Dishonesty is a decision. Whethere it is done with good or bad intentions, the wrong doing is still occuring. In the novel The Awakening, KAte Chopin reveals some of the many realities of life. Although some choose to ignore it, others somehow embrace or even take advanatage of their ability to lie. In the novel, the main character, Edna reveals herself to be immensely dishonest to both herself and those surrounding her for freedom.
Moira, from The Handmaid’s Tale, continually attempts to rebel resulted in her compliance. While Penelope, never stops fighting against the ideologies of her society resulting in her increase defiance. Though both totalitarian governments attempted to subjugate the characters through manipulative propaganda and the appearance of deliverance, the characters’ reaction differed in that one became compliant while the other remained
She is oppressed by not only her husband, but her illness as well and she wishes to break free just as the woman in the wallpaper does. Jane feels as though this oppression is inescapable and the battle of breaking free is impossible. Shortly thereafter, the reader can see that Jane’s oppression turns to distrust. When she first began to unravel the wallpaper, she didn’t share what she saw because she wanted to be the first to figure it out, but now she proclaims “I have found out another funny thing, but I shan’t tell it this time! It does not do to trust people too much” (319).
Go anywhere you wish. But i absolutely forbid you to enter that little room, and if you so much as open it a crack, there will be no limit to my anger.” (Perault 189). Bluebeard gives his young wife this warning about going into the room, and she, being a young, naive girl does not realize that this is actually a test to demonstrate her obedience to her new husband. This appeals to the logos of the young children audience is subtly emphasized through the test; if you follows the rules everything will be okay, but if you break the rules there will be consequences. This scene persuades the young audience that it is not worth it to put ourselves into other people’s business, especially when they tell us otherwise, even if we are presented the opportunity to.
Intolerance should not be permitted. Humans should show respect, care and acceptance towards one another. In the book, an event takes place where Harriet develops fear due to the fact that the inspector is coming in and examining her newborn baby, Petra. However, Petra has a deviation, she is telepathic. As a result of her deviation, Harriet is scared her husband would abandon her because this is the third time, her baby was born with a deviation.
To an extent even Moira becomes demoralized after being captured and forced to be a prostitute, which highlights that Gilead is able to transform and crush the spirits of even those who outwardly rebel. Aunt Lydia tells the handmaids to accept their new duty even though it “may not seem ordinary to [them] now,” because “after time it will. It will become ordinary.” Aunt Lydia’s assurance of them only transiently feeling out of place is just one way that Gilead tries to alter the handmaid's mindset
Margaret Atwood wrote about a fear that lives with many, not having any freedom. Offred is one of the thousands of people who have had their freedom taken from them. Her life revolves around keeping others content and doing what she is told, but she begins to get bored and curious. When this occurs, Offred begins to break the rules due to temptation which helps her realize everyone is doing so. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, demonstrates that a lack of freedom leads to a breaking of rules.
Nanny who has been Janie’s caretaker has several hopes and dreams for her granddaughter. Nanny is not entirely perfect at her job of raising Janie, since her dreams for her are clouded by her own scarring experiences. Nanny attempts to insure a better life for Janie by forcing her to marry Logan Killicks, an old and wealthy man. Blinded by her own dreams, hopes, and desires, Nanny makes many impositions on Janie, “Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate” (Hurston 20).
When Aylmer and Georgiana got married, Georgiana was taken from her mothers home, making her complete dependent on Aylmer and his opinions. In addition to this, Aylmer’s belief hat he is better than God, and has the ability to remove Georgiana’s birthmark, creates inequality in their relationship. Finally, due to Georgiana’s obsession with what Aylmer thinks of her, paired with Aylmer's rude looks and comments, leads her to do something
As an adult, Jane asserts her independence by rejecting unequal marriage. When Jane finds out that the man she was to marry, Mr. Rochester, was already wed, she ran away. Mr. Rochester pleaded passionately for her to stay, revealing his unfortunate history and even threatening to use physical force to restrain Jane. Both tactics failed since, as Jane puts it, her conscience personified strangles her passion for Rochester. Being a mistress to Rochester in addition to being financially and socially inferior to him prompts her to leave him.