‘They were always asking her things, before I came here.’ … ‘Did the Fuhrer take her away?’ … ‘I knew it.’ The words were thrown at the steps and Liesel could feel the slush of anger stirring hotly in her stomach. ‘I hate the Fuhrer’ she said. ‘I hate him.’” (115) Liesel’s mom leaves her with foster parents because she wishes to protect her from the fate she is enduring. The words Paula, Liesel’s mom, uses go against Hitler because she is a communist which resulted in her being taken away and Liesel to lose her mother and experience the loss of her. This shows Liesel experiences unhappiness because of her mother’s disappearance which is caused by the words she openly uses that contradicts Hitler.
Last is Buddy Willard, now Esther’s ex, sends Esther to a conflict between Buddy and herself, and another one between herself and her search for someone considered pure. Everything becomes piled together and it all becomes too much for Esther. All of the external factors lead to Esther’s downfall into a period of deep depression. Esther’s failure in her writing career is the first of many factors that send her into her depression. After Esther’s scholarship was over, she was sent back home to live with her mother.
With her observation she has noticed that Medea is literally wasting away since she has learned about her husband’s marriage, never moving her eyes from the ground. It is also at this point that readers get a hint of foreshadowing as the Nurse says, “And she hates her children now and feels no joy at seeing them; I fear she may contrive some untoward scheme; for her mood is dangerous nor will she brook her cruel treatment; ….for dreadful is her wrath” (Lines 14-18). The Nurse speaks about the way she has seen Medea look at her children. Since this betrayal came from their father, she despises them in a way as she no longer feels joy or happiness seeing them. With worry, the nurse explains what she thinks Medea will create, a scheme, to get revenge in a way that might either hurt her children or the husband and his royal bride.
The mother in Tillie Olsen’s story, “I Stand Here Ironing” gives insight into the upbringing of her first child. We see she is guilty of neglect towards Emily and is distressed due to poor decisions that she had made rearing her daughter. The mother reflects on the past and thinks that her actions and “lack of” might have affected Emily. She is so engulfed in “what ifs” and “how could I’s” that she is practically beating herself mentally. Poor Emily received little attention when attention was needed, allowing us to condemn the mother for her actions.
“I hate you. I wish I were dead…” are the words of Amy Tan, which are included in her essay “The Most Hateful Words”. The hatred is directed to her mother, with whom, she had a turbulent relationship. The sixteen year old Tan talks about never being able to forgive her mother for all the injustices she had to endure. Tan and her mother didn’t have the greatest relationship, however at the age of 47, Tan saw herself forgiving her ill mother.
Emotionally shut out and neglected by her mother, taunted and teased all the time by her mother and her new husband, frequently called UGLY and told she was not welcome and unwanted. Home life was so bad Clare took herself off to social services and asked to be put into a home but was refused, feeling helpless and life was not living she attempted suicide by swallowing a bottle of bleach. "I felt sick, happy and sad. I was happy because tonight if the bleach worked I would die. No more Tomorrows.
She kept longing for a male figure who could replace her father. Also, poor relationship between Esther and her mother added to triggering her madness. Esther hated her mother and requested not to visit with her when hospitalized with mental illness. Furthermore, she complained about her mother questioning the progress of her illness. For example, “she never scolded me, but kept begging me, with a sorrowful face, to tell her what she had done wrong” (Plath, p.202).
Where Uhtred loses his father who “did not much like children.” (Cornwell 8), Liesel constantly faces abandonment, one being by her mother. Liesel’s mother abandons Liesel for her safety, as her mother is a communist, and Liesel feels “A gang of tears trudged from her eyes and she held on and refused to go inside.” (Zusak p. 28) However, before her mother was compelled to leave for her daughter’s own safety, Liesel’s first trauma is revealed: her brother’s death, which is where anxiety begins to form. At her brother’s funeral, Liesel steals her first book, The Gravediggers Handbook. Zusack asserts that “it didn’t really matter what the book was about. It was what it meant that was more important” (Ibid 45).
Celie's stepfather mistreated her in such a way that an accurate depiction was made. When Celie's mother became ill and unable to satisfy her husband, he told Celie to fulfill her mother's job. When Celie cried because of the pain, her stepfather said, "you better shut up and git used to it"(3). To assure himself that no one would find out about his secret he told Celie "you better not never tell nobody but God it'd kill your mammy"(1) and told Mr._____ "she tell lies"(9). As a result, when Celie's mother passed away, she felt that she killed her mother, when in fact her mother was terminally ill. After two pregnancies, Celie was unable to produce anymore children because her father injured her reproductive system.
He was totally moved around the bend with Anna’s insinuations and he beat her up endlessly until everyone pulled the father away because he seemed to be killing her. Noel arrived from school; she had completed her O level. Her mother new that she will be going through a hard time when Noel was around but this time Noel promised to be subservient to her parents. Her mother listened to her and hoped that she would keep her promise and turn over... ... middle of paper ... ...had seen so many girls in her village being abandoned by their boyfriends. She looked pathetic and miserable all the time, her solemn face told everyone that heir was something disturbing about her.