Arkadina’s son Treplev struggles to find his place in the writers’ community, and is living in the shadow of his mother’s success. Treplev has a constant need of love and attention from people around him, especially his mother. When Treplev attempts suicide he requests his mother to take care of him, “Mother, change my bandage. You do it so well.” (Chekov, 143) This is a way in which Treplev asks his mother to show him affection and to love him as she neglects her son very often. Aside from love, Treplev also seeks approval from his mother hence gets angry and upset when Arkadina snobbishly mocks his work.
That doesn’t mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday” [Camus 3]. First Meursault doesn’t know what date his mother died, showing him that he is submissive to find out which date she actually dies, he just doesn’t give effort in the things he does. Albert Camus shows Meursault’s insignificance feelings and actions to his mother and as he sends her away and when she dies, he doesn’t care and is disrupted by her and her presence. Another way Meursault shows the unimportance of women is Marie’s relationship.
The dependence of Yonehachi on Tanjiro is illustrated when she asked him to promise her that he would not look at another women because if he did, he would break her heart. However, even if Tanjiro could not help but love Yonehachi, he still pursued a relationship with Ocho that caused jealousy and anger between the two women. In response to seeing Tanjiro and Ocho together, Yonehachi basically told Ocho that Tanjiro was hers, which worried Ocho and prompted Tanjiro to call Yonehachi crazy and reassured Ocho that he would marry her and not Yonehachi. In addition to his relationships with Yonehachi and Ocho, Tanjiro pursued a relationship with Adakichi. When Yonehachi saw Adakichi leave Tanjiro 's house, she confronted him, and he told her excuses, while assuring her that he was not unfaithful as he was dependent on her for everything.
I won’t have grief so if I can change it. Oh, I won’t, I won’t!” (102-107). Amy was conflicted emotionally by her son’s death that she attempted to seek an escape of her thoughts by visiting others. By doing so, she tried to forget her child’s death and tried to move on with her life like her husband. Amy would then seek out the best of her life to avoid thinking about the grave and her own demise.
Nora the female protagonist in Ibsen’s A Doll’s House struggle is struggling with many different issues, which mitigates her action throughout the play. From the analysis of her relationship with other characters, Nora is in a form of captivity because she feels answerable to other characters. For instance, she Nora is in a sort of emotional captivity because she feels like getting married to Torvard was out of duty to please her father. She exclaims to Torvald, “ I mean, then I went from Papa’s hands into yours… it’s a great sin what you and Papa did to me” (Ibsen 109). Nora has a choice either to remain married and fufill the will of the father or leave her husband.
The narrator assumes forgetting her lover will make the pain better and is angry at her heart for not allowing her to forget him. She wants to forget him as soon as possible “Haste! Lest while you’re lagging” (7), once again using an exclamation point to indicate anger and hurry, wanting the pain to end. The narrator is angry at herself for not being able to forget him and letting him get to her. This poem may allude to an unrequited love interest of Dickinson’s and the pain that comes with it.
She tells Aylmer, to “either remove [the] dreadful hand, or take [her] wretched life” (223). Georgiana believes that the only way to be loved and accepted is to have outward beauty, and because Aylmer does not find her beautiful with the birthmark, so she asks him to remove it or to kill her. We can see that she is bothered by the thought of not being beautiful in the eyes of her husband because she begins grows impatient waiting for him to remove
According to the text, Edna struggles to find her purpose in this society which seems to be holding her back. Edna’s encounters include two men she becomes romantically involved with, other than her husband who help Edna open up in some ways. Throughout the novel, Edna awakens to her purpose in life to only realize she is not strong enough to push forward so she commits suicide in order to avoid facing the failure of her own expectations. To start with, Edna’s marriage was revolved around what society asked for. She was not happy in her relationship or in her position as a mother.
She is obligated to stay married to her husband although she feels desperate to get divorce. However, economically and socially, Clara is obligated to her fixed role as a wife because of her motherhood. She express her anguish and distress for this: It bothers me that Eddie had to give me money for the ticket to come home…I don't have money of my own […] I don't know how I'll be able to work and take care of Eddie Jr. Maybe Eddie and I should go back together. "(71) Moreover, during their pregnancy, both Kennedy and Clara suffer loneliness, fear of miscarriage and death. Like Kennedy, Clara turns to writing in her autobiographical play as an outlet of her depressive feelings.
At first, Mrs Curren despises of the boy, John, dismisses authority and shows up at her house uninvited because she thinks he is trouble, which is why she tells Florence that he has to leave. She says, “I did not like him. I do not like him. I look into my heart and nowhere do I find any trace of feeling for him” (78). However, as the novel progresses she realises that he is an important part of her salvation and she must love and accept him.