The last few paragraphs bring deaper feelings of the story to the readers eyes. They do so by explaining how Bruno's father and older sister truley felt about him. Gretel loved her little brother very much and after he went missing she cried for days in her bedroom. Father also missed him very much. Although he had an odd way of showing how he truley felt he was very broken hearted when he disapeared.
Steven Herrick’s free verse novel “By the River” displays the struggles of grief and loss that the characters endure as well as some effective coping mechanism they utilise. Various characters such as the protagonist, Harry and his father display the issues of grief and loss and clearly demonstrate ways in which they cope with it. Harry and his father cope through the death of their mother and wife in different ways. The protagonist has to deal with the loss of his close friend, Linda which turns out to be a great struggle but he manages to survive it. Loss can be felt through death as well as someone leaving your life.
Marilyn, who held a strong will to live, steadily accepts the fact that she must be released. The feeling of guilt showers over her as Barton informs her about the reality that her being there influences “the life of not one person but the lives of many.” (6) Her beg for mercy decelerates as she ponders about the seven other people’s lives that have to be sacrificed if she clings for her life. Her will to write her family letters depicts her acceptance towards death and her love she feels towards her family. Before she dies, she is given the opportunity to talk to her brother, Gerry. Both Gerry and Marilyn feel venerable to her death because they don’t have the power to alter the law of science.
She talked about what a smart and out spoken man her father was, and a person that her family had always looked up to, she saw the life and the goodness that her father had in him starting to fade away at the end. It got to a point where he could not read or even do something that he likes doing and that was cross word puzzles. Susan went threw a lot of medical treatment that with her father that I would have done to. That is one out of a million people that stuck by her father the way she did. In 2002 her father was diagnosed with metastic head and neck cancer.
Accepted meals and pies from well- wishing neighbors.” (pg. 17). As proven in the story, the narrator Artemisia takes the role of her mom making sure everyone is being tended to. When her brothers were sick, she was there to help and when even when the bills became unbearable she held on. By taking charge, Artemisia was forced to distance herself from her childish life to take care of her reptile family.
John is very much aware of his wife, the narrator’s mental insecurity. Simultaneously, he embraces a conscious ignorance of his wife, telling her that it would not benefit the situation “if I [she] had ... less opposition and more society and stimulus” (Gilman 1). The reader can assume that John is initially embarrassed and disillusioned by his wife’s illness. This is reiterated as he (“a physician of high standing”) “assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression” (Gilman 1). In this instance, John’s social standing as a husband and a doctor conspire against the narrator’s enunciation of her illness.
Sociologically, grieving within families is not an easy task. Each family member reacts to death differently and forces family members to make changes in their lives in order to adjust to life without this family member. Raney and Charles had a hard time accepting the suicide of Uncle Nate. When Charles voiced his opinion that Uncle Nate was clearly depressed, obsessive-compulsive, and crippled from his life experiences, thus needing psychological help in order to heal, Raney took it as an insult. In Raney’s mind, Charles was placing blame on her, her family, and specifically, her mother who spent most of her time taking care of Uncle Nate.
There, in front of a dingy motel, Father waited. His face seemed to express relief.my heart sank. After years of my useless prayers, I knew it had finally happened-my parents were separated. I closed my fists so tightly I thought my fingers would tear into the palms of my hands.” (150-151) At the end of the plot David feels helpless he had lost faith that any good was going to come to him. The only person he had trusted and thought that he was going to get him out of his misery was
Unfortunately the only way he knows how to help her it by treating her as a medical patient or as an object and not as a person who needed love, not just care. By doing this he aids to her mental decent, the last thing he meant to do. The evidence as to how much he truly loved his wife is shown at the end when he finally breaks in on his wife, and is so shocked and overcome by sadness that he faints. Unfortunately this point in the story also illustrates how far gone the narrator is, moving past her husband without recognizing him. In fact she even complains about “that man” and having to “creep over him” as she makes her
His hopes of marriage and building a loving new home were crushed after Lydia’s tragic betrayal, when Romulus’s vulnerability to his inner demons was revealed. Raimond describes his father’s condition as “personal disintegration” by which Romulus’s moral world collapsed in the face of what he saw as an incomprehensible situation. He was simply unable to believe that Lydia could present such dishonesty. During his stay in hospital and throughout his continuing illness at Frogmore, the superstitions and hallucinations of evil spirits ruled his life for a time. This life-altering episode aggravated his mental disorder and left him, “unable to whistle or sing with his former innocence and delight in life”.