The reason to Conrad’s suicide attempt is his mom's acute coldness towards him shows her ultimate despise of Conrad because she blames him for not dying instead of her favorite first born son. After his suicide, Conrad is asked to see a psychiatrist by his father. Cal tries to bring the family back together, Beth, Conrad and himself, but fails to do so. Beth never once visited Conrad in the hospital and barely checks up on him to see if he was asleep. She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son.
In the beginning of the book, when Dave talks about when the family was once good, he calls his mom, “Mom”. He later on calls her “Mother” when she becomes abusive. He does this because he became distant from her when the abusive started. He didn’t feel safe referring to her as mom anymore because she wasn’t the nurturing mother that she once was. Before the abuse, Mother would’ve done anything for her family.
Thinking that he is dead, she starts having a relationship with a local minister named Dimmesdale. Together they have a kid, much to the despair of the town who looks down upon Hester for “cheating” upon her husband. Although the town breaks Hester down to the core for her sins, she keeps her integrity by refusing to revel who the father is, which would surely doom him to the same fate as her.
Caleb and Maggie didn’t care what they said though and went on to loving each other and secretly meeting up. They enjoyed life together, side by side. Simone used the theme of love and tragedy to convince her audience that even though life is hard sometimes you just have to take the good with the bad and make the best of it. This refers to the quote as well. Its ironic how she almost died and he almost died too but when placed together, side by side, they can overcome
Marilyn, who held a strong will to live, steadily accepts the fact that she must be released. The feeling of guilt showers over her as Barton informs her about the reality that her being there influences “the life of not one person but the lives of many.” (6) Her beg for mercy decelerates as she ponders about the seven other people’s lives that have to be sacrificed if she clings for her life. Her will to write her family letters depicts her acceptance towards death and her love she feels towards her family. Before she dies, she is given the opportunity to talk to her brother, Gerry. Both Gerry and Marilyn feel venerable to her death because they don’t have the power to alter the law of science.
He hurts his mom after telling her he does not love her and “felt sorry for his mother and she made him lie. He would go to Kansas City and get a job and she would feel all right about it” (Hemingway 77). Krebs means it when he says he does not and cannot love anybody which hurts his mother deeply. Because he has lost or weakened his values he hides how he truly feels and lies and takes it back. He decides that he will run away to Kansas only to escape the problems he cannot confront in his family.
Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions. Another example of adultery in the novel is Gatsby’s relationship with the married Daisy Buchanan. He finally reunites with his dream girl after five years of separation, however, Tom eventually learns of his wife’s betrayal, “I stared at him[Wilson] then at Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before…” (124) He is enraged at the news and sees no justification in Daisy’s actions despite his own unfaithfulness. Tom and Daisy’s disloyalty further projects their lack of respect and
In Greg’s story, his teacher skips him in turn for the community chest. Greg was extremely hurt by this, so he decided to act. By doing this however, he may have just darkened his own life. The teacher comments on how Gregory doesn’t have a dad right after he tries to put some of the money in the chest and say it was from his father. Gregory may have actually thought that he was going to buy a dad.
As Mary’s brother Laurie ran way from home after the clash with their father Calvin Pye, their mother got sick. Since Calvin was very irritated with his children, life was somewhat lonely for Mary which eventually forced her to get close to Matt. An excerpt from novel as narrated by Kat can exemplify how solitude contributed in fabricating the bond between Kate and Matt: “Mrs Pye was in a really serious state that summer, and that worry about her, coming on top of everything else, was more than Marie could bear alone. So she turned for comfort to matt. If she’d had more friends, or if her mother had had family living near, or if Calvin hadn’t alienated the whole community … then maybe Marie would not have needed to turn so hard, so appealingly to Matt.
Ethan is a tragic hero due to his poor-judgment, which leads to many of the downfalls in his life. These problems include: marrying Zeena, not being able to stand up to Zeena, and altering his plans after death with Mattie. By Ethan marring Zeena because she helps out with his mom while she was ill until she died. He felt he couldn’t be alone for the rest of his life; therefore he marries Zeena blindly without really getting to know her, he rushed in to it in my opinion. Zeena was 7 years older than Ethan, and you know with age there comes sickness; Ethan then became the caretaker for Zeena dealing with her constant complaining.