It is known that loneliness sometimes makes us senseless. In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of her Peers” loneliness made Minnie Foster irrational. Mrs. Hale assumes that Mrs. Wright is guilty of killing her husband because of her nonchalant answers she gives when being interrogated about her husband’s location. During the story the reader will learn more about Mrs. Wright, or Minnie Foster, and how her personality changed drastically through her twenty years of marriage with John while Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are covering up the tracks that they presume led to murder. They conclude that loneliness made her lose herself which is evident throughout the short story.
She doesn’t have anyone to love her and she doesn’t love any one. Had Celie not been sold into marriage, she would probably still be at home getting raped by her “father” and we wouldn’t know Sofia or Harpo in the story. All of the tribulations of Celie’s childhood show how life was back then for some families. The tragedies of her childhood shaped the meaning of this work as a whole tremendously. She survived being raped by her own father, becoming impregnated twice, and being sold off into marriage as if she were worthless .
Her father blamed her for her pregnancy, and her stepmother Sidero brutally mistreated her,” (Lefkowitz and Fant 18). Tyro was an innocent woman raped by Poseidon. Her stepmother ended up punishing her by cutting off her beautiful hair. Poseidon received no punishment, even though he was to
After her sister Zahra was accused of stealing money from the family she worked for, Shyima was sent in her place.During her time in slavery, Shyima was mistreated. When she was moved to the U.S. on August 3, 2000, she was treated worse because she was the only worker they’d brought with them. Shyima was constantly both verbally and physically abused. “The Mom was a master at making many of the people around her feel like dirt”(72). She would yell derogatory words, like “You’re nothing, nobody”(73), and that she was a “stupid girl”(26).
After testifying against him, several of her uncles beat the boyfriend to death in order to get revenge for what happened to her. Even though her grandmother helped her build her self-confidence, Maya felt guilty of causing his death by speaking his name so she stopped talking for about five years. In 1944, a short high school relationship led to a pregnancy in which she gave birth to her son, Guy, at the age of 16. Six years later she married a greek
Dostoevsky suffered from extreme guilt. He suffered from epilepsy, which only grew worse due to the loss. This added to his overall declining health (Iswolsky). Another tragic event in Dostoevsky’s childhood that appears in Crime and Punishment occurred “when his closest play-mate, a girl of nine, was found raped one day in the hospital yard” ("Fyodor Dostoyevsky - A Writer 's Life"). This experience may have greatly influenced a character Raskolnikov discovers in the novel.
One day a rumor about an affair between Ashley and Scarlett was spread. Rhett was offended. Because of his jealousy Scarlett fought with him and it ended up with the accident of Scarlett. She fell down from the stairs and loses her child in her belly. Rhett was regretful and he changes himself for her.
Her parents got a divorce while she was very young, she was back and forth from home to home ("Maya Angelou" 2018). As a seven year old, she experienced sexual assault from her mother’s new boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As word got out, her uncle heard of the news and was infuriated and killed the boyfriend (“Biography" 2018). As all of this occurred, Maya was traumatized. She thought it was her fault that he died (“Biography" 2018).
In this perspective, women are an extension of men, and their actions reflect on the latter. Characters like Lucy and Rosamund represent the ordinary suffering tied to being a woman. Even if, they do not seem completely aware of it. Their only fulfillment is within the domestic walls. They accept their role as Victorian women and receive an education aligned to their expectations.
Hegemony is used as a superpower to bring one’s own identity in Shashi Deshpande’s novel, The Dark Holds No Terror. Hegemony works well when the dominated person accept their dominance on certain matter, will bring out a unique space in society. Here, Hegemony deals with Feminism. Feminism is to achieve equal rights for women in all aspects. To bring out the belief, Men and Women should be balanced equally with equal opportunities.