However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future. Since the beginning of the story Nea believes that she is saving or protecting Sourdi from the expectations of her mother and Mr. Chhay. The mother and the uncle have fix a marriage with an older man named Mr.Chhay. Sourdi is a young girl that has a boyfriend name Duke, But her mom really dosen’t cares what Sourdi thinks or wants. So Sourdi meets Mr.chhay and she feels uncomfortable in the
Edith highlights the consequences of not pushing forward and not putting in effort into life by creating her character Ethan and making him fail in his decisions to make a point showing how to get nowhere like Ethan, and how to become satisfied like herself. Edith is trying to say in this novel that a perfect opportunity is not just going to slide by, it has got to be made, however Ethan does not make his own opportunity and decides to marry Zeena, waiting for the opportunity to come to him like “when they married it was agreed that … they would sell the farm and saw-mill and try their luck in a large town” (Wharton 27). This is important because it shows his acceptance to waiting for time to pass instead of going for what he wants as soon as he can unlike Wharton. Wharton did not stop writing and did not stop striving to become a great author and she juxtaposes her experience with Ethan’s decision to wait and to try to make everything work out before he strives to become a great engineer. Ethan never became an engineer while Edith became a famous author, showing that waiting for the perfect opportunity will never work, and people have to take life into their own hands.
William Faulkner shows how committed Emily is to her family’s beliefs, in which she refuses to let go of the men in her life. The customs of her family has taught that marriage is an important part of life. It’s almost as if her family holds marriage higher than most or any other beliefs for the matter. Faulkner shows how an obsession with a person could intensify even after their death. Faulkner explains the importance of marriage in Emily’s life.
As she engages in conversation with Troy, she becomes surprised and says “Dabney’s marrying--marrying you? You’re the overseer out there” (185). This surprise resonates throughout the family, especially Shelley, one of Dabney’s sisters. Throughout the story Shelley is constantly doubting her sister’s decision to marry Troy. When Troy is late to his wedding rehearsal because he was breaking up a fight among hired hands, Seeing this, Shelley believed she had found “the reason why Dabney’s wedding should be prevented” (258).
At its core, “The Black Walnut Tree” is a conflict between the sentimental and what practically needs to be done. Throughout the poem, the author utilizes a very matter-of-fact and almost dismissive tone as the daughter and her mother debate whether or not to sell the tree and finish paying off a loan that they owe. As the poem progresses, this matter-of-fact tone transitions into figurative language as the black walnut tree takes on a more symbolic view. Mary Oliver shows in “The Black Walnut Tree” that the tree symbolizes the family’s heritage and all that their father has sought to accomplish, and, while the mortgage weighs down the family, cutting down and selling the tree would, in a sense, betray the family and what it stands for. Written in free verse, “The Black Walnut Tree” takes a straight forward and casual approach to the topic and is most apparent
Regret is an incurable disease caused by lies, distortion, and falsehood. People often try to find a cure for this disease or try to believe that regret is something that is easy to cure, however, it is not. Once an individual make themselves believe in a lie they tell themselves, the pain and suffering that comes with regret will continue to linger for a lifetime. Sinclair Ross’s short story, “The Painted Door” highlights the idea that individuals who deceive themselves in the chase for happiness often create a lifetime of regret. In the short story, it starts out with a prairie farm couple that have been married for seven years; John, “a slow unambitious man, content with his farm and cattle and is naively proud of Ann,” John would “enslave himself for fifteen hours a day” to give Ann pretty clothes, a mortgage-free farm and a new house.
In marriage, being a widow is the hope to be gained by a woman according to Peachum. He states, “Where is the woman who would scruple to be a wife, if she had it in her power to be a widow whenever she pleased (518.104.22.168-28)?” The play shows that marriage is not a thing of value because what a wife has to gain comes through being a widow. Polly’s parents are talk about how it would grieve them to hang Macheath. Mrs. Peach says, “our own lives are in danger (522.214.171.124-14).” Peachum agrees with his wife that for their own gain and to save their lives they should have Macheath killed. Polly has gained a watch and marks of Macheath’s favor by allowing him some liberties.
The cabin functions as an assortment of various symbolic interpretations during the course of the short story; the most ubiquitous referring to the state of Leroy and Norma Jean 's marriage. While Leroy believes the cabin to be some type of beacon of hope for his marriage, Norma Jean is skeptical of its existence and views it as unwanted and incongruous. She 's even expeditious in pointing out her aversion towards the subject stating, "They won’t let you build a log cabin in any of the new subdivisions" (Mason
While, we can assume work produced by the husband is very important for his family. Simone continues to state, “…her [the married women] occupation makes her dependent upon her husband and children: she is justified through them; but in their lives she is only inessential intermediary” (384). In the final analysis, it is apparent that the treatment of a married women in the mid-1900s was poor. They were not credited for their hard work and contributions in and out of home. "The Married Woman" is a chapter in Simone de Beauvoir’s book, The Second Sex, which demonstrates her negative thoughts about marriage and the overall treatment of a married woman.
In the example of Alice Walker’s The Colour Purple, the protagonist, Celie, lives oppressed, obedient and controlled by her abusive husband, unable to fight back due to the lack of strong role models. But, Celie begins to learn how to be independent and to follow her dreams zealously, thanks to the introduction of strong female role models. In fact, it is the example of these role models that aids Celie in becoming an independent businesswoman who believes in her self-worth. Hopelessness will strike every person in their lives at some point, due to oppression or stressful situations, but with a quality support system, that hopelessness can be