Thus, Lydia’s lack of propriety and good judgment is a reflection of Mrs. Bennet’s inability to sufficiently fulfill her role as an effective mother. Mrs. Bennet is consumed by the desire to see her daughters get married, and as a result, she neglects to care for anything else concerning her children. For example, her reaction to Lydia’s elopement with Wickham exemplifies not only Mrs. Bennet’s stupidity, but also the great extent to which she proves incapable of holding the family together in a moment of crisis despite being a wife and mother of five. She “…blaming[es] every body but the person to whose ill-judging indulgence the errors of her daughter must be principally owing” (192), which is clearly herself. Instead of acting in a mature manner like an adult, she becomes hysterical and exaggerates, “...now here’s Mr. Bennet gone away, and I know he will fight Wickham, wherever he meets him, and then he will be killed, and what is to become of us all?” (192).
Women are the weaker sex in this play: they are forced into giving into male power by doing what they are told; which is expected of them. Characters like Beatrice do not conform: she is the complete opposite to what a woman should have been like in Elizabethan times. Women were expected to be quiet and obedient. She, however, is a loud, aggressive and sarcastic character, and she does not obey the commands of any man. If anything she gives commands, ordering Benedick to “kill Claudio”.
Additionally when someone is not respected they cannot get the rights they deserve. Respect develops when people recognize their own self- worth and be able to fight for their selves. Ultimately respect allows individuals to promote freedom and to build healthy relationships. Some women in the novel "The Color Purple" are in a very distraught situation, and due to their lack of self-esteem they are controlled by violent men who mistreat them. In the beginning of the novel, Celie leads a life filled with abusiveness, intimidation and disrespect.
After first being separated from Psyche then becoming bitter from not seeing the same things as Psyche once reunited, I realized the tragedy was that not only did Orual never found the “love of the Gods,” she also never learned to love her life and accept herself as the person she was. While she is described by her subjects as "the most wise, just, valiant, fortunate and merciful" of all rulers, Orual feels that her actions are only a mask of her inner ugliness. She despairs of ever overcoming her hideousness inside. She says, "I would set out boldly each morning to be just and calm and wise in all my thoughts and acts, but before
That is building and maintaining a family is no easy task and, no matter how hard you may try, you cannot please everyone all the time. Edelman describes the resentment that stemmed from the unfulfilled ideal of co-parenting as anger but also as a massive disappointment in her life. This was something that she had assumed would be from the start and it hit her hard when she discovered that
Because Pearl is a product of the passion of the adultery that the Puritan community does not accept, she does not follow by its rules and when she is born into the Puritan community she has to make her own laws to follow. This is shown more clearly in the contrast between the solemn, grave Puritan children who reflect the stern countenance of their parents and ostracize Pearl. She is dressed in bright, festive colors that show off her beauty and “fire” (90) while in comparison the other Puritan children are portrayed as drab and “somber” (91). While the children practice the lives
This exaggerates his hate for his mother even more as Hooper is Kingshaw’s worst enemy, this suggests that Kingshaw’s worst relationship is with his mother, potentially implying she is the reason for his death. Hill presents this relationship as she does to imply that feelings in a relationship are not always as they seem, even relationships that are generically meant to be great do not always work . Mr Hooper and Ms Helena Kingshaw’s relationship is seen as one of the few seemingly developing ones throughout the novel. However, both of the character’s are seen to have very different views on the
Another sentence ‘certainly I never had you as you still have me, Caroline.’ proved that the poet was conveying the message that her daughter never belonged to her instead, she belonged to her daughter. The question ‘why does a mother need a daughter?’ was powerful because indeed, there shouldn’t be a need for a daughter if the parents aren’t going to be the ones owning their own child. As shown in stanza two, ‘heart’s needle’ signifies the heart which is delicate, fragile, life and love and the needle, so small but painful. The pain is not just an ordinary pain, the pain that comes from the needle is piercingly sharp which causes great damage to the heart. Every time the child does something wrong, the mother feels the heartache.
Novels often present women as constrained by society Explore the presentation of women in the light of this statement Women are presented as being restricted by society in the 18th and 19th century mostly by men ruling the world and women being oppressed, this means that women were meant to manage the household. This is shown in Wuthering heights by Catherine being restrained by Edgar in the Linton’s household. Catherine is the main example of a woman who has different expectations of marriage and social life when having a husband. A woman in that time was meant to be obedient, disciplined and faithful to their husband, Catherine is the complete opposite of this and is not obedient, not disciplined and certainly not faithful ‘It is impossible for you to be my friend, and his at the same time’ This shows that Catherine is having trouble deciding who to care for and between her husband Edgar and Heathcliff. Catherine Forces herself into a fever and hysteria when having to make a choice between the two, this shows her being constrained by her mind because she is mentally unstable.
Moreover, not only is her sexual aspiration unfulfilled, but such righteous need also used to be rudely criticized by the husband. The last time she had endeavored to prolong the intercourse until she too climaxed was the time “he made an indelible tattoo mark of shame deep inside her.” The incident plunged her into abject misery, so she just blamed herself and “had to submitted to her passive role” of a servant rather than a life partner (1132). As a consequence, her life becomes