She is considered to be somewhat simple-minded and unsuitable as a minister’s wife because she lacks interest and aptitude for housekeeping and cooking and laughs like a girl at her own failures when she tries do such things. Also, her generous nature makes her incapable of living within her husband’s income. Instead of being thrifty, she is more interested in giving things away. On one occasion, she gives away an ornamental vase that the Church had provided as part of the furnishings of their house. This action causes a big uproar because the villagers view this as stealing from her husband’s Church.
You don’t see your sister using that junk.” (126). Her mother, whenever she gossips on the phone with her aunties. They always admire June over her, “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked, and Connie couldn’t do a thing, her minded was all filled with trashy daydreams.” (126). To them, June is always the best, because she is good at almost everything and Connie cannot do anything right. Therefore, when Connie’s mother says something or complaint about her beauty, she rolls her eyeballs and wishes that her mother was
The stepmother is not at fault here, her only intentions were to make sure her daughter stays happy and for that she kept ignoring and treating Beauty poorly. And before she could realize it she had turned into an ungrateful stepmother who did not like her stepdaughter at all because she was so involved in her daughter 's happiness. Since the entire neighborhood knew about Beauty and Pock Face it was evident that one was looked upon as pretty while the other addressed as ugly. Any mother cannot tolerate the consistent rejections of proposals that Pock Face got. Therefore the stepmother took this step and chose Pock Face over Beauty in
Vivie is a refined woman with class, well dressed and her mother, a nice woman, but lack the class and skills of Vivie world. The characters, stage, and themes make this an enjoyable play. The play is very successful getting the message across about women being exploited as prostitutes. It was unfortunate that the good intentions and hard work of Mrs. Warren ultimately causes her to loose her daughter. It is ironic that her mother’s profession, a madam, which provides the life for Vivie with a fine education and all the perks of being rich, causes them to have different values and perceptions on life issues.
But then things happened and changed her into a stern, frowns woman who gets mad easily even if it’s the smallest thing. Miss Polly told Nancy to clean the attic as fast as possible and informed that her 11 year old niece, Pollyanna would come and live there. Nancy was shocked while Aunt Polly wasn’t happy at all. She didn’t hate the child, but it meant responsibility and pressure. Her younger sister chose to marry the poor minister but full of love and passion.
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.
The astronomer’s wife is managing the house finding the silliest things to keep her busy: “…from the removal of the spot left there from dinner on the astronomer’s vest to the severe trashing of the mayonnaise for lunch”. Elisa spends her days in garden raising chrysanthemums “bigger than anybody around here.” The fact that these two women did not have any children can mislead us to the conclusion that they were both trying to satisfy the instincts they were probably having at the age of thirty-five. While this is the case with Elisa, the astronomer’s wife had different problem: the lack of communication with her husband and incapability to understand the world he was in.
I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in towards the red-hot brick chimney. Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes? I’d wanted to ask her. She hated the house that much (316).” Dee had no interest in trying to help her sister Maggie, she just was so glad that she did not have to live in that old house anymore. Mama also says, “This house is in a pasture, too, like the other.
It leaves you questioning if this young girls mother is having a talk with her daughter about how to represent herself as a classy lady because she hasn 't done so in the past. Her mother states many times throughout the text that she 's trying to help “prevent you from looking like the slut I know you are so bent on becoming” (Kincaid 120). The text ends with the girl simply asking “but what if the baker won’t let me feel the bread”? (Kincaid 120). In which her mother scolds her “You mean that after all you are really going to be the kind of woman who the baker won’t let near the bread”?
Her mother's resentment was made clear as she compares Connie's "room cleaning" abilities. "Why don't you keep your room clean like your sister?" from that statement I got the feeling June could do no wrong! June was just the opposite of Connie, plain, quiet, and wall flower type. Connie was constantly criticized and compared.