5) Leonce never asks Edna how her day is going, or how she is feeling about certain things, yet he expects her to be completely mesmerized with him and his conversations. If Edna doesn't act the way a lady should, it could ruin Leonce's business. The people of the community will look down on him if they know his wife is out of control like he thinks she is. She doesn't take care of the children, she has an artistic pastime that interferes with family duties, and she wants freedom. This could really ruin Mr. Pontellier's
Because their relationship is an affair, they cannot see each other in the way they want to very often and especially not while other people are around. They are not married to each other which make their relationship very wrong in that community and time- more so wrong than it would be now. John Procter understands that their secret must be kept, but finished, but Abigail doesn’t care that they were caught once and could be caught again. She just wants their relationship back and says, “Oh, I marvel, how such a strong man may let such a sickly wife be-” (miller 22) Abigail then comes to claim that Elizabeth, john’s wife, is “Blackening me (her) name in the village!” She is telling lies about me (her)!” (Miller 22) but he just gets angry at himself because it’s true, and threatens to whip her for talking about his wife that
This is primarily because he does not think about the most important aspect of this obsession with is Georgiana herself. He lacks the respect and consideration to avoid embarrassment for Georgiana. By constantly focusing on this one flaw that his wife has, it has made her very self-conscience and equally despise it. If Aymler had more of a conscience he would not try to obtain this sense of pleasure of picturing his wife without the birthmark as he would embrace it and think it was equally as beautiful as the rest of her
Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced. Alcee loves her but she only uses him as an affair while her husband is doing business. Robert truly loves her, and she felt the same way about him, but he can’t have her, because her husband already owns her. Edna doesn’t want to be owned by anyone, but no matter how many times she rebels and takes control of things, men still think of her as a possession. Edna ends her life in search for herself, and her
One way Austen shows this is through Mr and Mrs Bennet, Mrs Bennet does not understand her husband Mr Bennet, and whilst Mrs Bennet’s aim in life is to get her daughters married to rich men, in contrast, Mr Bennet is not interested in family affairs and does not seem to think much of his daughters in general. 'They are all silly and ignorant like other girls.' Austen presents Mr Bennet and his behaviour as being wholly disinterested shown by his generalisation saying they are “all silly” suggesting a lack of attachment, his goal isn’t to get his daughters married and so doesn’t impact upon it. Unlike Mrs Bennet, who embarrassing behaviour shows an extreme contrast to her husband; her behaviour, ironically, does more to harm her daughters' chances at finding husbands than it does to help. "What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him?"
Anse’s exaggerated traits of selfishness distance him from the other characters and others tend to dislike him because of his self-centered personality. Anse is even too stubborn to call a doctor for his own wife until it is obvious that she is desperate. Peabody says, “I knew that nobody but a luckless man could ever need a doctor in the face of a cyclone. And I knew that if it had finally occurred to Anse himself that he needed one, it was already too late.” (42) Peabody highlights Anse’s stubbornness in this passage and shows just how unwilling to adapt and help others he is. The other characters are bothered and annoyed by the grievances of Anse, and his neighbors such as Tull view Addies death and Vardaman’s actions as “A judgment on them.
‘A View from the Bridge’ was written by Arthur Miller in 1955. This was ten years after the Second World War; the play was set around the same time in Red Hook, New York. Arthur Miller’s family were immigrants but they were legal so he knows what its like to be poor and an immigrant because of the Wall Street crash. A lot of the people who moved to Red Hook were from Sicily, Italy this was because Italy was involved a lot in the war, so the country was poor and had no work so people went to Red Hook looking for work. The work was only Casual Labour; they worked as long shore men, unloading ships.
Serena Joy the wife of the commander Fred feels a great ability to hold power of Offred especially because of how much despises the fact that Offred has the ability to carry a child and she doesn’t. The way in which Serena’s extent of power is demonstrated is when she inflicts physical pain towards Offred during the ceremony to symbolise that Serena was overpowering Offred and stating that Fred was her husband not hers and that she shouldn’t be enjoying the sex. Serena Joy exerts her power through her fear and by inflicting fear, she fears Offred not being able to conceive a child therefore she is willing to break the rules to ensure that Offred conceives. She does this by arranging secret visits with Nick who is an eye and is meant to be monitoring the commander and his actions. However, whilst Serena feels that she holds power over Offred, she is providing power to Offred by allowing her to feel a sense of agency and a thrilling sense of the ‘time before’.
No one wants to be the “sissy” who decides to cut the trip short. Had any women been around with the men, the chances that anyone would put their hook in the water would have been presumably slimmer. Indeed, when Stuart realizes the extent of Claire’s outrage he tells her, “I won’t have you passing judgment on me. Not you” (70). This statement suggests Stuart is used to having others pass judgment on him, namely other men, but will not allow his wife, or perhaps any woman, the same luxury; it could also suggest that his wife’s judgment counts little, or less than that of the
Likewise, both Hedvig and Cassandra share common consequences, torture (not just physically but mentally) and in the end both walk hopelessly toward death. In The Wild Duck, Hedvig is perhaps the most suffered yet most innocent character in the play. As a thirteen year old child, she has to endure the neglected feelings received from her father, Hjalmar due to the uncertainty of her parentage belonging. As Hjalmar angrily said to Gina, “ Just answer me this: does hedvig belong to me— or [Werle]?” (Ibsen 195). Gina replied saying that she does not know, he was furiously left the house.