However, the novel strongly suggests that not everyone can afford Kate 's moderately progressive attitude; androgyny is not presented as a solution, but a privilege and still a goal to work towards. Janet 's false understanding of androgyny is punished with isolation from both the men she aspired to be respected by and the women she scorned. “Janet Mandelbaum […] is so consistently flayed throughout the novel – by her sexist colleagues and by Amanda Cross herself – that one can only assume she deserves it“ (Auerbach 266). Janet 's fate seems especially cruel in light of the parallels to Kate. Both pursued the same career, both must have faced the same obstacles – they even fell in love with the same man.
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
J.B Priestly presents this development as a person when she says "But these girls aren 't cheap labour - they 're people." She shows much remorse and guilt on hearing about the girl’s treatment showing that she is a caring woman. Mr and Mrs Birling have been seen as arrogant but Sheila is contrasted to show compassion and kindness towards the conditions of the workers immediately when she hears about her father 's treatment of Eva Smith. This shows that Sheila is quickly changing her personality during the play compared to at the start she was seen as an irresponsible and not mature. This has a huge impact on the audience because in the early 20th century there was going to be a war in two years which would have caused a high surge in labor jobs as the men would’ve been sent to war.
The Power of Persuasion As individuals in life, many must face contradiction with their values in accordance to those surrounding them, such is the case with Anne Elliot. Jane Austen’s Persuasion is a story portraying the conflict between giving in and standing up against persuasion. Ultimately, a person must persist against all other opinions and act upon their own will as Anne Elliot does. Austen portrays a character arc of coming of age through Anne, an acceptance and advance towards the things that will influence her happiness. She must go through the journey first though and prepare herself just as any hero.
The focus of Chopin 's The Awakening is Edna 's conflict between her expected roles in society and her wants and desires. In this book Edna endeavors for self fulfillment, becomes seemingly impertinent, and ultimately feels cornered by the society in which she lives. Edna 's individualistic wants at first seem healthy, but quickly become out of hand as her thoughts become more chaotic. In her awakening, Edna is consumed by selfish desire. The aftermath of this desire leads her to feel as if she has been entrapped by society, ultimately leading to her destruction.
From the very beginning of the novel Jane has the courage to defy her aunt when she is unfairly punished in the red room. The cultural and social context of the age must be taken into account when analyzing such behavior. At the time, Jane Eyre’s gesture of talking back to people was totally improper, because women especially poor ones were expected to meekly accept their lot in life. But she cannot keep quiet and merely accept her condition as a poor orphan, because at the end of her discourse, she feels her soul begin "to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt... as if an invisible bond had burst and that I had struggled out into unhoped-for liberty". This is the beginning of a spirit that Jane carries forward into her future relationships with men, beginning with the detestable Mr.
Churchill shares her thoughts in regard of Jane Fairfax, as she shares her suspicions concerning the pianoforte Jane received, with Frank. The pair even go so far as to mock Jane with witty comments “I believe I have been very rude; but really Miss Fairfax has done her hair in so odd a way” (215), each of his own motives. Finally, Emma is pleased to discover someone, other than herself, finds fault in Miss Fairfax, who “was made such a fuss with by every body!” (160). This common perception of Jane, reassures Emma’s superiority over one of the greatest threats to her social position, further exemplifying her fondness of Mr. Churchill is merely the sense of self-aggrandizement he provides her. Later, very unlikely to her character, Emma goes so far as to claim she is in love with Frank Churchill.
One thing leads to another and all her actions led to disastrous reactions. The author portrays her as a selfish and manipulative person. Her main priority is not the well beings of her family but of herself. As her son, grandchildren and daughter in law were taken away all she did was plea for her own life. Convincing the misfit that he should let her live because she was a lady and he was a “good boy” is all she could think to do.
This situation is vividly potrayed in the ‘Assets and Debts’ when Nirupama, a daughter in law experienced a terrible moment in her life due to the treatment of her in- laws. She was humiliated verbally to the point that she is lower than the servant in the house. For instance, she does not get proper food and clothes which are among of the basic necessities of human being. Not to mention, surprisingly her death is not the turning point where her in laws regret their attitude rather they abruptly decide the next bride for his son. This illustrates that women are merely property that are subjected to the luxury of the family.
In spite of their internal clash with each other, Korobi gets confused with Vic’s feelings of love and care towards her, “I’ll have to make my next decision: Vic or Rajat, America or India” (OG 218). This instability in the choices of her love and life is because of a strong lack of stability in her background life. Korobi doesn’t know the importance of love, life and relationship since she was brought up in boarding school. This atmosphere failed to make her understand about the exact meaning of love when she is young. All these factors caused disturbances within her to fall back in the hollowness of instability in love.