She also irritably claimed that the reason they had no money was because the kids ' father and her husband was an unlucky man. She disgustingly went as far as to blame him for causing her to lose her luck. Nothing in the story showed any indication of her trying to instill good morals in her children. Her own son literally felt as if he had to prove himself to
This theme is subtly shown throughout the story, but becomes more apparent after the main event, the slaughter. After Date Bed is presumed missing, Mud, despite the fact that she is not of She-S blood, shows concern for her friend and adopted family member throughout the story – “It is just as well that Mud’s thoughts can’t be heard because what she is thinking is, “I’m the one who loves her. None of you loves her as I do,” and the uselessness of her love arouses her to such a pitch of anguish that she thinks of returning to the plain and searching for Date Bed on her own” (Gowdy, 105). The other She-S’s feel the same way as well – She-Snorts states, “I would not go to The Safe Place…knowing that Date Bed might still be alive and lost” (Gowdy, 249). If the She-S’s didn’t care for their family as much, they would have abandoned all thought of Date Bed and wouldn’t bother searching for her.
Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover. Hester and her daughter Pearl lived with mistrust, the townspeople were disgusted by her, and would never trust her even after her sentence was lifted. Relationships can stand on the grounds of mistrust and isolation, but they may never thrive on it due to the fact of trust and companionship being the key factors in a relationship. This was shown throughout both The Scarlett Letter and Ethan Frome in a variety of ways, including the lack of true companionship in both novels and also the complete lack of trust held by some characters in both
Although she has to keep this joy private, she tries her best to hide this contentment, Her resistance to her true feelings show how forbidden her emotions are and that society would never accept Louise’s true emotions. Another theme that is present is the theme of freedom. At first, she does not have much freedom at all and throughout the duration of they story she is confined in her home. Her newfound freedom gave her much joy but as she left her room, it was cut much too short due to her untimely death. The Story of an Hour has many structural, stylistic, and literary approaches that make it a very powerful
That is to say, in conflict with herself and her environment, her partial resistance of this kind signals her impending doom. 3.3.4 The Refusal of her gentleman callers For a long history, subordination is symbolic of the ideal of the woman in every society, which dominates conservative gender norms in Southern American. This ideal presents a woman is deprived of possessions and withdraws quietly to the background, subordinating her life and needs to those of her family and its male head. She has to play the perfect roles of a dutiful daughter,
If a husband neglects or abuses his wife, there is no mention of killing him; the only consequence for abusing his spouse is that she is allowed to divorce him and get her dowry back. I can imagine that these laws were abused often. If a woman wished to leave her husband, he could falsify proof and claim that she was not careful with her house and that she neglected him and therefore cause her to be killed. Women were valued higher than slaves, as seen in law 209 and law 213, but they were still treated as property and considered inferior to
Rose’s total lack of loyalty is what spurs the novel across the country, beginning with Rose leaving her husband. The lack of attachment to Son or Sissy results in painful and tumultuous relationships with both of them. Whereas Son’s loyalty is so strong that it makes Rose’s mistreatment of her family hurt more, Rose’s is not even strong enough to obligate her to stay. Sissy, in this case, is perhaps the most wise, adapting her
Since the Ewell family is very poor and in poverty, all they worry about is trying to find food and work for money. I believe having her mother gone and her father drunk a lot, she is not shown how to love someone or how it feels to be loved. “‘Love him, whatcha mean?”’ (Lee 245). This quote shows me that Mayella did not know if she actually loves her father. I believe Mayella thought about everything he did to her, and also realizes she does not know what real love is because she never got it from her father.
Therefore, this short story indirectly emphasizes how women were suppressed in their marriages and wanted freedom, independence, and self-identity. A literary element which serves as great significance to the story is symbolism because it contributes to the actuality that Mrs. Mallard did not love her husband, but was only adhering to society’s norm. Mrs. Mallard’s heart trouble serves as a symbol of anguish because as her heart is trapped inside her body, likewise, she feels oppressed in her marriage and is unhappy with the restricted freedom and lack of independence. After hearing about her husband’s death, she did not experience any heart trouble; however, you would expect her to since she lost her significant other. Instead, Mrs. Mallard was anticipating the new life of
To Gain Love is to Lose Control In The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, unlike most of the women in her life, the character of Ammu refuses to accept a life without love, but almost equally, Ammu wishes to remain in control of her fate, free from the expectations of society. However, love requires placing the needs of someone else before oneself, while taking control over one’s own fate demands making decisions without prioritizing the opinions of others. As her relationships with both her children and lover, Velutha, develop, it becomes clear that love often demands making decisions that require one to relinquish control and accept the consequences of her society. However, Ammu fights against this and by doing so, ultimately destroys