With whom do you have more sympathy with, Arthur Kipps or Jennet Humfrye? In the Woman in Black, I sympathize with both Arthur Kipps and Jennet Humfrye, however not The Woman in Black. We have sympathy with Arthur Kipps, as he has not done anything to deserve the loss of his son, and Jennet Humfrye due to her son being taken away from her. Arthur Kipps has not had anything to do with Jennet Humfrye, yet she is haunting him for no apparent reason. At the end of the book, he is trying to let go of the WiB (Woman in Black), carry on with the rest of his life and move on.
It was evident that she was in the stage of denial. She kept brushing off the fact that his brother is dead. She could not seem to accept that she could not do anything for him to come back. She does not want to recall something terrible and unacceptable that has happened in her life or to his brother perhaps, that even when Porter was telling her about it, she still denies it and does not want to remember it. Most of the time, people repress things because they don’t want to get hurt.
Furthermore, letters like this only built up his issues with anger and rage because the one person he needed support from, was not giving it, leaving no one for him to escape to. A supportive girlfriend in this situation would not only have kept her negative comments to herself, but also would only have sent sympathetic and reassuring letters. John’s voluntary enlistment,
Some people are unwilling to change even though the change might be for good. Through the character of Miss Emily, we see a young woman violated by her father’s strict mentality. When he dies, Emily is left alone and as the only man in her life, Emily is in denial to let go of her father, even though he is a controlling and selfish man. Thus she holds on to her father’s dead body and acts as if nothing happened; Emily “dressed as
They where institutionalized and left there to die. Their families did not want the stigma of having a child or family member who was disabled so they hid the "problem". Where it be in a mental institution or in their homes. It was as if they had no value because of the way they where born. Instead of loving and caring parents it seems that they where cold and unfeeling toward their children.
She hated her husband, Anse and wanted no connections to him what so ever which was why she wished to be buried in Jefferson with her family rather than his. “Motherhood was invented by someone who had to have a word for it because the ones that had the children didn’t care whether there was a word for it or not.” Addie describes how that life is miserable and only offers great opportunities to those who are given it rather than those who earn or deserve it. Woman had it rough during the 1920s. Addie had very little opportunities and felt trapped in the world she lived. “She watches me, I can feel her eyes.
As much as Luke claims he cares about the river’s state of being, it seems that he’s more worried about the actual principle of it and the fear of future disturbances of the Tamassee. Ruth’s parents, Ellen and Herb Kowalsky, obviously did not care at all about the laws they would violate, they were miserable over the loss of their daughter and were willing to fight endlessly to get her body out and give her a proper burial. The local farmers like Maggie’s dad, cousins, and friends, were not clear on the side they were on. They felt bad for the Kowalsky’s and were sick of being told
Even though he was probably in some state of depression from not receiving a lot of appreciation for being in the war, Krebs was going against his Christian morals by lying all the time to make him seem more important and like someone he was not. Also in the passage, his mother asks him if he loves her, and he responds by saying, “No.” (Hemmingway 191) Seeing his mom crying, he changes his mind and begs his mother to believe that he loves her. Krebs had not wanted to get a job and did not want to make an effort to get a job, but after hurting his mother, when his mother asked him to go get a job, Harold changes his ways and goes and gets a job in Kansas
She felt inferior to everyone, especially white men, and didn’t want to end up having a husband like her father. “I had a very low self-esteem as a child… I don’t want to be around anyone who is domineering or pushing me around because it makes me nervous” (McBride 43). This shows that Ruth didn’t like being bossed around and felt that a black man wouldn’t do that to her. Basically she wanted someone opposite of her father and his abuse did all the damage to her character and who she was as an adult. Ruth even denounced her religion of Judaism due to her father and embraced Christianity.
Hooks mentions that she did not share the sensibility and values of her peers. She says “class was not just about money; it was about values which showed and determined behavior.” Hooks was adamant about not losing the values she obtained from her family back home in Kentucky. She felt that she did not need a new set of beliefs and values. As an example hooks describes how shocked and disturbed she felt when her peers would talk about their parents without respect, or would even say that they hated their parents. It was explained to her that such hatred was “healthy and normal”.