Nunkie was constantly on Tea Cakes toes and almost throwing herself at him. Janie describes how she noticed Tea Cake not fighting her off as much as she expected. She could have gotten scared hat he was intrigued by Nunkie. The idiom that her fear was growing into tree shows that she was only a little nervous at first but once she watched closely, she realized that she should be worried about Tea Cakes loyalty. Tea Cake not fending Nunkie off as much as Janie expected could actually mean that Janie hoped Tea Cake would avoid contact with any other woman while she was dating him.
Amy determined that she would marry for money. At first it seemed as though she would accept the proposal of a young gentleman she met while abroad simply because he was rich. Ultimately, thanks to the influence of Laurie and a reminder of her mother's advice, Amy realized that she would never be truly happy with someone she did not love. Amy and Laurie grew closer after this and eventually got married. Laurie was a good balance for Amy as he kept her from forgetting her heart in favor of her mind, and Amy kept Laurie from letting his duties drop by the wayside.
I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn 't fit to lick my shoe." (Fitzgerald 34) Myrtle married her husband not because she loves him or because he is successful, which he is not, but just to have the title of being married. Her affair with Tom spoils her and enables her to have what she could have only dreamed of. She is clever and does not give up on her life. She was not born into a wealthy family, she did not marry into one, but she found other ways to try to build her way up the
During these times, Tom saw nothing wrong with his cheating. Although, when Daisy went out to have fun or when he found out she was cheating, he tried to force her to suppress (5) her actions. It never worked because Daisy was a free woman to herself; she would do what she wanted, whenever. Fitzgerald showed in the book that Daisy’s feelings fluctuated (4) between Tom and her secret man, Gatsby. She loved Tom, but she loved Gatsby too.
As the two catch up Nora says, “...a time will come when Torvald is not as devoted to me, not quite so happy when I dance for him, and dress for him, and play with him” (Ibsen, Act One). From this quote readers can understand that Nora is like her husband’s little doll. It indicates that women were only supposed to do things to please and entertain their husbands, but eventually their husband would get tired of them and move on to someone younger and
Ibsen portrays Hedda’s negative behavior through her abrupt conversations with others and her own thoughts. The newlywed couple had just returned from their honeymoon which Tesman enjoyed but Hedda did not. When Miss Tesman returns Tesman 's slippers to him, he seems ecstatic and begins to recall happy memories. The slippers “bring back so many memories”(10) for Tesman and as he tries to share this happy moment with Hedda she has this detached tone as she says “Uhm. Yes.
Jalil visits the hut where Mariam and Nana stays every week, often carrying gifts for Mariam. He treats Mariam decently at best, but Mariam, so used to her mother’s brash behavior, is completely enamoured with him. What she doesn’t realize, but her mother does, is that Jalil is actually ashamed of her, and that his coming to visit her is his idea of penance for isolating them from the rest of his family. When Mariam asks to meet her step-siblings, the children of his legitimate wives, he hesitates, promises it to her, and Devyani, 2 never carries through on the promise. Later when Nana dies and Mariam is handed over to his custody, he marries her off instantly to the first suitor he finds, Rashid,
I got very empathic emotions towards her every time she took another step down the ladder. What I mean by that, is that she kept doing what Earl told her to but in the end, he was the one who came in second. His powers over her were somewhat clear from the first time he told her to lose weight, but through thorough analysis of her character, I came to the conclusion that she is not actually submissive, she just seems to be eager to help her husband. I did not come to that conclusion until the very end of the text where Doreen is embarrassed that Earl is her husband, yet she continues doing her job as if nothing had ever
She has managed his house so beautifully that most of the women in her locality, feel jealous. Many young boys have their lustful eyes set on her but she saves her somehow from everyone. But God has some other plan for her. When she does not bear children for Narain, he leaves her at the instigation of her sister and marries to Bhagwanti another woman who ultimatelty bears her a baby boy. On giving birth to a son, which is believed to be a boon in this male dominated society, she is accepted as true wife of Narain.
At the beginning of the story, Tolstoy refers to when Ivan was younger mentioning that Ivan never thought of himself as the marrying type, but married his wife because he thought it was the politically correct. Ivan constantly finds himself striving for a better life, finds freedom in his success, and validates his happiness by his possessions. Ivan truly believes his life is a worthy and fulfilling until he becomes ill. Ivan slow but steady death challenges him to look back on his past. Ivan has concluded " the consciousness that his life was poisoned, and he was poisoning the lives of others, and that this poison did not weaken but penetrated more and more deeply into his whole being"(760 Tolstoy). Ivan's life, along with his health has deteriorated right before his eyes.