It’s a win win. But it is not happiness. Marrying and living with someone you have no respect for is not a way to live. Aside from the unhappiness, being married to him was dangerous: “I had heard of her as leading a most unhappy life… Her husband, who had used her with great cruelty, and who had become quite renowned as a compound of pride, avarice, brutality, and meanness” (Dickens 242). Estella did not understand that she deserved better or she was just so put off of having to act in love, that she stayed with a person that abused her.
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
Kate obeys this command when she says “Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet,/ Whither away, or where is thy abide?/ Happy parents of so a fair child…”(IV.V.36-38). Petruchio is using his power over Kate to not completely take away her speech, she can still form her own statements and words, but they must agree with the act that this old man is a young virgin. Kate is beginning to become broken; furthermore, she is conforming to the idea that women must follow all the orders given to them by their superior husbands. Kate reaches her ultimate downfall when she loses her freedom completely after her and
How would it feel to forego all sense of conformity within a society to have relationship with a loved one? Has it ever come to mind that one could project their feelings towards another as disgust, only later to reveal them as love? In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, she portrays Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to experience this exact struggle; Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy both find a way to challenge specific reputations they are expected to uphold among their social classes, so they can ultimately be with each other. Throughout the novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen draws a connection among the frequent aspects of prejudice, social order, and reputation to enhance the progressive love between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Due to both Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s prejudicial personalities, the two are eventually able to notice the intense love they had for each other.
Hedda is said to be approaching her thirties and that is why she settled into marrying George Tesman. She does not love her husband, but she “doesn’t expect to be unfaithful, either,” all because of the risk of scandal. This deathly fear of scandal is all part of Hedda’s obsession with keeping up appearances. In many cases throughout the story, Hedda might be burning with extreme anger on the inside, but she keeps a steady head on the outside. However, we see that rage bubble over every now and then, in Act I Hedda is finally left alone and she “moves about the room, raising her arms and clenching her fists as if in a frenzy.” Still, Hedda remains a prisoner to the Victorian values.
Remember this too that the stronger rules; We must obey his orders, these or worse. (46-48) Antigone, Ismene’s sister, is the complete opposite and disobeyed her uncle’s laws because she knew that it would not only benefit her but it would benefit her society. Antigone indirectly removed her sister’s rose-colored glasses of innocence when she was publicly chastised by her uncle. Ismene came to her sister’s defense and realized how corrupt her uncle and the way he was making the society really was. “I am not yet born; provide me … birds and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me”(3.
She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law. Ismene is more timid and obedient than Antigone. When Antigone was attempting to convince Ismene to help her bury their brother, she refused by saying it is too dangerous and that she doesn’t want to suffer the consequences. Ismene speaks her feelings to her sister, “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength to break the laws that were made for the public good” (Sophocles). This informs the reader that she doesn’t like to take risks and do ambitious things.
The two adults kept emphasizing that he was wealthy and people will be jealous of their relationship. Lady Capulet neglected to care that Juliet wanted true love, instead of money. Another example is when Juliet decalred to her mother, “That I must wed, tell my lord father, madam I will not marry yet. And when I do, I shall marry Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris” (Shakespeare 3.5.118-124). When Juliet said this, she was obviously weary of the fact that the Capulet’s didn’t think of her as a
The conflict was between the narrator and herself. She knew the girl was not good for her but she did not care and wanted her anyways. She could deal with all of her annoying qualities because she loved the way she always looked. The other conflict I saw was Charlotte cheated on both the narrator and the boyfriend, Maurice. Although this did not arise too much because Maurice still married her even after knowing about the affairs and after she rebelled and shaved her head before the wedding.
In Alison Bewley’s essay, “Literary Traditions on Fire: Mimetic Desire and the Role of the Orphaned Heroine in Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games Trilogy”, it’s obvious that Bewley doesn’t have a strong liking for the book “The Hunger Games”. She applauds Suzanne Collin’s efforts in trying to portray Katniss as a strong independent woman, and not the typical “bystander”, who depends on a man to be saved, as an attempt to overthrow the basic stereotype of the male being the dominant protagonist. The author also states that this empowerment is superficial, that Katniss’ masculine traits is definitely a step towards gender equality, but not enough. Bewley claims that Collin’s gave Katniss superficial character traits which completely reverses Collin’s