Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
As showcased by Amanda’s regimented beliefs, The Glass Menagerie demonstrates how society’s gender roles objectify women. The mother and widow of the play, Mrs. Wingfield is no pushover, yet her parenting is a product of gender roles preset by society . The first scene of the play features her at the dinner table nagging the narrator, Tom, to not “push with his fingers...And chew — chew!...A well cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors
Second, Brady uses catalogue when she is ranting about what the wife is responsible for, “I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly, and then do the cleaning up while I do my studying.” Brady shows in these sentences what a wife must do just for the meals. This is suppose to make the reader sympathize with the wife. Finally, she uses pathos, “I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a wife’s duties. But I want a wife who will listen to me when I feel the need to explain a rather difficult point I have come across in my course of studies.” When reading these sentences it appeals to the female readers anger or irritation because a wife has to listen to the man’s ranting while she must be quiet as a mouse, while the husband can be a dog loud and
Another example of irony in the story is situational. The narrator and his girlfriend Kim show an example of role reversal. This role reversal is situational irony because the reader would not expect the couple to act the opposite. For example, the narrator states, “She doesn't listen when I talk to her and eats standing in front of the refrigerator with the door open, yelling between bites that it's time for me to go to
When Tita begins to prep the bread, Rosuara come in the kitchen and released her suppress thoughts of jealousy. Seeking forgiveness from Tita for thinking that Pedro and Tita were secretly messing around. Tita couldn't respond in her truth instead she offers her a cure for her sickness. Rosuara suffers from bad breath and ingestion that causes her issues with her husband. She confesses the Pedro don't even want to be around her.
Internal aspirations such as those with Mr. Elliot and Sir Walter direct many of their thoughts and actions, while the sophistication of Elizabeth drives her wish to keep the grandeur of the Elliot family alive. This is revealed within the Musgrove’s visit to Bath as Elizabeth struggles between “propriety and vanity” when considering inviting the Musgroves to stay for dinner. However, “vanity got the better” of her as she had to persuade herself that “it would be very inconvenient for Mrs. Musgrove” to attend, thinking “she cannot feel easy with us” (Austen 207). It is such persuasions within the characters that serve to shape the progression of the novel. These internal persuasions dictate the smallest events and decisions, such as whether to invite old friends to stay for dinner or letting vanity dictate that they are of too little importance to be accommodated.
These women feel that they can be doing something better in their life, but there is someone who holds them back. Such as Alicia, one of the characters from the novel The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. She is a young girl who feels suppressed by her father. The father gives her a hard time while she wants to study. She has to cook and clean for him.
I want to go to one because mother said it’s better than living here and. Grandma was not that happy about hearing mom’s opinion, she must like it here. Well anyway it would be nice if you would write us back every once and while. Even with mother, Johnny, Ruby, Kate, Leo and Grandma I still feel lonely without you. And the food hear is terrible, they line up in long lines.
After giving a brief introduction of other characters and social background, he joins his mother and sister at the dinner table. Amanda finds faults with his eating habits and gives him a lecture. She tells him not to push food with his fingers and chew it properly. Tom does not like her constant directions and gets angry. Amanda asks Laura to be prepared in case any
It is the company which has large number of employees and contains many departments. My mother usually complain about her teammates and her leader during dinner time. Sometimes she also said that she does not want to go to work anymore because see feel uncomfortable at her work place. At first, I did not actually pay close attention to what see is saying because I think that it is not a big problem and from the smart look women that she has I believe that she can figure it out by herself. However, after I have took the course I notice that it is a big problem which can affect my mother psychologically health and her job satisfy.