Granny Weatherall has weathered all with more than her fair share of life’s adversities. The oldest adversity Granny recalls is George’s jilting. Joseph Wiesenfarth declares the jilting is the “central fact of her life,” (“Internal Opposition” 107). Anyone is hurt by being left at the altar and would have thought about it over the years. Granny wishes to forget the jilting because she is self-disciplined with no desire for self-pity.
Despite going through such hardships in raising her children, she wished to do it again; suggesting that despite her many injustices she did eventually find love, peace, and reason within her life. It had been difficult "but not too hard for her" (3).... ... middle of paper ... ... her children, and gave people hope to see through the darkness. The theme truly is "what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger". Granny is humanity. Humanity's need to give reason and purpose to life sets us up for disappointment.
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall reminds us of the plight of many women who wait for life to claim them, rather than seek life out for themselves. In her final moments she moves from lucid consciousness to confused semiconsciousness where she is tormented by her memories of her long lost love, her dead daughter and her impending death. As Granny Weatherall reviews her life by remembering the important happenings, disappointments, crises, and achievements, she is tended to by her daughter Cornelia and the Doctor Harry. Bedridden, Granny is in denial of her situation and dependance on her caretakers, telling the doctor “Get along now, take your schoolbooks and go. There’s nothing wrong with me”.
Mostly she appears better off without a man (Laman). Although George had the ability to pitch her soul into the deep pit of hell.I agree with Laman when she states Granny's last act contradicts her own theories that only by the submission to a man, and by being a mother, can a woman achieve happiness and health. Her attitude towards George sixty years later proves not only that she did not forget the jilting by George, but the she led a happy life, with a man and children. Granny's one true and noticeable fault was not blowing out her own light, but asking for a sign from the wrong person. Although quite aware of the proper channels through which requests to God are to be made, she had after all a "secret comfortable understanding with a few favorite saints who cleared a straight road to God for her (The Jilting of Granny Weatherall 1686).
The narrator says “I am not sick” (Porter 77). Granny becomes angry as the doctor examines her because she thinks she is healthy when in actuality she on her death bed. The dreadful memories that Granny has been harboring in her mind for so long are contributing to her current mental state of scattered thoughts. The attitude Granny shows toward the doctor is hostile because of all the loss in her life. Granny keeps her faith although, but in her dying moment she asks for a sign from God.
(Beloved), Sethe says this quote in a conversation with Denver about Beloved’s ghost and how she is raising hell throughout the house, but “Sethe is still defending her when Denver criticizes her” (Dramaticfictionquestions). Sethe shows this love for her family throughout the novel even when her family is going through rough times. “She did not want children, she wanted me, just me, and she got me” (A Prayer for Owen Meany 2.3) John is talking about how even though his birth is unplanned his mom loves him utterly and the relationship that they have is one that John treasures and values. In the end of Beloved the ghost of Beloved
At the time, Jake healed Katie of her problems, however, their relationship eventually fell through after Jake sexually assaulted her. That incident was extremely traumatic for Katie, but allowed her to become an independent woman. In Marbles, Ellen’s mother serves as the main form of support and encouragement. Due to her illness, Ellen had numerous expenses in order to maintain her moods, stating “This is not a disease for an artist’s budget” (Forney, 230). Ellen’s mother recognized this issue, and payed for Ellen’s treatment.
Maggie has been promised the quilts, but does not think that they are worth fighting for because she knows she can remember her grandma without them. Mama finally stands up to Dee, and tells her that she promised Maggie the quilts so she could not have them. The story is told in first person point of view through the eyes of Mama.... ... middle of paper ... ...acters through Mama so that each daughter is portrayed in an accurate way. Using the symbol of the quilts deepens the characterization of the daughters because it shows how each character feels about her family and it’s history. Dee is characterized as a shallow person who will go with any trend that comes about while Maggie comes across as a reserved and quiet girl.
Meanwhile, her father traveled as a preacher who sold religious books that Dix and her family stitched together. Her only escape from her responsibilities, were in the occasional visits she paid to her grandparents on her father's side, during which she became very close to her doting grandfather; therefore, his death in 1809 left her aching. Eventually, Dix became frustrated with her pressing responsibilities and home life, so she fled to her grandmother's home in Boston, where her grandmother attempted to instill proper manners and etiquette, however Dix did not take well to her instruction, so she was shipped off to her cousins in Worchester. Finally, surrounded by other children her age who possessed good manners, Dix developed the poise and skills that defined and followed her throughout the rest of her life (Morin). After returning to her grandmother, Dix persuaded her to open a small school in the mansion.
She was a caring mother that wanted to see her children succeed and lead what she believed to be a meaningful and secure life, although her techniques and visions in achieving this were misguided and overbearing. During the play’s snapshot of life, the Great Depression had taken its toll on the family which made Amanda reminisce about her past as a southern belle to escape the pain she felt in her present. She was in constant denial of her daughter’s defect and personality (Roberts). She could not grasp why her daughter was not more like herself in her younger years. She continually badgered Tom to become what she envisioned a man to be and not to chase what she considered silly dreams of adventure.