The theme of loss in literature, is an incident that most characters have to face within their story. How characters deal and overcome with losing something, can make them weaker or stronger. In the two literary works, a wife and husband lose important elements in their marriage, needed to sustain their boned relationship. In the short story “Answers,” in “Half-Mammals of Dixie” by George Singleton and the poem “Conjoined,” by Judith Minty, a wife and husband lose trust, connection, and unity within their marriage, revealing that the breakdown of trust results in devastating loss.
In a nutshell, Lomia’s character can be summed up by two simple sentences, “I have to take care of me. I am my caretaker. ” (Thompson, pg. 55 ). Lomia says this to her son Cape after he begs her to come back and live with he and his father, following it up with a comment on her nightmares of being a widow. Disregarding the state of her husband’s health, she cares only about how she will be regarded when she becomes a widow, and so, the only way to save herself is simply to not come back.
Marriage begins with a vow between a man and a women; where it is promised by both that they will stick together until death separates them. the reality of marriage is that the women is forced to adopt the surname of her husband, live under his roof and move if his career demands it, therefore becoming an extension of her husband's identity, rather than have her own. The introduction of every character in the Story of an Hour includes their first name except our protagonist, who is introduced as Mrs. Mallard. This is important because a first name is an identifying characteristic of an
Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” seems to explain and analyze how the relationship works in the bondage of marriage. Chopin illustrates that Mrs. Mallard’s emotion towards self assertion is very important for women who live under their husbands’ hands. Not everyone marries to separate. Some get freedom after marriage by simply taking divorce. In India, women fast for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Edna 's inability to surrender to the notions of society causes her think in illusory ways that are unsustainable. It seems inevitable that Edna, at some point, will arouse from the dream that she is living; Edna 's decease was imminent from the moment of her awakening. Throughout the book, it is clear that Edna is searching for contentedness; however, it seemed the more she longed for contentment, the more she—paradoxically—exhibited contemptuous behavior. This is exemplified by the thoughts of Mr. Pontellier:
Initially, both characters act violently; the parent in ‘Nettles’ takes a hook to hack down the nettle bed, and Miss Havisham expresses strong feelings of hate, often threatening to strangle or stab her former fiance. However, the themes are communicated differently in the two poems, ‘Nettles’ has a more structured storyline with a clear beginning, middle, and end, while Miss Havisham further emphasizes the emotional aspect of the situation. Through this, the poems reflect how some conflicts lead to closure and realization, while others dramatically change the personality and behavior of a person
This metaphor implies that as soon as someone falls in love, they no longer have a soul and loses themselves. Another metaphor in the poem “ And is the blues the moment you realize, you exist in a stacked deck”, shows women’s inability to forget the ones that they love and escape that perception of themselves. This metaphor suggests that a particular state of mind creates a feeling of hopelessness. It expresses that a person can have such low self-esteem that they lose themselves.
Romeo and Juliet belong to rival families who hate each other but also, no one understands nor accepts their love. Their love which is divine and good is not for the imperfect world they live in. This paper will discuss the impossibility of Romeo and Juliet’s love in an imperfect
In the novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges, the main character, Gilbert Grape, has romantic relationships with two women, Mrs. Betty Carver and Becky. Mrs. Betty Carver, in her forties, is a married woman. When Gilbert was a senior in high school, Mrs. Carver invited Gilbert over to her house, and over time they began having more intimate relations. This has been developing over the course of six years, and Gilbert is now twenty four years old. Becky is an otherworldly fifteen year old who has moved to Gilbert’s home town of Endora, Iowa for the summer.
How does the poem explore its key themes? The poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe explores how sacrifice is needed to belong in a family, the effects of moving communities, and how maturity is largely related to age. Through exploring these themes, Dawe shows the complex nature of identity and belonging in a family. The poem, “Drifters” explores how sacrifice is essential to belong in a family through examining the sacrifices made by the mother and the eldest daughter when moving out.
On a July afternoon in 1714, the Bridge of San Luis Rey snapped, throwing five travelers into the gulf below. A priest named Brother Juniper, who witnesses the disaster, seeks to understand why it happened to those five. He looks to understand the divine plan and connection behind the people who died on the bridge. Often we seek, as humans, to answer the deepest and most emotional questions that we are provided with or think of. Sometimes, these questions can’t be answered, because the principles in question are too deep, complex, emotional, or sacred to be explained.
Secondly, the video of the poem “Shrinking Woman” by Lily Myers describes how women are treated as less. The irony of the poem is the culprit of the treatment is the woman who learns to liver her life behind the scenes. I imagine the lady, the subject of this poem, as drained. I imagine her house as a gray throughout with no life. I imagine a malnourished soul wandering throughout the home practicing on how she to make herself less.