There is a real sense that Pecola cannot participate in traditions, or receive wisdom from previous generations, because her family life is so unhealthy. When her own body begins to change, she can only fear it. Her mother has not taken care to prepare her for those changes, in sharp contrast to Mrs. MacTeer, who has fully prepared ... ... middle of paper ... ...Pecola as an individual. She instead sees Pecola as an abstracted representative of a whole social class, a social class she hates, and consequently she was merciless and cruel to Pecola. While everyone continue to treat Pecola bad in every way, Pecola retreats further and further from the real world into madness.
As her children Ezra, Cody and Jenny grow up, they realize the relationship they had with their mother. Jenny regrets not standing up to Pearl and has grown up with an eating disorder. The eating disorder represents Jenny trying to make her own decisions, that of which she could not do when she was living with Pearl. Cody states, “You think we’re Family?” You think we’re some jolly, situation-comedy family when we’re in particles, torn apart, torn all over the place, and our mother was a witch,” (Tyler, 301). Pearl showed her family that love was not appropriate.
…::...::... For once, Butters was actually looking forward to a Saturday night. He ate dinner as quickly as possible without getting grounded (shoving food into your face was rude and didn't allow for proper digestion, a groundable offense) and tried to act casual until it was time to go to bed. It wasn't easy. Butters’s heart was pounding so hard he was almost sure his parents could hear it, but Linda and Stephen paid him about as much attention as they always did, which is to say, none. It seemed like the only time his parents ever really even looked at him was when he was doing something wrong.
Poor Emily received little attention when attention was needed, allowing us to condemn the mother for her actions. At the same time we understand her because in the past 19 years there were certain situations that they endured where she had no control, leaving her helpless. What we see in the mother from the beginning is guilt, guilt about neglecting Emily. After a concerned phone call about her daughter, anger caused by guilt buried within herself emerges “who needs help…you think because i am her mother I have a key...there is all that life that has happened outside of me, beyond me.” The mother is defensive and outraged about this phone call at first but shortly after we see the guilt. We find ourselves asking why does she act this way and how is guilt associated with the way she acted?
Her husband's constant saying he understands such things only seems to enable her to isolate herself more and ignore her responsibilities as a mother. If the tending to the child is such a pleasure why hasn't he done it enough to know how to put him to bed... ... middle of paper ... ... his statement, "Can we eat the turkey for super?" (39). His mother lies lifeless in her bed and his father is evidently upset. This family's lack of communication allows the situation to get out of control and in a downward spin that alone they can not handle.
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.
I had no strength to crawl away-even if it meant saving my life” (Pelzer, 19-20). David had the misfortune of having to endure emotional abuse from his mother. Emotional abuse can be defined as “rejection, terrorization, isolation, exploitation, degradation, ridicule, or failure to provide emotional support, love and affection” (Papalia & Feldman p. 161). An Example of such abuse that David had experienced, was when his mother degraded him by referring to him as an “it”. Proclaiming his own mother as, “the Bitch,” David’s experiences emotional maltreatment as his mother screams, “you’re a nobody!
Concluding Sentence Liesel is an example of a character that is negatively impacted by the power of words. Body Paragraph 1 Topic Sentence 1 Liesel’s slow development of the power of words causes her to experience the negative effects of words and misery on many occasions throughout her lifetime. Point 1a Liesel is abandoned by her mother at a young age. Proof 1a “’Is my mother a communist?’ Staring. Straight ahead.
But her opinions were brought on by more that the ability to think for herself; she suffered much during her childhood and throughout the years to come. Wollstonecraft dealt with the beating of her mother and sister, death of a close friend, and even a nervous breakdown of her sister. Her own experiences in her life inspired her to write a book that would cause her to be criticized harshly for her radical views. From the beginning, Mary's life was one large cry for help. Her father, always in the middle of some economic failure, would beat Mary's mother and the children during his drunken fits of rage and frustration over losing money and being a failure.
Her suspicion of her husband is so strong because of her low self-esteem and insecurities. Abigail threatens her. What is she to do? Everyday she is faced with the reminder that she wasn’t enough for the love of her life but she has no choice - she cannot leave. Society had not yet accepted even the concept of divorce, especially Practising Catholics like themselves.