Also, Sammy’s parents keep nagged and complained but did not concern about why she had unsatisfactory results on academic aspect. Sammy becomes rebellious because the criticism of the parents, that had produced lots of conflicts in the family relationship. Therefore, there was a conversation problem between them, which make they not understand each other. Lack of self-understanding Sammy did not know her personal identity and what she likes. These were the symptoms that appeared in Erikson’s (1963) eight psychosocial stages, which describes the impact of social experience across the whole lifespan.
The Day They Set Out Response Brandon Moreira In the short story “The Day They Set Out” by Beverly Harris, the protagonist, Jean is stuck in a life in which she does the same predictable routine. This makes her feel empty inside, and that she needs to try something new. The causes for her emptiness and difficulties are that, because of her lack of social skills, she has almost no friends. Her husband, Ross does not love her anymore, so he looks at other women to satisfy himself. Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job.
I believe John had a genuine concern and love toward his wife but not wise in his treatments of her mental health. He missed the mark in his Isolation treatments toward his wife mental condition. As the Author cites “John does not know how much I really suffer, he knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him”. Moreover, John tried very hard to make his wife comfortable at the house even having his sister help, although she didn’t like it. “There comes John's sister.
Sarhan also signifies the trials, troubles and temptations of most young people of today. That is, love against money. He had been in a relationship with another woman, Safeya and lived with her in her apartment. He says that he doesn’t love Safeya. Actually, he cannot stand her at all but had to put up with her because she could afford to feed him and buy him clothes.
Mathilde obsesses over things that most other women never notice or care about. Fantasies of wealth and social status plague her thoughts and suck her into a delusional black hole until she is forced to downgrade her simple lifestyle to a poverty stricken status. Mathilde and her husband live a simple lifestyle. They have a modest apartment with accessories that fit their surroundings. Her marriage was an arranged marriage and the young man was a clerk working for the Minister of Education.
She never leaves her house, mostly because her husband is afraid of the way people talk. It really is not her fault she was the way she was; it is mostly Torvald's fault for spoiling her. Nora relies on Torvald for everything much like a puppet that is dependent on its puppet master for all of its actions. The beginning of the story depicts Nora as a woman who is totally submissive and subservient to her husband. She seems too fragile and weak to make any decisions on her own.
For instance, she is looking forward to the moment when the narrator can be fending for himself, and when she realize its Saturday she quickly tells him he can’t be in the house because Dan is coming. Dan is Kay’s boyfriend, and Dan surely doesn’t like the narrator, since he has to leave the house every time he comes over, yet another sign that his mother doesn’t care about him, because reasonable parents would never date a person, who hate their kids. We also get an insight where the narrator called his mother a whore and she hit him with a bottle. Later in the story, Kay realizes what an effect Dan had on the narrator and decided to end it with Dan, she also finds sketches of the graffiti the narrator has been working on, and realized it was her son, who was the one committing crime in the city. Still Kay takes all the blame for misdirection of their
The ‘disease’ causes him great embarrassment and discomfort when he is around people and his Mother’s attitude towards it doesn’t help him. Her voice repeatedly interrupts the narrative of the story. While on holiday with his friend Michael and his family, Neil feels like he has to hide his condition. Instead of having fun, Neil finds refuge with homeowner Mrs Wan (a former duchess) who encourages him to feel better about himself and he finally gains enough confidence to go with Michael and do the things that normal boys of his age do. In the opening paragraph of the story, the author makes it clear how much Neil depends on his mother.
The life that Vern and his wife lead is shown to be very mediocre and even a little mundane. They eat, sleep, and watch TV. This lack of excitement of their own could possibly be why they continue to watch the neighbors. Carver’s use of dialogue in this story creates a tension between the narrator and her husband. His use of half responses leaves the reader feeling like he has more to say, but just will not spit it out.
Throughout “Long Day’s Journey into Night” by Eugene O’Neill, the issue of the past is one that is brought up quite often, by the entire Tyrone family. Mary; the mother; resents that she has never been able to feel at home, while also battling her addiction to morphine because her husband was too stingy to pay for a real doctor. As well as the men of the family’s addiction to alcohol. The children hate their father for his cheap ways and for the way they were brought up. And lastly, Tyrone resents taking on a family, because it kept him from making his “big break” as an actor.