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
Lucy’s idea of beauty is external, her mothers internal. This contrast leads to a lack of communication about Lucy’s changing physique and leaves Lucy on her own to form an opinion of what a woman is, what she should look like, and how she finds love. Lucy’s mother never discusses the disease with her, or what changes she will see in her body. Lucy is not comfortable asking her mother for help because she knows that her mother “never recognized that her anger scared all of us into retreat. By churning problems through her own personal mill, she kept us from ever discussing a problem outright,
When taking part in the interviews before the hunger games, Katniss battles with maintaining her identity whilst struggling to control an appealing façade, to keep a healthy relationship with the institution in order for her success in the Games. The way in which Katniss exclaims, “No one will forget me. Not my look, not my name. Katniss. The girl who was on fire.” Illustrates how the games have altered her in order to assimilate in society, yet consequently stripped her of her identity and values as she becomes what the institution determines her to be.
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.
As the story transpires, Jane's unknown figure becomes all that is known to her; however, because of what is expected of her as a woman it is difficult for her to acknowledge her own self as she is afraid of her own monstrosity. Her repression is what initiates her transgression of becoming this unknown figure, and through excessive behaviour and desire she is able to recognize her situation as everything she is initially told is meant to keep her in the dark. Living in the nineteenth century, Jane has an extensive amount of pressure to be the perfect housewife and comply to her domestic expectations. Women have little rights and respect, and they must pursue their roles as women and tend to their husband and children's needs without complaint. Jane is very aware of these pressures placed upon her, as she is constantly describing how she must make John happy, and get well for John and the baby.
“Robert looked at his mother’s face. Her mouth was set. She stood apart-refusing to be touched or supported,” (18). While Mrs. Ross is trying to save others, she is losing herself in the process. Society dictates Mrs. Ross’ life.
"Mulholland Drive" is not only a film noir, but also a psychological mystery which puts one's brain at constant work to try to figure out what is going on. The film is not linear, it circles back between reality and imagination. What is real and what is a figment of Betty's imagination? I believe the film has two motives involved: one being a blistering indictment of how Hollywood works and the other is how the allure of Hollywood and subsequent shattering of hopes and dreams can cause a person to self-destruct. I'm convinced that to understand this movie, one has to realize that what appears to be true is really an imagined story, or like dreams realized while one is laying on a bed...daydreaming .. And what appears to be surreal and/or dreams or nightmares is really the truth.
The love that you know everyone had for the Doctor is stated ‘The crazy people and the not-so-crazy people were all huddled together, like puppies in the pound”. Your heart is twisted with pain for these people that rely and love this doctor so much and now are lost and afloat, alone again. The image of despair is not just felt, it is seen. Rose is against taking any meds as she tries to find her niche in the family home. The mother is also despondent when she tells Rose that she will not be allowed to drive the car unless she takes her meds.
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.
May feels like she doesn’t belong at Paradise Parade in the same way the girl in ‘The Red Tree’ doesn’t feel like she belongs at her home either. They both go out and try and search for a new and better life. A nameless young girl appears in every picture, a stand-in for ourselves; she passes helplessly through many dark moments, a symbol of her disconnection to place, yet ultimately finds something hopeful at the end of her journey allowing her to find where she belongs. Images such as ‘Darkness overcomes you’ portrays a fish-like monster symbolising how the little girl feels like a monster is lurking where she lives and she needs to get away from it. Colour is used as Tan’s way of presenting to us the little girl’s progression in her feeling of belonging.