Her environment reeks of judgement and exclusion. Indian civilization has been wired against Ammu; her race, sex, and happiness all compose an ultimate disappointment. While Ammu values honesty over everything her family members would rather protect their reputation rather than spill the beans. After Baby Kochamma lies about Ammu and Velutha’s relationship, Ammu realizes what her happiness has cost Velutha: “He’s dead… I've killed him” (Roy 10). Finally Ammu chooses what she wants after her first marriage: her love for Velutha.
According to Isabel, she should be an independent young lady who travels the world. As she encounters with Madame Merle, Madame Merle allures Isabel to marry with her sinister friend Gilbert Osmond. Isabel steps into a sorrowful marriage which she cannot end because of her pride, sense of social duty and partially because of the love for her stepdaughter. The main idea of the book is if you give up the permanent things you value the most for someone/something because of temporary thoughts/feelings you are obliged to be miserable for rest of your life. Henry James numerously points out that Isabel cares a lot for her freedom and she rejects her loved suitor Caspar Goodwood just because she wants to be a free woman.
The beauty of her nature complements with her hopes to the better life. Her only downfall was her naïve attraction and inner wishes that built up more when she becomes enamored of Pete. Someone may say that the destruction starts by their engagement as before that time she got a job and was more well-determined. The environment hacks her and she ends up considered as a damaged good with her career of prostitution, splitting of family, and aftermath, the death. Even at the beginning Crane does not give Maggie’s bright future promises.
Blanche and Willy have this desperation and need for money, and living the life they dream of. Stella and Linda are both housewives, who don’t contribute to bringing money home. Stanley, Biff, and Happy live under the high expectations of others, feel the pressure to be someone of wealth, someone in life. The economic class status to the main character, Blanche, is extremely important in order to earn respect from others and for
The Living Situation Affects Carrie’s Moral Judgements In Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Carrie Meeber, a poor young provincial girl without too much life and working experience, comes to alluring Chicago alone. She is with hope and dream. She wants live in a high level life in urban, yet she must suit the law of the jungle. At the same time, she has to face two choices: “Either she falls into saving hands and becomes better, to rapidly assumes the cosmopolitan standard of virtue and becomes worse (Dreiser 86).” As an innocent type, Carrie could face difficulties maintaining her moral principle in a dog-eat-dog world, therefore, Carrie’s moral judgements were challenged by her living environment. For Carrie, the current priority issue is how to survive in the city.
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.
She is self-expressive and self –esteemed. Her rejection of marriage proposal from the men like Robert and even her cousin Harry shows she values for more knowledgeable man than a man with good rank and fine features does. She doesn’t want to give up her life for her husband’s sake. She asked her suitor Mr Moore to “teach me and help me to be good. I do not ask you to take off my shoulders all the cares and duties of property, but I ask you to share the burden, and to show me how to sustain my part well.”(653) The societal assumptions like “Shirley incapable of love!” “That she will never marry... her
Kaylen Simmons Mr. Harris 8/19/ 2014 My Sisters Keeper Anna being a designer baby is beneficial to her older, however, it is not benefiting her. She was born to be a donor for her sister, only born to save someone elses life. Anna being created as a designer baby is unfortunate. In the text Anna stated, " if it wasn't for me being a donor I would have even existed." It is unfortunate for Anna because she feels used and like that is her only purpose for being alive.
Usman needs a friendship not only with the body but also with mind of a woman. But unfortunately Nadira is not with him in his friendships and loyalties, in the passions of his mind and, heart, in central concern. He feels that she is durable as a ‘mistress material’, but ‘problematic as a wife’ For him, she becomes a mere body without a mind. As Nadira is a voluptuous and languorous woman who longs only for the physical side of the marriage she becomes a mere body without a mind for Usman. In a fit of disappointment, Usman thus blames
In fact, if anything you're almost guaranteed to make it worse, because you'll remind your wife how bad things have to be that she can't feel ANYTHING even when you're apparently trying so hard. Remember, attraction is the ONLY thing that will save your marriage. Without attraction there is no emotional incentive driving your wife to come back to you... Logic, reason, counseling, courses, books, rational techniques and perseverance will not save your marriage. Feelings, emotion and passion will. So, does couples counseling work?