“A Raisin in the Sun” is set at in an area where racism was still occurring. Blacks were no longer separated but they were still facing many racial problems. The black Younger family faced these problems throughout the play. The entire family was affected in their own way. The family has big dreams and hope to make more of their poor lives.
The “Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams shows a family facing economic and social hardships due to the father abandoning them. The father’s absence forces the rest of the family to fill roles that they wouldn’t be obliged to face if the father remained. The mother, Amanda, is a strong single mother who pushes her kids to be economically self-sustaining individuals. Amanda tries to impose her desires for her kids in a very direct and controlling manner which causes them to dislike her initiatives. The son, Tom, is the breadwinner for the family, however is dissatisfied with his situation due to his increased responsibilities.
Employment issues influences both health and belongingness in this family and it should be taken into account that it has been reported that unemployment impacts on the way families behave and support each other (Charles, N. 2008. Pg.132). After Alan had lost his job the Baram family have been in an extremely difficult situation. In the biological aspect, Josie could be the one feeling most stressed, perhaps experiencing weight loss, or gain, and headaches. She senses that May being brought into their household would be challenging as Alan is no longer working and cannot provide for them.
She feels the pressure of not having the financial stability to support her home, children, and lifestyle; therefore she resents her children and her husband. “Children who are rejected by their parents experience more personality disorders and behavior problems in adolescence and adulthood than those whose parents accept them” (Erkan, 2010). Sadly, this was the case with Paul because of his mother’s lack of acceptance for him. Due to the fact that the mother could ... ... middle of paper ... ...be the death of a person. Works Cited Bayley, N. (1940).
Her mother's failed aspirations to become a famous writer increased the tension among the family members as Anne's mother began to resent her husband and children (Middlebrook 4-16). The ingredients for future depression were already in the works for Anne. There was a history of mental illness in the family with both Anne's great aunt and grandfather. As Anne grew older, she was pretty and popular with the boys. However, her performance in school was lacking in m... ... middle of paper ... ...tudied today but the inspiration for her poetry, her constant depression, forced Sexton to take her own life.
Since most people are so poor, they couldn’t afford to attend college or pay for any education past high school. The poverty affects every aspect of your life and it is inescapable. They strive to make their lives positive in any sort of way, and yearn for stability in their extremely chaotic and disorganized lives. But achieving tranquility in their lives is nearly impossible with m... ... middle of paper ... ...ly set in cities, showing how the morality of society's worst elements tend to dominate in crowds, dragging the novel's protagonists down into moral corruption" (Them 268). All of the protagonists gradually mature and adapt as the story progresses, but they never feel sane or comfortable with their surroundings.
Throughout the book, Frank constantly changes the way he feels for his father. There are times when Frank completely despises him and others where he idolises him. At the beginning of the book, Frank explains that Malachy was “the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father,” giving the reader a bad impression of him. As the story moves on, there are several places where you can see that Frank loves his father, despite all the hard times he has put him and his family through. Malachy is constantly out of a job, leaving his family to survive on their own through poverty.
She feels that her family would fall apart if she was not there to keep it functional. She doesn’t view her family as something strong enough to weather the hard time, instead she feels like it is growing old and slowly decaying around her. Initially her family was large, happy and robust, but with the death of her mother and Earnest, and Harry moving away, it has become a sickly aging shadow of itself. Weak and estranged and almost helpless. No matter how much effort Eveline puts into keeping it alive her father tells her that she doesn’t have the right mindset for it.
This novel symbolizes the surrender of human spirit to what the rest of black society has accepted to be normal. The man of the house, Walter Younger, is the average idealist. In comparison to his father “Big Walter”, Walter Younger sets his expectations high in hopes of making big money. Walter’s mother, Lena Younger, can see the clear difference in value for her son and husbands motivation and tells her daughter in law how “Big Walter use to say, he’d... ... middle of paper ... ...therefore don’t support him. He feels alone, exhausted, with trying to have his family see things his way.
Likewise, Walsingham does not marry Lucy because he appreciates her intellect or creativity: his main concern is her... ... middle of paper ... ... is based on money. With what treasures could they leave the world? Emily and Kelroy, however, find love, which money can never truly replace. Emily knew to refuse admirations from men who could offer her nothing but material worth, therefore leaves the world with what her sister and mother never allowed themselves to experience. Rebecca Rush creates the characters of Emily and Kelroy to show us an example of true love, and to compare them to characters who deny love.