Curley’s wife explained to Lennie about being lonely and how difficult it is on her. “’I get lonely… You can talk to people, but I talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad’” [Steinbeck 78]. Curley’s wife never has anyone to talk to; when she gets the chance she often ruins the mood. She did not want Lennie to hurt her, but Lennie is very unpredictable.
I feel Jennifer and her family do not have good communication. I understand that Jennifer is grown and she is trying to do it all, but she really needs to express her feelings to her family. I also believe her family should start asking her if she needs help, or ask her how she feels. I find it very sad that Jennifer’s husband does not at least try to help with the housework, or pay for a maid. Financially I think Jennifer and her husband are doing great.
Her carer often comes round and is nasty to her, pushes her and calls her names. Mary hasn’t told anyone because she thinks it is her fault, she is being annoying and this is why her carer is horrible to her. Also people who are dependent on others for personal care. Sometimes people living alone and depending on a carer can make a person very isolated and they may find that their main contact with the outside world is through their carer. Their carer may be the person they see the most in the day.
Smith’s strengths are her loyalty, tenacity, and work ethics. She will still be anyone that she has placed in her circle and her family. She keeps going despite the hurdles and obstacles. Even though her husband had a lot of money and wanted her to just stay at home and raise the children, she insisted that she work and have her own money. She states that she doesn’t necessarily like working but she likes the fact that she works and can support herself and her children if needed.
While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child. Schwind-Pawlak presents this argument poorly due to her change of heart towards the end of the essay. She does not stick to her beginning argument which causes the opposition to lack stability. The two authors support their arguments by providing evidence. The supporting evidence of the two essay’s help reveal the hardships teenagers face while dealing with their parents.
She asks “Wha’s the matter with me? Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?” (pg 87) She doesn’t get to talk to people very often, and when she saw her chance with Lennie, “her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.” (pg. 88) She was very desperate to want to talk to someone as dumb as Lennie, since normally people would try to avoid a mentally disabled person. She also wants to make sure that Lennie is listening to her when she says, “You listenin’?” (pg 88) Curley’s wife needs to be listened to, because just her talking wasn’t good enough for her. She needed the Lennie to understand her loneliness as well.
He shows this when he says "I'm stuck on yer shape Mag." (Crane pg.19) When her mother tries to tell her that Pete isn't good for her she gets upset, because she truly isn't doing anything immoral. Maggie's mother doesn't understand
I resented her and did not feel like she was a true parent because she was always yelling or correcting me about something I would do wrong. Therefore I began to rebel. Just as Dobson stated in his book, when the relationship is not there the child tends to rebel. Personally I felt like my mother did not care. That is why I did not care to have a relationship with her.
And still, the husband loved her, but unfortunately she could no longer fulfill her role of being a mother or a wife any longer because of her depression. Sadly, the husband understood the pain of his wife was going through, and knew he had to obey her demands of isolation for the safety of the child. No one will ever really know how the little boy must of felt; having little communication with his mother, this must have been tough on him. Even though he was not capable of writing notes, he still managed to communicate with his mother by drawing pictures. Unfortunately, he never got back any response because his mother only looked at the drawings.
Mariam tries to do whatever she can to please Rasheed, but none of her efforts seem to work.He begins to become overly abusive with Mariam and the abuse is consistent. A war soon breaks out (political). Chapter 16 The chapter begins the story of Laila. She reveals that her parents are constantly arguing and fighting. Mammy, Laila’s mother, has the upper hand over her father, Babi, who just listens as he is getting “fussed” at.