However, Johnny Taylor and the world outside Logan offers freedom, happiness, and adventure. The message to the reader is that Janie is doing what others want to make them happy instead of doing what is best for her. Janie goes through with the marriage and soon becomes confused and unhappy. She expresses her confusion to nanny as she states, “‘cause you told me ah mus gointer love him, and, and ah don 't. Maybe if somebody was to tell me how, ah could do it’” (23).
In that she expresses the ideas of some of Feminist movements that wanted to see a new image of women, in real life and in the literature. Some of them thought that women should be emancipated so that they can improve their image. Virginia Woolfe wrote that women should have economic and social freedom so that they can fulfill their aspirations and not to be just an "enlarging mirror for male identity" (Castle, 2013). Hanna does not say that in such words, but it is clear that she wants to have such a freedom and that she feels that she lost her identity and that she only exists as a reflection for her husband's success. For example, her husband friends say that Hanna is a diamond, but this compliment is really for him, to show that he succeeded in finding that diamond – "'she’s a diamond, old boy, you’ve got your hands on a
In the movie, there are three main female characters in the story namely Ofelia, Carmen and Mercedes. First, let us start with Carmen. Carmen, Ofelia’s mother, offers full submission to Captain Vidal. She does everything that he asks her to do for she wants to get out of her situation. She was blinded by power for she wants her daughter’s future to be secured and she was longing for a man in her life when she said that she was alone for too long.
One fig was a husband and a happy home and children and another was fig was a poet and another was a brilliant professor” (). By describing the different figs, Plath shows how Esther thought about all the different choices. She knew she didn’t want to get married but the society pushed her to get married to someone like Buddy. That is why when Buddy proposed in chapter eight, and Esther said “‘I’m never going to get married…No. My mind is made up’” (), Buddy’s expression didn’t change because he knew she would have to follow the gender roles.
Henry James numerously points out that Isabel cares a lot for her freedom and she rejects her loved suitor Caspar Goodwood just because she wants to be a free woman. As the story goes people around warms up Isabel to the idea of marrying but she chooses the most sordid person she has ever known without noticing it. Also, Henry James has made good deal of
To be shot for something she believes in is a very touchy subject. As she states in her book, “ To me, the moral of the story was there will always be hurdles in life, but if you want to achieve a goal, you must continue” (Yousafzai, 168). Where she was talking about a story she had read, but she also referenced it to her life. To which she won’t give up on what she believes in education there will be obstacles, but her persistence will help her overcome them. Moreover, Malala in her book also states, “I tell them to think of a girl who is married off at eleven… Or the children who have been killed by bomb and bullets.
Her environment reeks of judgement and exclusion. Indian civilization has been wired against Ammu; her race, sex, and happiness all compose an ultimate disappointment. While Ammu values honesty over everything her family members would rather protect their reputation rather than spill the beans. After Baby Kochamma lies about Ammu and Velutha’s relationship, Ammu realizes what her happiness has cost Velutha: “He’s dead… I've killed him” (Roy 10). Finally Ammu chooses what she wants after her first marriage: her love for Velutha.
This realization is what inspires her decision to rebel against society’s standards for her. The sea also symbolizes Edna’s love, at first soft and sensuous, but ultimately causes her death Character Development Edna starts the novel a devoted wife who is concerned with pleasing her husband along with keeping up appearances. As she falls in love with Robert, she is more aware of her sexuality and decides she rather please herself, than her family. So she abandons her wifely and motherly duties to pursue this relationship by moving out and refusing to raise her children. She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her.
Dadi speaks upon the importance of the mother in law, the mother in law was to be respected in any way possible when you were a new daughter in law. If the mother in law was not respected the husband would teach the wife a lesson for not respecting his mother. Now, daughter in laws exert their power towards not only their mother in law but also their husband. In early era, daughter in laws used to fear their mother in laws as they were not to speak up for themselves on how they were treated, as Dadi explains. As times have changed we take notice on the difference of how Dadi speaks on her experiences to what we see now with the interaction with the daughter in laws and her family in law.
She will live in the house they had built together and he will maintain her as long as she lives. This law is unfair to the first wife because if her husband really loved her he would not marry a second wife. The woman might not want to stay with a man that does not truly love her. However, she has no choice but to stay with her husband and his new wife. This is why one of the reasons Hammurabi’s code is unjust.