John is Jane’s husband who is trying to control every aspect of Jane’s life. Jane states, “There comes John, and I must put this away-he hates to have me write a word.” (Gilman) This is just one of numerous situations and statements that the narrator shares with the audience. John’s influence also plays a big part in his dysfunctional marriage with Jane. For the time period, in which the story takes place, a male-controlled marriage was normal. Jane stated, “John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.” (Gilman) from the statement the reader can deduce the fact, that unequal balance between male and female in marriage was common.
The lack of peace John exhibits during his time in isolation reinforces the idea that John is not truly free. To a certain extent, John’s negative portrayals of conditioning take a turn and everything he preaches wrong with the World State comes out to be wrong with
John knows this is not his wife's fault and takes complete blame for his actions. Additionally, John wants to take the blame so he can pay the consequences for his sins and not get away with a heinous sin at the time. As you can see John isn’t the bad man everyone thinks he is, he shows the characteristics of a good man by showing regret to what he has done and wants to fix the situation and recreate his name as John
John didn’t know if he was going to be a priest until his father tested him, but when they found out that he will, it changes his entire life. John was then held more accountable for his actions whether he knew or not. When John enters the place of the gods, he was confused and scared. John didn’t understand the things that the gods used. John thinks everything the gods used, had magic in them.
The little boy, John Wesley, has no problem with disrespecting women such as his grandmother. He says, “If you don 't want to go to Florida, why dontcha stay at home?” (O’Connor). Though John Wesley is yet to become a man, he obviously has already developed not a lick of respect for women. He obviously does not look at his Grandmother as if she is of equivalent value to him. Being the gender of a man, this sickenly gives him the supposed right to speak to women any way he pleases.
Jane compares John to a “murderer,” “slave-driver,” and “Roman Emperors” (Bronte 9). During this comparison, she is implying that he is a very cruel and awful person. That he would beat her and boss her around. 3. Review the following passage: “I began to recall what I had heard of dead men, troubled in their graves by the violation of their last wishes, revisiting the earth to punish the perjured and avenge the oppressed; and I
At first, Mrs Curren despises of the boy, John, dismisses authority and shows up at her house uninvited because she thinks he is trouble, which is why she tells Florence that he has to leave. She says, “I did not like him. I do not like him. I look into my heart and nowhere do I find any trace of feeling for him” (78). However, as the novel progresses she realises that he is an important part of her salvation and she must love and accept him.