In this, Gilman masterfully creates the entrapping wallpaper as a mirror to society and its entrapment of women into an "acceptable" role. And as her fascination begins to continuously haunt the narrator, she is effectively silenced once again by her husband 's condescending attitude about her illness, "John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in man. John is
In uttering these words, Lady Macbeth accuses her husband of being too feminine. She notices that he is too feminine and humane to kill the king. Even though they are quite powerful already in society, the Macbeths believe they are still somehow without purpose. Their marriage itself is an obvious indication of this as neither seems content with the qualities of the other. Lady Macbeth especially expressed criticism towards her husband for her wants in him.
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
The nature of John and Elizabeth’s relationship is unhealthy because their words and actions towards each other reveal a sense of hostility, mistrust, and lack of affection. John Proctor’s words towards Elizabeth signal irritation and annoyance. John Proctor, the main character of The Crucible, has an affair with a much younger girl, Abigail Williams, breaking his wife, Elizabeth’s trust in him. Her suspicion of him rises when he tells her he was in a room alone with Abigail. Elizabeth’s growing mistrust begins to aggravate John, which is revealed when he says, “I’ll not have your suspicion any more” (489).
She can’t wear red lipstick in front of Nathan because he would find it immodest and would punish her. She has to hide her true self to avoid the wrath of her husband. Unfortunately, because she has to hide her true self so often, she's started to lose pieces of who she once was. Orleanna was “so thoroughly bent to the shape of marriage [she] could hardly see any other way to stand” (201). She does not remember her single life, and has become so deeply invested in this dominating marriage that her life bent under the will of her husband is the only way she knows how to
Kesey explains that men cannot handle a female leader throughout the text. The Nurse suppresses the masculinity of the patients because she would have no power against them in their full strength. The men would not respect her power and revolt. Though Kesey’s characters convey misogynistic messages in the novel, the reader understands it as a critique of the male conscience. This timeless novel promotes awareness of gender issues in an uncommon fashion that relates to problems in today’s social
The imagery of the ‘sour air’ encompassing her represents a miasma of rejection from society, who pressure her to conform to a single way of life. Whilst some say that looking through a Bell Jar gives her a distorted perception of society and the pressure she receives is a fiction of her own imagination, one must look only at her relationship with her mother to realize she is victimized by her harsh society. In specific it reminds us of the toxic environment set up by her mother who tells her "I knew you'd decide to be all right again". It’s shocking to the reader who is able to sympathize with Esther’s clear internal struggles, yet her own mother sees it only as a nuisance. The extended metaphor within this novel and the fragmentary structure we so often see in Plath’s work presents the depth of mental disorder but more importantly brings a harsh light to the society that never understood or even tried
The repercussions of Krogstad 's values and actions not only had an effect on his own life, but the lives of those who surrounded him; particularly Nora. His treatment of Nora was morally wrong and was the start of great change in her life. During their first meeting, Nora was terrified of Krogstad and the turmoil that he could potentially bring into her life. With the blackmail attempt, Krogstad had Nora cornered between two equally difficult situations. Either she could convince her husband Torvald to let Krogstad keep his job, which was a nearly impossible feat, or she could let Torvald learn the truth.
As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper. In her room, the narrator starts to obsess over the Wallpaper. The Wallpaper symbolizes women starting to realize how unfair they were treated and how responded to this. As the women’s illness keeps getting subdued by her husband, she starts to go mad and the wallpaper demonstrates this. In the third entry of her diary she says, “Of
Elizabeth gets her revenge by her husband being arrested and for him to have lost all of the peoples respect but she still loves him by telling him that she's pregnant. The final example of a women being more dangerous than hell itself is the character Ann Putnam who due to super natural means has lost many things and people in her life that she soon seeks revenge for. In the Paper, The Crucible quotations and analysis, we see that Mrs. Putnam believes that a supernatural ritual caused her seven children to die but the eighth child lived known as Ruth Putnam. It is easy to assume that something beyond human actions took all you children away when another family had a different outcome. An enemy of Ann's is Rebeca Nurse who is held with the upmost regard in Salem.