Ethan Frome is a novel written by Edith Wharton, who based the book on experiences in her personal life. In the book, Ethan falls in love with his wife’s niece –Mattie—who has come to take care of his ill wife –Zeena. The feelings between Ethan and Mattie are mutual even though they both know they cannot be together. Many critics have reviewed Ethan Frome as a depressing love story. Samuel Irving Bellman is one among many of the critics who have mixed emotions about the story.
Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton.375 Hudson street New York, New York, 10014, USA: New American Library, 2000. 157 The book Ethan Frome was written by Edith Wharton. Ethan has had a hard life, and in the story is trapped between his sickly, overbearing wife, and loving his house girl, Mattie. This tragic romance seems to be aimed more towards the female psyche, and this affected how I interpreted it.
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Yet after her mother tells her the story of Rose's maternal grandmother, who never knew worth until death, the formerly weak-willed Rose becomes determined to assert herself. When Ted comes for the divorce papers, she tells him that he can't just throw her out of his life. She fights for possession of the house and their daughter, and eventually wins her husband back (The Joy Luck Club, Answers.Com). The film shows how Rose has been “unfree” upon entering the marriage with Ted. From the very beginning, Rose has been struggling because of an “external force” that she cannot control.
At the end during her sentimental speech Curley’s wife reveals to the reader her longing for being “in the movies”. The way how Steinbeck presents dreams in his novel shows that a women’s dream was harder to achieve than a males’ dream. The effect this has on the reader is that they see George and Lennie’s dream in the exact opposite way to Curley’s wife’s dream. The whole book itself rotates around George and Lennie’s dream and the failure of their dream is what ultimately makes the book so tragic whereas not a second thought is spared by the reader at the futility of Curley’s wife’s
A Good Man Is Hard To Find A Good Man Is Hard To Find, a short story written by Flannery O’Connor, is about a selfish, dishonest woman, who thinks as herself as a superior being. However, in the end, she realizes that she too has faults of her own. The Protagonist of the story is the grandmother. In the beginning of the story, she tries to convince her son Bailey, and his wife, to take their family trip to east Tennessee rather than to go to Florida. The grandmother reads in the newspaper about a convicted killer, The Misfit, who has escaped from the Federal Pen, and is headed towards Florida.
Review of a Live Performance: Blood brothers “How one was kept and one given away” was a very memorable line of the play ‘Blood Brothers by Willy Russel.The play is based on a lower class woman expecting twin boys but knows she can’t cope or afford both so she decides to give one to her wealthy higher classed boss. The boys meet when they turn 7 and from that day they become best friends but classed themselves as “blood brothers” .Which was very strange as naturally they are but they don’t know. The play ends with the tragic death of the boys, shortly after the truth is revealed. The key themes were class, violence, superstition, religion, family value, romance, jealousy and betrayal. The play started with a still image behind a gauze curtain.
Blanche has the help from Mitch but also uses young men and alcohol. Blanche has had conflicts from the very beginning like losing her husband. In The streetcar Named desire by Tennessee Williams he uses Loneliness to show one of Blanches main problems and how she overcomes it. Blanche manipulates Mitch’s chivalry to overcome her loneliness. Mitch one of Stanley’s good friends and has a crush on Blanche has a sick and elderly mother, so doesn’t have a lot of time to spend time with his friends.
This description is simplistic, it only allows us to see that he too has expensive tastes that do not match the income he is providing. The true character of Paul’s father is shown through the eyes of Paul’s mother and the blame she places on him for their “unlucky” situation. While having a conversation with Paul, his mother shows her distain for his father by blaming their troubles on him saying bitterly “it’s because your father has no luck” (151). Her direct blame on his father initiates Paul’s obsession achieving luck and later to his death. As the story unfolds, it is evident the Paul is seeking love from his mother, but Hester is incapable of that love only showing him the need for more
Curley’s wife plays a significant and pivotal role in the novel ‘’Of Mice and Men’’. Steinbeck presents her in many different ways throughout the novel through various techniques to manipulate the readers’ thoughts on her. Steinbeck’s initial aim is to create sympathy for her as he gives her a voice to be essentially heard by the reader, and understand where she is coming from truly. In the early stage of the book she is represented as a dangerous a promiscuous character, which makes the reader dislike her. This is how Steinbeck reflects to how the 1930’s American society mistreated the role of women, by using the character Curley’s wife.