But on the other hand Una’s mother was a cheating prostitute, who use to beat Una every time she tried to expose her for cheating. But there were layer to her, Mary husled her husband for rent money, but half of the rent money and all of the street money she swindled from unsuspecting men was spent on ale and beer. The only mother figure had was the mirror, and the women passing by the window. This is what caused her to grow up quick. Una also grew up to be antisocial and she started to write poetry because she found comfort in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare, she also found comfort in a music box her father gave her.
Women in the 18th century often did not have a say in life decisions. They were subjected to the whims of the men around them. In the classic novel, Candide, by Voltaire, the main love interest, Cunegonde, is the victim of this time period. When she is reunited with Candide, she decides to tell him her “story” after he was booted out of the house by her father. Cunegonde essentially divulges that men were imposing their thoughts on her without care for her feelings.
Satrapi’s use of the verb “sealed” represents the fact that she has detached herself from childhood through her own actions. Marji deemed it necessary to rebel against her mother's "dictatorship" by smoking a cigarette. While she did this in order to make it clear that she's matured and created her own home in adulthood,
In the short story, “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, the reader learns that in the past women were imprisoned in their marriage by men. People can see the effects of a man in a marriage by the reaction of Louise Mallard to the news of her husband's death in a train accident. Some may say, that the purpose of the story is to illuminate the dangers of miscommunication, but that is only in one part of the story you have to look at the big picture of it throughout the whole story and with Mallards actions, emotions, and thought, the reader can see that it is not that at all. After hearing about her husband's death, Mallard rushes up to a room to cry in peace, but in that room she had time to think and see her future. In the time Mallard experienced
In Carver 's story, What We Talk About When We Talked About Love, he gave a scenario in which the two couples were drinking gin and talking on what is the definition of love. Mel was telling a story on how he used to think that her first wife was her life, but now he hated her guts. As for Terri, Mel 's second wife, she was telling a story about her previous husband who is abusive and hurts her, but she still thinks that he was able to do those things because of his love for her. As they reminisce about their previous romances and relationships, Mel interrupted the conversation when he said that if something happens to him or her wife, they will just grief for a while and then the surviving person will find someone else to
Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
“... And this is how we loved: a fifth of vodka and an afternoon in the attic…” This just represents how Ocean Vuong’s relationships are toxic. When you think of alcohol it usually is to drink to forget, forget about your problems, stressors, and life in general. In the poem they drink together to forget their problems in the relationship, which is obviously not healthy. This is a direct result of how memories can be a good and bad thing. Vuong’s father hit his mother then got sent to jail, which resulted in a later divorce.
Have you ever notice in the book The Color Purple that the main character’s doesn’t break his/her roll playing in the book. “The main part to this story is that she had been raped by her stepfather and he wanted her instead of her mother. But her mother had soon found out that he had raped her and she put alphonso out of the house for what he had done. Celie and her younger sister, Nettie, learn that a man recognized only as Mister wants to marry Nettie”. This is quoted from the part 1 of my book report.
Before seeing a psychiatrist, she had already attempted suicide. Visits with her psychiatrist reduced her drinking, but did not stop her abusing Veronal tablets since she was addicted. “Depressed in the aftermath of a minor love affair, she used her supply of Veronal in a second suicide attempt” (Crane). Big Blonde is written as a background to show how she struggled and to tell readers the mistakes she has made in life. Life can be tough sometimes and that is what Dorothy is trying to demonstrate.
Even though Blanche had a recognizable personality, in the article of Lauren Seigle, the author claims that the result of this kind of person Blanche DuBois has become is the fact that she lost her husband after knowing he’s gay and also the presence of Blanche in New Orleans with her sister is an effect for this horrible loss. Accordingly, Blanche didn’t deserve that miserable ending as some affirm after what she has been through. In the play of Tennessee Williams, there were gender roles and women were treated faultily, they were abused by men. Some examples include, in Scene 3, Stanley beats his wife, Stella, in Scene 4, their neighbor beats his wife, Eunice, as well, and in Scene 10, Stanley rapes Blanche. This shows that women in “A Streetcar Named Desire” happen to be weak against the opposite sex, or controlled and overpowered by men.