The secret has eaten him alive and he is never able to recover and forgive himself. When his family finally finds out about the lie, they are astonished, shocked, and hurt. Paul says “Don't be bitter? We visited her grave!” (Edwards 382). Him and his mother can not forgive David because he has made them both miss out on the daughter and sister
The constant mental neglect along with lies created doubt in Lily’s mind, never forgiving herself nor her father for the death of her mother. Lily blamed herself for an act that at her premature age could not comprehend. Instead she treasures the knowledge she retains of her mother Deborah, deciding to run away to find the truth. Lily throughout the novel struggles with the guilt of having killed her mother and trying to accept responsibility. At the same time, Lily's mother showed herself to be subject to a moment of irresponsibility when she ran away without her daughter.
In Jing-Mei’s point of view she was rude to her mom by bringing back terrible memories. While Jing-Mei’s mom was yelling at her, Jing-Mei brought up “I wish I were dead like them.” (Tan41). What Jing-Mei means is she wants to be dead like her past siblings. Before Jing-Mei was born her mom had other children but they all died, so Jing-Mei was the only one that lived. In Amy’s point of view she was rude to David her “best friend”.
Mary Karr’s The Liars Club is a memoir about Karr’s traumatic childhood and what type of impact her dysfunctional family made on her childhood. The reasons for the family’s problems stem from the grandmother, Grandma Moore. Grandma Moore always put pressure on Karr’s family, but most of all Charlie Marie. The pressure grandma Moore puts on the Karr’s mother breaks Charlie Marie down, among the pressure was criticizing every relationship Charlie Marie had ever been in. For example, Grandma Moore thought that only certain men were good enough for Charlie Marie, with that being said it just so happened that the one who is Mary Karr’s father was the one Grandma Moore disliked the most.
Negroes up North have no respect for people. They think they can get away with anything” (132). After being warned by her mom to pretend she did not know about Emmett, Ann is forced to suppress her feelings of anger towards the white people who committed this act. However, she also starts to feel resentment grow for the colored people who pretended to not care about his death. This anger at the Caucasian race for the inequality of the races eventually spurred Ann to join the NAACP, a group put together to fight racism and fight for equal rights.
She lives with her two sisters, May and June. August works as a beekeeper established by her grandfather. She has chosen not to marry because she doesn’t want to give up the “autonomy of her independent womanhood.” Section C: The exposition in the story is that Lily’s mother died. Lily’s father had told her that she was the one who had killed her at four years old. Every day she thinks about her mother, she always has flashbacks about the day when her father was being abusive towards her mother.
In the story, Stella-Rondo, who is the younger sister of Sister, tries to turn Papa-Daddy against Sister, and tells a lie to Papa-Daddy that Sister thinks he should have cut his beard. The lie makes Papa-Daddy very angry. However, Sister fails to show her innocence because she doesn’t have a clear communication with Papa-Daddy to let him know the truth which she has never said that. She just simply leaves the table when Papa-Daddy is blaming on her, gives up the chance clarifying the truth (44). Sister is not confident enough to communicate with Papa-Daddy.
Rayona hates it more than anything that when she goes anywhere, people poke fun at her and make racial remarks to her which makes her feel insecure about herself. When Ray meets Foxy for the first time, Father Tom introduces her and Foxy says, “Your Christine’s kid…The one whose father is a nigger” (Dorris 44). Not only does Rayona have to deal with racism her mother is always putting her in bad situations. There has been quite a few times where Christine has attempted to leave Ray and told her that she wanted to commit suicide. One time in the very beginning of the story Elgin goes to visit Christine in the hospital, Rayona had not seen him in 5 months and Christine did not want to tell him about her sickness.
Rodriguez’s mother and aunts would use Spanish terms to describe skin tone. His aunts used to refer to their dark skin babies as, “mi feito” (my little ugly one) in Spanish (125). Rodriguez’s mother always worried about him doing anything in the sun because of how dark he would get and she would say she did not want him to look like a “bracero” (Mexican farm worker). Rodriguez goes on to write, “Dark skin was for my mother the most important symbol of a life of oppressive labor and poverty” (127). Through these experiences with his mother and aunt’s, Rodriguez starts to believe that his skin tone makes him ugly and unworthy.
Mallard and the narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” were clearly trapped by society because of their gender and the roles that they would have to fulfill. Although it was not stated in “The Story of an Hour” if Mr. and Mrs. Mallard had children, we do learn as readers that John and his wife from “The Yellow Wallpaper” do have a child “….Such a dear baby! And yet I cannot be with him, it makes me so nervous” (480). The narrator of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is clearly affected by the fact that another women is taking care of her child even if it just for a short amount of time while she is recovering from her nervous depression. Because at that time period women were supposed to take care of their children that was their job and to have another woman do it she more than likely didn’t feel like she was doing her job.