She is always suspicious whenever he doesn’t answer her calls. She becomes especially crazed when she calls him while she is high. She becomes very paranoid and is always ranting about how he is probably off sleeping another girl and that he never cared about her. She still seems to think she can control it and when she goes to her brother’s baseball game her mother notices and tells her she should leave immediately and to not come back unless she shapes up. Kristina and her boyfriend finally get an apartment together and the also move in Kristina’s son, against her mother’s wishes.
Here, Kingshaw’s mother is trying to treat both the boys with equal respect.“I shall not make a favourite of my own child”, which is conveyed to the reader constantly as throughout the novel as her respect for her own child declines as her feelings for Mr Hooper increases . Hooper’s hatred for his own Mother peaks when he thinks to himself “He wished she were dead instead of his father” The phrase, “wish she were dead” conveys the fact that Kingshaw’s hatred for her is an extreme one, this is because he feels that he has been forgotten in place of Mr Hooper and Hooper . Also, the fact that he wants her to be replaced by his father, a person who he has never thoroughly met emphasises that he hates his mother who is suppose to be loving and caring more than anyone he has known. A point that is later made when in his mind Kingshaw exclaims, “he hated her more than Hooper now”. This exaggerates his hate for his mother even more as Hooper is Kingshaw’s worst enemy, this suggests that Kingshaw’s worst relationship is with his mother, potentially implying she is the reason for his death.
John is very much aware of his wife, the narrator’s mental insecurity. Simultaneously, he embraces a conscious ignorance of his wife, telling her that it would not benefit the situation “if I [she] had ... less opposition and more society and stimulus” (Gilman 1). The reader can assume that John is initially embarrassed and disillusioned by his wife’s illness. This is reiterated as he (“a physician of high standing”) “assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression” (Gilman 1). In this instance, John’s social standing as a husband and a doctor conspire against the narrator’s enunciation of her illness.
Pattyn, being unable to take the stress of home, begins to question her role in life, especially through her father’s eyes. She knows what is going on at home is wrong, but when she tries to reach out for help, she finds the religious community defends her father, She’s named a liar by her bishop when she speaks about the abuse in hypothetical, and Pattyn (unknowingly) begins to search for outlets to get away from her home life. Eventually, she starts to experiment with dating behind her parents backs, but is caught in the desert by her drunken father. Derek, her boyfriend, leaves her for another girl, whom Pattyn get in a fight with. The fight results in broken glass and a broken nose for Derek’s new girlfriend.
It was hard for her to receive so much attention from her father, but have her mother abandon her emotionally. Hadaller wrote “The clear distinction in the novel between Helen’s child Maudie and Milton’s Peyton highlights the intense polarization in the family.”(Hadaller58) It was a twisted situation for the family, Milton choosing Peyton and Helen consuming herself with Maudie. In the end it only caused trouble for everyone. “The dependant Maudie and the fiercely independent Peyton are set up in the novel to dramatize the family’s fracture. Both parents seek to love and adore one child to the exclusion of the
As people, we rely on others to make us happy. We need to feel loved and accepted by others in order to feel fulfilled and satisfied. However, certain relationships that are forced upon us can also lead to a negative outcome and can leave one feeling discontent and unsatisfied. In the novel “A thousand splendid suns”, Khaled Hossieni illustrates this idea through the impact other character have on the protagonist; Mariam. At the beginning of the novel it is revealed to the reader that Mariam does not feel loved and accepted by her mother, her conflict with Rasheed leaves her feeling worthless and insignificant.
He keeps repeating “she’s purty.” George, realizing Lennie’s fascination, warns him to stay away from her. Lennie seems to be the only man who has a liking to Curley’s wife, except from Curley. He does not understand that she is Curleys property, so he does not listen to George and carries on talking to her. In the rest of the book this then leads on to disastrous events. 6.
He does not understand this example of maternal interaction is a representation of her motherly instincts and unconditional love for him. He thought, “I was, in her eyes, some meaning I myself could never know and might not care to know” (23). Because he never understood he actually meant something to her, he believed all of life was pointless. The sense of emptiness Grendel experiences causes him to feel even more isolated and meaningless. The relationship between Grendel and his mother is one that portrays the importance of maternal interaction and its effect on one’s emotional well-being.
Is that all I am?”, when Doug harshly criticizes his father, or when Flan coldly dismisses a life changing decision his daughter is attempting to tell him about only serve to highlight the distending differences between the adult characters in this play and their children. Even during the phone call Paul has with Ouisa, she at one point says, “We’ll be there Paul. We love you.” Sounds to me like something a parent would say to his/her child but the Kittredges never even utter anything even remotely warm to theirs. Only after Paul’s arrest and possible suicide does Ouisa realize that what needs repair is her relationship with her
He’s living a life with huge disappointments, and expresses it through art. Which is also the only thing he’s good at in school. He is so pensioned about it, that he ratter would buy some paint, instead of lunch. He doesn’t cares about his body, about his health, and for those reasons not his life. 3) Through one of his works, he tells how he fells like a child trapped inside a broken bottle with a woman looking the other way, and watching a shadow of a man.