Throughout the novella, Curley's wife was consistently looking for Curley and she spent most of her time in the ranch house alone. The two were never together and the only time they were Curley was nasty to her, which drove Curley's wife to feel alone, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Curley's wife 89). In reality, the only reason she tried to talk to the ranch hands was because she wanted to have a conversation with one who would not be nasty to
Ophelia’s father controls every aspect of her life. “Essentially, Ophelia has no control over her body, relationships, or her choices” (“Hamlet”). Ophelia accepts her lack of control and for that reason becomes a subservient person. For example, when Hamlet insults Ophelia multiple times and then asks where her father is, she responds with: “At home, my lord” (III.i.131). Instead of addressing him as Hamlet or using an endearing term, she speaks to him as though she is of a lower class.
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
For centuries, society has placed women into a lesser standing than men, but why is this? In Kate Austin’s “Woman,” women are so innately bound to men and their role as a mother, that they are never given equal opportunities directly leading to women’s subordinate role in society. In “Letter to the Women of England,” Mary Robinson asserts that society has regarded the female psyche as less than that of the man’s. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” is a story of a secluded woman who is forced by the men in her life to do nothing but sit in her bedroom, and her slow descent into a madness caused by an obsession with the yellow wallpaper and her postpartum depression. Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper” examines how mental health,
Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife expresses her need of speaking to others; she is tired of staying in the house all the time and having no one to talk to but Curley, whom she openly despises The way the men describe her, as a whore, only adds to her loneliness and depression. It brings her to the point in which she angrily cries out at Lennie,
And when the others told her to grow up, she turned her imaginary friends into characters, telling their stories. II. Characters a) Micah August Carter- He is a shy, coward, and music-lover best friend of Janie Vivian. He was also accused and interrogated because of an incident related to her (Janie). b) Janie Grace Vivian- She is a wild, imaginative, and party-goer best friend of Micah whom she loved more than anything.
Gene is alone in his thoughts as no one supports him, not even his wife. He is ridiculed, harshly judged and discriminated for both his race and his idea of freedom and equality in society during that time frame. Tessie Hutchinson has ideas that no one else in her community agree with and she is sent to her death sentence. In both cases, the main characters are criticized and at many risks for expressing their intellectual freedom; that comes to show that in these short story universes, revealing individual thoughts and actions can lead to unfortunate circumstances and disastrous
Mammachi endures all of these ill-treatments until her educated son rescues her, but the result was her son starts to dominate her life after that. Chacko takes the control of her factory and pushes her aside without concerning her dedication to establish and maintain the factory before his arrival. As well as the ill-treatments from her husband, the negligence of her son also is accepted by Mammachi, since that is the way that the patriarchal society functions. Roy portrays the character of Ammu as a rebel against both patriarchy and her marginalization as a woman. She never enjoys the privileges that Chacko enjoys because of her being a woman and during this period women were marginalized merely for the reason of their being women.
The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenedis, is a novel that deals with the complexities of being a teenager, dealing with related themes such as growing up, loss of innocence, adolescent sexuality, loneliness, unrequited love. These seemingly innocent themes however, develop a darker side, as they lead to the suicides of the main characters- Lux, Bonnie, Celia, Mary and Therese: the 5 Lisbon sisters. The story is told retrospectively through the the viewpoint of an unknown number of anonymous boys, now middleaged men, who grew up in the same middle class suburban neighbourhood in middle America. This first person plural narrative creates interest effects on the novel. Most importantly, the narrative is an extremely detached, therefore highly unreliable one.
Septimus had gone to serve in war with thoughts of ideal freedom which the Germans now threaten. His return however left him scarred and alone and he only married Reiza for her companionship because he couldn’t sleep at night or bear to be alone. Reiza in turn attempted to heal the marriage by bearing a child, but Septimus refuses and leaves her in her own darkness and lets her spiral out of control, not letting her fulfil or seek the pleasures of motherhood due to his reasons of not joining into the male patriarchy himself. Reiza is still loyal and confronts Septimus multiple times in attempts of his reciprocation towards her, but it is all to