Prudence Abigail Holloway was born to Anastacia Holloway a single mother. Anastacia had been sleeping with a married man, and at first the whole thing had been exciting. But the moment she found out that she was pregnant, everything came to a crashing halt. Erick demanded that Anastacia takes care of the problem. And at first she considered it, having no real way to support a child on her own.
Anne is so accustomed to having to be the perfect daughter and ‘trophy’ wife that she knows no different. Later on in the novel she becomes more aware of her parents disappointment with her spots saying 'You just don 't understand! The first thing Mummy looks at when I come home each term. How can she present a daughter with spots? Four daughters successfully married off and now the last one has to get spots.
The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164). The daughters don’t think their mothers have substantial advice to give them about their relationship issues, but they realize their mothers are wiser than they thought.
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role. The domestic sphere is a confinement towards both women, in the Yellow Wallpaper, the symbolism of the wallpaper and how it, “Becomes bars!” (Gilman) shows us how she felt physically and emotionally trapped by her role that she was unable to fufil. Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
A Rose for Emily has two types of conflict. Person Vs. Self, Emily tends deal with a lot of problems by herself. Her father never let her date or marry anyone because he thought they weren’t good enough for her. After her father died she tried to keep the body, she didn’t really have anyone in her life except her father. When her father died she lost everyone that mattered to her.
In “Play it as it Lays” by Joan Didion written in 1970 focuses on the story of Maria Wyeth. Maria was once a successful up and coming model/actress nonetheless after the deaths of her parents she withdrew from acting. She is married to Carter a man who is extremely uncaring and living in Hollywood. She has a four-year-old daughter Kate, who she seems to adore Nevertheless Kate is in an institution for unknown reasons. Maria displays self- destructive tendencies as she spends her days having sex and getting high and drunk.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a short story by Kate Chopin. “Desiree’s baby” is a story about a family in the era where the colored were neglected and treated poorly. Desiree was abandoned and left as a baby. When she was adopted she grew up in a very wealthy family. Armand and Desiree have known each other ever since they were little so when they grew up they got married.
In short, she was the ugly duckling of the Fraser family. Her parents never cared enough to include her in social gatherings or parties, choosing to ask her to stay in her room like a good girl while they flaunted the beautiful Kelly and the lively Garret to everyone. Gwen did not harbor any sour feelings for her parents, blaming herself instead for being a shame to them. But she could not bring herself to actually excel
Stanley, Stella’s husband, was not fond of Blanche. Because of this he hires someone to look into her past to see if she was who she was saying she was. While doing so Stanley encounters the ugly truth about Blanche’s past which she had been trying so hard to hide from her sister and Mitch, a man she was seeing and hoping to get married to. Never the less when Stanley exposed who she really was to Mitch he found her unfit and too filthy to introduce to his mother so he ended things. All of that was not enough for Stanley; he wanted Blanche gone so he bought her a bus ticket for her birthday.
However, the need for esteem is only partially resolved. When at her apartment she transforms, from a ‘soft’ speaking wife to an example of haughty royalty, and although she spends money on objects of wealth, such as dresses and ‘cute little ash-trays’ and sophisticated ‘wreaths’, she cannot buy respect- as such can never buy happiness. She, much like the other characters within this novel, is unsuccessful in her pursuit, and despite the escape she often makes with Tom, ends up locked up and detained by her husband later on in the
So, because she does not feel she can have someone who will understand her and not punish her for what happened, she does not speak. Her parent’s behavior toward her and each other make herself feel like she is a disappointment. Her mental state of mind is unstable and is struggling to process what happened to her. When her family and the people around her start pulling her down, she does not feel as strong and confident to stand up for herself and to face her so to speak demons. A perfect example of this is “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist.
Not even for her ill husband would she turn off let alone turn down a program she was not even actively watching. Place higher value over an inattimate than one 's own spouse is clearly inhumane and lacks compassion. Mildred even called the actors on her program her family demonstrating just how much the characters on a show meant to her. The distraction of her so called family eventually lead to her death because “the family pratted and chatted and said her name and smiled at her and said nothing of the bomb” (Bradbury, 152). Essentially Mildred used her “family” as a distractions from her problems.
At the age of 18, Marie entered into an arranged marriage with Claude Martin, a silk trader of Tours. Marie was against this marriage and would have rather entered into a convent. However, Marie was a dutiful woman and her obedience, to her husband or to God and the church later in life, defined her. Widowed at the age of 19, with one son, and lawsuits that took the silk shop and most of her inheritance, Marie was trapped. No longer could she enter into a convent, and she was forced to live with her father and later her sister and brother-in-law.
A year after Diana’s death she was not forgotten but acknowledged in different ways. In the article Time, Anne-Marie O’Neill and Kim Hubbard published an article on A Lesson in Loss. The article quotes “Her grieving ex-husband was touched the most by her death, Charles is the one showing the effects of his loss.” Charles is now the good guy who is the single parent. He only helped Diana get famous with his cheating, but she suffered because of him. Diana’s life might have been like a soap opera because her marriage was not perfect, she had to share the husband with the mistress and the queen did nothing about it.
So I married Curley (Steinbeck 88).” She thought her mom had stole the letter she was waiting for from an agent who could get her into her career; she assumed her mom stole it because she thought her mom would have wanted her daughter to do what “normal” women do. Also, she is not considered a “normal” wife; “normal” for that time meant she was supposed to stay inside and do chores and cook. Instead, she goes around, talks to the men working and hides from her husband. Curley’s wife is lonely because no one talks to her to prevent trouble. George said to Lennie, “well, you keep away from her, ‘cause she’s a rat trap if I’ve ever seen one (Steinbeck 32).” Undoubtedly, the two characters Lennie and Curley’s are very contrasting characters; nonetheless they both share the feeling of being different and alone.