Do you have a favorite character in literature that you eulogize? Molly from “Wait Till Helen Comes” is my favorite character in literature of all time. She has many amazing character traits that make me eulogize her the most. Molly is an exquisite character that can do wonders.
Defensive behavior from one party in a relationship evokes defensive behavior on the part of the other. This dynamic cycle of defensiveness can intensify as described In Gibb’s second category of defensive behavior, control in the film this is exhibited in the scene when Ben and katie return from a romantic holiday in Venice. Their first night back, they compose a cuddly letter to their two kids, who are off at camp. Within minutes, the conversation is dotted with grace notes of dissatisfaction, which grow steadily louder until they've drowned out everything else. Should Ben and Katie have sex now, or after they finish the letter? Was Katie more spontaneous in Venice? Was the vacation a charade? ''I just don't want us to get to the point,'' says Ben, ''where we can't make love unless there's a concierge downstairs.''(Reiner Rob, 2001)". The argument isn't really about sex, of course. It's
Hocker and Wilmont explore the factors that contribute to interpersonal conflict, with attention to the communication behavior of the conflicting participants. They once summarized, “If we do what we have always done, we will keep getting the same results we have always gotten-results that keep us mired in the same patterns” (Interpersonal Conflict, n.d.). In the beginning of the film, the audience sees Jean in a cycle of abusive relationships with men,
She wanted to be a role model for her children and at the same time, she wanted to become friend with them. Helen valued education, and she wanted Julie to go to college and have a successful life. However, after she found out that Julie had secretly being together with Tod, the poor, unambitious man. She was disappointed, betrayed, sad. Julie moved out of Helen’s home. Later, when Helen found out that Julie and her husband Tod had nowhere to live, she let them move in with her. She is a permissive parent, yet, she cares about her children, provides them as much support as she can. Helen stayed calm when Gary told her he wanted to live with his dad for a while. I can see her heart was bleeding when she heard her son’s words. She gave Gary his father’s phone number anyway, and Gary talked to his dad over the phone and figured out the cruel fact that his dad didn’t care for them anymore. Helen wanted to comfort Gary but he refused to talk. I felt Helen’s guilt and desperation at that moment. After she broke into Gary’s room and found out that Gary was carrying the bag that contains pornography, she immediately asked Tod’s help to talk to Gary. She had a chance to talk to Tod and had learned that Tod came from a broken family. She had a better idea of who Tod was and his help to Gary gained Helen’s respect. Helen supported Tod and helped her daughter Julie overcame the tough situation in marriage. Helen
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize feelings and judge which feelings are appropriate for a given situation.
Tom never does anything without doing it to the fullest, good or bad. Tom has an overall extremely short temper, assertive,confident and aggressive nature. Tom’s wild, emotional, and uncaring attitude end up getting three people killed. Tom in the end is ultimately concerned with himself and his lavished ,intense, and high paced
In “Button, Button”, the author introduces Arthur and Norma Lewis to Mr.Steward and he offered them a deal they can’t resist. A healthy relationship can be shattered in an instance.when a business representative arrives at the front door he ends a perfect relationship. Due to this, their lives were changed in an instant. The author shows a general lesson that was that the main character didn’t really know her husband, to elaborate this is because when you are too focused on yourself you become distant. Matheson uses dialogue, foreshadows, symbolism, and pacing to connect to his readers and show that there are no perfect relationships.
People from all backgrounds also appreciate the way the movie shows a family with having good times and bad times, especially in relation to the relationship between the family members. As Tom grew up, he had a good time with the mother and his brother mike as he shared in the warmth of the family. However, his life became the source of bad times when he decided to engage in
The Keller family is broken because of the way Helen behaves. Captain Keller and James don’t have a remarkably good relationship because of Helen. Holding James to a higher expectation than Helen, allowed James to develop some resentment towards Captain Keller. Captain Keller thinks James is disrespectful when he remarks that James talks to much. James mentions, in the book, that they should put Helen in an asylum because of her animal like behavior. James then remarks that Helen is only his half sister. Every time James talks about how they should treat or deal with Helen, Captain Keller gets angry with James. In the book, Keller mentions that he wants peace in the house. James then talks about how Helen won’t learn anything if they keep giving her everything she wants. Keller snaps at him even though James says he is agreeing with him. Calling to every one of Helen’s needs, Kate doesn’t have enough time to improve her relationship with her husband and
While there was no doubt his partner frustrated the hell out of him, he felt no malice toward the young officer, in fact, it was the exact opposite. Despite his disappointment in Tom’s lack of backbone, he felt an overwhelming desire to protect the young officer, leaving him strangely conflicted. But after almost driving himself crazy trying to make sense of it all, he had finally opted for the obvious explanation. Theirs was a fledgling relationship, and therefore, there were bound to be a few shaky steps along the rocky road toward trust and friendship. While a part of him recognized his acceptance for what it was, a cop out, his tired mind needed resolution, and if taking the easy way out saved him from more sleepless nights, then so be
In conclusion, Helen had gone through a lot of difficulties after her husband's death. She no doubt was confused herself and couldn’t take step at right time. Helen shows in the beginning that she really care about her children but later on she ignores them and always used to think about Cal. She always
From this, one can infer that Helen would have also been more prone to abuse, and other effects of low self-esteem. Some of the narcissistic characteristics Helen’s mother exhibits are her utter disregard and lack of respect for everything Helen says and the choices she makes, speaking over her, giving Helen her attention only once it applies directly to her “Vice president! His income must be– does he know you’ve got a mother to support?” (Treadwell 17), and an immediate overreaction to any sort of criticism. Many children with narcissistic parents may have grow up in both neglectful and verbally abusive situations, but Helen’s situation would have been compounded beyond that as she appears to have grown-up with only her mother as a parental figure. Helen’s father was revealed in the second act as, seemingly, long dead. The Second character who exhibits the most pressing issue is Helen’s husband, Mr. J, who proves to be a sexual predator. Helen’s physical repulsion such as when the telephone girl asks her “Why’d you flinch, kid?” (Treadwell 10) and her reactions to Mr. J touching her should really have been plenty of notice for him to stop. In the beginning, Mr. J has both status and rank over Helen as her boss, which puts their implied romantic relationship on shaky and inappropriate grounds because of Mr. J’s power over her. That he constantly touches her, treats her
To begin with, every individual in the story has a unique characterization that aids to the struggles of marriage and social expectations. In the beginning of the story, the narrator expects to be mistreated by her husband, John. For instance, she says, "John always laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage" (Gilman 526), demonstrates that the narrator complies to the societal role as a wife. With this conformity, she remains controlled by her husband. "'Better in body perhaps- 'I began, and stopped short, for he…looked at me with such a stern, reproachful look that I could not say another word" (Gilman 532), shows that the narrator cannot possess her own thoughts or repudiate John. As the story progresses, the reader can see the narrator continues to remain in accordance with her husband's desires, despite the fact his treatment is not beneficial to her.
Tom is an incredibly muscular man. Nick described him as having enormous packs of muscle shifting underneath his clothes as he moved his cruel body that was capable of massive amounts of leverage. Daisy describes Tom as “a brute of a man, a great big hulking physical specimen” (15).Tom is a very powerfully built man and uses this frame as he conducts himself around others. With his massive body, Tom can be overpowering and will often impose his will on others. When Nick first arrived at Tom’s mansion, Tom turned him around by one arm and physically shifted his view multiple times (10). Tom used his body to impose his will on Nick. To run parallel with his astounding stature, Tom’s personality begins to develop as the dinner scene takes place. On multiple occasions throughout the night, Tom would interrupt the current conversation between Daisy and Nick, and he would begin his own. As Tom continued to impose his thoughts and concerns on the others, he brings up his belief which he had read about that it is up to them, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things (16). Tom shows his side of racism and furthermore establishes his lack of consideration for others. From the first time the reader meets Tom, his character makes a bold, arrogant, and overpowering reaction that will continue to form throughout the story.
However, like in most marriage there were times when either party could slip in a comfort zone which can be displeased. The first conflict identified with Judith and her husband was when Judith started feeling her marriage was growing stale. This conflict latent stage was when Brice started working long hours, not spending quality time and not giving Judith the attention she accustoms to. At the latent stage in conflict, people have differences that bother one or the other in ideas, values or need (Brookings, n.d). The conflict emerged when Harley started making advances at Judith which she tried to resist frequently for a long time despite her husband