In the movie, there are three main female characters in the story namely Ofelia, Carmen and Mercedes. First, let us start with Carmen. Carmen, Ofelia’s mother, offers full submission to Captain Vidal. She does everything that he asks her to do for she wants to get out of her situation. She was blinded by power for she wants her daughter’s future to be secured and she was longing for a man in her life when she said that she was alone for too long.
“If Tita couldn’t marry and have children, who would take care of her when she got old?” Rosaura is the middle daughter who marries Pedro even when Tita hates it. She resembles her mother the most because of her wickedness. Gertrudis is the oldest daughter. She is very passionate. She escaped the ranch after have a strange reaction to one of Tita’s meals.
Instead of the conflict of the story being between a husband and wife, the conflict is between a mother and a daughter. In the beginning of the story, we can see the obvious conflict between the two. The mother is what one might consider to be strict or abusive or maybe even just tough love. Many times, throughout the story, the mother is said to have hit or choked her daughter. Because of this, the daughter has turned into a disobedient girl and will do anything to go against the wishes of her mother.
These women were also responsible for maintaining a proper image of herself to her society. If a woman chose to break these rules, she would be subject to public ridicule. In Hannah Webster Foster’s novel The Coquette, the main character, Eliza Wharton, roams from these standards that she must follow. Because she does not follow the norms of the society, she is faced with ridicule from her friends, and fall tragically to an undesirable death. This novel portrays a true
The author writes with cyclical elements to show that mothers and daughters may be more alike than they may seem The theme of Marriage and Divorce is cyclical because two of the daughters get divorced, and one has great deal of problems in her marriage. In The Joy Luck Club, the daughters start learning how to stand up for themselves to their partners. Rose Hsu Jordan finally tells her soon to be ex-husband that she wants their old house, and she is willing to fight for herself (Tan 196). Lena St. Clair tells her husband Harold that she isn’t happy with their marriage (Tan 164). The daughters don’t think their mothers have substantial advice to give them about their relationship issues, but they realize their mothers are wiser than they thought.
For example, Tita falls in love with Pedro and asks her mom if he can ask for her hand. Instead of Mama Elena letting Pedro marry Tita she makes him marry Rosaura. Her mom knew perfectly well that Tita was madly in love with Pedro however she didn’t even bother to consider those feelings. Tita’s mom told her and later explain to Pedro why she couldn’t marry the reason was since Tita was the youngest daughter she would not be able to marry because Tita had to take care of her mom until Mama Elena died (Esquivel 10). Tita’s mom Betrayed her because she didn’t consider her own daughters feeling, and instead married Tita’s sister, Rosaura, to
“Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word: Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” – Lady Capulet (Act 3, Scene 5, Lines 129-130). Lady Capulet was an irresponsible mother who turned her back on her daughter when Juliet needed her the most. It seems very likely that Lady Capulet’s wedding was arranged by her family too and when Juliet rebels against this, she is against the kind of marriage her mother had. Lady Capulet is obedient to Juliet’s father and urges obedience from Juliet. Lord and Lady Capulet, although not directly killing Romeo and Juliet, prompted it from the
The governess envies the fact that she does not have children of her own, due to her profession, which causes her to become obsessive and overprotective of the children. In The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the role of the governess occupies the liminal space between the expectations of being a woman and professional; she feels pressure to conform to both sets of expectations despite reality which results in womb envy, baby fever and uncertainty regarding identity. A governess walks the line of mother and school master, making her relationship with her charges complex as she needs to retain an authoritative presence, as her primary job is to educate while also forming an emotional bond as a mother figure and caretaker. A governess was a substitute mother for when the children’s true mother was not there or the family could afford to have the mother be a woman of leisure, the goal for a wealthy woman in the Victorian-era. Written in 1898, The Turn of The Screw is influenced by the “sharply
Tradition in Mexico as portrayed in Like Water for Chocolate means that Tita is prohibited to marry because it is her responsibility to care for her mother until she passes away, “…you have to take care of me until the day I die…” (Esquivel 9). It is evident that the culture in Esquivel’s text dictates the place and role of women. Tita’s mother, Mama Elena De la Garza is a cruel and harsh woman who is far removed from the conventional view of mothers. Mama Elena is rather portrayed as an evil parent; a twisted, tyrannical, and authoritarian, woman who enjoys using her power to destroy and demean her daughters whilst being “…merciless, killing with a single blow…” (Esquivel 47). Mama Elena keeps Tita on surveillance and impedes any chance for Tita to find love.
Juliet did not, showing her distrust or dislike of her mother, and even married without a word to either of her parents. Lady Capulet is also insensitive because when Nurse speaks of Juliet’s childhood, Lady Capulet tells her to be quiet, as if she is speaking of something unnecessary. Lady Capulet says, “Enough of this. I pray thee hold thy peace.” (Act I, Scene III, Line 53) This is insensitive of her because Nurse took care of her daughter and is recounting memories of her development as a person, and Lady Capulet waves this all away in her bore of what makes Juliet truly
“Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn 't make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you 're doing it out of fear” (Dessen, 265). Remy’ mother who has had multiple relationships tells Remy that giving up on people and keeping boys away to prevent getting played doesn’t make her strong. It makes girls weak because they are scared and don’t want to take chances on people.
Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia. She talks about the kids not acting up to the standards of the family behind their backs and puts Atticus up to lecturing them about their downfalls. Aunt Alexandra also disapproves the kids’ clothing and activities, but especially Scout. She scowled when she told Scout to come inside to talk with some neighborhood ladies and she was muddy. She says that before long, Scout will start acting, dressing, and behaving more like a lady.