Her mother was very disappointed in her and treated her without respect or caring. Obed was in need of a women to take care of his little daughter after his wife died and saved his cousin from her situation. She was greatful for how he treated her and the fancy room with four walls he put her in. She wanted a baby more than anything in the world and now she had Precious. Obed treated her with respect and spoiled her by giving her extra money to buy something for herself.
Natalie Holme Honors English 12 August 12th, 2011 Summer Reading Assignment The ever present controversy between the tension of outward conformity and inward questioning was an issue that characters in all three novels were forced to cope with. Celie was confronted with it throughout the duration of her dysfunctional relationship with her husband in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Perry was confronted by the tension before and after he committed a heinous crime in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and Chief Bromden was challenged with tension between outward conformity and inward questioning during the time he spent at the mental hospital in Ken Kessey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The constant pressure to fulfill the role that society expected each character to play, led to increasing inward questioning. Many people feel extreme pressure to fit the mold that society builds for them. There are certain ways in which a person must conduct oneself to be deemed socially acceptable.
The Women of Waknuk The Chrysalids by John Wyndham illustrates women differently towards their husbands, and their family members. Women in Waknuk are pressured to be perfect. Most likely women like Elias Strorm’s wife, who was a beautiful young lady. Elias Strorm’s strict ways turned his wife into a withered, grey woman, who was almost glad to die one year after David’s father was born. This explains that such a society stifles life.
Her dealing with these individuals has caused her to become very resentful, bitter and jealous. She was very jealous of her sister Stella-Rondo. In the text Sister stated “I was getting along fine with Mama, Papa-Daddy and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again” ( Welty, 367). This statement that Sister made insinuates that she does not want her sister around. And would be thankful if she went back to where she came from.
Purple Hibiscus In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel “Purple Hibiscus”, the character “Mama” or “Beatrice” is married to a man named “Eugene” more commonly known in the novel as “Papa”. The couple have two children named “Jaja” and “Kambili” (the main protagonist). Papa is brutal to his children and wife by subjecting them to frequent beatings for minor mishaps such as “eating during a fast” , “being in a house with a heathen” , or “being the second best student in their class”, mishaps like that are punished by beatings. It is odd that any wife would return after being brutally beaten every moment of their life when she doesn’t reach her husband’s standards. One possible reason is that Eugene is the richest man in Nigeria and that he can single handedly ensure a bright future for their children.
It was said that she was married to a man named Lewis Fell, but she later started dating a woman named Tyria Moore. The couple had a tumultuous but long term relationship that lasted a little over four years. Aileen and Tyria was had to go without a lot of times because they could not survive on Aileen's salary as a prostitute. Some people believed that she turned to murdering her clients and taking all the money they had in their wallets to supplement her income to take care of her and her girlfriend. Aileen was born into a life that some would say she didn’t have a fighting chance at having a great life from the beginning.
Delia jones who is Sykes wife, has taken physical, emotional, and verbal abuse from Sykes for quite from years. Sykes treats his wife as a petulant teenager treats his mother: with little respect, but still expecting to be fully taken care of. Certainly, Sykes has some sort of mother-complex, even preferring big women to
Celie: Mister. Shug: Why he do that? Celie: He beat me for not being you.” Shug is Celie’s friend because she spends time with Celie and helps her connect with her sister. Shug sews quilt with Celie on the porch and helps Celie read her sister Nettie’s letter to her. Sex is ruined by her rapist of a step-father and her forceful bland sex with her husband.
He married Isabella to place himself an heir of Thrushcross Grange. This made Catherine being seriously ill with jealousy and died giving birth to Cathy junior. In part one of The Reader, Michael Berg was a hepatitis-struck teen and Hanna came into the story as a woman assisting him home. Months later when he came back to thank her, he became attracted to her and they began an erotic affair, despite their age difference. Hanna asked Michael to read aloud to him.
To her parents she is an unlucky child because her mother died giving birth to her. She is treated differently to her other siblings. Niag is Fathers new wife. She is an evil, mean stepmother who always makes sure Adeline is treated badly. Father is Adeline’s dad who always goes along with what Niag says.