The need to obey societal normality hinders a couple from venturing astray from the fray and furthermore, seeking independence. The narrator’s entire essence, as well as her hallucinogenic visions stem from her husband’s life and the effects that he has on her. Coincidentally, as she is an extension of his own self, he is obligated to shield her insecurity as he would seclude his own
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” details the struggle that women continue to face through male dominance and domestic violence by way of psychological abuse. Her story is centered on the detail of a woman’s captivity by her husband in order to improve her mental well being. The woman’s thoughts, emotions and imagination all play a vital role in discovering what is causing her state of mental incompetence. Occurring in the late 1800’s, the women’s suffrage movement had not yet occurred. Women were still viewed as being inferior to men and did not have a voice to air their concerns or displeasure.
Hester Prynne: A Casualty in her own Erotic War. In The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne’s depiction of Hester Prynne’s inner turmoil can be viewed and deliberated on in numerous ways. As the reader myself, Hester’s inner turmoil is given off as that when she is denying her secret of Dimmesdale being her lover, she wishes she could deny that anything between them ever happened. Whenever Hester would think about her sin of adultery, Hester would in turn feel sick to her stomach. To me it looks as though Hester believes that Dimmesdale and herself could be together, but will not be able to on this earth before they die.
Sakura Kato English 10 C Date: 1/ 2/ 2013 A Streetcar Named Desire Motif: Light Through the use of a light motif, Williams demonstrates how Blanche’s aversion to light conveys the theme of illusion and reality. Light is a symbol of reality and as Blanche runs away from it, she stays in the darkness to hide not only her true self and but from reality. Blanche describes her first love as “a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow” [pg. 114] and therefore, light is used to represent love, but her first husband’s suicide, has erased love and light from her life. So metaphorically, she is hiding from reality but on a physical level, Blanche avoids light to prevent others from seeing the reality of her beauty that is now being “put out” like light.
“Her refusal to have her marriage dissolved…freed her temporarily from certain wifely duties…gave her a chance to have a girlhood” (28). Unlike woman of the time, Bertrande’s clever insight uncovers the advantageous qualities of an unconsummated married. Bertrande further eludes societal norms in meeting her alleged husband, Arnaud du
With having multiple lovers outside her marriage, Leonce leaves Edna, which only adds to the solitude she initially wanted. Edna's disaccociation by her friends and family is brought on by her amount of expression and the rate at which she gains the knowledge of her independence. Due to her near complete severence she feels both alone and unfulfilled. This feeling fuels her to attempt suicide, which she is successful when she drwons herself. This is a interpretation of the feelings that society had during those times about sexual expression and adultery and also suide.
In the play A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams gives the main characters of the story tragic flaws which ultimately bring them down. The tragic heroes are contrasted from others in the play by their flaws that lead to their ultimate downfall in the end. Blanche du Bois, is a perfect example of a character who's tragic flaw ultimately leads to her downfall in the end, and Stanley Kowalski is a character who's flaws hinder Blanche and in the end bring her down. Blanche's biggest flaw in the play is her desire. This desire arises because of her constant loneliness which she puts up with after her husband's tragic death.
Kate Kujawa Mrs. Kahle Great Books 17 December 2014 Blanche’s Facade The first scene of Tennessee William's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains specific details that introduce the theme of false appearances. Blanche hides behind a façade to conceal her true self from others because of self-hatred, guilt, and humiliation. The sound of the blue piano and polka music contribute to this theme by revealing Blanche’s self-hatred from feeling responsible for the losses in her past. Blanche also uses dim lighting to hide her biggest insecurity, her age. Similarly, Blanche focuses on her appearance and her possessions to cover- up her humiliation and strengthens the façade.
Any nature of discrimination is unlawful and violates our civil rights and our liberty of privacy. Today’s new concerns are gay rights. Many people are quiet about their sexuality not only because of what others will say but also the consequences they may face with their jobs and American laws. Yoshino gives an example of a young woman who asked for some time away from work for her honeymoon. Most individuals would have no problem with this and her boss did not either until it came to his knowledge that she married another woman.
Naguib Mahfouz wrote "she had either to accept marriage, or close the door for ever", which means either to live with a man who abused her innocence, took her virginity, and tried always to build a wall around her, or to accept to live alone without love. With very few choices left, she was able to say "No" and reject the man who destroyed her life. The word "No" related to the events that had happened to the young girl with male-dominated society too. The reader from the beginning sympathizes with the young girl in the story. The man made the young girl hostage to him when he raped her.