Her mother on the other hand, means so much to her, she doesn't want her to be alone. She decides to desert her dream, she still lives with Grandma, much like a dependant child, yet she knows Grandma would suffer from great loneliness without her” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68). Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations.
As the mother of two daughters I always want for my daughters what I feel was lacking in my life. It makes sense to me that Nanny’s idea of success and freedom is being wealthy and idle. That was what was literally beaten into Nanny. I think in real life, as with Nanny, mothers can get so blinded by their own agenda and their attempt to fulfill their own dreams through their daughter that they don’t stop to ask what their child wants. While I understand that this may not be the ideal way to handle a situation, I believe that Nanny did the best she could considering her experiences.
This shows that Della is willing to do anything to make her husband happy. Secondly she is caring with her money. She shows this when she ransacked the store for her husband’s chain, “She found it at last… it was a platinum fob chain simple and crate in design… she know that is must be Jims” (O.Henry106). This show that she want her husband to like his best. Della hair is not the most important thing to her her husband is.
She wanted to live a more lavish lifestyle, but later she will find that the life she has is much better than the life that she will obtain later in life. Although Mathilde Loisel didn’t have a harsh life, she suffered greatly. She longed to live the life in which she thought she deserved because of her beauty. She lived in an apartment with her husband that was plain and not very desirable to live in, well in her standards. She will daydream about the life she should have had and not want she has.
It isn’t that the grandmother is looking out for the safety of her family rather than the fact that she will go to any length to fulfill her desires. The grandmother sees “being a lady” as the most important virtue in life and unlike Weil focuses much of her time on materialistic objects and things like fancy dresses and belonging to a higher social status. Much of O'Connor's story emphasizes the grandmothers materialistic view on the world and how this view eventually hurts her. The grandmother discreetly seeks acknowledgement from others by bragging about her “connections” in Tennessee and a man who used to be her rich suitor through stories she tells to her family as if she has to prove to them she is a lady. Weil says that when you perform an action you should not do it seeking to be crowned hero but because heroism can be performed without desiring to prove to anyone that you have done something good for someone else without them asking.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” Evoked Female Identity During the 1960s in America, where phallocentrism is still ruling society, many social problems caused younger people to be unsatisfied with reality and to become rebellious. In Oates’s story, the character of Connie is affected by patriarchal oppression. Oates gives Connie an independent identity while using her mother and sister as opposite characters to reflect her uniqueness and to let the reader understand the female identity. Connie's mother and sister portray typical females under patriarchal oppression. In the case of Connie’s mother, she rejected Connie’s attitudes because it often went against the patriarchal society's code of conduct.
Conflict in Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” Amy Tan’s, “Two Kinds”, is a short story of a Chinese immigrant mother’s conflict with her daughter Jing-Mei. In this story, Jing-Mei tells of how she resisted her mother’s overbearing efforts to inspire her to reach her fullest potential twenty years ago. Jing Mei’s mother only wanted her daughter to be a prodigy in some way. So she dominated and controlled her daughter’s life. When these traits did not surface, Jing-Mei began to realize she did not have these traits and started to feel internally inferior.
Logan Killicks crushes Janie’s child dream and any hope she had for that perfect marriage and love, so with this new realization, Janie knows that she must become a woman and do away with her childish dreams. Jody Starks soon becomes Janie’s out from this world of woman and adult ideas, but even she acknowledges that he does not resemble the bee that she was hoping for. “Janie pulled back a long time because he did not represent the sun-up and
After the death of Cinderella’s mother, her father remarried in order to provide a complete family for Cinderella. Initially, Cinderella’s step-mother was caring and loving. Upon the death of her husband, Cinderella’s step-mother morphed into a cold, merciless woman who refused to treat Cinderella as a member of the family. The step-mother and step-sisters treated Cinderella as lower class and an outcast. The step-mother was primarily concerned with ensuring that her own “daughters have a better life than she” (Schectman 602).
20-21). He is scared of her matrimony “bring her a house “(L. 73) he wants her to get married. He is not scared of her being healthy a “great gloom” is talking about her intellect and the choices she needs to make for her own good and future get married be beautiful but not to a certain extent to where that is all you have going for yourself have the surrounding people see you more then just a beautiful person (L. 8). He wants her to be smart and have a happy life. The health was the last thing for him to ask for he didn’t overlook it he just didn’t associate it with “great gloom” (L. 8).