Second of all, when her husband Patrick told Mary that he will leave her,even though she is a good wife it sounded really “cold” and was careless. In the story he says “I’ve got something to tell you,” and also says “Go on, sit down” this to me sounds a bit harsh considering he didn’t say “please” or “may”. All of these variables : her shock at the news, the pregnancy she is going through and rough news, made her think of a life in ruin, which consequently lead her to a sudden frenzy. The third reason why Mary is a sane individual is because she was smart enough to plan a positive order of events to cover up her murder. For example, in the story it states “It was extraordinary, now, how clear her mind became all of a sudden,” and also “She began thinking very fast.” This explains how she was not insane and the murder was a temporary weakening in her judgement.
Ironically and paradoxically, nevertheless, once they make such sacrifices, true happiness gradually becomes less attainable. That is, for the sake of Ben’s “normality” they are willing sacrifice their other children’s happiness. However, in that case, how much is the idyllic family view worth, and can it realistically exist? In a sorrowful narrative near the end, the narrator, as though from the perspective of the protagonist, writes “because she had, and saved him from murder, she had destroyed her family. Had harmed her life... David 's... Luke 's, Helen 's, Jane 's... and Paul 's.
It seems as if Eveline’s life was planned for when her mother passed away. There is no happy ending for Eveline and her siblings. This theme of dysfunctional families was clear and very occurring throughout each short story. Counterparts also represented an abusive father who too was the reason for their families being dysfunctional. Both of these stories began with hopelessness and the endings both succeeded in proving that the two short stories in fact included the theme dysfunctional families.
While Nelly assert that Mr. Earnshaw was a kindhearted father though he was rather severe and strict sometimes, this does not eliminate the fact his relationship with his children, following his wife’s death, was characterized by negligence and lack of understanding. Along with these observations, Howard, Martin, Berlin and Gunn (2012) maintain that a child’s separation from his mother has been linked to behavior problems, particularly for girls. Consequently, apart from her attachment to the wild Heathcliff, the gulf between Catherine and her father and her mother’s death had negatively impacted her mental health and her character formation. Lastly Catherine is also a victim of
To her, this was a major confusion and as the story uncovers, it was most likely the primary explanation behind her suffering in marriage. She most certainly disliked the way her husband treated her. Marriage resembled subjugation to her and when she gets the news that her husband was dead, she is upbeat that she is finally free. Mrs. Mallard can be said to speak to many marriages in society where many individuals are not enjoying the marriage but rather for differed reasons, they would prefer not to escape the marriage. The whole story is established on how Mrs. Mallard
“I believe I came not only an unexpected, but an unwelcome guest into the family… so that I was rather regarded as an impertinent intruder” (Charke 11). This immediate disapproval from those closest to her may have had a major impact on her self-image and confidence later in her life. For example, in the letter to herself at the beginning of the story, she says that she has never seen herself as a friend, and speaks of herself in a very
For instance, she had to pledge, judge, and urge for the separation to not take place because it would affect them both equally. As evidence, “He looked now more careworn and emaciated than as we described him at the scene of Hester 's public ignominy” that indicates how Hester was put forth once again by the public for the same sin that was committed. However, the second it was far more important because she was fighting for her daughter, Pearl’s hostility. Hester is shown at a low and vulnerable position in her life once again which could quickly be mistaken for weakness, that not exactly being the case because she is known to overcome her huge opticals. To many the way, Hawthorne characterizes Hester Prynne it may be complicated, but considering that her character has gone through a lot it is made clear that the character is not being dramatic but
Lady Macbeth’s signs of guilt first surface in Act 3 Scene 2, where her sanity begins to deteriorate. Thinking out loud she says, “Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content.” All the trouble they went through to get what they wanted was a waste because it cost them their peace of mind. Fear and anxiety are taking over Lady Macbeth to the point of bringing out the humility from deep within her as she refers to her husband as “my lord.” Earlier she spoke at Macbeth and challenged his manliness. Thriving in confidence and power she saw him as nothing but a tool to get what she wants, but now that she’s seen a little blood and had a few nightmares, it has literally brought out the respect in her. She also asks him, “What’s to be done” which forces the audience to wonder where “mastermind Lady Macbeth” has gone!
This description of the scenery outside displays the effect of the Reed family on Jane. Jane is constantly belittled and treated coldly by her extended family, making her feel unappreciated and miserable, yet like she should be grateful that she is not suffering on the streets. These external and internal conflicts are mirrored firmly in the harsh nature of Gateshead. And these conflicts are only confirmed through Jane’s interaction with Mrs. Reed after learning that she was to be
Mr.Das only can absolve her of her guilt.The theme of misunderstanding and perspective is further extended according to the behavior of the characters and the way they see others .Mrs.Das hates her husband’s job and sees him as a failure .In turns Mr.Das thinks that his job is important .Mr. Kapasi thinks that his job is a waste of his linguistic skills while Mr.Das sees it as a great responsibility. Marriage and love is another theme that is highlighted within the story.Marriage is a new bond with love which builds up between a couple.But in the story, love and marriage are complicated and disparate attitudes on love and marriage are crystallized.Mr. Kapasi finds no comfort in his marriage.The environment also reflects the inner disputes on marriage between the characters. 3 Hence,the rubber-filled sun temple in Konarak which is a dry region indicates the ruin of the marriage between Mr.Das and Mrs. Das.In addition ,the theme of self realization and the need of empathy to realize others are reflected through the characters of Mr. Das, Mrs. Das and Mr.Kapasi.
With the battle over right from wrong Janie is heavily on the wrong side. No longer caring about the opinions of everyone else Janie began to take her own life back into her hands; to the disapproval of the community. This example adds to the story overall because it helps to give us a sense of time and well as helping us to understand Janie. It also gives us a sense of understanding when it comes to her most recent choice. Overall the quote shows the disapproval of everyone else, as well as Janie 's willingness