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.”.
Ona’s wishes are especially not welcome by her mother who frequently warns her of her past and a family curse which revolves around dance and adultery. It is because of this knowledge of Mira Nedd’s disapproval of dance that she doesn’t tell her that she has performed in the dance troupe. She was automatically chosen to be the lead dancer because of her moves which came so naturally something her mother would have argued as manifestations of the curse. She continued to participate in the dance troupe discreetly until she was chosen to try-out for the national dance troupe but needed permission from her guardian to take part. Hoping that her mother would be proud Ona was not surprised by the way Mira Nedd received the news.
A white mother didn’t want her daughter to be roomed with a black girl. Roberta does not seem to understand that Twyla shows concern for being put into the same room as Roberta, while Roberta does not seem to notice any hatred towards her. Another clue of each girl’s race is the depiction of each of their mothers. Twyla’s mother, Mary, wore tight green pants and a ratty fur jacket with the pocket linings so ripped she had to pull to get her hands out of them. Roberta s mom was very different.
Spring Awakening Character Analysis Communication 5500G April 25, 2013 Wendla was very naïve. She was more of the baby of the group. She still likes to play dress up. Her mother was very overbearing and seemed to hinder her from actually finding herself, even though she was , indeed, very curious. She also experienced a lot of mental abuse from her mom, who seemed to cut her down more than anything.
It’s the “angry woman”. The woman is punishing her daughter, which Sheena can’t put an age on: “Hard to tell how old the little girl was”. “How old was this kid – six, seven?”. Even though the woman doesn’t hit her child, Sheena does not like her way of punishing the child. And that is understandable, who would like a pair of underwear full of urine in their face.
Reader Response Analysis of “Suicide Note” The poem “Suicide Note” describes the emotions and true feelings of a young girl student who thinks that suicide is the only way left for her to please her parents and others and escape the pressures of student life. The note has an apologetic quality to it, which is her way of acknowledging her imperfection and not fulfilling her parent’s expectation of a perfect 4.0 grade. Whatever effort she puts in, she can never satisfy her parents for their expectation are unreasonably high. Her parents’ words repeat in her mind – “not good enough not pretty enough not smart enough”(Mirikitani 750). At that moment she genuinely wishes she were born a son, which would have equipped her better in dealing with the challenges of her life.
She hates Pecola for her ugliness, and for her own ugliness. Pauline’s greatest desire is to have a child like the babydoll-esque girl she nanny’s for in the white side of town. She takes her anger and frustration out on Pecola, only furthering the problem. Pecola is introduced to Shirley Temple through the form of a drinking cup, which she falls in love with, and ultimately makes her goal of wanting blue eyes. Morrison sums up all of the desire of one little girl and her family, part of the problem that put the family in the poor situation they’re in now, and the ultimate showing of beauty and happiness as seen from a black family through a set of eyes and their color.
At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone. In Morrison’s Sula, the mother’s emotional and nurturing detachment from the daughters through generations helps all of them create a female-self identity. This lack of nurture may be a direct result of the maternal figure's focus on survival, as Eva can't take time to show love for her children but is able to sacrifice a leg to ensure physical endurance. In her mind these acts confess her love for them while in Hanna's head, the emotional connection that she needs from her mother is not present. As Hannah becomes a mother herself and a mother being the first model of love that the children experiences, she emotionally detaches herself from Sula as she was detached from her mother.
Her fight with self-discovery and her battle to find a place in society demonstrates the view that the women who do not fit into traditional roles should be ostracized from conventional society given that they pose the danger of change. It is clear that women like Susanna, who have little ambition in becoming a carbon copy of their mother, are seen as a threat and therefore classified as crazy. Susanna is clearly misinterpreted by her peers as well as the authority figures in her life. She is not a degenerate but a young girl frustrated with her limited options for the future. When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother.
These insecurities make it tough for Maya to meet people. When Maya goes to school other students make fun of her appearance and call her stuck up and arrogant. Throughout the whole book, Maya only has one friend; Louise Kendrick’s showing that no one wanted to be her friend. This starts the beginning of Maya's depression. After the rape Maya feels even more lost and insure because she feel insignificant and useless.