The family finally reconciles when Ravi comes to terms with his lack of success with his multiple dates; the reason they had all failed was because he was unconsciously comparing each girl to Audrey, his first love, and because of that connection there was often a detachment to Ravi in his interactions. After hearing this revelation, Champa grows accepting of her son’s outlook, stating that all she wants for him is to be
He realizes that he is tired of his life and desires to change so that he can be joyful in which he surprises his self in the start of his change , where he states “It 's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you 've forgotten about” (Ball.) Eventually, near his death, Lecter gets asked by Angela how he is doing, in which he replies that he is great. At this point he finally realized that he finally retained his happiness. Even after he dies, he narrates the end, and he realizes the beauty in life and becomes grateful for his “stupid little life.” (Ball.)
American Beauty (1999, Sam Mendes) is the gruesome but realistic story of a family living in a seemingly perfect suburbia. Lester Burnham, a father who is falling out of love with his wife, Carolyn Burnham, struggles to maintain a relationship with his family and despises his work. However, Lester remains unhappily in his life until he meets his daughter’s friend Angela, a young girl who he develops a strong sexual desire for. This encounter with Angela causes Lester to recognize the failed reality of his life, and he sets out to change it. This new outlook causes Lester to behave in a strange way, and it begins to take its toll on his family.
Laura’s shyness makes her drop out of typing school, and in social situations, she is self-conscious about her crippled leg. She is able to forget about these draw backs for a moment and overcome them when Jim treats her like a normal women. Amanda’s weakness however are the mistakes that haunt her and sadly she never overcomes them. The glass is also seen as the goal that they reach for since they all wish to shine like glass. Glass is seen to most as being pure and sparkling while the family is obviously not, but each tries to become pure by fulfilling their desires.
A reader would feel she was tricked for the lord’s pleasure; generally no feelings were mutual like the narrator had for him. Line 45 the narrator talks about her son quoting ‘my fair-haired son, my shame, my pride’ using an oxymoron to underline despite the regret of pre-marital sex she loves her son, though her ‘shame’ being born out of wedlock considering in those times it was sinful to do, the son is her rock forever. This makes a reader feel happy for her because she has a son to love and nurture, he will respect his mother unlike his father.
In Washington Square, Catherine Sloper is obedient to her father and follows his will. A plain girl, Catherine has always disappointed her father and seeks his approval by listening to him. He believes that she is “an inadequate substitute for his lamented first-born.” (5) It is not until the introduction of Morris Townsend, the first man interested in marrying Catherine, that she begins making her own decisions and carving out a life of her own. However, she still exhibits a sense of duty. In this case, Catherine wishes to make Morris happy by following his wishes.
Louise also knows she loved Brently but knows it doesn’t matter anymore compared to her newfound independence. Tone changed throughout the story, form a very sad and cold beginning to the feeling of warmth when she felt free. In the dialogue tone was shown in her words of excitement. Then suddenly changed and her heart sank when she saw him, ironically heart disease was her death. It was a disappointment to her when she praised for freedom, but I suppose she got what she wanted even though it was because of her husbands death, but rather her own.
The theme was also displayed when Eddie... ... middle of paper ... ...me of letting go has been clearly shown to the reader. It tells of how it is better to let something we love so dearly go than to hold on to it and restrict its freedom. In the play Eddie was holding on Catherine so dearly that she and her new boyfriend were unable to attain a happy relationship. He claims he wanted the best for her such as working in “lawyer’s office” or having a “better class of people” as her husband. He did not realize that his standard of best was attainable for her and only wanted her for himself.
Secondly, as stated above, Mrs. Dalloway, who does not dare to express her love to Peter after a period of time, regrets her young decision that her memories ceaselessly surge in her mind. Clarissa does not tell the truth about herself: she actually loves Peter more than Richard, but she is worldly and wants social status and ranking from her husband (Woolf 209). On the contrary, neither wealth nor rank the ghostly couple wants, but simply companionship from each other. They have undergone the separation of death, they now passionately cherish their
(Lawrence 1-2). Paul claims God told him that “[he’s] a lucky person” (Lawrence 3). Hester starts out as a seemingly well-off young woman, but she had no luck. She is resentful to her husband and her family who took her luck away from her. She does not believe Paul’s claims and it angers Paul and makes him want his mother’s attention.