The Wife of Bath’s behaviors are questionable but are inherently aided by the social injustices that face women of this time period. The Wife of Bath discloses that for her first three marriages she sought out older wealthy men for sex and money. Her intentions included making her husbands fall in love with her and then making them have enormous amounts of sex until they die. In addition, the wife elaborates on her occasional tumultuous tirades of accusing her husbands of being unfaithful to her. Her uproars chided her husbands into persistently obliging into her every request.
Over the twenty year time period of their marriage she became lonely, which resulted in her buying a bird and the drastic change in personality. The broken door to the cage represents Mrs. Wright’s freedom from her husband. He caused her to be lonely and that caused her to go a little crazy. This madness is what made her feel no sympathy when she realized John was dead. These actions are what led Hale and Peters to come to the result of she killed her own husband.
In Act III he says “ you whore! You are lying”. He then tells the court about their love affair and how he committed adultery. It says in the definition of a tragic hero that “ This errors usually physically and spiritually wound the tragic hero.” You see how upset and ashamed John Proctor was over his actions. He defends his wife and tells the court that his wife fired Abigail because of their affair.
John Proctor’s actions of flawed conderdicted many times with those of honorable, however the flawed actions proved to overshadowed why he may have chosen to act with honor. In this play, Elizabeth Proctor’s romantic jealousy relates to how people in modern day may act if their spouse cheats on them. In modern day, it is more likely to get married to someone like John Proctor who has no respect and goes around sleeping with others, because it a common thing. Another thing that modern day people do is avoid telling other anything that could make them look bad, unless it comes to the point where you have to. This is because everyone is always worried about themselves in modern day society, whiv In conclusion, John actions that prove him flawed were much more extreme and noticeable throughout the
Marlena endures distress from her marriage to August so when she came to the conclusion to leave him it required an immense amount of courage, especially because he is a violent man, they work together everyday, and she receives little support. Within three weeks of being married to August, Marlena wanted a divorce because she realized that she did not know him as well as she thought when she married him. In the first three weeks of the marriage August was sweet but then she saw a violent side to him. For instance, one night August “beat one of the menagerie workers so badly that he lost an eye” (Gruen 271). The unseen violent side of August when Marlena and him married causes her to live in fear of him.
Another emotion that jealousy can spark is lust. If you see somebody that has more money you want to be like them, you work hard to get to that point in life. In, The Great Gatsby, Tom wanted a different woman because she had better looks than his wife. So he cheated on her with another married woman. Jealousy pushed them to cheating on their spouse, which is what leads to the decay of marriage and a whole lot of
In Conclusion, marriage is a great process which can build great relationship that is full of happiness and love. Because of men’s thinking control over women, marriage processes cannot be successful all the time. Most of the time, men’s actions lead to the divorce. After the divorce, the people who are blamed are women. Most of the time, men are shown that they are innocent, and women are the guilty people.
There must have been many figures in Evelyn 's life that could 've had an impact on her mentality and been a part of the reason she was involved with two gruesome homicides. The first that comes to mind, would be her parents. Alexandra and Donald McLean didn 't set a good example for Evelyn growing up. As mentioned earlier in "Personal Life", the both of them had foul tempers, abused her, and pressured her into doing some nasty acts. For example, it was rumored that Donald and Evelyn had a sexual relationship and Alexandra convinced to sleep with older, wealthy men to gain fortune and status.
She adds on, “There’s an attraction between the sexes that we 're not totally in control of” (145). Double standard can be seen here because the author judges the date rape based on the gender. It is the girl’s fault for getting drunk and hanging around a guy, and guys are guys, they cannot control their attraction. Using these two evidences of double standard, Paglia
We think that the form of the “Imaginary” mentioned in Lacan’s psychoanalytic theory of Mrs. Mallards family and friends “imagining” that the devastated new of Mr. Mallard’s death would cause her a heart attack, however later on in the story it was mentioned that she was in fact relieved to know she was a free woman of her marriage. Consequently, the reality of Mrs. Mallard’s thoughts, perceptions and feelings were not the same as others may have assumed or imagined to be. Based on stereotypical standards of society this was misunderstood because a wife should feel an enormous pain for the death of her husband. As the story continues, when Josephine whose Mrs. Mallard’s sister told her about the death of Mr. Mallard, instead of reacting in shock as “many women would’ve (Chopin, The Story of an Hour)” done so, Mrs. Mallard “wept at once, with sudden, wild abandonment, in her sister’s arms. (Chopin, the Story of an Hour)” It would be prudent to believe by the way Mrs. Mallard was crying that indeed she was devastated about her husband’s tragic death.