Clytaemnestra makes no gains and wins no rewards following the trial; emotionally, she may very well be in a worse state than she was before. Consider what she says to the Furies shortly before the trial: “I go stripped of honour, thanks to you / along among the dead.... / I wander in disgrace, I feel the guilt, I tell you, / withering guilt from all the outraged dead!” (235.99-104). Her suffering does not end with the dropping of the final curtain. In the end, Clytaemnestra fails to do anything of importance to herself. (It’s true that she causes the trial to unfold, but this does not benefit her at all.)
Dissociating herself from her past caused Julia to put herself in many dangerous and confusing situations throughout her life. Julia has not only tried to commit suicide but she also has forgotten events that happened that very day or earlier in the week. In “Homo Religiosus,” “life depends on the destruction of other creatures” (Armstrong 24), enables that to move on in ones life you have to destroy a certain element or memory which leads to dissociation. In Julia’s world she destroyed her memories of being abused which unfortunately affected and altered the way she looked at reality as an
In The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards and King Lear by William Shakespeare, the saying of time heals all wounds is proven to be false as seen through the lack of forgiveness, the tragic endings of the novel and the buildup of guilt. In both The Memory Keeper's Daughter and King Lear, the characters of David Henry and King Lear prove that with time they cannot forgive themselves for what they have done, nor can they have others forgive them. In The Memory Keeper's Daughter, David Henry gives away his new born daughter who is born with down syndrome. This is a “secret that stood in the middle of their family; it shaped their lives together” (Edwards 193). This situation is a very heavy weight for David to carry.
As she refuses to talk to anybody, the child created her own imaginary world being unwilling to look at the reality: “Why couldn't he understand that if he kept quiet, if all of them kept quiet, her parents would hear her and come to take her home?” (47). Through the story, her illusion state changes and tend to become a realistic one. Step by step she has no choice but to find in herself enough courage to accept and to surpass the situation. Nandana can be considered a hero because, as it painful, she finally accepts and begins to talk. Secondly, there's Nirmala, Nandana's grandmother, who was binged back to reality.
One observation that I made about Faye, from A Secret Sorrow, is that she is always thinking of her family members before herself. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she is more concerned about how her condition will make Kai react. Then once the two of them adopt their three children, she takes advantage of the time she has with her them that she thought she would never have. On the other hand, the woman from A Sorrowful Woman hides herself from her family even though she knows the time she has with them will be cut short. She did not take advantage of precious time that she
His poor treatment there is more shocking because he has been drawn as a character who had, “worked hard” and ”owed nothing to any man.” Mrs Edwards, the daughter, is confused at first by the nun’s reaction to seeing her. When the nun asks, “Is your father lighter or darker than you?” she begins to realize that he will not be admitted there. The nun sends them away and delivers the platitude, “God bless you dear”. Mrs Edwards replies “and God pity you sister”. Her father dies at home, and she has endured the agony of watching him die.
Did Mary Commit Suicide? “A Life without fairness is always worth living; a life without significance isn’t “, that’s the way Mary lived her life. These are the reasons why I believe that Mary committed suicide. First, Mary must have been a very troubled woman if she thought killing herself was justified. I get the feeling that she was sick from before because of the fact that she killed her husband and went into hiding.
Daisy has the wrong ideas because she has already been corrupted by the power of materialism. She does not care about herself; so, when she says that the best thing a girl can be is a fool, it is because when she looks at herself she does not see happiness in her and by being a fool she will forget about her emptiness and look at the material goods as if they will fill her emptiness. She also shows carelessness by not worrying about her daughter. She only cares about herself and how things will affect her, putting her daughter to the side. Not only does Daisy care about how things will benefit her, but her mind is also overwhelmed by the power of money, thus, losing her
Her main desire is to obtain financial freedom and the materialistic things that come along with it. Early on in the story Lawrence makes clear to the readers that she has no emotional attachment to her children, “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them”. (601) Even though she was blessed with a family she was incapable of showing them love. This shows to the readers that she desires wealth more than her children. To the external world she appeared to be a loving mother dedicated to her children, “she is such a good mother” “she adores her children”.
Authoritarian parents are adult-centered, demanding and rejecting child’s needs based on authority and power. This is the reason why Sammy has a low learning ability, the motivation, beliefs and attitude towards learning. Sammy claimed that she did not remember when they talk peacefully, this is not only because the parental control over her was high, but also her parents spent litter time to talk with her as they were busy to work. There are the main reasons leads to poor family relationship. Also, Sammy’s parents keep nagged and complained but did not concern about why she had unsatisfactory results on academic aspect.