In this book the social worker is very reluctant to as what's going on. She always tries to give Barbra the benefit of doubt, even though its not whats right for Dawn. Cathy calls Ruth trying to get better conditions for dawn. Everytime Ruth just says, “Well let’s give Barbra a call and let her know whats going on”(Glass 65). Ruth is really hard to like especially when we as reader see what's really going on with Dawn and what she's going through.
In Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” Jane begins the text as a child who is in no way free. As Jane grows up and becomes a woman she can begin to function as an autonomous individual. Due to Jane not always being capable of freedom, she holds her autonomy very dearly. In the Victorian era, women were treated with disdain and had little control over their lives. This society shapes Jane to be a woman who respects her social expectations but not at the expense of her autonomy.
Determining to rebel, she makes a decision with twofold significance. Her shift into disobedience provides an escape from the confines of her mother’s strict directions. Guided only by her mother, Jing-mei feels unable to unearth her own aspirations. By determining to disobey her mother, Jing-mei finding a path for herself in the only way she can: through directly opposing her mother. Furthermore, Jing-mei’s resistance illuminates a deeper psychological issue she experiences.
As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it. While the second event happens as Cordelia throws Elaine’s hat into the ravine and forces her to bring it.
Father Flynn works very hard to defend himself when he was getting accused. Sister Aloysius and Sister James called Father Flynn for a meeting about the winter pageant, but they have an underlying cause. Sister Aloysius brings up the suspicions she has about his relationship with Donald Muller. Father Flynn gets very offended and defensive of his actions to the sisters. He goes on about how he is different when it comes to discipline compared to the iron fist of Sister Aloysius.
Although the setting is not directly told by the author in the narrative, the reader is able to comprehend the culture in which “Girl” was written. Kincaid seems to be the passive narrator, gathering the demands from her mother on how to live in their present life in Antigua. The mother really does focuse on two main points in her intsructions, social manners and how to be a lady. The theme in "Girl" really strongly suggests that a woman should be a “stay at home mother “ and there is a certain way that she should act.
Mrs. Figard reports that Shellbe is confrontational and defensive when it comes to being corrected or asked to complete a task. Shellbe will become argumentative and give multiple reasons to why she should not be getting in trouble or why a task should not be completed. Mrs. Figard has discussed with Shellbe the household rules and expectations a number of times. Shellbe will ignore the rules and expectations and will argue with Mrs. Figard to avoid guilt or responsibility. Shellbe also becomes confrontational when she believes that she knows better than her foster parents.
The rules and style of London are something completely foreign to her and she ends up making many mistakes in terms of the rules at the beginning of her stay. However, unlike Madame Duval she learns from these mistakes and starts to learn how to avoid them. Evelina is caught in the middle of what society wants from women of this time period. She is naïve in many ways so she naturally ends up making mistakes.
When Ms White, the police investigator in charge of the home invasion, speaks to Clare, it is revealed that Clare is still seen in a superior position and this makes her uncomfortable, throughout the conversation Ms White provokes Clare and as a result she loses her temper. Ms White also refers to Clare as foreigner and says that Clare “remains unchanged by the experience” as she is privileged and white. Clare disagrees and makes a point in proving that she is not superior, nor a foreigner, however this conversation suggests insecurity in Clare around the topic. Clare feels insecure in the new house, as she also feels about being a foreigner and about Black crime. The house has high walls and other security features that Clare did not want, this once gain shows that she fears black crime and the new South Africa and that she does not have control.
Being forced to follow strict rules all the time to meet society 's standards can be tremendously stressful and overwhelming. Jing-mei utters to herself in dismay , “i hate the tests, the raised hopes and failed expectations” (Tan, 2). Jing-mei clearly illustrates the agony she is in as a result of parading the stern rules set by her mother. She feels the immense pressure of being forced to fit into a modern culture allowing her not to be herself which has most definitely taken a toll on her character.
Throughout the book, one of the major conflicts that Lily has to face is her secrets. With her life controlled through them, her secrets and lies refrain her from living fulfillingly and puts a mental strain on her. It all started with a simple lie to a store clerk at Tiburon, “I’m visiting my grandmother” (62). Soon that simple lie escalated
The heavy bedstead, which was nailed to the ground, was another feature that represents the room as a jail cell. Therefore, the room that she is prisoned shows how the madness benefited her to gain control and achieve a way to escape her confinement. In conclusion, the diverse literature 's do share a common theme that shows women fighting to overcome societal expectations due to the female gender not valued as thinkers capable of being their equals and mental illness can be caused by society’s stereotypical
"The Yellow Wallpaper" is about a lady made crazy by post pregnancy anxiety and a hazardous treatment. However,, an examination of the protagonist’s portrayal shows that the story is generally about character. The protagonist’s projection of a fanciful lady, which at first is just her shadow, against the bars of the wallpaper shows her personality, disguising the contention she is dealing with and in the end prompting the entire breakdown of the limits of her character and that of her shadow. Continually alone and not allowed to abandon her room, the absence of something to involve her time makes the protagonist very confused. With blocked windows, the room is very similar to a jail.