Mary Maloney “simply walked up” behind Patrick and struck him with a “big frozen leg of lamb” “as hard as she could”. This completely contrasts the starting character of Mary as a housewife whom was patiently waiting for her husband to return home, which no one had expected. She did it “simply” which moulds an image of her not needing to think through her action, effortless and swift. The readers would be disgusted at how fast her character changes, thus suspense would be created as they would constantly question themselves about how it was possible. Additionally, after she struck her husband, she thought that it was “funny” on how “he remained standing” for a while.
She has to add “an apple-onion stuffing” (13) just to make it interesting. The metaphor of this poem creates a vivid image of the brother's and sister's personalities, and how the character is able to deal with them. The author creates a cannibalistic environment with her cooking terms, but is able to make it light hearted through the overall
The Crucible In the story, “The Crucible” John Proctor’s most important concern is his wife, Elizabeth Proctor. John says he only wants to please Elizabeth and is doing all he can to make her happy. He is trying to make up for committing adultery with Abigail when Abigail was working for Elizabeth. In Act two John yells at his wife for suspecting that he did things with Abigail that day he was alone with her. Even though John did at one point have feelings for Abigail, throughout the rest of the story he only worries about what happens to his family and his wife.
In “The Story of An Hour,” the theme of the story can be derived from two ideals: confinement and liberty. Mrs. Mallard, who feels dominated by her husband and imprisoned in her home, patiently waits her potential freedom. A reader may interpret Mrs. Mallard to be the average, stereotypical wife until her husband is falsely pronounced dead in a train accident. The reader then learns that Mrs. Mallard is not at all who she seems when she reacts in ways that reveal her true desire to live amongst her own company rather than other people. Mrs. Mallard felt confined to her husband and felt only his domination over her.
Do You Know Where I Am? consists of a dark and bleak tone as David, the narrator, describes the journey of life with his wife, Sharon. Going in depth about their hardships and the unforgiving nature of their marriage, the mood of the story remains heart-wrenching. When David lies as the cat incident occurs, Sharon still agrees to marry David since that relationship is all she knows; however, she realizes in her heart that he is not the man she desired to marry originally. Sharon states, “I am going to marry a liar”, and on her deathbed, she still exclaims, “You’re a liar”.
In “Lamb to the Slaughter” a man comes home and tells his wife he is going to go get a divorce, consequently this makes the wife mad and she goes and gets a frozen lamb leg and beats her husband to death with it. This short story is related to Nietzsche’s idea of revenge because the wife was mad because she was going to be a single mother and so she got back at her husband for trying to get a divorce. Although the wife wasn’t suffering yet she was going to suffer soon, so she made her husband pay for what he was going to do. If Dahl read this Nietzsche’s quote he would agree that the quote is correct because in “Lamb to the Slaughter” it represents what the quote it saying. For example, in the story he has the wife take immediate action when the husband tells her his plan which shows that Dahl thinks that if you are going to make someone suffer you should have to pay for it.
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
Siddhartha can be seen through in a feminist perspective in many ways. One way that Hesse has undermined the social oppression of women was when Siddhartha asked only his father to run away and become a Samana. “ ‘Why are you waiting?’ asked his father. ‘You know why, answered Siddhartha. His father left the room displeased and lay down on his bed” (Hesse 10).
In Wilmer Mills’ poem Diary Of A Piano Tuner’s Wife, a woman who is married to a retired veteran who feels trapped in her husband's actions how sick and tired she is of him and his way of life. The Poet expresses how terrified the woman is when it comes to her looking for a change and how she plans to let her husband be. The woman yearns for independence
This can be seen from her perception and description of the man who shares her “special” seat as a “… fine old man” and the woman as “a big old woman” (101). Her Surname 2 remembrance of the previous Sunday’s patient Englishman and his nagging hard to please wife whom she wanted to shake also shows her envy for women with male companionship. In Faulkner’s story A Rose for Emily, Emily is seen as a person who suffers from isolation from her community, by tradition and by law. Her isolation from the community and love is what seems to perturb her most; she is unable to accept the idea that her father is dead and she remains in denial. When her father dies, Emily suffers from isolation to the extent that she cannot let go of her father’s corpse.