Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
She came from a very poor family and she strived to get where she is today. Lately she has begun feeling stressed out and depressed in her life. She feels as if everything is going in the wrong direction. Emily has a husband who verbally, emotionally and physically abuses her. She loves him so much but she is getting sick to the point she feels that life means nothing to her.
She then goes onto talking about herself and how she ‘coulda made something’ of herself and that she only married Curley on the rebound. This then starts to make the reader feel sorry for her and rethink their opinion of her. She then continues to say ‘I don’t like Curley, he aint a nice fella’ which creates even more empathy toward her from the reader. This may be because she hasn’t achieved her dream and is living as part of someone else’s- on the rebound. Consequently her death, towards the end of the novel, creates a totally different image of her by the
Body paragraph worksheet The gender roles in both the pieces increase marital problems for the married couples. In The Yellow Wallpaper, Jane tells her husband that she is sick and she wants to leave, but he doesn’t believe that she is sick. Even though John, her husband, is a physician, he doesn’t understand her feelings and how she feels. She doesn’t want to tell anybody about her husband not believing her, so she feels relief after writing, “You see he does not believe I am sick! And what can one do?”(Gilman 1).Gilman is using gender roles when she says that the husband John doesn’t believe that the narrator is severely sick and she could not do anything to make him believe her.
The unequal distribution of domestic responsibilities has held women back for generations; it still today continues to hinder women’s progression in the work-place. It seems like everyone thinks mum will stay at home and do the dishes, her little boy will grow up to become a big, strong man but not her daughter, of course, she is far too busy washing her own children’s dishes. But it is not just women who suffer sexism, men do also. For example: Shelia’s Wheels sell cheaper car insurance to women only, and they say it's because statistics show women to be safer drivers. Would it would be fair for a bank to offer men better rates on loans if stats showed that men were better at paying back loans than women were, utterly ludicrous.
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.
She also decided to give more precedence to career rather than her family which in turn created a huge gap between herself and her family. As she became obsessed with her work, she began to overlook her family. In this way, the ambition for the top, the allotment of more time for work all contributed in weakening Kate’s family relationships. In the novel, Crow Lake it was also revealed how loneliness can bring two teens together through the relationship between Matt Morrison and Marie Pye. As Mary’s brother Laurie ran way from home after the clash with their father Calvin Pye, their mother got sick.
This differs from how Lily acts because Lily relies on others to help make her happy. One of the reasons that June does not want to marry Neil is because she does not want to admit that she might actually need him. She is afraid of letting someone know that she needs them because the last time she fell in love he left her. “Ever since Melvin Edwards backed out of your wedding all those years back, you’ve been afraid of love, refusing to take a chance” (211). August knows that June is afraid to fall in love again because the last man that she fell in love with left her.
Opposing Views Opposing views of happiness are described in the story A Secret Sorrow by Karen Van Dee Zee and A Sorrowful Woman by Gail Godwin. The stories revolve around two women who struggle with their own personal issues. In A Secret Sorrow, Faye could not fulfill her dream of happiness of getting married and having children of her own. In contrary, “A Sorrowful Woman,” the secluded unnamed woman already had the fulfillment the Faye longed for, but was at the point of not wanting that life anymore. Faye worried how the relationship with her boyfriend Kai would be affected be her inability to conceive children from her internal injuries of a car wreck.
Unfortunately the only way he knows how to help her it by treating her as a medical patient or as an object and not as a person who needed love, not just care. By doing this he aids to her mental decent, the last thing he meant to do. The evidence as to how much he truly loved his wife is shown at the end when he finally breaks in on his wife, and is so shocked and overcome by sadness that he faints. Unfortunately this point in the story also illustrates how far gone the narrator is, moving past her husband without recognizing him. In fact she even complains about “that man” and having to “creep over him” as she makes her