Sofia's swollen, beaten face is described as an 'eggplant’(as often cited in the novel). Mr. ________ beats her to exercise his pent-up frustrations (since he could neither marry Shug Avery nor Nettie), and his son, Harpo beats his wife so that she should mind. But Sofia has the real angst “to kill”—to kill her husband’s subjugation, to kill her pathetic emotions, to kill the racial prejudices and to kill the socio-cultural injustice. Whether she succeeds or not is not the concern of the text, but how she confronts the violence behind the closed doors of her house and in the open road of Georgia is the plot of resistance. Her physical strength symbolizes the new forms of revolt against the so called man’s right to beat his wife.
Their relationship shows a depiction of a romantic crush because both Juliet and Romeo are deeply in love with each other, showing that “Because a romantic crush is a potent mix of idealization and infatuation, it does not require knowing another person well at all” (Pickhardt). Pickhardt’s assertion that romantic crushes do not require prior knowlege of each other connects with the way Romeo and Juliet did not know each other for very long. The Capulets and Montagues’ cause the death of their children because of their constant fighting, and lack of attention given to their kids. Romeo’s parents do not bother helping him after his breakup with Rosaline, and instead send Benvolio to cheer him up, while Juliet’s father forces her to marry, when she has no interest in doing so. Both of these actions performed by the parents show how neglectful and careless they are to their own children, and how their lack of responsibility lead to a horrific
Nick and his commander share many differences between one another due to what their status are in the Republic Of Gilead. However the two still have similarities between one another which consists of both of their relationship with Offred and them both committing adultery with Offred in hopes to produce a child for the commander and his wife. The commander has one of the most highest positions in the Republic Of Gilead and is unable to produce a child with his wife Serena Joy due to her being sterile. The commander is then required to commit adultery with there handmaid Offred in hopes to produce a child through her. However Offred had no signs of becoming pregnant through the commander suggesting that the commander was possibly sterile himself the whole time.
Mayella grew up with an abusive father, so she never learns how actions can have consequences. She doesn’t know how to see the harm in what she does, and in the book it said, “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed,” (page 323). Mayella destroyed one of the only things she cared about, and that’s because she didn’t learn the value of the truth. Mayella Ewell’s life is made up of many lousy things which all come together and shape her as the erroneous girl that she is. She is uneducated, has no values, and because of this, doesn’t deserve to be treated with equality.
He is a picture of an abusive, cruel and pervert man who only thinks about his own satisfaction and disregarded even his own flesh and blood. Harpo He is Mister’s son from his first wife and a husband to Sofia. Just like his father Albert/Mister, he condone the patriarchal belief and justify his beatings to his wife as legit because she won’t follow him as the ruler of the house. In The Color Purple, Walker also voices concern over gender dynamics; the polarity between masculinity and femininity causes the division of gender roles; not being able to fit into role models is frustrating; men and women are supposed to show masculine attributes and feminine attributes respectively (Hsiao, 2008). The Special Symbols The Color
He also shows the importance of virginity through how her father ‘disowns’ her when she is accused of being unfaithful to Claudio. Now moving onto Beatrice, the cousin of Hero. She is a sharp, witty and feisty woman and unlike Hero, does not conform to the expectations placed on women at that time. Throughout the play, she swears that she will never get married to any man, and that no man will ever be good enough for her. However as the play goes on, we realize that she is very much afraid of being vulnerable to love, and uses her wit as a cover for it.
Expectedly, Louise has gone through many positive and negative emotions during the time spent while being with her friends, so it is uncommon that she has reported a variety of different emotions which have been caused by her friends. 2.1 “anger” Louise’s referred indirectly to the fact that she found it strange how her friend tried to regain contact after the period of betrayal. Louise seems to be alluding to feelings of anger, as she feels that it was wrong of her friend to regain contact after she had betrayed her. I think she didn’t realise what she’s done (lines 667-668) We did have a bit of an argument about it (line 680) 2.2 “Regret”. Similarly to Louise’s feelings of anger she is also demonstrating regret.
They are married, and it was obvious they do not get along. Sykes keeps abusing his wife hoping that she would leave the house to him and another girl, but Sykes pays no bills for the house. Of course, this infuriates Delia. Sykes then tries to have Delia killed with a real snake. It is extremely ironic when Sykes is killed by the snake he had set in place for Delia.
Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention. Through the dialogue between Curley’s wife and other characters, John Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a woman with broken dreams, who is acting out for attention. The restrictions the men on the ranch have enforced on Curley’s wife have caused her to endure unending loneliness. As Crooks and Lennie are speaking to one another, Curley’s wife, standing in the doorway, is irritated that they won’t talk to her, and yells, “Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
Similarly, Celie from The Color Purple (Walker) submits to severe sexual, verbal, physical, and emotional abuse from both her father and Mr. ___, because she believes her status, as a dark black woman, deserves such abuse. Though other black women within the novel encourage Celie to fight back, she does not begin to take back her life until she discovers Mr. ___’s cruelty in hiding Nettie’s letters for so many years. Neither Ellison’s Narrator nor Celie are inherently different from their counterparts, but the social stratification, layering of people into hierarchical levels, sets them apart as somehow “lesser” beings, demonized or diminished. Both characters travel difficult roads to overcome the status with which they have been pegged, but they finally do so: the Narrator into the isolation of his underground home and Celie into the comfort of being surrounded by other women of
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
The message that is most prominent in The Bonesetter 's Daughter is that the lack of communication in relationships is harmful both to the relationship and the people in it. Tan makes this point over and over again using examples of: mothers, daughters, spouses and partners. She shows that when people don 't say to other what they really mean or feel, misinterpretations can lead to hurt feelings, strain in the relationship, damaged sel0images and self-destructive behavior. Than Makes a point that all can be resolved, but usually it takes time and talking. The story also suggest that in youth many things have to learned before on even things to question human intention, or even how their actions may come across to another, through mother and daughter relationships.
Her firm determination to find love leads her to marry Joe, who claims he will never make her work or suffer hardship. Shortly after Joe becomes the mayor, Janie thinks to herself, “The wife of the mayor was not just another woman as she supposed. She slept with authority,”(46). Janie expresses how uneasy she feels about being the mayor’s wife, as the position she is in causes the townspeople to keep their distance from her. The fact that the townspeople are jealous of Janie also creates tension between them despite the fact that she wishes to make friends.
The name Burkhart is very close to the words “broke heart.” The other men in her life [being Kelso and Hyde] either abandoned her, cheated on her, or were incapable of committing to her. It is easy enough to imagine Jackie decades later, broken hearted and alone. Why wouldn’t she pine for the admirer who was never really there? Fez is her attempt to turn a tragedy into a fairy tale, but even she knows that her wish can never come true. This is why she can never give him a real identity.
In Lisa Wingate’s A Month of Summer, the protagonist illustrates the theme “the heart is often clouded by the past, unwilling to forget”. Rebecca Macklin is untrusting of others ,finding men despicable because of her father abandoning her mother and herself when she was a child. Guided by this experience she grows up believing that all men are unfaithful and insensitive. Rebecca is a forty-five year old woman often skeptical of relationships and cynical of men. She lived thirty years of her life hating her father due to him choosing another woman over her family and leaving them.