This relationship is making the narrator's condition worse, and her husband doesn’t seem to care that much. John’s emotions are a little unclear, so that makes him seem like a lot of things. He is controlling, he does show love, but his overbearing and condescending attitude overpowers it all. Maybe if this story would have been set in a different times things would have taken a turn for the better, but they weren’t, and they didn’t take a turn for the better. Considering the whole story it would seem that John was what pushed her over the top.
Just like in his earlier life, Paul D feels humiliated by his fundamental lack of power or control, and he is unable to appear strong or masculine even to the woman he loves. Paul D also recognizes that it is not Beloved’s sexual allure in itself that is so devastating, but the oppressive institution of her power as a whole. Furthermore, he brings up the idea that her superficial image of a “sweet young girl” is deceptive, and that it hides something more sinister (149). At the climax of her novel, Morrison employs similar imagery to emphasize this captivating, disturbing energy that Beloved conceals through her appearance. The
We can see the narrator’s weakness throughout the story. It is especially apparent in her narration where she uses phrases like, ‘John says’ which “heads a litany of "benevolent" prescriptions that keep the narrator infantilized, immobilized, and bored literally out of her mind” (Lasner 418). The significance of positions in society greatly influences the woman in this story. She withholds challenging anything her husband says, regardless of how miserable she feels rendering her weak. He makes her stay in a room that she does not like, refuses to let her visit relations, and prevents her from doing the thing she loves the most, which is writing.
Valencia, who epitomizes the average housewife, also represents the unexpressed discontentment of many married couples. She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
This three way relationship is complicated. I like the relationship between Fowler and Phuong, and their lives are mediocre, but the age difference makes me feel bad for Phuong, and I feel because of Fowler, she cannot rise to her full potential. I feel that Fowler needs her for self support, and for more selfish reasons then why she needs Fowler. When Pyle is brought into their lives, I certainly disrespect what Pyle is trying to do, but I acknowledge his respect for Fowler, he tells Fowler his feelings for Phuong before he tells her. Although, Pyle is trying to have Phuong all to himself, by asking for her to decide.
It quickly becomes clear, however, that Sylvia’s victory is short-lived, since she sees little of her husband (65-6). Even though she rightly observes that she should not tempt fate (25-7), she does not trust her instincts and even assumes that she has the
((((The Holden’s punctuality represents Ella’s monotonous life.)))) As Royal’s condition worsens Ella has a vivid dream that she doesn’t want to share with him. Not only because it was about the man in the pink Holden but also, because she felt trapped in her relationship with Royal and didn’t know how he would react. She needed to escape the
With internal conflicts that will remain forever unsolved with her father’s death, the speaker mentally suffers. With her dependency and admiration of her father’s greatness, she doesn’t know how to exist as anyone other than Daddy’s little girl. The pervasiveness of him doesn’t allow her to shake his image off, since she will be left empty without it. Furthermore, her admiration was also tainted by fear and a lack of emotional connection. It is notable that in this poem, their relationship isn’t characterized by any direct interaction but only her own perception, watching and imitating Daddy from a distance.
It is a striking event how he treats his alleged favourite daughter and how easily he believes the lies he is being fed. Despite this, his quote holds a certain truth to it. As Lear has sinned against Cordelia, his other two daughters have sinned against him. He is right in his words for the reason that, although he was unjust and treated Cordelia disrespectfully, he did it because he felt betrayed. His view on showing love is expressing it through words, so when Cordelia fails in her declaration of love, Lear sees this fail as a lack of love and ungratefulness, especially when he decides to give the entire kingdom to his daughters.
Jaya was mentally dedicated to her husband, and she gave Kamat entirely a different status in her heart, but, Kamat could not realized her feeling towards him like her father. Though some critics opine that Kamat reminded Iaya of her suppressed sexuality, Deshpane, the author herself does not approve the claim. She rather has tried to project a very positive kind of relationship between a man and a woman which is mutually reciprocal, and altruistic in nature. I his relation should be devoid of any sense of carnality. In an interview with Lakhsmi Holmstrom Deshpande