Valencia portrays the average housewife and the general unhappiness of married couples. Edgar Derby shows how wars bring out the worst in people, and Bertram Rumfoord is symbolic of the apatheticness of officials who hold power. They are indifferent to how the consequences of their actions affect helpless citizens, and do not view the masses as ‘human’. Vonnegut’s intent in adding these symbolic roles is to deepen the meaning of the novel and to further carry the message of the theme to the reader. Valencia, who epitomizes the average housewife, also represents the unexpressed discontentment of many married couples.
Name: Nadine Esber ID: 1206021917 Eng 103 sec K Dr. Alan Hickman Comparison and similarities between the two stories The plot for the story is the first point where these stories are different; Kate Chopin addresses several themes of satire, emotions and sympathy. Mrs. Mallard has a weak heart that makes her heart fragile. As a result, she receives sympathy from Mr. Mallard’s friends, Mr. Richard and Mrs. Mallard’s sister; Josephine protects her from the shock which predisposes her to a risky state. Chopin also portrays conflicts in the setting where the weak heart of Mrs. Mallard changes the way everything is done for her sake. She is treated with gentleness to avoid her getting shock.
Minus becoming impure, Ophelia is left brokenhearted and distraught as Hamlet breaks his promises to her of marriage. This broken promise is also one of the stones that later drives her mad. So a reader may find it interesting that even in her state of madness she is able to communicate her heartbreak and touch down on topics most would never consider. While Ophelia does show some good examples of feminism, Queen Gertrude shows even more compelling evidence of feminist lens in the form of Gertrude holding the perfect image of a proper women. The reader can see the feminist lens in Gertrude through her love for her son and when she is always being overlooked by the men in her life.
The woman gives up trying to convince her husband that she is sick giving in to his authority and sense of superiority entwining her further into the social norms and gender roles dictated by society. In fact, there are instances throughout The Yellow Wallpaper where the woman gives up her rights and wants to the authority of her husband because both think that, since he is a man, he is right “I don’t like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs that opened onto the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings! But John would not hear of it” (Gilman 549). The woman in The Yellow Wallpaper gave up trying to convince her husband that she did not want to stay in the room with the yellow wallpaper further giving into the social ideology of the
First of all, thanks to the author 's unique narrative style and the clever arrangement of the structure of the text, the book is full of bitter poetry and nervous suspense. Personally, I love the beginning of beloved: "124 is full of malice.". Filled with a baby 's hatred. The women in the house knew, and the children knew." Beginning with this novel, full of suspense in the text to the reader into the mysterious world of a strange atmosphere, so can not help but want to read: what is the reason for the number 124 is full of malice, filled with a baby 's hatred?
Because she is stuck in a room that she despises, she becomes very lonely and even more depressed which causes her to start staring at the wallpaper and slowly become crazy from the isolation. When she tries to tell her husband about how unhappy she is, he knocks down her thoughts because he whole-heartedly believes in the science that states that women are child-like and need to be treated delicately because of their cultural inferiority. While she doesn’t fully agree with the treatment she is getting, she doesn’t feel that she can truly oppose her husband and slowly becomes the childlike creature her husband and every man of the time believe women are. That is caused by her inability to do anything and becoming stir crazy in a sense. This story shows that women of her time weren’t valued for much more than childbearing.
The Narrator thought, “Her officer—why should he have a name?” (Carver, 2) Evidently, the imbecilic Narrator was feeling jealous through his thoughts and actions. The Narrator is also jealous of Richard. Later on, before Richard came over, the Narrator says, “Maybe I could take him bowling” (Carver, 3). Even though the Narrator thought that he was amusing, his wife rejected the joke. After hearing this, she said, “If you love me..you can do this for me.
However as the play goes on, we realize that she is very much afraid of being vulnerable to love, and uses her wit as a cover for it. Even though Beatrice is a strong-willed and independent woman, she does admit she has limitations. After the wedding, when Claudio wrongly accused Hero, she told Benedick how she had a plan (to kill Claudio). Benedick questioned her if any person could do it, and she responds
In fact, Mr. Helmer is a husband more affectionate and tender to his wife than what was considered standard at the time. This veneer of love is shattered at their confrontation; Nora accuses him of having ‘never loved me’, ‘you only thought of how nice it was to be in love with me’. This emphasises Nora’s doll wife (modernly titled trophy wife) position. Torvald insists ‘she’s worth looking at’, suggesting that’s all her value. Although he admires her, he doesn’t truly love who she is.
Meenakshi represents the penultimate modern Indian woman. She is beautiful, self-centered and lusty. Meenakshi has extramarital affairs, but is content with her marriage to Arun, who seems oblivious to his wife’s behavior. Mrs. Rupa Mehra does not like her daughter-in-law, thinking her uncouth and worldly. Meenakshi’s brother, Amit Chatterjee, a poet and a novelist gets attracted towards Lata.