We can claim that Rhys’s main aim was to remove Bertha from the character of the non-identified wife locked away in Thornfield, give her the proper soul and identity, inform about her childhood and youth, thus the reader will understand her state of mind in Jane Eyre and will not consider her only the insane Rochester’s wife, but as Antoinette Cosway. Obviously, Jean Rhys removed the cover of the mystery from the eerie, unhuman laugh and screams of the unknown character in Jane Eyre and showed their new, more rational and surprising origin. Moreover, Rhys enabled the reader to understand the reasons of Bertha’s madness and her hopeless condition and hoped her character will no more arouse the aversion, but sympathy and mercy. Evidently, the novel is narrated from
Connie in Joyce Carol Oates’s story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” desperately wants to be independent from her family, while Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” pathetically yearns for inclusion. In this story, Oates pays special attention to the mother-daughter relationship and the lack of meaningful communication between them. Connie's mother is an image of the future Connie doesn't want – the life of a domestic housewife. Connie has a love-hate relationship with her mother, with whom she identifies, but at the same time she has to distance herself from her mother in order to establish her independence. On the other hand, The Metamorphosis, a story by Franz Kafka, is about a man who has been transformed into a giant beetle
The author’s usage of simile in this situation and choice of words describes Connie’s relationship with her family in terms of Arnold Friend. One can most likely guarantee that getting close to a rapist is not enjoyable and saying that Connie will enjoy getting close to a rapist is the same as getting close to your family justifies how Connie does not have strong relationship with her family, The author’s decision to include this quote in the text describes how the author wants the audience to know that the reason is put in this situation is a result of
A passage from the novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin, “She would give up the unessential, but she would never sacrifice herself for her children.” (Page 155, Chopin) The novel “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin emphasizes the ideas of feminism, motherhood, and the social expectations of an individual in the time period. This novel is about a married woman exploring for more personal freedom and a more fulfilling life. In 1899 when the novel was first published, both critics and the public felt that the novel was so disturbing and morbid that it was banned. Readers of the novel argue on whether Edna Pontellier is considered justified or not justified from abandoning her children and withdrawing from her marriage. Many readers question whether Edna Pontellier is considered heroic or cowardly.
His wife Nora helps him realise when she declare she is "leaving now" her decison to leave was sparked by neglect she expreiened from Helmer. Disregarding any indapendance and respect for her, depriving her basic human treatent. This is approved when Helmer says: `First and foremost you are a wife and mother.´ Nora resonds with the obvious "First and foremost I´m a human being" but the fact she needed to state it empathises Helmer does not recognize her demands for equality and respect. Helmer initally believes Nora has no other purose other thana service to him and his chilren. Nora finally seeks indaendance from Helmer "you're not the man to help me with that, I ust do that alone".
Kate Chopin, an author during the antebellum period, discusses the importance of women throughout many of her works. During the antebellum period, women had no rights compared to men and African Americans had even less rights. Women were stereotypical supposed to stay home and care for the children. Kate Chopin viewed women differently, her works put women in a position of power, which cause great controversy during this time. Throughout the short story entitled “Desiree’s Baby,” Kate Chopin includes many examples of racial and gender bias through irony, element of surprise, and symbolism to support that Armand was unaware of his past and ethnic origin, only learning about his parentage from reading a letter discovered at the end of the story.
To commence,In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the main character, Edna Pontellier conforms outwardly and questions inwardly. In the novel, Edna is a wife with three children. As the story progresses, she begins to question the submissive nature of females in society.In the story, Edna states “ You have been a very, very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free! I am no longer one of Mr Pontellier’s possessions to dispose of or not. I give myself where I choose.
The Downfall of Victor Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft, mother of Mary Shelley, believed that women should be treated as equals and said as much in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; therefore, it is hard to imagine how Mary Shelley, daughter of one of the leading feminists during the Romantic era, managed to write such a horrific novel that is devoid of any strong female leads. The theme of Frankenstein could actually stem from the fact that, even though men are the main characters, it is full of mistakes they make; therefore, it makes sense that In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor 's loss of influential women in his life, ultimately leads to his downfall. Caroline Frankenstein’s death leads to the early loss of Victors
This point is supported by Kate Chopin in her story Desiree’s Baby, which leads the reader through a scenario where a woman is pushed to disappearance based purely on her skin color. Chopin writes in this story, “My mother, they tell me I am not white. Armand has told me I am not white. For God’s sake, tell them it is not true. You must know it is not true.
The death made an agreement with Emily which was based on life for life principle. Emily had to give her own freedom and personality. The author shows how death can reveal human secrets and mysteries and change indifference into sympathy. Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is a story of a woman who has killed her lover and lain for years beside his decaying body. “A Rose for Emily’’ is trivial in its horror and is a psychopathological case story which is able to interest readers.