Mother And Son In Soul Gone Home

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It has been said that the love and connection between the mother and child is very powerful and unbreakable. The ideal relationship of a mother and a son could have been a tender loving care for one another. It is where the mother would nurture her son in the best way possible. While the son, on the other hand, will grow up with decent manners and morals. However, this relationship is not always seemed to happen in every household. In the play, Soul Gone Home, the relationship of the mother and son in the story was not quite upright. It is full of anger, regret, and lots of unspoken words. Their story is about their personal grievances, and how the son’s death insinuates their immense confrontation. The play started by the son, Ronnie, lying …show more content…
He said, “I wish I wasn't dead, so I could speak to you. You been a hell of a mama!”. In Ronnie’s suddenly speaking, it shows that he regrets plenty of things, especially the things that he hasn’t said to his mother. His character was full of anger towards the mother. He felt like he was abandoned by his mother. Moreover, in his eyes, his mother just lets him starve making him feel unloved and unwanted even though she was there with him all throughout. As the confrontation continues, Ronnie angrily asked his mother what she could have done for him. In response the mother admitted that “your father ruint me-and you's the result” and disgustedly said that “just when you get big enough to work and do me some good, you have to go and die.” This expresses that she wasn’t fond of having him in the first place because he is just a result of an unexpected pregnancy. Consequently, for her it is just a mistake that ruins her life, but she still decided to keep him, hoping in the future to have a better life. Sadly, it didn’t end up that way. Ronnie died, and his mother continued her …show more content…
As for the first paragraph, the son – Ronnie – died and his death insinuates the vast confrontation. Without his death, those bitter unspoken words in their heart, will be incessantly buried. Moreover, Ronnie had given a chance to talk to his mother about his displeasure. He outspokenly says those ugly harbored feelings of him. An opportunity that is impossible to happen in real life. On the other hand, the mother also had the chance to bluntly say where she’s coming from with all her acts toward his son. As a mother, it is hard for them to express and explain those hurtful experiences they had, especially if the result of that event is their own child. For they know it is a painful reality that will hit their child gravely. It became an instrument for them to understand each other. This story incorporates the audience the importance of being honest in what we think and act for no one knows if it can still be said or not. A massive amount of people has regrets in life. Words they couldn’t say before. It might be a simple “thank you”, “I love you”, or “I’m sorry”. And in the scene where Ronnie died and spoke to his mother is a representation of all the unrealistic “what if” thoughts of everyone. If every death people could have one last word, what could it be? As for Ronnie, it was his grievances about how he felt during those times with his

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