Her mother is a product of hatred and ignorance. The Breedlove's all are confronted by prejudice on a daily basis, both classism and racism, and for the first time, the white standard of beauty. Growing up in this environment, Pecola is vulnerable in every way and becomes the victim of discrimination by both white and black people in her community. Inherited from her mother the feelings of rejection, Pecola is a vulnerable girl. The novel indicates that her mother, from the early part of her life, felt a sense of separateness and unworthiness and that she "never felt at home anywhere, or that she belonged anyplace" (111).
Everyone wants a perfect family, but nothing is ever perfect. The family in “Why I Live at the P.O.” is most definitely less than perfect. When Stella-Rondo returns to her old home after leaving her husband and bringing her small child who she claims is adopted, much conflict in the family increases. Stella-Rondo turns every family member living in the household against Sister, her older sister, and every family member betrays Sister by believing the lies Stella-Rondo tells about Sister to them. Through much turmoil and distress, Sister becomes so overwhelmed with the unending conflict that she feels she must leave her home and live at the post office.
It pushed her to committing suicide which was the only way she could've freed herself. The lack of communication in a marriage can cause each partner to resent each other which was the case in the story of “To room
The client stated that she came to therapy because she has been feeling really lonely and feeling as though that she is not enough since the death of her father. After the death of her father, her mother did not pay her any attention; she understood that her mother was grieving, especially when her grandfather passed a year later. I stated that the frequent death that surrounded her mother, seem to have caused her mother to distance herself from her. She responded “yes, and it even gotten worse when my mom started to date and eventually marry my stepfather”. She mentioned that once her little sister was born, she became jealous and envious.
C. No mother wants to be the “good enough” mother, but a single working mother faces judgment from other women. D. Although a single mother suffers from physically draining, she continues to fight to stay focused. II. Sustaining The Life of a Single Working Mother A. Working 2+ jobs is tiring and frustrating, because there is no time spent with the children.
No Name Woman tried to change how women are being viewed, but in fact she was not strong enough to change the village’s traditions. No Name Woman’s fear from the people paralyzed her thoughts and made her believe that she will never get a second chance. No Name Woman was irresponsible she ran away from her duty towards her family and her child. No Name Woman thought that by killing herself she is punishing the villagers and her family for treating her badly, but in fact she was punishing herself. No Name Woman’s fear destroyed her life and proved her weak nature.
She was the oldest daughter of Sethe but sadly was murdered by Sethe herself and this act was committed by Sethe because she believed she was protecting Beloved from slavery. She is the one who brings change in the lives of Sethe, Paul D, and Denver but also the community. She first haunts her mother as being an infant ghost in their home but once fled away by Paul D; she comes back in a form of a young woman who starts to live with them. She feels betrayed by her mother due to the fact that she was murdered so therefore she is demanding for her mother’s emotions. But at the end she disappears and becomes a painful past of African Americans.
A War Inside: A Daughter’s Struggle To Escape Her Past In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”, one of the main characters, Dee, has a serious internal conflict with her heritage. Dee comes from a tight-knit family that has had it rough throughout all of its generations. Dee lives for fine, fancy things and her immediate family could never give her what she desired. Though her mother yearns for a healthy relationship with her, Dee looks past her mother’s wishes to reach her own goals of distancing herself from her family. Walker’s portrayal of Dee shows her to be very unhappy and at war with herself over her family issues.
In 'The Help', Skeeter's relationship with her mother throughout the beginning of the book is secretive and silent, the two leading separate lives, with the occasional bickering and motherly concern of her appearance and reputation within society. As the novel progresses, Skeeter forces her mother to reveal the story of how her beloved maid was fired, a story Skeeter was ignorant and sheltered of until this point. The disgust she has of her mother after she shares the awful details is evident in Skeeter's recount, 'I let my head sink into my hands. There is no redeeming piece of the story. A child should never know this about her own mother.'
Being too independent can affect personal relationships, yet on the other end of the spectrum, being too dependent on other people could cause others to view you as a burden. So what is the happy medium here and how can both extremes be avoided? Hagar Shipley is an independent woman, but it is because she has to be or because she wants to be? Her independence began at a young age, since she had no mother in her childhood to set examples for her, nor a mother to go to for advice. Her Auntie Doll was her only possible female role model in her life, but Hagar did not have much appreciation or respect for her.