INTRODUCTION There are two phases of development in a woman’s life during which physical changes have a significant impact on her emotional, as well as her psychological nature. Hormones, in particular, can affect teenage girls, age twelve to fifteen, and women in middle age, age forty-five to fifty-five. These developmental changes can impact them in many ways, including their relationships with others. In a family where a daughter is experiencing adolescence and a mother is experiencing menopause both at the same time, their relationship can be deeply affected by the impact of their hormonal changes. This thesis looks at how the hormonal milestones of adolescence and menopause can change and affect females, as well as the way a mother and daughter communicate, their emotions, their diets, and general problem solving skills.
“(Oates). The fact that her mother does not care to keep in touch with her, nor does she make any attempt to call her more than once shows that they don’t have a strong relationship. The isolation caused by this failure is communication weaken the family bonds between Lisette and her
So for them it’s not going to be a big deal to steal or have a weapon in their pocket. Moreover, someone who has no guidance doesn’t know any morals, so violence may seem right. Morgan had no guidance and was always abused. Flaherty stated that, “Her mother put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.” The one person that’s supposed to be Morgan’s guidance turns out to be her enemy. Children and people who have families like Morgan’s do not know any better.
The id being, “the dark, inaccessible part of our personality” ("New Introductory Lectures"), clearly proves how someone in Sarah’s life would be unable to completely understand her due to the fact that she hid her sorrowful past. Sarah was alone in the world even though she had both a loving husband and son because she would not share her feelings with
This fact led to a whirlwind of emotions throughout her life and ultimately, three major ways to describe Marya. Marya blames dependency for her unhappiness. Early in Marya's life she decided that dependence on other people and involvement in relationships resulted in her limited freedom. Somehow her parents, whom she depended on and trusted, disappeared from her life. Because of their "betrayal," she was sent to live in her relative's home where she was powerless, had few possessions since the family was very poor, and had limited freedom.
With further examination, we can understand that due to the past, Marina is no longer open to developing, and changing from the person she used to be. The protagonist hides behind a mask to avoid emotional connection with others based on her troubled past with her father in jail and her mother too self absorbed. This has clouded her vision and changed her view on families completely saying ‘they hate you, they hate everyone, they hate each other’. Symbolism is used to represent many aspects of the protagonist’s life. Ann’s doona is one of them.
In real life this would probably turn someone into a recluse, or a lesbian. Alice has a very ineffective way of dealing with her problems. Sometimes, she just ignores it and carries on, and other times she tries to forgive herself and forget what happened. But when she finally gets back with her parents, she doesn’t tell them about her drug problem. To deal with her problems, Alice ignores them, she buries them deep and forgets them.
The mental restraints placed upon the narrator, even more so than the physical ones, are what ultimately drive her insane. She has to hide her anxieties and fears in order to preserve the image of a happy marriage and to make it seem as though she is winning the fight against her depression. She is not allowed to do anything, not even take care of her newborn child. From the beginning, the most intolerable aspect of her treatment is the silence. She is forced to become completely passive, not allowed her mind in any way.