Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations. She cannot escape the wrath of her mother, and continually surrenders to her mother's will. Also, Bella has felt she cannot start her own relationship because her mother, in an effort to protect her living children, she has trained them not to feel by hardening them with punishments such as locking them in a closet or beating them with her cane” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68).
Curley’s Wife has no name and is initially seen as the possession of her husband. She is also a good-looking lady who wears quite a bit of makeup, form-fitting dresses, and ostrich feathered-high heels. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad – something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly.
Because they were both blood brothers, they decided that was good enough, and ended up living together with Derek’s mother and sister. At the start it was very hard for Derek and Morso. Derek’s mother did not readily accept morso into her home, nor did she treat him as an equal. She essentially neglect Morso and made it so much harder for him to settle in. She was very rude to him and would not even speak to him.
White Oleander by Janet Fitch demonstrates how the protagonist, Astrid Magnussen, encounters herself with many struggles and obstacles that she must overcome. The only source of family that Astrid has is her beloved mother Ingrid Magnussen, which shows her charisma in her own egotistic way. The type of affection expressed from mother to daughter causes Astrid to feel suffocated due to the fact that her mother sees her as an extension of herself rather than a particular individual. This provokes Astrid to experience a difficult time setting aside from her mother’s suffocation and outgrowing to become the individual she wants to be. Ingrid’s imprisonment causes Astrid to experience solitude when she is transferred to a foster home.
She did not find that a marriage service generated love; she did not enable her husband to recapture his youth through hers; nor could she compensate for that by running his home in the manner of an experienced housekeeper.” This quote illustrates that Elias Strorm was very cruel to her that she died after her second child was born. She was a beautiful, young woman who Elias turned into a very dull person. She always wanted him to be happy and be a good person, but that did not happen, he was just unfair and unpleasant to everyone. To conclude Elias Strorm’s wife is a good supporter of her husband as well as Emily Strorm. The role of women does demonstrate bystanders and supporters of their husbands and family member.
In William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying the reader is taken threw many different narrations that each hold different points of views, opinions, life experiences, and relationships then each of the other characters. Betty Alldredge’s criticisms focus mainly on Addie Bundren, the mother of the family that the book is about, and how she’s affected her family members and their character and continues to do so even after she’s passed on. While some may think Darl’s craziness is an act, his bitterness isn’t a contributing characteristic, and Addie raises her kids the way she does because she’s simply a mean person I would have to disagree. I agree with Betty Aldredge with two key points that she discusses about Addie’s favoritism to Jewel and how it’s made Darl become bitter and eventually succumb to madness and how her want to live life to the fullest has affected her marriage and the way she raised her children. In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him.
Janie’s first two husbands, Logan and Jody, never allow Janie to reach the desirable horizon. They lock her up in the present state of miserable reality and restrict her from inner growth. They only do what is conformed by the society, considering it to be true happiness. Janie is not allowed to speak up because, according to the society, it is not appropriate for a woman to engage in conversations that should be left for men to bother about.
Addie wants to be a strong, independent woman but society prevents her from doing so. Addie is the most important character in this novel because she is the reason her family comes together but at the same time she is the reason why her family isn’t a close knit. She made known that she regretted her life, her children rivaled against each other for her love and she had hopes that were never meant to
The only reason she is always lonely is for the way her husband Curly treats her and how he really doesn’t satisfy her for things and is never really around. Curley’s wife although she is married to Curly it is very rare you see them together on the ranch this could be a reason also. Steinbeck
Because of this, their world suffers a great deal of pain and despair. Although Peter tries to convince Wendy to come to Never Land to be the mother to himself as well as the L o! st Boys. Although Wendy has no experience as a mother, she tries to do her best and mimic her own mother. On the contrary, the father figure in Mary Poppins is present, but is almost nonexistent.