The character Lila had to leave her schooling and stay at home to look after her two sisters. Women experience social evils in society. They have been treated cruelly which affects them both physically and mentally. In Desai‟s novel Fasting Feasting, Uma‟s cousin Anamika has to face the cruel torture imposed by her husband and her mother-in-law. “Anamika was beaten regularly by her mother-in-law while her husband stood by and approved – or at least, did not object.”(Fasting Feasting, 71) She is beaten by her husband even when she is pregnant.
Furthermore, the name of Pecola's family (Breedlove) is very ironical. As a matter of fact, this family has no relation with love; Cholly, the father, hates his children and Pauline, the mother, prefers the Fisher family whom she works at because "power, praise, and luxury were hers in this household", (Morrison, 128). In addition, there is a whole chapter in the novel which represents a great example of irony in page 132. Morison begins some of her chapters with parts of Dick and Jane story which contradicts with character's real life. For example, “SEEFATHERHEISBIGANDSTRONGFATHERWILLYOUPLAYWITHJANEFATHERISSMILINGSMILEFATHERSMILESMILE".
For instance, the author uses “she did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with paralyzed inability to accept its significance. She wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms.when the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her.”(page 843) In this evidence, author uses the other women to compare to Mrs.mallard. It discover that Mrs mallard love her husband,but she didn’t satisfy her life. On the other hand, the sentence expose the fact of society, the man is their everything, they don’t have chance to start new life, the death of husband mean the
In ‘Runaway’, the plot is extremely slow initially but speeds up towards the end and this makes for a great an impactful effect on the reader. The central plot is based around events that happen in the protagonist’s life. Her happiness is faced with a demanding husband and a peculiar relationship with the neighbor, Sylvia Jamieson. Munro develops the story from the perspective of a 3rd person omniscient by voicing Carla’s emotion and her misery, which then builds into desperation when she goes to Sylvia’s house and cries until she finally decides to escape her cramped life at the farm. But Munro realizes that this is not an ideal world that we live in and makes the ending far more realistic than what the reader would expect.
Living in a monotonous life can make someone’s feel bored and losses the meaning of life, as there is nothing different on the days by days of their life. Moreover when those monotonous life happened within a loneliness. In Veronika’s case, those repeated activities happened for a long period. Although she never cares on it, but all of those conditions makes her losing the meaning of life and droves her down into an existential loneliness. Then, the way she chose to be an introvert girl takes a big contributions towards her idea on attempting to commit
However, through the development of Curley’s wife as a character, Steinbeck demonstrates the theme of loneliness and its deadly qualities through her struggles in life and death. Steinbeck’s presentation of Curley’s wife leads to a misconception of her personality and dehumanizes her character. While lacking a name, Curley’s wife exhibits “a deep strong and eventually weak side” (Taja 2). By not using her real name, Steinbeck demonstrates the lack of respect that she receives at the ranch by the men. Depriving her of even human identification, the characters treat her as if she is not a person that they can interact with, rather a danger of losing their jobs that they carefully and strategically avoid.
He provided her with a companion for her to spend time. He hated her looks because she didn’t look like typical English woman. “Nimi did not accompany her husband on tour, unlike the other wives, who went along on horseback or elephantback or camelback or in palkis… Nimi was left to sit alone in Bonda… she had spent nineteen years within the confines of her father’s compound and she was still unable to contemplate the idea of walking through the gate… She was uncared for, her freedom useless, her husband disregarded his duty.” (TIL p.171) She just has to enjoy the view around within the residence and is left without any joy which normally a woman needs to have in her life. Her life is restricted into four walls, “She climbed up the stairs to the flat roof in the slow civility of summer disks, and watched the Jamuna flowing… Cows were on their way; bells were ringing in the temple; she could see birds testing… she could see the ruins of hunting lodge…” (TIL p.172) This confinement made her desolated. Her life is ruined.
In the Fourth Composition Rassundari continues with her lament on this forcible separation and can find no way to come to terms with it. The company of strange people in unfamiliar surroundings as she is being taken to her in-laws’ house makes her repeatedly her use the images of the “caged bird, the fish caught in the net” (194). This is an incisive critique of the domestic space which enforced seclusion on the women of the household. What further dampens her spirits is the fact that she knew this new reality to be now irrevocable. When suddenly everyone talks of having reached ‘home’ her spirits are revived but the solace is like a mirage which leaves her parched “...like a raging forest fire” (194) - it is the house of her in-laws.
“The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role. Saru undergoes great humiliation and neglect as a child and, after marriage, as a wife. Deshpande discusses the blatant gender discrimination shown by parents towards their daughters and their desire to have a male child. After her marriage, as she gains a greater social status than her husband Manohar, all begins to fall apart. Her husband's sense of inferiority complex and the humiliation he feels as a result of society's reaction to Saru's superior position develops sadism in him.
Manju Kapur stands close to D.H.Lawrance. How penetratingly and keenly she draws the intense fear and guilt of the child Nisha is a matter of pleasant surprise from a modern writer, as even though as a child, she doesn’t eat and sleep well in her own home. Nobody could understand the reason behind her mental disturbance and she is sent to Rupa’s home for a change. Rupa is also suffering from the guilt of not having children after so many years of marriage but the support of her husband and a small business gives her little time to wander over these problems. Rupa and her husband understand that Vicky is responsible for Nisha’s miserable condition; they could do nothing but sympathize.