Within the short story "The Painted Door" Ann shows that she experiences feelings of depression, and isolation. Ann's negative mood is apparent through the story and can be seen at any time during the story. Ann's husband is named John and through the story she says many sarcastic and condescending comments, "plenty of wood to keep me warm - what more could a women ask for" (Ross 288). It is clear that Ann is unhappy with John and not satisfied with him. She does not want John to go to his father's house to check on him because she does not want to be left alone in the house when there is a snowstorm is taking place outside.
‘Year of Wonders’ by Geraldine Brooks which is a historical fiction and circular structure form of text, explores the horrific ways the villagers in Eyam respond to a crisis by revealing the darker side of human nature. As the plague outbreaks, the villagers are faced with immense challenges and as a result some of the villagers are seen as selfish and uncharitable. “These times do make monsters of us all”. However Brooks also wants us to recognize that some are forced to show courage and compassion. Brooks contrasts a strong feminist theme and positions us to see their heroic gestures to the weaknesses of men as the villagers are faced with great tragedies.
Curley's wife is a complex, main character in John Steinbeck's novella, "Of Mice and Men" She is introduced at the beginning and ultimately causes the end of the novella, her naivity and flirtatiousness leading to her inevitable death at the hand of Lennie, confused and scared by her forwardness and eventual unrest. By; Phameno She is first introduced by Candy, the swamper, who describes her from his perpsective to George and Lennie. The fact that Curley's wife is introduced through rumours means that the reader already has a biased opinion of Curley's wife before she even enters the section. Candy mentions that she, "got the eye" explaining that she is flirtatious and immoral in that wea re hit with the fact that she flirts with other men immediately after it is stated thatshe is married to Curley. Already, the reader is introduced to the idea that Curley's wife is an immoral "tart" which is strengthened upon her first appearance, which follows shortly after.
Left alone in Minnie's kitchen, however, the two women begin discovering their own clues about Minnie's possible motive for killing her husband. Gradually, Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters begin noticing details about Minnie's life that escape the notice of their husbands. They notice Minnie's desolate, isolated existence, her broken furniture, the rundown kitchen where she had to cook, and the ragged clothing she was forced to wear because of her husband's miserly insensitivity. Eventually the two women stumble across two clues
Curley’s wife Part (a) What methods does Steinbeck use to present Curley’s wife and the attitudes of others to her? Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife and the physical description of her to portray how lonely she is on the ranch and how this need for company is considered an annoyance by the ranch workers. Steinbeck’s description of Curley’s wife itself suggests she has a lot of spare time on the ranch and spends most of it alone working on her looks. Her “heavily made up” features and “hair hung in little rolled clusters” imply she is perhaps insecure of her looks. This further suggests her need to overcompensate in her image as an attempt to impress the ranch workers and her husband.
Curley’s wife essay Curley’s wife is a character of wide complex and diversity. Her role slowly unwinds and develops throughout the course of the novel, constantly changing the reader’s opinion of her due to her ambiguous characteristics. We see through the novel that in 1930’s America women were generally treated with contempt through the course of the novel and as a general theme. Steinbeck depicts females as ‘trouble makers’ who bring ruin on men; Curley’s wife who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency. Women were looked upon as inferior; and incapable of the skills men were, so a woman’s role was mainly housework and nothing with manual requirement.
Hale points out that the messy sewing is a sign of nervousness. Mrs. Peters disagrees and tries to defend Mrs. Wright by saying that when she gets tired her sewing becomes a messy. The quilt showed a disturbance in Mrs. Wright's life. The knotting of the quilt seemed to be the same type of knot used to strangle Mr. Wright. The women noticed that trifle, but the men were too busy looking at the dead body and making inferences about how Mr. Wright was killed that they overlooked the similar knotting of the quilt and of the rope around Mr. Wright's neck.
Shiloh Bobbie Ann Mason's “Shiloh” a story that depicts a marriage falling apart. Leroy Moffitt and his wife, Norma Jean are having issues in their marriage due to changes taking place in both of their lives. Many critics view this story as a feminist reading because the story depicts an unfulfilled wife who decides to leave her husband. However “Shiloh” is a story that shows how change can cause affect a relationship involving two partners negatively and cause a marriage to end. Mason's uses methods of characterization like revealing the motivations, thoughts, and actions of the characters to reveal how situational change can create a tear in a relationship between husband and wife and unravel a marriage Leroy worked as a truck driver
After a quarrel in the house with Ellen, Paul seeks peace and quiet in the stable where he finds comfort in the physical contact and silence of his horses. In this passage, Ross uses a metaphor of a crying woman to describe another raging conflict beyond the marital battle “I’ve trouble enough of my own”. Paul’s subconscious cries out to awaken a horrible truth. His delusions, his ironic ideals and repression of Ellen while in the noble struggle of farming, are starting to “creak”. Paul’s belief he can even control the light is represented in the lamp lit at the brightest time of day.
How does Alfred Noyes create tension and mood in The Highwayman? The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes tells a tragic love story when a beautiful young girl called Bess and her love, the Highwayman’s relationship gets ruined by an unattractive ostler named Tim. Tim’s jealousy gets so extreme that he tries to kill the highwayman with a plan. It all goes wrong and Bess and the highwayman both get killed. In this essay I will explain the various methods to create tension and mood that the poet uses.