From her childhood and teenage relationship with her mother, to her bond with her husband later in life, Joan=s relationships are rarely free of turmoil and drama. These relationships definitely have an influence on Joan, impacting her as a person. The issue of Joan and her relationships reveals a question: How are Joan=s relationships important to her identity? The first major relationship in Joan=s life is the one with her mother. Joan feels unwanted and unloved by her mother, who treats Joan coldly because of her weight problem.
A recurrent theme in the narrative of Bleak House is the failings of mothers to their natural born daughters. In the narrative many mothers are both unintentionally and intentionally uncaring to the physical, mental, and emotional state of their daughters. The cruelty that mothers can and will subject their daughters to can be clearly shown in many of the relationships of some of the important characters in the story, such as, Mrs. Jellyby and Caddy Jellyby. We are shown that many women succeed in finding the maternal support the need and crave in their friendships to other women. Although Esther is essentially Dickens design of what traits women should want to embody, she manages to become a surrogate mother to many of the females characters
She didn’t know that that memory was going to only add to her daily hauntings. The memories of her cruel act against her children was only one more thing that added to the stack of her upsetting history. She spends her whole life trying to avoid thinking about her past, but that is a hard thing to overcome for a former slave who had to do unspeakable things in order to live. Further in the novel readers discover along with Sethe the ghost in which they call Beloved is the rebirth of her slayed daughter.... ... middle of paper ... ...novel Beloved by Toni Morrison there is a reoccurring theme that history will haunt you and it is shown in this novel by Beloved, Denver, and Sethe. Boris Kodjoe once said, “Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace.
Sethe and Cynthia both have horrific pasts, leaving them in captivity and causing them to have unhealthy relationships with their daughters. Sethe and Cynthia love the only way the know how, possessively and dependently, causing Denver and Roxanne’s mental enslavement. In the film Secrets and Lies, both Cynthia and her twenty-one year-old daughter Roxanne, live a life of captivity. Cynthia’s is due to her unexplained past, while Roxanne’s is in result of her overbearing mother. Cynthia’s lack of freedom does not result from another’s actions, but from her own past.
Some examples shown through the song are poverty, education, healthcare, marriage and family. All three girls’ different stories and struggles they face. The first girl mentioned is Lisa, she feels alone in the world, her mother is a drug addict and likes to bring many men home. The song talks about things in the beginning work out well, but later on in the night, the mom and the man end up fighting. The men beat Lisa and when Lisa tries to tell her mom, her mom does not believe her.
You'll soon learnâ€¦you're wasting yourself". Helen drinks, she is poor, living off of men putting them before Jo, she is sarcastic and cold when it comes to Jo "I can't bear to be parted from you" and inappropriately shares her sex-life with her daughter but worse of all, she regrets that she has had a child; many of these attitudes make Jo fell disgusted towards her mother, making her even more insecure. Jo only being a child is scared and vulnerable, not having a mother rollmodle or any advice from her mother "It's your life, ruin it your own way", Jo without noticing she is following some of her mother's patterns making the some of the same mistakes, and following certain life styles, which are the same things that made her feel disgusted of her mother. Jo fells jealous of the attention her mother gets from other men, and as she has never been felt loved by anyone and has no experience of love whatsoever, Jo with no experience and with out an a advice a traditional mother would give, she soon gets pregnant. Helen moves with a man leaving Jo alone.
The power of financial stability is dangerous to toy around with; one could work their selves to death just to earn a dollar. In the beginning of the story the author introduces the setting as being a beautiful home that is made cold by the lack of love of the parents, specifically the mother. “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them” (Lawrence, 2007, p. 493). It is the mother’s lack of security within her own life that portrays the same feelings to her children. 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.
For many characters it is challenging to see through Yanna’s false appearance, but that was not the case for Sol. Sol “saw, a broken life, a frightened woman, a marriage that would bind him-however briefly-to grief” and therefore, regrets, agreeing to marry Yanna (Richler 7). Sol’s consent for marriage to Yanna causes him greater regret as his brother’s and niece’s lives are ruined as a result of this arrangement. Yanna pretends to be a loving mother and wife but truly she is not. Years later, when Ruth finally meets her mother Yanna, she finds out that her mother is also apologetic for the way her false appearance affected her first family.
Eventually Helen gives him her diary which pours out the confessions of her previously disastrous life and gives way to hope for a new future and helps both Gilbert and the reader understand the pain of this troubled woman. Helen passionately challenging ideas such as the extreme sheltering of girls, and the extreme exposure of boys, to the harshness of the world. We especially see this when Gilbert Markham argues with Helen over the differential treatment of boys and girls and the implied outcomes. Helen's protective treatment of her son Arthur sparks reaction in Gilbert. Gilbert's response to this is to say that “…and by such means ... you will never render him virtuous”.
These struggles are cultural inheritance, neighborhood , and her family economics status . CONFLICTS Throughout the House on Mango Street Esperanza had to experience a lot of conflicts. I in chapter 3 (Boys and Girls) she is experiencing the conflict of a kind of -loneliness. She isn’t satisfied by the companionship of her young sister. In this chapter Esperanza expresses her feelings of not being satisfied by saying, “Nanny is too young to be my friend.