After first being separated from Psyche then becoming bitter from not seeing the same things as Psyche once reunited, I realized the tragedy was that not only did Orual never found the “love of the Gods,” she also never learned to love her life and accept herself as the person she was. While she is described by her subjects as "the most wise, just, valiant, fortunate and merciful" of all rulers, Orual feels that her actions are only a mask of her inner ugliness. She despairs of ever overcoming her hideousness inside. She says, "I would set out boldly each morning to be just and calm and wise in all my thoughts and acts, but before
“There comes John's sister. Such a dear girl as she is, and so careful of me! I must not let her find me writing”. However, John’s absence from his wife for great periods of time may say otherwise. The author cites “John is away all day, and even some nights when his cases are serious.” In the end I honestly believe that John genuinely love his wife but was clueless in helping her get better.
Mrs. Hopewell think that Hulga/Joy has missed out on the best things in life and “who had never danced a step or had any normal good time” when she was younger (52). Mrs. Hopewell gave Joy her name because she was the joy of her life. To show retaliate and disconnect her own identity as Joy legally changed her name to Hulga. She choose that name because she did not see her mother giving her joy and needed to show herself that she was not in
In Judy Brady's essay, “I Want a Wife”, Brady outlines many every day responsibilities and duties of a stereotypical wife in the 1970's. She informs her readers that she herself is classified as a wife and a mother and tells a story of her male friend's divorce who is now on the prowl for another wife. She realizes that she herself would like to have a wife in order for her to go to school and she lists many reasons how a wife of her own could help make that possible. A wife of her own can stay home and tend to the house cleaning and cooking, family scheduling, take care of the children, tend to house guests so that she can relax, and even her sexual needs. Brady compares a wife's world to that of a husband's world through the eyes of the typical
I agree with the historian to a great extend that Marie Antoinette was ‘not a guilty woman’. Throughout her whole life, Marie Antoinette has never really been what one will perceive as ‘guilty’. She was a good hearted queen who never did anything against the laws of nature and was more foolish and dignified rather than guilty. She was been misunderstood greatly by the people in France for most of them held biased opinions against her. She was born and used as a bargaining chip in the Franco-Austrian Alliance and was of no significance as she was a female and females were seen as slaves who whose duties were to work for men.
Mrs. Mallard longed for freedom “There stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul.” and through that window, was her freedom. Just like Mrs. Mallard, the woman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” was confined to a home with no leave. Charlotte Perkins Gilman portrayed an emotional attitude for the story about how the woman gradually becomes insane due to isolation by her husband. Women in this time period knew they would be provided money and shelter for the rest of their lives, and they would be viewed as having filled society's role for woman.
Both of Ashley’s parents were normally austere. Unlike her friends’ parents, her parents never let her do anything. Ashley was an autonomous person while her friends were not. Most of the time Ashley would even think that her so called friends did not even like her. Ashley was banal and benign while the girls had a reputation of ruining people’s reputation.
She states, “She had a fine person, many brilliant attainments; but her mind was poor, her heart barren by nature” (Brontë 1.239). She describes Miss Ingram as beautiful but a shallow person with no depth. Along with Jane, Mr. Rochester seems to see this and her true aspiration of only marrying him for his money. On the other hand, Jane’s wittiness and sharp responses to Mr. Rochester confusing comments enraptures Mr. Rochester. Mrs. Reed and her children had always treated Jane with disrespect; but when Mrs. Reed is dying Jane forgets her harsh treatment and stays with her until she died.
AN ANALYSIS OF THE NECKLACE KIMBERLY BRAY ENGLISH 125: JOURNEY INTO LITERATURE SARAH LAHUE FEBRUARY 25, 2013 My analysis was on “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. This particular story presented a woman who was desperate for a luxurious lifestyle. She is unhappy in her marriage and unhappy with her life. Her husband represents simplicity and the idea of living within a means. Mathilde obsesses over things that most other women never notice or care about.
The Cousin Obed Ramotswe’s cousin had a good influence on Precious Ramatswe. Throughout the novel we learn how strong their relationship was and how the cousin helped her to develop. The cousin was married, but when her husband found out she could not have children they divorced. She went to live with her mother in a very small three-walled room. Her mother was very disappointed in her and treated her without respect or caring.