The first reason being, that the only psychological or physical stress Goneril and Regan had to endure from King Lear, that we know of, was knowing that they weren’t loved by their father as much as their youngest sister Cordeilia; along with some humiliation caused by Lear’s constant need of an ego boost. For Ginny and Rose, they also had to deal with knowing that Caroline was their father’s favorite daughter and some public humiliation based on the claims of mistreatment of their father; however, the mental and physical stress they had gone through because of their father 's actions far exceed anything we know Goneril and Regan had to endure. For Rose specifically, when her father raped her she felt obligated to play along with his sick game. She grew up knowing that it was wrong but suppressed those emotions to protect Caroline. Then with Ginny acting like nothing was wrong, because she buried the memories away for good, Rose thought it was okay to just act like it was okay.
Beth realized that she could not love the way her family wanted her to and decided that herself and her social status were more significant than her own sons well-being. Beth is exceedingly self centered and unloving. She showed this when she believed her own son blackmailed her into getting what he wanted when in reality, Conrad is just trying to move on and be happy. The Jarrets are trying to recover from their son’s death and attempting to move on from the tragedy. During a counseling session Conrad realizes that he may be the one not forgiving his mother for some of the events that have happened.
Completely ignored and degraded, she declares, while speaking with King Priam, that “Death never came, so now I can only waste away in tears” (134). Helen’s life is dependent on the men around her and whether or not she can appease them. While it is likely that she holds less power than women from humbler upbringings, Helen is overlooked even in scenarios where she is directly impacted (like in her second pseudo-marriage). The only things in her life that she has control over are her emotions and her sexuality. Chosen because she was the most beautiful, Helen is forced to utilize her sexual appeal in order to manipulate the world around
In conclusion even though Brett does represent the shift in gender roles post war she only scrapes the surface of the huge changes taking place due to her shallow life and the way ladies of upper class had different obligations and lifestyles of the working class. Brett is still contained within a male driven world and this leads her to be dependent on men in way many women were shifting away from by getting jobs and advocating their rights. She does avidly demonstrate the social freedoms that women were now able to enjoy but the real major changes are never shown through her character. So while Brett may be a idol of the views of marriage for women and the new night life of women she is not a good representation of the changing
Though women play a central role in the Odyssey the portrayal and characterization of said women is often times sexist and places most of the women in positions of power until Odysseus or one of the male gods comes along and puts a stop to it. All of the women are characterized with few traits, most of which only describe their looks, while the reader is constantly reminded of all of Odysseus good traits. Even Penelope, who is portrayed as the ideal woman, is only ever described as ‘beautiful’ and ‘faithful’. Though this does make sense considering the time period and how during the time women were considered property of men. With all of the different character and how they are written one would expect some variety in the description of women.
This affects Greg emotionally after the fight, as his father does not accept him; thus causing Greg to believe he has failed his father since he follows his dreams and not anybody else's. Greg’s sister, Sharlene, also struggles throughout her discovery of what she wants in life. Sharlene develops an understanding through her brother’s exploration of his life. While talking to Greg she reaches her peak of maturity surrounding the struggle he is going through, “‘You understand what I’m saying?’... ‘Yeah. I think I do.’ He smiles.
Eventually, Rob 's mature manner eventually resulted in him playing the role of the "husband", after seeing his mother 's struggle. As Rob scorns the attachment abandonment felt by Jackie due to Skeets removal of the home, and his "selfish", yet unimaginable sentence to life away from his
Also, when he states “Ah, upon another face perhaps it might, but never yours,” he is telling her that he thought her face was perfect without it, and that an unperfect face would look good with it. By telling his wife that she is not beautiful because of a birthmark, he is showing that he has authority over his wife’s life because her life affects him, depicting that he has complete control in their relationship. Armand also has a negative reaction towards Désirée. Désirée had just given birth to their son, and when both Armand and Désirée realize one of them is not fully white, because their son is not white, Armand explains, ““It means,” he answered lightly, “that the child is not white; it means that you are not white”” (Chopin, 3, Introduction). There could have been multiple possibilities of why the baby was not “White,” but due to Armand’s first intuition that Désirée was not white, he is showing that he has authority of the situation and that what he says goes.
Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day. But you’re not, you’re not, and let you remember it! Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not.” (Miller 70). Here again John shows hypocrisy. He berates his wife for keeping such a cold and judgeful disposition, as if he is free of qualms.
In a confrontation with Juliet, Capulet releases his fury at her disobedience and reluctance by saying, “Wife, we scarce thought us blest./ That God had lent us but this only child./ But now I see one is one too much./ And that we have a curse in having her./ Out on her, hilding/” (3.5. 181). Parents influence their children profoundly through both actions and words, so at times the responsibilities and their expectations of their children deny them of seeing the reality that kids should not be controlled to fulfill the parents’ wishes. Capulet should control his anger, instead of lashing out on Juliet, just because she refuses to do something he wants. The result of his anger towards Juliet causes her to drink the potion, because she would rather die than marry Paris.