In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
1. Feminist Lens • Oppression – Indian women in this film did not receive the same treatment as men, especially when they become widows. Females as young as eight years are forced to find a husband as their families cannot not support all of their children due to their poor socio-economic conditions. However, when Indian females lose their husbands, they are often looked down upon as it was viewed as a sin for a woman to remain a widow. Widows are required to spend all their lives in an ashram, where living conditions are well below average due to a limited supply of food and other necessities.
This even caused her to separate herself from the only world she knew her family. Ultimately resulting in her death. In Margaret Atwood’s short story, she asserts that being discriminated and isolated causes the narrator to have deep mental issues that lead to signs of depression through the protagonist’s unorthodox way of accepting her fate without any hesitation to prevent her life being taken away. In this story, the narrator has been lead to believe that she has no part in her community. Throughout her life, she has been isolated by her entire town even by those who she called family.
From a very young age, she found herself being confined in her home with her father and their butler. There is no mention of her mother, so one can only assume that the mother was absent in Emily’s life. Emily’s father isolated Emily away from the outside world, thinking that no one would ever be good enough for her. This is where the reader begins to see the dependent and possessive nature. Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father.
They both lack of sociality and romance and denial. Miss Brill and Emily Grierson both experience lonesome and rejection, and obviously neither of them know how to deal or cope with it. The way that Emily was raised with her father always pushing away anyone who tried to get involved in Emily’s life. In his eyes no one was good enough for his daughter, and this continued till the day he died. After Emily’s fathers death a man named Homer Barron walked into her life, and lest just say he wasn’t feeling the exact same way about her, or any other woman in that matter.
In the first stations Corali is described as a miserable woman who does not have any money even to pay her own small room rent.She has not paid it in six months, so the tenement is urging her to pay it. Other wise, she would be kicked out of his place. " Coralie closes her eyes. A couple of tears fall on the coarse unbleached cotton pillowcase." The readers can notice the struggles of Coralie 's survival since she has two sons that are ashamed of having a homeless and beggar mother that cannot even support herself.
This poem is about a woman who is in exile. “I grieved each dawn wondered where my lord on earth might be” Her husband went on a journey and she was left to grieve every dawn wondering where he was. She didn’t know her husband very well and he mistreated her, but in that time a woman 's husband was all she had. Her left her alone when she needed him and his family didn’t support her. This meant she had nothing, she was alone and grief stricken.
“The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock. She stayed on the chair sad but at the same time happy because she was not allow to go out or work her husband would lock her home and not being able to live her daily live as normal people do.as for the second story “A Rose for Emily” before the death of her father. Her father deprived her of doing everything as
So, my wife was extremely unhappy with me as I was keeping it as a secret. And, my daughter looked terrified when she first saw him. Even so, I could not tell him to just go away. So, after arguing with my wife for many hours, I got her permission to let him stay for the week. My 14 year old daughter cried throughout the day when she got to be aware of his staying.
I asked my friend, concernedly, why she looked so different. He somberly replied that she had rheumatoid arthritis. He opened to tell me how, despite the available treatment, she was unable to complete her education or have a job because she could not walk in the evenings and had severe pains all night every night since her teenage and that she was never married and was dependent on her parents. For a 15 years old me, it was distressing. This experience exposed me to the reality of human suffering.
When the judge called my name I felt shocked. My mind state was not in reality but stud and didn’t know how to react nor respond in this situation. There was no one but me with no friends or family and most of all I felt as though I had let my daughter down with disappointment. She suffers a week away from me only phone calls and no way of really knowing where I was. My parents taking care of her while I am locked up inside a cage in the dark.