What started as a celebration of my grandmother’s ninetieth birthday soon became a difficult imbroglio of complicated family tensions. My father could not decide who was in charge of the event, and when Uncle Roy called Dad a demanding jerk, the heated disagreement or imbroglio really got started. Luckily, I took my grandmother out to lunch while they were planning the party, so she didn’t have to hear the competitive imbroglio or complex struggle between her grown children.
Quiz: What is an example of a well-known imbroglio in literature?
- Newland Archer’s falling in love with his wife-to-be, May Welland, and hoping that their marriage doesn’t turn to dullness like his friend’s.
- The realization by Babbitt that he has never done one thing that he has wanted to during his entire life.
- The complex plot of Romeo and Juliet in which a family feud prevents the two young lovers from being together.