She saw the therapist for several years when the therapist accepted Will as a client. She felt that this was a conflict of interest, but did not want to offend the therapist who has helped her for some time. At some point she did not feel comfortable with sharing her therapist with her partner and stopped therapy altogether. She often feels alone and worries that she does not have any positive relationships in her life. Recently she has started wondering if Will is sorry for hurting her and if his children and grandchildren miss her.
Fella can make his way lot easier if he ain’t got a fambly” (ch. 26 p487). He is implying that he will no longer associate himself with the other Joads because they are weighing him down, keeping him from his own desires. When Rose of Sharon brings up that she “and Connie dn’t want to live in the county no more… a little worry came on Ma’s face” (Ch 16, p224). She did not like the thought of her daughter, although married with a baby on the way would ever leave her and her husband.
This expectation set upon him makes him question whether he truly wants to stay in Struan or find better things to do elsewhere, breaking the tradition. Ian also dislikes when others plan his future for him and assume where he will go, even if it is what he wants. He argues with his girlfriend, Cathy, “‘We don’t have to go. Most of the kids we started school with aren’t going.’ ‘Yes, but people like us have to go. You know that.
They also realize their problems and self-worth. In other words, the daughters reflect on their problems to take control and protect themselves. Innogen and Miranda represent daughterhood as an emotional journey that reflect the impact of a father’s trust. In Cymbeline, Innogen struggles with self-acceptance because her father, Cymbeline, does not accept her as a person. Innogen’s trust with her father is broken because Cymbeline does not approve of her actions, especially when she marries Posthumus.
In the poem My Brother’s Voice Unsettles Me, the speaker has a conflict with her mother because her mother does not want her seeing another man of the village. This is clear when the speaker states that “[her brother] lives near [her] mother’s house but [she] cannot go to him.” The speaker cannot go to be with her brother because her mother has ordered her to stop seeing this man. The speaker agrees with her mother because her brother “may be crazy,” but she also states that she is crazy and that she longs to hold him. The speaker is at conflict with her mother because she loves a man, but her mother does not approve, and her mother also has good reason for not approving the relationship. The love that the speaker has for her brother is clearly causing a conflict between her mother and her.
Raymond Carver's Boxes There are many types of relationships, though all are complicated and both parties of the relationship must bend over backward for one another. In Boxes, Carver shows how difficult it is for the son to cope with bringing closure to his mother’s relationship though he still loves her. The mother moves to be near her son; however, she starts packing to move again a while later; not finding the relationship she once had with her son. Through the short story “Boxes,” Raymond Carver makes evident the difficulties of bringing closure to a relationship. From the mother’s point of view, Carver displays the closure of their relationship when he describes how the mother moved to where her son lived, only to have all her boxes packed a few months later, ready to move again.
Brenda-53 is a recent widow with one child and three grandchildren. Along with her mother, her son and his three children all stay in the home as her. Her relationship with her family is well and doing better, but things have become more of a struggle since her stroke about six months ago. The relationship with her siblings varies with each one depending on personal issues as well as how much they care for their mother. Since her stroke, she is unable to use the right side as body as much making it a struggle to still helps her mother.
She is afraid of what might really happen if she walks away from all her father has begged, borrowed and stole. In a sense, Josie is giving up her life, to help her father finish his life. Not to mention Josie has no real thoughts or, she hides them so well, of what it would really be like to love someone other than her own father. Josie is probably more hiding her feelings from Tyrone because she does not want him to know what her true self feels.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” resembles her life and some of the struggles she endured: her trouble childhood after her parents divorced, leaving her mother trying to provide for her children, due to an absent father that rarely had a relationship with his children. Her marriage, in which conflict made an early appearance, and depression she suffered after the birth of her daughter mistreated by an acclaimed doctor, were also real life events. These aspects can be found in one way or another throughout this short story. Gilman’s father abandoned the family when she was young, leaving her mother with the arduous job of providing for all of them and having little time for her children. Even though in the story the speaker is still together with her husband, John, they spend most of the time apart.
Client was the youngest of four children, with an 11 year age difference between her and the next youngest child. Client reports being close with her father but also feeling responsible for taking care of him as he was immobile due to an injury to his legs resulting from a car accident that happened when the client was 5 years old. Client reports a tenuous relationship with her mother as she felt her mother was distant and “done with parenting” by the time she had the client. Client reports being left with her father for extended periods of time while her mother would go out shopping or socializing. Client reports these times in which see was responsible for cooking, cleaning and taking care of her father caused her to resent her mother for most of her childhood.