And, after her mother passed away, they all drifted away from each other. Cheryl did everything she could to keep her family together, but I think she felt as if no one else w... ... middle of paper ... ...ad completely different relationships with their parents. . I look at her relationship differently not only because her mother is dead and their fathers are alive, but because their relationships were completely different. Cheryl actually had a relationship with her mother, and a pretty good one at that.
Their first attempt ended with the family being caught. Their father had warned that if they were caught again, he would have to once again leave them behind in Mexico. The stakes of not being caught were raised just that much more for the children as they crossed the
Her mother loves her dearly, but was not able to provide her with a great life a child should have lived. Sadly, there was not enough weighing on their relationship her mother welcomed a new husband and more children. Emily seemed to be pushed farther from the entire family. As time goes on Emily grows up, her mother criticizes and blames herself for the distance between the relationships. It is causing tension in their already rocky relationship.
The short inscription to “Self Reliance” is almost a short summary of Ellen’s character. In it, a child without parents is raised by someone that is a lot different than she is. After Ellen’s mother died, she is unwillingly left with her alcoholic father who mistreats her. Ellen spent a lot of time at her friend, Starletta’s house and at the house of her grandmother. Life with her grandmother was no better than life with her father.
Katniss, after her father’s death, became the sole provider for her family because her mother was unable to be emotionally stable enough to take care of her [Katniss] and her younger sister Prim. Katniss is a very young girl for majority the book, but she does things that no one would expect a teenager to do. She exceeds the expectations of any child her and age and overcomes many challenging hardships for her family. In The Hunger Games, Collins discusses Katniss’s relationship to her father, the sacrifices she made for her family, and the love of Peeta. Katniss’ father was killed in a mining accident and being the older sibling, she took it upon herself to take on the father role for her family (Schneider).
He regards his daughter as just another woman and approaches raising her in the same manner that he treated his wife. Edna’s distant relationship with her sisters is shown in her refusal to go to the wedding  and her distaste for the motherly tones in her elder sister’s affections . Coming from an isolated plantation, her youth was lonely and in result she grew to lack proper social skills and became more sensitive to kindness. This is supported by Adele’s statement to Robert, “...she is not like us. She might make the unfortunate blunder of taking you seriously.” ... ... middle of paper ... ... follow them.
Poor Emily received little attention when attention was needed, allowing us to condemn the mother for her actions. At the same time we understand her because in the past 19 years there were certain situations that they endured where she had no control, leaving her helpless. What we see in the mother from the beginning is guilt, guilt about neglecting Emily. After a concerned phone call about her daughter, anger caused by guilt buried within herself emerges “who needs help…you think because i am her mother I have a key...there is all that life that has happened outside of me, beyond me.” The mother is defensive and outraged about this phone call at first but shortly after we see the guilt. We find ourselves asking why does she act this way and how is guilt associated with the way she acted?
This is described by the children's cry when they are left with strangers, lacking attention and love due to the fact she is a single parent at a time where this was not commonly accepted in the community, causing a lot of emotional distress. The mother's pain and torment is apparent from the very beginning of the story. Her realization that she could have been a better mother, had it not been for the circumstances and life events which occurred following Emily's birth, such as the father who dealt with his parental responsibility by leaving - "Her father left me before she was a year old. I had to work her first six years when there was work, or I sent her home and to his relatives" (Olsen, 373). The mother does, however, continually "shift" back and forth, as the metaphor of "ironing" implies, to invoke pity from the reader and explain that there were other people, and factors which played a significant role in Emily's upbringing.
Being born prematurely, odds were against him surviving healthy, and not becoming fatally ill. However, although struggling through his first few years, Newton prevailed. Newton was born fatherless; his father had been killed two months prior to his birth. The outbreak of the Civil War around them and the tremendous amount of work required to care for their farm was too much to handle for Newton’s mother; at the tender age of three, he was separated from his mother during her second attempt at marriage. Being left with his grandmother for most of his childhood, Newton developed a strong hatred for his stepfather and a longing for the attention of his mother.
Sita’s childhood was not a normal one. She grew up without a mother to care for and a father who is unaware of her being, and is forced to isolate herself and create a world of her own. Her father was a freedom fighter and a social activist who had an incestuous relationship with her elder sister. Deprived of the love of her father, she could also not get the love of her mother as her mother had left the family long ago. Moreover, she was also not satisfied with her married life.