The Ill-Mannered Shrew In the comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Katherine, a stubborn, ill-mannered women, does not follow the directions of anyone. The word “Shrew” in the title of the play represents Katherine because someone needs to tame her. Katherine does not illustrate saintly behavior in the comedy because she degrades and insults all of the men she encounters, continues to disobey her father, and bickers with her sister to the extent of harm. In the beginning of the play Katherine seems to think that the men want to marry her. She thinks that they have come to see her and she insults them by saying to her father “I pray you sir, is it your will to make a stale of me amongst these mates?” (Taming of the Shrew 1.1.57-58).
This realization is what inspires her decision to rebel against society’s standards for her. The sea also symbolizes Edna’s love, at first soft and sensuous, but ultimately causes her death Character Development Edna starts the novel a devoted wife who is concerned with pleasing her husband along with keeping up appearances. As she falls in love with Robert, she is more aware of her sexuality and decides she rather please herself, than her family. So she abandons her wifely and motherly duties to pursue this relationship by moving out and refusing to raise her children. She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her.
But in the BNW society family doesn’t exist because having a family can lead to heartbreak and further appeal to a dysfunctional member in the society. We see that in the book Huxley wrote, “The director went suddenly pale, stopped struggling and stood, his hands on her wrists, staring down at her horrified. “Yes, a baby--and I was its mother.” She flung the obscenity into the outraged silence; then suddenly breaking away from him, ashamed, ashamed, covered her face with her hands, sobbing.” (Huxley, 151). In the quote above, Linda was speaking to the DHC and how he had gotten her pregnant as she told the whole world that she was a mother. Following this comment
When Jane finds out that Mr. Rochester is married and attempting to make Jane his mistress, she leaves. When St. John Rivers becomes controlling and manipulative of Jane, she doesn’t bear it, she leaves. Jane’s childhood is full of trials and adversity, but it is those moments that enlighten Jane to the very real fact that she can break the mold. Jane becomes highly educated, she begins working, and she doesn’t let anyone control her or her feelings. Jane does break the mold and in doing so the significance of the novel shines through; that people don’t have to be defined by society’s definition of them.
To further his tragic predicament, he marries Zeena, his cousin who arrives to take care of his mother and unfortunately, she prevents him from pursuing his love for nature and engineering by wanting to stay in Starkfield forever for her own ego. She just turns into a sickly and nagging wife, a complete disaster for Ethan who expected her to be youthful and
His wife begins to suffer watching her husband become distracted and unhappy. As time passes his wife realizes their love isn’t true and that her husband would be better-off with his mistress. She dissolves their marriage, becomes a nun and gives her blessing for his new life with his true
I ask her if she stole it, too, an’ she says no. So I married Curley.” (pg. 88) Curley’s wife thought marrying Curley would be an escape from her controlling mother and an opportunity to get into the acting career. She soon later realized that marrying Curley was just a mistake and doesn’t benefit her in anyway. Just like Candy, she was let down when her dreams were not
Katherine and Petruchio’s wedding in Act III only further serves to additionally embarrass and weaken Katherine’s will. Consequently, Petruchio’s lateness and foolish behavior plunges Katherine into further mental desolation. At the beginning of the wedding, the audience is shown slight changes regarding Katherine’s impending personality shift when the wedding party notes Petruchio’s absence, and she states “no shame but mine. I must, forsooth, be forced to give my hand” (III. ii.
I say, we will have no more marriages” (3.1.123-148). Gertrude’s actions make Hamlet fearful of Ophelia because of the potential for betrayal. Hamlet thinks all women are unfaithful because of the actions of his mother. Hamlet projects the anger he has for Gertrude onto Ophelia. Hamlet treats Ophelia in a disrespectful manner.
D=the mother in particular however, made comments that resenting the individuality of her child. Such as stating that when she turns her ``back=...= she runs off`` that it’s `not like =she= had a girl in the family at all``. Anyhow, it wasn’t until the comments made by her mother, that began to cement what conformity is, and how her individuality is unacceptable, according to the gender roles set in place. When the mother made the comment to her father ``to wait until laird gets a little bigger then =he will= have real help`` hurt the young girl as in her mind it was a part of her individuality to be the help and perform the duties assigned to her