One part where the Ratignole side of her overcomes Reisz’s is when she goes to Adele’s side at childbirth instead of staying with Robert. While this is a huge action and shows that the family woman inside her is still alive despite Edna’s best efforts to crush that part of herself , she still feels disconnected from the other mothers and “her own like experiences seemed far away, unreal” . While part of her is still a mother a she is also now an outsider, and it bothers her. The never-ending conflict is best seen in Edna’s final thoughts. As she drowns herself, she thinks of both her family and Reisz.
The characters in Kate Chopin’s stories are either dynamic an or static because each woman has their own personality. One of the woman’s finds her inner self after the tragic accident of her husband, the other woman just relieves the past but does not have any major change in her character. The last woman her personality came out and had to deal with temptation. Kate Chopin’s “Story of an hour” Mrs. Mallard is a dynamic character due to the fact that a transformation to her character had occurred when she found out about her husband’s death. She received the news from her sister, “great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death” (Chopin).
For example, Lena states, "We ain't no business people Ruth. We just plain working folks." (Hansberry 1.1.500). Lena is used to her parents and childhood lifestyle. During her time growing up, her family was never wealthy or successful within the business world.
Surprisingly, Eleanor was known as the "ugly duckling" and was ridiculed by her own family. She said when she was older, “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Even through all the hatred, she never let her family make her feel inferior. In addition to the taunting, she dealt with three close family members passing, including her father and beloved uncle who she was very close with. Despite these setbacks, Eleanor still found love and continued on with her life. As Eleanor became interested in politics, her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, was elected as president.
However, just because men are physically superior does not mean that also translates to mental superiority. If anything, it shows that women were given the capacity of an intelligent mind to compensate this shortcoming. She again stresses that it is the equality of education that is being sought after. The essay by Murray is important because it demonstrates just one of the many thoughts that were increasingly being expressed by women of the time. The essay was written at a time where the prevailing idea of male superiority in society was still so ingrained, attempts at changing the status quo were impractical.
Sure, George was the one who thought the ballerina was originally beautiful but the handicaps made people unable to fully process these thoughts, and others couldn’t even create thoughts without handicaps. All these reasons as to why the society is still equal leads to my final thoughts. In “Harrison Bergeron” the society was truly equal. Everyone knew they had the same amount of skill, handicaps ensured prevention from inequality, and people knew others had a higher skill or rank which has proven to be false. Now, don’t you think society should be like this?
The societal status of women during this era placed women’s destiny to marriage and motherhood. While it was considered a norm at that time, in the society I live in today, women are encouraged to be independent and enter the careers that were previously restricted from them. Mr. Pontellier was also hypocritical when he said “What folly! To bathe at such an hour in such heat!” (2), when “he himself had taken a plunge at daylight” (2). Kate Chopin meant that scene to reflect how men thought that women's actions that weren't within the norm were irrational, even though he could do the same action and nobody would question his sanity.
The audience gets to witness two drastically different types of relationships. Claudio and Hero are much more formal; Claudio decided to marry Hero not because they were in love, but because she was pretty and wealthy. Their love may be formal, but could be suspected to be insincere. Their talk in verse may be more official, but their love is not that strong. On the contrary, Benedick and Beatrice are completely informal when they speak in prose, but their love is definitely authentic.
Her parents tell her to be kind, but in the end, Constancia is very cruel to Abuela and makes her feel "like a zero, like a nothing"( Ortiz paragraph 15). Constancia's actions throughout the story, reveals that she values her self pride more than her family. To begin, Abuela is Constancia's grandma and strongly values her family, which is shown throughout the story. For instance, Abuela decided to visit Constancia's family, disregarding the fact that it was "her first time in the United States"(Ortiz paragraph 2). This shows how much Abuela cares about her family because she doesn't care that she'll be a foreigner, and how she doesn't know any English.
Further, the jurors didn’t need to pay attention to the facts of the case due to their overpowering self respect. They knew that they and Mayella were white, so Mayella should win the case. And , Mr. Collins thought that Lizzie would want to marry him because he is such a great person, and she would want to keep his patron happy, and especially because she would miss out. Mr. Collins was so mean to Lizzie; he said that he was surprised his patron talked to her because she was so below her. But if you are telling someone that they should marry you because he or she will be full of regret, then I don’t think the person will be very happy, thus they will decline.