“On it, I will consecrate myself, in life or death, to the happiness of my cousin” (Shelley, 187-188). Because of Caroline’s death, Victor does not feel a maternal figure is important, thus being the reason for Victor’s ignorance of Elizabeth after marriage, and while creating the monster on his own. Victor’s father was around most of Victor’s life, yet he did not support Victor. When Victor fell ill, his father did not visit him to take care of him. Clerval attends to Victor when he is sick, breaking gender norms by playing nurse.
She lives on the ranch with everyone else and just wants to make friends but everyone fears Curley and tries to avoid her. Curley's Wife is the loneliest character in Of Mice and Men. One reason Curley’s Wife is the loneliest is because her name is never stated. As much as this could mean that the guys at the ranch just did not care enough to ask her what her name is, this just proves that she is lonely. Curley's wife is first brought up when Candy says ‘“Wait’ll you see Curley's Wife”’(Steinbeck 28).
Levin does not even know how he feels about his own son, due to the pain he caused his wife while coming into the world. However, Levin was able to clear up his feelings when he finds out his wife and baby son are stuck in a storm and he thought they were dead. Kitty, his wife, was able to address his feelings by saying “‘Well, I’m glad you’re beginning to love him,’” (Tolstoy et al. 814). In addition to Levin’s conflicting feelings, there’s also Dolly’s struggle to stay with Stiva for her kids after Stiva reveals his infidelity.
Dunstan “despises almost everyone except Paul’s mother” (pg. 208) when “he should have spread the affection amongst fifty people.” (pg. 208). Moreover, according to Liesl it is their fault Dunstan befriended loneliness and took the role of a stranger in his own life. Dunstan do not marry because of his guilt, which leads him to think he does not deserve love.
His father’s answer is “Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it’s no excuse.” (39) in another words, what a person goes through no matter how bad is it does not give them an excuse to do something wrong. His sister on the other hand does not believe on her father’s words, she becomes angry at Charlie for telling her father saying that she hate him and calls him freak for what he did. This quotation demonstrate an immature display of character that cause the reader not to sympathies with Charlie’s sister. She was in a physical and mentally abusive relationship and she choses to remains oppressed by a male dominated figure. Charlie shows how he respects his sister and how he thinks she deserves more that he still replied nicely to her after she calls him a
Not only Sethe was the victim of the brutal white society, but also the victim of her husband. She suffered a lot because of her husband who was supposed to be her protector from the external world. Hence, Halle who was the husband of Sethe mistreated her because he was hiding in the barn loft when the Schoolteacher’s nephew sucked out her breast milk. Traumatized by his wife’s suffering, Halle eventually lost his mind. Being a victim of slavery, Sethe was deprived even from a natural right as a living human being when she naively requested a marriage service to honor her union with Halle.
The wife rejects the label ‘lesbians’ ﴾by definition ‘women having sexual relations’﴿ not for the sake of her own heterosexuality, but simply in regard of her husband’s personal identification. Faced with the ‘terrible lies’ ﴾Kay 277﴿ and cruel scrutiny of the media, Millie views herself as ‘the only one who can remember [Joss] the way he wanted to be remembered’ ﴾Kay 40﴿, constantly seeking solace from fond memories only she has control over. Colman Moody’s perception of his father’s identity is another puzzle solved accordingly to the story’s progress. Initially ashamed and ‘so embarrassed [he] could emigrate’ ﴾Kay 48﴿, Colman displayed a rather rude and sulky attitude whenever digging into his early years alongside Joss. Nonetheless, though many have mistreated this mentality as LGBTQ+ prejudice, it is clearly pinpointed by Colman himself that “It's not because I hate gays or anything like that.
In the 19th century, there is no much rights for women, women have to respect their husband and family. There is no much opportunity for women, so they don’t have any choice for their own life, career and freedom. That why the family is anything for women. That why when Mrs.Mallard heard the death of her husband, the world was break by prices for her. For instance, the author uses “she did not hear the story as many women have heard the same, with paralyzed inability to accept its significance.
For example Ophelia, whom he loves is not loyal to him. She tells him things that she does not mean like “That I have longed long to redeliver. I pray now receive them.”(3.1.l.96-97) as she is forced by her father to stop seeing him. Furthermore, Hamlet knows about this and he feels betrayed by Ophelia as she is lying to him and she chose her father over Hamlet. Moreover she spies on Hamlet for the King and her dad, which again is a form of betrayal to Hamlet.
For example Mrs Rigley, a warm-hearted woman who is willing to help Elizabeth to look for Walter, with only one condition :take care of the children for her when she is away to seek help from her husband. On the contrary, Elizabeth's father clearly knows that Walter has been a trouble in his daughter's life, “I heard's got another bout on” (581), but he shows no care about Elizabeth. He might not be able to understand the bitterness of Elizabeth as he is relatively indifferent when compared to women. Besides, John Bates is also described as indifferent, just like his father Walter. When his sister Annie is making the fire, he compains “Make haste, our Annie” (584), but he just stands there and not lending a helping hand, proofing his
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.
He also shows his disconnect with his family when he says “Gerald and Lydia are secure in a way his parents will never be” (Lahiri, 141). Gogol has never experienced a family who is so welcoming. Multiple times during Maxine and Gogol’s relationship, Gogol tries to reinvent himself. When Gogol introduced Maxine to his family, his mother explains to Gogol that she is not right for him because she is not from the same culture as him and that he and Maxine won’t be together for a long time. These words is what makes Gogol distance himself from his family.
Shears validates Christopher’s relationship with his mother. Although Christopher’s mother left his father to live with Mr. Shears in London, England, Mr. Shears treats both Christopher and his mom negatively. He tells Christopher’s mom that “This flat is hardly big enough for two people, let alone three.”(Haddon 201) and rudely tells her “Don’t be a bloody fool. It was a temporary job, for Christ’s sake.”, when she gets “fired” from her work. Mr. Shears mentions numerous times that he does not like does not like Chris and he thinks there is no space for Christopher to live in their home.
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
Furthermore, the community also proves the isolation of Emily and her unwillingness to accept change. When Emily 's father died, she did not have to pay taxes. Emily was left alone with only a house but no money from her father. The town felt sorry for her, only for awhile. As years went by, the newer generation wanted Miss Emily to start paying for the taxes but she refused.