Janie’s grandmother, Nanny, forces Janie to marry a man she is not in love with out of convenience. Nanny does not want Janie to suffer the necessities of life, but Janie cares little about materials and seeks love. Nanny’s ideology haunts Janie for much of her life, influencing decisions she takes later in marriage. Huston says, “The memory of Nanny was still powerful and strong,” which shows how Janie conforms to the ideology her grandmother instilled in her. And although Janie conforms, she continues to question inwardly about love.
John’s wife really needs to break free of these stereotypes in order to feel fulfilled as a person. She says that “it is so discouraging not to have any advice and companionship about [her] work,” and that she believes that “congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her] good.” John however does not realize this because he is still so involved in the patriarchal society. There is no one who is believable around him to explain this new way of thinking. He is very resistant to the change in his wife’s behavior about her place in society because it will also make him seem like less of a man. He has a reputation as a doctor and since he interacts with people who still believe in gender roles he is held down to their standards as well or he would risk losing his practice.
In the novel Speak the author uses the protagonist Melinda, to teach the reader the importance of verbal expression. Melinda refuses to speak about an event that occurred in her life therefore, her classmates cannot show empathy toward her. Melinda’s lack of speaking lead to her being judged and bullied by her friends. Melinda’s silence slowly erodes her self esteem and leads to depressive behaviors. Melinda refuses to speak about an event that occurred in her life; therefore, her classmates cannot show empathy toward her.
Curley's Wife begins to talk about how Curley ignores her and only talks about what he is going to do to other guys and how she sits there and listens to him all day as if she does not matter to him (Steinbeck 78). When they are together he only talks about himself, she does not have someone else to talk to, someone to tell how her day was, no one to share stories with. Curley does not care about her he is always out but does not want her talking to anyone else, he expects her to be lonely. Curley's wife has a husband but she does not have a friend, she is left with someone who doesn't care about her at all. Curley's wife is the loneliest character because her husband does not pay attention to her.
Unfortunately, their marriage is absent of true feelings as Janie does not genuinely love Logan. Nanny merely wanted Janie to be in a safe relationship, and therefore, she arranged the marriage with him. Protective love is exhibited by Nanny as she is a caring grandmother and wants Janie to be financially stable and safe. However, the relationship with Logan does not satisfy Janie’s desire for true, unconditional love. A great deal of independence is portrayed by Janie when she decides to leave her marriage with Logan in favor of Joe Starks.
By assessing the way Miss Maudie thought of the case, it is clear that sometimes a woman's perspective maybe more neutral than a man's. Women were not allowed to do any jobs that were mostly male directed and this may have put a different opinion in Scout's mind and may have made her feel more vulnerable, and insecure because she was not allowed to follow in her father's footsteps or do activities that her brother would
What represses Louise is the institution of marriage itself. She feels confined within the bounds of marriage. Louise’s love is less certain. On her feelings it is narrated, “And yet she had loved him--sometimes. Often she had not” (Chopin 2).
It does not do to trust people too much” (319). This illustrates how the little human interaction she has combined with her husband’s ignorance has turned her cold to the notion of even yearning for a close bond with a human. At long last, Jane breaks free from her own mind and illness. Jane exclaims “I’ve got out at last…in spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back” (320)!
The unnamed narrator is self-absorbed, concerned only with how the visit with Robert will affect him. At the same time, the narrator lacks self-awareness. He pities Robert’s wife, Beulah, because her husband could never look at her, never realizing that he doesn’t actually know his own wife despite the fact that he can see her. Theres different narrative views such as: the view of "Bub" himself, the wife, and Robert. As the story goes on, the narrator's tone and improperness changes from corrosive to warm and educated.
Next, the ties of marriage between Curley and his wife, limits Curley's wife to the fact that she should stay at home all day and not socialize. Curley's wife wants someone agreeable to talk to because she doesn’t “like Curley” because he “ain’t a nice fella” (89). Curley’s wife does not feel content with her marriage to Curley and she wishes for someone to be nice and keep her company.Curley's wife exhibits a longing for someone to talk to and a place to be a part of rather than be friendless and unsociable. Steinbeck's description of Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife proves that being segregated and companionless is damaging, while a population of people can be promising.In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there is a description of migrant workers that is not unlike some of the cycles in our world today. People get jobs and then spend all they earn on recreational activities until the next paycheck in which they repeat the