It was said that the greatest night of their lifes is when they marry and lose their virginity to their beloved husband. “ Without sexual purity, a women was no women but rather a lower form of being “fallen women” unworthy of love of her sex and unfit for their company” ( Lavender 2). It was unlikely at this time for the unfit “fallen women” to get married. However in “A Respectable Women”, Mrs. Baroda defies the role of purity when she desires her husband’s friend. In the short story “A Respectable Women” by Kate Chopin, Mrs. Baroda the leading women goes against her purity and faithfulness to her husband because she was his friend Gouvernail.
Singles who are without family nor parents, will most likely become a nun or a prostitute to survive. Meanwhile married women live an uncomfortable life without freedom and are seen as a property of the husbands. The theme Chopin was trying to deliver is limited rights (as it shows through the stories), unfair society, the pursuit of freedom, “Free, free, free!” (7), “Free! Body and soul free!” (8), “But she really did not belong . .
The story states “ I was getting along find with Mama, Papa- Daddy, and Uncle Rondo until my sister Stella-Rondo just separated from her husband and came back home again.” Stella-Rondo has come home with a child who she claims is adopted. When Sister realizes the child is not really adopted she tries to convince the rest of her family. Mom and Papa-Daddy refuse to believe that Stella-Rondo would have gotten pregnant before she was married. During a character analysis of selfishness and generosity Laura Lukes stated “Sister is a very selfish person. In the story you almost feel bad for her because her parents really do not take her side, but then find out she is a huge drama queen.
She was one of six siblings, two of whom would die before Anna was twenty. While Anna, one of the middle children in the family, was always in poor health, she would outlive all but one of her siblings, as robust health was not one of the family’s gifts. Family harmony was also not enjoyed, as father Andrey was a handsome womanizer, and mother Inna, raised in wealth, had great difficulty tolerating his unfaithfulness and the family’s modest means. A beautiful woman, Inna was always loved by her daughter, and when the inevitable marital breakup came, Anna would distance herself from her father (Feinstein14-21). Through her mother’s behavior, Anna would see great religious piety, and both parents were fairly liberal in their political leanings, sympathizing with the aims of “People’s Will,” which has been described as “a Socialist revolutionary group responsible for several political assassinations” (15).
While Sister seems to be at odds with her whole family throughout the story, she especially holds a grudge against sister for stealing away Mr. Whitaker. Sister does not believe Stella-Rondo when she says that her 2 year old daughter, Shirley-T, is adopted. When Sister makes a comment about how Shirley-T looks just like “a cross between Mr. Whitaker and Papa-Daddy” (Welty, 43), Stella-Rondo gets angry at sister for mentioning her daughter after asking
The Lady of Shallot During the Victorian Era, a woman’s place was most likely to be in the home and not out of their own, During this time women were dependent on a man and society. Most women were viewed as inferior to. A woman’s husband could have mistresses on the side but no matter what the husband’s wife or mistress had to stay faithful to him at all times. She could not have any other man in her life except for her one and only husband. Some people would disagree with the fact that a husband does not have to be faithful to his wife but a woman has to be faithful to her husband or else she could be punished.
Women were viewed as men’s property so they had to do whatever the husband wanted them to do. Also they did the entire domestic work and look after the children. These views affected their lives as they couldn’t do many things like sue their husband for adultery, for beating them and if they tried to run away they’d be captured by the police and bought back to the husband. The women had to look after children and the domestic work which people then thought that this was all they were good for so they didn’t give them a good education or a well paying job. Finally the men didn’t think much of women for doing things that they could.
Her friend doesn’t appear to be proud of boastful in the story and doesn’t seem to care that Madame Loisel is poorer than her. Madame Loisel is just embarrassed of the life she lives that she doesn’t want anyone around her to see who she is and how she lives. Within the story, the reader gets the sense that she is so envious of the life that others have she doesn’t realize what she has and that she is so concerned with wanting materialistic objects that she is making herself miserable and unhappy. Her husband who notices how unhappy she is brings home an invitation to a ball hoping to make her happy. Instead, Madame Loisel becomes even more distraught because she doesn’t think she has anything that is acceptable to wear to such a formal occasion.
While in the short story she is exposed to be a cold-hearted, and greedy person. Another instance where the short story and movie differ is the role of the father. In the beginning of the written story the author reveals Hester to be a cold-hearted mother. “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them”(75). In public she is thought of as the perfect mother, but in private she and her children know her true feelings.
She is self-centred and only bothered about her personal pleasures. She is also unaware of how she shows up her family at social gatherings. Her careless character makes her vulnerable to people like Wickham. However instead of stopping Lydia’s risk full habits, Mrs Bennet gives her great support. Lydia closely resembles her mother in many ways, for example both of them have affectionate feelings towards