I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife. Even though it was most likely he was the infertile one, he treated her as if all she was good for was to take care of him like a maid. This is what made her a hard, bitter old woman. Dona Matilida believes it was her fault, and feels guilty about not being able to provide him with a child he so greatly desired. This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women.
Either she was too weak to figure out her situation, or a lifetime of having everything handed to her made her simply not want to. Tom and Daisy left the very next day. And through how a stressed Daisy ran over Tom's mistress, Myrtle, causing her husband, George Wilson, to shoot Gatsby out of grief and confusion, it caused his death too. It still wouldn't have mattered if he hadn't died-Daisy and Tom still would've left. His dream of reliving the past was all he really had.
He learns that he can loves too and what it really means when he misses Clarisse. When he notices how dumb Mildred and her friends are he becomes determined to break free from the society. Lastly he thinks of what the woman in the fire did to protect the thing she treasured the most, giving him the final push. Without the women Montag would never have been able to become the new improved person. The women led him to his new job, rebuilding the world to its original
In his mind, he is providing for his family. His wife, Susan on the other hand, accepts the fact that “children needed their mother to a certain age,”(870) and relinquishes her independence, which turns out to be a larger sacrifice than she imagined. Susan’s frustration and consequent feelings of inadequacy break down their marital communication and they begin to drift apart. Likewise, Matthew’s affair and subsequent admission causes resentment between them. Although Susan forgives him somewhat, she states “that forgiveness is hardly the word.” (870) Matthew cannot understand his wife’s need for solitude and this crisis ultimately led to the isolation that greatly contributed to the dissolution of their
“The inexhaustible charm that rose and fell”(120) in Daisy's voice captured everyone she met, and held them close to her heart. She had thought she loved Gatsby with all her heart, but she knew things had to change. After the murder of Myrtle, she had to choose between the man she loved, and the man she would come to love. She had to forget about true love and think about her child's need for her father. Tom said he loved Daisy, but “his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.”(20).
Eventually, the tension she felt toward her father causes her to snap. From that point on, she is as distant from Nathan as the rest of the family and is more loyal to her mother and Anatole than anyone. Leah's feelings toward her father change completely from the beginning to the end of the novel. The change of Leah's loyalty to her mother to her father was shown after Ruth May was killed. She says "I'd walked [in the footsteps of my father] my whole life, and now without warning my body had fallen in line behind my mother" (Kingsolver,
With the bond Benjamin had with, Captain Mike and the crew, they deiced to go defend their country. However things turned out for the worse when Captain Mike and the crew died. This created Benjamin’s heartache and realizes that “Good, things must always come to end”. Elizabeth Abbot was the first person Benjamin fell in love with, but eventually she
The dangerous billionaire had been convinced that she had killed his son Brandon, when in reality, she didn’t. But her word isn’t good enough for this prestigious man, and therefore his new life interest isn’t money, it’s her death. And this means the death of her loved ones, which she cannot bear to have happen. She considered her decision to be the only solution. But according to her, she’s really tired of running (216).
Amir’s relationship to his mother, father and half brother, Hassan, are guilt ridden and strained. Finally, Amir addresses this guilt and proves his remorse through selfless acts. It is through selfless acts that his sins of the past are settled and he is able to become a man and form a complete sense of self. Amir’s sense of guilt stems from the very moment he was born. Amir’s mother died in childbirth and at times, Amir feels like Baba resents him for taking the life of his beautiful wife.
When George makes this decision Lennie’s suffering comes to an end, where as it continued on for George, having to live with the guilt of killing his best friend and losing the closet thing that he had to family as well as all the hopes and dreams he had for the future. In the book there are other characters that are bearing their own problems. There is Curley’s wife who is not even given the dignity of having her own name used; instead she is just referred to as a ‘Hussy’, ‘Jezebel’, ‘Bitch’ and ‘Tart’ throughout the entire book and tragically it is her kind actions towards Lennie that lead to her undeserved death. Candy, like his dog, is old and perceived of as having little value. The cruel decision to kill his dog is symbolic of the future that awaits him before he is included in George and Lennie’s dream of buying the farm.