Throughout the book Alyce proves to be a very empathetic and caring young girl. One of the times Alyce shows her empathy, the Midwife was trying to help a woman give birth, but the lady was having some trouble and Jane tried so much that in the end she just gave up to go help someone else she knew would pay her more, deciding to abandon the woman who was in need of help. Alyce decided that it wasn’t fair, and that a lady shouldn’t be left like that when she needed help, “The memory of the proud, frightened, Joan of a moment ago kept her there. And she asked herself, What would the midwife so if she were here? … Alyce took a deep breath and returned to Joan’s side” (59), so she decided to help Joan even though the midwife was too selfish to do so.
Her family saw her as a lost cause and were waiting for something bad enough to happen for her to realize she needed to get clean. Mikah threatened to not allow Jeanna to be in her child’s life if she didn 't go to treatment, and that’s when Jeanna realized she needed to help herself by getting clean. The significance of the mother and child bond shows how someone can overcome addiction because of love for another person. In Jeanna’s case, she overcame addiction twice. Once for the birth of her son, because she understood the importance of the bond of mother and child.
Janie wanted to give her grandmother assurance that she would be taken care of before her death, a month after Janie’s marriage, Nan... ... middle of paper ... ...in size and production, the marriage between Jody and Janie deteriorates. Because of Jody’s views on what the place of a woman is, they clash. Jody insists that Janie works in the store until he “commands” her to stop. Because he believes that women should be seen and not heard, Janie is muted when she has a statement. Because of Jody’s thirst for power, Janie was pushed to the background.
There is no baby to be found in the story, so one may assume a miscarriage or a stillborn death. This initial period of isolation is a key factor in helping the narrator identify truly with herself, for she starts to question the actions of the people around her who are pleading their merit through their absence. This negligence, this abuse helped to mold the mindset that she has been forced to create due to the lack of communication between doctor and patient. Feminism comes into play when the gender of the patient compromises treatment. Due to the severity of this trauma which was kept on an extremely low profile, this woman was not able to properly grieve for her lost
The women in Frankenstein are also represented as weak, dependent on men and are only there to cater to the men. For example, when we are first introduced to Caroline, she lives with her father and put his needs before her own, His daughter attended him with the greatest tenderness; but she saw with despair that their little fund was rapidly decreasing, and that they was no other prospect of support. But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity. She procured plain work; she plaited straw; and by various means contrived to earn a pittance scarcely sufficient to support life.
Eventually, Hester settles down with Pearl in a small cottage and leads a basically normal life as a seamstress. Pearl turns out to be a very peculiar child with a disobedient attitude towards life. She is 'imp-like'; in appearance and many people believe that she could be a bad influence on their comfortable Puritan town. With hearing talk that Pearl may be taken away from her, she goes to the Governor Bellingham's office in order to talk him into letting her keep the child. Bellingham is displeased with Pearl's attitude of the church and Puritanism, and therefore decides to take her away.
Since these types of activities were not suppose to appeal to women, Florence's mother and sister were startled by her unconventional actions (“Florence Nightingale”). Practicing the beliefs of Liberal Unitarian, Florence had her first calling from God, who wanted her to rid the suffering of mankind. Florence saw the best way to do so as a nurse. Once again, her parents was mortified at the thought of their daughter doing something so lowly (Selanders). During this time period, nursing was seen as an undignified occupation, and the Nightingales insisted their daughter take no part in it (Allitt 806).
She forces her family and friends away from her. Esther’s mother proves to have a negative effect on Esther’s well-being. In the beginning, Esther’s mother faces denial and refuses to acknowledge that Esther has a problem. When Esther refuses to come to Doctor Gordon’s shock treatments, Esther’s mother response is “I knew my baby wasn’t like that. Like those awful people.
There is no way that my mistress will vent her anger in some small way” (Lines 41-42). The Nurse, towards Medea 's children, reminds them how horrible their father is, as he left their mother helpless, a traitor to them and their mother, she also vents out her worry over the actions that Medea would take, from the knowledge she has acquired by being with Medea for so
She is silenced not to tell anyone about her explicit rapes because she knows it would kill her mother, and therefore only expresses her hardship to God. This poor young girl deals with hardship most adults do not even encounter, but handles it with her own prerogative.