As a result of attempting to ruin other’s romantic relationships, one finds themselves unable to reciprocate love. After Amaranta feels wronged and betrayed due to her sister’s relationship with Crespi, she develops a sort of bitterness towards love. As a final means to stop the wedding she wishes for a tragic event to happen in the family. Her wish is granted when Remedios, the wife of her brother dies from implications due to pregnancy. The mourning period for Remedios puts Rebeca’s wedding plans at a standstill, after many months of mourning, their brother Jose Arcadio (II) returns home.
Mariam, the illegitimate child of a wealthy businessman from Heart who lacked the courage to marry Nana, Mariam’s mother after having dishonored her. After the suicide of Nana, Jalil is compelled by circumstances to refuge to Mariam. Mariam resents to the limited place in her father's life. On her arrival in Jalil’s house she is exposed to the realities of life and she realizes that her father's place is her life has completely turned since his other wives considered her to be a burden then an asset. She is discriminated at every juncture.
For many characters it is challenging to see through Yanna’s false appearance, but that was not the case for Sol. Sol “saw, a broken life, a frightened woman, a marriage that would bind him-however briefly-to grief” and therefore, regrets, agreeing to marry Yanna (Richler 7). Sol’s consent for marriage to Yanna causes him greater regret as his brother’s and niece’s lives are ruined as a result of this arrangement. Yanna pretends to be a loving mother and wife but truly she is not. Years later, when Ruth finally meets her mother Yanna, she finds out that her mother is also apologetic for the way her false appearance affected her first family.
Unduly depressed by a sense of her own superfluity she thought he probably scorned her”(207). Through the rejection Henchard and Elizabeth-Jane suffered from Lucetta and Farfrae, the father and daughter are communally bound in their care for the happiness of the two lovers but they also feel hurt and rejected by the marriage. More important than Henchard and Elizabeth-Jane’s rejection by their friends, is their rejection of each other. When Elizabeth-Jane and Farfrae are courting, Henchard foresees his stepdaughter easily leaving him under the influence of Farfrae. Henchard admits that “Farfrae would never recognize him more than superciliously; his poverty ensured that, no less than his past conduct.
It makes Mathilda wonder if something is wrong with her. She also believes she is the cause of her mother's and eventually father's death. Mathilda feels unworthy of any sort of relationship later in life. After her father kills himself, she is devastated and feels lost in the world he left her in. Although her father may not have meant to do so, he affected the way Mathilda would forever look at her self and how she fit into society.
Blanche has never come to terms with the guilt that she feels over his death as well as the rejection she had felt by his choice of a male partner. She had been a genteel southern woman who tried to marry well and planed to live her life in comfort. The reality for Blanche comes when she is forced to have to work and finds her beauty diminishing. She becomes desperate as she has lost her position as a school teacher due to her having sexual relations with a student. Blanche has crossed boundaries that have led her to feel more guilt and desperation.
After discovering that Aihara attempted to commit suicide, Fusako and Aihara officially get divorced. Often times, Fusako gets angry with Shingo for letting her marry someone like Aihara. In one argument, Fusako tells Shingo how her husband was a mess and therefore she is mess. She then states “if you didn’t want it that way, then it would have been a very good idea for you to look into things before you married me off” (Kawabata 134). This shows that Shingo was not successful in setting up a sturdy marriage for his daughter and that causes tension between them, which has a negative effect on the entire family.
The casting away of her ring symbolizes Edna throwing off the shackles of society and a loveless marriage to be her own person. She stamps on the ring, showing her distaste for her path in life and her choices in the past. Edna’s madness, and break down, show her deteriorating patience with her life and the mothering façade she wears day to day. Society views her as mad when she moves out of her husband’s house to live on her own. She breaks away from her life to set herself
Mammachi and Baby Kochamma got authoritative role in the family after the death of Pappachi. Both were victims of patriarchy but played significant role in bringing misery and death of Ammu. They couldn’t understand Ammu’s loneliness, her anxiety for childrens and her painful unsuccessful marriage. They become her enemy and increased her mental sufferings. They favoured caste system and become hostile towards Ammu for having an affair with low caste Velutha.
She feels the pressure of not having the financial stability to support her home, children, and lifestyle; therefore she resents her children and her husband. “Children who are rejected by their parents experience more personality disorders and behavior problems in adolescence and adulthood than those whose parents accept them” (Erkan, 2010). Sadly, this was the case with Paul because of his mother’s lack of acceptance for him. Due to the fact that the mother could ... ... middle of paper ... ...be the death of a person. Works Cited Bayley, N. (1940).