Popov’s main trait was that she was dedicated to her husband. Mrs. Popov and Mr. Smirnov are both flat characters with only a main trait to distinguish them by. Mrs. Popov is first seen as a depressed widow grieving her husband, but her personality unexpectedly changes after meeting Mr. Smirnov. She starts to realize she isn’t being faithful to her husband by staying locked in the house, but naïve. This is her realization that “falling in love” with Mr. Smirnov is acceptable.
Courtland attends Worth the Wait at her church First Baptist Worth the Wait is a program where girls wait until marriage to have sexual intercourse. Her and Allen become boyfriend and girlfriend the relationship starts off good then he becomes abusive which leads to them breaking up. Courtland parents have problems in their marriage and her father turns to alcohol and stop’s spending time with his family. Allen get accused or rape and get sentenced to jail once he returns home he tries to apologize to her she falls for it and they end up back together. On Courtland’s first day of her junior year she was excited she was the
Perhaps feeling a little threatened by his wife’s empowerment. He tells the doctor his wife is behaving peculiarly, that she is tramping about by herself, has abandoned some of her duties, and is coming in after dark. Dr. Mandelet questions Leonce and inquires if Edna had been associating with the circle of pseudo-intellectual women which may be construed as a group affiliated with the suffragettes and first wave feminism. Dr. Mandelet then suggests for Leonce to allow her to attend her sister’s wedding so she can be around her kind and to leave her be and that she would come around if he gave her space and time (Chopin
Ethan met Zeena when he was caring for his mother that died from…. Ethan claims that she filled the emptiness within him that he longed for. Ethan decisions in taking Zenobia as his wife is his fateful choice that traps in the village of Starkfield. Zeena takes many things from Ethan 's life that causes him to be unsatisfied and unsuccessful in life. “Twice or thrice before she had suddenly packed Ethan’s valise and started off to Bettsbridge, or even Springfield, to seek the advice of some new doctor, and her husband had grown to dread these expeditions because of their cost” (pg.
Moushumi has the same interest as Ruth. Gogol saw this as an opportunity to reconnect to his roots after his father’s death. Not long after they are married things begin to crumble. Moushumi becomes unsatisfied with the marriage and even cheats on Gogol about a year into the marriage. Eventually this causes Gogol to end the marriage.
Carla ran away from her parents with Clark, her boyfriend, when she was young. In her later marriage life, she feels unhappy because of her husband’s indifference so that she complains of this to Mrs. Jamieson who is mother-like for her. Mrs. Jamieson is a well-educated woman and teaches biology in university. She decides to help Carla to run away from her domestic unhappiness and live an independent and new life. With the support of Mrs. Jamieson, Carla runs away again but her second runaway is frustrated by her return on the half
He gives insight of his parents, his mother being a poet who is adamant that she will someday be famous because of her poems and his father, a severe alcoholic. Burroughs describes the tense relationship between his father and mother with harsh words and actions. After his mother had her first minor psychotic break she seeks help from a psychiatrist from Amherst named Dr. Finch. After regularly seeing him she divorces her husband and ultimately begins to visit him at his house. As the number of visits become more frequent and lengthy Burrough’s mother gives custody to Dr. Finch to keep him legally.
She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her. Her headstrong ways continue throughout the novel but she realizes she cant handle the isolation and ends up killing herself. Leonce starts the novel as a man content with his marriage, family, and reputation. But as his wife’s action change, he is forced to change his focus from going to work and hanging around to fixing his wife’s actions. Plot
In spite of her happy and content life, Korobi longs to know about her dead parents’ life and about their love journey. Often Korobi used to cherish herself with her mother’s unfinished love note to her father, which she found it as a child that was hidden in her mother’s book of poetry. Her delightful life starts when she met Rajat Bose, with whom she found love and soon they are about to marry. Just in a little while, Korobi is going to be into a family of upper class society. At the day of engagement night party, Korobi’s grandfather dies unfortunately with a sudden heart attack by leaving a mysterious dark secret of her parents which explains her past life.
The parents’ marital issues is also indicated by the oldest daughter Marla, who mentions Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky, a married couple that “got a divorce last year and moved.”(p.4, l.89). Dawn knows about Mr. and Mrs. Pichowsky and the reader is introduced to her thoughts and fear of her parents getting a divorce, which prompts her to convince her younger sister, Janie to come along with them “To have one last visit with Dad.”(p.4, l.80). Similar to the problems between the mother and the father, the reader get the sense that Dawn’s relationship with her father is not the best, as it is evident that they have a difficult time connecting expressed by Dawn herself: “I didn’t want to be alone with Dad. (…)And he never knew what to talk about with me so it was uncomfortable(…).”(p. 4, l.90 &91-92). The structure of the short story adds to this theme because the reader gets suspicious of the tense relationship between daughter and father.