He considers his wife inferior and weak. Throughout the story he seems to wave away problems that his wife has with the home. For example, she wants to remove the yellow wallpaper from the room and John just laughs at her and tell her that if he does this, she’ll just ask for more. Refusing to give her what she wants and keeping her trapped within the yellow-walled prison of his making. John often attempts to make it where the protagonist cannot even think.
Her attempts at tricking the inspector falls short as her own sister and her husband deny her pursuit and disdain her. “…women get strange ideas at times…she is a dangerous and shameless woman” (73). This statement about Aunt Harriet by Joseph Strorm is a prime example of how women are expected to remain detached and dispassionate about their personal, emotional struggles and have no intervention about how she is placed in
When he tells to practice in self-control over her irritation with him, the effect is ironic; he controls everything and even makes her feel ungrateful for such a care. Almost every aspect of “The Yellow Wallpaper” is ironic in some way. For example, the narrator writes: “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.” Certainly in a healthy marriage, such things are not acceptable. Later, she says, “I am glad my case is not serious,” at a point when it is clear that is
In spite of the fact that she tries on numerous roles none of these appear to fulfill her; she attempted these identities like trying on outfits, then disposed of them. Her failure to discover any part that really fulfills her presumably adds to her general feeling of vulnerability and proceeded with withdrawal from her family and, undoubtedly, whatever is left of the world. Since she can't locate a specific part that suits her, she attempts not to have any role at all; the coldness and disengagement of the pale white room makes it appear that she is attempting to rid herself of her previous life. From reading the story we can tell that the young wife has a creative side she tried writing poetry among other things, but being secluded cause her to suppress her creative energy. In some culture a woman’s role is to be a house-wife and mother.
Jems opinion on life changes a lot through the Tom Robinson case. He learns that people aren't treated equally just by the color of their skin. From this quote it shows just how much Jem cares about people's equality and how he's maturing. After the case and Tom Robinson's death Jem doesn't do anything to anybody or anything that doesn't deserve it. Like this incident in the story, A rolly polly has crawled in the house by Scouts bed she was going to smash it but then Jem says, “Don't do that, Scout.
In a final attempt to win Milkman over, she thinks that becoming obsessive over her physical appearance will get him. She becomes a woman obsessed with her beauty, but does not realize that she does not even possess a soul anymore. She realizes that nothing will win Milkman over and ends up dying of a broken heart. Her love is not only destructive in the sense that she attempts to kill Milkman, but because she ends her life as
She has no respect for her husband and doesn’t show any concern for him. It is further proof that they do not have a true relationship. However, it goes both ways as Curley doesn’t trust his wife at all. He automatically assumes that she is making romantic advances on Slim when he can’t find her around the ranch (pg 54, p6). Without even thinking twice about it, Curley believes the worst of his wife and that she has no devotion at all.
Despite Milkman’s initial pursuit of Hagar, he fails to become emotionally invested and eventually loses interest in her. Their separation unfortunately evoked the loss of Hagar’s sanity, as her love for Milkman manifests into an obsession and she becomes consumed with jealousy and desperation. As a result, Hagar strategizes a plan in which she attempted to murder Milkman for their separation. When confronting Milkman, Hagar realizes that she lacks the courage to actually inflict harm upon him, as she is still emotionally invested in their relationship. Upon realizing that Hagar lacks the audacity to actually murder him, Milkman becomes silently overwhelmed with pride to which he proceeds to “pat her cheeks and turn away from her wide, dark, pleading, hollow eyes” (Morrison 130).
“Talk not to me, for I 'll not speak a word, Do as tho wilt, for I have dine with thee.” This is a very uncannying way to act for a responsible parent, but a perfect description of a mother not being and giving her support to her daughter and being an irresponsible parent. Juliet 's father is not any better and threatens his own daughter for not appreciating what he had done for her even without hearing her reason for not being “proud” but “thankful” (Doc C, scene5). He says to her “Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green sickness, carrion! Out, you baggage!
When Blanche first comes to Stella’s house, she firmly demands Stella to “turn the over-light off!” as she cannot “be looked at in [the] merciless glare” (Williams 11). Although the light seems harsh, Blanche acts hardhearted and pitiless and could possibly be seeing herself in the glare. Blanche “cannot tolerate being seen in bright light” because she is “hypersensitive to her declining physical beauty” (Adler 30). In attempts to protect her own image, she buys a paper lantern to cover the harsh light in Stanley and Stella’s bedroom; Blanche’s mental state is “as fragile” as the paper lantern that protects her from her own reality (Adler 30). The fragility of Blanche’s mental state is evident when her paper