It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
Her mother also told her this advice because she has to get married but she is rejecting every guy and is always complaining about it. She only sees whats bad in people and doesn't see the positive things about a person. What is she supposed to learn from this advice? On the 22nd of February Madame Johanna told Birdy, “ I am a women and a cousin to the king. Do you truly think I could be a horse trainer or a puppeteer or even be friends with a goat boy?
Lennie loves anything soft, so Curley’s wife lets him touch her hair. Curley’s wife starts to get angry, and when Lennie does not let go she starts to yell at him. Lennie becomes scared and tells her to be quiet. In desperation, Lennie accidentally shakes Curley’s wife a little too hard and breaks her neck. Curley’s wife loses her American dream because she is desperate to leave her mother and past behind, her marriage isolates her, and is she helpless when trying to make her own decisions in her new home.
Anna sues her parents for the rights of her own body. The book got me thinking about certain morals and about what I thought was right. I think that is very sad that Anna feels, and was brought into this world just to save her sister’s life. Since Anna is the perfect genetic match for her sister, Kate, her parents force her to undergo many surgeries. It is basically just giving up her life just so her sister can survive.
Annie feels as though her mother is not trust worthy: “ Why, I wonder, didn’t I see the hypocrite in my mother when, over the years, she said that she loved me and could hardly live with out me, while at the same time proposing and arranging separation after separation, including this one. […](Kincaid 89) Annie thinks her mother wants her completely gone from her life. She does not trust that her mother truly loves her and will miss her. She believes that since her mother is the one who set up this separation, she is not as truthful and loving as Annie once believed. Similarly, Lairds sister also felt her mother was not trustworthy: “ My mother I felt was not to be trusted.”(Munro 50) Lairds sister was unwillingly forced by her mother, to stay in the house all day and fill countless jars with various fruits, instead of being outside in the fields with her father doing the work she loved.
It is other factors such as age and location that contribute to the relationship and determine the level of closeness. Emily’s lack of emotion towards her mother can be attributed to a number of issues in her youth. Since Emily was born, her mother had been working diligently to support the family. To make matters worse, she was only nineteen when Emily was born. Her husband left early on in Emily’s life and her mother was forced to leave her with friends or send her to day care.
Now she is back at home with the rest of her family causing trouble for Sister. Sister finds joy in the fact that Stella-Rondo’s life has not turned out to be as perfect as she thought it would. Stella-Rondo’s marriage has failed and she has returned home with a daughter that she claims to have adopted. She states very boldly,”He left her-you mark my words,” I says. “That’s Mr. Whitaker.
Maggie was very uneasy around her sister; her mother tells her anxiousness in regard to Dee’s visitation: “Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe” (119). Dee undermines her sister, not always knowing what type of impact she impresses upon Maggie. Dee does not appreciate her sister or her mother, both of which is barely educated and lives in a poor, dilapidated home. In fact, Dee had her own way of making this noticeable in one instance when she stood off in the distance while their first home burned down with her mother and sister inside (121). She does not feel comfortable taking on the old fashioned lifestyle her mother and sister do.
This was an era where hardship was in an uproar, and it exemplifies the reality that she had very little resources. The narrator is relating to an unknown source the choices she had to make in reference to the care of Emily after the father abandoned her. The mother contends, “She was a miracle to me, but when she was eight months old I had to leave her daytime's with the woman downstairs to whom she was no miracle at all, for I worked or looked for work and for Emily’s father, who ‘could no longer endure’(he wrote in his good-bye note) ‘sharing want with us’” (608). The narrator is being honest with her submissions, as she states, “It was the only place there was.” (608). Moreover, the reality that she had to leave her daughter did ultimately influenced Emily.
However, love in the two stories did not result to happiness for the unknown woman in “A Sorrowful Woman” as in “From A Secret Sorrow” Faye ends up in a happy marriage and a great family. In "A Secret Sorrow" Faye feels that the only for her to achieve fulfillment and true happiness is to get married and have children unfortunately, her fate dictates otherwise. This resulted to a critical point in her relationship with her fiancé. Faye was expecting that her man would leave her once he knew of her disability. On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had.