Her marriage with Leonce Pontellier is one of convenience and well-being for herself and for the children she bore. We learn in the story that Leonce Pontellier is very firm with Edna. He likes things done a certain way and voices his criticism toward Edna if there is any variance from his standards. Leonce wants his wife to be the everyday housewife and she should live to serve her husband and her children. We begin to see in the novel that Leonce’s ideas and beliefs of what Edna should be begins to push her away and she begins to seek companionship elsewhere.
One in three Americans live without a dad; that’s 24 million children. A good father is not one who pleases his children by giving in and allowing them to do whatever they want. A truly good father is one who is not afraid to discipline his children, but yet does it in a loving manner. When a woman is choosing the right husband, not only is she picking a man to spend the rest of her life with, she is picking a man to be the father to her children. Most importantly, a man needs to respect his wife.
Steinback’s The Chrysanthemums Elisa is a lonely woman who fills the void in her life by spending her time growing and taking care of her chrysanthemums. Her husband is a working man who pays her very little attention. In this time period, women were looked upon as being the weaker sex while the men were the dominant ones. Elisa, stereotypically, is a housewife who tends to her house and husband as she is expected to. In this story Elisa, is a woman who so desperately wants to gain some sort of power in a man’s world.
The reason he doesn't go is because that is the day he visits his mother in the home she lives in, and she would never understand if he changed the day and would pick on him more than usual. He would love's the Manager’s job because then his mother would see him as more successful and maybe give him more respect. He has a sort of girlfriend whom he would like to marry but feels that he does not have much to offer her at present and anyway she might say 'No'. He comes across as a gentle man who is very aware of the feelings of others and afraid of what they might think of him. You will have assessed him as visual in modality.
Cellie always loved more then she was loved. Celie was married off to a man named Mr. who treated her terribly. Mr. was only looking for someone to take care of his children and his house after his wife died. Mr.’s children were disrespectful toward Celie. Later in the story Celie’s sister Nettie came to live with Mr. and Celie.
This portrays that he is confident around women and is not scared of curly even though he is the boss’s son. Curly’s wife does not mind as she craves for the attention of the other men as she doesn’t receive it from her own husband. Another good quality slim posses is the understanding of friendship, When George tells Slim that him and Lennie travel together, Slim seems abit shocked , “Maybe everybody in the whole damned world is scared of each other’’ This conveys that there is a problem in society in those days and people find it hard to travel together due to a lack of trust so that’s why ‘’scared of each other’’ is said. Slim possess the knowledge of knowing what is wrong with society and understands it so that’s why he doesn’t find George and Lennie travelling together a bad thing. That could have been one of his roles In the novel to critise society because people are only known to travel together or don’t have anyone to travel with.
But this ‘The Awakening’ was a great supporter during the Women’s Movement. At the time where Edna was living in, women’s job was to support her husband, must have a child, and be a good understanding mother who won’t disrespect her husband or any other ‘men’. Men on the other hand were to be the provider of the family and a leader of the group. As in ‘The Awakening’, I think Leone was not a great husband. Even though he loves Edna and his sons, I don’t think he is considered as a good husband since he knows very few about Edna’s true feeling.
“Changing of Times”: A Good Man Is Hard to Find “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” by (Mary) Flannery O’Conner is a sad tail of how a family’s vacation ends before it even starts. The story is told by the grandmother who is not happy with her son’s choice where to vacation. Even though she is not happy, she is thankful to be going, and accompanies her son with his wife and three young children. The story shows many forms of irony that are quite amusing. The story starts out with the family sitting around, going about their everyday life, paying the poor grandmother no mind whatsoever.
Jack wishes for Pam to marry a man who has a good head on his shoulders and who could financially provide for a family. Although his secret methods for discovering Greg’s past come across as comically over the top, they show the love and respect that he has for his daughter. Jack’s ability to find fault in each one of Greg’s actions displays his inability to let go of his daughter. He believes that no man is good enough to marry her. Additionally, Jack refers to Pam as his “little girl,” symbolizing his fear of her growing up and becoming engaged.
Although we have our inheritance stored, mother still prefers for father to work. She knows how much father values his job. His patients love him so much as well. He may be worried about her, but through his worry you can see his sadness from not being on his job. I cannot bear seeing my parents like this!