Caroline, as far away as she may be from Norah and David, did suffer because of David’s secret. It pains her to keep the truth from Norah, knowing how much the whole ordeal has damaged her. However, the thought of having Phoebe taken away from her pains her just as much, if not more. This secret she hides from Norah for her own, selfish reason hurts Norah as well as herself. Her intentions may be pure as she wants the best for Phoebe, but it doesn’t deny the fact that she’s also doing that for her own self preservation.
Another coinciding element found in Medea was vengeance. She seeks out the one who hurt her and did whatever she could to make sure he felt worse than she ever did, even at the expense of her own children. While both women crave independence, they are denied the environment in which to successfully follow through with this need. In each of the stories one can feel a sense of sympathy for each woman because they were not raised to survive successfully in their respective societies. Neither were able to deal with relationships, and rely instead on their innermost qualities of their character to get through.
But Maya tears the note up, and decides to have nothing to do with it. This illustrates reactive aggression because here Maya reacting suddenly without thinking that is impulsively, when she receives the valentine and decides to tear up it. But it’s not surprising that she does so with so much anger and aggression considering her rape experience. Because of her rape experience, it’s only logical that she would react with this instinctive type of anger that she really cannot control. She can only understand Tommy's note in terms of her experience, which has been very traumatic; so, she reacts with as much revulsion to the note as she does to her unpleasant memories.
Melinda thought there was something wrong with her, like she was useless. She had a lot of trouble making friends and when she did make a friend her depression drove them away. Melinda's depression even caused her to cut herself and contemplate committing suicide. Melinda's depression could have been avoided if she had learned to overcome her past earlier. Next, if you don't overcome your past, you will never be able to get on with your life.
I feel terrible guilt for what I have done. But I don’t want to live with a lie that’s not true. I'm afraid that our children would never respect me again; I don’t want our children to think of me as a coward for caving into court. I confessed in order to maintain my own good name not for my self but for our family. Elizabeth I know you blame me for everything
If you can find them again. If you havn’t gone cold forever.” Up to this point his mother has been evasive of saying how she feels about Ishmael in the blunt manner , however this point shows that she is tired with Ishmaels stubborn attitude towards his feelings and how he should have approached this child instead of this childish way to act. This shows that even his mother now doubts him as a human being as well as many other characters in the book doubt him. This is critical changing point in the novel as Ishmael has one of the biggest choices given to any of the characters regarding the outcome to kabuo, and he is being blinded by his emotions for
Macbeth shall sleep no more” (II.2.55-57). He is already panicking regarding what he has done and hearing voices that foreshadow his sleeplessness. Then, Lady Macbeth scolds him for leaving the murder weapon behind and he admits that, “I’ll go no more./ I am afraid to think what I have done./ Look on ‘t again I dare not” (II.2.65-67). He’s terrified by what he has done and cannot bear to return to the scene of his bloody crime. Instead, Lady Macbeth must to there and clean up from his murders.
What is a person who has just been concurrent “bad cards” supposed to do? Is it so wrong to try to turn against what one was brought up to believe in order to escape the harsh realities of daily life? Was Blanche then wrong for trying her best to conceal her past and attempt a new life, a new identity? Blanche’s issue is that she is motivated by her desires and those desires lead her to be impulsive. Still she is a product of the sum of all the bad things that had happened in her life, the blunt of which she did not ask for.
They could either feel inferior to the idea of their spouse, or partner coming after them, or just plain fear the idea of being alone. Some women do not know who to contact, or are too afraid to contact anyone for the same reasons as above. It is quite upsetting to sit back and look at all the women that do go through this process and have to fight this. No individual should have to be forced into accepting domestic violence, period. The last question truly upsets me, because the amount of damage that domestic violence can do to a child that young is crucial.
He doesn't quite fit with St. Petersburg's requirements for acceptability in their community. When the Widow Douglas takes in Huck as an attempt to civilize him; she braves the gossip and obviously disapproving community. Even when Huck would run away, she would just "cry and cry again," but would always take him back (3). There was always a place for him back at the Widow's. She demonstrated real courage while standing against her community by sheltering a "hopeless cause" (21).