As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother. Sula is able to shape her ego and separate herself from her family after she overhears her mother’s conversation: "You love her, like I love Sula. I just don't like her". Hannah not representing an admirable empathetic mother figure makes Sula assert control over her identity through the inability of connecting with other people as an adult. She is able to find her autonomy and independence denying responsibilities and attachment to anything.
One begins to understand that his mom is pushing him for his own good and it is what is best for him. The other is pushed too hard and loses her self-confidence. Their mothers just want them to be able to succeed in life, because as children, Amy and Mark’s moms were uneducated and unhappy. In “Kaffir Boy” and “Two Kinds”, children are faced with high expectations to become educated and become something great, which challenge their relationships with their respected mothers. Throughout the stories the children are faced with the expectation to succeed.
At that moment she genuinely wishes she were born a son, which would have equipped her better in dealing with the challenges of her life. The words “Each disappointment, ice above my river” indicate that she is fully sapped of enthusiasm after those ‘perceived’ failings (750). She feels that she will never find success in school, and she is never able to please her parents. Perfection is something that we as humans often strive to achieve. Additionally, it is human nature to try to please those that we care about.
Blu Rain can be that someone to actually care about their future for them. That gave Claireece the chance of getting some education and a better life in general and even gave Claireece the guts to stand up against her mother. And by the end of the movie we meet a Claireece who made it through even though she had the worst circumstances, that is why she had reason to have hope. The relationship between Claireece and her mother is very tense. It is clear that the mother has oppressed Claireece since the father began raping her.
During adolescence, however, girls often take their anger out on their mothers. And in turn, the mothers feel ill-equiped to manage their daughters’ anger. The movie Mothers and Daughters (Bessai 2008) reflects these themes. This story outlines the lives of three Mother-Daughter pairs. Brenda is the typical “invisible woman” who is unexpectedly discarded by her husband following a life of sacrifice.
With this comes the revelation that she herself doubts her ability to understand her child. The reader is privy to the narrator’s thoughts, and thus are exposed to the circumstances that surrounded the problem child’s raising: a single mother, a working mother, a self admitted distracted mother, and caretakers to whom “she was no miracle”. Through the author’s use of flashback, the narrator’s guilt becomes clear. Her daughter was beautiful “to the seeing eye[,] [b]ut the seeing eyes were few or nonexistent. Including [hers]”.
In adolescence it is another situation teenagers have to deal with. Teenagers experience a great deal of pressure at this time in their lives without having to deal with a divorce. Because this is a crucial time in development in which they need positive role models, many teenagers begin to feel resentment towards the parents, particularly the ones that does not have custody. They tend to waver between the love they feel for their parents and the anger they have over the situation. Teenagers also have difficulty in reacting to new partners.
In the process of illustrating these different women, the film tries not to express one lifestyle being better than another lifestyle. Some of the women are perfectly content to be single and childless and other women are happy to have families. The character Emily Leighton demonstrates qualities of the "ideal" loving mother and wife. However, where some films would make her character seem weak or submissive, the film portrays Emily Leighton as a strong woman, who was willing to defy her husband and make a better life for her daughters. In one scene, her husband accuses her of being a bad mother and Mrs. Leighton responds by saying, "They are the only reason I am here."
They choose the first opportunity because they know, from earlier experiences, that making a scene or start arguing does not pay in cases like this one. Sheena also knows from earlier experiences that she sometimes need to use a kind of converted psychology to make her young boys do what she want them to do. The angry woman and her daughter is a family who is one of a kind - like it is an unusual way to upraise kids. The mother uses rant and rave over her child and furtive slaps. She do this because she is panicking; Imagine you do not have much money, but this month you had a bit left as you could use to take your daughter to the zoological garden.
By playing these songs it symbolizes how she hated piano so much when her mother made her play and then once her mother died Jing-mei realized she actually liked it. The theme of this short story is that you should go after something that you are passionate and care about. You should never base your life of somebody else’s dreams and ideas for you even if it is your mother. You will be the one who has to live with the decisions you make not anybody else. Jing-mei tries to stay obedient to her mother for as long as she can but when it finally came down to it, she just did not want the same things in life as her mother did.