Wives no longer hold the affection of their husbands as they each have specifically assigned roles in which there is no place for intimacy. In reaching out to Offred to satiate this desire, the Commander reaches out to Offred to meet and develop a relationship outside of their societal duties. Offred sees the Commander’s desire for her as a weakness of his (Atwood 136). For the remainder of the tale, Offred pursues power through other means. She realizes that, while out of her control, the kitchen staff, Cora and Rita, depend on her to get pregnant.
He sees her acting much differently than he and everyone else expects of her. 2. Women 's Role in Society A. "He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother 's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?
Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue. Imagine having a younger sibling who gets anything they want no matter what they do. This would make most people dislike that sibling, similar to the way the workers would eventually feel about Curley’s wife. Many of the workers believe that “a ranch full of guys ain’t no place for a girl”(51) and also that “she’s gonna make a mess”(51). This indicates the original bias against Curley’s
Eventually, this leads to the two people, who at one point loved each other, care more about their family in the walls then the real person they married. For example, Mildred was not paying attention to Montag when he needed her, “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I
She gets isolated because of her appearance because she's a girl, and is Curley's wife which if you talk to her he will have a problem with you and would want to start a fight. Curley's wife says “ I never get to talk to nobody I get awful lonely(43)”. Finally, Lennie, Lennie is isolated Of is characteristics, he his mentally handicapped, which means his brain works differently than the rest of the characters in the story. One part of the story that shows Lennie is handicapped is when they meet the Curley.“You the new guys the old man was waitin for’ we just come in; said George’ let the big guy talk(13)”. In this statement, Lennie is isolated because he has a childish personality and George has to do the talk for Lennie.
Nanny’s mule metaphor is referencing the patriarchal dominance that women are subservient to in the novel; much like mules were subjected to their owner’s whims. Joe’s aesthetic demands for Janie illustrate how women were used as status symbols for their husbands. He wouldn’t allow her to make any speeches, as “he didn’t marry her for all that” but he wants her to stand in the store as a trophy. Joe dismisses Janie’s feelings and completely obliterates her autonomous identity by claiming that her only status in town comes from his as mayor. Janie is not an independent being who can become “big” all her own, but needs a “big” husband.
Nora is considered really different from the other female characters in “A Dollhouse”. Nora is caught in that house, physically. Torvald created a perfect life for his doll wife and children, which Nora can’t stand and wants to leave this house any second she can because she feels oppressed by her husband. Nora Helmer had nicknames given by her husband such as “squirrel” or “little skylark” and he thought that all her thoughts are silly and common to all other women’s thoughts. To add, her father referred to her as the “other” and handed her to Torvald who treated her like a possession or an object.
King Henry replaces his wives every time the wife is not able to produce a son. Leaving his previous wife and family alone without much or any support. Not only does he have a betraying attitude he also is very arrogant about himself because even though he is above all in position he does not have any character to support all of the wives and their families and thinks once the wife is not able to any thing for him the wife is no value anymore. Which is because of King Henry, Mary Tudor faces neglection. Hence even though King Henry does show Mary neglection Mary endures the cruelty of her father and keeps her patience silently.
Sofia demonstrates a more masculine gender construction; regardless of being a woman she cannot be controlled, ‘He say, I tell her one thing, she do another. Never do what I say. Always backtalk.’. Harpo wants to be able to control his wife however through her ‘backtalk’ and violence towards him, ‘She reach down and grab a piece of stove wood and whack him cross the eyes.’, he cannot and is therefore seen as weak and insecure about his masculinity as a result of his father’s watchful eye. Her violence is the main basis in which she is considered more masculine, as she is overthrowing male authority and the dominance males have over females in
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.