She learns that she is not the only one going through a struggle and it gives her strength to carry on. When she finally gets her own house and is reunited with her sister, it is a huge step in her growth because she goes from a woman who has nothing, to a woman who owns a house and has friends, family and control of her life. Bibliography: Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. Pocket Books New York, 1982.
Laura is nothing like her mother. Her brother uses the word crippled to describe his sister Laura and Amanda despises such talk. Laura is not like the other girls and is painfully shy. Her mother still pushes her to become something more than just a home girl who listens to records and plays with glass figurines Laura is enrolled in the Rubicam's Business College where her mother believes will give Laura another asset to present to her gentlemen callers. Amanda becomes unnerved when she finds out Laura has dropped out and spent her days strolling and wandering around by herself.
In the novel, The Glass Castle, a girl, Jeannette Walls, grows up with very unfit parents and watched them continuously fail her and her siblings. Her dad was a drunk that changed jobs after quitting each one and caused his family all around the country because of the trouble he would get into. Her mom, was always jobless and believed she was meant to be an artist. When she finally got a job as a teacher, she wasn’t responsible enough to get up in the morning or dress herself for work, so her kids had to do it for her. She would cry and say that she hated her life because she hated her job.
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.
The main character Bud’s daughter have grown up without a happy childhood. Her mother leaves her and Bud because she dislikes that Bud can not even take care of the family. After Bud become s famous, he begins to put even lesser attention to his daughter. Their conversations always ends with arguments. So, his daughter decides to look for her mother.
The narrator considers her as a 'Blue-Baby' and privileged. The narrator also sees her mother as 'shameless and obscene'; she tries to direct her friend's attention away from her mother as much as possible. In the story, we are told by the narrator that she was 'never comfortable for a minute' in high school and 'was close to despair at all times'. She hated being called upon to do anything in front of an audience, whether it is the class or just the teacher. She reveals that she hasn't accepted herself as who she is, always wishing to be like someone else, she hasn't learned to respect herself as a growing teenager which makes it hard for her to understand the relationship between her mother and herself.
Thus leaving the mothers character in a lack of hope for a better future. Because the mother is living in a world of depression a dark wall has wrapped itself around her. Worrying solemnly about the life of her daughter, the mother is neglecting to appreciate the positive attributes her daughter is presenting. Emily is a gifted comedian, "Where does it come from, that comedy?" (p.159) being a comedian during the Great Depression is almost as rare as finding water during an extensive drought.
Blanche and Stanley never see eye to eye and this situation is a prime example of that. Blanche having lost everything moves to Elysian Fields in New Orleans to see her sister Stella. She has lost her husband, her parents, her job and, most importantly, their old family home, Belle Reve. After the sisters finally meet, Blanche disliked the fact that she had to stay home and watch older family members die while Stella made off with Stanley. Blanche is also appalled that her sister is living in a run down place like this one when they both come from a sophisticated background.
Because of that incident, Joy was a stout girl in her thirties who had never danced a step or had any normal good times. (O'Connor 249). She had a wooden leg that only brought her teasing from others and problems in doing daily activities. Joy was very rude as well. In the story it speaks of her comments being so rude and ugly and her face so glum that her mother's boss, Mrs. Hopewell, would tell her if she could not come pleasantly than for her to not come at all.
She had overslept, which made her and Kisha miss school. Kisha could see the pain in Destiny’s eyes. She knew she had to tell why their mom wouldn’t be coming home and that she moving to New York. Destiny told Kisha the horrible news. They both wept and held each other until they both fell asleep.