Countries revolt against their pernicious overseers; people rebel against theirs. Tita, after having been denied the freedom to express her love to Pedro, reconciled herself to playing with Roberto, Pedro’s son. But when even that was taken from her, she couldn’t just continue to comply with Mama Elena’s decisions and go back to work. For the first time, she refused to silently accept it. She screamed at Mama Elena that she is “sick of them [her orders]” and “sick of obeying you [Mama Elena]” (Esquivel 99).
Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality. The hole story made of Nirmala a strong and courageous woman. As well as Nandana, Nirmala had also lived an illusion more than a real life. The character believed in the big power of god and idols that's why she prayed instantly when she did not know what to do. The woman also followed strictly the script by being afraid of her mother-in-low and by accepting everything her husband wonted.
This war of suppression challenges Tita and forces her to either give in to her mother or change and take control of her own life. Tita must rise up from the ashes of revolution and become her own independent self. Tita is the youngest daughter of Mama Elena and finds herself living under the tyrannical rule of her mother. As tradition states, “being the youngest daughter means you have to take care of me until the day I die.” (10) Mama Elena keeps Tita from marrying the love of her life; however, Tita finds herself in conflict and is unwilling to accept such a declaration and swears "to protest her mother's ruling" (11). While currently unable to do so, Tita believes her mother’s words to confine and restrain her from pursuing a life without love to be injustice.
The Relationship among a Mother and Child The mother plays an important role in her daughter’s life; the child will learn her values from her and look up to her as a mother. The mother affects the child’s life by raising the child in a comfortable environment and doing various activities with the child. In the book, Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Tita, Roberto, and Esperanza do not have an instant connection with their mothers after they were born, resulting in them creating a stronger bond with their surrogate mothers. Tita’s relationship with her biological mother is unstable, making her believe that Nacha is her true mother because she is the only one who cares and understands her. The relationship between a mother and child
Miller portrays the start of her vengeful needs through an intimate love and hate scene between the two characters, resulting in Proctor disowning their previous relationship: “Abby, I [Proctor] may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my own hand before I’ll ever reach for you again… we never touched, Abby.” Proctor rejects any attempted reconnections with Abigail, implying he is committed to his wife, Elizabeth. This honesty from Proctor, whom she revered and adored, pains her in ways she cannot comprehend, leaving her cold and merciless as she attempts to shield herself from the unbearable scars Proctor left her. Miller’s use of “cut of my own hand” reveals Proctor’s emotions during the scene: exhaustive and slightly guilty. However, he feels frightened by Abigail intense pressure to make him hers, and
In chapter 18, she decides to remove the letter and her daughter, Pearl, becomes very upset. She wouldn’t come near her mother until she put it back on. Hester is not ashamed to wear the scarlet letter because she knows that her daughter, Pearl is a blessing, as well as a reminder of her sin. Her past sin is a part of who she is. To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself.
Every time the child does something wrong, the mother feels the heartache. It doesn’t matter what the child has done because even if it was just a small matter, the mother would have felt the pain first because she cares and love for her daughter. She loves her daughter with all her heart and wants her daughter to have the best in everything, the kind heart of a mother is fragile. ‘hostage to fortune’, hostage is someone who’s kidnapped and fortune signifies money. This meant that that the idea of having a child is not at all the time pleasant.
“I have used it, Nuncle, e’er since thou mad’st / thy daughters thy mothers; for when thou gav’st / them the rod, and put’st down thine own breeches,” (I iv 176-178). This was the first sign that something may not have been right but Lear was sure he did the right thing and that his daughters would take care of him after doing the nice things he did for them. But when Lear was staying at Goneril’s home, she, Oswald, and her servants ignored him. “I have perceived a most faint neglect / of late, which I have rather blamed as mine own / jealous curiosity than as a very pretense and / purpose of unkindness. I will look further into’t.” (I iv 68-71).
And the next word out of anybody and I’ll be their mother too” (Bambara 77). Here she shows that she truly is tough and she is not just talk. The girls back away in fear, too intimidated to respond to her challenge. This story is narrated by Squeaky, whose main responsibility in her family is taking care of Raymond, her mentally disabled older brother. She explains that many people insult Raymond, referring to him as her “little brother,” but she tries to hold herself above the taunts (Bambara 75).
She was not allowed to marry the man she loved because of the traditions such as “the younger daughter’s responsibility to care of her mother until that dies.” This was the culture of their family. Mama Elena De la Garza was a harsh, cruel woman who was far-removed from the traditional mothers. She leaded her household with an iron fist, and huge power which was often cruel, even heartless. The way she controlled her children, especially Tita, was to show how to make children obey and “perfect”. After she denied Tita and her love, Pedro’s marriage she gave the chance pour man to marry Rosaura, thus breaking Tita’s heart.