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.
Emily in my eyes looks like a poor sad woman that had been crying. Her cheek bones sunken in from lack of eating and nourishment; she looked like a very unstable person. I believe this story, in the argumentative purpose, is to inform and possibly help the audience make decisions. The argument is in a deliberative form. The mother, whom is the narrator, is focusing on the how she treated her daughter and the way she was raised and looking how it has affected her in her teenager and adult life.
The poem illustrates a woman who was once so full of potential, evident in “Someone she loved once passes by – too late”, implying she has changed over time and the fact that it is now too late to revert back to her former self or to get back what she once had. The poem shows a woman whose identity has been lost due to her three children. Consequently she is lonely and she has lost interest in herself. The figurative expression “They have eaten me alive” shows only a truth she knows and a truth she is unable to share suggesting that her life and identity have been destroyed by her selfless giving to her children. She believes they are using her for their own survival and in doing so, she is slowly dying inside.
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.”.
Her use of rhetorical questions aimed at her mother Helga stresses the confusion and lack of closure that many of the Kindertransport children had to cope with for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, the fact that Eva was a part of the Kindertransport leads to her feeling abandoned and isolated from her past life, emotions which cause her to make the decision to change her name to Evelyn. Through this change of name and therefore identity Samuels intends to show the audience that Eva’s coping mechanism is to detach herself entirely from her past life, this becomes clear when she rejects her birth Mother Helga in this scene. This total rejection of Evelyn’s past was created by Diane Samuel’s to mimic the reactions of real Kindertransport children. A crucial part of Samuel’s research for her play was hearing the real
Chopin’s story gave insight from a different perspective on the characters and situations in “The Awakening.” Psychoanalyzing the character Edna Pontellier was one of the easiest characters to analyze. She was going through what many women went through in that time of history. Women were filled with resentment in those days. Edna became the woman who life was only about taking care of her husband and children, which lead her to become more resentful and full of regrets when it came down to her life. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, (Chopin, 1899).” Chopin developed the character Mrs. Pontellier that many women were in that day.
In “A Sorrowful Woman” Godwin’s unnamed wife character, starts off in depression and only worsens as the story progresses. Faye is upset because she does not have a child and desperately wants to give one to Kai; Godwin’s unnamed wife is upset and is desperately trying to escape from the child and husband and her mother duties that she already has. Faye’s attitude towards her family is making everyone in contact with her unbearable. As Van Der Zee states “She was making life unbearable for everyone around her.” (5). It was because “Everybody worried about her.
(pg. 6) She found that when she tried these tactics on her children, the whole family was left feeling “disconnected and resentful” towards each other. She persisted to search for a “better” way. In the end, her inspiration came from a book entitled Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) by Dr. Thomas Gordon.
This financial difficulty and abject poverty provides a beautiful illustration of motherhood, which is sacrifice for the wellbeing of her children. Meeker sets the tone by exploring the family life in the start of the poem. She uses hyperboles to describe the conditions of the family. Meeker gives a look into the relationship between the mother and her daughter, the narrator’s sister. She writes, “they clawed their womanhoods out of each other” (3) which undoubtedly indicates that the two do not get along.