But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams. Just something she had grabbed up to drape her dreams over” (Hurston 72). Janie figures out that Joe is not the man she had married when the “image of Jody tumbled down” she begins to understand that Joe was not at all significant to her because he never cared for her and instead he was a bad influence. Janie figures out that he “never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams” the life she desires of with Joe Starks, is an allusion and Janie’s dreams are once again crushed. Janie is deceived by Joe because he represents empty dreams for Janie, he was a “drape [for] her dreams” Joe took advantage of Janie and manipulates her to do excessive labour for him in the store and constantly silences her.
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.
Another example of Daisy’s carelessness is when Gatsby, a man she says she loved, dies, and she does not attend his funeral or show any signs of grief. In essence, she cares so little about anything that she shows no feelings about the fact a person she loved getting murdered. Her gets perfectly stated by Nick: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made” (Fitzgerald 179). Daisy feels like that because she has so much money and is part of old money, no action can impact her. No matter what bad deed she does, people will fix it for her and she will face no
As for Gatsby, his reluctant love for Daisy unraveled his own undoing. For Daisy, who lost the man she loved, would bare her rash, obliviously arrogant husband Tom, who would never change and due to that fact will always fail to find content in his life. Jordan and Nick fallout due to conflicting lives, personalities, and temperaments. No character escaped the reality that is misfortune, just as no American, nor human, no matter what manner they steered their life, misfortune is
Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this. In Excerpts from the Awakening, Kate Chopin conveys that women deserve the same freedoms as men, so when Edna sets out to find her independence, much like Orleanna, who is tired of being treated poorly by her no good husband, it creates a connection between the stories. Orleanna appears to be a good mother who keeps her kids in check, and in line, for the most part. Her children aren’t too thrilled about being stuck in the Congo on their trip, but they all have to do what their father says. Orleanna obeys her husband Nathan during the beginning of the book because she is too afraid to step out of line because she knows how Nathan gets when he
He's so dumb he doesn't know he's alive. "( F. Scott Fitzgerald 26). This quote shows that George Wilson Myrtle's husband has no clue of the affair that's taking place between Myrtle and Tom. So we know Myrtle doesn't care about Her marriage but does George? In the story George is generally shown to be unintelligent and dull meaning I'm sure had loves his wife but I'm guessing he doesn't show it much and money is tight so no flowers and
She is the one female character that challenges the standard of a southern, rural woman. Unlike Cora she isn’t obedient to her husband nor God. She cheated on her husband, Anse, with a minister and isn’t sexually satisfied by Anse. Addie isn’t happy with the traditional way of life of having a husband and kids, “So I took Anse. And when I knew that I had Cash, I knew that living was terrible…” (Faulkner 171).
This same intensity is what drives Richard away from religion and family, and into a life of Richard’s own. Throughout life, Richard doesn’t bother much with religion. The harsh overbearing words of Granny, pushed Richard to succeed without relying on anyone or anything, especially God. Throughout the novel Granny’s overbearing and seemingly mad ways caused Richard to stray from family. Ironically, Granny’s overbearing ways caused the rest of Granny’s family to stay rooted in the traditions and religion of the Seventh-Day Adventist
Although Willy has achieved the “American Dream’ it was never confirmed as Willy was surrounded with people who never heard his cries for more than just the “American Dream.” Linda, the seemingly supportive wife, never even confirmed it. Biff for unleashes a long drawn out resentment for Willy after Willy offers advice to Biff to embark upon a new journey to borrow money to start a business, and Linda felt that it was not befitting of Willy to offer Biff advice on what to do and what not to do during the meeting. As Linda continued to stop Willy from offering his son advice, Willy became insistently intolerant of Linda’s disruption as it aired on Willy being unqualified as a seasoned salesman or incapable as a father to guide Biff in this journey. These examples may seem innocent to the naked eye, however, given years of countless incidents of being subdued by a person so close to you, especially given the fact that Willy did not grow up with family, this could drive a person to the brinks of insanity, which is what ultimately led Willy to feelings of discontent in his life as a middle-aged man with no means of support. Instead of Linda soothing Willy’s mind into a transition of change, Linda enabled Willy by encouraging a stagnant
The lack of self-development without restrictions of society and family constricts the mind. She falls in love with some hero stories and even got married to it. Her life must have been bored and very constrained compare to contemporary time when everyone’s story sounds like a hero. Her father makes her to choose between him or Othello, and she can’t reserve the right to be close to both, similarly the feudal law worked
Witnessing my father chasing down my mother because of a pointless argument of my parents not caring about my siblings and I where abouts would be devastating to say the least. In The Glass Castle Jeannette and her siblings chose to appreciate the small things as they got older because they were not given materialistic items or a hot meal when they could afford it. Their mother made poor financial decisions and hardly ever put the kids first. For example, the mom chose to rent a piano over buying Brian a pair of male jeans. He had to suffer wearing girl clothes that did not even fit.