Walls was offered by her father to have sex with one of his friends in return for money. Luckily, she was able to avoid having sex with the man, stating that she is “not that kind of girl.” Another instance of sexual abuse in The Glass Castle is when Walls’ Uncle Stanley touches Jeannette inappropriately. After telling her mother of this incident, Jeannette receives no sympathy. In fact, Rose Mary ends up giving her sorrow to Stanley, claiming that she feels bad for him because he is “lonely.” Rose Mary also states that sexual assault is a “crime of perception.” This dismissal and victim-shaming is prevalent in today’s world. Unfortunately, even our youth experience what Jeannette Walls experienced.
People change based on the people around them, they may adapt and become them or they may realize that’s not them and become the opposite. In the book The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Jeannette is surrounded by people who aren’t successful or nice. She is with her drunk father and her selfish mother but she has her siblings who make her realize that she doesn’t want to become like her parents, she wants to be successful. Jeannette father was raised by a women who possibly sexually assaulted him as a child, and who was always drunk.
Marriage is used to portray Clare’s fear of her husband, and it shows Irene’s insecurity in her marriage when she suspects Clare and Brian are having an affair, yet her faith in her husband when she blames herself. Instead of internalizing her fear of her husband, Clare perseus pursues Brian. This affair relates to the open sexuality of the 1920s. Clare wasn’t getting the attention she wanted from her husband, therefore, she was determined to find it somewhere else, a revolutionary, and very 20s, attitude. Clare was intrigued by Harlem and all the parties she went to with the Redfields.
In "The Painteed Door, the biggest internal and external conflict in Ann is by the storm. The storm is biggest element drove internal and external conflict of Ann's character. For example Ann felt uneasy, lonely, made desire to seek comfort and warm, This all leads to have an affair with Steven. who seduce Ann, knowing that she would get manipulated easy and kept reassuring her that John won't come back tonight. The another conflict is John's lack of communication, timing he spent with his wife to have fun and lack of passion that Ann wants.
While talking to Romeo, she states “If they do see thee they will murder the,”(II.ii.70). She is worried about what her family would get in between them and kill Romeo if they found out. This makes Juliet out to be more mature in her thinking because she is considering the possible consequences of their relationship, unlike Romeo. Afterwards, Juliet also says to Romeo ”I have no joy in this contract to-night:/ It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden,/ Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be,“ (II.ii17-19) Juliet is afraid that their relationship is developing too quickly, like how lightning disappears in seconds. She wants to wait another day to see if their love is true instead of agreeing to love that may disappear before she can fully experience it.
Nicholas threatened that if she did not love him, he would die. Alison yelled for Nicholas to leave her alone; however, when he began to speak sweetly to her, “she hir love hym graunted atte laste,” which means, she granted herself to him at last (3290). Alison’s actions have ambiguous meaning behind them. Alison may have initially rejected Nicholas because she knew that her husband was a very jealous man (3294), and she was scared that he would find out about the affair. On the other hand, Alison could have also been “playing hard to get.” As an attractive, young woman at the time, she knew that she could receive almost anything she desired.
The relationship most obviously based on a fear of intimacy is that of Tom and Daisy. Men and women who fear intimacy find ways to do so by engaging in infidelity as a means of hurting their partner, but less obviously, as a means to hurt themselves. This idea is well elaborated by Kristeva: “People who are threatened by intimacy and sexuality … are unable to consummate an intimate relationship and flee into promiscuity. They, also, retreat into being little boys or little girls in the face of an adult sexual relationship, because they are too guilty to consummate the relationship… Intimacy is avoided by choosing unavailable people or by pushing people away when they become too close” (Kriteva). When the readers are first introduced to Tom,
Bias opinions made the parents forbid love between the two teen couples. In the end, unreasonable opinions about different social classes and opposing families were the cause of the two couples deaths. As stated before the teens death was not of natural causes, but by their will to die for love and their parents will to kill their own children. Although both moms of the two men played a role in their children's death, they both begged to spare their son’s life. Unfortunately for both mothers their pleads would be for nothing and both boys would lose their
Blanche’s desire to be sexually active destroyed her life, ultimately causing her to be exiled from her town. Blanche was a woman with a standard career as a school teacher but due to her highly inappropriate behavior towards male students, she had to take a leave of absence. “I’ve got to be good -- and keep my hands off the children.” (Scene 5). Blanche’s behavior is nowhere near being that iconic southern belle and although she is highly dependent towards men, the dependency is not in anyway a southern woman would behave. After Blanche was sexually abused by Stanley, she reached her breaking point, causing her to be admitted her to a mental hospital.
She is interested in asking Hezekiah about him but knows she should still be mourning. Janie is so wrapped in the idea of her needing a relationship because of Nanny engraving it in her head, that the first guy she found attractive, she is interested. Janie seemed to have a trend of picking random boys and never truly focused on whether she is compatible with them or not. Although Janie is ready to move on from Joe, the emotional abuse is still with her. She is scared to open up to a new man or trust anyone new.