In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him. When Alldredge states that Addie’s “relationships, or lack of them, with [her]… family is essential to any understanding of the inner conflicts in her children” (Alldredge) this is especially true with Darl. She hardly paid attention to her other children besides Jewel and it really struck home with Darl. Darl is so bitter by his mother and Jewel’s relationship that he keeps him from her death bed and his excuse is that “[He] wants [Jewel] to help [him] load” (Faulkner 7.6-10) knowing full well that his mother would want Jewel there more than anything. Does Darl care?
These attributes are shown her doorstep, in the parlor of her home, and her secret upstairs room. When the ladies come to give their condolences to Emily for her father’s death Emily wants nothing more for them to go away and get off of her doorstep. She uses denial to deter the ladies into asking more questions of further investigate her father’s death. She holds onto her father’s body for three days after he passes. If not for force via the doctors and ministers Emily doesn’t only have a lack of adjustment to life, she out right refuses to accept change in her life.
Some are extremely happy, but others can become depressed. Although Shelley belongs in the former category, she writes of a creator who cannot bear to be around his creation (321). Shelley wanted to be a mother and was able to have children, but they died shortly after. Shelley represents Viktor and Frankenstein is a representation of her children (323-324). She believes she “ran away” from her children, meaning it was something she did to cause their deaths.
She is looked down upon by the rich for being a governess, and she believes she will never marry Rochester because of his more privileged position. Although Jane makes a success of her life through sheer force of will coupled with a lucky inheritance, the novel does not offer a solution to those in a similar position, wishing to break the bounds of social convention. Jane is seen to be inferior to her Aunt and cousins. As a result of Jane’s parents’ death, she is brought up by her Aunt Reed, who regards her as an inferior due to her late father’s occupation as a clergyman. Jane’s cousin, Master John, discovers her reading a book from ‘his’ bookshelf, and assaults her.
The story states “ I was getting along find with Mama, Papa- Daddy, and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again.” Stella-Rondo has come home with a child who she claims is adopted. When Sister realizes the child is not really adopted she tries to convince the rest of her family. Mom and Papa-Daddy refuse to believe that Stella-Rondo would have gotten pregnant before she was married. During a character analysis of selfishness and generosity Laura Lukes stated “Sister is a very selfish person. In the story you almost feel bad for her because her parents really do not take her side, but then find out she is a huge drama queen.
Her strength only grew as she was locked in the Red Room by her aunt. Her aunt’s lack of care led Jane to be happy when she was sent away from their home in Gateshead, and to the school Lowood Academy, where she could begin her quest for love. Jane was sent to the Lowood Institution, a school for orphans. Here at Lowood Jane found kindness and acceptance from Helen Burns, another student a few years older than Jane. Jane soon shows to Helen how much love truly means to her by telling her: If others don’t love me, I would rather die than live– I cannot bear to be solitary and hated, Helen.
Even though Pete and Donald are very different, throughout the story, we see that no matter what kind of trouble Donald is in, Pete is there for him. The younger brother, Donald, was introduced in the story as “still single”. That clearly labels him as a lesser man than his brother. Donald has no material possessions, no money, and no steady career. Even though to us this looks bad, Donald is fine with it.
We get to know that Mr. Reed is a brother to Jane’s brother who was a peasant and he took her up into his own custody. No sooner had she known him, than he passed away in that same red room where Jane lay. She began questioning why Mrs. Reed would like her considering the fact that Jane was so foreign to her family in all ways and she felt like she was an intruder, an inhabitant. Of course, she didn’t carry the best intentions, happiness and love for Jane. This can also be seen through her children who are replicas of their mothers’ cruelty.
To begin with, is the targeting diction the author implies towards his mother in the speech. The situation creates frustration with his mother, his father’s wife, who was quick to betray Hamlet Senior by marrying Hamlet’s uncle in such a short time. For example, Hamlet expresses his frustration “she married. O most wicked speed to post” (line 155) toward the queen because she proceeds with her usual activities as if the death of her husband, the king, never happened. The significance in this is the careless attitude his mother has and the selfless mage she creates upon herself.
Because Eliza is jealous of Georgiana, she prevents Georgiana from eloping with the man she loves. And that’s why they hate each other. Both of Misses Reed are selfish, they don't care about their mother's illness or death. While Mrs. Reed is suffering from her deteriorating health, Georgiana feels bored and wishes if her aunt who lives in London invites her to their home, and Eliza is busy in planning for her life after her mother's death. When Mrs. Reed dies Jane says, "Neither of us had dropped a tear."