To emphasize, Heather see this abnormal behaviour when she says, "You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I've ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help" (105). Both Heather and Melinda’s mom complain about her depression and they do not try to help her overcome it. In reality, many teens and adults have depression.
This overdose would’ve caused her to die if Montag hadn’t found her. Therefore, this memory loss can cause people to lose their lives very easily, like Mildred. She actually had a deep inner part of herself who wanted to die. This is the real reason she was popping pills. She wanted to die because she knew she wasn’t happy in life
2) So, Mathilde would rather not be around or visit her good friend because when she comes home she feels sorry for herself for she does not have all the things her friend does. When she does this, she is not only affecting herself, she is affecting her husband, and her friend. Her friend does not get to spend time with her anymore, and her husband has to deal with her bad mood.
Her father was alcoholic. She did not receive affection from her parents. Her mom did not approve of her education choice, mistreated her, and they resented her. She has constant thoughts of suicide
Who is Edna? The world can be polarizing, society creates boxes, and sometimes it is hard to make oneself fit into one of them. This is the dilemma that Edna faces in Chopin’s The Awakening. She feels as though she had to be either a perfect Creole mother or a lonely outcast.
Steinbeck uses her character to create a visual of the difficulties that women had to face during the Great Depression. There are not evident loving relationship with women, the only ones that are mentioned belong in a house of prostitution, which corrupts the view of all women in the novel . Curley’s wife had no companions and was ignored. Curley treats her as a possession
Mallard acts when finding out about the death of her husband. She confines herself in order to process what the death of her husband really meant, “When the storm of grief had spent itself she went away to her room alone. She would have no one follow her” (Chopin, 129). The death of her husband made her emotions feel different in a way she did not feel before. No woman should have to trapped inside of their own bodies and cannot act the way they want to without having to be judged.
Her failure to discover any part that really fulfills her presumably adds to her general feeling of vulnerability and proceeded with withdrawal from her family and, undoubtedly, whatever is left of the world. Since she can't locate a specific part that suits her, she attempts not to have any role at all; the coldness and disengagement of the pale white room makes it appear that she is attempting to rid herself of her previous life. From reading the story we can tell that the young wife has a creative side she tried writing poetry among other things, but being secluded cause her to suppress her creative energy. In some culture a woman’s role is to be a house-wife and mother. It would seem that the husband does not want the young wife to experience
She is so out of control that she doesn’t even take care of her own self at times. When Montag was sick, she didn’t sincerely care. He asked her for help by ringing him some medicine and turning down the parlor, but that was the point she cared for them more than him, so she did not turn them down. She is only with society and does not want to change by any means. She doesn’t even realize how to be different from everyone
She was alone, she was humiliated by the town, she had to hide away because she was not able to cope. In Tim O’Brien’s article he states, “After her death, Emily is reunited with the other members of her southern class …”, which means, in death, with the people she loved she will no longer be alone” (O’Brien
So, because she does not feel she can have someone who will understand her and not punish her for what happened, she does not speak. Her parent’s behavior toward her and each other make herself feel like she is a disappointment. Her mental state of mind is unstable and is struggling to process what happened to her. When her family and the people around her start pulling her down, she does not feel as strong and confident to stand up for herself and to face her so to speak demons. A perfect example of this is “I open up a paper clip and scratch it across the inside of my left wrist.
Morbid, vulgar, and disagreeable are just a few descriptors used by critics to describe Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. Chopin is amongst the first feminist writers of the twentieth century writing two novels and about a hundred short stories, most of which the protagonist is a woman. Although Chopin wrote other short stories that were considered controversial none of them received as much criticism as The Awakening. Set in the late nineteenth century the story follows Edna Portellier who has been awakened to her own desires and even though she has a husband and children she decides to pursue those yearnings.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a novel centered around a woman who is going through a journey of self-discovery and self-awakening, a book unlike any other. The novel sheds a new light on what is considered a conventional woman. According to “The Awakening: A Refusal to Compromise” by Carley Reed Bogard, Edna, the protagonist, refuses to give into traditional gender roles. According to Bogard, The Awakening “is an early and central statement of a developing twentieth century literary tradition which gives apt phenomenological description to female experience and presents a break from the male tradition which Lawrence and Joyce, among others, have defined”(1). The article goes on to explain how Edna's decisions dictated the direction of her
Freedom - "A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul. She grew daring and reckless, overestimating her strength. She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before." "You have been a very, very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free! I am no longer one of Mr. Pontellier's possessions to dispose of or not.
There are different types of mothers in this world. Kate Chopin states that Edna Pontellier is “not a mother-woman”. What does this mean? A mother-woman is one who makes sacrifices and devotes her life to their children and husband. A mother-woman never puts herself before her children.