As shown by Offred 's statement: "We aren 't supposed to form friendships, loyalties, among one another" (Atwood 353), people were expected to not create new relationships. It made it impossible for her to maintain her previous mental state. If a society does not allow their citizens to socialize, it is clear that there would be no trust in each other. Hence with the lack of human interaction in such a manipulating society, she became unable to trust anyone else fully in the world
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role. The domestic sphere is a confinement towards both women, in the Yellow Wallpaper, the symbolism of the wallpaper and how it, “Becomes bars!” (Gilman) shows us how she felt physically and emotionally trapped by her role that she was unable to fufil. Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while.
The woman is locked away from gild in a confined room, only to drive herself even more insane. The author uses this nameless narrator in attempts to gain her positioning against gender issues and break down the barrier of male domination. Throughout “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman challenge the lecturer to doubt feminist posture and gender limit of the 19th century. They worked mostly in the home, taking care of the family while their husbands were at work. Cleaning home were not considered able to perform task in the work place, and were not able to obtain their own careers.
The narrator attempts to release the alleged woman from the wallpaper, can be understood as the narrator’s attempt to release herself and express her imagination. We see that the narrator is an imaginative, highly expressive woman. She remembers her peculiar imagination as a child. Yet as part of her cure, her husband forbids her to exercise her imagination in any way. Both her reason and her emotions boil, and she turns her imagination onto the seemingly neutral object—the wallpaper—in an attempt to ignore her growing frustration.
This was symbolic to the narrator’s confinement within her own home by her husband. She clearly told John that this room is not good for her but he never listened. Due to this reason, the narrator does not feel like sharing the things that trouble her. Her condition was getting worse by the passing with but she didn’t mention it to her husband because according to him it’s just in her head. “I cry at nothing and cry most of the time.
Study hard. Shame is a bad thing, don’t let it keep you down". She refuses to let others put her down and wishes to leave her family and neighbors behind. Sara was in a difficult situation then Esperanza, she refuses to do any of her father’s wishes. Esperanza’s trait makes her different than other woman, it plays a role of her interaction with others.
Mildred fails to have her own identity as considers her television as “her family” suggesting that her husband is not her family. While Clarisse expresses her own identity as she considers herself “abnormal” from the kids her own age. the idea of having an individual identity cease to exist in this novel as everyone is afraid of expressing themselves and being the outcast. Thus, Mildred does not have her own identity suggesting that she is hiding it or has no desire of having her own. It shows how people in this novel are afraid of being different.
She doesn’t speak up for herself when Nathan yells at her, and she doesn’t stick up for her children when Nathan yells at them either. Luckily, Orleanna finally decides to stick up for herself in the book because if not, she would’ve lived her whole life as a miserable slave to her
Connie does not have a relationship with any of her family members, and the author Bob Dylan uses this lack of relationships to illustrate her behavior outside of the house.The significance of a lack of a relationship with her father,sister and mother put her in a position of vulnerability and low self-esteem. In addition, because Connie is neglected in her family she feels the need to rebel to grab attention.Connie’s decision to go near the car of Arnold Friend and act in a sexual manner is a result of her poor family connections because her lack of family connections puts her in a position of vulnerability and puts her in a position of rebellion. As the climax of the story progresses Connie comes to the conclusion that being in a relationship with Arnold Friend is not a good idea. After asking what Arnold Friend would do, he replies “it won’t last long and you’ll like me the way you get to like people you’re close to”(8). The author’s usage of simile in this situation and choice of words describes Connie’s relationship with her family in terms of Arnold Friend.
Melinda was too disgusted to face herself. To try to forget and move on from being raped, she needed to avoid looking at herself and seeing the person she has become. Ever since Melinda was raped, she has been frustrated with herself and has not been able to face her reflection. This shows that she could not face her feelings. Melinda’s coping strategy was to avoid others and avoid herself.
It is very difficult to think that the parents I work with do not see how others are also victims of the system. In one account, a woman “did not socialize with neighbors, usually kept her curtains closed, and generally did not allow her young daughter to play outside.” This ideology, which has been inherited from the days of Raeganomics, creates distance within the communities we work with and further isolates our clients. However I think that this propaganda worked to discourage the creation of communities and further isolate welfare recipients. When we contract with our clients, we talk a lot about their support system and community supports are really lacking in their lives. I feel that this disempowers our clients and they cannot work together towards a common goal when there are issues within the