They continued a flawed and sad relationship for many years past the point of recovery and ultimately paid the price for it with Kathy’s suicide. Issues such as fear and dishonesty both consciously and unconsciously began and persisted from the beginning to the end. John developed mental issues after his father committed suicide, one of the results of these issues was that John has metaphorical mirrors in his head that deflect and protect him from the truth (65-66). When undesirable things happen in his life, he tried to bury and
The significance of war in John Wade’s life, has deformed his present state of mind and diluted the clarity of his daily thoughts and actions. The horrific events he experienced caused a terminal disease, as evident by his spastic fits of yelling “Kill Jesus”, running in-and-out of the bedroom he shares with Kathy, kicking and screaming as if he was possessed by a devil, and his unstoppable quest to end any life in his presence. John decides to acheive this by killing all plants in his home. As he waits for the pot to boil, he imagines himself, “kicking and gouging. He’d go for the eyes. Yes, he would. Tear out the eyeballs--fists and fingernails--just punch and claw and hammer and bite” (O’Brien 47). Haunted by the bitter aftertaste of war,
John has everything that a person could ever wish for: a job, loving family and friends, but he still abandons it all. When John confesses to his wife about the affair, she fires Abigail. Several months later, when Abby approaches him about it, he tells her that what they had is
The mistake that John had made has had a big impact on his and Elizabeth 's marriage. Elizabeth doesn 't love John anymore nor does she trust him. Although Elizabeth feels this way, John is trying to save his marriage with her and help her forget the
Ross uses juxtaposition between John and Steven. This leads the reader to believe Ann tries to is not satisfied, with John and she will be satisfied with Steven. Therefore, resulting in the affair. Lastly, the end results of Ann having the affair with Steven due to isolation, brings about John’s death. John finally makes it home after fighting the storm to a sight of
As we come to discover John, controls the narrator and she, with her benevolence and love that she has for John trusts whatever he advises her. All through the start of the story, it is obvious that the narrator wishes to talk, however, something holds her back and this consumes her since she has nobody to converse with. The narrator says, "It is so hard to talk with John about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so". The incongruity of this quote and of the entire story is that this is a marriage, but the relationship amongst John and the narrator are
Knowing she is breaking his trust, she still intends to keep intact John’s expectations of her as the obedient wife. “There comes John, and I must put this away, -- he hates to have me write a word” (Gilman 4). Later she implies that her husband hates to have her write a word. Perhaps John was not comfortable with his wife working because women are not meant to work. This then develops an outward profile of marriage that serves John’s logical perceptions of her as a wife and what she should be.
Characterization: John is a very intrusive person, and very good at manipulating people. He has underlining trust issues that reflect in his daily life. Motif: Kathy has a history of disappearance, which hurts her later in the novel, when John fails to recognize she was