The husband is hurt from his wife’s death being so sudden. He hurts for the fact that she will no longer there with him or around him. The narrator tells us how he is lonely and how he is broken he wants to move on and go to where Lenore is.“My sad fancy into smiling.”(45) The
In her short story, Chopin writes about a woman who has been oppressed by her husband for so long that she does not know what it feels like to be free. The woman loves her husband very much, but seems to rejoice upon hearing of his demise as a result of a train crash. Many would find her delight to be
After her sister had told her, Mrs. Mallards when up to her room alone. She sat on her bed and was relieved that he was finally gone. Richards and Josephine thought that Mrs. Mallards was up in her bedroom making herself ill and mourning; she was actually just feeling relieved at the moment. While Mr. Mallards was alive, Mrs. Mallards felt like she was trapped in the relationship for quite some time. She claimed that she had loved him, but only sometimes.
The characters lose a part of themselves when they are searching for their true love. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie was arguing with Jodie, while he was dying, about how he never treated her right after being together for 20 years. They revealed many things about themselves during this talk, especially how Jodie was hurt on the inside too. Janie looked at herself and realized this, “The young girl was gone, but handsome woman had taken her place”(108). This quote shows how Janie regained herself after that horrible relationship.
Proctor presents the trait of resentful because when he tells his wife about the affair with his old servant, Abigail Williams, Elizabeth then finds it hard to trust him again. Even though, Proctor wants the best for his family and his wife, Elizabeth, he then sees how she begins questioning him and judging him about his whereas about. One day when Proctor arrives home he says to his wife “… I cannot speak but I am doubted, every moment judged for lies, as though I come into a court when I come into
In both ,''The Oddsey" and "An Ancient Gesture"the universal theme is grief,sadness and betrayal.Both Millay and Homer describe the sorrow that is caused by the absence of Odyseus.Grief,survival,and hope are some hardships the main characters endure throughout the story. In ,"The Oddysey" by Homer the character Odyseus is a crafty character motivated by his desire to be back home with his wife and children. "Yes ,it is true,each day I long for home. "I believe that odyseus has endured a lot,his wife and kingdom and have many grievances because of his absence.In contrast ,in"An Ancient Gesture" the story is narrated and details the mindset and actions Penelope takes. "He learned it from Penelope,Penelope who really cried.
Ethan would quietly lament this loss for as long as he lives. Not fully being able to express his true nature, a man with a refined mind who can’t show the world how he feels, and what he’s is passionate about. This can also be shown when the narrator states “His unfinished studies had given form to this sensibility and even in his unhappiest moments field and sky spoke to him with a deep and powerful persuasion”(Wharton 11). Second is Ethan hastily marring Zeena when she came to take care of his mother when she became sick, throughout the book you can easily pick up on the disconnect between the two. Although it is reasonable why he did so.
With this envy toward the fortunate students, she also builds animosity toward her family because the family continues to deny her importance in the family by leaving her eggless. After suffering through her unrequited love for her family, Adeline’s hope for a united family slowly wears away. While the Yen family dragged down Adeline’s efforts and dreams to create peace within the family, Rex dragged Jeannette’s efforts down. Since Rex was an unstable man who would do anything to gain his children’s respect and support, he tells Jeannette that “I’ll die trying” to quit his drinking problem to
In The Odyssey Odysseus had been trapped on Calypso's island for years, and was forced to lay with Calypso, as seen in the reading, "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each night, for she compelled him." (Homer.5.50-51). Both Melinda and Odysseus are being forced to do something they don't want to against their will, and it leads to great suffering, for Odysseus begins to miss his wife very much, and feels guilty because of what he has done, and Melinda feels like everyone hates her and wishes her gone because she called the police at the party, but then got to scared to actually explain
Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good. “She had made her choice, and she hadn’t chosen me.” (84) Sourdi has matured and moved on while Nea is stuck in the memories of her
Ethan Frome, who has to face multiple conflicts throughout the book with his nonstop dream to be an engineer which is crushed due to the illness of, Zeena, his cousin, but who also happens to be his wife. Also a love begins to grow mid way through the book between a girl named Mattie and Ethan, even though he is still married to Zeena which ultimately leads to the distance between their love. In the book Ethan Frome, the feeling of isolation in Ethan and Zeena becomes more prominent, while anger grows between Ethan and Mattie from having denying their love, which contributes to the many mistakes and downfalls Ethan has to face throughout the book.
The memoir, “The Glass Castle”, written by Jeannette Walls, is a novel filled with hardships and obstacles faced by the author and her dysfunctional family. Living with her depressed mother who weeps and sobs about her struggles in her teaching job, her alcoholic gambling father who, on a daily basis, would not arrive home, and her two sisters, Lori and Maureen and brother, Brian. Though their constant moving and chasing from the debt collectors, one person who has affected Walls life would have to be her father, Rex Walls. Although his constant gambling and consistent job loss, he has become a significant figure in Walls life. He has shown her the problems of alcoholism, the struggles, and corruptions of the world, and especially allowed