Matt tells Willis how it is “killing” his wife to see Richard” (96). Matt’s grandchildren and wife will have to live with seeing Frank die right in front of them for the rest of their lives. For everything Richard did to the Fowler family, I empathize with Matt more. Matt needs closure for his grandsons and family. Dubus says referring to Matt, “He shuddered with a sob that he kept silent in his heart” (108).
For as long as he lived Plath was under the control of her father, “black shoe / In which I have lived like a foot”, and in generally a strict family, “Barely daring to breath or Achoo”. This is where the speaker shows her hatred towards her father which is also evident in the second stanza where she says “Daddy, I have had to kill you.” This shows how she wanted out of her life, but “[he] died before [she] had time”, referring to his death. Even though Plath admires her father and looks up to him, referring to him as “a bad full of God”, she is still frightened of him and refers to him as a “ghastly statue”, but with flaws, “gray toe”. In addition, Plath compares her relationship with her father with the relationship between the Nazis and the Jews in the Second World War. “Chuffing me off like a Jew / … to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen” describes her difficult and harsh life and the obstacles she had to face while living with her father.
These stories are very similar in that both Matt and Emily kill out of love for someone, but Matt's murder is for closure after his son Frank is killed, where as Emily's is because she is afraid of being alone. Emily is portrayed by the narrator, who seems to speak for the whole town, “we”. Her character traits are peculiar due to the manner in which her father raised her. She obviously had issues about her over protective father. When her father died, all the ladies offered condolences, “Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face.
“The Gravedigger’s Handbook” is a book of a list of things to get through to achieve the goal, “A twelve-step guide to grave digging success.” It suggests to the reader that Liesel need to recover from the pain of her brother’s death step by step, which foreshadows the importance of literature had on Liesel. Through the symbolism of book, Zusak portrays the importance of word and its impact on others. “The Gravedigger’s Handbook” can symbolise the pain and sorrow of the death of her brother and the abandon by her mother which contrasts with the comfort and love relationship of Hans and Liesel develops through reading the book. It is effective as Zusak helps the reader to gain insight on the different power of words. Words can manipulate and make people suffer, but at the same time, words can be used to establish love between each other.
Though these stories are very different, there are some similarities that are inescapable because of the family friction in both stories. Both stories have to do with the death of a family member, and how the characters handle that death. In “A Family Supper,” a man returns home after running away with his “true love.” His father has lost his business, and his has mother died. He only finds out that she committed suicide after he returns home. He is completely matter-of-fact about the situation surrounding his mother’s death, and he gives her an excuse.
Many a man before you, in his dreams, has shared his mother’s bed. Take such things for shadows, nothing at all— Live, Oedipus, as if there’s no tomorrow!” (Meyer 1128). This quote shows both the blindness of Oedipus and Jocasta. Jocasta only believes what she wants to believe. When the oracle said that her son would kill his father and sleep with his mother she quickly abandoned her son to avoid that horrible fate and thanked the oracle for that.
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?
He goes to see his Father’s old boss and best friend Mr. Sorenson to see if he could help Tanner found out if his mother and stepfather murdered his father. Tanner’s mother warns him to let sleeping dogs lie because Tanner could get hurt. It was a long time ago, this makes Tanner upset and he moves out. Tanner’s mother is all upset about him leaving home and sent Floyd, his Step-Dad, to go talk to him. Tanner is at the Library to visit his Dad’s old boss, to talk about his Dad’s death.
Chapter 3 9) The author was trying to connect the two persons in the begging of the story to give a hint about both of them. 10) The pit is going to get destroyed and build something else there, The guys don’t like what’s happening cause they think that the pit is their own property. 11) Because his grandmother was the first one to give him a stone, and tell him to start collection them. 12) The sick stone is the stone that reef got from his grandmother when he felt sick. 13) This refers to Reef’s mother when he looks at Naan’s eyes every time he begin to speak about the girl that gave him a birth.
Hamlet is saying Stop wringing your hands. Sit down and let me wring your heart instead, which he will do if it's still soft enough, because of the evil lifestyle that she has been living F.I would like to discuss the relationship between Hamlet and his mother Gertrude when he goes into her room to talk to her as she requested. Since the death of his father, Hamlet has hated his mother and is extremely disappointed in the way that she re-married to Claudius. It infuriates Hamlet how she knows what