According to Charles Cooley’s looking glass self-theory, identity is the result of the concept in which we earn to see ourselves as others do. From early on in her life, Mariam was given the identity as an illegitimate child. Due to her illegitimacy she was never accepted into a family and wasn't nurtured for. She was not able to attain a rightful place in her parents lives or her husbands. Her mother never lets her forget that she ruined her life and deserves nothing, constantly reminding her of her illegitimate birth.
The characters refer to the house by its number, 124. These digits highlight the absence of Sethe’s murdered third child. As an institution, slavery shattered its victims’ traditional family structures, or else precluded such structures from ever forming. Slaves were thus deprived of the foundations of any identity apart from their role as servants. Baby Suggs is a woman who never had the chance to be a real mother, daughter, or sister.
When her child Pearl was born, Hester's adulterous sin was discovered and she was cast out from their society and required to wear an embroidered “A” on her bosom in punishment. Hester felt guilt for her sin the rest of her life and sought repentance and absolution until the time she died. Hester never had true love for Chillingworth, but was tricked into marriage. She later told him this while speaking in her jail cell saying to him, “... thou knowest that I was frank with thee, I felt no love, nor feigned any” (Hawthorne, page #). Hester was betrayed, tricked and allowed herself to become caught up in the evil desires of another.
Mariam is first introduced in the novel; she is the daughter of Nana and Jalil. She is a harami, a child conceived out of wedlock, with a father that is ashamed of her and a mother who is unable to provide her with the love and affection that she needs. At the age of fifteen, Mariam decides she wants to go and discover her father’s life and meet his family, which results in Nana committing suicide. After the death of her mother, Jalil and his wives, force Mariam to get married to Rasheed who is older than her by at least thirty years. Her marriage with Rasheed is filled with mental and physical abuse.
M. Loisel was pretty, but the evil, that is greed, was unmasked from inside her, that she lost her looks too. Her friend at their first meeting after a few years is unable to recognize her and assumes her “a poor woman”. In a like manner, in “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D.H Lawrence, Hester’s hunger for more money leads to the death of her son, Paul. To illustrate, Paul secretly gave all his earning to his mother since “the house had been 'whispering' worse than ever lately”(Lawrence) and “Paul could not bear up against it”. Paul worked himself so hard getting money for his mother that he reached a state of physical exhaustion and “the ... ... middle of paper ... ...out children, while Hester lived in a huge house with a family and yet both these women still want more.
She is a woman who is said to have “started with all the advantages” (750), but she threw away all of her prospects when she married her husband, who is apparently unlucky. However, she is unable to let that lifestyle go and their family is left with a constant shortage of money. The mother is said to have married for love, but in the time since then it has “turned to dust”. She also has three children, but she does not love them either. She knows that her heart has a “hard little place that could not feel love...” (Lawrence, 750).
A man from town wanted to take Celie’s sister Nettie as a wife, but her father convinces the man to take Celie instead. Celie is now forced to marry an older man who already has children. Celie’s husband constantly beats and rapes her without any remorse. He even made Celie nurse Shug Avery, his mistress, when she was ill. It is now that Celie learns from Shug Avery about love.
Because of such factor, Sethe was given away when she was little and barely had recognition with her mother. Due to this past trauma in her childhood, it had an immediate effect on her as an adult which goes to show how she herself is struggling providing the care and love towards her children. Slavery had taken everything away from her; even the milk to feed her own children was stolen from the schoolteacher’s nephew who played foul towards Sethe. These events made her feel worthless of being a mother as she was unable to nurture her children. As Sethe realizes the experience of slavery and being held with no option, she does not at all circumstances want her children to endure through the same situation.
Tina, Lisa’s sister continues to get into more trouble, neglecting her baby, stealing money from her mother Cora, and doing her best to beguile Kevin, Jackie’s husband. When Jackie finds out she is pregnant with the possibility of a miscarriage, she goes to tell Kevin to find a job for the baby’s sake (IMDb, 2002). In the me... ... middle of paper ... ...e black man being nothing but abusive and the other one trying to make it right or the fact that the men in African American families are not the leaders and the mothers are the seat of the matriarchal power (Perry, 2002). Overall, I think the film was decent but perhaps too understated for its time in the early twenty-first century. The overall character profiles were very distinct and ultimately I think that was my downfall.
are discussed with Marxist feminism method. Marxist Feminism explains the ways in which women are oppressed through society. Caretaker is the story of ill-fated Nuri, who is a victim of ill-matched marriage. She is a young girl married to a child and after that her life becomes hell. Sher Khan is the husband of Nuri or Nur Begam but he never accepts her as his wife as she is ten years older than him and he is very small to understand this relationship but still he has some affection with her.