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.
Even if Joe was not there waiting for her, the change was bound to do her good” (Hurston, 32). In her second marriage to Joe, Jeannie finally begins to stand up for herself and find her voice. Her husband for years stifled and belittled her. Joe believed that his wife should not speak publicly, which he scolded her for several times during their marriage. When she couldn’t find a receipt for a shipment Joe made the comment.
Travis should not have to sleep on the couch. Beneatha should be able to be a doctor, but she must be careful not to overspeak according to Mama. Beneatha's frustration with the "outdated" ideas of her mother and her brother's traditional marriage are felt. She is a dreamer and yet the reader wants to believe with her. Walter's anger is perfectly justified although it gets him nowhere, and Ruth's increasing frustration with her husband is also justified, especially as they are about to bring another child into the world.
With necessary communication, the relationships in a family can be maintained smoothly. However, a family’s relationships can be easily destroyed by miscommunications. The character Sister is one of the most important characters in the story. Sister is lack of communication with her family, clouding her view of the world by her narrowed-mind, which deepens her family’s misunderstanding of her, even results herself in leaving home, and moving into the post office. In the story, Stella-Rondo, who is the younger sister of Sister, tries to turn Papa-Daddy against Sister, and tells a lie to Papa-Daddy that Sister thinks he should have cut his beard.
Before their family tragedy occurs, none of them could ever think about changing mentality or lifestyle, therefore all characters are psychologically unready to survive their loss. Moreover, this event makes some of the characters starting to think differently. Nandana is one of the main characters who can also be considered a hero. She initially lives an illusion when she refuses to accept that her parents died. 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).
The next morning, Ally did as if nothing had happened but her friend, Renee, knows that it will be hard for Ally to work with his old college-love, Billy. Later in the day, Billy will announce her that he’s now married. She hides her disappointment and surprise, but on her way, her anger explodes when someone push her accidentally. To everyone's surprise, Ally loses the case that Fish had given her. She admits her failure to Fish, and Billy takes her defense.
“Sandy wasn’t expecting such a comment, and was surprised at the stabbing pain she felt at hearing it.” pg 18 After hearing her mother say this, Sandy feels downcast by her older sister Marianne, and younger brother Lawrence. Sandy is also controlled by the people surrounding her. She is controlled by her father, Frank, by not wanting to put a foot out of line in fear of being punished. She listens and abides by everything that he says, because of the control he has over her and her siblings. “”I want you kids in bed in an hour.” “Yes, Dad,” Sandy and Marianne said at the same time.” pg.
He ends up being one of Annie’s strongest supporters, and he helps Annie prove to his father that she is indeed the right teacher for Helen. The result of Helen having been pitied for so long is her parents have ended up spoiling her. Helen has not ever been exposed to discipline until Annie entered the household. Annie helps Helen’s parents realize that it is better to do something for someone out of love, and not pity. Annie is strict with Helen, and the Keller’s feel as if Annie is mistreating their daughter.
She “cannot understand [her] daughter’s husband John, who has no job but cannot take care of Sophie either.” She “grew up with black bean sauce and hoisin sauce and garlic sauce, [and] always feels something is missing when [her] son-in-law talks”. She asserts her point of view clearly and unwaveringly. When faced with a culture with values and priorities so blatantly contradicting to her own, the grandmother lets the readers know exactly what she thinks of it. Her sharp, caustic, and to-the-point statements create a sense of spontaneity and candor, which intertwines into the overall tone. Each time the protagonist expresses anger, disbelief, or makes an assertion; we are able to absorb it clearly.
Character: Sara Fitzgerald Her character had more debilitative actions than facilitative, in my opinion. Her desperate actions towards everyone in her family were simply out of love, mainly for Kate, but because of this, her family almost got destroyed. She neglected her other children and fought with her husband. She has become overprotective towards Kate, not knowing what might happen to others, not considering Anna’s feelings towards being a donor of ‘spare parts’ for Kate, or not even hearing out what Kate herself had in mind. All of these are because she wanted to keep Kate alive despite the fact that it was impossible.