With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful. Edith dreamed of being a celebrity, she wished to be a perfect girl, and to live in a perfect world "in which only married women had babies, and in which men and women stayed married forever." The shacks in which Eddie grew up were less than desirable, and supposedly thought of as contemptible, by people of a higher social class. When Edith moved to the boarding house, with set meal times, she was quite ashamed to think of how people living in the shacks didn't have meal times, they simply found any food they could and ate by themselves when they were hungry. The potato-chip plant that Eddie worked at
This loss of humanity symbolizes her loss of artistic inspiration and a sense of her own unique identity. Yolanda - she is the tomboy amongst the four girls in the family and she got in trouble most of the time when she was a child. She felt the fear as her family struggled to leave the Dominican Republic. Once in the United States, she had difficulty interacting with men in sexual and romantic situations, and eventually divorced her husband, John. This heartbreak led to a mental breakdown and the
Josie questioned Nonna; how could my mother be conceived while Nonno was up north? Nonna responded by saying that Christina was premature. Josie was saying that her mother always told her how she was such a fat baby when she was born, nine and a half pounds. Nonna started crying and said that it was all true and she did sleep with Marcus Sandford due to the loneliness and unhappiness of her life. Josie could not forgive Nonna because she was always mentioning Christina’s mistake of sleeping with Micheal Andretti.
The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
This is tied into the 1920s though the new morals and standards of young women that were coming to power in the 1920’s. As they were in the hotel, Gatsby springs up and says “She never loved you, do you hear? He cried. She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me” (137) Gatsby is telling of how Daisy Buchanan is no longer loyal to Tom and how she now wants him back because he has run into money.
The Scarlet Letter tells the story of a society that is as good at excluding people as a middle school clique. We watch our heroine, Hester Prynne, live in isolation for years and years, cast out of Puritan society for having a child out of wedlock. Her isolation leads her to see her society in a new light and allows her to think outside of the box. Ironically, it seems characters who are the most appreciated by and involved in this society seem to be the most conflicted and alone. Measured by the prisoner’s experience, however, it might reckoned a journey of some length; for, haughty as her demeanor was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung in the street for
Even when her sister Gretrudis was forced to good labour work and when she ran naked and made love to Juan, Tita could do nothing but reveal her loneliness in form of tears, ‘like silent spectators to a movie, Pedro and Tita began to cry watching the stars act out the love that was denied to them’ she wanted to shout and tell Pedro to run away with her but all the fight of words just took place in her mind and like lumps of food traveled through her throat she again felt like a foreigner in this cruel world as the author quotes’ She felt so lost and lonely’ She was the best cook but no one dared to praise her like an animal she performed her chores with no one to notice her, injustice was taking place and no one to save her. How would a person feel in such a situation but to be deprived’ How alone Tita felt during this period. How she missed Nacha! She hated them
Actually, it is always good. Ama just lost her mind after the horrible things she had gone through. The relationship between Dona Matilida and Don Elias seemed horrific in the beginning of the story, but it changed after she went and stole Lupe’s son. When she was able to raise a child
For example, Delia is passive, religious and hard working woman, but at the end, she changes her attitude towards her husband because of his mistreatment and unfaithfulness. These conflicts and her husband mischievousness cause the death of her husband by his own plan. In a real life, women experience the same kind of situations. For example, one of my mother’s friends gets married with a man, who drinks all the day and abuses her. She only doing job for both of them.
Medea is introduced as a miserable ranting wreck. She so loudly voices her anger over her unfaithful, hero, husband Jason’s new marriage that she is promptly exiled because of it. This imposed exile does not sit well with Medea so before she leaves she wants to