In the beginning, Stella chooses to leave her life of riches and move to the poverty stricken Quarter. Blanche tells Stella, “I thought you would never come back to this place”(Williams 11). Blanche sees the decision her sister made as a downgrade, and a mistake that Stella gave up a life of riches for the quarter. Blanche also says, “You came to
An example of this is Curley and his wife’s relationship. From the moment Curley’s wife was introduced, the reader got an idea about their poor relationship. Her bad relationship with Curley is shown when she says, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella” (Steinbeck 89). The reader learns that she only married Curley out of spite toward her mother, and they truly do not love each other.
In the story Where are you going, where have you been Connie, her mother and sister all have competitive relationships. Her mother says “Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think you are so pretty?” to Connie after seeing Connie look at her own face maybe because her mother 's “looks were gone and that was why she was after Connie”(Oates 1).
Mariam is married off to a disgusting man named Rasheed and he mistreated her just like her mother treated her. Rasheed then gets another wife and things for Mariam and Rasheeds new wife, Laila , don't get off to a great start. Mariam is told to take Lailas orders, but upon one of Laila and Mariam's first conversations with each other Mariam gave a crude tone and let it readers know that “I was here first and I won't be thrown out” (225). Mariam believes that Laila will get rid of Mariam and this causes disagreement and tension between the two. Mariam later opens her eyes and realizes that Laila isn't an enemy and forgives Laila for trying to get her thrown out.
She further shows her unethical side when she becomes the contact for Daisy and Gatsby to begin their affair. Jordan’s heart seems to soften up towards the end of the story. She begins to see a future with Nick but her callousness to the death of Myrtle totally turns Nick away from her, almost to the point of disgust. (source) Jordan’s failed relationship with Nick may have forced her to rethink what it meant to be in a relationship as we find out that when Nick finally reaches out to her again, she is engaged to be
First in “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,” the guiding figures are present, but they do not care, which leads to Connie’s death. Connie’s parents did not pay her any attention. Her mom was jealous of her as stated in the short story, “Stop gawking at yourself. Who are you? You think your pretty?”
This forlorn desperate monologue given by Aunt Harriett is what truly cements the treatment of women when they do not meet the societal standard. This idea that a woman who cannot produce healthy children is less of a woman is not a belief shared exclusively by men. Mrs. Wender is appalled by the fact her husband has not thrown her out for
Hurston tells the story of Janie, a black woman who because of her grandmother experiences and beliefs was forced to marry into a loveless marriage with Logan Killicks, a hard-working farmer who had 60 acres of land and could provide for Janie. This marriage ended when Janie ran away with Joe Stark, a man that she fell in love with and thought could give her the love absent between her and Logan. But Janie soon realized that her second marriage wouldn’t turn out better than her first. Joe was just as controlling and degrading as Logan. He hardly expressed his love for Janie and spoke to her like an incompetent child.
In marriage, being a widow is the hope to be gained by a woman according to Peachum. He states, “Where is the woman who would scruple to be a wife, if she had it in her power to be a widow whenever she pleased (5126.96.36.199-28)?” The play shows that marriage is not a thing of value because what a wife has to gain comes through being a widow. Polly’s parents are talk about how it would grieve them to hang Macheath. Mrs. Peach says, “our own lives are in danger (5188.8.131.52-14).”
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone
Curley’s wife has many unrealized dreams. Before her death, Curley’s wife confesses her desire to become a movie star, “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes-all them nice clothes like they wear... An’ all them nice clothes like they wear. Because this guy says I was a natural.” p.89
Curley’s wife is disliked by many because she is the Boss’ son’s wife. They are scared of the trouble that they can get into for even talking to her so they avoid her at all costs. Throughout the whole book everybody avoids her and she can’t find any friends.
During the Great Depression, times were very tough in the United States for everyone. In “Of Mice and Men”, John Steinbeck illustrates the struggles of discrimination and the struggle of finding a job, in everyday life during the Great Depression through Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s wife. In this novel Lennie, a not so bright but hard worker faces the challenges of trying to find a job during the Great Depression along with a mental disability. George says to Lennie at the beginning of the story, “If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set.”
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is one of the most widely read modern novels in high schools today. John Steinbeck uses dialogue that can be seen in the times of The Great Depression but also does an outstanding job by making it sound familiar and seem more accessible in the eyes of young readers. The book's main focus is ranch travelers struggling to find work in the 1930’s. Steinbeck uses the themes of friendship and loneliness that is vastly seen in the characters of George and Lennie as well as Candy and Curley's wife.