Conrad tried to commit suicide. Beth, mother of Conrad and Bucky desperately wants her family to return back to “normality” and is trying to reject the criticism of society. In the end, Conrad and father Calvin realize they can’t return to their “ordinary family,” and Beth never seems to get over it and accept it. Conrad and Holden learn that everyone is going to have obstacles in their life that shape them to who they are and that life isn’t supposed to be fair. Perfection is defined by society.
Steinberg believed that to have a successful career and life, you must have the fundamentals right. I believe she wanted to teach Friedman and her other students to reach beyond what they thought a good journalist should be. Friedman says she was clarity during uncertain times. I feel he thought of her as someone who was unwavering, a constant figure of stability Not only to write a good article or story, but to be a well-rounded person, to read write to respect the law and church. Steinberg wanted her students to also understand consequences.
‘“You can’t just live like this”, I said. “Why not?” Mom said. “Being homeless is an adventure”.’ Even though Walls knows her parents made the decisions that led them to where they are today, she feels unhappy for them. Walls began to realize that her parent’s decisions weren’t the best for her family, and she began to have mixed feelings for what she needed to do. ‘“Mom, you have to leave Dad”, I said’.
Eva is perplexed about the whole situation; how is she safe with complete strangers? As a mother it is their duty to protect and care for their children, which was exactly what Helga wanted, she’d rather risk her life than her own daughter’s. Eva however doesn’t take note of that, and just thinks her mother doesn’t love her; that she’s abandoning her. Also, if Helga hadn’t sent her daughter away, then Eva probably wouldn’t have survived figuring that her own father didn’t. Eva was the reason why Helga held on for so long, and never gave up.
This cant be answered unless you know the events Janie had to overcome during her childhood. The movie does a great job of showing Janie's disgust for Logan Killicks. Although Janie has absolutely no interest in Logan, she ends up marrying him. There was no love in their relationship, the only reason Janie's nanny made her marry was because she was scared, scared that she would die and Janie would be left alone with nothing. Nanny wanted to feel like Janie was stable, so she could rest in peace.
She did not want them to go to Florida and enjoy themselves. She wanted to bring them to her hell so they can become “broad”. The grandmother is selfish, she only thinks about herself. She refuses to admit to her flaws or acknowledge them. She tries to play this role of a good lady.
The decision she made to leave her mother and go to Jalil was one decision that really harmed the course of her life. Nana ended up killing herself because she was so mad at Mariam and all of this leaded to her being given away to be married. If Mariam had made the decision to stay with her mother, she would not have been thrust into a whole new life with Rasheed, her new husband. From here forward her fate was set in stone. She had to stay inside with Rasheed and was physically and mentally beaten by him.
In the film, Rita rejects the contemporary views of what a woman should and was expected to do. Rita had the desire to learn and to better herself, because at heart, she knew that she did not want to be a part of the class that she had been associated with for so long. But along the way, we see Rita is caught in a sort of “limbo” where she is neither a Cockney nor a middle class citizen, and I feel that this for her was the lowest part of her transformation. Rita was always “trying to sing a different song” and trying to find where she was happiest, because she did not want to end up like her mother; which was made clear when she goes to the pub, and sees her mother crying, certainly about the situation that she is in. Rita did not want to have her life controlled, and did not want others
The marriage between her and Torvald was not a true marriage; they never understood each other and never talked about serious matters. Nora knew that they have to transform themselves; otherwise they would not live a joyful life. Therefore Nora left to transform herself; she abandoned her husband and children for everyone’s good. The innate desire to be like a man, to have responsibilities, and to earn money
Eveline sees the kind of life she is leading from her mother’s unhappiness. This is the reason Eveline wants to break away and be a free woman. However a part of her sees the good in the situation with her family and it is all the good memories she cannot let go of. Eveline is scared to let go. She desires to escape but her weakness to stay with the familiar takes over.