I seen him goin’ in your house.” (Slim 32) Slim assumed she was looking for unwarranted attention from him. What the ranch hands did not realize is that her loneliness led her to these actions, “She put her hand behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward.” (Steinbeck 31). Being in a relationship should satisfy one's need for attention. Curley's wife considered her marriage unhealthy and did not consider Curley a good husband. Throughout the novella, Curley's wife was consistently looking for Curley and she spent most of her time in the ranch house alone.
Broken dreams can be one of the many causes of loneliness and depression. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck. It tells of the adventures of George and Lennie, who are traveling companions that are looking for work. On one ranch, they meet a woman who is only known as Curley’s wife, who seems to cause all the problems. Curley’s wife is described as an attractive woman seeking attention.
Nonetheless, Steinbeck expresses that Curley’s wife is actually the antagonist of the story through her characterization, actions, and dialogue. Imagine having a younger sibling who gets anything they want no matter what they do. This would make most people dislike that sibling, similar to the way the workers would eventually feel about Curley’s wife. Many of the workers believe that “a ranch full of guys ain’t no place for a girl”(51) and also that “she’s gonna make a mess”(51). This indicates the original bias against Curley’s
Runaway Theme, Plot and Conflict Theme: Through ‘Runaway’, Alice Munro intends to show that women themselves are the source of the problem as they resist change, especially women like Carla who are so used to their lives in the countryside that they are mostly dependent on the source of income, in this case, Clark. She may have also written this to depict events of her own life, when she divorced her first husband, James Munro to get a sense of real freedom and joy but soon after married a second husband because she did not like her life so much. In ‘Runaway’, Carla is shown to be a very complex and intricate character as she realizes her limitations when making her own decisions. Initially, Carla seems confident to leave Clark and Sylvia helps her to escape, but as soon as she gets of the bus station outside of town, she realizes she can’t really survive without his security
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
That Curley got his work cut out for him. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it ain’t no place for a girl, ‘specially like her.” (Steinbeck 51). In this text, George is talking about Curley’s wife, who is the only female character in this novel and is not given a name. Steinbeck tries to get the point across that women are less valued than men, giving her no name other than Curley’s wife quickly tell the reader, women are irrelevant in this era. Although Curley’s wife may be a temptress who seeks for attention, she suffers from prejudice.
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
The woman’s problem in “A Sorrowful Woman” is made more complex than Faye’s problem in “A Secret Sorrow” as a result of deliberate choices made by the authors. In “A Secret Sorrow”, the main character, Faye, is plagued by the fact that she cannot have children due to internal injuries sustained from a devastating accident. She is in love with a man but has kept this secret from him until one day she is forced to reveal it. He very quickly rebounds from this news and tells her he loves her anyway and they live happily ever after on a ranch with a picket fence and 3 adopted children. On the contrary, in “A Sorrowful Woman”, the main character is a mother who has come to despise her family and her duties.
“You 're a bad girl, Mattie Silver, and I always known it. It 's the way your father begun, and I was warned of it when I took you, and I tried to keep my things where you couldn 't get at 'em-and now you 've took from me the one I cared for most of all-” (Wharton 65). Mattie played out a fantasy of her taking Zeena’s place as Ethan’s wife. When Mattie broke the pickle-dish, Ethan kept it a secret so his love wouldn’t get in trouble. “You can’t put her out of the house like a thief- a poor girl without friends or money.
Mammachi endures all of these ill-treatments until her educated son rescues her, but the result was her son starts to dominate her life after that. Chacko takes the control of her factory and pushes her aside without concerning her dedication to establish and maintain the factory before his arrival. As well as the ill-treatments from her husband, the negligence of her son also is accepted by Mammachi, since that is the way that the patriarchal society functions. Roy portrays the character of Ammu as a rebel against both patriarchy and her marginalization as a woman. She never enjoys the privileges that Chacko enjoys because of her being a woman and during this period women were marginalized merely for the reason of their being women.