It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
Even more, she intentionally rejects Willard Pretty Dog as a lover after she learns that she's pregnant with his child. Aside from her self-determined inner human, Ida is known to be very stubborn. Manipulated and betrayed by people she trusted, Ida commits herself to withdrawing from the world and refuses to interact except on her own terms. Her silence creates confusion and misunderstanding in the lives of the children she raises, and this confusion and misunderstanding are in turn passed on to Rayona. Ida is primarily a static character, unlike Christine, Ida does not grow and change.
Another character is Curley's wife who is very lonely. Steinbeck shows lonliness by showing her only women on the ranch. She is lonely because at that time author is writing ,women were used to stay at home and not allowed to go out. She always flirts with the male workers of the ranch to seek attention.She always try to talk to somebody but no one is ready to talk to her. For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody.
She is not a good example for him; she spends her days sitting around the house, drinking muscatel, talking to Santa Battaglia on the phone, and going bowling. Mrs. Reilly expresses disappointment that he is not measuring up to the model of success, which she and her peers prefer. She is right; he is far from meeting his potential. However she seems to be embodying the stereotype of the parent who is never satisfied. Even though in the Chapter 11 readers find out that Ignatius's birth does not appear to
Secondly, alienation is also portrayed by her position as the lone woman on the ranch, this means that she has no one to share her feelings with, to talk to and get to joke around with, she does not have a female friend which explains why half the time she flirts with the ranch workers. She is lonely. In addition, Curley keeps her home and does not want her mingling with other ranch workers, this can be picked from her conversation with Lennie when she said “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?”.
How does Martin portray the character of Manon and her attitudes up until the time of her Mother’s death? In the opening pages, Manon repeatedly refers to her husband as “him”, which is shown in the 3rd person pronoun which gives the impression that he has no respect and she has no respect for him, therefore he has not been given a name. This shows that Manon has a negative attitude towards her husband as she believes he does not deserve a name as he is unworthy due to the treatment he has given Manon. As a result, this leads people to believe that there is no love between Manon and her husband because if he was given a name it would show a loving connection. Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband.
Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''. Nobody on the ranch understood Curley's Wife and seen that Curley made her life very unpleasant, the only reason Curley's Wife flirted with other men was because Curley made her feel so isolated and alone. She had no friends or anyone to talk to on the ranch and Curley treated her as more of a possesion than his
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.
In the beginning of the short story, the narrator states that Hester “married for love” but that “the love turned to dust”. “[The readers] never learn about her difficulties or why her love has turned to dust.” (Harold Bloom) Hester and her husband had children, but she did not want them; “she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” (paragraph 1, lines 2-3) The children are able to sense her lack of love, though it is never spoken of. “Although they live in style, a feeling of anxiety is always in the house, because finances are tight.” (Bloom) The house haunts the children and everything within, whispering “the unspoken phrase: There must be more money!” (paragraph 5) Hester’s eldest son then confronts Hester in paragraph 8 about the family’s lack of financial stability, asking why the family does not have their own car. This ultimately leads to the discussion of Paul’s father, how he lacks luck, and how luck determines whether or not an individual is able to obtain money. This may have given Paul the idea that his mother doesn’t love his father anymore because his father doesn’t have any money.
One of the characters is Gilly. Gilly was a tough, mean girl. One of her obstacles was leaving Mrs, Trotter’s home. She did not want to leave Mrs Trotter’s home because she loved it there and she did not want to go to her grandma’s house. Gilly overcame her obstacles by going with the flow and off to her grandma’s house even though she was very sad.