Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
Sister, the narrator of “Why I Live at the P.O. is a very resentful, bitter and jealous character in this short story. She has many reasons to act as she does. Her family consists of four people who do not seem to be very sane. Her mother seems to be constantly taking up for her sister, Stella-Rondo.
The heartbreak from Susie’s tragic murder takes a massive toll on the Salmon family and tears them apart. It brings out underlying issue between them and causes them to avoid each other in fear of breaking down. In Jack and Abigail’s case it also puts a huge strain on their relationship. 1. Shock and Denial The reality of Susie’s death hasn’t yet registered in the character’s minds.
The Day They Set Out Response Brandon Moreira In the short story “The Day They Set Out” by Beverly Harris, the protagonist, Jean is stuck in a life in which she does the same predictable routine. This makes her feel empty inside, and that she needs to try something new. The causes for her emptiness and difficulties are that, because of her lack of social skills, she has almost no friends. Her husband, Ross does not love her anymore, so he looks at other women to satisfy himself. Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job.
Her carer often comes round and is nasty to her, pushes her and calls her names. Mary hasn’t told anyone because she thinks it is her fault, she is being annoying and this is why her carer is horrible to her. Also people who are dependent on others for personal care. Sometimes people living alone and depending on a carer can make a person very isolated and they may find that their main contact with the outside world is through their carer. Their carer may be the person they see the most in the day.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson has the potential to shape a reader, this is because it tells the story of a girl named Melinda who cant speak up about the horrible thing that happened to her. This lack of communication leads to a break down of her relationships and it is only because of the attention of a great teacher that she began to heal. Melinda is greatly affected by what happened that unforgettable night at the end of the summer before her freshman year. When enters the 9th grade she has no one to talk to because all of her old friends now hate her. At this point people already start to bad for Melinda.
Also, her mother does not like patty for who she is and just wants her to be exactly like her. Another example is, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself. A girl like your age looking like you do”(75). As Patty hears this from her mother, Patty starts to have an internal conflict. She let’s her emotions get the best of her and feels anger and shame.
These incidents clearly revealed the powerlessness of the women and their lack of control they have of their lives. Aside from being treated as objects, women are also seen in a position of inferior status to men in the Iliad. This is evident through the women’s laments for their deceased husband or male relatives. In Book Twenty-four, Andromache expresses her grief to her departed husband, Hector, "Therefore your people are grieving for you all through their city, Hector, and you left for your parents mourning and sorrow beyond words, but for me passing all others is left the bitterness and the
Maggie was very uneasy around her sister; her mother tells her anxiousness in regard to Dee’s visitation: “Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: 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” (119). Dee undermines her sister, not always knowing what type of impact she impresses upon Maggie. Dee does not appreciate her sister or her mother, both of which is barely educated and lives in a poor, dilapidated home. In fact, Dee had her own way of making this noticeable in one instance when she stood off in the distance while their first home burned down with her mother and sister inside (121). She does not feel comfortable taking on the old fashioned lifestyle her mother and sister do.
Some individuals become withdrawn and secluded from the world around them. In ‘ Traitors ’ the parents of the siblings also share the burden of loneliness. The mother , who is drifting apart from her daughters becomes miserable and reserved while the father , who works extremely hard , loses touch with basic family values. Others tend to find a friend in alcohol or other treacherous