Family and Fiona Essay

{draw:frame} NAME: KGOMOTSO KAISARA STUDENT IDENTITY NUMBER: 200804271 LECTURER: MR F-K OMOREGIE STORYLINE Mpho has been hospitalized for 2 days and has not yet heard from her mother (Fiona). She is hesitant to call her as she feels she might be disturbing her in some way. She finally gets the courage to do so and Fiona tells her she is still busy taking care of more important things.

Mpho then realize she has to get off the obsession of trying to live for her mother and doing what is supposed to keep her happy. She had to break the chain which seems to have been going on for decades from her mother’s side of the family.She decides not to grow up and be like her mother (Fiona). Fiona is power hungry and does not care what she does or whom she hurts to get to where she wants to be. Even with what she has accumulated she still wants more. She thinks money is all that matters in one’s life. She is too obsessed with making more money.

BACKGROUND Fiona grew up being neglected by her own mother (Angela). Angela was now married to a wealthy and prestigious man and her daughter Fiona was from another man who left her heart broken and with a daughter to fend for.Angela only put her energies and love to the daughter she conceived with the wealthy husband and never cared what Fiona did or did not do.

Fiona grew up wanting to be as wealthy as her step father or even worse as she realized she was treated the way she was because of her not so wealthy father. Fiona worked hard to build herself an empire which she loved so much and didn’t let anyone or anything to stand on her way of climbing higher the ladder. She met a promising husband in the sense that he had a good job and some ideas for a big company in the future.They had a daughter together. When Mpho was 2 years old her father got seriously ill and he lost his job. He had to spend so much money to cover his medical bills and with time he had little left to his name.

Fiona could not stand a man who was not financially stable hence she divorced him and did not want anything to do with Mpho as well thus she had to move with his father. Because Mpho was still young at the time she never really knew her mother until she was at secondary school. She called her mother so as for them to meet and she took her back.Fiona was busy with her making money and gaining power that she was barely home and if she happened to be there she would be attending cocktails or throwing parties herself. She was never there during family gatherings and meetings. She pushed everyone aside and did not care as long as she saw her figures multiplying every day.

Mpho is lying on her hospital bed and looks so stressed and weak. Her cousin Royce is by her bed side and has brought her a lot of goodies. Mpho: hesitantly are you sure you told mother about my being hospitalized?Royce: looks away and keeps himself busy with the things he had brought for Mpho. Yes I did cozy. He prays the subject does not go on . Mpho: trying to be positive …and what did she say? When is she coming? She must be busy with something or having problems with the flights; the weather out there is so terrible. Royce: she is not coming Mpho. Mpho: wh…_ she is disappointed but tries to maintain her anger_ why do you have to say such things? Of course she is coming.

Let me try and call her to see what could be keeping her so long _she dials her mother’s number and calls but there is no answer.Her face falls but she tries so hard to maintain a smile on her face_ there must be a bad connection or something… Royce: losing his patience with Mpho would you stop doing this to yourself. You know there is no other reason for her not being here but just that she is making money and keeping up appearances for the high and prestigious. She does not care about anyone, not even you.

Fiona: answers the phone after just a second and seems disturbed why you have to keep pestering me Mpho. You know I am in a business trip and very busy.Mpho: stammering but mother… Fiona: not listening to a word Mpho is saying I am trying to make some money here for your own benefit.

Remember the good school you are attending is being paid by what I am doing here. I will not stop at anything or put anything before my work so please just leave me alone_ the line dies_ Mpho: I just wanted…_she hears a click from the other side_ hello mother…hello…_she starts sobbing and her mind goes on a trip_ I can’t believe my mother is that obsessed with her work. She can’t even see it ills me, her own daughter. She has pushed away the few people that really care about her.

She did not even attend her own mother’s funeral. She never attends family gatherings saying she is too busy to do so. What has become of her? Who is going to stand by her in time of need? I have to end this money and power hungry obsession…my grandmother, my own mother and who is next? I swear I will not ever let anyone I care about suffer just because of me. Look at me, am in hospital because of the people that broke into her house and she does not even care.