She always getting into a fight with her mother all the time about her beauty, because she has a habit of looking at herself in the mirror wherever she found one, “…she had a quick, nervous giggling habit of craning her neck to glance into the mirror or checking other people’s faces to make sure her own was alright.” (126). Moreover, her mother always compares her with her sister, June, which makes she feel even more hatred toward her mother, “Why don’t you clean your room like your sister? How’ve you got your hair fixed – what the hell stinks? Hair spray? You don’t see your sister using that junk.” (126).
In Charlotte Bronte’s, Jane Eyre, Jane goes through numerous self-discoveries, herself-realization and discipline leads her to a life she chooses to make her happy. Jane Eyre has a rough life from the start. Forced to stay with people who despise her, Jane can only help herself. Jane must overcome the odds against her, which add to many. Jane is a woman with no voice, until she changes her destiny.
When Dee, the oldest daughter, arrives the family is awkwardly reunited. Dee begins to lay claim to various household objects. However, when she tries to claim quilts that were promised Maggie, Mama turns her down. Even though, the storyline is quite simple, the personality of each person makes it far more complex. Mama illustrates the fears of what Walker feels is her future.
Kincaid was disapproved of by her family when she became a writer, much like the daughter in Girl would be. Kincaid uses the mother’s instructions on sweeping, cooking, cleaning, shopping, and gardening to express the domesticity that is expected from the daughter to turn her into the
In the Short story “Where Are You Going Where Have You Been” written by Joyce Carol Oates we are introduced with the protagonist of the story Connie a fiffteen year old girl. Connies character is a teenage girl who views herself as an adult who pays little attention to authority given by her parents. Connie continuously disobeys her parents and thanks to her “goodie-goodie” older sister is allowed to go out late at night. The story begins with Connie 's mother scolding at her for admiring herself in the mirror. Here we are given the sense that she is very self centered and cares alot about her appearance.
Oates dramatizes a real life wrong doing story to test and examine the decisive moment people face when at the crossroads between the illusions and innocence of youth and the uncertain future ahead of them. Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” tells a story of a teenage girl named Connie who is having a hard time transitioning from being a teenager to becoming an adult. She is a superficial and selfish teenager who ends up in a horrifying situation she must accept unless she wants her family to be in the same horrifying situation. Like most teenagers, Connie explores her surroundings and numerous temptations confront her along the way. Connie's mother and her own intuition attempt to protect her from the wickedness in society, but sometimes the allure of these enticements "cry 'to one' like a fire in the sun"(Dylan 613).
She lives with her mother, grandfather and uncle in their home, being the center of attention for the duration of the time until her younger sister, Stella-Rondo returns home. The return of Stella-Rondo sparks a conflict with Sister immediately because Sister is obviously envious of her and has been even before she came back to China Grove. The reader gets clear evidence of Sister’s jealousy toward Stella-Rondo when Sister says “She’s always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away.”(594). Clearly Sister has a predisposition toward Stella-Rondo returning for many reasons, and this is the beginning of the conflict that she begins to have with herself. Stella-Rondo returns to the house with a child during the middle of dinner, and Sister is feeling greatly offended by this and shows us her arrogance and dismay that she’s losing the center of attention when she says “There I was o... ... middle of paper ... ...ly marking the time, in hopes that a member of her family will come to the post office and beg for her return as she states in, “And if Stella-Rondo should come to me this minute, on bended knees, and attempt to explain the incidents of her life…I’d simply put my fingers in both my ears and refuse to listen.”(602).
But when it gets to the point where she wants to take some quilts that Big Dee and Mama had done she starts arguing with her mother and Martinez4 her mother tells her no Maggie stayed somewhat in shock because ‘no’ was not a word Dee was used to hearing. Dee is the oldest daughter of Mama Johnson. Eventough she is pretty and has the nice hair and everything she is totally a misrepresentation of her he... ... middle of paper ... ...nd appreciate them. Works Cited Bmad, Nick. “Symbolism in Walkers ‘Everyday Use’.” Enotes.
One of the ways to show the rocky relationship of the two is through their dialog when they discuss their mothers. The best place to start is at the beginning, at the start of the story, when the two girls are first put into the shelter. Twyla really seems to have no interest in being Roberta’s friend. She’s caught up on the racist remarks of her mother, Mary. Mary tells her that “They don’t wash their hair, and smell funny,” (Jones) Twyla even says they didn’t like each other much at first.
As to mother expecting her child to clean the house, “A mean mother breaks the Child Labor Law by making her children work - washing dishes, making beds, learning to cook and doing other cruel and unpleasant chores” (How To Be A Mean Mother). Sometimes she is not the one who has st... ... middle of paper ... ...bsite. Web. 12 June 2010. < http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/why-mothers-daughters-cant-just-get-along> Donaldson, Susan James.