Willy’s downfall is a result of his reluctance to face his shame, his guilt towards his affair and the way Biff’s life turned out, and the social pressures of success. Willy denies the feeling of shame, affecting him and his family. Willy turns to another woman out of loneliness for Linda, deeply within; his feelings of shame are related to the need of a woman. Shame, inadequacy and inferiority evince the need to “be liked and never want” (Arthur Miller 21). This is apparent within Willy and his sons.
The women are frustrated that their men are not being attentive to their needs, and the men are frustrated that the women are not meeting their sexual needs. This is a comical element to the drama, however it does prove once again that men and women did not have the same value. To best demonstrate this Lysistrata voices her frustration by saying, “And as for lovers, there’s not even a ghost of one left. Since the Milesians revolted from us…” . She then says that she has a plan to end the war, withhold sex from the men, “…if we are to force our men to make peace, we must do without.” .
Yousef. N Mr. Thomas ENG4U1 March, 25, 2013 A Women’s life, from a Feminist Approach, “The Painted Door” In the story by Sinclair Ross “The Painted Door” the main character, Anne, represents a weak, unhappy, selfish and insecure woman who is not pleased with her husband’s life choices. Employing the Feminist approach to “The Painted Door” reveals striking aspects that would otherwise be imperceptible. In society, often times a woman is shown as a person who is incapable of being alone; she will always need someone with her too keep her satisfied. Firstly, one can see this when it shows how Anne feels about being alone and what she does to make sure she is not alone for the night.
He could easily have anyone who caused trouble with him fired because of his position as the Boss’s son. People were afraid to talk to her because it could cost them their job. Although her intentions were probably not harmful, Curley’s wife came across as somewhat promiscuous. The men on the ranch thought she was trouble because of how she acted. They ignored her when she would come by “looking for Curley,” saying nothing more than that he was not there.
Self-love and racism play a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon. Janie spent her days looking for passionate love in three different marriages. With the character of Mrs. Turner, she shows how everyone is racist in the world, and she is black herself but don’t want to realize it because she’s biracial. Hurston’s theme of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was based on the Harlem Renaissance and was shown dramatically throughout of the book. First, the theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon.
They looked like wig hair, damaged and knotted, but felt like duck feathers.” It is typical for a fiction story to describe surroundings with such detail, but since this was written as a letter to someone, the use of detail is used to emphasize the loneliness of the writer, since she probably has nobody else to listen to what she has to say. With jack being gone, the writer has nobody else to talk to at home, so during various parts of the letter, one can witness how the writer is constantly giving her cat human traits, such as: “We danced the visitor-gone dance, flinging our feet (and paws)…” further indicating her loneliness and longing for another person’s
When Newt Hoenikker asks these questions it’s related to the situation whether you’re choosing to chase or run from it. For example, Newt was telling the narrator about his sister Angela’s marriage. He was explaining why he hated Angela’s husband. He described how he thought it was a very happy marriage from the way Angela talked about it. He held his hands six inches apart and spread his fingers and said, “See the cat?
How does Steinbeck present Curley’s Wife in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’? Steinbeck presents Curley’s Wife in the novel Of Mice and Men by pointing her out in a negative way; this is how most men would see women in the 1930s. She is judged on her appearance and the way she presents herself to other characters on the ranch. Curley’s Wife is described on how she looks; she is described as wearing red, which shows a symbol of danger. By wearing the red throughout this relates to how she always dreamed of being in the movies and fulfilling her dreams.
She did not find that a marriage service generated love; she did not enable her husband to recapture his youth through hers; nor could she compensate for that by running his home in the manner of an experienced housekeeper.” This quote illustrates that Elias Strorm was very cruel to her that she died after her second child was born. She was a beautiful, young woman who Elias turned into a very dull person. She always wanted him to be happy and be a good person, but that did not happen, he was just unfair and unpleasant to everyone. To conclude Elias Strorm’s wife is a good supporter of her husband as well as Emily Strorm. The role of women does demonstrate bystanders and supporters of their husbands and family member.
When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.