As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
This viewer can take note of the outcome from the decision the character(s) made in this similar instance. If the viewer had taken a negative route this film can provide an alternative to redirect his behavior and focus on the situation. INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT IN FILM In the film American Beauty, the viewer is shown what the question of beauty always begs to answer with a wry outlook. Is beauty only held in the outward appearance? Is it what is just below the surface- skeletons in the closet or the dysfunctional occurrence in relationships?
The words “thin” and “tight” to describe her smile illustrated that Lysandra actually felt constricted and angry inside, despite pretending to be happy by putting on a smile. In the quote, Elaine describes this experience as Lysandra’s “withdrawal”, which tells us that she became emotionally unavailable and cold to the outside world. It says us how she retreated into her own private thoughts of anger and embarrassment, instead of sharing it with her friend. This shows adversity Lysandra faced during childhood made her to become more susceptible to life’s challenges, as she was not taught to address her emotions in a healthy and positive manner. After losing the poetry contest, Lysandra became withdrawn and cold, as she believed that Elaine had taken her prize from her.
Similarly, Lairds sister also felt her mother was not trustworthy: “ My mother I felt was not to be trusted.”(Munro 50) Lairds sister was unwillingly forced by her mother, to stay in the house all day and fill countless jars with various fruits, instead of being outside in the fields with her father doing the work she loved. Narrators having trouble with their mother is one of the three comparable conflicts which appear in both short stories. Secondly, in both short stories the narrators are unwilling to pursue their given career. In the story
When other families in their barrio find out about this they begin to resent the family. For a Puerto Rican woman going out and getting a job is not normal. Esmeralda explains how the other families in the barrio react to this. “The women in the neighborhood turned their backs on her when they saw her coming, or, when they talked to her, they scanned the horizon, as if looking at her would infect them with whatever had made her go out and get a job” (122). A normal Puerto Rican women stays home to clean, cook, and watch their children and since this is not what Esmeralda’s mother was doing so the other women showed hatred towards Esmeralda’s family.
The envious villagers attempted to sabotage the girl because of jealousy but in turn lost all their valuables because they had neglected to appreciate them. The villagers lived in a state of misery while the girl lived a life of peace with no need for their approval. Willis-Jones uses symbols in “The Wicker Husband” to communicate that all people have problems, therefore appreciate what you have or you might find yourself without your most valued possessions. It’s the classic case of The Ugly Duckling except the beauty comes from a wicker husband that a girl purchases from a basket maker. The plot sets down a simple story about the girl who is not like the villagers.
The Day They Set Out Response Brandon Moreira In the short story “The Day They Set Out” by Beverly Harris, the protagonist, Jean is stuck in a life in which she does the same predictable routine. This makes her feel empty inside, and that she needs to try something new. The causes for her emptiness and difficulties are that, because of her lack of social skills, she has almost no friends. Her husband, Ross does not love her anymore, so he looks at other women to satisfy himself. Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job.
Biff and Willy often find it very challenging to get along, and most of the time we see Linda trying to resolve their differences. Although while Linda is only trying to do good amongst her family by nurturing them with her advice, they usually do not take on board what she has said, and rather just ignore her completely. A feminist could argue that to Biff and Willy, they think that they’re putting her ‘in her place’. A place where perhaps her opinion does not matter. Linda occasionally argues her point across until she is yelling at members of the family and this may be because she is frustrated because she is never heard when she tries to give her opinion.
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.