No one seemed to be able to cope with the fact that he was gone even though he left many years ago. Amanda is constantly treating Tom like a child. She tells him how to eat, when to eat, and what he should and should not wear. Tom eventually gets fed up with everything. He can’t stand his factory job, the responsibility of being the man or being treated like a child by his mother.
The Baram family appear to have a strong relationship however, from the genogram and the ecomap it give the idea that over-crowding in their household, Alan losing his job, and having to raise a baby has put a huge amount of pressure on their bond. In some aspects, by bringing May into their home it has relieved some of the stress from Josie. Transition points builds a lot of pressure on families with the changing roles and having to adapt to fit in to this new role. For Alan, he had been the ‘breadwinning husband’ until he was fired and is now unable to provide for his family. Josie is the ‘caring mother’ and she is frustrated as it is not only to her baby but to two grown women, Coral and Janna who would leave the housework to her.
Though her sons plead without her throughout the book, Willy’s outbursts cause her a state of distress which leads to her putting more stress on the family as a whole: Happy for his inability to face the reality of their situation, and Biff for his inability to hold a job and settle down. But it is Willy who is impacted by her actions the most. He sees how much his wife struggles to hold their dysfunctional family together, ... ... middle of paper ... ... from achieving true happiness in his life. Willy takes his life because he is unhappy because he does not have the material wealth he would like. Works Cited Citations: Miller, Arthur.
Lena (Mama) is Walter’s mother and is very concerned about her family. She tries to keep things held together despite all of the happenings. Mama’s husband had just recently died so times seemed to be even harder. They all live in a small apartment when living space is very confined (Hansberry 1731). They all have dreams in which they are trying to obtain, but other members of the family seem to hold back each other from obtaining them (Decker).
Tom works a dead end job to support his family a burden left to him by his father who left then some years ago. While tom performs this obligation, as he grows older he also want to grow free of his family and mind more meaning in his life. These conflicting ideals often lead to fights with his overbearing mother who wants him to stay and take the place of his father permanently as she has no means to support her... ... middle of paper ... ...ass-menagerie-at-loeb-drama-center-cambridge-mass.html?pagewanted=2 http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/arts-literature/theater/theater-review-the-glass-menagerie/article_aefc5e74-0c65-5208-b307-09bc8c772ecd.html ( TONY FARRELL Special correspondent) http://www.tennesseewilliamsstudies.org/archives/2000/4debusscher.pdf (Gilbert Debusscher) Gilbert Dehusscher- Secerts and lies in the glass menaerine- http://www.tennesseewilliamsstudies.org/archives/2000/4debusscher.pdf http://classiclit.about.com/od/glassmenagerie/fr/aa_glassmenager.htm (James Topham) http://redmondaplit.blogspot.com/2012/02/characters-trapped-by-illusion-glass.html (Rachael Redmond) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/theater/reviews/the-glass-menagerie-at-loeb-drama-center-cambridge-mass.html?_r=0 http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/theatre/2010/04/05/100405crth_theatre_lahr
In All the King’s Men, Jack Burden repeatedly has difficulty relating to the world, and is constantly plagued by cynicism and apathy for the people that surround him. One cause of this is his mother, Mrs. Murrell, who Jack never mentions except for when he returns home to Burden’s Landing. Because of his mother’s relationship with men, Jack neither feels close nor distant towards her, creating a strange limbo state between motherly love and the physical love she offers to her many husbands. Jack is therefore affected by her choices in marriage negatively, and distrusts women and cannot have a healthy love life because of her influence when he was a child. Because of his mother’s ability to attract men, the issue of the identity of a father figure in his formative years, and the Oedipal tendencies that his mother shows towards him, Jack is stunted when it comes to having a healthy relationship and relating to his own family.
There was a lack of communication that existed throughout the story that revealed how unappreciated they were of Gregor and his sister, who was on her way towards becoming like her brother. Gregor was very important to the family's welfare. At first he was the only working member of the family, and his job was very important; the whole future of Gregor and his family depended on it (p.84). For so long he wanted to quit his work, because he wasn't happy with it. But he said to himself, " Besides, I have to provide for my parents and my sister.
Her father is an overbearing and unfair man who takes his daughters earnings for himself; and rather than appreciating her sacrifices, he ridicules her. As she now lives with her dad and her two brothers, she feels tired and frustrated with her dad’s commands and her everyday life. Everyday, she sadly waits for frank to come back into her life once again and fill her life with happiness. Eveline may possibily in the future live her freedom when her controlling father passes away, but perhaps it will become too late for her to experience the freedom she wanted.
The Younger’s as a whole hope to make something of themselves and rise above the unspoken cultural limitations on black family unit of the period. The main character Walter ends up fronting the majority of the strain these challenges present on the family. As a result he alienates himself from the other members of the family and overtime becomes a harsh and negative person towards every other character. This presents a conflict of authority as Walter’s mother Lena (Mama) wishes to help guide the troubled family and met with resistance from her son. With the recent death of her husband she has seen order and stability in the family plummet and is more worried than ever about the direction the family is headed.
She feels the pressure of not having the financial stability to support her home, children, and lifestyle; therefore she resents her children and her husband. “Children who are rejected by their parents experience more personality disorders and behavior problems in adolescence and adulthood than those whose parents accept them” (Erkan, 2010). Sadly, this was the case with Paul because of his mother’s lack of acceptance for him. Due to the fact that the mother could ... ... middle of paper ... ...be the death of a person. Works Cited Bayley, N. (1940).