"..mah wife don't know nothin' `bout speech makin'. Ah never married her for nothin' lak dat. She's a woman and her place is in de home. "(McGowan) Janie would have left him immediately if it wasn't for her dependence on him, and the need to find someone on whom she could depend before moving on. The next man that Janie confides in is Joe Starks.
However, the mother that does adopt them will never be able to replace the feeling of abandonment the child has. That child will always know that for some reason they were ne... ... middle of paper ... ...e and social problems. Sandra Maria Esteves talked about what life would be like for these children if they had a mother, but now the door is opened to what abandoned children go through on a daily basis. Sandra Maria Esteves spoke about the glorious life some children live with having the care from a mother. She talked about the great things they would bond over and all the things the mother would do for their children.
"If she once likes people, she won't hear anything against them." (Page 220) When Ántonia fell in love with Larry Donovan, she wouldn't listen to anybody who gave her advice against him. She trusted him with all her heart and that led to the result she got later. Larry Donovan did not want to marry her and abandoned her with a baby. Although heartbroken, she managed to go back home and live her life on the farm with her family.
With the start of her life, till the time she was first married off, Nanny tells her how to live her life but she is looking out for Janie. Nanny picked her first husband Logan, who Janie quickly realizes he is the type of man she does not want to be with. She wants to be in love, and to not be looked at as almost a slave. Even though Jody looked like a man who could give her what she wanted, she also realized that she did not want to be looked at like an object. Which lastly leaves Tea Cake, a younger man who looked at Janie as a prize but did not read her like Jody did.
Nanny provided her with love and protection, but that is not the love she wanted. One day in her early teen years Janie thought she finally had found out what love was with Johnny Taylor, a young boy, but her grandmother told her love was about “stability and money, “and had nothing to do with caring about the other person. On Janie’s journey, she... ... middle of paper ... ...at she had to be strong and much more than a house-wife. Moving on with her life, in the next marriage with Joe she was constantly belittled, but she stayed by his side even after the abuse. Janie had develop faithfulness in this relationship, but still she had not found true love.
And, after her mother passed away, they all drifted away from each other. Cheryl did everything she could to keep her family together, but I think she felt as if no one else w... ... middle of paper ... ...ad completely different relationships with their parents. . I look at her relationship differently not only because her mother is dead and their fathers are alive, but because their relationships were completely different. Cheryl actually had a relationship with her mother, and a pretty good one at that.
While Janie’s Nanny forces her into marrying Logan Killicks for security; Logan also lacks love and compassion for Janie and silences her. Janie cannot use her voice when she marries Logan Killicks because of her Nanny. Although Janie knows “exactly whut” she wants to say; expressing her voice is “hard to do” (Hurston 8). From the beginning, Logan does not resemble her perfect pear tree love, which to Janie means a man who instills confidence into his wife and listens to her voice. Logan falls short of fulfilling that dream as he isolates her from the community, leaving her with no voice whatsoever.
By her first worrying for them and then after showing relief when the husband and child come home. The Mother’s status in My Mother Never Worked was just as mighty as Calixta’s, but with a stranger presentation. This was accomplished by the present-time narrative in the beginning and end of the story by her daughter. Which reflected on how important the woman’s actions were so amazing to the family and really drove the point home for the reader. Womanhood was a strong theme in the two essays as well.
When Dee finds out that her mama promise to give the quilts to her sister, Dee gets very angry and says that she deserves the quilts more than Maggie because Maggie would not take care of them like she would. Dee feels that she can value and treasure heritage more than her sister Maggie. Dee does what she wants, whenever she wants and she will not accept the word no for any answer. “She thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that "no" is a word the world never learned to say to her.” Maggie is used to never getting anything. Throughout the entire story, it says that Maggie gives up many things so Dee can have what she needs or
She realized that she married him only because of Nanny’s wishes, and she did not - and was never going to - love him. It was with this realization that her “first dream was dead, so she became a woman” (25) And although the “memory of Nanny was still powerful and strong”, (29) Janie left with Joe Starks. However her marriage to Jody was no better than her marriage to Logan. Jody was powerful and demanding, and although at first he seemed amazing, Jody forced Janie into a domestic lifestyle that was worse than the one that she escaped. Jody abused Janie both emotionally and physically, and belittled her to nothing more than a trophy wife.