Once she begins to lose her ability to read and write, it takes a big toll on her character, creating one of the main reasons she becomes depressed. Even the thought of being sent back home to live with her mother all summer with nothing to do is a big element in her descent to depression. On top of her writing, Esther’s family situation adds on to her struggles. With her father deceased since the 1940s, Esther is stuck with her mother whom she does not like. Last is Buddy Willard, now Esther’s ex, sends Esther to a conflict between Buddy and herself, and another one between herself and her search for someone considered pure.
When he got deported the first time I had to grow up and basically become a second mother to my siblings. Not only was my best friend taken away from me, but I also knew the responsibility that was about to be put on my shoulders because of this. Now, I really can’t enjoy my college years the way I wish I could have. My mother completely lost it when she heard the news about my dad. She had just overcome the fright of my sister’s diagnosis and now she had a whole different situation to stress over.
Time continued ticking on, and yet Miss Emily refused to acknowledge it. She firmly entrenched herself in denial when her father died, telling the townspeople... ... middle of paper ... ...onument to her town even though they believe that "she was [a] fallen" woman. "She held her head high enough…it was as if she demanded more than ever the recognition of her dignity." All her life she had been denied happiness, and now she has found it. Unfortunately, this love was doomed to fail.
We have all been faced with countless tragedies in our lives such as the loss of a loved one or a divorce, which have tested our personal strengths. Losing your mother takes a lot out of you as a person. While reading the book and realizing how close Strayed and her mother were, Lord only knows how empty she felt inside. Personal strengths are mostly defined as incidents, or knowledge of incidents that surround our day to day lives.With no experience or training, Strayed decided to up and leave her entire way of life only driven by blind will. Strayed stated, “I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed.
She denies the event and would prefer not to talk about it with anyone, even her husband. This starts to distance Abigail from her husband, marking the beginning of her alienation, which has resulted from Freud’s defence mechanism of avoidance and denial. This situation proves that “denial can temporarily be useful in helpin... ... middle of paper ... ... and deal with their unhappiness. Over the course of the novel, Abigail grieves several things: the loss of her daughter, the collapse of her family, and the loss of the life she never had the opportunity to live. She turns to Freud’s defence mechanisms as methods of enduring the agony that she faces, which subsequently lead to her alienation.
Throughout the course of this novel Edna is coming to the realization that she is extremely unhappy with her married life, and she wishes to be free from the oppression that she feels with the relationship with her husband. Unfortunately for Edna divorce at this time is unheard of, and would be regarded as a disgrace to Edna as well as her family. Edna’s unhappiness with her marriage leaves her with few choices; she can remain in her marriage and be miserable, or she can leave her husband and face the consequences. Edna, however, does not have the heart for either of these choices, and escapes the pain of he... ... middle of paper ... ...l not result from a new house, or her painting, or even her love for Robert, but instead will be much more difficult for her to obtain. It is this realization, as well as the oppression she feels from her marriage and the suppression she feels from her children that lead Edna to commit suicide, for she realizes that is the only way she will truly be able to escape her troublesome life.
“Being left alone, and pauper, she had become humanized.” (Page 31) this quote shows that Emily didn’t have the slightest clue how to survive on her own without her father, but now she was forced to grow up and get along all by herself. Soon after her father’s death, townspeople came by to offer condolence to the girl who had lost the person she really knew. This repression of Emily’s father dying was bursting at the seems when she proclaimed to them that her father hadn’t died! This
It all fell apart when she fell in love and got married. It was her marriage that destroyed her bi... ... middle of paper ... ... to be. He has no dreams left and the only thing that could relieve his pain and this burden he has on his shoulders is sweet death. These plays have people that have just lost their ways. They have gone down roads to which they can’t back track and get back to whom they used to be before the pain and agony.
The last time I saw her, she was in a cushioned box, looking quite pale, with no sign of life in her, and being so young I couldn’t grasp the concept that she was gone until some time. Days after I lugged myself around everywhere I went, emotionless, and feeling as if I would never know what happiness felt like again. It took time for my heart to heal, but I still had outbreaks of crying every now and then. My family only tried to help me, but what I needed was my best friend. But I lost her, I lost my best friend.
Monsters! She hated them. She wished them a... ... middle of paper ... ...en-year-old girl”. She has now changed mentally into “someone much older”. The loss of her beloved brother means “nothing [will] ever be the same again, for her, for her family, for her brother”.