Her sister held Louise when “she wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment…” (4). This leads the reader to not knowing whether it is out of grief or if it is a cry of relief. 7. Two important quotes from the story are: “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.” (14) This quote explains the sadness she feels for the loss of her husband, but the realization that after years of confinement in her marriage, she will finally have a chance at a life. “When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease—of joy that kills.” (23) This quote speaks to the irony of how fleeting life is.
Each girl seemed to want more than they could have, when Marmee, which is what the girls called Mrs. March, only wanted her children to be happy and her husband to come home safely. Yet once again through this time, family was important. During one of the nights while the girls sat and sewed at their mother's feet the story of the family is told. At a time of poverty at it's worst, Aunt March suggested... ... middle of paper ... ...elegram is sent to the March home that Mr. March has fallen ill. Mrs. March quickly prepares to go and nurse him back to health, but once again the lack of money dampens the plans. In Jo's desire to help out she goes to town and sells her hair for money and collects twenty-five dollars to contribute to the travels.
“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”(Lao Tzu). In Kate Chopin’s, “The Story of an Hour”, it tells of a heart trouble married woman, Louise Mallard, who learns that the man she loved and married, Brently has died. Mrs. Mallard’s behavior and emotions have shocked her entire family as she finds it a joyful and powerful event that may change her life for the hour that she has remaining to live. Mrs. Mallard considers his death as a freedom that she has yet longed for over so many years.
Many times, parental issues lead to children pulling away or rebelling, but Cheryl never did. She was so grateful to have the family that she did have and appreciated all that her mother did for her and her siblings. I believe that is a key reason as to why her mother’s death was so hard on her. Of course, anyone who loses a parent would be devastated, but losing the only parent you have, the only one who has ever done anything for you, that makes things ten times worse. Cheryl’s mother was the glue, the mold that held what family she had left together.
Katherine Anne Porter wrote “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” to showcase how one woman responds to loss with strong faith. The reader is introduced to a feisty eighty year old woman named Granny Weatherall. Granny Weatherall is near death and while laying in her bed she starts to reminisce about past events in her life which include her being jilted by George, her fiancé. Then later on, Granny marries a man named John, who soon later dies leaving her with four kids. Granny assumes the role of both mother and father by taking care of everything for her kids.
Mentoring a person suffering an adversity is a chance to help them but also a chance to make use of a personal adversity and persevere. Joseph Wiesenfarth asserts Granny’s children are her consolation for the pain suffered in her life (“Internal Opposition” 106). The attentiveness of Cornelia and the rushing of Lydia and Jimmy to be at their dying mother’s bedside points not to children who consoled their mother but of a mother who consoled her children overcoming adversity for the sake of their future. Focusing on the future is a means of perseverance through
Granny Weatherall later think about her long life and the hardship she been through as a single mother raising her children. She also thought about her first love George who did not showed up at their wedding and her husband John who died a young man. Granny rethinks about her life as a mother and her c... ... middle of paper ... ... she was scared and alone. With the Grandmother, she already prepared to die if anything happens. She doesn’t have to wear the fancy outfit for the trip but she did it anyways.
Her cousin John would constantly cause her physical and emotional harm, while cousins Georgiana and Eliza preferred to ignore her. Jane had spent eight years at Lowood Institution and suffered many hardships. Her life is saddened when her best and only friend, Helen Burns, dies at Lowood from sickness. Fortunately Jane wants a better life for herself, and ventures out into the world. I do like this work so far because it is interesting to see what will happen to Jane and where her life will lead.
Harry, and Cornelia. The most interesting ideas of mortality surround the main character, Granny Weatherall. Her character stops living life to the fullest at a young age when she is jilted at the altar by her lover. This tragic event kills something inside her, though she is determined to prove she is not affected by the event. A state of denial becomes her strongest characteristic as she denies her mortality throughout most of the story by talking about and planning life as if she will live forever.
She did not hesitate and bravely to choose her own love. Though her marriage was not as good as she had imagined the happiness of life, and the husband, Winfield meager income also drinking heavily, finally abandoned Amanda and two young children, but she still remembered and loved her husband. Her husband 's weakness did not make Amanda fall down; instead, she was brave enough to support the family, raising and educating of their two young children. Daughter Laura was a disability to close her fantasy world, and she was collection of a pile of glass small animals as partners. Amanda knew Laura sensitive, fragile, she was always in the care and encourages her daughter.