Francesca reveals herself to be an unreliable narrator when she explains her mother’s illness because she is not fully aware of what is happening. When Mia is still in bed on the second day, Francesca questions herself and what people tell her “I’m not quite sure what ‘just a bit down’ means. I’m ‘just a lot down’ and I’m getting out of bed.” (p7). This shows that Francesca does not have the right information about Mia’s illness and is telling the reader what she knows. Francesca has always viewed her mother as the strongest person in the family “…no one in my family has ever pretended that my mother doesn’t make all the decisions.” (p2) so when Mia has a breakdown and stays in her bed with serious depression, it feels to Francesca as if her whole family is falling apart, which does become true when she and
Esperanza will never feel comfortable around Rosaura because she is always with Tita. She does not have the time to build a relationship with Rosaura because she is never around her. The relationship Tita and Nacha have is mimicked with Tita and Rosaura’s children; they all are all uncomfortable with their birth mothers and only feel comfortable with their
The new bicycle is soon forgotten when they move across the country, once again creating disappointment. Jeanette always needed a reason for doing things, unless her parents told her otherwise. She was maturing “I had always wanted a watch…that was the kind of person I wanted to be” (Walls 216). This shows her need for practicality or reasoning and her plans for the future and where she stands in level of maturity. Her mother brings home a piano, but there is no room for it in the house.
And still, the husband loved her, but unfortunately she could no longer fulfill her role of being a mother or a wife any longer because of her depression. Sadly, the husband understood the pain of his wife was going through, and knew he had to obey her demands of isolation for the safety of the child. No one will ever really know how the little boy must of felt; having little communication with his mother, this must have been tough on him. Even though he was not capable of writing notes, he still managed to communicate with his mother by drawing pictures. Unfortunately, he never got back any response because his mother only looked at the drawings.
Curley’s wife explained to Lennie about being lonely and how difficult it is on her. “’I get lonely… You can talk to people, but I talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad’” [Steinbeck 78]. Curley’s wife never has anyone to talk to; when she gets the chance she often ruins the mood. She did not want Lennie to hurt her, but Lennie is very unpredictable.
During this process her daughter’s destiny goes astray from what she had envisioned for her and blamed herself for the outcome. Although, to some it may seem that she took the easy way out, this mother battles herself all the while asking herself what she could have done differently. Her daughter Emily was brought into the world during “The Great Depression”. Not too soon afterward, her father walked out on Emily and her mother and had left them to fend for themselves. The mother found a job that would help provide for them.
She hated her husband, Anse and wanted no connections to him what so ever which was why she wished to be buried in Jefferson with her family rather than his. “Motherhood was invented by someone who had to have a word for it because the ones that had the children didn’t care whether there was a word for it or not.” Addie describes how that life is miserable and only offers great opportunities to those who are given it rather than those who earn or deserve it. Woman had it rough during the 1920s. Addie had very little opportunities and felt trapped in the world she lived. “She watches me, I can feel her eyes.
While growing up, I felt confused, lonely and hated by my mother. I was confused in my younger years, living with my mother. At times, she was happy, and then her mood changed so drastically, she became sad or angry. She never took me to see any of my family members, and when I asked why, she said,” They don’t love us “. I wanted to ask her “Why didn’t they love us?” but the look on her face, changed my mind immediately.
At one point at the at the end of the story, the narrator himself refers to how she is controlled by her husband and has no freedom to do what she wants." Additionally, her fathers love for literature influenced her, and years later he contacted her with a list of books he felt would be worthwhile for her to read".Clearly Gilman had a difficult life to deal with due to her father abandoning his family, and the lack of affection from her mother, which is the same feeling most women at that time felt but with their husbands. Since loneliness was a concept being drastically affected by her past at the time The Yellow Wallpaper was written, it is fair to say that it definitely had an impact on Gilman as she was writing her story.Another social influence affecting Gilman at this time was depression sine during that period lives of women was very upsetting since having no control over their lives and decisions usually would put a person under depression.Therefore, because of social factors such as loneliness and depression for the lives of women in the 1800's heavenly influenced during her writing of The Yellow Wallpaper to adopt the universal truth that a women should not be controlled by anyone, she should be able to have a freedom of
As we go through life, certain people and surroundings will have an impact on the way we develop our understanding about life that influences us for a lifetime. The influence of family and culture in our everyday lives has been a repetitive cycle in every generation. Jamaica Kincaid’s poem, “Girl”, provides clear insight of a mother’s lifelong advice to her daughter to guide her on becoming a commendable woman. In the poem, a parent appoints her daughter what to do and how to do it. Based on the mother’s tone in the text, she wants to create a mirror-image of herself to her daughter.