One of the emotions the narrator undergoes is intimidation toward her husband. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression -- a slight hysterical tendency--what is one to do?” The narrator is a woman and has no say about her own medical condition, due to the fact that she is a female, but her husband can say and tell her whatever he wants to about her condition and that intimidates her. He can have complete control over the narrator because he is more educated than her and he has a higher standing in society than women did. Another example of the narrator’s intimidation for the husband is in “The Yellow Wallpaper” it says, “I get unreasonably angry with John sometimes. I’m sure I never used to be so sensitive.
The house is in a super-isolated place. The house represents the narrator 's personal emotions; restricted and isolation. In the story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the symbolism of the the wallpaper and the diary demonstrate the psychological difficulties, that were caused by being disrespected and thought less of, during the 19th century for women across the United States. In the “Yellow Wallpaper”, the woman 's husband John neglects her symptoms of postpartum and says she has a slight hysterical tendency. As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper.
What is loneliness? Well it is feeling sadness because one has no friends or company. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men Curley's Wife is perceived as a tart, or an extremely flirty person. In reality she is lonelier than any other character. She lives on the ranch with everyone else and just wants to make friends but everyone fears Curley and tries to avoid her.
Although Mr. Grierson was very overbearing and caused most of his daughter’s internal issues, he was not present for a great portion of her life. Therefore, he could not have a say so in whether or not she freed herself from the imprisonment he forced her to live in. The central conflict was not driven by a gender issue because the person responsible of the problems leading to the conflict was pointed toward Emily herself. It is clear to see that Emily took her life in her own possession despairingly for the worst. She was able to have complete self-control and freely make any decision she wished to make, but she could not rescue herself from the dreadful consequences that awaited
Another factor is that her old husband was healing Dimmsdale, her ‘illegitimate’ lover. Hester and her daughter Pearl lived with mistrust, the townspeople were disgusted by her, and would never trust her even after her sentence was lifted. Relationships can stand on the grounds of mistrust and isolation, but they may never thrive on it due to the fact of trust and companionship being the key factors in a relationship. This was shown throughout both The Scarlett Letter and Ethan Frome in a variety of ways, including the lack of true companionship in both novels and also the complete lack of trust held by some characters in both
She can’t wear red lipstick in front of Nathan because he would find it immodest and would punish her. She has to hide her true self to avoid the wrath of her husband. Unfortunately, because she has to hide her true self so often, she's started to lose pieces of who she once was. Orleanna was “so thoroughly bent to the shape of marriage [she] could hardly see any other way to stand” (201). She does not remember her single life, and has become so deeply invested in this dominating marriage that her life bent under the will of her husband is the only way she knows how to
After Emily’s fathers death a man named Homer Barron walked into her life, and lest just say he wasn’t feeling the exact same way about her, or any other woman in that matter. As soon as Emily felt as if Homer didn’t feel the same because he hasn’t proposed to her she jumps into an unpredictable state of mind. Emily poisons Homer because she refuses to let him abandon her. Miss Brill I basically living a lie. She tries to avoid the fact that she is isolated.
Shiftlet considers the marriage to be incontrovertible, but is unwilling to live the life Mrs. Crater has set out for him. To avoid living such a life, he decides to leave Lucynell behind. However, his feelings of regret become obvious immediately after leaving her in the Hot Spot diner, which becomes clear when he is described to be “more depressed than ever as he drove on by himself.” (443) He knows it is unfair to leave his deaf-mute wife, after changing her life by
The men always thought they knew best and they would often laugh and scoff when the women would try to voice their opinions. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator tries to explain to her husband that the summer house they are living in is not helping her condition and that it needs to be renovated, but he does not take her seriously. Instead, John replied that “the place is doing you good and really, dear, I don’t care to renovate the house just for a three months’ rental”(Perkins 772). John was not listening to his wife at all and she wasn’t even getting better, but he told her she was. The men did not pay attention to any of their wives concerns and they would often let the woman know what they were saying was nonsense.
Jack still does not know what he should do with the money, his sister had not come back home, and their mother is full of emotions because both of her children had ran away. Also everyone in the family is now feeling a lot of heavy emotions. Jack doesn’t know if he should buy his own apartment or go back home to his mother and apologize to her. He also starts to think that he was selfish because he wanted all the money to himself. His sister also doesn’t know what she should do because at the moment she is living with her friend, but she doesn’t know if she should go back to her mother.