Expectations Of Susan's Life

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Society has created expectations that individuals are suppose to follow. There’s a planned play by play of how everyone’s life should go. You’re first suppose to school and get an education. When you are getting your education as a youth, you’re allowed to explore and experience hobbies you may enjoy such as sports and arts. As you grow closer to age where society considers individuals adults, one must have their life planned out. Careers, marriage, children, retirement, and all little challenges in between. Some are adults when the age 18 rolls around and they’re considered ready in society’s expectations. Others still feel as if they’re children. They feel they aren’t ready to move, to complete the convections society has in place for them. …show more content…
It became all about them becoming a great opera star. Never about her. Kane controlled every aspect of Susan’s life. He’s always towering over her in scenes where she’s at her most vulnerable. In her singing lessons, he’s dominating the scene from all angles and forces the teacher to believe that Susan can sing. Kane was going against his own principles to tell the whole truth to his readers. The reporters are all writing how Susan is an extraordinary singer, all in the need to please Kane because they fear him now. Kane has developed into a man whom he would have hated. This switch from after the election is his way to have love from people. Kane uses Susan to gain love and to control the thoughts of everyone. Crowds in Susan’s opera go from only having Kane to clamping to everyone cheering. In the scene where she’s reading the dramatic critic that she believes that Leland wrote, she breaks down and blames Kane for all her misery. She expressed the hatred over how she never really wanted to sing and how Kane forced it all. From on there she constantly expresses that Kane completely controls her. When Kane slaps her in the tent, it’s his only initially reaction to losing to control of Susan. Rage becomes the only emotion he’s able to express to Susan because she becomes the voice of reason. She becomes aware that he wants everyone to love him, but they have to be on his own terms. His morals have completely changed since his youth, and the moment he meets Susan. As his morals changed, he lost everyone’s who was willing to love him and it became a love that Kane forced and controlled. When he lost control over the love he became lost in a place of wondering who he was and why. After trashing Susan’s room, his mind can only relate back to his childhood when seeing the snowglobe. He’s acknowledging he’s trailed from his originally conventions and morals as time went

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