Edna says she wants to do her own thing without being fettered by her children or the society that is saying that you can’t get divorced. Edna also states that her children are bringing her down and damning her soul; Edna thought about her being free and realized that it is just another fantasy and the one person who actually gave her pleasure was Robert and he had left her for the sake of herself. Edna had been getting frustrated with the idea of her not being satisfied and her not receiving the love that she wanted and the realization of her not getting love or independence she didn’t give love back. She did love her kids but she never really wanted to be in this grouping of a mom or a housewife essentially. Her overall point is that she wants to be free and actually get satisfaction from activities other than painting, she felt constricted with Leonce.
How can any one of us forget?” (1.1.228). She is ignoring her reality and avoiding the truth. She is left alone all day and is expected to be mentally sane. She feels cultural pressures to be a perfect wife leading her to use Morphine to escape her reality. Mary, and other women of this time, felt a lot of pressure because of their cultural surroundings and traditions.
She was never nourished or taught to be confident in herself by her parents, so she is only doing what she thinks is best to get attention. Connie’s disagreements with her family and struggles to make herself sexually attractive are part of her search for independence. Connie’s search for this has a brutal outcome though. When Arnold appears and interacts with her he yanks her out of her childhood and places her into an adult world from which no one will rescue her. The night that she encounters Arnold Friend, she meets a boy named Eddie at the drive-in and he asks her to walk to his car with him, so she does.
The use of symbolism, to a large extent, also portrays the woman’s feelings derived from her sense of imprisonment. The opening line “Her clothes are out of date” as well as the children 's behaviour; demanding her constant attention as they "whine", "bicker" and "tug her skirt” are symbolic representations of how the mother no longer lives the same life she used to. The reference to “out of date” emphasises the sacrifices the woman has made for her family, whilst the children’s dialogue illustrates their negative depiction from the mother’s perspective. In this piece, the children are the catalyst for change; depicted as having a crushing weight on the mother’s emotions, leading to the development of her belief she is tied to a straining and sacrificial life as a result of
Anna Palmer was just an innocent little girl walking back home with her friend meaning had no way to defend herself from a guy who is double or triple her size which made her vulnerable to him. For Breck it would be easy to sexually assault her, kill her and leave because all Anna Palmer can really do was scream if he would let that happen. Not only was Anna Palmer unable to defend herself from Breck because of how small she was but also there was no one around to defend her. The lack of guardian was what made Anna Palmer more vulnerable to him. Her parents were clearly not around, no one was really on the streets even though it was a busy streets mainly at the time of the crime and there was not security around like police officers or an adults in general that could of stopped the crime from happening.
But I never cried.” Some might believe that Mandy Jane’s absence of crying shows that she does not care about her mother. However, this action really shows that she has to dig within her to find every last bit of inner strength she has in order to replace her mother’s being and take care of the family. Bubba, her younger brother, is in a time
She no longer seeks council in her life and has become very stuck in her ways. In the book, Jean Louise goes back and forth from reality to past memories when growing up. It seems nothing can be taken from this except Jean Louise complains about her boyfriend and father and her home Maycomb. No storyline from her perspective supports the values that she was raised with, never once is she willing to step into someone else’s skin and walk around in it. The book takes the life lesson we all want to succeed of understanding others perspective and demolishes it by the way Jean Louise carries herself.
Next, the ties of marriage between Curley and his wife, limits Curley's wife to the fact that she should stay at home all day and not socialize. Curley's wife wants someone agreeable to talk to because she doesn’t “like Curley” because he “ain’t a nice fella” (89). Curley’s wife does not feel content with her marriage to Curley and she wishes for someone to be nice and keep her company.Curley's wife exhibits a longing for someone to talk to and a place to be a part of rather than be friendless and unsociable. Steinbeck's description of Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife proves that being segregated and companionless is damaging, while a population of people can be promising.In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there is a description of migrant workers that is not unlike some of the cycles in our world today. People get jobs and then spend all they earn on recreational activities until the next paycheck in which they repeat the
I considered this an astonishing part of the story. When asked whether the girl want to stay with their mom or dad, the girls chose their mom. We would expected them to choose their father over her since as we mention above he is their only source comfort. However, they chose their mommy instead since they realize that their daddy could easily live on his own, but their mom, who has a mental illness, would be devastated if they decided to leave her. This has shown the great love from the girls for their mother in spite of all the hardships she had brought
Women were convinced to have 8 or 9 children for this very purpose. All in the Puritan community thought of females much like children in the way that they should be seen and not heard. These absurd rules were even in their bibles. Verses insinuated that women couldn't have their own minds and that they decision making process for everything should be left up to their husbands (Glubok 30). Furthermore rights were so limited that they were almost completely dependent on men: “A wife’s dependence became not only a matter of cultural, social, and legal restrictions, but necessarily of concrete economics as women moved from the households of fathers to husbands.” (Westerkamp 14).