The townspeople didn’t call her crazy at first; they thought she was sheltered, unhappy. Miss Emily was from a family of high stature and wealth in their small town. She had a certain social upbringing that put certain pressures and stress upon her. Her father drove all her potential husbands away, leaving her never to marry. This emotional stress had caused her mental stability to weaken and crack.
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.
And so Okonkwo was ruled by one passion – to hate everything that his father Unoka had loved. One of those things was gentleness and another was idleness (Chapter 2 Pg 3).” This quote shows the truth of how Oknonkwo was not really this cruel, tyrannical man. He lives his life in constant fear of being a failure the same as his dad. Who was very weak and considered lazy by his tribe. Even his father’s death has brought shame to Okonkwo.
“The Necklace” versus “The Story of an Hour” Fernanda Floresta ENG 125 Introduction to Literature Kristina Stutler June 13, 2011 “The Necklace” versus “The Story of an Hour” In the patriarchal world of the nineteenth-century women were oppressed from society and they had to stay home as housewives, cleaning, cooking and doing the household work (Jamil, 2009). They did not have any rights or value in the eyes of society. These concepts have changed drastically on the most recent years. Women now are more independent and really try to better themselves by studying and working. In literature, we are able to view what were the roles of women years ago.
This is where we learn that Emily would rather kill Barron than to let him go. The ones who refuse to change with society will almost always find themselves in isolation. * Miss Emily involuntarily and voluntarily isolates herself * When she was under the strict rule of her father, she was forbidden to go out and thus being isolated from society has been a tradition. * As time went on pieces from Emily started to drift away and she follows the path of her
His neglect is still being felt because he has her living in the past. He has caused her to find it extremely hard to deal with change. A simple example is “When the town got free postal delivery Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the metal numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it” (708). Her not being able to deal with change all dates back to the neglect from her father. The free postal delivery had a harmless effect, but when it came time for Homer Barron to leave to go back North, this did not settle well with Emily.
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).
Even though she “[does] not like [their] room a bit. … ”, she is left with no choice since her husband “… would not here of it” (598). Later in the story, we learn that she is also limited to what people she is to be around; her husband will not let her have her Cousin Henry and Julia over to visit. To top everything off, she additionally has no power over where she is to go in terms of residence. Her husband is the
A main example from the book is that Melinda kept this huge secret held inside. She was too fearful to share it with anyone so instead she decided to keep it her secret. This turned out to be extremely detremental to her well being. It caused her grades to drop, she became an intravert, not wanting to speak to anyone or function properly as a teenager, she isolated herself from others and had no motivation to do anything. Melinda turned from being a loving young lady who had a close relationship with her parents to a recluse who became distant to her parents, friends and everyone.
“Robert looked at his mother’s face. Her mouth was set. She stood apart-refusing to be touched or supported,” (18). While Mrs. Ross is trying to save others, she is losing herself in the process. Society dictates Mrs. Ross’ life.