At first it might seem as if Faye’s problem is more dire than the mother in “A Sorrowful Woman”, but it soon becomes clear that that is not the case. While Faye struggles with the fact that she cannot have children, the mother in the second piece already has a child but has become unable to handle and love him like she should. These are both problems that occur in people’s lives and are usually not spoken about openly, yet the author of “A Sorrowful Woman” really goes in depth about the mother’s deep seeded depression and want to withdraw from life while it seems like Faye’s problem is just as upsetting, yet seems to be glossed over and goes immediate to the solution to make the issue disappear, and fast forwards to their happy
Estella is cold to Pip for one reason, her mother raised her like that, Miss Havisham is using Estella to ruin the lives of other men. As the story ends and Pip gives his goodbye speech, both Miss Havisham and Estella realize what is happening. The speech changed their mindsets and Miss Havisham realizes what she has done was completely immoral. The speech did not impact Estella as much, what broke her was how she missed out on Pip. A Biddy says, “I had heard of her as leading a most unhappy life, and as being separated from her husband, who had used her with great cruelty, and who had become quite renowned as a compound of pride, avarice, brutality, and meanness” (Dickens, Chapter fifty-nine).
Also, we can relate this story with “The Answer is No”, as both protagonists face severe repercussions that both got deceived by the male dominant character. In the story “the Answer is No” the protagonist trusted and respected her tutor as her father, but he misused this trust and raped her. While the story, “the Picture”, Narjis respected her father but was deceived when she saw him with another woman, that she suddenly change her aspects of him that she kept staring at her father’s picture not afraid as before and tore the picture into
When she sees the burnt finger of the child, she blames Margayya for the calamity. She says that it was his duty to look after the child in her absence. But he did not do so. This reveals her love for Balu and as pointed out earlier, an Indian mother loves her son more than she loves her husband. She is a simple woman.
Zeena’s character in the story seems as if she has no value in Ethan’s life and continuously described by Ethan as a very negative person. “She appears to be a mean, grumpy woman who browbeats her husband, holds him back from all his hopes and dreams, separates him from the woman he loves, and abuses...her relative, Mattie Silver.”(Shmoop). With the reader assuming that Ethan’s depression derives because of what he says and the descriptions he gives about his life, the idea of Mattie and Ethan wanting to become a couple together becomes acceptable because Mattie gave Ethan the only shred of happiness in his life. The villagers knew very little of what scandal went on between Ethan and Mattie, therefore the only source of information available comes straight from Ethan. Without outside opinions regarding the scandal, the readers do not hear the entire story and form their own
Arkadina’s son Treplev struggles to find his place in the writers’ community, and is living in the shadow of his mother’s success. Treplev has a constant need of love and attention from people around him, especially his mother. When Treplev attempts suicide he requests his mother to take care of him, “Mother, change my bandage. You do it so well.” (Chekov, 143) This is a way in which Treplev asks his mother to show him affection and to love him as she neglects her son very often. Aside from love, Treplev also seeks approval from his mother hence gets angry and upset when Arkadina snobbishly mocks his work.
An example of mental abuse Celie faced was when her own “Pa” would call her ugly and state that she wasn’t smart. This truly affected her self-esteem and actually made her believe that it was true. When Celie would speak to Mr.___ she wouldn’t look at him in the eyes she would look at his knees and feet. She felt inferior to him because she didn’t know her self-worth since all her life she was told that no one would want her because she was ugly and had a lack of intelligence. Celie had it rough because not only was she psychologically abused but she was also physically abused as well.
She expresses her feelings about people's attitude toward her and her husband saying "I get jealous of you, Eddie. You're doing something with your life"(68). She feels that her motherhood ties her to her husband and subjugates her to him. Motherhood also ties her to the fixed roles assigned to her by the patriarchal society. She is obligated to stay married to her husband although she feels desperate to get divorce.
Her husband, her supposed savior, would accuse her of having affairs with other men. He would get jealous even though her relationships with these people are just on a professional level. It was déjà vu: the feeling of not being trusted, the accusation being a deed that her father constantly committed and she so hated, and the disruption of peace she always dreamed of. She could feel the pain again; it was as if the wounds are reopened. Painful experiences affect a person in both positive and negative ways and there is nothing one can do to change that.
Woman are more emotional and sentimental by nature as compared to man. At first, Kamla Das searches for love at her parental home but she was failed to get it. After her marriage she tries to unlock her mind and soul to her husband but he does not cared for her sentiments. Her poems has brought a disgustful picture of her husband and her soreness of being in a loveless marriage. To fulfill her sexual desires she break all the bonds of society and get into