Sarah is an epitome of beauty and dearly loved by her husband, but unfortunately, is barren in her early years. Therefore, Abraham’s first offspring, Ishmael is borne by Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant. Once Hagar is pregnant, she mocks Sarah’s inability to conceive as “her mistress was lowered in her esteem” (GEN, 16:4). Insulted by Hagar’s mockery, Sarah asks Abraham to choose between her and Hagar, but Abraham, Abraham tells Sarah to “Deal with her as you think right” (GEN 16:6). His reply indicates how he is aware of Sarah’s position in his life and her autonomy in the household where she can make independent decisions and treat Hagar as she pleases.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a story written by Kate Chopin. This short story is about a young girl named Desiree who was adopted by the Valmonde family. She later on falls in love and gets married to Armand Aubigny, the owner of the plantation; L’ Abri. Desiree’s ends up having her first child, but there is something different about this baby that makes Armand avoid his wife and child. It turns out that the baby is of mixed race and Armand blames Desiree.
Rosalind was the younger sibling of Alec Connage, a University acquaintance of Blaine. It is often said that the character of Rosalind was inspired by Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda Sayre. Due to the paltry wage earned by Fitzgerald as well as the constant rejection he faced by publishers, Zelda broke off their engagement. Thus, the character of Rosalind portrays that of a young conventional American woman in the early 1900s (Prigozy). Rosalind is often considered as “the original American flapper” (Solomon).
Charles, also known as Chick, grew up and married his highschool sweetheart Catherine. They had a beautiful baby girl named Maria. They were happy; some say a perfect family. Then when Chick’s mother, Posey, passed away chick went into a deep depression. His life turned into a complete mess.
It was a short story and written by Kate Chopin. The Storm was set in the late 19th century and at Louisiana. It was about a lady named Calixta. She was still pretty, even she was mother and married to her husband, Bobiot, for several years. During the storm, Calixta was cheating on her husband with her old boyfriend, who was also married, Alcee.
In the short story, “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin, Desiree a young lady, who was abandoned as a child was found and taken in by the Valmonde’s, grew up and met a man by the name of Armand Aubigny. Mr. Aubigny came from a family of great fortune. He was a harsh, but hard working man, who also had slaves working for him. As time went on Desiree and Armand ended falling in love for each other and decided to get married. Shortly after they gave birth to a newborn, whose Desiree 's mother, Madame Valmonde, was coming to see for the first time.
Reed who sent Jane to Lowood Institution, a school for poor and orphaned girls. Time passed and after eight years, Jane left Lowood and found a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall where she fell in love with the master of the house, Edward Rochester, who proposed to her; however, the day of the marriage Jane found out that Mr. Rochester was already married to Bertha, who was mad and locked up in the attic of Thornfield. After that disillusionment, Jane’s trip continued to Moor House, where she was told that her dead uncle left her a great inheritance, and she also decided to give a second opportunity to Mr. Rochester after hearing his voice in the wind. The history ended in Ferndean with the marriage between Jane and Mr. Rochester, who after losing his eyesight in a fire, progressively recovered it just in time to see their firstborn
But Heathcliff, knowing that Catherine and Edgar will marry, runs away for three years. By the time he comes back to Wuthering Heights, they are already married and Mr and Mrs Linton have died from an infection, leaving Catherine and Edgar at Thrushcross Grange. In Chapter XVI, Catherine gives birth to Cathy and dies shortly after. Cathy is described in Chapter XVIII as a beautiful young girl who has inherited her mother’s spirit. But she also inherited some of her father’s attributes ‘She was the most winning thing that ever brought sunshine into a desolate house: a real beauty in face, with the Earnshaws’ handsome dark eyes, but the Lintons’ fair skin and small features, and yellow curling hair.
Since a young age, the protagonist had been dependent on a family that considered her inferior to them. Therefore, as constant undeserved punishments were imposed on her, she describes, “had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child - though equally dependent and friendless - Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently,” (11). Jane’s plain exterior was a significant factor that contributed to the emerging self-defensive wall between herself and those around her. The hatred which penetrated the protagonist’s soul brought forth a continuous battle for justice, independence, and righteousness. Had the protagonist conformed with society’s ideals, Mrs. Reed may not have rejected her niece in the abusive, cruel manner in which she did.
The first time her mother told her that a baby was in her stomach, Bonnie was so excited thinking that her baby sister was finally on her way. To her dismay, the baby she got was the brother that she never wanted. She cried and pouted that night and went to bed angry. In the coming year, another birth resulted in another yucky brother, and she shed more than a few tears. With time, Bonnie got use to her two brothers, even to love them, but they were very different from girls.
Cati grew up with a Stiffed- neck background. Her parents got into a divorce when she was a freshman in high school. Incluidng that, her Father, met a new woman and that they are now married. She had to accpet the fact that now her parents are seperating and now that she also has to aceppted two new step siblings, including her younger blood related siblings. As the years passed on Cati saw her step mom almost as a second mom and now she is really grateful to have her apart of the big family
She had a bad experience with the hospital that she birthed her son and did not want that to happen again and she says, “I wanted something different for my life, for my son, and for my daughter, who later was born in a university hospital in Albuquerque (Harjo, 1991).” She got a good job that offered her insurance and when her daughter became pregnant she was going to give her what she never had but then her daughter had went into labor a month early having problems. Leading to a difficult labor but was different because she was surrounded by family unlike her mother who was alone. The young girl now a grandmother has grown into a better life for her and her
Though Jennie, John 's sister, has accompanied the couple, Jane, spends most of her time alone while her husband is away tending to patients. During the three month stay at the mansion, Jane constantly debates her inner thoughts; the need to be the woman she was expected to be, versus having the freedom she longs for. Jane begins to hallucinate about a woman trapped behind the yellow wallpaper that covers the walls of her room and subsequently has a mental breakdown. One can conclude, that the cause of Jane’s breakdown was the oppression she suffered at the hands of her husband.
In “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald, Myrtle Wilson plays a role in not only her own death, but also the tragic demise of J. Gatsby. In chapter 2 she is described as “in her middle thirties and faintly stout” (29). Myrtle Wilson is the wife of degenerate garage owner George Wilson. She expresses her feelings for her decision on marrying George as “The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake” (34-35).
Mrs. Bravo deals with depression from the loss of her husband, neglect from her children, income, and diabetes. By the age of 18 Virginia was married to her high school sweetheart and pregnant with her first child, widowed, single mother and alone, Virginia choose to leave New York on her own and move to Daytona Beach, starting her career as a teacher assistant in Mainland High School and various schools in Volusia County. At 28 Virginia decided to try love again, she married a man that she calls “love at first sight”. I choose to interview Ms. Bravo owing to the fact that she was the only person there from a different ethnicity background; due to the location of the YMCA there are not many elderly people from different ethnic background. During the interview Mrs. Bravo speaks about her reason she comes to YMCA, her life before and after her husband death and how the music from the active adult classes makes her reminisce about the good times she has shared with her husband and her kids.