It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
She grew up very close to her father, but didn’t have too much of a relationship with her mother. Her mother favored Maudie more than Peyton. As stated by Hadaller “Helen ostensibly devotes herself to Maudie, but at the expense of her marriage and in so doing she takes on a martyr complex, becoming self-righteously indignant that she is not recognized in her role as a devoted and caring mother.”(Hadaller29) Helen often acted jealous of her. “Helen Loftis has been seen by various critics as a woman filled with “insane jealousy” that leads to her acts of “great cruelty” toward her family and as a mother who wears a “hypocritical mask” of love and understanding when in reality she feels naught but jealousy and hostility.” (Hadaller35) The parents’ preferences put a strain on Peyton. It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally.
She had no confidence in her mother growing up, and saw her as a “limit” and an “embarrassment”. Later in Tan’s life, she found several surveys which led her to realize that she was not alone; there were other Asian-Americans who may have shared the same struggles as her. Tan creates a symbolic diction through the use of words like “broken”, “limited”, and “fractured”. She is very repetitive with her use of these words, although she explains how she hated when people described her mother’s english that way. Although Tan knows that the way her and her mother converse is not grammatically correct, she has grown to love it.
Annie feels as though her mother is not trust worthy: “ Why, I wonder, didn’t I see the hypocrite in my mother when, over the years, she said that she loved me and could hardly live with out me, while at the same time proposing and arranging separation after separation, including this one. […](Kincaid 89) Annie thinks her mother wants her completely gone from her life. She does not trust that her mother truly loves her and will miss her. She believes that since her mother is the one who set up this separation, she is not as truthful and loving as Annie once believed. Similarly, Lairds sister also felt her mother was not trustworthy: “ My mother I felt was not to be trusted.”(Munro 50) Lairds sister was unwillingly forced by her mother, to stay in the house all day and fill countless jars with various fruits, instead of being outside in the fields with her father doing the work she loved.
Matthew McHale 301 Assessment. Task B Case study You are a social care worker and a service user, Hannah, tells you that she is unhappy taking her new medication. She thinks she does not need it and so she is throwing it away. You know from her care plan that Hannah does need to take the medication regularly and gets confused. Hannah begs you to keep this confidential and not tell anyone especially her daughter, who she sees regularly, as her daughter will be very angry.
The first thing I noticed while reading the story was how the two girls differed in appearance. with the way the mother describes Maggie she says of how Maggie is vary skinny like a small child, dark skinned and has burn scars down her arms and legs, from when her home had caught on fire and she had to be pulled out as her mother had explained, causing her to be ashamed of her looks. Her mother says “she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe.” Maggie’s scars have really affected the way she carries herself. She walks like a dog run over by a car as her mother describes it. Maggie is not only physically but mentally scarred.
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel about a beautiful and spoiled child named Clara, who is not allowed outside of her home for a strange reason. The evil stepmother, Margarethe and her two daughters, Ruth and Iris has came into Clara’s life. Ruth is mute and assumed to be handicapped and yet she is pretty smart. Iris is the younger sister, though both of them aren’t beautiful. Margarethe’s family is falling and breaking apart, she had no one to stay with until Luykas Schoonmaker or the “master” takes the threes in.
(Thesis) Dolores Haze, better known as HH has named her, Lolita, grew up in a broken home with a distant mother. Charlotte, her mother, was removed and cold to her daughter. She saw Dolores as a rival for men’s affection and was quick to belittle her in order to feel secure in her position as woman of the house. So at an early age, Lo was picking up on the fact that her mother thought her attractive enough and possibly sensual enough to be in competition with other women, specifically her own mother. Girls “play” at sexuality starts at a young age with games such as “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” or “Doctor”.
The tone that she uses in her piece seems to be sarcasm and this sarcasm is what leads me to the assumptions I make and the way I read her essay. She obviously wants to go to school and become economically independent and be able to support herself. I think that she is not happy with her current situation of being a mom and a wife and feels unappreciated. She stays home and does all the things she lists for her husband, but she resents this role in society that she is in. I assume that she wants a divorce from her husband but because of the role that society has placed on her, but she is unable to get one because she is very dependent on him.
Connie thinks unkindly of her mother and sister. She believes her mother’s “looks were gone” and decides this is her mother’s motivation for picking on her (623). A clue to Connie’s fate is inserted by Oates when Connie’s mother mentions the “Pettinger girl” (625). The meaning is elusive, but it suggests something bad happened to the Pettinger girl. Connie’s father is an insignificant figure whose existence is almost unnoticeable.