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The lack of communication with the parents overflows to the Alan because the parents do not have a ste... ... middle of paper ... ...n both novels, dysfunction tears apart each family. Lack of communication emerges as the main motif in both novels. In Equus the disconnection between the parents and also between Alan’s parents and himself adds to Alan’s social awkwardness. In The Stranger detachment results in an unloving relationship between a mother and her son. In contrasting the two novels, in Equus Alan’s parents attempt to have a relationship and communicate with one another while in The Stranger the relationship between Meursault and his mother is non-existent.
Whenever he went in or out of his gate he thought with a shiver 'I shall just go on living here till I join them.' " (Wharton, 36). Ethan Frome marries Zenobia (Zeena) after the death of his mother in "an unsuccessful attempt to escape the silence, isolation and loneliness of life" (Lawson, 71). But, after time, he finds his life again becoming silent, as it was with his mother. Their lack of communication is continually making the marriage more misera... ... middle of paper ... ...and an escape to his fears and reality, through his fantasies, now brought him more suffering.
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However, despite his strong attempts at raising perfect sons and being the perfect salesman, his attempts were futile. Willy’s only consistent supporter has been his wife Linda. Although Willy continually treats her unfairly and does not pay attention to her, she displays an unceasing almost obsessive loyalty towards her husband: Even when that loyalty was not returned. This family’s discord is centered on the broken relationship between Biff and Willy. This rift began after Biff failed math class senior year and found his father cheating on Linda.
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