The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”. Connie doesn’t make the situation between the two any better by instigating her mother with curt answers and rude responses. “Her parents and her sister were going to a barbecue at an aunt’s house and Connie said ‘no’, she wasn’t interested, rolling her eyes to let her mother know exactly what she thought.”. the only time Connie fully admits that she truly did love her mother was when she was crying in the phone for her. Connie’s father is a quiet bystander when it came to his wife and daughter heated arguments.
It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally. Hadaller wrote “The clear distinction in the novel between Helen’s child Maudie and Milton’s Peyton highlights the intense polarization in the family.”(Hadaller58) It was a twisted situation for the family, Milton choosing Peyton and Helen consuming herself with Maudie. In the end it only caused trouble for everyone. “The dependant Maudie and the fiercely independent Peyton are set up in the novel to dramatize the family’s fracture. Both parents seek to love and adore one child to the exclusion of the
Mary Shelly was hurt by her father’s disapproval. Mary and Shelley became social outcasts like the creature in Frankenstein. The relationship that way formed between two lovely artists ahead of their time was now filled with agitation, depravation, and remorse. Following the tenebrous trail was the death of Mary Shelley’s half sister Fanny Imlay and the suicide of Shelley’s first wife. Mary Shelley children also followed the same route.
7. In the beginning of the story, I notice a contrast between the two children, Bailey is attractive and small meanwhile Maya is fat (big), unattractive. The incident at the church made me feel bad concerning Maya and I quickly understood she was bullied and even though she could be bullied by her own brother but later realized that her brother was like an angel that protects her. I tough because of how she was protected by her brother she could a spoil child. Later in the book when she explained that she was raped, I felt sad and bad for her because she was still a kid and when she was pregnant I thought she was going to put an end to her life but at the end I realized she grew older became more mature, graduated from school and kept the baby.
It can also be seen that Hamlet’s opinion of woman is due to the influence of the women he knows. Hamlet’s perception of women is distorted because of Ophelia, his love interest, and Gertrude, his mother, who have betrayed him in some way. Both Ophelia and Gertrude are incapable of living without a man and need one in their lives to guide them. Secondly, Ophelia and Gertrude submit and obey their male counterparts to be controlled by them. Lastly, they are both confused and mostly completely unaware of their surroundings.
While she does not consider herself as the problem throughout the majority of the play, Abigail Williams proves to be the negative influence in The Crucible. Abigail’s problem goes back to her parents being “killed by Indians”(page 148).She feels that it is everyone’s fault this is why she is angry and heartless. She did not get that much affection or “love” growing up. John loving her or “having her” is a different change for her because she has never felt this way or been in this situation before she is attached. John feels horrible for putting his wife through all he has and he now wants to cut off the affair, Abigail on the other hand is not ready for it to end.
Men can have an adverse effect on women’s lives, these relationships can cause inner turmoil in the lives of those women involved. Ophelia from Hamlet and Linda Lowman from Death of a Salesman are prime examples of how these relationships can turn their lives for worse. Many do no realize what they are giving up to keep the calm, or are so blind that they feel a sense of normality in their lives. Both of these women let their men basically have total control of their entire being, which resulted in both their lives ending in tragedy. These women are both heading for disaster; they let these men treat them as they see fit and do not take Linda and Ophelia’s feelings into consideration.
This relates back to being an unwanted child, because flowers are beautiful and to Baby these fake nails are probably beautiful. She never had anyone tell her what was beautiful and what was not because of the fact that her father was not there for her the way a father should be, and he made her feel unwanted and not to mention, she also grew up without a mother. Conflict is a major literary element used in this novel. O’Neill makes that come to life through many different quotes, such as “I hoped that part of his therapy wasn’t to give up his interest in me” (67). This is conflict because already Jules makes Baby feel like she is not loved and that she is unwanted and to her the fact that while he is at this rehabilitation center, trying to get better, he might forget about her and make her feel more unwanted, than she already is.
Her mother was very disappointed in her and treated her without respect or caring. Obed was in need of a women to take care of his little daughter after his wife died and saved his cousin from her situation. She was greatful for how he treated her and the fancy room with four walls he put her in. She wanted a baby more than anything in the world and now she had Precious. Obed treated her with respect and spoiled her by giving her extra money to buy something for herself.