Nearing the end of the book lies is built to the max and some fall apart, while others are never explained. In the beginning of the book the lies already start to unfold when Tasha’s father moves out. The first thought of this wasn’t so bad for Tasha because the way her father told her this news. He said “But your mother and I think that it is best if we live apart right now.” (p.10) What he said was not a lie, but it was certainly was not the truth. The way he said this to Tasha makes her have this sense of false hope in that her parents are not separated, they are just “living apart.” This quickly unfolds at school when one of the girls loses a game to Tasha and says “I just let you win because my mother told me that everyone is suppost to be nice to you because your parents are getting separated and everything.” (p.7) This confuses Tasha, and makes her question what her father and mother said to her and if they were telling her the truth or not.
Her intentions may be pure as she wants the best for Phoebe, but it doesn’t deny the fact that she’s also doing that for her own self preservation. Secrets that are kept for one’s own, selfish intention cause pain to other, no matter who they are. A different time secrets caused pain to others was when David comes back after days of being away with a pregnant girl named Rosemary. When Paul’s trying to convince his mother to let him stay home from school he describes her as talking calmly and with red eyes from crying (276). Norah is obviously hurt that David has come back with a pregnant girl as she assumes that Rosemary’s pregnant with David’s child.
She thinks as long as she is no believing reality then she will not have to believe in the truth either. Mitch and Blanches relationship is a fantasy until he finds out about the truth of her past. “You’re not clean enough to bring in the house with my mother.” When Stanley reveals the truth about Blanches “unclean” past, he decides to end the relationship. This shows how truth is a destructive force, because the relationship was going fine when Blanche was making up most of her life. However, when Stanley finds out her true past.
Sister feels like Stella-Rondo has always gotten everything that she has wanted and that most of it was at her expense. Sister say’s that “She’s always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away.” This included Sister’s boyfriend, Mr. Whitaker. Sister felt like Stella-Rondo stole Mr. Whitaker from her and once again she got what she wanted and then threw it away. Stella-Rondo married Mr. Whitaker and then they separated. Now she is back at home with the rest of her family causing trouble for Sister.
On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had. The two women approached their problems in different manners. Faye disclosed her true condition to her boyfriend and gave him the choice to find another person who could bore him children. After tearful episodes, the couple resolved their problem and ended up marrying and being happy. Meanwhile, the married woman isolated herself from her family.
It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally. Hadaller wrote “The clear distinction in the novel between Helen’s child Maudie and Milton’s Peyton highlights the intense polarization in the family.”(Hadaller58) It was a twisted situation for the family, Milton choosing Peyton and Helen consuming herself with Maudie. In the end it only caused trouble for everyone. “The dependant Maudie and the fiercely independent Peyton are set up in the novel to dramatize the family’s fracture. Both parents seek to love and adore one child to the exclusion of the
If she had made that effort maybe all the controversy between Barry junior and his sisters would have been prevented. Barry seniors wife did not just avoid helping the family but also contributed to the fights by publishing some not so good information on the family. Another good thing the Ferre family did was to keep in contact with each other. Barry and his sisters had not seen each other in years and all of a sudden they were expected to work together. Controversy was bound to happen.
She said “There were things Amanda wasn’t telling her.” Amanda didn’t share a lot of her secrets with the people in the group which just shows that the group didn’t really know her at all. Kate and Joe were supposed to be Amanda’s closest friends in the group. Kate knew Amanda was acting strange and there were things she wasn’t telling her. Kate just assumed that it had to do with Amanda’s ex-boyfriend, Steve and though nothing of it. She never asked her what was wrong.
Uphold her mother’s traditions, but her mother’s memory and identity. This is similar to agree to disagree, even though she has been guilty remains not to go back and didn’t finished college she fears that she has already failed to uphold her mother’s dreams. An-Mei Hsu: Scar In this vignette, the author writes, “So I knew Popo wanted me to forget my mother on purpose, and this is how I came to remember nothing of her” (Tan 42). This quote shows that her mother was ignored. This ties to balance individuality and closeness because An-Mei is easily allowing the balance of connection and separateness fall apart with her mother.
By discarding of morals at the first sight of danger lets the evils inside humanity out. “…for though I had no great scruples of conscience, as I have said, to struggle with, yet I could not think of being a whore to one brother and a wife to the other.” (104). This quote shows how she is indecisive in her what she should do. She wants to have both brothers to herself but cannot decide between marrying one and having an affair with another. Firstly, she openly admits that she normally does not usually have to make these decisions, because if it involves money she will take it.