The first victim of the family was the mother Mrs. Mattie Davis. Next was the daughter who went to Jane for help after losing her mother. Jane may have given her an injection that made her sleep forever with her mother. Later on, Captain Alden Davis, passed away supposedly by a "massive stroke" but he indeed was also getting help by Jane. That left the last married daughter of the family, Mary Gibbs.
Jenkins, on the other hand, was abusive he treated her horribly often beating her up, then tries to win her back. “I’ll tell you the truth now, by Saint Thomas, Why once out of his book a leaf I rent, For which he hit me so bad that deaf I went (1886). The Book of Wicked Wives was his guide, reading it every night and day. Jenkins uses this book as justification that women are evil. Alisoun stayed in their relationship until he almost killed
But after Mariam had a miscarriage everything changed. Rasheed became more sensitive and he seems to have a problem with his temper. The spousal abuse started with verbal taunting such as Rasheed mocking Mariam for not knowing simpal things such as knowing meaning of words. Khaled Hosseini uses the theme of domestic abuse to highlight the issue of social justice among women in Afghanistan. The protagonists in the novel are constantly being abused physically and mentally by their cynical husband.
Brainard shows how badly the Japanese traumatized him by describing his behavior; “... the Virgins, who took care of Cris, had grand attacks over those mud-eating episodes” (144). Cris ate mud after hearing of his relatives’ deaths.
As this progresses, the woman starts to go mad from ignorance and starts to believe there is someone behind the Wallpaper. In her room, the narrator starts to obsess over the Wallpaper. The Wallpaper symbolizes women starting to realize how unfair they were treated and how responded to this. As the women’s illness keeps getting subdued by her husband, she starts to go mad and the wallpaper demonstrates this. In the third entry of her diary she says, “Of
It is evident that the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” represent the authors’ personal lives and oppression in women. Evidence suggests that Gilman based “The Yellow Wallpaper” off her own life. In 1884, Gilman happily married Charles Walter Stetson but soon became distant and depressed. Stetson was very overprotective and affectionate which caused her depression to severely worsen, and ultimately caused their marriage to end. As Carl N. Deglar states in his article, “Her illness became more severe, however, and ended in a total nervous collapse” (39-42).
Poe’s poem “Annabel Lee” is published two years after Virginia 's death. “Annabel Lee” is a poem about a beautiful young girl who dies, and the narrator describes her death and how much he misses her. Researchers have examined Poe’s work and have come to the conclusion that the main character named Annabel Lee represents Virginia: “His wife Virginia had died in 1847 after suffering a prolonged illness, and many readers have believed that the poem was written in her memory” (Johnson 1). Virginia dies at the young age of twenty-four, but that does not stop Poe’s ongoing love for her even after her death. Similarly, the narrator in the poem explains that their love is stronger than relationships that are older and wiser than theirs, and how the angels in heaven are jealous of their love even after death.
His wife, Helen, suffers from his irritable mood swings. He blames her for the things he knows he is ultimately to blame for. Harry puts most of his energy in condemning his wife for what he says she did to him. However, he knows that in reality he is wholly responsible for his actions and fate. Several layers of depth are presented to readers through this short story.
Blanche, which is Stella 's older sister, arrives in New Orleans as a broken, arrogant, sensitive, and an obvious crumbling figure. Blanche was once married and very much in love with a young man who seemed to be very tortured. He committed suicide after she discovered that he was a homosexual man, and ever since suffering from regret and guilt! Blanche watched as her parents and relatives passed away. She had to endure many hard trials including watching foreclosure fall on their family estate!
Especially in the case of Tereza, dreams communicate unconscious insecurities and feeling of love, dependence, betrayal, anger and guilt which she might not express. Nightmares haunt Tereza’s sleep, reflecting her body issues and insecurity about Tomas’ adultery. She has become so discontent with her and Tomas’ relationship that she dreams continually of his abandonment and her suicide. Influenced by Tomas’ actions during the day, Tereza 's jealousy is made clear by Kundera’s usage of symbolic
Another element in this novel is Melinda’s inner conflict, man vs. self. What Melinda has been through greatly affected her everyday life. She struggles with depression, dislikes her appearance, and feels ashamed of herself for something that isn 't her fault: “I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else...even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me” (Anderson 51). Andy Evans, the senior who raped her, made her feel worthless. This situation is much like the one in the novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Many men in the book reserve the right to beat their wives and insult their intelligence simply because they’re having a bad day. Joe considers his home a refuge made comfortable by Janie and when the reality doesn’t live up to his expectations he takes out his frustration physically on his wife. Men in the novel seem to have some level of domestic violence as a means getting out their frustration. In the Book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” Zora Neale Hurston uses physical and emotion situations to show the oppression of women. In the book there were many example of oppression of women but the submission of women, the intellectual level of women and the beating of women are especially uses throughout the book.
Years later I found out that my mother’s illness was breast cancer, and because it was left untreated, it unavoidably caused her death. Growing up in a single parent household after the death of
When Matt was brought to the Big House, he found out that he was a clone of El Patrón, one of the most powerful people in the country. Afterwards, he was brought to Rose, a servant, to be taken care of. Just like most other people in the house, she treated Matt poorly. For example, she gave him deep litter that he was allergic to and she also both verbally and physically abused him. It wasn’t until one day, when Celia was passing by and saw Matt.
Hurston’s book displayed the controversial topic of abuse in the family. Many writers were afraid to touch the subject, but Hurston was able to introduce the problem. There are many instances of abuse from beginning to tend in the narrative such as whipping. Mrs. Turner is trying to set up Janie with her brother, Mr. Turner. In response, Tea Cake whips Janie to show his dominance.