As a married woman living in a patriarchal society, Harriet thwarts her husband’s dream which is to have a happy perfect family so she feels that she is condemned by everyone even though it is not her fault indeed. After taking Ben back from the institution, she is condemned by people including her husband again for her own decision. Because she decides to take Ben back home, she is considered as a ‘irresponsible’, ‘selfish’ and ‘crazy’ women. All people think that Ben will ruin David and other four children’s life and make
One of the women was talking about her husband, and she said, “‘Be independent, we always said...if I get killed off, you just go right ahead and don’t cry, but get married again”’ (Bradbury 91). This woman thinks that she is independent, and that is why she won’t cry for her husband. In reality, it’s because she truly doesn’t love her husband and nor does he
To begin with, Hamlet says “Fraility thy name is woman!” (1.2.l.146) as he talks about his mother. This means that women are weak and he is projecting his feminine characteristics as his weakness. Secondly, Hamlet refers to his mother as whore as he say “dexterity to incestuous sheets” (1.2.l.157) as she marries his uncle too soon and sleeps with him. This coveys the message that Hamlet does not have any respect for her, which is the same way how he feels about his anima as it makes him overthink situations and not take action. Lastly, Hamlet lashes out on his mother saying “In the rank sweat of an enseamed bed, Stewed in corruption, honey and making love Over the nasty sty” (3.4.93-95).
Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife expresses her need of speaking to others; she is tired of staying in the house all the time and having no one to talk to but Curley, whom she openly despises The way the men describe her, as a whore, only adds to her loneliness and depression. It brings her to the point in which she angrily cries out at Lennie,
Because of her illicit love affair and traditional patriarchal set up, Virmati is entrapped in a psychological dilemma about her family status, traditional norms, her engagement with canal engineer Indrajit, her illicit love and her desire for education. The pressure of family expectations and her own aspiration makes her depressed. Virmati becomes aware that if she thinks about her family’s reputation, she has to sacrifice her love and aspirations. Her confusion grows and suffering too. She does not want to marry the canal engineer, she protests her family and tells them let Indumati (her younger sister) be married with him.
This shows that women in the society are separated from exploring and going out of their own domestic spheres. The female is thus regulated to nurture and love the children and husband. “This separation of the sphere of public (masculine) power from the sphere of private (feminine) affection also causes the destruction of many of the women of the women in the novel” (275). Mary Shelley demonstrates the ideas of women in the 19c in her book in order to show how men are inferior to women. It also shows victor doesn’t pay much attention and give love to his wife which ultimately leads to his fall as man.
Madam Lefroy did not approve of her nephew marrying Austen who had no money, so she sent her nephew away; this situation is very similar to one in Pride and Prejudice. She apparently did have a proposal to marry which she accepted because of the man’s economical and social status, but soon withdrew because of the lack of actual love. This is yet another theme she brought into her novels. It is said that she was deeply upset when her father moved the family to Bath, as she hated the urban setting, and she wrote very little there. Austen mocked her society’s beliefs, and she is known for her humorous and
Swarnalata, the maid confidant is another character created by Karnad. She does not receive the love of her husband, because he believes that she is unchaste. Finally in order to free her husband from the dilemma, she falsely acquiesces to the lie. Swarnalatha’s episode reiterates the concept of chastity and virginity which holds a place of prominence in the Indian society. A woman whose virginity has been violated is looked down upon, but the men are never called to question.
She goes back from this relation when Kamat died because she knew very well that society will never accept such relationship however innocent it may be.Marriage is projected by the novelist in a different way through other characters like Jeeja and Nayana, the housemaids of Jaya. They also had to face the torture of their husbands and their lives are full of drudgery. Nayana was not interested to give birth to a female child because she does not want her child to face the consequences of marriage that she is facing by getting beaten by her husband. Jeeja’s husband is also a drunkard who often beats her. She was bound to accept her husband’s second marriage because she failed to give him a
The never ending feud with their mother-in-law has caused several drifts in families as the daughter-in-laws mostly believe that their husband’s mother is plotting against them. This bizarre change in attitude has been observed by sociologists, and they thus conclude that due to the excessive viewing of these soap operas they tend to start living an illusionary and fantasy world in order to escape the realism of this world. Women are influenced to become self-conscious about their appearance. Nowadays women in the soap operas are either vampish or too good to be true. This then has an effect to women as they believe that the only way to be happy in life is if they were to be dependent and an ‘angel’ to their husbands.