Later on Christine gets married and just when everything seemed to be going good for her she finds out that her husband, Elgin starts cheating on her and this is when she starts hating herself and making up excuses on why he would do something like that to her. Christine is so mad she tells Ray that after fifteen going on sixteen years of marriage, her father thinks he’s in love. She says it as if it is a spoiled fish to her (Dorris 11). Christine expresses to her frustration with her husband “with some twenty two year old bubblehead doper named Arletta. Arletta!” (Dorris 11).
Morality aside, she “[walks] through her husband as if he were a ghost” (26), completely disregarding his emotions. Another example of adultery in the novel is Gatsby’s relationship with the married Daisy Buchanan. He finally reunites with his dream girl after five years of separation, however, Tom eventually learns of his wife’s betrayal, “I stared at him[Wilson] then at Tom, who had made a parallel discovery less than an hour before…” (124) He is enraged at the news and sees no justification in Daisy’s actions despite his own unfaithfulness. Tom and Daisy’s disloyalty further projects their lack of respect and
Daniel was orphaned as a result of Roman oppression. His father, in an attempt to save his brother from imprisonment for failure to pay harsh Roman taxes, was caught and crucified. His mother died from grief. His younger sister, once sweet and open, is thereafter terrorized by fears and demons. Daniel and his sister are left in the fate of their poverty stricken grandmother, who apprentices Daniel to the local blacksmith.
He held one of his wives at gunpoint, and beat his wives often, one instance even being during the week of peace. Him being abusive caused him and his wives not to be as close, as they feared him. When Ikemafuna was stabbed in the back by a machete, he yelled out to Okonkwo to save him but in fear of looking weak (which comes from his issues with his father) in front of his friends he finished off Ikemafuna. When Okonkwo killed Ikemafuna, it had a negative effect on his family and in the long run lead to his alienation from them. Not only did Okonkwo’s outbursts lead to his alienation from his family, but also from his community.
After they momentarily lose their kids during a party they threw, they realize how much their kids depend on them, and gradually become responsible fathers. Lonnie falls in love with a woman from a Mommy and Me class named Brandy who he treats badly on date. Dominic's ex-girlfriend reveals she's a lesbian and feels he is too involved in his career to ever be a father. G's cousin No Good (Method Man) robs a store and his girlfriend feels he was in on it and takes their son away from him. After all three are given a talking to by Lonnie's Uncle Virgil, they realize how much they love their kids and what they have to do.
The next morning, Parker finds his wife dead which makes him angry. He never wanted Lynn dead, but to only beat her up a bit to teach her a lesson. Despite it being microscopic, Stark shows the readers that there is an altruism engraved in his personality. In the movie, Porter has a love interest in Rosie who is a prostitute for the Outfit. When Porter saw Rosie, they both hugged and met each other.
When Marie, the housekeeper that David loves, gets sick, his parents ask his dad`s brother, Dr. Hayden, to tend to her. Marie shouts, “Mrs.! Mrs.!” and “No! Mrs.!” (28:6) and his parents learn that David`s Uncle Frank have been molesting and raping Indian women all of his life. Although Marie has a serious cold, she also uses her weak voice to protest being checked by Uncle Hayden alone.
This man treats his wife like the scum of the earth but at the end justice will be served. Delia, a skinny, nice hardworking lady, who has been washing clothes all her life, is fed up with the way her husband treats her. She has to have the clothes washed at a certain time for the white people she washes for. Every time Sykes comes home he criticizes how she keeps washing white people’s clothes as a result they argue about it constantly. He threatens to put his hands on her if she doesn’t stop washing the clothes in the house.
One day Gustavo went to his country Spain then he never showed up again, Celia was very upset and she lost living her will to live. Though she has no known medical condition, she wastes away due to depression. While she is housebound, Jorge del Pino, courts her and persuades her to marry him. After their honeymoon, he leaves her at home with his mother and sister while he goes on long business trips, punishing her out of his jealousy for her past with Gustavo. His mother and sister are cruel to Celia, even more so after she becomes pregnant.
Caleb’s anger gets the best of him and he brings Aron to see their mother Kate, the owner of the whorehouse. Aron is so hurt by this he runs off to the army as a suicide attempt. Caleb blames himself. He only forgives himself when his father, on his deathbed, says to him the word Timshel, the “two-word translation,”…”Thou mayest.”