When the writer Jackson H. Brown said “ 20 years from now one will be more disappointed by the things one did not do than by the things one did do,” he showcases how missed opportunities lead to regret in the future. Similarly, the author Yukio Mishima depicts how people cope with this remorse. In his short story “ Swaddling Clothes”, Mishima explores a guilty conscience by defining the dream sequence of the protagonist, who learns to deal with her corrupt marriage, unleash her hidden voice, and question ascribed status. Toshiko’s unfulfilling marriage causes her to feel isolated and alone. At first, her empty relationship drives Toshiko to bottle up her emotions, but when she discovers independence, all feelings of stress and anxiety are
A women whose life is full of boredom and ritual domestic duties. Just like Little Chandler in ‘A Little Cloud’ we see how an unhappy and miserable life has effected Eveline Mothers mental state. She is constantly on edge and sometimes breaks into spontaneous wailing or sobbing. Similarly in both texts we see how both characters Eveline and Little Chandler escape their despair through their dreams or ‘Desires’. Eveline fantasises about an exotic life with her future husband Frank far away from the typical Irish kitchen in the heavenly South American City of Bueno Aires whilst Chandler dreams of a life free from his unhappy marriage, where he can tour the world freely without any attachment to anyone or anything, Just himself and his poetry.
When a flood came in, Wang Lung hands became idle, and himself restless. Thus, he became bored and started accusing O’Lan as “a dull and common creature”, forgetting everything else she had done for him (179). His “realization” made him lust for another woman as he had lost his love for O’Lan, and he ultimately ended up in a mess. Only when his hands went back to work on his land, his “sickness” went away. Through sad examples, readers realize the dangers of laziness.
Neeru Tandon and Anshul Chandra in their book Margaret Atwood argue that this novel questions and challenges the gender prejudice of male art history which condemns a woman painter to a passive character on account of her femininity (159). In “Study of Childhood Trauma”, Anna Lloyd remarks that Elaine also observes that the fathers of her childhood friends are also oppressive and violent against their families. In Cordelia’s household Elaine perceives that owing to his contempt and his habit to criticize his family, Cordelia’s father turns the house into a divided one. As soon as he is at home, the family sits down at the dinner table and everything has to be arranged. The table is perfectly laid and the family members also have to be appropriately dressed.
Also Blanche realizes her sister’s attachment and affection towards her husband who has a rough and harsh character throughout the story. Stella’s lack of interest and weak sisterly relation and Stanley’s continuous abusive character is what causes Blanche to end up in a mental health institution. Having these reasons about each character’s behavior towards Blanche results in a question that says, who is more to blame for this tragic finale? In fact, Stanley Kowalski is the one to charge for his degraded course of actions towards his wife and Blanche in addition to many other factors that happened throughout “A Streetcar Named Desire”. At first, taking into consideration Blanche DuBois’s tense and nervous attitude at the beginning of the play, some might find it a good return to a tragic finale.
In one of the flashback section the author remembers a time where they should have escaped but reassured by just saying “It will all be fine.” There situation was looking really bad and they both know what was coming, while all this happened they didn’t do anything. Concludently Their benighted realization of the urgency of their situation made them an attempted of a last minute escape imposible. In conclusion to this her ignorance to graph her past seems to get in her way. She seems to worry about her past instead of looking at the future, “...Day by day, night by night he recedes, and i become more faithless,”(Atwood p.261-262). Here a wall is built
O’Connor’s depiction of the wooden leg in the story is a mild comparison to the amputation of her very soul threatened by imminent death relating to Lupus. To O’Connor her life became ugly and she voiced this matter of fact to Langkjaer in her comments about a self portrait that she had painted that was not flattering or attractive. Just as Hulga was highly educated, Flannery did know that she had high intelligence though she couldn’t spell and wasn’t good at Math. When her once last chance at love before her death was gone, it sparked emotions that had to quickly be dealt with and so O'Connor penned her masterpiece about her pain, her broken heart, her broken spirit and broken soul. Through this experience of loss of love and her imminent decline fo her life to Lupus, the author wrote a story to cleanse her healthy mind of pain and sorrow.
The short story “Section 8” by Jaquira Diaz is about a young adult, Nena, struggling to accept her feelings towards her friend Boogie. Further hindering the young woman is the unsupportive environment she finds herself in where just about everyone’s family has either physically or emotionally abandoned them. The story ends with Nena finally standing up the bullies who’ve been attacking Boogie- however Boogie herself rejects Nena, leaving her to imagine a life where the situation ended happily. Not only does the story leave a large impact on the reader, but it also leaves the music of poetry singing in one’s ears throughout the text by the use of consonance. The repetitive use of consonance and internal rhyme are scattered throughout the story, although the most impactful and noticeable would be the very first line of the text.
women‟s inherent desire to know herself Journal of English Languages and Literature (JELAL) interms of her identity. As Prof. Kaul had an illicit affair with another woman he did not enjoy a warm relationship with his wife Nanda Kaul. To the outer world they were known as ideal couple; but inside, their life remained barren. Thus this novels manifests Desai‟s tragic vision of life in which the innocents are made to suffer. ( Binaykumar Das, 43) The novel Village By the Seais about an alcoholic fisherman, his sick wife and their four children-Lila, Bela, Kamal and Hari.
The neglected women as characters in their novel attempt for better way of life mentally and physically. Today’s Novels act as a mirror reflecting the protest and the outburst of the suppressed feelings of women which has never been taken care for ages. Shashi Despande’s novel That Long Silence begins with the sentence “To achieve anything, you’ve got to be ruthless.” Despande 's That Long Silence revolves around the ongoing problems and predicament of the middle class house hold. Her writings are like case studies of women full of reality. Her women are real flesh and blood characters from whom one cannot take one’s eyes of.