She “cannot understand [her] daughter’s husband John, who has no job but cannot take care of Sophie either.” She “grew up with black bean sauce and hoisin sauce and garlic sauce, [and] always feels something is missing when [her] son-in-law talks”. She asserts her point of view clearly and unwaveringly. When faced with a culture with values and priorities so blatantly contradicting to her own, the grandmother lets the readers know exactly what she thinks of it. Her sharp, caustic, and to-the-point statements create a sense of spontaneity and candor, which intertwines into the overall tone. Each time the protagonist expresses anger, disbelief, or makes an assertion; we are able to absorb it clearly.
In the play, at times Linda is a submissive wife and mother. Linda is somewhat like a submissive wife because she doesn’t know why she defends her husband’s behavior even when he yells at her, even telling her to shut up multiple times (Miller 2156). Linda is constantly interrupted through ought the play and it is always by Willy. I think that Willy has always treated her this way and thus she is just a catalyst for Willy’s askew ways of thinking. In the death of a salesman, Linda is shown as a weak person in life and not a strong influence for herself or others and she doesn’t seemed to concerned with anything but making Willy happy.
As the author mentions, the parent's neglect for their daughter stems from pure greed. Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood "were both so gormless and so wrapped up in their own little lives that they failed to notice anything unusual about their daughter". This led to them overlooking her mind-blowing intelligence and even when Miss Honey attempted to approach them about the issue, they responded by saying that "a girl does not get a man by being brainy". This left Matilda as the odd one out in the family. Her interest in watching television and even her way of thinking was different from theirs.
Donny’s mother lacked self- confidence and cared more about what other people thought about her as a parent. The conflict between mother and her son is ironic. Unfortunately, Cal, Donny’s tutor, failed to support and motivate Donny to do his homework. Cal represents an immature, Peter Pan like kid himself. Tyler even described them in the same manner: long hair, faded jeans, fans of rock music, careless, and young.
He then goes on to explain how he doesn’t like living with the Widow Douglas who, “took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.”(5) about the Widow Douglas and how she took him as her son after she found out that Pap was too much of an alcoholic to take care of him. Huck hated living with her and the way she treated him because she would dress him up all proper just like he were a doll. Even though she treated him pretty well, feeding him and everything, he hated being prim and proper all day so, whenever he got a chance to leave the house he would throw on his old ratty clothes and go outside in the wilderness where he would much rather
Although she is fed and clothed, Jane is hardly treated as the other children are, by the adults or the children alike. “Eliza and Georgiana, evidently acting according to orders, spoke to me as little as possible; John thrust his tongue in his cheek whenever he saw me…” (23). In realizing this separation, Jane begins to set herself apart from the family and never develops any sort of familial love or appreciation. She is forced to become emotionally self-reliant, so her intrinsic reason and values are the things she holds most dear. Only after being at the Lowood school for a time does Jane encounter love for other people in the form
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.
For the Pickles, many of the problems in achieving family unity stem from Dolly Pickles, as a result of her alcoholism and promiscuity. In the character of Dolly Pickles, Winton demonstrates the problems a family has, when one member is unable to fulfill their role in the family, in this case Dolly's role as a mother and wife. Dolly shows an inability to act as a maternal figure to her children, instead she regularly gets drunk and offers sexual favors to many and varied random men. Dolly's ignorance of her role as a mother, to be at home nurturing her children, leads Rose to feel a bitter hatred toward Dolly, ˜Hating you is the best part of being alive.' Thus, it is blatant that Dolly's inability to act as a mother, creates significant tension and disharmony in the
It seems as though Chandler did not like being the only male in the house. It also seems as if his relationship with his grandmother and aunt was strained. If you take a look at Marlowe’s character, he is never permitted to maintain a trusting and lasting relationship with anyone. Also Marlowe never enjoys a woman’s company for long; and when he parts from a few male friends he is permitted to tenderness of feeling at the separation that cannot be found from his parting with women. Philip Marlowe admires pretty girls and women.
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.