Curley’s wife is over stereotyped in such a way that it helps define her character and foreshadow her demise. She is self obsessed and she builds herself up by dragging other people down. Curly’s wife never achieves her dream because she trapped herself in an awful marriage to escape her family and did not think about the consequences. When she was younger, Curley’s wife desperately wanted to be a famous actor. People told her that she had incredible talent and was a “natural” at acting, and she looked past the possibility that these could all just be good pick-up lines, weaving herself a web of lies (88).
While dealing with the frustration with her sister, she experience horrendous illnesses that causes her to isolate herself. Sulking about her husband cheating on her and as she locks herself it seems as if she could attempt suicide at anytime. After revealing her death Rosaura is truly the most unfortunate in the novel. Overall, Rosaura didn’t have any desires to pursue which allowed Mama Elena restrict her from anything
In The Awakening and Story of An Hour, Author Kate Chopin shows how forcing social obligations on a woman will ultimately lead to her destruction. Throughout both stories we examine two women tied down by their obligations as women in the late 1800’s. The women we see portrayed in these two stories were not necessarily held down by their husbands, as many other of their time were, but instead they we held back by the life society chose for them. As each of the stories progress both Edna and Mrs. Mallard become fixated by a life without the obligations of a husband. Their obsession with the independence that they cannot have is what ultimately leads to the death of both Edna and Mrs. Mallard.
Americans in the Great Depression were held back by their lack of opportunities, and woman were not able to choose what they wanted to be in life. Curley’s wife is a symbolic thing about how little options women had in the 1930’s. She is pulled back from her dream to be a movie star by her mother and Curley. Society is also pushing her into configuration, by calling her a tart and labeling her. She also represents the impossible and the eventual end of American dreams in this time.
In the book, the only female character is married to the boss’ son, Curly. Curly and his wife 's relationship has no true love involved and according to Curley 's wife, the marriage is very forceful. In fact, we do not even know the name of Curley 's wife! In Of Mice and Men, it is illusive that Curley 's wife is treated poorly and has an unfair life. All Curley 's wife wanted to do was talk with the other ranchers instead she is considered a tart for talking to other
Curley’s Wife: The Struggle of Getting Out From Her Cage Throughout literature, women who are characterized as shameless temptresses are often the way they are because of a desperation to break away from society’s oppression of low-class, uneducated females. This is never more true than for Curley’s wife in the fictional novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Through considerate yet concise descriptions of her fantasy of Hollywood stardom, putting down of others, and attention-seeking ways, Curley’s wife is revealed to be a downtrodden female who suffers from her own internal, emotional conflict. Curley’s wife muses about her Hollywood ideal as a reassurance that she is a woman of worth and potential. She reveals that she “‘met one of
How does an eight-year old child get through life in the civil war without the love and support of her mother? In Pat Carr 's novella, Leaving Gilead, the Birdsong family have to leave their home as the war comes closer. Geneva, Saranell 's mother, only cares about flirting with generals, even though she is married. This causes her to be an absentee mother, who doesn 't care about her child. Saranell, who tries desperately to capture her mother 's attention, receives none, leading her to having to find it elsewhere in Renny, their slave.
She says, “ Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in awhile? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” By what she said here, you can tell that she felt very lonely. While she was talking to Lennie, you could tell she enjoyed the time that they took to talk. Curley’s wife felt lonely because people thought that all she did was cause trouble and she was bad news, when all she wanted is to talk to someone and socialize because she was lonely.
Chaucer’s Portrayal of the Wife of Bath The Wife of Bath presents the reader with a woman who compiles to the stereotypes corresponding with the negative misogyny of women during the medieval times. Wife of Bath is viewed the same as this stereotypical woman. Some can agree with Chaucer’s choice of these negative traits of The Wife of Bath, but the same conclusion is always met. Chaucer chooses to display the Wife of Bath as a misogynistic symbol of negative traits in order to use her as an object of mockery. This mockery shows stereotypes in a humorous way in order to attempt to change the way human nature is towards women.
The woman behind shakes it!”(143). The woman behind the wallpaper symbolizes her life right now and as a wife. Considered below her husband, she has no control over her life, and the shaking represents her trying to escape. However, her “escape” was descending into insanity as she wrote, “I’ve got out at last!... And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” (147).