Although Dorothea was not a psychologist or therapist of any kind she knew that improving conditions for the mentally ill would help them. In one of her testimonials to legislature she shared this “some may say these things cannot be remedied, these furious maniacs are not to be raised from these base conditions. I know they are…I could give many examples. One such is a young woman who was for years ‘a raging maniac’ chained in a cage and whipped to control her acts and words. She was helped by a husband and wife who agreed to take care of her in their home and slowly she recovered her senses”.
The governess’s adoration of the uncle after visiting him at Harley Street and her belief that he needed her reflects the governess’s naivety. Being a poor Parson’s daughter from a Hampshire vicarage, it is likely that she had never been to the city of London before; also she is described as “young, afraid and nervous”. This creates a sense of vulnerability as she lacks exposure hence the slightest of things may tend to amaze her. As prior ladies that were interviewed for the job rejected it on the basis of the condition that they would have no contact with the outside world, the governess accepted the job and already felt rewarded after the uncle held her hand. This “fluttered anxious” Parson’s daughter lacking experience also tends to be vulnerable as she fails to have the necessary prowess to deal with matters.
TO LOVE OR NOT TO LOVE? “The most interesting aspects of texts written in different times is seeing the difference in what people value.” Possibly one of the best known piece of American prose fiction of its time, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, develops an ironic but ultimately pessimistic point of view on the materialistic and superficial society presented in the 1920s which prevented the ideas of pure love. The form of a prose fiction does not have a structure which makes the novel unique. Sonnets from the Portuguese, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, presents a more idealistic and optimistic view about love and hope. She portrays her personal voice through the use of sonnets, specifically Petrarchan.
She grew up in a wealthy family in an era when young women were to grow up to be proper homemakers, respectable society members, and civilized, obedient wives to their husbands. During this time women in the “nursing profession”, or rather those who looked after the ill and destitute in hospitals, were considered low class and “little less than prostitutes” (Bloy, 2010). Nightingale’s interests in nursing began to manifest when she was 16 after she “experienced a ‘calling’ from God to serve humankind”, and although she had similar impressions in the following years and identified her desire to be a nurse at age 24, she was not able to break away from her family’s disapproval to train in nursing until age 31 (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005, p. 22). A couple of years after Nightingale completed a period of training to be a sick nursing in Germany, the Crimean War broke out and Nightingale, along with 38 other nurses, traveled to Scutari to offer their services in the military hospitals (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005). It was here where
She is sure, that “pride – where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will be always under good regulation”. But when she receives letter from him, she understands it was very bad of her to think about him in such a way. Thirdly, Austen shows her readers that there is difference between love and marriage. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”. According to Charlotte “happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance… and it is better to know as little as possible of the
Though not so different from one another- they are both beautiful, and powerful- only one will ultimately fulfill her every ambition, and have forever Lanval, the object of her aspiration, and one man’s fantasy is played out. Are we to surmise that Marie de France made her way through the pitfalls of a woman writer trying to re-introduce Breton Lais told with narrative verse, and in like kind both Guinevere and the Fairly lady surmount the submissive gender stereotypes during these Arthurian times by deception
She had a loving husband, youth, beauty, and a comfortable lifestyle. However, in her mind, she had suffered from the moment she had been born into..... False Pride in The Necklace In Mauassant's essay, The Necklace Matilda Loisel borrowed a necklace from a rich friend, Mrs Forestier, so that she would not present a "shabby air in the midst of rich women." She loses the necklace but refuses to
Might as well speak of a female liver”. Gilman believed that there was no difference in mentality between men and women. This belief is strongly shown in all of her work, especially in the famous, The Yellow Wallpaper. The Yellow Wallpaper is a story about a woman who suffers from a mental illness but cannot heal because her husband does not believe she is sick. She is supposed to rest and get better when her husband puts her in a room with bars on
From the first sentence in the book, ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife’, it is known that the novel will be exploring the theme of marriage. Austen explores the characters different thoughts on marriage and what their reason for marriage would be. She also explores how the majority of society perceives pride as a failing quality rather than a positive. Prejudice is another theme largely explored in this book. Through the characters Austen shows that during her time of life, people were very quick to judge and first impressions were everything.
If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess. Charlotte Brontë Persuasion (Jane Austen) Anne Elliot is the oldest female heroine and one of the most solid characters in Jane Austen's novels. She is level-headed in difficult situations and constant in her affections. Such qualities make her the desirable sister to marry: she is always the first choice (for Mr. Musgrove, Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wentworth). Jane Austen Comparing both novels Women Both characters are strong, vivid, self-confident and, in some way, a rupture to the normal behavior on that time.