The reason he doesn’t tell his mom about the affair is because he wants his father to like him in part and in part because maybe he does not want to see his family split and to see his mom suffer. From what the writer tells us we are able to see that the mom is aware of the affair but maybe she is too scare to say anything fearing that it would destroy their
72, l. 9) with father referring to his uncle. Anything that Hamlet did against his uncle his mother took that as an attack on her as well. This was her new husband after all and whatever he felt she felt with him. This attack was a way of him hurting his mother but in more of an indirect way. Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father.
When the narrator makes the choice to open the gate for the horse, she knows that when her “father [finds] out about it was not going to trust [her] anymore, he would know that [she] was not entirely on his side” (Munro 33). Her father understands that through her actions she has chosen to be on the “girl” side. This decision disappoints him and he “made a curt sound of disgust” (Munro 35) upon hearing the news. In the same manner, the mother in “Responsibility” speaks “as if in physical distress” (Smith 43) when she accuses her son of not being nice. She can see him as only a mother can, and does not like what she sees.
That’s because being a white, he cannot accept the thing that her daughter did. From the bruises on her face, it also implies that Bob terrifies Mayella in a violent way, like her life could be easily pulverizes by her dad’s hands. Thus, his action makes her feels reluctant to be just to tell the truth despite she’s guilty about being a liar. That’s because she is afraid of his menace, no one knows what will Bob do to her if she tells the truth of the things that he did. Therefore, she decides to use lies to escape from that dangerous situation.
Ophelia in Hamlet is being mistreated by her father and by the characters around her. She suffers from extreme cruelty by her own father Polonius. He is the worst image of a father because he disrespects, controls and manipulates his own daughter for his own whims (Dorn, 1999). For example, he orders Ophelia to participate in uncovering the thoughts of Hamlet "...Walk you here… Read on this book that shows such exercise may color your loneliness"(III.i:41-46) in this excerpt, he orders her to pretend to read from a book in order to make it more reasonable to be alone when she meets Hamlet. Obviously, she follows exactly what her father tells her to as she replies to his orders "I shall obey my lord"(I.iv:136).
Tom, who went away from his mother and sister sees it as a way of getting away from his mother who did not only blame him for not telling them all about Jim (Laura’s suitor) moreover; did not appreciate him despite all he did for their family. Williams writes, “All right, I will! The more you shout about my selfishness to me the quicker I’ll go, and I won’t go to the movies!” (Qtd in Barnet, Burto, and Cain, p.
Louka despises her position as a servant, she refuses to conform to the traditional values of servility. Nicola contrasts Louka by accepting his role within society, Nicolas ambitions anger Louka who voices her disappointment telling him he has “the soul of a servant” Nicola replies with “Yes: That’s the secret to success in this service”. Throughout the play Louka challenges the accepted norms, this becomes apparent in a dialogue between her and Sergius “I would marry the man I loved, which no other queen in Europe has the courage to do...You dare not: you would marry a rich man’s daughter because you would be afraid of what other people would say of you.” (Act III, 81-82) This quote reinforces to the reader that Louka fails to accept her social status, she refuses to let her position in the social hierarchy define
Society did not understand Meursault’s way of acting at his mother’s funeral. This played against him during his trial as it tarnished his reputation. Meursault's amorality may have caused his downfall as well. When Raymond asks him to write a letter to torment his mistress, Meursault does it simply because he “didn’t have any reason not to." He has the time and skills to do it so he
In the post colonization society of the 1960’s, India was under a strict Caste system. It was expected that one would marry within one’s social class and follow the strict rules of the system. If a member of the family did something forbidden, it brought shame to both the individual and the family as a whole, and the chances of that member finding a spouse were minimal at best. In Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, the antagonist, Baby Kochamma, struggles throughout her life to find love. She fails, and eventually sinks into a state of jealousy and bitterness while seeking revenge on the world that brought this upon her.
Their life is a continuous drudgery. They both receive very bad treatment at the hands of their husbands. Nayana has an apathetic attitude to life. She wants a son not because she expects any help from him in her old age, but because she does not want her child, her daughter, to suffer at some drunkard’s hands as she herself has suffered. Nayana says to Jaya, “Why give birth to a girl, behnji, who’ll only suffer because of men all her life?