Linda Pastan was a great poet while also a wife and mother. Pastan started sending her work to The New Yorker at age twelve (Potvin par. 6). Later, she went to college and got married. Pastan stated in an interview that she stopped writing for about ten years, because she could not be the perfect wife and mother that she was expected to be and also commit herself to her poetry (Brown, 3).
She married her husband out of what she felt was an obligation to her husband to repay him for fighting in World War II. Even though she got two children out of the marriage, she is still not happy with her family life. Laura feels that if she were to life the life she actually wanted, the people around her would judge her and that her family would disown her. Eventually she gets so unhappy that she contemplates suicide. On page 151, the narrator says, “It is possible to die.
If I die before my time, I say it is a gain”. (Sophocles, 16). This showed how strongly she felt she had the right to bury her brother and she did not care what the repercussions would be; even death. A great example that portrays how women were belittled during this time is when Creon is talking to his son Haemon. Haemon was trying to stop the death of these woman and Creon replied with “Don’t flatter me with “father, you woman’s slave”.
In a way, he is responsible for the absence of her brother, but he does care for her he does have a heart. From this point on he watches over her and continues telling her story, and shows up at another important moment in her life, when she has just lost almost everyone she loves due to a bombing. He sees her book that she was writing in that she dropped, and, “[j]ust before the truck left I took it [Liesel’s book] in my hand...it’s lucky I was there” Death loves Liesel, and Liesel loves words. Since he loves her he cares about what is important to her, that is why he took the book. After this incident, Liesel has a happy life until her time comes which is when Death takes her by the hand and walks with her, shows her the book, and talks about all he has seen.
She wants a revenge against her father, and her husband. According to the Electra complex based on the Freudian psychology, she identifies and compares her husband to her father. The complex of Electra represents the love towards the father and hostility towards the mother. However, the speaker reflects that she wants her father to die because she cannot forget the damage that he caused
The story then takes a turn when she is informed that her husband was not dead, and instead of her being rejoiced of her husband 's return she regrets abandoning her moment of freedom and dies from a heart attack. “The Story of an Hour” takes a feminist approach, revealing women’s lack of identity and agency because of the patriarchal, male-dominated society of the 1800s. She highlights the oppressive nature of marriage as an institution and how only by escaping the confines of marriage, either through the death of their husband or their own death, can women find freedom and a sense of
He then departed the battlefield in order to complain to Zeus about Athena’s violence[Greeks and Goddesses.] Otus and Ephialtes, twin giants, imprisoned Ares for a lunar year by binding him with chains of brass; he was eventually rescued by Hermes[Greeks and
“Born in 1806, Elizabeth Browning spent most of her adult life as an invalid, ruled over by a tyrannical father who forbade any of his sons and daughters to marry. She married Robert Browning in 1846 after a courtship that had to be kept secret.” Thus, the passion in the poem represents the exact kind that motivated Elizabeth Browning to abandon her family tradition to marry Robert Browning. Furthermore, the transformative power of the love described corresponds to the way Elizabeth Browning often credited her husband for saving her life. As the power couple of English poetry, the Brownings are remarkable for their ability to love with words. Among their collection of hundreds of letters and love poem, How Do I Love Thee happens to be the most iconic and descriptive portrayal of their
In the poem, “Daddy" by Sylvia Plath, the speaker, a young girl, shows herself as a victim who trying to once and for all set herself free from her “daddy 's” grasp. Though her daddy died when she was only 10 years old, the ghost of him still haunts her. In this poem the speaker creates a figurative image of her father, using strands of metaphors and analogies, to describe the relationship she, the speaker, had with her father. The girl in the poem seems to not know sincerely how to feel towards her father as she ends up going through this journey throughout the poem, discovering just who her father truly was. At a young age, the narrator viewed her father as this godly figure, to her, he was a “bag full of god”.
Specifically: Nick, Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan. As confirmed while reading the book, Daisy and Myrtle are shown to be dependent on the men around them. Myrtle was dependent on Tom for his money because she and her husband George were poor and lived in the Valley of Ashes. Myrtle following Tom while married to George for around fifteen years ended up sealing her fate in chapter 7 when Daisy unknowingly killed her in a car accident. Both Daisy and Nick are wallflowers and were pawns in the story.