They do this for no reason so much that it seems to have become a habit for the family. This is especially true for Sister and Stella-Rondo’s relationship. Throughout the story one can see examples of how Stella-Rondo twists Sisters words and turns the family against her, giving Sister reason to resent her. For example, when Stella-Rondo shows up back home unexpectedly, instead of being happy about the arrival of her sister, she immediately remembered how Stella-Rondo supposedly broke up her and Mr. Whitaker, a photographer, by creating a lie about Sister. 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.
In Alldredge’s criticism of Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying one of the prominent things she discusses and give a valid, and strong point on is Addie Bundren’s favoritism to her illegitimate son Jewel and how it made Darl become bitter and eventually undoes him. When Alldredge states that Addie’s “relationships, or lack of them, with [her]… family is essential to any understanding of the inner conflicts in her children” (Alldredge) this is especially true with Darl. She hardly paid attention to her other children besides Jewel and it really struck home with Darl. Darl is so bitter by his mother and Jewel’s relationship that he keeps him from her death bed and his excuse is that “[He] wants [Jewel] to help [him] load” (Faulkner 7.6-10) knowing full well that his mother would want Jewel there more than anything. Does Darl care?
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.
Lydia is flirtatious and had her eye on the officers for a long time. She only fell in love with Wickham when he turned his attention to her. She liked him a lot more than he cared for her because he was only after her fortune and she wanted his love. He used their marriage money for paying his many debts, so she married a man that didn’t care for her and he married a girl that can’t
They are both unhappy because their husbands trap them, then they are happy because they are free from their marriage. In the end, they are sad again because Mrs. Wright was incarcerated, and Mrs. Mallard because her husband was actually alive. The relationship the women have with their spouse was a big contribution to the terrible lives they lived. Women could not own any property at the time, or get a divorce from their husband. In patriarchal societies
Arguably the most influential woman in the novel is Daisy Buchanan as she is Tom’s wife and basically who the story is built around . Throughout the novel Daisy is perceived as the naïve and shallow persona of the three women, still living life as though the man holds the dominant role, and women were marked as unimportant. Through the series of events that occur, the reader is very much aware that Daisy knows exactly about all of Tom’s infidelities, but yet still tries to ignore them and pretend to herself that they do not exist. She does this pretending because she knows that Tom has money and power and she enjoys the benefits she receives from living in the wealthy lifestyle that he brings. From being married to Tom they had produced a daughter, Pammy, who is very rarely mentioned in the novel and as a result, one of Daisy’s only mentions of her daughter is to state that she is happy to have had a daughter for she can grow up to become a “beautiful little fool”.
Streetcar Named Desire, a Play by Tennessee Williams explores themes of women being chameleons by blah . she picks her husband over her own sister which highlights the dependency of her on her husband. Despite the various times her husband, Stanley beats up Stella, her “love” for Stanley overpowers her and she overlooks his temper and even considers it a passion. Stella is a representation of typical women in the 1940’s society. Stella is dependant on men to the point that she chooses to disbelieve her sister was raped by her husband, just so she can go living with him because life without the support of a man is unthinkable.
The constant mental neglect along with lies created doubt in Lily’s mind, never forgiving herself nor her father for the death of her mother. Lily blamed herself for an act that at her premature age could not comprehend. Instead she treasures the knowledge she retains of her mother Deborah, deciding to run away to find the truth. Lily throughout the novel struggles with the guilt of having killed her mother and trying to accept responsibility. At the same time, Lily's mother showed herself to be subject to a moment of irresponsibility when she ran away without her daughter.
Mrs. Wright was a happy, lively woman before she married john Wright. She had to deal with his abusiveness until she couldn’t any more. The wife was unhappy, caged in with a low self-esteem that used to love to sing. The quilt gave her an idea on how to kill her
The poem is in form of narration done by the author describing the kind of relationship she had with her father before his death. After her father’s death, she almost killed herself, but as she says, “they pulled me out of the sack, and they stuck me together with glue”. In order to keep the memories of her father, she moved in with “A man in black with a Mein kampf look”to have a father figure in the house. However, her husband betrays her and as a result, she is forced to hate all men and in fact kill them. Similarly, the short story is discussing death as Addie Bundren is very ill and instead of her children fearing for her death, Cash, her oldest son, has dedicated all his carpentry skills in making a coffin.