Emily and the town of Grierson are afraid of anything in their society changing because they have always followed tradition; Emily is a byproduct of this community not wanting to change: “Emily is a product of that society and she clings desperately to it as when she refuses to give up her father’s body” (Dilworth 252). When Miss Emily’s father dies, she enters a state of denial. Emily’s father had been her caretaker, provider, and protector. He was the prime figure in her life and gave her a ... ... middle of paper ... ...lities. He also uses their actions to reveal human resistant to avoid change.
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.
Tom favors his father’s passion for freedom from the overstretching, imposing will of his mother, but Tom also differs in that he can not justify the abandonment of his sister without insuring his sister’s well being. Amanda is leading Tom to leave home in much the same way as his father did; she even compares the two. Amanda says, “More and more you remind me of your father! He was out all hours without explanation! – Then left!
Old Dummy is going to lose his darlings. '; Even though, Dummy protects his fish from unwanted fisherman he cannot protect them and himself from forces of greater power, the force of nature. Another one of the conflicts in the story is Dummy’s struggle with himself. Dummy was never really loved which persuaded him to find something else to love. The fish gave him a since of awareness and control that was never found at work and in his marriage.
For example, there is a picture in the minds of the townspeople that Emily is in the background, and her father is in the foreground holding a whip (Faulkner 77). This gives an image of her overly dominant father demanding and threatening her to stay behind. As you can see, Emily was taught to remain isolated. Then when Emily's father died, she became more detached than before. Since she had only her father to rely on, she did not want to admit that he was dead at first.
She is afraid of what might really happen if she walks away from all her father has begged, borrowed and stole. In a sense, Josie is giving up her life, to help her father finish his life. Not to mention Josie has no real thoughts or, she hides them so well, of what it would really be like to love someone other than her own father. Josie is probably more hiding her feelings from Tyrone because she does not want him to know what her true self feels.
But he's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog." On the other hand Nora doesn't love her husband, but she doesn't become conscious of this until the end of the play when she discovers she has been living a lie all her life. As Linda, she is worried about her husband's health, but instead of just watching she confronts him, acting behind his back, knowing that she ma... ... middle of paper ... ...who keeps it attached together but she is nothing without her husband.
Additionally, despite Linton’s conquest for love, Linton’s father despises him to a point that leads Linton to be rude and to display the characteristics of hate toward the one person he truly loves. He begins to torture his former love, Cathy. Obviously, he likes to speak to her with no respect like his father trains him to do. Kelly K. Howes says that Linton has no choice when it comes to choosing his fate. He must marry the young Catherine due to his father’s manipulation (3).
It does weigh on me so not to do my duty in any way I meant to be such a help to John, such a real rest and comfort, and here I am a comparative burden already!” (Gilman 2). In this insight into the narrator’s mind one can see how she bases her self worth in what her husband thinks of her and since she believes that all she is to him is a burden, then she has no validation of her self worth through anyone but him. Restate Thesis- In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman the use of the Narrator’s conflict throughout the story causes her to have a mental breakdown brought upon by the narrator’s conflict with the environment she is in, the conflict with her husband, and the conflict within herself. The narrator’s conflict with her environment, her husband, and within herself brings upon her mental breakdown. If people would look past their own desires and opinions of others then people might be able to truly help others, instead of harming them by confining them to the box people put them
She was upset but she doesn't want to leave him because she have a child to take care of. The amount of respect that she have for the family is enormous. Overall, Rose is preventing the future from come back to her family so she told her son to go to his dad funeral. Troy had see many negative influence that lead him to believe the world isn’t changing. From the disappointment in the sport industry to a broken family.