an affair with another woman and that he wants a divorce to move in with her. He even wants to sell their house. Yet after her mother tells her the story of Rose's maternal grandmother, who never knew worth until death, the formerly weak-willed Rose becomes determined to assert herself.
In the following days however, when Alice tried to tell her mother the details of her rape, her mom admitted she could not bear to hear the details and perhaps she should talk to someone else. Alice’s sister did not know how to act when she saw Alice for the first time
Not even the children are happy in the “ideal house.” Later the poem says: “I saw her yesterday at forty-three, her children gone, her husband one year dead, toying with plots to kill time and re-wed illusions of lost opportunity." She realizes that it is too late to go back and choose a different path, but she wonders what her life would have been like if she had chosen differently. The man with real pearl cufflinks is not there for her anymore; her children are not living at home. She is lonely and lonely is a feeling that she is not used to. She is no longer satisfied with her life because everything that she wanted and had is gone.
He becomes really close with his younger sister Phoebe, and he feels he must protect her from growing up and making mistakes. When she makes mistakes she will be thrown off the right track and he doesn’t want that to happen for her. He learns through out his journey that he cannot and should not stop her from making mistakes because making mistakes and learning from your mistakes is how you become who you are. In the book Ordinary People, The Jarret family lost their beloved son and brother Jordan (Bucky). Conrad tried to commit suicide.
Secrets In Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Life of Bees Lily Owens is seeking to find the truth behind her mother Deborah Owens’s death. Since her mother’s death Lily’s life is incomplete, she hears stories from her father (who she calls T-Ray) about her mother but does not believe them. She has been living with guilt since that one night after killing her mother. T-Ray tells Lily that her mother ran away and left her behind, Lily believes he is just saying to punish her, and does not believe what he says. She says, “What if my mother leaving wasn’t true?
This cant be answered unless you know the events Janie had to overcome during her childhood. The movie does a great job of showing Janie's disgust for Logan Killicks. Although Janie has absolutely no interest in Logan, she ends up marrying him. There was no love in their relationship, the only reason Janie's nanny made her marry was because she was scared, scared that she would die and Janie would be left alone with nothing. Nanny wanted to feel like Janie was stable, so she could rest in peace.
This is a sad situation in which poverty forces Fantine to give her child up to a complete stranger. Fantine is unable to raise a child in her current situation and giving up her child may be the only way for her daughter to live a healthy, stable life. Another example for her poverty is '" ...Where did you get the louis d'or?' ....'I got them,' answered Fantine. The candle lit up her face.... the corners of her mouth were stained with blood...'"(p.66).
Julian was thirty when she suffered a severe illness and during that period of time she had a series of visions of Christ. There is no personal information about her, so some scholars think that she was unmarried or maybe a widow at that time. (Swanson 2003) Because of those first visions each one select to devote themselves to God in their own way. Julian became a recluse, her way of life was accepted for women who wanted to devote themselves to Christ, while Margery continued being a mother and a wife making her considered as a “heretic” by several people for her unusual way of life (Swanson 2003). Julian and Margery felt compelled by their visions of God’s will, both were profoundly affected by their experiences.
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).
Mr. Davis to me had no heart and wanted his wife whenever he felt like it, to make her go through so much. But still, Mrs. Davis did everything she could to help Mr. Davis and at the end she found God’s love and correction in him. Women were also scared of child birth. Jerusha said, when she was five months pregnant that she was going to die in child birth, she prepared herself. “She acknowledged that she was a fearful creature, and especially so because of her pregnancy, and wished to give herself up completely to God”.