She goes on to say that she wants someone who understand that her sexual needs may pertain to monogamy, but the wife must stay faithful. With the use of pathos in this paragraph showing how rough it is for the wife the readers feel for Brady, and take her side. In paragraph two Brady uses pathos to connect with the reader through her emotions. She begins by using sarcasm to show how she feels about her friend that is fresh off a divorce, who does not have custody of his child, and is looking for a new wife while his ex-wife must deal with the child. She also uses humor with the sarcasm to almost ease the reader into the article and get them hooked into the reading.
In her article “I Want a Wife,” Judy Brady states she wants a wife, or rather she wants someone who performs the less desirable duties of a wife while she returns to school to become financially self-sufficient, and she elevates to the more superior role as the husband. In great detail, Brady points out that the wife is the primary caregiver of the children, single-handedly cares for the family’s personal needs, manages the household, as well as, does the brunt of the domestic chores; all the while, the husband remains non-existent. Moreover, she begrudgingly endures her spouse’s selfish emotional, social, and sexual needs, all the while knowing she can be disposed of or replaced without a second thought. Therefore, Brady feels it is better to have a wife than to be a wife. In his article “Not All Men Are Sly Foxes,” Armin A. Brott states that after the urging of worried parents, publishers revised and modernized the portrayal of mothers and minorities in children’s classics, yet they continue to print discriminatory literature about the roles fathers play.
Excerpts from the Awakening deals with the fact that even though women uphold expectations as wives and mothers, they still deserve the same amount of respect, freedom, and attention as men do. Throughout The Poisonwood Bible however, Orleanna is treated differently than how she should be treated. Similarly, in Excerpts from the Awakening, Mrs. Pontellier begins to realize her place in the world as a human being. Orleanna feels like she has failed as a mother, and she also feels as if there’s nothing that she can do to be a better wife. Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
This is actually the plight of Baram Alkali’s case in Personal Angle. According to her, a woman may react by self-pity and tears followed by a hardness to love as is Zaria’s reaction, sentimental, passive almost bordering on martyrdom. A wife may immerse herself in the hurt and pain of unrequited and neglected love leading to psychosis as is the case with Zaria. She demonstrates her guts and feminine will power to make a break of it and claim back her name and identity. Even after her separation from her husband, Alhaji Teller lusts hopelessly after her but she refuses to give in preferring to maintain her dignity.
The treatment he suggested was rest therapy which made the matter even worse. The women listen to her husband shifts to a new house even though she did not believe in the treatment her husband has suggested for her. This paper would bring forth a concerning topic regarding gender suppression that was common during Gilman’s time. Gilman talks about the gender discrimination and dominance of male due to the norms created by the society. The narrator’s husband imposed his own thinking on his wife without even considering to take his wife wishes and opinion into account.
Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
She is allowed to sit unbothered with two kids and she needs to utilize each chance to supply fundamental needs both for herself and for her kids. Conditions make ladies submit to their fathers or jobless men; they acknowledge their destiny when they fall pregnant and submit to their lovers or husbands. For instance, Mrs. Brown does not have a spouse to deal with her and kids, to help her in making a decent living, to give her passionate backing. That is the reason she feels as though she must be as one with Arthur and her sweetheart, despite the fact that she some of the time can 't stand his scent or feels nauseated when she shares the bed to him:
This story connects to the “Short & Happy life of Francis Macomber” because both wives are dissatisfied with their husband’s behaviors and cognitive abilities which results in their desire to slay them. Generally, despite any attempt their husband makes in order to mature or perfect life, the wives always seem to find some reason to not appreciate them. Furthermore, each wife had this feeling of indifference for life that always left them feeling undesired, trapped, and unfulfilled. For example, this indifference is shown by Margot Macomber when she kisses Mr. Wilson for being more masculine and brave than her husband. However, she begins to feel bad about her decisions once her husband begins to become brave when hunting the Buffalo.
In Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado” and Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat” the two characters are consistently belittled by the antagonist in the stories. In “Sweat” Delia is an average housewife, but unfortunately she is in an abusive relationship with her husband named Sykes, who has a tendency to degrade Delia. Throughout the story, Sykes treats Delia horribly and towards the end of the story, Delia finally realizes that she has had enough of her abusive husband because he makes her feel as if she is not worth anything. Due to Sykes’ tendency to degrade her, Delia is considered to be a sympathetic character. The same kind of conflict affects the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe’s story “The Cask of Amontillado.” During the story, the narrator, Montresor, consistently gets put down by his friend Fortunato, who mocked the narrator’s family name.
Trying To Be Understood In the article “My Problem With Her Anger,” Eric Bartels fosters how his marital life has slowly and slowly become worse. In the beginning of the article, Bartels claims that he wants to be understood by his wife for what he has given up for her and what he does for her (58). Through Bartels’s claim, he speculates that his wife does not appreciate him or recognize what he does (58). Bartels reveals that what he does for his wife is never fully appreciated. He expresses the little credit he got for cleaning out and organizing the armoire, a project which took a day for him to do, and led to an argument about where the contents should go (58).
Many men in the book reserve the right to beat their wives and insult their intelligence simply because they’re having a bad day. Joe considers his home a refuge made comfortable by Janie and when the reality doesn’t live up to his expectations he takes out his frustration physically on his wife. Men in the novel seem to have some level of domestic violence as a means getting out their frustration. In the Book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” Zora Neale Hurston uses physical and emotion situations to show the oppression of women. In the book there were many example of oppression of women but the submission of women, the intellectual level of women and the beating of women are especially uses throughout the book.