The similarities and differences from both stories are that both women are in unhappy marriages, the theme of the stories, the irony, the symbolism, they were written using the third-person point of view, both had loving husbands, and the end of both stories are sad and tragic. The short story “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is the story of a young woman named Mathilde Loisel and her husband-the little clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction. Mathilde lived a poor life, which made her to suffer. She had the dream to be rich, to have beautiful clothes and jewels. Throughout the whole story she would complain of being poor and her embarrassment.
This results in the evident theme of belonging and abandonment. Throughout this novel, the characters of Rayona, Christine, and Ida bring to life this recurring theme. Left behind by her Mom, dad, Father Tom, Aunt Ida and her peers, Rayona, the youngest of the three main women in the novel, experiences abandonment. During Rayona’s whole life, her father Elgin is barely there, pooping in and out whenever convenient for him. Feeling like she is not good enough, Rayona goes out of her way to get his attention and make him want to be with her.
He describes himself as cowardly but tries to help Montag. He is also trying to convince Montag to do what he wants. • Mildred Montag: (Empty, Blank) Montag’s wife, she is extremely suppressed, as shown when she is not aware of her own suicide attempt. Her emotions are under heavy lock and key and what is left is an empty shell walking around. • Clarisse: (Curious, thoughtful) A seventeen-year –old girl that Montag met during his walk home.
Elizabeth Perle McKenna left a high-powered position in publishing to search for the neglected parts of her life. In writing When Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, she found lots of baby boomers like herself who had bought into what they call the New Oppression – hard earned success. The symptoms include burnout, boredom and lack of balance. Suzanne Fields, “Mission No Longer Impossible—Or Is It?” -Excerpt from The Aims of
Lost Dreams: The Glass Castle One of the most important things that parents provide for their children is a stable background: a roof to sleep under, regular meals, and a sense of security. In fact, some turn to a faulty upbringing in order to explain violence, crime, drug abuse or general bad behavior in adult life. However, Jeannette Walls grew up with an alcoholic father and a shiftless mother, neither of whom provided for or protected their children. She was raised in a household where sufficient food was a rarity, traveling around from small town to small town, often living in conditions that to most would be unbearable; yet as an adult, she created a life for herself that she deems comfortable and stable. The Glass Castle is a stirring account of Walls’s childhood, her relationships with her family, and her ability to overcome all the hardships she was faced with.
Elizabeth developed this theme at the beginning of the novel when she was adopted she was isolated before. “It was as a child when I awoke, I felt cold also, and half frightened as it were instinctive finding myself so desolate” (Ch. 8) Then when Victor left for his studies and left Elizabeth behind she was also lonely. While Elizabeth was left behind she consistently wrote letters to Victor in hopes of a letter in return and never received any. Victor ignored her letters which caused Elizabeth to only experience for signs of loneliness/isolation.
Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations. She cannot escape the wrath of her mother, and continually surrenders to her mother's will. Also, Bella has felt she cannot start her own relationship because her mother, in an effort to protect her living children, she has trained them not to feel by hardening them with punishments such as locking them in a closet or beating them with her cane” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68).
Marlene worked in sales and Richard went off to the army, which their divorce shortly followed. Richard did not keep in contact and Marlene worked a lot leaving Luna and Mark as latch key children to raise themselves. Marlene, several years after her separation from Richard started to date a man named Ron and Luna (age 4) did not like him because she knew he was not her father. Ron on occasion would drink, smoke, have affairs, and was abusive verbally, emotionally, and physically to Marlene, and sometimes to Mark, and Luna. Luna grew up feeling that she did not belong to this family and that she was adopted.
Sleepless nights often follow days when Calyn refuses to nap. Calyn made his mother angry because his has sleepless and lack of relaxation in the relationship. Have this problem Calyn's parents went to Treatment Centre for help their problems with his son and what was done. The parents will look into their backgrounds and also of their children. His mother had painful delivery and it was a troubling start for Calyn, and she wasn't with him first three month.
Although she know it’s true she does it, because Bethan her popular but bad mannered best friend does it, and had told her that it keeps you skinny. Bethan isn’t only just bad mannered, she also hangs with older boys who has been in prison, and got her sister pregnant. We get the impression that Bethan doesn’t come from a loving and worried family like Lucy’s. Lucy’s mother doesn’t want her to wear make-up, but what will Bethan think if she didn’t? Lucy even hits her old best friend Penny, to show Bethan that they are the new and popular best friend couple.