Throughout her life span irrational decisions strained her path to Hollywood fame. Curley’s wife was vulnerable due to the strict guidelines set in place by her mother. These guidelines caused Curley's wife to make the sporadic decision to marry him and escape her mother's discouragement, “I always thought my ol' lady stole it. Well, I wasn't gonna stay no place where I couldn't get nowhere or make something of myself, an' where they stole your letters, I ast her if she stole it, too, an' she says no. So I married Curley.”(Curley's wife 88).
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
Chopin clearly states that women felt that they lost their freedom and that they were just mere prisoners of marriage. Mrs. Mallard’s tragedy is a good example to understand that women were unhappy and depressed, since society forced them to play a secondary role, where happiness and independence cannot be achieved. Kate Chopin, in reality, lost her husband, and perhaps she wrote ‘The Story of an Hour’ to tell that she could not find freedom with her husband’s death, and that the character’s fate was the only possible way to find it, not only for herself but for most women as
On the contrary, in “A Sorrowful Woman”, the main character is a mother who has come to despise her family and her duties. Over time she progressively worsens until she can no longer bear to see her husband and child, and in the end she kills herself. Just from that short summary of the two, it is clear to see that one is more sophisticated and complicated than the other. One author creates a solution that comes quickly with few obstacles and ends in a rather fairy-tale like, unrealistic way while another introduces a rarely spoken about problem that consistently
To compare, Faulkner shares a slice of evidence as to why Emily has an uncontrollable obsession for the dead, “After her father 's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.” (Faulkner) Given these points, her father becomes arrogant and isolates her from society, or anyone who is willing to take Miss Emily from him. When her father, the only man in the world who has loved her,
Mallard is described as having wrinkles that “bespoke repression” to show that her voice and free will has been repressed in marriage. When Chopin wrote The Story of an Hour females had few career opportunities, and lacked the ability to vote, so Mrs. Mallard is used as an archetype of the voiceless women in marriage and society. The argument put forward shows that it is wrong that females must be without the “possession of self assertion” in marriage and life instead they should be on equal footing with males. Chopin uses the setting in the Story of an Hour to further display the power dynamics because the housewife is merely a guest in her husband’s
Unlike her relationship with her father, Anne and her mother’s relationship was quite difficult from the beginning. In her diary she wrote many negative things about her mother Edith. “Yesterday Mother and I had another run-in and she really kicked up a fuss. She told Daddy all of my sins and started to cry, which made me cry too, and I already had such an awful headache. I finally told Daddy that I love "him" more than I do Mother, to which he replied that it was just a passing phase, but I don’t think so.
The American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement would change that. Married women had very little rights compared to husband. One major human right violation was women 's lack of property rights.. Even if the property belonged to their family, once they were married that land became their husbands. In divorce and custody battles, mostly favored the husband.
One of the main themes in Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles is alienation. This theme is based on the fact that Mrs. Wright led a highly isolated life, always being alienated from others in her home. She wasn’t able to flourish how she wanted to. For example, Mr. Wright suppressed the things his wife loved the most, restricting her from having her own interesting and letting her follow her heart. When Mr. Wright killed her beloved canary, pushed Mrs. Wright over the edge, causing her to murder her husband.
You could not make me happy, and I am convinced that I am the last woman in the world who could make you so. ” Even though marrying him would prevent the man to inherit her family’s estate after her father dies in this passage the main character explains that she can’t marry Collins because they do not love each other. She also rejects Darcy’s first proposal even though that also would have accommodated and ameliorated her family situation. At the end she accepts Darcy’s proposal after she felt in love with him and he respected her. Additionally, Elizabeth defies gender roles by educating herself by reading, even though women in early nineteenth-century could not go into higher education.