The various people Edna meets throughout the novel play various roles in "awakening" her sense of independence, sexuality, passion, and desire. In the conclusion of the novel, Edna realizes that she is trapped and bounded to society and its expectations and she will remain in that position of lost individuality. Since, Edna refuses to sacrifice her individuality she then decides to take her life, which is a symbol of assertion of her own will, to maintain her independence. " I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my
However, he is quite stubborn and the lack of communication in their relationship is very unhealthy. His wife “[doesn’t] feel as if it [is] worth while to turn [her] hand over for anything” (Charlotte Perkins Gilman 4). He refuses to hear her out on anything, and makes all the decisions for her. Whether it is which room she is to stay in, or whom she is allowed to visit, John takes away every choice she has and every decision she may have made. He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing.
These women are both heading for disaster; they let these men treat them as they see fit and do not take Linda and Ophelia’s feelings into consideration. Linda is weak and dependent in the sense that she always wants or needs Willy around. She wants him to quit the travelling portion of his job and work in the city, “but your sixty years old, they can’t expect you to keep travelling every week”, (Act One, pg. 14), although she puts it across as she does not want him going because of his age deep down she really just cannot be on her own. Linda may come across as a strong woman who has her head on her shoulders but she is weak and needs to have someone, even if they treat her as poorly as Willy did.
The reason the relationship is impossible is because the military man realized he could not devote himself to the "hard" life they live in that city, a life where they deny themselves pleasure in any form; even the food they eat was bland. The second daughter was pursued by a once famous musician, but in the same way deny herself his love, and then he left their little town. The early church in Corinth seemed to be on both sides of the issue, meaning while some people were allowing themselves any type of earthly pleasure because they were spiritual beings, so it did not matter what they did with their bodies, others would not allow themselves any type of pleasure like the people in the movie. In 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, Paul speaks to the Corinthians about the latter matter. Apparently
Mr. Pontellier had an very high ego in this story from a psychoanalytical perspective. He wouldn’t let nothing stop him from being the gentlemen that he were and a great family man that everybody admired him as. Even though his very own soul mate (his wife) Edna took him through some of the most testing times because she was not a good mother or wife to her family. He still managed to be her husband and play the important father (xix) role of their kids. His wife hated the family life, she wanted to be far away and to live her dreams.
Grandma wanted the touch put on her husband so he would stop stepping out to be with Lamartine, to bring her the love she never experienced with him. Grandma believes Grandpa didn’t love her because he had Lamartine in his life. The second sentence compares Grandpa with a hard nut, referring to his stubborn, yet very intelligent mind, therefore, as Lipshaw says, “I couldn’t see my way clear
No matter how the public despise and exclude her, Hester is always refusing to reveal the name of Pearl’s father and keep doing good things for the pubic and finally win respect from others. Hester Prynne’s long lost husband, Chillingworth, asks her not to tell anyone that he is her husband. His plan is to disguise himself so that he can find out and seek revenge on Hester’s lover. Chillingworth soon realizes that the minister, Arthur Dimmesdale, is the likely father of Hester’s baby, and he hurts the minister’s mind and soul by pretending to be his close friend, day and night, for the next seven years, which leads to the long-lasting suffering life of Dimmedale. At the end of the story, Dimmesdale confesses his sin to the public on the scaffold and finally finds peace through confession.
This means that Hamlet won’t have time to waste time courting a girl below his class, and Laertes says that “[Hamlet’s] will is not his own, for he himself is subject to his birth,” which means that Hamlet may love Ophelia now, however, it is not meant to be and she will be cast aside sooner or later as Hamlet has to make decisions based on the good of his state and people and he is a slave to his family name as well as his country. Laertes begins to play on Ophelia’s emotions, describing to her how shameful it would be if she were to blindly fall for Hamlets charm and “lose your heart or your chaste treasure” to Hamlets greedy hands. Laertes warns Ophelia to “fear” Hamlets affection and the dangers it may bring to her reputation as even the most modest of girls can get a reputation if she is too complacent; “The chariest maid is prodigal enough if she unmask her beauty to the moon.” Ophelia’s lecture ends with Laertes chiding the hidden agenda of Hamlet, or even men in general, and exhorts Ophelia of the “contagious blastments” that are “most imminent” if she allows herself to succumb to Hamlets lustful desires. Laertes again reminds
During this time period women aren’t allowed to express their thoughts and are taught to keep them to themselves. Jane would try and write to express her individuality, but her husband scorns her for doing so. He tells her, “that with [her] imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like [hers] is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that [she] ought to use [her] will and good sense to check the tendency”(1686). Even though John tells her not to write, she “know[s] John would think it absurd. But [she] must say what [she] feel[s] and think in some way” (1689).
He calls her foolish for believing anything Hamlet says to her. Ophelia argues with her father and tries to convince him that Hamlet truly does love her and speaks nothing but the truth when he is with her. Polonius tells Ophelia not to mistake a fire with true love. Hamlet is young and can do as he pleases with whoever he wants begins to get short tempered and tells her not to believe his word. To sum up his speech, Polonius forbids Ophelia from talking to and seeing Hamlet so she doesn’t