Bossy Best Friend wants Little Girl to play games a certain way, ask her specific questions and behave in a manner she deems appropriate. The two quarrel over reading, ultra-violet rays and watering tomato plants. When Bossy Best Friend leaves, Little Girl meets Tomato Plant Girl and at first tries to change who she is. Soon Little Girl realizes that there is no point in that pursuit and instead chooses to accept not only who Tomato Plant Girl is but also herself. The two become friends and anger Bossy Best Friend when she returns hoping to continue with how she treats Little Girl.
Mariam is married off to a disgusting man named Rasheed and he mistreated her just like her mother treated her. Rasheed then gets another wife and things for Mariam and Rasheeds new wife, Laila , don't get off to a great start. Mariam is told to take Lailas orders, but upon one of Laila and Mariam's first conversations with each other Mariam gave a crude tone and let it readers know that “I was here first and I won't be thrown out” (225). Mariam believes that Laila will get rid of Mariam and this causes disagreement and tension between the two. Mariam later opens her eyes and realizes that Laila isn't an enemy and forgives Laila for trying to get her thrown out.
Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20). Nanny is successfully able to convince her granddaughter through her own traumatic experiences and make her feel “sympathy” as she tells Janie she doesn’t want her life to be spoiled like her own life was. At first, Janie refuses to marry Logan Killicks. Nanny being the older one, defends herself by saying “put me down easy” since she can no longer care for Janie and only her wish is for Janie to get married and be protected from the dangers she and her own daughter faced. By calling herself a “cracked plate” Nanny further elucidates that she went through many hardships in her own life and wants to do the right thing for her granddaughter by
Kate Chopin’s novella The Awakening is about the young Edna Pontellier and her struggle with fitting into her role as a wife and a mother. During a vacation at La Grand Isle she meets Robert Lebrun, who is the man she later throws her love upon. Her newfound love and her growing desire to be independent from all aspects of society drives her further and further away from her husband and children, and the lengths she is willing to go to for her freedom expands dramatically. Robert Lebrun and Edna both have secret growing feelings for each other that they are unable to fulfill when they start developing, but when Edna has finally separated herself enough from her family to attempt a life with Robert, he is unwilling to follow her dream. All through
Every piece of literature can be compared to others to determine which is better. But what if the two pieces being compared are the same story? Anton Chekhov, in the late 1800s, wrote the short story “The Lady with the Pet Dog” about a man who views women as an “inferior race” and constantly cheats on his wife until he finds a young lady he truly falls in love with. Joyce Carol Oates’ story, written almost 100 years later, also named “The Lady with the Pet Dog” is about a woman who cheats on her husband with a lover she truly falls in love with. Even with these two stories being very similar as much as having the same title, one can be determined as the better piece.
One such personal life experience piece Kizer published late in her career is titled, “Bitch”. The poem is composed of thirty-four lines, and it depicts the conversation a woman is having with her former lover as well as the conversation her inner self would have with him if given the chance to truly express herself. The title of the poem is also the same name given to the female speaker’s inner mind so one could say her thoughts are quite feisty at the very least. While the conversation between the former lovers was short, the brief encounter was well written and expresses a witty monologue while spanning the emotional carousel one may experience when encountering an ex. This female’s feelings ranged from an angry animosity to adoration for the former lover.
A woman of Abigail’s age, sixty, would be expected to be happily retired, with a loving husband and children. But Abigail defies this standards, and instead lives with three dogs with varying personalities who essentially become her closest friends, “Carolina cannot stop trembling. Harry loves my friend and Rosie leaps up for kisses”(Page 75). Because she does not have a husband, Abigail has more time for her female friends, and she makes stronger bonds in that way, “My friend Claudette always comes to the rescue”(Page 85). She also has more time to do things she enjoys, such as knitting and spending time with her dogs.
There are many similarities between the wife and the old woman in their sense of humor in the bedroom and in marriage. For example, the Wife would tease her husbands in bed, she would refuse intimacy if he did not give her money. She tells the pilgrims, “that each of them was very blissful and eager to bring me gay things from the fair. They were very glad when I spoke to them pleasantly, for, God knows it, I cruelly scolded them” (The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, Line 220). When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?” (The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Line 1088).
At the beginning of the play, there are two rival families and two lovers, Romeo and Juliet: “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (1.1.1-6) Romeo and Juliet like each other and decide to get married, but her father wants her to have an arranged marriage: “If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure to come to thee” (2.2.151-153). At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet kill themselves and the rival families are no longer enemies: “Came to this vault to die and lie with Juliet. Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!” (5.3.303-306). The theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is love should not be sought, it should be found.
Collins and Charlotte live, she sees Darcy and while she is alone he comes in the room and declares his love toward her asking for his hand in marriage. Lizzie is very shocked, yet so upset after all that she has heard about him that she declines the proposal. The novel takes a turn in the story when later Lizzy bumps into Darcy on one of her walks in Rosings and he hands her a letter. This letter states that all that Wickham has said about him are false accusations, and that Darcy did provide for Wickham. Lizzie realizes that she has made a mistake to trust and believe Wickham before knowing whether he was telling the truth and placing this harsh judgement on Darcy.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie merely wants to love someone, but that choice is ripped out of her hands when Nanny makes her marry someone she does not love. This marriage as well as another one does not work out because she never learns to love them. Finally, she meets Tea Cake, and falls madly in love with him even though he is a lot younger than she is. He is someone that she can truly love while still being able to be herself. They go through their struggles as well and sadly, he dies by the end of the novel.
The language used here shows how bitter she is about marrying a hideous man, instead of the “handsome, broad-chested Montague.” One can note that Lady Capulet never says a positive word about the man that she married, yet speaks more highly of the father of the man her daughter married. A reader might find it interesting how paralleled Juliet and her mother are. Had Lady Capulet chosen love, she could have been dead like Juliet. Had Juliet chosen duty, she could have ended up in her mother’s shoes, married to a man that she doesn’t like or
By mirroring the flip side of the reality, it reveals the disunity in the construction of the social roles of “wife” as a housekeeper and a sexual entertainer and of “husband” as the economic supporter and the master of a pet like a woman. A man gets married a woman to take care of his children and family. As the king of Snow White’s father got married a woman to take care of his daughter. But it twists the model of femininity carried by “Snow White with the Seven dwarfs,” and highlights the conflict of woman’s representation. At one side women are weak, innocent and other side represent the power of the reputation; because Snow White was an innocent and her stepmother was a powerful woman because she got the reputation from her husband.
The “story” of her husband’s death was first relayed through telegram to one of her husband’s friend Richards and is broken to her by her sister Josephine. Once Josephine tells Mrs. Mallard of what is sure to be terrible news, she is devastated, at first. She “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms” (Chopin 128) and then went to her room by herself. In that room, she begins to convince herself that this could be a good thing and that she is now “free” (129). Once she leaves the room with “a feverish triumph in her eyes” (129) she watches her husband walk through the front door safe