As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother. Sula is able to shape her ego and separate herself from her family after she overhears her mother’s conversation: "You love her, like I love Sula. I just don't like her". Hannah not representing an admirable empathetic mother figure makes Sula assert control over her identity through the inability of connecting with other people as an adult. She is able to find her autonomy and independence denying responsibilities and attachment to anything.
Sheena, who is an ordinary middle-aged woman, raises her children on a casual way. She let them do what they think is the right thing to do. For an example in the following excerpt: “... and walked without looking back at her sons. Experience had shown her that this was the way to get them follow her.” By walking away, the boys need to make a decision - go with mom or not? They choose the first opportunity because they know, from earlier experiences, that making a scene or start arguing does not pay in cases like this one.
Travis should not have to sleep on the couch. Beneatha should be able to be a doctor, but she must be careful not to overspeak according to Mama. Beneatha's frustration with the "outdated" ideas of her mother and her brother's traditional marriage are felt. She is a dreamer and yet the reader wants to believe with her. Walter's anger is perfectly justified although it gets him nowhere, and Ruth's increasing frustration with her husband is also justified, especially as they are about to bring another child into the world.
Kate also believed that education was the key to success in life, she valued learning and this was because of Matt’s influence on her. She believed that nothing should get in the way of one’s education, she was so determined to succeed and she didn’t allow her relationship with Daniel to get in the way. Changes were seen in Kate as she yearned to leave Crow Lake a small town to a large city with no intentions of coming back. Her strong love for her siblings gradually diminished, she was embarrassed by them when they came for her graduation and the great
In his mind, he is providing for his family. His wife, Susan on the other hand, accepts the fact that “children needed their mother to a certain age,”(870) and relinquishes her independence, which turns out to be a larger sacrifice than she imagined. Susan’s frustration and consequent feelings of inadequacy break down their marital communication and they begin to drift apart. Likewise, Matthew’s affair and subsequent admission causes resentment between them. Although Susan forgives him somewhat, she states “that forgiveness is hardly the word.” (870) Matthew cannot understand his wife’s need for solitude and this crisis ultimately led to the isolation that greatly contributed to the dissolution of their
George Bailey is defined by the value that you don’t need to be rich to be successful and happy. However, although this value is shown throughout the movie, it is only realised by George near the end. This is when he has lost everything, and regrets saying ‘I wish I had never been born’ as he truly did have a wonderful life, and without him many people would not have succeeded in life as well. It shows friendship and teamwork is needed, the main idea for the Bailey Building and Loan. Mary is shown as how a wife should act.
“She began to do as she liked and feel as she liked.” The sea plays a major role in Edna’s awakening. A lot of her epiphanies, or moments of self-discovery are tied in with the ocean. The first moment of awakening for Edna is as she learns how to swim, despite previous attempts. Edna suddenly learning how to swim creates the image of her longing for freedom. It also made Edna realize she was capable of learning things on her own.
When Louise is alone, she starts realizing that with her husband's death, she now has her independence. This realization excites her and even makes her think of life without him. Since it is forbidden to get joy out of somebody's death, she tries to suppress the joy. This shows that this freedom is forbidden. Finally she accepts the joy, feels overwhelmed by it and feels she has to let herself free to the feeling.
For example, Maddy’s first experience in the pool at YMCA was a frightening experience, along with when she was throwing her dead fish into the pond. 3. The narrator considers herself a “non-hero” because she failed to rescue Isabel when she was drowning and declares herself as an awkward and disliked person. In a sense, she is a non-hero because of her lack of self-esteem and confidence, making it difficult for her at first to overcome her fears, both of her brother and the water. Eventually, she shows courage by conquering these tough challenges and acclimatizing to live her life in spite even of such a large obstacle as the death of a loved one.
Eveline’s entire life was controlled by her family members. She was expected to give up her life to devote herself to the men she was obligated to. Eveline states many time that she despises her father’s behavior and wishes to be free. In the time period in which Eveline lives, if the mother is to pass, her duties fall to the other girl child. Even though her father could much more easily take care of the house Eveline was forced to behave as a grown woman and assume responsibilities beyond her comprehension.