The carefree attitude, with regard to her children, displayed by Nora in Act I is never seen again. Upon the entrance of Nils Krogstad’s character to the play, Nora is too consumed with her own thoughts and fears to tend to her children in the childlike way she had in the past. Instead, Nora is always shuffling the children off with the nurse. Nora even goes as far as to ask the children to lie if approached about Krogstad’s secret appearance in the home. This is important because, later Torvald proclaims that women are responsible for the morality of their children.
The steps hold a great deal of cherished memories for her but she does not cling to their physical presence as they, too, are a memory. In the first stanza of her poem, Levertov recalls a moment that she shared with her husband before they parted ways. She says, "The old wooden steps to the front door/ where I was sitting that fall morning/ when you came downstairs, just awake,/ and my joy at sight of you... pulled me to my feet to tell you/ how much I loved you" to show the degree to which she was in love with this man at that time (lines 1-8). Her use of the word "you" shows that she is speaking to that man in this stanza. It is interesting to hear that it was not only her "joy at sight of" him but also "the old wooden steps" that caused her to stand up.
She shares in her diary on April 2nd, 1960, “As a consequence, there have been extra guards patrolling the hall outside out cell, so I didn’t dare write until tonight” (Alvarez 237). Maria Teresa is not only concerned about her own safety, but she is careful not to act out upon Trujillo’s enforcers. She is fully aware that any mistake she ma... ... middle of paper ... ... Evidently, Maria Teresa is being selfish and failing to recognize her sister’s bold act in hoping to achieve freedom. Focusing on her own freedom and safety, Maria Teresa loses sight of the kind consideration that she developed in her childhood. Maria Teresa’s cautiousness and sensitivity remain consistent during the revolution, while her consideration for others changes.
He knew that once she was gone, she wasn’t coming back. Alice smiled at her little brother, at the way his fingers curled around hers. He was just a kid, ten years younger than herself. “Are you sure about this?” Her mother asked her, looking outside the window to see the storm raging. She nodded, not wanting to wait any longer.
Things will never be the same as they once were due to her car accident. Ashley’s daughter says to her mom “I like to go play with your friends, because they have legs, and they can do things” (7 KTVB.COM). Hearing that from your own daughter has to be painful but all you can do is hope and pray to get better. “She says 'Momma, I will wait. I 'll wait until you walk, I 'll be patient” (7 KTVB.COM).
“Yes, you may Fiona.” Fiona grinned slyly as she swaggered to the wooden door. However before she could grasp the doorknob her mother interrupted her. When she placed her hand on Fiona’s shoulder, Fiona tensed, fearing her mother had discovered her intention for leaving the house. “Now Fiona, remember not to stray afar from the house. We don’t want you getting lost now do we?” “No…” Fiona mumbled as she presented her mother with a weak smile.
I can’t let my equipment fog up,” Doug told her. “Are you coming?” She ran a hand over her son’s dark hair. “It’s a bit cool for him.” “We’ll bundle him up good.” Jon trotted over to drop a kiss atop her head. “You said yourself babies shouldn’t be kept indoors all the time. You said it gives ‘em weak constitutions.” “Well.” Doug saw her weaken and hid a smile.
The family remembers her, and will not forget her, which keeps her alive in the n... ... middle of paper ... ...ides to "walk back ... stay there till I fix what I did wrong the first time ... take my sulfones too with Eleanor" (258), and leaves with Ka-san, a representation of Eleanor. This ending also shows the contradicting effects of the mother's invisible, yet existing characteristic, illustrating how Poppy was unable to let go of Eleanor, but the children were able to do so. This result is understandable since Poppy is the one who spent more time with Eleanor and the children are used to having her only spiritually. In Blu's Hanging by Yamanaka, the absence of mother leads to two opposing outcomes in the family: Poppy's downfall, the children's vulnerability to societal attacks, and at the same time a force to bond the family members together and guide the children to the right direction. Works Cited: Yamanaka, Lois-Ann.
Sula’s need for love was first expressed in the beginning of the novel when she is twelve years old. Not realizing that Sula is nearby, Hannah, her mother says: “I love Sula. I just don’t like her.” Sula “only heard Hannah’s words, and the pronouncement sent her flying up the stairs. In bewilderment, she stood at the window fingering the curtain edge, aware of a sting in her eye.”(57) Sula did not show that her mother’s words truly hurt her. She ran away from the problem when she heard Nel call for her.
Carol, who found insurmountable joy from music, would never know she was different from other children. Pearl found comfort in that fact that the burden and stress of life would never fall on her daughter. The next decision that came to Pearl was if she should put her daughter in a home. Pearl had a fear that she would die then who would care for Carol. A girl told Pearl Carol would no longer be invited to her parties and Pearl realized Carol should be people who... ... middle of paper ... ...facing and I feel that understanding disabilities will only make me a stronger teacher.