No false notes” (Ibsen 68). Unfortunately, Nora is subjected to this kind of treatment through her marriage life. Obviously, Nora is unhappy about being treated as a doll-wife especially when Trovard forces her to perform song and dances to him. She complains to Mrs. Linde about her being forced in role-action. The above treatment by her husband renders Nora helpless, she tries to regain her power, and freedom by going behind Trovald’s back and applies for a loan.
Therefore she chooses to avenge her liberty by killing her abusive husband . In the early twentieth century Women were often forced to remain with their husband just to have a roof over their heads even when being victims to spousal abuse because woman without male shelter was not a free choice then. Despite its sympathy for the female characters, Triﬂes is not an anti-male play as much as an attempt to arouse audiences to the problems of females at a period when women were still considered as second-class citizens who have no social and economic
But from the stage of incompletion the protagonist endeavors to a stage where she makes her mind to face the challenges which is the characteristic feature of woman of the modern generation. Bogged down by existential insecurity and uncertainty, women in her novels are in quest of refuge, which in Roots and Shadows is portrayed through the image of the house. In the current novel Shashi Deshpande artistically portrays the transformation of women in the modern generation. Indu the protagonist of the novel realizes the truth and makes strong decision to fight the problems and find a solution to them. Suman
The short story by Andre Dubus follows Louise from age nine up until the time she becomes a mother. It gives insight to the damage that can be done when loved ones force negative body images on young children. Louise’s mother starts her on a self-destructive path, which Louise will never overcome and continually affects her life. This is reinforced by the similar opinions of her relatives and friends who make her feel that she will only be truly loved if she is thin. The prevalent theme of Dubus’ “The Fat Girl” is the destructive way society views food addiction and how it adversely affects women.
But, in general, the author portrays Mama Elena as a conservative and cruel mother who treats her as not a human being but as a slave. On page ten of “Like Water for Chocolate”, stated that “Mama Elena threw her a look… contain all the years of repression that had flowed over the family.” The author here introduces how the conservative view of the family is introduced and Mama Elena’s attitude towards too Tita. Another example of Mama Elena’s strictness was seen, when Mama Elena had her sent away by Dr. Brown, because Tita was acting like a psychopath. She stated that,
‘The Bloody Chamber’ shows us a mother-daughter relationship that we expect but Michele Roberts ‘Anger’ overthrows our sense of the norm. The mother-daughter relationship in this story takes two directions, the one at the start of danger and disorder and the one we learn of that the
Esperanza acquires a sense of who she is as a young woman. These characters aid in her decided stance on gender roles and how she wants to evade them as she starts to build her own life. Through Esperanza’s narration, the darkness that correlates with the roles of women is brought into light. The gender roles found in the book are still issues today. Such ideas ruin much of society because people have yet to question and altar them.
During the Victorian Era, women are looked down upon on, and the idea of this is being expressed in many ways in daily life. Their clothing were tide and inconvenient to restricting them to fulfill daily tasks. The main character Edna wore different clothes from other mother women to resemble herself rather than doing what others expects from her. Kate Chopin, one of the greatest American writers who believed in Naturalism, implies her perspective of the restrictions for women and the societal expectations that placed on women into her writings. The idea of the desire of freedom but inability to control it, and eventually yield in front of the societal expectations.
But when Tita receives news that the ranch was raided, which caused Mama Elena to become paralyzed from the waist down and during which Chencha was raped, she knew she had to go back. Despite the way she was mistreated by Mama Elena, Tita showed her strong characteristics by still being compassionate enough to go back to the ranch out of respect. In addition, Mama Elena started to have some guilty thoughts such as “the slightest doubt that Tita intended to poison her slowly” (132). Nonetheless, Mama Elena dies due to a medication she was taking secretly. Through all the challenges that had happened, Tita needed to hear from her sister, Gertrudis, in which she said, “the simple truth is that the truth does not exist; it all depends on a person’s point of view” (190).
She also records the multifaceted trauma women had faced during the unsettling and devastating day of partition. Each women character represents a way of life. Lenny her mother, her godmother, Shanta the Ayah is the major female voice in the novel. Women once they fall prey to men’s violence like lenny’s Ayah, cannot hope for their restitution to their families. In every situation women has been become the target of exploitation it can be for the sake of family, honour, community and country also.