“Nadya felt that her mother did not understand her and was incapable of understanding. She felt this for the first time in her life, and it positively frightened her and made her want to hide herself, and she went away to her own room.”
“Betrothed” by Anton Chekhov
Does root of anxiety come from the fact that our parents do not understand us?
In “The End of the Party” author Graham Greene presents childhood fears of darkness. Francis keeps having bad dreams and nightmares about it. Adults do not take dreads seriously. Francis’s mother ignores painful emotions experienced by her son. And the story of Francis comes to grief.