And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
As stated in the novel “But her small boot heel did not make an indenture not a mark upon the circlet” (Chopin 57). Those proves the thesis because it shows the attachment she will always have to Leonce because she does not feel strong enough to leave the marriage. Another example of Edna’s forced dependency to Leonce is the expectation of married women by society. During that era women had little to no rights and were expected to abide by the strict societal rules. According to Mary Bird’s essay “Women had no rights, and were legally bound to do whatever their husbands decided was best”.
Taylor did not want to end up becoming a mother, which is something people say is an inevitable part of a woman’s life. Although she did not want motherhood, a child was still given to her anyway. And she learned to love that child unconditionally. Even though the circumstances are non traditional, Taylor, Turtle, Lou Ann and Dwayne Ray become a real family and the two women live through the burdens of motherhood together even though it was something Taylor never wanted. Furthermore, Taylor had never really loved anyone romantically before Estevan.
Using her trait of hope prompt her to persevere through the hard times and it all paid off when the freedom is official. Also, Aminata maintains the hope of regaining a family even after losing her husband, son, and her missing daughter; she strives to have someone to love and take care of. “It was the first baby I had caught since losing my own. The pain of my losses never really went away….But I kept going. Somehow, I just kept going.
Cornelia new confidence comes after a long time of insecurity much was which was caused by a feeling of unimportance from her family . “I blom a little more from the spot deep inside myself. I am a chrysanthemum, a late bloomer, a fall bloomer, a bloomer nonetheless”(Fusco 155). Her confidence makes her accept herself and allows her to do many things she was too scared to do before. This empowers her making her a transformed person.
It did not matter if the women wanted to marry this man or not, she had no say. Women did not look forward to their wedding and often dreaded the thought of it. Women who did not own any property, or have any money, could not be married. But once the couple was married, the property of the female, would then be under supervision of her husband. In ancient Greece, women were only allowed to trade belongings if they were
She has the ability to live the way she has always wanted to, yet Lily turns down the offer. It poses the question of why she did so. It could be interpreted that Lily wants to stay independent in every sense because in the past when she has relied on others, such as Gus Trenor or Bertha Dorset, she experiences betrayal. Again supporting that Lily believes she will be happiest when she only has to depend on
Chopin writes this change as a powerful realization that Mrs. Mallard cannot help but accept. Now she is no longer pitiful and heartbroken but joyful and excited for a life free of her husband’s dominant presence. The story says for the first time in her life, Mrs. Mallard prays for a long life. Gary Mayer describes Mrs. Mallard’s new situation by writing: "Louise's joy, it may be argued, is her thought of being single, not the realization that her husband is alive"(Mayer 95). When this change occurs, Chopin expresses Louise Mallard’s new found freedom by finally using her first name rather than her surname as she writes, “Louise, open the door!”(Chopin 237).
What did it matter!” shows that although Mrs. Mallard was married, she had not always loved her husband (8). Mrs. Mallard valued her new freedom over her relationship she had with her husband enough to exclaim “What did it matter!” while she was thinking about her deceased husband and her future life (8). This makes the reader assume that Mrs. Mallard felt as if she was bound to something while her husband was still alive. The bondage is broken since her husband’s “death”, and she can now rejoice over her prolonged freedom. This next quote, “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.
Even if marriage fails in giving happiness of any kind to woman, it is preferred because it gives a security and a sense of dignity to woman in society. Kalyani is the only daughter of her parents. She is not allowed to complete her studies because marriage is the main consideration for her mother. She has to accept her uncle as a husband in order to prevent the property from going away in the hands of others. This is the main reason of “the hopelessness that lay within the relationship, that doomed it from the start” (p.143).