In Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife can be analyzed as being lonely and self-obsessed. Curley’s wife is very lonely because she is the only female on the ranch, and Curley doesn’t pay much attention to her. Curley would much rather talk about himself, and the only reason she married Curley was to get away from her mother. Curley’s wife had a dream of being in the show business, but she believed her mother sabotaged her career which again is why she married Curley. Curley’s wife’s loneliness also prompts her to become self-obsessed.
Through her hard work, O-lan catches her husband’s attention and “he [is] ashamed of his own curiosity… she [is], after all, only a woman” (29). O-lan defies the usual mold of a wife by attracting the recognition of her husband. On account of society’s expectations of a wife, Wang Lung immediately regrets his interest in O-lan. Drawing yet more attention from Wang Lung, O-lan works in the field with him. Even after a long day in the sun, O-lan “would have no one with her when the hour [to bear her child] came” (33).
Ethan and Zeena married because of loneliness, so the love is not that strong between them. Ethan is stuck between eloping with a woman he loves but he shouldn’t be with and being a good husband to the wife he already has. His wife Zeena is sickly and sometimes uses that to her advantage in her marriage. Mattie knows that she shouldn’t be Ethan. All these different problems within these characters are realistic situations
Afterall, “The emotional condition of loneliness in this regard is influenced by a deficit in the quantity of relationships, and/or the lack of relatedness to the social environment.” ( In , there is a valid reason to believe the creature looks at Victor in the way one would to their parents. That they show love, honor and respect for them but can sometime betray them. The creature believed Victor to be a god, he looked up to him, unless Victor went against him. This kind of relationship Victor and the Creature had can also be seen in Mary Shelley’s life as “she had a lot of ups and downs with her father and step mother who she resented (Moro).” Shelley felt so hidden, “she published anonymously (Moro).” Which could be a reason as to why Shelley never gave the creature a name. Through the experience of her own family complications Shelley had, she created a relationship between Victor and the creature that resembled the relationship of her family.
From this encounter her hope in life and marriage have been renewed but is quickly dismissed due to her less than romantic husband. The story demonstrates patriarchal ideology through the male characters and their interactions with Elisa, which leads to her frustration and confinement within her life
"Beloved and respected as you are, there may be whispers that you hide your face under the consciousness of secret sin. (10)" Elizabeth is worried about the public opinion rather than her Husband to be, perhaps the reason why she leaves Mr. Hooper when he refuses to remove the veil. Furthermore, Mr. Hooper tells Elizabeth that his veil is additionally a symbol. Because he chooses to make his secret visible, Mr. Hooper becomes a lonely man. He loses not only his plighted wife but many friends and parishioners who once held him with the utmost
Desdemona is a loving and faithful wife and is not trusted by her husband. Othello believes his friend Lago over Desdemona his own wife. Instead of treating her fairly and the way she deserved he argues with her and ridicules her. Desdemona is a perfect example of a wife and Othello will not believe her because she is just a woman. Othello is easily convinced his wife is cheating and feels humiliated and therefore feels it is justified for him to smother her.
I get awful lonely. [...] “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (86-87). Lennie is hesitant to talk to Curley 's wife because he is afraid George will get mad. The ranchers thinks of Curley’s wife as “tart” so they do not engage with her. The men do not want to talk to Curley 's wife because they know Curley will get mad and fire them for talking to her.
She also thinks that I have problems with men who remind me of the men in my family. Maybe you’re afraid that you will end up like your mother” (Cruz 63) is the instance in which Soledad really opens up about her feelings in regard to the relationship she has with men. She willingly falls for artists and aims to avoid men who remind her of the men in her family. Because Soledad has problems with men who remind her of her family, it is safe to say that she does not want to repeat the cycle that she has escaped. The role that her family plays in this situation is that they have brought her back home when she was determined to stay
In the Crucible, Arthur Miller uses the characterization of Elizabeth Proctor to portray that once a person’s trust is broken, it can never be gained back fully. For example, when John Proctor came home to his wife, Elizabeth, he “gets up, goes to her, kisses her. She receives it.” (48) Miller uses this as indirect characterization, as Elizabeth only receives his kiss instead of kissing her husband back. She knows that he had an affair with Abigail, so Elizabeth still does not trust him completely. Elizabeth’s lack of trust in Proctor creates tension in the marriage and they no longer engage in conversation, they just argue with each other.
Janie now as a widow, evolves into another relationship with a man named Tea Cake. Tea Cake shows janie that he really cares about her and doesn 't seem like the other men. With janie 's track record, she told herself that she wouldn 't end up in the same situation as she once was in.Although janie 's friends and her close family told her to just stay away from him because they didn 't want to see her go through something else all over again.But janie decides to ignore all of their concerns so, Tea Cake and Janie latter decide to get married. Later, Tea Cake grows “jealous” and decides to beat on Janie to demonstrate that he still owns her. The similarities between all of these relationships, is that they all told janie that they would always treat her how a woman should be treated.