Hester is the exception to the rule, and perhaps the only character in the novel who lives by reality, rather than appearance. Throughout the novel, Hester encounters a barrage of disrespect and cruelty. Her own people shun her because she falls in love and bears her child a lover. From the first page of the novel, Hester is exiled and shunned, and is thrown into reality. Thus, unlike the characters around her, such as the sneaky minister or the greedy lovers, Hester is the one character who lives by reality instead of appearance.
The protagonist seems as if she is completely dominated by her husband and as if he has full control over her. Ibsen first presents Nora as a child that does not have any knowledge about the real world outside her house. However, we can admire certain signs of rebellion presented in Nora throughout the play, which helped the public predict the final outburst. These situations made by Nora include the eating of the macaroons, she getting a loan and, finally, the poor relationship with her children. The final rebellion at the end of act three was not an expected way of reacting of a woman against his husband.
Franny tries to play the role of a good girlfriend listening and paying attention to what her boyfriend Lane has to say, but there bickering at one other cause Franny to argue with Lane on how she hates people that are phoniness and just wants to fade into the background and be a nobody. Throughout the story Franny 's comments on how a person has to act a certain way because of the social standards that are set. She spends her time in the story abiding by the standers and commenting on them causing her to have an emotional breakdown. The Breakdown that she has connects to Shoshana Felman 's What Does a Woman Want? and Franny 's actions connect to Judith Butler 's Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory.
Since they are so restricted and restrained to the secluded domain, they become absorbed on no other responsibilities. They cannot apply resolve or truly develop their souls while lingering in this pathetic state. Growing up, mother 's will shape their daughters ' character, which are then further strengthen after they are sent to private schools. In their juvenile state, they are drawn towards men of bad notoriety because they desire valiant men and want to satisfy their thirst and hunger for imaginations and romanticisms. All of this is because of how they are raised; they hardly ever have any methods of transgression out of the construction
Martha the head of the school is determined to keep the other girls from the room where john receives care excluding Edwina, the only teacher in the boarding school. Edwina consequently getting her heart broke falls in love with John and presumed they would get married. Alicia a promiscuous student defies Martha 's rule of invading the room and has sexual relations with the soldier. Alicia’s morals are questioned , but are easily forgiven. The movie defines a new meaning to jealousy as the girls no longer are disgruntled with one another.
While as informed by the author Beloved has no good intentions but only to cause Sethe pain, Seth can’t because she is blinded by her aim to make it up “to her daughter.” Blinded by her love for her daughter, Sethe continually shares information about her past with Beloved which ultimately serves as a catalyst for the materialization of unpleasant memories she had lived to suppress. While Denver, Sethe’s child relates well with Beloved under the impression that she is creating a bond with her, she is oblivious to the fact that beloved is using that opportunity to make her mother suffer and destroy her. Through highlighting the experiences of these characters at this point, Morrison sets out to use the trauma theory to show the implications of trauma and the actions people result to to go through their experiences. In this case, the author shows guilt as an outcome of trauma and how Sethe blinded by her guilt gets exploited and even at some time her pain get intentionally added. Informed by the insights of the trauma theory, the author shows the far-reaching implications of trauma where in the case of the characters, they become reckless and oblivious even in situations where other people seek to abuse and cause them harm (Kreyling
Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73). As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it.
Katherine deceives the people around her and the audience to think that she let her husband Petruchio tame her but really she was never truly tamed only acting as if she was to keep peace between them. To prove the comment stated above about Katherine pretending to be tamed viewers can find several claims in Act 4. Like when the audience noted that Katherine was being told to pretend to be tamed in Act 4 Scene 5. Hortensio told Katherine to “say what he wants or we’ll never go.” Pg.207 he was inferring that if she just agreed her problem would stop and they could move on. Hortensio was also encouraging Katherine to pretend to agree with Petruchio to help
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
She simultaneously loves and resents her children because, while she is their mother, she feels that they have taken away her freedom and self-purpose. As Edna journeys in her awakening, she strives to find meaning for herself as Edna, not her children's mother. To prove she is more than just a mother, she distances herself from normal motherly responsibilities. “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother's place to look after children, whose on earth was it?”(Chopin, 15) Edna's neglect of her children stems from others expectations for her to submit to and look after her