The town gossips because they are nosy and curious, Emily kept to herself and did not come out of her house much. “WHEN Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant--a combined gardener and cook--had seen in at least ten years” (Faulkner).
Steinbeck did not name Curley’s wife to emphasize the fact that she has no identity; however, if named, a name suitable to her nature would be Martha. Curley’s wife’s life revolves around loneliness. Curley’s wife constantly visits the ranch workers’ bunkhouses in search for someone to talk to. The fact that she “never get[s] to talk to nobody” (Steinbeck 86) and gets “awful lonely” (86) implies that she lives a lonely existence. Yet, this desire for human contact crumbles when all the ranch workers see her as a “bitch” (32) and a “jail bait” (32) who “poison[s]” (32) them.
Of Mice and Men, one of Steinbeck 's classic novellas, is constructed on the strange friendship between George Milton and Lennie Smalls and their journey to achieving the American Dream. On their quest, they arrive at a farm where they meet a nameless farm wife who is simply referred to as Curley 's wife. Throughout the novella she is objectified and isolated which helps develop the theme of loneliness. Because she is a woman, she is deprived of many opportunities to have dreams and goals in her life. Steinbeck crafts Curley’s wife’s character to demonstrate the role of women in the 1930’s, and to prove that women will never be able to achieve the American Dream because of the sexist society present during that time period.
In the progressive modern world, the ancient mindset of men’s superiority exists in many societies. Women who are opposed to such ideology are, in some cases, perceived as rebellious when words such as feminism has come to acknowledgement for over a century. Through the struggles that the characters of A Thousand Splendid Suns faced in the patriarchal Afghani culture, Khaled Hosseini delivers his feminist ideas. For her whole life, Nana endured the troubles given by men, and she is one of the “fallen female warrior” of the novel because she fought against the oppression and lost, due to the unfortunate circumstances of her life. Mariam also suffered the torments imposed on her by the men in her life, sharing a similar fate as her mother, Nana, in a way.
She hasn't let go of earth yet which prevents her from being happy, she feels isolated and alone in heaven well she watches everyone she loves gets to grow up she wants to belong back to earth. Along with susie her family on earth also feels very isolated each family member in there own way perhaps the most her mother. Susie's dad has figured out the man who killed his daughter and only focuses on him almost 24/7 so her mother starts to feel very alone and doesn't know how to deal with her daughters death, her mother turns to the police officer handling susies case Len, she starts depending more and more on him and susie see this till one day her mother just needs to get away from it all well susie watches from heaven she her “mother was granted her most temporal wish. To find a doorway out of her ruined heart, in merciful adultery”(197). Susie's mom describes what shes doing as a
In Of Mice and Men, Curley, the ranch owner’s son, has a wife that is not treated fairly. She confined to the small area of the farm and is often commanded to return to her home. Like most women, she just wants to be out and talking to people. Whenever Curley’s wife is out strolling around the farm trying to talk to someone it is often that one of the men says to her, “You better go home now…” (Steinbeck 81). Curley’s wife becomes lonely and the other men and her husband do not take her feelings into account.
Due to being a woman , Esperanza’s mother was not able to complete her education , instead she was forced to stay at home and look after Esperanza and her siblings while her husband provided for them, she strongly resents this ‘“I could have been somebody, you know? My mother says and sighs. She has lived in this city her whole life. She can speak two languages. She can sing an
Personally, I have never experienced isolation like Emily goes through. This makes it hard to connect with Emily’s experience of being all alone in her house. Plus it makes it difficult to understand what goes through Emily’s head when she kills Homer, and keeps him in her house for so many years after he died. In “A Rose for Emily” Faulkner succeed in displaying Emily as someone who isolates herself from the rest of the town. Overall Faulkner does this by three key things that carry through out the short story.
The play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is largely based on stereotypes. The most prevalent one explores the difference between gender roles. Glaspell exerts the repression of women in the 1900s. During that time, women were highly looked down upon by men, and were only seen as the housekeepers and child bearers. This example is displayed throughout the play with the men, however, the women in this play prove that the stereotypes of gender roles held against them are completely wrong, which is shown through the characters, set design, and symbolism.
Steinbeck writes Curley’s wife as isolated like the lonely ranch men that come and go which appeals to the readers’ feelings. Her actions are a result from her lifeless marriage on the ranch. To add, her seclusion from companionship is an example of her hopeless dreams she never