Emily and the town of Grierson are afraid of anything in their society changing because they have always followed tradition; Emily is a byproduct of this community not wanting to change: “Emily is a product of that society and she clings desperately to it as when she refuses to give up her father’s body” (Dilworth 252). When Miss Emily’s father dies, she enters a state of denial. Emily’s father had been her caretaker, provider, and protector. He was the prime figure in her life and gave her a ... ... middle of paper ... ...lities. He also uses their actions to reveal human resistant to avoid change.
Why Eveline Didn't Leave to Go to Buenos Aires with Frank Trapped in a world where mental anguish imprisons her, Eveline is another of James Joyce's paralyzed souls. Her life is full of ups and downs. Every day she struggles with burdens that she should not have to bear and when the opportunity comes for her to get away from this retched life, she denies herself the chance. The reasons why I feel Eveline did not leave for Buenos Aires with Frank is because she was obligated to her family, she was afraid of the unknown and she did not know how to receive love. "Strange that it should come that very night to remind her of the promise to her mother, her promise to keep the home together as long as she could."
However, in the end, she chooses the same path as her mother and, due to her fear, essentially squelches her own opportunity for change with a life of sameness. Eveline's relationship with her father certainly adds to her fear of change. Her father tries to stop her from changing many times in her life. He demonstrates to her how he fears and thoroughly dislikes change of any kind. In her life as a young child he expresses his distaste for the changing demographic in their neighborhood, "Damned Italians!"
However this did not happen this way because Beloved came back to haunt the family which resulted in her two boys leaving because they could not stand the pressure of living in a haunted house. So, again motherhood was inhibited because with out any children there is no mother hood and this is all because of slavery. Although Sethe prevented her children from being put back into the evil forces of slavery, there is a greater question of importance. Can Sethe be thought of as a heroine for releasing them from slavery or is it murder? These questions must also be related back to the real-life character Margaret Garner.
Everyone she thinks she could ever love is in another world; there is nothing for her in this world, so she thinks she is ready for the n... ... middle of paper ... ...ever actually does it is because Woodville talks her out of each time she seriously considers it. The other reason is because she knows it is unnatural to take your own life willingly. Even so she becomes very impatient waiting for the hour when God should grant her wish of letting her die by His hand. The guilt Mathilda's father imposes on her, definitely affects her concept of self. It makes Mathilda wonder if something is wrong with her.
This quote shows that even Juliet knows that she cannot be with Romeo because of the feud and because she knows her parents will not allow it. If the family feud had not existed, or her parents had been more accepting and lenient, Romeo and Juliet would have been married without resistance and they could have lived a long, fulfilled life together. In this case, it is not fate that denies her love for Romeo but rather her parents’ hatred towards the Montague
From the beginning of the novel, Dedé dreads having to talk to reporters and the like about the tragedy of the Mirabal sisters from the perspective of the sister who lives. She reveals to the reporter that she survives by only focusing on the good memories, and when she cannot do so she “get[s] stuck playing the same bad moment” (7). Fate forces Dedé to live either with her sisters in the past, or without them in the present, so she chooses to remember the good times. However, she cannot selectively remember only what she loves about her family’s past, and thus occasionally is caught in an unending bad memory. Dedé primarily speaks of the good times and what made each sister so unique, but later in the story she gets caught in the bad times.
She pleads to Antigone, “what life is dear to me bereft of you?” (Sophocles 136). Ismene would rather die than live without Antigone. In deciding to give her life for her brother, Antigone neglects her sister, and acts selfishly. She therefore should not have signed herself over to death as it has severely negative effects on her only living
The guilt would have made Eveline even more mentally beaten. Though Frank had promised her a “home in Buenos Ayres” she did not know enough about him to let go of her insecurities and trust him (5). Raised a Catholic she knew it is wrong to leave her family alone to search for personal happiness. Because of all the characteristics Eveline obtained growing up into a young woman, she decides to stay with her family of whom “she had never dreamed of being departed” (3).
Although it is not easy to pursue your dreams, it is even more difficult to give up those dreams for the interests of others. Eveline, the main character in James Joyce's short story by the same name, is torn between staying in her unhappy home with her father and leaving to find a life with her lover, Frank. Eveline made a promise to her dying mother "to keep the home together as long as she could" (Joyce 6). But because of her unfulfilling job and her verbally abusive alcoholic father, she begins toying with the idea of leaving with Frank. She believes if she goes with Frank, he will "give her life, perhaps love, too" (Joyce 6).