When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother. The teacher does not hear this and claims that there are more options for women today. Susanna is trying to open up and seek some guidance, but the only solution she gets is that she is to start acting like everyone else. This part reveals how secluded and trapped Susanna feels. Nobody seems to understand her; even her parents don't know what to do with her.
Even though the narrator admits to partial responsibility for her part in Emily’s unhappy childhood, at the same time she excuses herself of full responsibility because of environmental and social circumstances. She looks at her daughter's future, fearful that it will be a desolate, miserable existence resulting from a childhood where there was not sufficient money or time for emotional nourishment. Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing” introduces a mother-daughter relationship where the mother faces internal conflict regarding her daughter Emily as she narrates her neglect for her daughter, the lack of love the child experiences during her life, and ability to discover comedy during tragic situations, and the cruelty of being a dark little girl in a world that appreciates beauty. Several times throughout Emily’s life she experiences separation from those she cares about. The narrator confesses how she was absent from her daughter’s life during most of Emily’s development.
Cassie’s ghost appears that night and says to Lia “Come with me… Please”. This shows how conflicted Lia is as she is on the verge of life or death and whenever Cassie’s ghost appears we know Lia is struggling with self-control and that Cassie is guilt tripping Lia into following her to ‘cross-over’. Anderson’s use of this symbol has a significant effect on helping the readers to understand Lia’s mind. Lia is forced to dwell on the fact that she ignored Cassie’s 33 phone calls which shows how Lia is covered in guilt from not answering and whether she could have prevented Cassie’s death from happening. The repetition of the numbers 1-33 written out throughout the novel further develops the readers understanding that this is a fact constantly on her mind and how much Cassie’s ghost is affecting her.
The uniqueness in Emma makes her different from other characters; the only thing she lacks is guidance. The women in the age in which “Emma” was written were not considered to be witty, intelligent, dominating, clever etc as Emma was. They were supposed to be domestic i.e. one who doesn’t think and complaint but just serve the house and husband in short they were powerless creatures. But Jane Austen’s protagonist was the opposite of the contemporary women.
Short Analysis of Jane Eyre , Chapter 21 This chapter shows the developments of some major characters who influenced Eyre's childhood, making it miserable. Also, it can be called reward and punishment chapter because everyone gets what he/she deserves; Mrs. Reed's spoiled son John has committed a suicide, so her health deteriorates, "her life has shorten by trouble." And then a spasm constricted her mouth for an instant." P. 290. And when she passes away, no one feels sad or pity for her.
Tess’ trusting nature betrays her as she is seduced by Alec D’Urberville; as a result her innocence is taken and replaced by a baby as she falls pregnant. The baby is suddenly snatched from Tess by a fatal illness, thus Tess’ is left saddened by Alec’s manipulation of her, this is further underlined as the baby is named ‘Sorrow’ which in turn clarifies how much pain Alec had brought upon her. Although Alec is the first culprit to cause Tess pain, I believe that Angel hurts Tess more as he furthers her pain and suffering when he separates from her shortly after their wedding, Angel takes our protagonist on an emotional journey from the summit of happiness at Talbothays to the depths of sadness at Flintcomb-Ash. She is pushed to the brink of depression by Clare’s prolonged visit to Brazil. Angel reveals
In I Stand here Ironing, the most obvious example of a failed parent child relationship is between Emily and her mother. Due to the wages of loss, poverty and dislocation, a wall has grown up between mother and daughter; she has always wanted to love the sickly, awkward, stiff, and isolated girl, but has not been able to penetrate the wall. And then, she recalls, out of nowhere Emily won first prize in her school amateur show "now suddenly she was somebody, and as imprisoned in her
She does not think of others and how they feel as an outcome of her actions because she only cares about herself and on how she can please herself at the moment. She really doesn't what race she is being seen as because it only depends on the moment, on how she is feeling and which is best for her. Clare said once that “being a mother is the cruelest thing in the
It is not unusual for adult children of permissive parents to feel resentful or angry toward their parents as they realize the many lessons they were not taught as children because their parents were so desperate to not make waves at any cost,by being the “cool mom”. I have listed a few Characteristics of the Permissive Parenting Style, which I call - (PPS – Permissive Parenting Style). ), I have found that in doing the research, that I, myself as a parent are guilty of some of the things below. Have few rules or standards of behavior When there are rules, they are often very inconsistent Are usually very nurturing and loving towards their kids Often seem more like a friend, rather than a parent. May use bribery such as toys, gifts and food as a means to get child to behave There are some effects to this type of parenting such as: Lack self-discipline Sometimes have poor social skills May be self-involved and demanding May feel insecure due to the lack of boundaries and guidance Since these parents have few requirements for mature behavior, children may lack skills in social settings.
Reader Response Analysis of “Suicide Note” The poem “Suicide Note” describes the emotions and true feelings of a young girl student who thinks that suicide is the only way left for her to please her parents and others and escape the pressures of student life. The note has an apologetic quality to it, which is her way of acknowledging her imperfection and not fulfilling her parent’s expectation of a perfect 4.0 grade. Whatever effort she puts in, she can never satisfy her parents for their expectation are unreasonably high. Her parents’ words repeat in her mind – “not good enough not pretty enough not smart enough”(Mirikitani 750). At that moment she genuinely wishes she were born a son, which would have equipped her better in dealing with the challenges of her life.