Elizabeth Gaskell’s, Wives and Daughters is centered on the main character Molly Gibson. She’s the daughter of the local town doctor Dr. Gibson. The premature death of Molly’s mother, forced the father to be both parents to the young girl. Over the years, the father and daughter duo managed to build a bond that was strong, loving and caring. Just a few miles up the road lived the Hamley family.
Squire Hamley and his disable wife are close friends to Molly and her father. On occasion, Molly would spend time with the Hamley’s who lover as if she was one of their own children. The Hamley’s have two son’s inspiring to be scholars of science at Cambridge University. Squire and his wife, dote on their oldest son Osborne because they consider him to be a genius with a guarantee successful future and riches. On the other hand, Roger is portrayed as a passive vessel that won’t amount to nothing more than a good lad with no grand success in his future.
In this essay, I am going to compare the ways the writers present the relationship between parents and children in Romeo and Juliet, Her Father and My father thought it Bloody Queer. All parents love, care and protect their children in different ways. At the beginning of Act 1 scene 2 in “Romeo and Juliet”, Lord Capulet seems like a caring and loving character as he is reluctant to allow Juliet to get married with whomever she loves. At this point, his intention just want Juliet to be happy as Juliet is his only child. This can be shown in the line 1.2.15 where Lord Capulet said: “She’s the hopeful lady of my earth.” This suggests to the audience that he cares, love and value his daughter.
She was particularly unenthused with her husband after it is revealed that “he borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married” without telling her. (35) She expresses her marriage as regretful, which illustrates her ambition to strive for better, being Tom. Essentially it illustrates that she would rather be treated with little respect to achieve status, rather than to be treated with respect without status. Myrtle not only exudes her ambition through her pompous attitude, but also in the manner in which she carries herself. She is a young woman in her “middle thirties, and faintly stout, but (carries) her surplus flesh sensuously,” and although she is not attributed with beauty she is somewhat charismatic.
Jane seems to be seeking outside approval be it from anyone due to the parental neglect that she faces as well as the envy she feels towards her, “prettier” amateur model, best friend Angela. Jane’s idea of the American dream is to look like Angela and to live a financially comfortable life, however not be as sad as her parents; she doesn’t know what happiness is. Moreover, it is made apparent that Jane used to be close with her father at one point; however, her relationship with Lester has dwindled away. Though what infuriates Jane is the fact that her father has fallen for her Angela, who Lester gives more attention to than his own daughter. “JANE I need a father who's a role model, not some horny geek-boy who's gonna spray his shorts whenever I bring a girlfriend home from school.
In 1890 and 1891 some ... ... middle of paper ... ...husetts. Alcott remains an enduring figure in American literature. Although some regard her portrayals of nineteenth-century domestic life as dated, she is remembered for her sympathetic and realistic portrayals of the maturing adolescent. Her most popular work, Little Women, was instrumental in changing the focus of juvenile literature to include sensitive works for young adults. Nineteenth century women authors were some of the mo9st influential writers in the past several hundred years.
She moved back in with her parents for a short while, getting a secretary job at one of the local churches. The preacher there had recently also been through a divorce, and the two began dating. After a year of dating, she and the preacher, my grandfather, married. The two were together for 43 years, until his death in 2014. Cathy says that my grandfather was the first man she ever really loved.
Many of Hagar’s relationships have been hindered, or have eventually deteriorated as a result of her exaggerated sense of pride. Because of this her misfortune in relationships is self inflicted, as she decides consciously or unconsciously to sustain her pride rather than her relationships. When Hagar decides to marry Brampton Shipley, a man thought to be unsuitable for someone of her social status, her father literally forbids her to wed. He tells Hagar that his thoughts are solely for her welfare and that to marry without a fathers consent is simply not done. More to spite him rather than to defend her personal conviction, Hagar says “It’ll be done by me.” (Laurence 49).
It makes people think badly of the family and shames them. People knew that Wickham wasn?t in love with Lydia, and that Lydia lives for the excitement. Lydia?s attitude towards marriage was that she enjoys flirting and having a good time, so wasn?t thinking of her future. In the book it says that Mr Wickham?s ?affection for her soon sunk into indifference?. As they were not thinking about love or their future, their marriage is not a happy one and although Lydia likes to brag about being the first one of the daughters to be married, it is predicted she will regret this later.
The Misfit in Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find I feel that the Grandmother in the story 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' suffers from psychological conditions. She does not care at all about anyone but herself. I feel that she may even be narcissistic. It is ironic because she would be expected to look out for her family. The Cambridge Dictionary defines narcissism as 'too much interest in and admiration for your own physical appearance and/or your own abilities' It is ironic because she would be expected to look out for her family, however in reality she only really looks out for herself.