Thinking this would stop her from her mission was a sorrowful mistake. Saint Cecilia preached the laws of God even more with a new fire knowing that her husband and brother in law were with the Father Almighty. Even after the beheading of herself, she hung on by just a strip a skin her heat still beating while her family and friend came to say good-bye and wish her a safe journey. Sentenced to death she was not worried or scared, because she knew she would be joining her father. Saint Cecilia’s childhood was unique for most saints.
Lucy’s mother, Eutychia, tried to arrange a marriage for her with a pagan. Lucy knew that her mother would not be convinced by a young girl's vow so she devised a plan to convince her mother that Christ was the most powerful partner for life. During an early morning mass, Lucy and her mother heard the story of the famous Saint Agatha who cured a woman with dysentery. Lucy and her mother went to the tomb of Saint Agatha and her mother's long illness was cured miraculously.
The Dual Effect of Granny’s Jiltings Throughout the story “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall,” the protagonist, Granny, was jilted several times. The jiltings that Granny, or Ellen, experienced through her life had the dual effect of improving while worsening it. Granny feels jilted several times in her life: she was left at the altar; her husband died young, leaving her to shoulder the burden of being head of household; an incident that the story hints at is the death of her daughter Hapsy while she was giving birth; as well as Granny not getting a sign from God on her deathbed. All these incidents compounded to harden her. Yet, they simultaneously lent her the ability to soldier on through a difficult life.
She leaves a whole country to conquer the feeling of loss of her first child whereas she simply decides to ignore the passage her family used to take together in her building after her second child dies. As a result of facing similar situations, one is able to surmount a feeling of loss through repeated exposures of it.
Burned “Would I ever find forever love? Do I really want to, when forever was a word without meaning.” (Hopkins Ellen, Burned) Pattyn is a young girl who lives in a Mormon family, her six younger siblings, a father who is abusive and an alcoholic, and a mother who thinks her job is to make babies; but not just any babies, a male baby to carry on the family name, but she seems to be cursed with only female. Pattyn believes there is no real love in the world that “love is only found in books” (Hopkins Ellen, Burned) for her whole life she has seen relationships build, and crumble in one way or another. This leads Pattyn to believe relationships and love could never last. We are told Pattyn use to have a stronger bond with her father
Mrs. Mallard conflict started with her having health issues and finding out her husband had died. Then she doesn’t know how to feel about her husband’s death. During the story it seems that Mrs. Mallard was only at the will of her husband because her husband (society) expected her to be. When I read “Clever Manka” it left me with a sense of will to fight for what you wish for. I say this because when her husband told her to pick any one thing in the house to take with her.
In chapter 18, she decides to remove the letter and her daughter, Pearl, becomes very upset. She wouldn’t come near her mother until she put it back on. Hester is not ashamed to wear the scarlet letter because she knows that her daughter, Pearl is a blessing, as well as a reminder of her sin. Her past sin is a part of who she is. To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself.
She told me that she did not have any signs that anything was wrong with her until her husband came to her and told her that she is always angry and very distant. She told me that she thought it was ridicious that he felt that way because she was fine. Her husband came to her a few months later and asked her for a divorce due to being alienated and having to walk on egg shells. She said at that point she knew that something was wrong so she asked her husband to go to counseling but he declined to because he had offered before. She said that if she had known the warning signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder she would have looked for help
Well she messaged me saying “Thanks yo for your post, I needed that, I was fitting to kill myself. I need to talk.” So I gave her my cell phone number and asked her to give me a call and praise God she did!! She called and we stayed on the phone for hours. This young lady told me that she had written her suicide letter that night, that she’d lost everything she had and that she was tired of doing things on her own. She went on to say that she doesn’t know the Lord and she didn’t know how to pray but she told the Lord to please send a sign if she was about to do the wrong thing by killing herself.
Her psychological trauma begins with the brutality of the way her first daughter was taken away to die. “She was not prepared for what happened last time… Kavita felt her budding joy give away to confusion. She tried to speak, to articulate something from her thoughts swirling in her head” (page 6-7). This quote shows that she was at first happy with the birth of her first child, but her confusion of the moment left her with no response. She could only admire her child and she could not understand why her husband could not see