The woman gives up trying to convince her husband that she is sick giving in to his authority and sense of superiority entwining her further into the social norms and gender roles dictated by society. In fact, there are instances throughout The Yellow Wallpaper where the woman gives up her rights and wants to the authority of her husband because both think that, since he is a man, he is right “I don’t like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs that opened onto the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! But John would not hear of it” (Gilman 549). The woman in The Yellow Wallpaper gave up trying to convince her husband that she did not want to stay in the room with the yellow wallpaper further giving into the social ideology of the
It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
To begin, Mildred, Montag’s wife, tries to kill herself by overdosing on sleeping pills. This is an event that makes the reader see that people are obviously unhappy in their day to day lives. The medical team comes to clean out Millie’s insides, and in this moment, machine is more alive than she. Mildred is cold and dead while this machine is slithering down and cleaning her of the toxins. Montag begins noticing how unimportant she is to him; “And he remembered thinking then that if she died, he was certain he wouldn’t cry” shows how messed up society is (Bradbury 44).
“The Horse Dealer’s Daughter,” is the embodiment of Fried’s psychosexual theory of “Repression” that Mabel seems so depressed psychologically and looks boredom with meaningless life and finally she decides to attempt suicide. All characters of this tale are suffering psychosexually in a condition of repression; Dr. Fergusson, another outsider family friend of this house is also draw as a suppressed and sexually repressed character who is afraid of opposite sex but inwardly he loves and affinity with Mabel. He could not express his love before Mabel but does a silent love. He saves drowning Mabel from the pond as he was looking Mabel when she jumps into pond and she was saved by
(Pg. 508, Paragraph 30) Joe loudly makes the comment “or else find your self-lodgings on the curbstone.” (Pg. 508, Paragraph 33) All of these go along with the typical women stereotype that they are in charge of the housework and keeping things tidy for the others. Now that there was no money since the passing of their father. The debt left Mabel feeling uncertain what she was going to do with her life.
This is encapsulated in Hamlet exclaims, “frailty, thy name is woman!” about his mother’s hasty marriage to her deceased husband’s brother (Shakespeare 1.2.150). In this quote, Hamlet is dismissing all women as weak-willed like he believes Gertrude to be, which affects his interactions with Ophelia also. Hamlet is cruel to her because of this anger he has towards women in general, so when pretending to be mad, he goes “full force in the misogynist rage” when telling her he used to love her, but now she should go to a nunnery (Traub 192). Ophelia can be seen as weak in this scene because she protests little against Hamlet and only hopes that his insanity will end. These crude comments Hamlet says to Ophelia continue throughout the play until Ophelia is being buried when Hamlet asserts that he loved Ophelia.
Her step mothers see her as an act of shame. So, they reluctantly find a way to get rid of her by arranging her marriage with a widowed shoemaker named Rasheed in Kabul. Rasheed treats Mariam decently at first but later he takes his growing anger out on Mariam as she becomes unable to conceive a child. He abuses her. Later, Mariam realizes that he just wants her to give a son to him, who was swallowed by a lake years ago.
She was for some time the Baltimore chapter president of the newly founded League of Women Voters.” Rawls was rather distant from his father, “whom he remembers as somewhat cold and aloof from the family. Yet he was very close to his mother and traces his lifelong interest in the equality of women to her influence.” Rawls most memorable and sad event was “the loss of his two brothers who died from the disease contracted from Rawls in 1928.” The younger brothers were warned not to go into Rawls’ room but “to keep company, went into the room to contract the disease and died. The death was a shock to Rawls. It was a serious handicap for Rawls for the rest of his
Her desire is not fulfilled and therefore it leads to despair, frustration, alienation, boredom and psychic disorder and finally insanity. Her morbidity forces her to kill husband. Then, she commits suicide. The reader is now faced with a moral question after reading the tragic tale of the novel. This question is recorded in the following lines by one modern critic ShashiKhanna as: “Can Maya’s act be condoned?
women‟s inherent desire to know herself Journal of English Languages and Literature (JELAL) interms of her identity. As Prof. Kaul had an illicit affair with another woman he did not enjoy a warm relationship with his wife Nanda Kaul. To the outer world they were known as ideal couple; but inside, their life remained barren. Thus this novels manifests Desai‟s tragic vision of life in which the innocents are made to suffer. ( Binaykumar Das, 43) The novel Village By the Seais about an alcoholic fisherman, his sick wife and their four children-Lila, Bela, Kamal and Hari.