Rowling even admits that her mother’s painful death influenced her to write. She also created a lot of strong father figures in Harry Potter, and said that was because her father was not a very good one. She eventually got married and had a child when she was 27. Sadly, it ended in divorce. She had to raise her child by herself while she was unemployed and they weren’t doing so well.
They separated and Ted moved in with the new woman, leaving Sylvia and their two children. Battling depression during this time, Sylvia soon ended her life. She left behind numerous writings that many might see as signs of her depression and suicide attempts. Sylvia wrote “Daddy” in 1963 about a girl’s emotional struggle with her German father who died and was like a monster. This father represents Sylvia’s own father who died when she was young.
Who’s history can reveal very much” (P. 24). Frank starts dating Vicki, a young southern nurse who has recently divorced her first husband and behaves naively, even though Frank knows that she has seen terrible things in her career and therefore could not be as clos... ... middle of paper ... ...uckett, who visited Frank couple times to share his emotions and feeling and the issues he was facing. One day Walter tried to kiss him, and Frank ordered him out of his house; where he later committed suicide. Frank is constantly doubting himself and life because of the elusiveness of happiness for example, “ Is life itself an illness or a syndrome? Who knows?
Because she could not pursue her dreams as planned, she organized for a “platonic” marriage, which was basically for intellectual convenience. When Sonya was 18, she married Vladimir Kovalevsky, and brought her sister to move with them, again, for intellectual purposes. To her disappointment, Sonya realized she couldn’t pursue every part of her educational career, so she stayed with her first love, mathematics. Her husband, Vladimir, went on to study paleontology and left her. She had many struggles trying to receive higher education because of the restrictions women had when it came to furthering ones education.
His father, a heavy drinker, abandoned the family when Poe was a year old, and at two years of age, Poe witnessed his mother’s death of tuberculosis. He was haunted by his mother’s death; it was a topic that he often explored in his writings later in life. Poe was then separated from his two sibling and taken in by the Allans, from whom he took his second name, in Richmond, Virginia. Although, Poe had a good relationship with his foster mother, he had a turbulent relationship with his foster father, with whom he often argued (Giammarco, 2012). As a child, Poe attended school in England for five years, and he later returned to America to continue his schooling.
Once Marilyn eventually ends up similar to her mother she decides to focus on Lydia’s future from an early age. She focuses so intently, that she overlooked the fact that maybe Lydia didn’t want to become all these things that her mother had imagined. Ng shows her Lydia’s neglect to her parent’s desires when Marilyn found out that, “ It had not been science that Lydia had loved...As if the tears are telescopes, she begins to see more clearly.... Everything that she had wanted for Lydia, which Lydia had never wanted but embraced anyway (247).” Lydia’s parents are filled with guilt as soon as they find about their daughter’s disappearance; they realized that their expectations of Lydia to fulfill their lost dreams had ultimately taken the best of her. Marilyn had just found out that she did not have desires of becoming a doctor because Lydia did want to see the disappointment in their parents. After finding the stethoscope and other articles in Lydia’s room given by her parents, it became evident that Marilyn and James had gone too far.
One theme of the book is weakness of character; this is shown by Ethan’s marraige, his inability to stand up to his wife, and his involvement concerning the "accident." The first way weakness of charcter is shown in the book is through the marriage of Ethan and his wife. He married her because she had tried to help his mother recover from an illness, and once his mother died he could not bear the thought of living in the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and always seemed to have some kind of illness. It seemed all she ever did was complain, and he resented this because it stifled his growing soul.
Robert Frost's "Home Burial" is a masterfully written example of such works, conceived from his and his wife's anguish at the loss of their first-born son as well as from the estrangement between his sister-in-law and her husband due to the death of their child. In Donald J. Greiner's commentary on Frost's works, "The Indespensible Robert Frost," it is revealed that "Mrs. Frost could not ease her grief following Elliot's death, and Frost later reported that she knew then that the world was evil. Amy in "Home Burial" makes the same observation". "Home Burial" illustrates the cause of the failing marriage as a breakdown of communication, both verbally and physically, between two people who adopt totally different views in the midst of crisis.
Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life, death was a frequent visitor to those he loved around him. When Poe was only 3 years old, his loving mother died of Tuberculosis. Because Poe’s father left when he was an infant, he was now an orphan and went to live with the Allan’s. His stepmother was very affectionate towards Edgar and was a very prominent figure in his life. However, years later she also died from Tuberculosis, leaving Poe lonely and forlorn.
However, a little research into past will certainly open the doors to a better understanding of his writing. Abandoned as an infant by his father, Poe lost his mother to tuberculosis at the age of three, and was sent to live with foster parents. There he was raised but never adopted. Also, his relationship with his foster father was quite tumultuous. Shortly after their death, he married his cousin Virginia Clemm, who also ended up contracting tuberculosis and died after a long hard battle with the disease.