In The Abundance Of Katherines, Green says “You can love someone so much, he thought. But you can never love them as much as you can miss them.” As humans we call feel this longing for someone love and connect with. The platoon in The Things They Carried and Colin in The Abundance Of Katherines are proof that a part of this longing belongs to all of us and it’s a mutual story we all share. They say love isn’t just for lovers, but also for friends. In The Things They Carried a The Abundance Of Katherines this is proven to be true.
The first conflict is based on the mother and her children. “They looked at her coldly, as if they were finding fault with her” (Lawrence 28). The conflict with the children could be due to the fact that they see their mother with no real career objectives. "The mother said: 'I will see if I can't make something.' But she did not know where to begin.
I do not have any close friends any longer. In college, I had a few friends, but never really got to the point of “closeness” with them. I always felt that they would never accept me for me, especially if they knew that I came from a poor family and had a father that was serving a life sentence for beating my mother. Finding this out, I am sure that they would just assume that I was just as horrible of a person. If I had to choose one person that I am closest to, it would be my mother.
She has to leave everything on Earth behind. To me, that would be the hardest part out of everything. Susie didn't really have a boyfriend on Earth but she was pretty much in love with a guy from school. She was just finding out that he liked her too when she was murdered. I felt bad that she never got to experience
In the quote “The last thing she wanted to do at this party was fight with her jealous friends about their new living situation.” (Harrison 49) shows that Massie really doesn't want to be fighting with her friends over her new friendship with Claire. Massie hasn't really directly told her friends about the Lyons living with her and her family for a couple of weeks due to the re-building of the guest house. So that means her friends won't be to happy about that news because Massie didn't tell them as soon as she found out. Massie didn't tell her friends right away because she already knows that they will get jealous. In the quote “There had to be some kind of mistake!
If Sam did not care for his daughter then they would not have the special bond that they do. In the movie, Lucy, multiple times, broke the rules just so she could see her father. This was because she missed the bond that they had together. When Lucy was taken away from Sam, a part of her went missing. I do think that Sam should be given custody of Lucy because they have a bond that many people would not be able to form.
Before his lessons with Morrie, Mitch was against the ideals of commitment and love “...look at what marriage does to people. Look at our married friends, look at our divorced friends...” he was totally consumed with his job and in most instances Janine was second priority. He broke promises to Janine, didn't save a lot of time for her, and was basically stringing her along “...Because I have been in love with you for seven years and in my books that is a commitment...” Will from About a Boy, is also against any idea of commitment “…Will would
This problem resulted in her financial dependence. Being so introverted even caused her to drop out of business college. She had embarrassed herself by getting sick during class and refused to go back. Without having any schooling she could not support herself and had to rely on her mother and brother. Tom worked at a meaningless warehouse job and giving up all his dreams of a better life to provide for her.
Some would think that they will miss their families and relationships and most of all, love. But the people in Utopia have never experienced any of these. They were brought up in conditioning centers and feel that parents and family are primitive. The mere sound of the word annoys them. Monogamy is discouraged by the utopian society and considered improper “Four months of Henry Foster, without having another man…why, he’d be furious if he knew…” This restrains people from getting too emotionally involved and putting their loved one’s needs before the society’s needs.
Instead to survive some women have to pull their children out of school to have them beg. Some of the threats had pushed many women away from their own homes. These women do not have their own identities; they are put on a social security card with a husband, father, or brother. If the woman does not have any of these people in their lives, then the woman would not exist to any legal system. The second reason I do not think that men and women are treated equally in the U.S. and around the world is because women are not able to choose who they marry.