Romantic relationships pose many difficult questions to their participants; people are asked to compromise and change their attitudes, behaviors, and even beliefs, for the sake of their partners. Individuals in relationships can be found projecting their ideals onto their partners, superimposing their own desires onto their partners’ identities. A particularly difficult obstacle in romance is one’s family life and upbringing. Family dynamics, cultural identity, and specific circumstance shape a person’s approach to interpersonal relationships. Poet Warsan Shire and singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki, who performs as Mitski, both explore the influence of their family on their identity and their experiences in romantic relationships.
The play “Trifles” written by Susan Glaspell majorly mirrors the relationship between husbands and wives, and their attitudes towards resolving daily hassles. The men were looking for the “effects” while the women were concerned with “causes”. Mr. and Mrs. Hale were the closest friend of the family of Mr. Wright John and aware of the strain in their marriage. Mr. Hale’s superficial effort to salvage the situation caused more harm than the deep emotional insight of Mrs. Hale who tried to save her friend. Mr. Hale’s testimony showed how close he was to the family.
Euripides’s Medea and Neil LaBute’s The Mercy Seat share many similarities. Both stories are wrapped around the marital problems of their main characters, with Medea scheming against Jason for abandoning her and with Ben trying to smooth out his complicated affair with his mistress, Abby, after he fails to break things off with his wife in the wake of 9/11. Both stories also ground themselves heavily in rhetorical language, as both characters find themselves in situations that require convincing arguments to make their ways out of. It would appear that, with these similarities, Medea and The Mercy Seat are deeply alike. However, despite these exterior resemblances, Medea and The Mercy Seat actually differ greatly at a fundamental level.
Fitzgerald creates a contrast to what Tom and Daisy seem to be on the outside by introducing the cheating ways of Tom. Catherine says “Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to.” (33) This shows that Myrtle and Tom both want out of their marriage. With their unhappy relationships, they want to be together. “Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.” (37) This shows that Tom has an anger issue. Myrtle is strong for staying with him after he breaks her nose.
In the end, it left both him and her in a worse off situation than before. In other words, he had a chance to have a personal conversation because she was willing to listen. Instead, he ravaged his chances of making the situation better. In conclusion, the Jarrett family dealt with issues of silence and violence. Moreover, their numerous issues originated from their negligence to consolidate each other which sadly elicited an inconclusive ending of the mother withdrawing from her family.
Throughout the novels The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë being single or married are conditions that shape the lives of the characters. Both novels involve married couples that are dealing with a variety of problems. In Wuthering Heights, Old Cathy only married her husband, Edgar, for social and financial status. Her life is filled with old emotions and chaos once her true love comes back into her life. Mrs. Pontellier in The Awakening seems tired of being married to her husband and finds Robert more interesting.
However, to get there, what stands between Beatrice and Benedick’s love is their precarious past relationship with one another, the volatility of their natures, and their belief that the other dislikes them. At the start of the play, the enmity between Benedick and Beatrice from past relationships is obvious in Beatrice’s introduction, their first meeting, and the dance scene. When the messenger informs Leonato and Beatrice of Benedick and the soldiers’ upcoming arrival, she calls Benedick “no less than
Instead, Connie left due to her numerous unconscious mental problems. Overall, it is clear that Connie has three major psychological issues that caused her to make the decision to leave with Arnold Friend: insecurity, low self-esteem, and fear of relationships. While readers may not know where Arnold is taking Connie, they can infer the psychological problems from where she has been that led her to make the decision that she
Antigone is put at a disposition at the beginning of the work as she is a woman trying to voice her opinion in a time where men were only heard. Some may attribute her lack of voicing to her arrogant attitude, possibly rightly so, developed from the sequence of events in the work. Antigone felt entitled to bury her brother; she felt entitled that her voice be heard. She went against Creon’s command and tried to bury her brother. Antigone scorns Creon at the beginning of the play during questioning by back-talking and arrogantly answering Creon.
Christopher 's thinking process affects his relationships because Christopher 's perception of life is unusual compared to others. Using prime numbers instead of numerical numbers for chapters is an example of Christopher 's thinking. As Christopher 's parents are enduring their own troubles, they both have to learn how to cope with Christopher 's thinking. When Christopher 's mother became frustrated with him due to his questioning of things, the reader becomes aware of how his parents are frustrated with Christopher. "And she said, 'Now I need you to be quiet for a while. '