He desires a normal life with Stella, without Blanche in the picture. As told in A Streetcar Named Desire--Psychoanalytic Perspectives, “After exposing all of Blanches shameful secrets and destroying her plans to marry Mitch, Stanley completes her violation and subjugation by raping her, which drives her to insanity” (A Streetcar Named Desire--Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Silvio). Stanley desires a normal life without Blanche so bad, that he completely broke her to get it. Stanley also wants to be desired. When he is questioned by Blanche in front of his friends he throws a fit, in a way that could be interpreted into showing off for his friends.
He lends money to those in need without hesitation. This trait of Jim bothers his wife Jaqueline so much that she forces him to stop and to be considerate of their marriage and family. In the text Jacqueline states, “I need you. I need your strength and your health and your arms around me. And if you – if you just give it to everyone, it spreads so thin when it reaches me.” (Fitzgerald II 46-48) Jim takes his wife advice into consideration, and it tortures him.
All Tom’s attempts to care for his sister and his mother ultimately fail, including his bringing of a gentlemen caller for Laura to dinner. The gentleman caller, which Laura actually was quite fond of, was engaged and unable to be the man the Mrs. Wingfeild and Laura were hoping for. “The dinner’s disastrous outcome le[eft] Tom certain that unless he makes his own way into the world, their neediness will devour him.” (Teachout 60.) And so, at the close of the play Tom abandons his family just as his father did. Laura, though not as obviously, also embodies her absent father.
After Holden makes a date with Sally, he sees her and he describes, “I didn’t even like her much, and yet all of the sudden I felt like I was in love with her and wanted to marry her” (138). Holden states several times throughout the novel that men that do not really like women but still go out with them are phony. Holden contradicts himself as he says this about Sally, ultimately showing that he is a phony himself. After Holden gets into a fight with Stradlater, Holden explains, “I’m a pacifist, if you want to know the truth” (52). Minutes after Holden acts with extreme temper against Stradlater, and even attempts to punch him, he explains how he is a pacifist.
I think the conflict started once Norman had found a type of obsession with his mother and how visually his actions and behavior related to his actions. Norman wound up fanatical over his mom, the main woman on the planet for him, just needing her focus regarding be centered around him the way he just could concentrate his on her. Indeed, even as he developed over time, he wanted her consideration over everything, particularly when she dated older men. He felt a twinge of desperation each time she disregarded him for another man; which may have prompted his mental breakdown. However, overall, if Marion had not stolen that amount of money and went on run away then I would say the conflict wouldn’t have started (to herself
Timko noticed how throughout the book, Edna was being suppressed by her husband and that it is rather unfortunate that the idea of male dominance is so widely accepted at that time. Towards the end of the book, Edna says: “I am no longer one of Mr. Pontellier’s possessions,” here, Edna is claiming that she is for herself, not for anyone to take a hold of (Chopin 146). She is realizing that she has the power to give herself what she needs.. She realizes that the male dominance overpowering women takes that sense of self independence away and begins to realize that finding independence will be a continuous uphill
However, Brooks provides two examples of people, Dwight Eisenhower and Mary Ann Evans, who had decided to make the effort ‘to be better than used to be.’ Former president Eisenhower was a person that recognized that his temperament was a concern and would continually attempt to maintain an optimistic and cheery image; in fact, he occasionally performed ‘silly things’ to soothe his anger, such as throwing written slips of paper with the names of people he hated. Evans, an ‘emotionally needy’ woman who “[fell] for every man she met and [was] rejected,” lived in a society that condemned outside relations in marriages. When she fell in love with George Lewes, a married man, she made the pivotal decision in her life to pursue her love and this choice led to a steady devotion and a change in her character. Whether it is a personality or controversial issue, these people sought to improve themselves by making the effort to
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
I could relate to a friend in the story, such as Rhonda, that has an insight, but can’t do anything but support her friend. In this story, Draper develops one storyline, with the central conflict being that Keisha has to get over the grief of her ex, but she falls out of love to fall back in, with a grown man, that over wins her heart and persuades her to defy her parents. Andy killing himself for guilt, Keisha looking for love, and her dealing with unstable feelings by falling for Coach Hathaway are three critical events that developed the storyline. Whenever Keisha was going through this, commonsense tells me that she wanted nothing but love. When the coach “happened” to be in the same places as the protagonist.
Many people promise many people promise to love their spouse ‘til death do them apart but after reading the stories ,” “55 miles to the Gas Pump”, “popular mechanics”, and the cranes” , through irony, the authors have proven the wrong meaning of marriage. In the story “55 miles to the Gas Pump” (327), it is a story that dispersed into two separate points of view with interesting irony. The story is about a married couple who live seemingly different lives. The story is introduced by describing Rancher Croom’s physical appearance which created a messy perception in the readers head. Mr. Croom appears to be messy since he appears to be drunk on a regular basis.