For example, in this passage we understand that Norah is struggling with the grief of her lost daughter and doesn't want to let go of her memory, "Phoebe she would keep alive in her heart." (88) It helps us understand the reasoning behind her actions of drunk driving, dreams of lost things, and escalated emotion at random as well as other actions the character demonstrates through out the novel. The deception of her daughter effects Norah and explains why she bought the camera,"...So he'd capture every moment, so he'd never forget. "(88) Norah doesn't want her husband, sister and not even neighbours to dismiss her daughter as unimportant. Norah's great pain because of the "death" of her child causes her to be scared of change, she wishes she could capture a happy moment, and stay in that moment-perhaps forever. "
In contrast to Cindy’s new found self esteem, her mother seemed to uphold a strong lack of confidence in her daughter and in herself as well. By the same token, in the second article “The Thrill of Victory … The Agony of Parents”, the author presents the opposition through her mother. Jennifer Schwind’s mother appeared as an embarrassment to her publicly and emotionally. “In a voice so screeching that it rivaled fingernails on a blackboard, she told him that he was a disgraceful coach and that he should be ashamed of himself” (Pawlak 3). While in her mother’s eyes, she only supported her daughter and craved the absolute best for her child.
After the incident of her mother taken away from her she drastically became a whole another person. At her new foster home Antonia wasn't as nice as she once was. Antonia was rather rude to her foster parents Tillie and Luis. She was open minded and caring before but once she was brought into the new foster family it was as if she had lost these character traits. She still showed love to her mother and brothers but she still boxed out the foster parents who have treating her as a princess.
In Raney’s mind, Charles was placing blame on her, her family, and specifically, her mother who spent most of her time taking care of Uncle Nate. This caused Raney to leave Charles and stay with her Aunt Flossie for a period of time. This incident opened both their eyes about their communication and conflict issues and forced them to come up with a way to deal with their problems before it leads to a failed marriage. Marriage counseling seemed to be the answer for them in order to take the steps to resolute their problems. Most young couples have not been through long-term relationships before marriage.
She describes Stella-Rondo be inconsistent and unstable based on her being spoiled when they were children. Sister uses this immediately to make a point of her sister’s unappreciation for everything she has ever had. But she never describes how she behaved as a child which can be suggested that she may think the reader can assumed she was the better of the two. Then, she goes to say that out of nowhere Stella-Rondo leaves her husband and returns home with a two-year-old child whom she claims is adopted. Sister sees right through her sister’s façade considering the timing of everything.
During this process her daughter’s destiny goes astray from what she had envisioned for her and blamed herself for the outcome. Although, to some it may seem that she took the easy way out, this mother battles herself all the while asking herself what she could have done differently. Her daughter Emily was brought into the world during “The Great Depression”. Not too soon afterward, her father walked out on Emily and her mother and had left them to fend for themselves. The mother found a job that would help provide for them.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a novel about an African American woman named Janie and her struggle to find true love and meaning in her life. While Janie is the main character, her Grandmother Nanny is the person who sets Janie on her life’s journey to find happiness. However, Nanny’s decisions were based on her slave ideals and were not what Janie desired for her own life. As a former slave, Nanny had been raped by her white master and gave birth to her daughter who became Janie’s mom. When the white master is sent off to war, his jealous wife threatens to whip Nanny and to sell off her baby.
I was confused, terrified, upset, and depressed” (Duval). All she could think about was how impossible it would be to raise a child. Harley’s choices of having a baby would be changed if it was in her control. Abortion was never in her mind, adoption was a possibility; but when she saw the first ultrasound of her baby, her mind changed about the pregnancy situation. It was her mistake, so she is going to take on her responsibility, and be a great parent for her unborn child.
Opposing Views Opposing views of happiness are described in the story A Secret Sorrow by Karen Van Dee Zee and A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin. The stories revolve around two women who struggle with their own personal issues. In A Secret Sorrow, Faye could not fulfill her dream of happiness of getting married and having children of her own. In contrary, “A Sorrowful Woman,” the secluded unnamed woman already had the fulfillment the Faye longed for, but was at the point of not wanting that life anymore. Faye worried how the relationship with her boyfriend Kai would be affected be her inability to conceive children from her internal injuries of a car wreck.
The mother feels heartache and sorrow about what she did because she knows her mistake will be with her for the rest of her life. She will always hear those faint cries in her mind, which will never let her forget that she killed her children. Brooks makes a compelling transition from telling the reader what the Mother is feeling to explaining to her children why she did what she did. She cannot