He starts out as a young man wanting to become an engineer, but his parents are now ailing. “Ethan’s early plans to become an engineer are frustrated by the need to care for his mother and father as well as the farm.” (Ciccarelli 128). Ethan is even more frustrated when his parents die, and he’s left all alone. Ethan struggles with loneliness. He figured that since he comes from a family background of living one hundred plus years, that he might be alone and lonely throughout his whole life.
One may claim that Toni Morrison espoused a paradoxical view of the family in The Bluest Eye, yet this incredible novel perpetuates the effect of self-loathing caused by an anguish-laden family to a child. Throughout the entirety of the novel, Morrison elaborates an extensive plot in which Pecola, the main character, is attributed with vast tragedies. She is beaten, abused, harassed, and is the victim of incest. This is clearly the result of an unfortunate, vagabond family, which is unable to provide her with essential family values. Moreover, Pecola’s misery is forced upon her through the corruption of her family.
Additionally, the novel continues to tell the story of Okonkwo and his family. Towards the middle of the novel his attitude continues to cause him problems. His actions cause his and his family’s life to alter. In chapter thirteen of the novel it states, “Okwonko’s gun had exploded and a piece of iron had pierced the boy’s heart.” It continues to say, “The only course open to Okonkwo was to flee from the clan.” During a ceremony an unexpected turn of events causes Okonkwo and his family to be exiled. Due to his personality
Annie has an immediate conflict with Helen’s father, Captain Keller, and when she meets the wild and undisciplined Helen, Annie has an even bigger conflict with her. In addition to these external conflicts, Annie also has an internal one. The death of a younger brother can be devastating but this is something in which Annie Sullivan had to face. In addition, Annie has horrible feelings of guilt over the death of her younger brother Jimmie, and because of the hurt this death caused, Annie has decided never to love anyone else. Eventually, however, all Annie’s conflicts get resolved when she teaches Helen what a word is, and when Captain Keller sees that Annie is able to teach Helen, Annie’s conflict with him is over.
Godfrey suffers from his own internal guilt of the secrets that he keeps from his wife, Nancy. The Loneliness found in the book consists of many internal and external conflicts of the characters found in the book. There are many different forms of loneliness in George Elliot’s Silas Marner. Silas first experiences loneliness when he is betrayed by his best friend, William Dane. Later on, Silas even believes that god has betrayed him as well and believes that there is no righteous god.
Mary Karr’s The Liars Club is a memoir about Karr’s traumatic childhood and what type of impact her dysfunctional family made on her childhood. The reasons for the family’s problems stem from the grandmother, Grandma Moore. Grandma Moore always put pressure on Karr’s family, but most of all Charlie Marie. The pressure grandma Moore puts on the Karr’s mother breaks Charlie Marie down, among the pressure was criticizing every relationship Charlie Marie had ever been in. For example, Grandma Moore thought that only certain men were good enough for Charlie Marie, with that being said it just so happened that the one who is Mary Karr’s father was the one Grandma Moore disliked the most.
Following your conscience, especially against your own family, is a difficult, often painful task to take on. For a child, the ramifications of outing a family member, particularly a parent, can be an altogether terrifying experience. Where would the child go if he lost his parents? How would he survive? In the story “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner, Sarty is at war with himself over whether or not he should turn his vengeful father in.
Due to these traumatic incidents, both young men continue behave in ways that cause them more grief later in their stories. These series of actions result in alienation from friends and family. Holden and Charlie go through several trials and obstacles due to the lack of a nurturing, safe and supportive environment during the time of posttraumatic healing. A key part of Holden and Charlie's character involves their reaction to death of a loved one Holden faces the loss of his brother Allie, and Charlie faces the loss of his Aunt Helen. The two characters also deal with the deaths of their family members in very different ways.
This factor can be reflected in multiple scenes when his father chatters about Simin’s name over and over. When Nader engaged a conflict with the poor and uneducated traditional family the Hodjat’s, multiple evidences show that Nader’s priority had changed. By facing possibly years of jail, Nader’s moral rules was bent and because this has fatal influences on his father and daughter, for their survival and future, Nader was willing to cheat and even disgrace the court by lying. On the other hand, Hodjat’s family was impacted by the conflict while they are engaged in owing a debt that they can’t afford.
Her boyfriend who introduced her to drugs such as cocaine caused her to become an addict. This destroyed her focus in school, loss of control and functioning and a diminished level of intelligence. The boyfriend had a negative impact on her life. She had a room called Ruby who was very close to her. She would be there to protect her in most situations.