It becomes obvious that Ted hardly does such mannerisms towards his wife when she responds negatively and un-calm to his approach. Her words “I bet you’re wondering what I’m going to do with the money” informs audiences that she herself sees her husband as greedy or often misguided by the wanting of money. His dull reaction to her announcing her permanent departure in order to pursue her ‘Last Hope’ hints he was already aware of his wife being unhappy with her life and it’s current circumstances. The Lottery is timeless for themes but the interpretation of the text has changed. The story takes place just a few decades after women had received their right to vote but the society of the time still held harsh
I believe John had a genuine concern and love toward his wife but not wise in his treatments of her mental health. He missed the mark in his Isolation treatments toward his wife mental condition. As the Author cites “John does not know how much I really suffer, he knows there is no reason to suffer, and that satisfies him”. Moreover, John tried very hard to make his wife comfortable at the house even having his sister help, although she didn’t like it. “There comes John's sister.
As an elderly man nears death, his daughter is persuaded to abandon her people’s tradition of looking after their “own”, because she cannot bear to watch her father die. The setting encourages the reader to think about the writer’s ideas, because the heat and drought reflect the deterioration of the old man’s life. He is a good man whose recollections show a full and significant existence. She takes him to a nursing home, but is sent away because of the colour of her father’s skin. His poor treatment there is more shocking because he has been drawn as a character who had, “worked hard” and ”owed nothing to any man.” Mrs Edwards, the daughter, is confused at first by the nun’s reaction to seeing her.
It’s dreadful when a man can’t trust his wife; it’s even worse when a man’s wife leaves him. Both scenarios are terrible, yet is it worse to lose your wife or to be second guessing her every intention? In the story “The Other Two” we see Waythorn lose trust in his wife due to her lack of truth about her previous marriages. In the story “A Temporary Matter” we see a couple that has lost the spark in their relationship after Shoba gave birth to a still borne, ultimately leading to her ending the relationship with Shukumar. Both of these stories show how any relationship, if not kept healthy, honest, and maintained can lead to a lack of trust or in severe cases, a breakup.
She does not investigate her husband’s death, nor does she try to find out about who her new husband is. Thus, she ends up marrying her own son, Oedipus, and for a while, lives a tremendous living. Her new husband loves a lot and “she is more to him than his good men” (Pg. 45). It is only later on, however, when everyone finds out that the prophesy is true, her life becomes very miserable and it results in tragedy for herself and others.
Mitch one of Stanley’s good friends and has a crush on Blanche has a sick and elderly mother, so doesn’t have a lot of time to spend time with his friends. Mitch says “I like you to be exactly the way that you are, because in all my-experiences I have never known anyone like you.” (Williams, s.6,103). This scene Mitch and Blanche open to each other, Blanche tells him about how her husband died. Mitch tells Blanche he is also alone to help ease her, Mitch thinks that he has found his soul mate. Blanche is using Mitch to get that chivalry out of him, and to overcome her loneliness.
The protagonist of The Outsider, Meursault, is estranged because he does not fit into the social norm. At the news of his mother’s demise, Meursault does not feel the agony that normal people do when hearing their parents’ deaths. His lack of emotion is further evinced by his sending his mother to the Senior’s House. In Meursault’s psyche, he feels that his mother is a burden to him. He thinks that the Senior House is a better choice for the both of them as his mother would be happier there.
Rejecting a man whom a woman did not love was rebellious and unheard of during this time. Elizabeth Bennet did not fit the generalization of the women living in a patriarchal society whose sole purpose in life was finding a suitable candidate for marriage. Elizabeth Bennet is her father’s favorite child. When Elizabeth is departing for Kent her father entreats “Until you or your sister Jane returns…” Mr. Bennet has a high regard for his daughter’s intelligence and wit. In sharp contrast Mrs. Bennet has little value for these qualities “Elizabeth was the least dear to her of all her children” (Austen).
The choosing of a husband is Bessie biggest conflict with her father. Reb Smolinsky, her father, commented several times as to how she is too old for anyone to want to marry and will end up an old maid. Her father chooses a husband who is much older than she and whom she has no interest. Bessie pleads for her father not to do this and angrily he shouts, “So this is the thanks for all I’ve done for you? This is how you thank me for getting you a man when you’re such a dried-up old maid that no one want to give a look on you.” Giving in to the demands of her father, Bessie marries Zalmon, the fish market owner, and raises his children.
Tom’s family dislikes Nola because she is very different from them, money wise. Chris attempts to hide is attraction for Nola but one day she runs out of the house very upset and Chris decides to follow her. They hook up. Chris never tells Chloe and the two of them end up staying together and getting married. Chloe’s father gives Chris a job at the family company and all is well.