This is shown by her actions and speech. Curley’s wife is lonely because of the way she acts, what she says, and who she talks about. One way that shows that Curley’s wife is lonely is because she acts very flirtatious. For example, right after George and Lennie arrived at the ranch she went into the barn and asked if anyone had seen Curley. “Oh!” She put her hands behind her back and leaned against the door frame so that her body was thrown forward.
Never achieving her dreams paragraph quotes: Steinbeck inevitably brings out the reader’s sympathy towards Curley’s Wife when she dies in the book. In the scene where Lennie kills Curley’s Wife, we are made to understand that she is just as helpless to Lennie’s brute force as the mouse or the dog were earlier in the book. Furthermore the word “writhed”, that is used to describe Curley’s Wife as she attempts to escape
Curley’s wife would always try to show more of herself, and of course the reaction of the men was to call her a “tramp” and a “rat trap”. This is also subtly changing the readers view. We can see that all the men on the Ranch feel the same way about her. Steinbeck almost puts you in the position of Lennie and George, so whenever she insults them, so also insults you, further exaggerating what you feel about Curley’s wife. For example, when she says “They left all the weak ones here” all the men ignore her to let her know that she isn’t wanted, and Crooks tells her to get out.
During the film based on this case, Buck would always tell a story of what his mother would do to him. Saying his mother held a gun to his head just to embarrass him and had stabbed his hand as a child. (A Cry For Help, 1989) These incidents in Charles life has played a major part in his psychological development and
One event in her past that influenced her behavior is her parents’ death. Abigail’s parents were beat to death with a bludgeon by Native Americans. As a result, she carries very scarring details of her past with her and has not been raised in a typical way. Not having her parents in her life deprived Abigail of learning life lessons and taking advice from a mother and father on a regular basis. The fact that her parents were killed right in front of her is also very traumatizing.
This also foreshadows the death that is to come, shown further by Lennie's fascination with her; he 'watched her, fascinated'. Alternatively, this could symbolise her anger and frustration at the ranch's view of her, that is, as a 'tramp'. This could also be a comment from Steinbeck; that men are dominant in deciding the status of someone, and that women have little power. Therefore, colour imagery is used to show the danger surrounding Curley's Wife and to foreshadow her involvement later in the novel. The fact that Curley's Wife, on a ranch, is 'heavily made up' indicates the fact that she is lonely, as on a ranch there is need to wear such heavy make up, and the only purpose it serves it to attract attention from the other men.
Based on a real historical case that happened in 1892, Sharon Pollock wrote the drama “Blood Relations” to show us what causes a thirty-four years old woman murders two of her family members brutally. Apparently , the absence of a good mother figure in Lizzie’s life is one of the crucial reasons that Lizzie has lots of character flaws. The relationships between Lizzie and her three mother figures influence Lizzie’s personality from different aspects, but all cause her rebellious streak. Because of the death of Lizzie’s biological mother, Lizzie lacks love in her life leads to her doubts about love, which results in her rejection of marriage. When Lizzie and her father talk about her mother: LIZZIE.
What would one expect of the personality of a farmhouse wife who has been accused of murdering her husband because she found him dead and didn’t notify the police? It is just such a women—a lonely housewife— Susan Glaspell portrays in this story. Or did Minnie Foster have reason for killing her husband? Glaspell’s "small feminist classic"(Bendel-Simso 291) raises many legal and ethical questions while offering a dilemma on pursing Justice and pursuing the Law. Critics believe that Glaspell, who based this story on a real murder trial in which women were not allowed to serve as jurors, created a jury of those female peers in her story to “mete out their own form of justice” (Cromie).
As a result of her husbands control, the woman develops and obsessive attachment to the wallpaper which masks the walls of her bedroom. Gilman composed the short story to make determined statements about feminism and individuality to oppose the male authority that ruled over her during her lifetime. Gilman does this by describing the narrators decent into madness, which is caused by many factors, all being linked to her husband. It’s immediately apparent in “The Yellow Wallpaper” that the woman allows herself to be inferior to men, in particular her husband, John. This ultimately leaves the reader with many questions about 19th century male-female relationships and perhaps insanity.
The movie i choose was Joseph Rubin’s motion picture, Sleeping With the Enemy, it is about a terrifying domestic abuse experience. The main characters, Laura Burney and her husband Martin, live in a private Cape Cod estate. Laura, a housewife, endures an abusive and controlling relationship with Martin. Sleeping with the Enemy shows domestic abuse and flight, Laura shows the symptoms of a battered woman’s helplessness. Laura and Martin may accept an abusive lifestyle because they share a general attitude, usually existing before marriage, that men should have more power and control than women.