Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations. She cannot escape the wrath of her mother, and continually surrenders to her mother's will. Also, Bella has felt she cannot start her own relationship because her mother, in an effort to protect her living children, she has trained them not to feel by hardening them with punishments such as locking them in a closet or beating them with her cane” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68).
However, due to her mother’s interference, this was not possible. She had to marry Curley simply because she had to get married - she had no choice. Here we see her as a vulnerable and fragile character. We also see this during her conversation with Lennie just before her death. She shares with Lennie about the puny relationship between her and Curley.
Thi is not an accident, but a very symbolic gesture on the part of Steinbeck. She is not a woman, she is her husband's property. Our first meeting of Curley's Wife is ominous; George instantly views her as a sign of trouble. In chapter 2, shortly after checkin in with the boss, George and Lennie stumble upon the young woman, dressed in red, made up and wearing mules with red feathers. the color of her attire and the style of her hair and makeup suggest some sexuality, as well as a youthful desire to be found attractive.
With this comes the revelation that she herself doubts her ability to understand her child. The reader is privy to the narrator’s thoughts, and thus are exposed to the circumstances that surrounded the problem child’s raising: a single mother, a working mother, a self admitted distracted mother, and caretakers to whom “she was no miracle”. Through the author’s use of flashback, the narrator’s guilt becomes clear. Her daughter was beautiful “to the seeing eye[,] [b]ut the seeing eyes were few or nonexistent. Including [hers]”.
In the shadow of her mother’s fame and success, Christina grew up in an unpredictable family environment. She would have to act presentable in public and especially to guests so she wouldn’t ruin her mother’s reputation and image. She became a victim of fame and fortune itself except it was not by being spoiled, but instead she was a victim of her mother’s unpredictable levels of sanity. At first it seems as if Christina's mom would end up spoiling her new child Christina, but it eventually turns into her mom trying much too hard to teach her discipline, often times going a little bit too far. Fame and fortune does not always take its toll on children through spoiling them, but Christina’s story shows that it can definitely take a toll on a family.
Briony Tallis: A Guilt Ridden Mistake In Ian McEwan’s Booker Prize Finalist novel Atonement, many readers develop a hate towards Briony Tallis. As a child, she is very controlling, which is the main reason as to why she is unliked. She believes she understands everything she sees, but she does not, which leads to her falsely accusing Robbie Turner of rape. But as she grows older, she realizes that she did not understand everything that she saw. Although it is easy to hate Briony because she falsely accuses Robbie, due to her childish naivety and innocence, her belief is that she is protecting Cecilia.
Allison is a very young girl who has been negatively influenced by her surroundings and not least her parents. Despite not knowing anything about different races, different cultures and such, she achieves to judge the new girl upon sight. "Mom says they're going to ruin our house." -Allison "How are they going to ruin your house?" -Narrator "I don't know..." -Allison The dialogue above is a remarkable example of her lag of knowledge, as she just assumes that her mother’s statement is correct, almost
They are not brought up in the same loving and child-friendly society we have today. Forster shocks the modern reader with Lilia’s feelings towards her own daughter, Irma: ‘She caught sight of her little daughter Irma, and felt that a touch of maternal solemnity was required.’ Forster uses ‘required’ to show an example of Lilia’s own hypocrisy, as if she only thinks of her daughter because it is the right thing for a mother to do. This ‘required’ mother and daughter relationship is mirrored between Lilia and her own mother as well. The phrase ‘even Mrs Theobald’ implies that there is some reason she would not have come to do what seems a natural and expected thing: ‘bid her only daughter goodbye.’ Later in the novel Forster
44). The governess is so focused on the past and trying to find out answers that she forgets the real reason why she is at Bly: to be a good caretaker to the kids. This causes the downfall of not her, but the children. The children’s downfall represents the outcome of letting one thing control her life, making her blind to everything going on around her. In the end, it wasn’t the governess who suffered.
This shows she has little impact in the family, and could be the result of her nervous nature. The way in which Austen immediately describes other members of the family in greater depth to that of Anne's character also shows how she is at the start inferior in comparison to the rest off her family. It seems that her lack of superiority in the family has resulted in her eldest sister being the favourite with her father, and her youngest being married. Shes seems at the beginning of the novel that she was once easily influenced, and this downfall resulted in her being persuaded by Lady Russell to refuse Captain Wentworth's marriage proposal. However with the Elliot's family move to Bath, Anne is somewhat forced to emerge from her sheltered shell, and starts to flourish as a character.