Even when her husband clearly didn’t love her anymore, she still wished for him to change his mind so she could stay. She didn’t even know what to do when she wasn’t under his control. Although Desiree didn 't have autonomy when it came to her husband, she did choose not to go home after leaving. She went down her own path after living her entire life being controlled by the people around her. In a sense, Desiree did achieve autonomy after leaving but only after leaving her husband she was truly
The narrator describes the conflict she has with her parents, how her life has never been easy and how her parent criticize every decision she makes. She is not a confident person, because she almost never takes decision for herself. She is always following her parents wishes without expressing what she really wants. The narrator points out how sometimes her parents feel disappoint of her for leaving school and not going to law school as they want. She also mentions how difficult is for her to deal with the fact that “We are the first generation and
Connie in Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” desperately wants to be independent from her family, while Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” pathetically yearns for inclusion. In this story, Oates pays special attention to the mother-daughter relationship and the lack of meaningful communication between them. Connie's mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want – the life of a domestic housewife. Connie has a love-hate relationship with her mother, with whom she identifies, but at the same time she has to distance herself from her mother in order to establish her independence. On the other hand, The Metamorphosis, a story by Franz Kafka, is about a man who has been transformed into a giant beetle
When Treplev tries to share stories from the past with his mother. Arkana forgets who she was in the past than slowly remembers. Acting out sarcastic about the past story is remembering from her past, feeling sad for her son. That seems narrow-minded because Arkadina is a mother. She doesn’t care what she did the past, it only matters what she is going to do in the future with her new lover.
Janie’s grandmother, Nanny, forces Janie to marry a man she is not in love with out of convenience. Nanny does not want Janie to suffer the necessities of life, but Janie cares little about materials and seeks love. Nanny’s ideology haunts Janie for much of her life, influencing decisions she takes later in marriage. Huston says, “The memory of Nanny was still powerful and strong,” which shows how Janie conforms to the ideology her grandmother instilled in her. And although Janie conforms, she continues to question inwardly about love.
Dede, the only sister who survived insists that she would have joined her sisters but she couldn’t because of her husband “Even so that night, her ears still ringing from Jaimito’s shout, Dedé had been ready to risk her life. It was her marriage that she couldn’t put on the line” (Alvarez, 177). Dede, the sister who did not actively participate in the revolution wishes she could have. It was her marriage that stopped her from joining her sisters. She believed her country needed to be free from Trujillo but she was trapped by her husband’s
The dynamic for marriage shown in this film further enforces these traditional gender roles. There is a scene in which Nam’s mother talks about how he must not marry the girl he is currently engaged to because his fiancé is an only child and therefore would need Nam to move into her place. Since Nam’s mother is ill and unable able to live on her own, she wants Nam to marry a woman who has siblings so that they can both come live with her. This shows the lack of control daughters have over where they live and even who they eventually marry. Sons are seen as more valuable in this society and that is why the woman traditionally moves into her husband’s house and not vice
However, Ismene is distraught at the idea of defying the king (104). Ismene tells her sister that they are only women and not fit to challenge men (105). Ismene says this to convince her sister not to bury their brother as it not only against the law, but wrong for a woman to challenge the orders of any man, let alone the king. She warns Antigone that acting above one’s place would not be a wise decision (105). Ismene knows that if Antigone is caught burying their brother, her gender will surely affect the harshness of her
These manifestations can be seen when he reminds Arya of what her role in the society should be, a wife of a high lord and mother of his children. He also prompts her that ladies should not play with swords to which Arya’s reaction is that she does not want to be a lady. “For all her transgressive tendencies, she is often denied the equality she yearns for as others want to keep her confined within the limitations of their standards for women” (Jones 2012,
The frame containing the picture of the wife is very deep and various in meaning , for example , the idea of putting her in a frame is to objectify the woman , even though it might show affection and love of Henry to the wife , the symbol of it shows the complete opposite , by framing his wife he is limiting her , and not giving her freedom and tranquility , it also shows how he wants her to always stay under his wing and does not want her to be free even after her death . And by that the narrator is showing us that she was not given her freedom , she was not that important in the eye of Henry , and that she was not equal to Henry , which proves the anti-feminism in the story . To sum up , the frame , of the picture has played a decent role in showing the anti-feminism in the story
He regards that work as peasant’s work and not something that his daughter should be doing. As the book progresses, we see a separation between David and his daughter. After the invasion, David wants his daughter to report her rape to the police but she objects, making David angry. He also encourages her to move away from the country to a safer place but he knows she won’t because “she is stubborn, and immersed, too, in the life she has chosen”. David decides it is best not to strain their relationship anymore than it already is so he drops his case and moves back to the