If the poem was written during the same time, by her husband it would have a much different feel. Changing the point of view in a poem like Marks would change the whole perspective of the whole situation Pastan addresses. As the poem is written in Pastan’s point of view, the reader may assume that she is average or that she is just very hard on herself. “...If I put my mind to it, I can improve” suggests that she can improve in her job as a mother because that is how she feels her children think about her. She does this in a way that makes it undoubtedly understandable and relatable to the reader.
The arguments from the heart started to take point when she started to think about having a wife too. It can be seen when the writer wrote ‘I, too, would like to have a wife’. In my point of view, she is a woman who demands for a wife to do the listed jobs
Today marriage is acknowledged as a commitment between two people who love each other and want to spend eternity together, but marriage has not always been perceived like this. During the 19th century in America marriage was much like a contract, where women were to give up many of their freedoms to uphold their husbands’ demands. Too often for the women of the 19th-century, rights were taken from them and the rights they did have were always being infringed upon. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin is a great representation as to how married women felt oppressed. In the short story, Mrs. Mallard suddenly finds herself a widow and grief quickly erupts within her.
In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”, author tells a story of a married woman who feels that she lacks the power to control her own life because of her husband , in limited time which is indicated on the title. Unlike to this story, in Lydia Davis’ “The Sock”, author gives an example of a single woman who desperately misses her ex-husband. Readers are given how two different perspectives impact on one’s feelings and life-styles in terms of married and unmarried life. In “The Story of an Hour” Mrs. Mallard’s description indicates that she realizes of her desire for self-determination after her husband passes away. The story might also represent feelings of females about patriarchal society that we live in.
Such as the case with Grete who went through a dramatic change in character in “Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka. Since taking care of her brother's condition changed her from being a quiet and naive girl who prefers to stay in the background, into an adult who can handle responsibility and can be dependable but also into a cruel person in the end by wanting to get rid of her brother as he became bothersome to her. From this we can conclude that due to the ramification of taking care of her brother’s condition Grete’s overall character changes into that of a responsible adult but in the process she becomes a cruel
What did it matter!” shows that although Mrs. Mallard was married, she had not always loved her husband (8). Mrs. Mallard valued her new freedom over her relationship she had with her husband enough to exclaim “What did it matter!” while she was thinking about her deceased husband and her future life (8). This makes the reader assume that Mrs. Mallard felt as if she was bound to something while her husband was still alive. The bondage is broken since her husband’s “death”, and she can now rejoice over her prolonged freedom. This next quote, “There would be no one to live for during those coming years; she would live for herself.
The theme of this story is one of personal freedom and trying to be true to yourself while being a part of something else, like a marriage. During the book Mrs. Mallard was in a mixed emotions with her hearing about her husband dying and her being emotional about it, her telling herself that she is finally free and then finding out he was alive when he walked through the door. In "The Story of an Hour" the central idea would be when she posits the idea that a woman's life may actually be better without a husband. It was a radical idea at the time. In the older days it was assumed that women were the lesser sex and that men needed to make the important decisions in a family.
Juvenal Urbino is used to develop a new, expected pragmatism towards affection. When involved with Florentino in her youth, Fermina would give into the drives of emotion, but she now finds that reflection on her feelings leads to more rational decisions. When reminded of her past with Florentino, she is metaphorically “tormented by the phantom of guilt” and is affected by this mentally when she blames others for things they hold no responsibility for (Marquez 204). Fermina begins to have doubts about her marriage, but upon reflecting on her vow to her husband, Fermina “accomplishes what reason indicated as the most decent thing to do...she wiped away the memory of Florentino Ariza.”(Marquez 206) Marquez uses this internal conflict to eventually realize Fermina’s fears, and through her response to them, indirectly characterizes her. Her actions of using reason as opposed to emotion demonstrate to the reader how she has since gained a degree of mastery over her feelings.
How is the separation of lovers and its consequences presented in the extract? This extract of Flora Macdonald Mayors ' novel, 'The rectors daughter ', develops the theme of hedonism being extingished by the misfortune of unrequited love, through the perspective of a middle aged woman of the 1920 's. Mary Jocelyn, the stories narrator, aims to persue the man of her desires, however his absence of affection is prominant in this extract when we discover his devotion to another woman. This extract is significant to the era, as newly upcoming 'flapper girls ' encouraged a future of female independence and open sexuality, but this segment leaves connotations that not all women took this lifestyle by storm, and still remained unsatisfied as a woman when unaccompanied by a husband, as shown through Mary 's characterisation in the text. Throughout the excerpt, the consequences faced by the separation of lovers is evident to leave a negative effect on the person on the receaving end.
Experiencing a transition can have the power to transform an individual’s attitudes and beliefs whilst continuing to challenge the world around them, this can been seen in the personas of Old Bill and Caitlin who both experience significant transitions when they meet Billy. Old Bill engages in a transition of self-pity emerging from the death of both his daughter and wife, which left him in a saddened state from which he was afraid to move on from. Caitlin on the other hand undergoes a transition of responsibility and self-growth, from being a young school girl with everything she could need ever need which leads her to be quite materialistic and judgmental to a respectable young lady who by the end of the novel, The Simple Gift written by