In this story a girl named Jesse is used to living alone but one day her uncle and cousins move in but she likes living alone. I choose this theme because even though things are changing in Jesse’s life, she doesn't need to change how she feels about it all. For example in line 43 Rene, Jesse’s cousin, asks Jesse how she feels about everyone moving in. Jesse responds by saying, “Rene, I’ve spent a lot of days, nights, too, wishin’ that things weren’t the way they are. But yeah.
I Want A Wife In the essay “I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady, the writer creates an argument about how wives do all duty in the house including the duties of husbands. The essay is descriptive in nature. The writer describes vividly how every wife should act and how they help out with chores both at home and out of home. She also describes how wives take care of their husband’s needs as well as theirs and their children. “I want a wife to keep track of the children’s doctors and dentist appointments.
He is in an awkward position in this short story. Daisy is a brown girl who is neighbours with Ben. She is eager to play with him, “…Darted across Finchley Row,” but Ben does not treat her the way he should he speaks to her rudely, “… In a muffled voice,” and is racist to her, “…You’re a nigger.” Daisy gets really hurt by the way Ben acts towards her, Ben says this to Daisy because of his mother and what she has taught him. However, Ben starts feeling sorry for her and lets her play with him, his feelings change because he realises he is wrong by treating her like that, his personality shines through. This leads Ben feeling paranoid as he keeps glancing toward his house just in case his mother sees them as his mother does not like Daisy.
Eddie felt humiliated about where she was raised, she didn't want to be associated with the "scandals" that belonged to the shacks north of the creek. She believed that, since she grew up in the shacks, she was worth less than the next person. Edith was embarrassed by her drunken father, even though none of his actions were ever her fault. Her mother, a "hallelujah-shouting fool" who preached, but never actually went to church, was also a huge contributor to the way Eddie felt. With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful.
In ‘Of mice and Men’ Curley’s wife is deliberately not given a name, Steinbeck does this to try and say that she is worthless, irrelevant and purely the property of her husband. Curley’s wife is used as an archetypal for the ideas of America in the 1930s. Other names she is called by the men on the ranch are ‘tramp’, ‘jailbait’ and ‘bitch’; Steinbeck has purposefully used these derogatory terms to show how men saw women at the time. Candy’s in particular is very prejudiced towards her as he says to George and Lennie, ‘I think Curley’s married... a tart.’ This is prejudiced because Candy is known as a gossip and he may just be trying to initiate conversation with George and Lennie and trying to make them see her in his view rather than letting them initially get their own opinion of her based on their experiences rather than his. Curley’s wife clearly feels neglected by her husband and she likes to create attention for herself as she feels she isn’t noticed.
| “He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.” –Tom describing Wilson (p. 26) | Ironic because Daisy is found to be unfaithful to Tom as well, later in the novel. Maybe Tom is just as “dumb”. I don’t like him, he is ignorant and cocky. | Myrtle selects a new taxi after rejecting older ones. (p. 27) | She is not really wealthy; maybe she is trying to show off for Tom?
She would flirt with the ranch hands for her own fun and she stupidly tried the same with Lennie. She was racist and a bit of a "tart". You could also look at her sympathetically. She was the lonely wife of jealous husband. All she wanted is someone to talk to but all there was were the ranch hands who didn't want anything to do with her because they would get in trouble.
Pontellier’s property. Edna partly believes that if she can prove her independence from her husband that Robert will want to be with her. She no longer cared about the needs of her husband she was fully lost in her own dreams. “Without even waiting for an answer from her husband regarding his opinions of wishes in the matter, Edna hastened her preporations for quitting her home on Esplanade street and moving into the little house around the block”(Choplin 84). Moving out of her husband’s house made her feel free, she didn’t want to be surrounded by her husband’s belongings, she wanted to be completely self-efficient.
She sits with Daisy aimlessly gossiping and laughing and poises herself ‘as if she were balancing something on it which was quite likely to fall.’ This creates quite a snobbish image of Jordan. Proof of this is given later when we find out she was involved in a scandal concerning her cheating in golf tournament. Jordan is so shallow she cheats her way to the top. She ‘instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men’ in the fear they may reveal her secrets and tarnish her image. The reader finds it hard to sympathise with a woman like Jordan as she is always described as being ‘hard’ or ‘jaunty’, which also reflect her ‘dishonest’ personality.
Curley’s wife lived not only through the sexiest society which rejected her but her husband did not love her at all making her become “… a tart… with the eye,”(Steinbeck14). That is the image that the men have of Curley’s wife because they are ignorant and do not understand that all she is searching for is to have someone to talk to. Curley’s wife’s loneliness led her to have a bad image with the men on the ranch but also made her seek for attention in anybody she did not matter who. For example she would talk to Candy, and old lifeless man, Crooks who is a Negro that is physically disabled, and Lennie who is a huge man that is mentally retarded. She became mean too since she was lonely and the men rejected her.