The Controlling Men of The Awakening In The Awakening, the male characters attempt to exert control over the character of Edna. None of the men understand her need for independence. Edna thinks she found true love with Robert but realizes that she can never be his because she is already married. She is trapped between her children and her love to Robert. She cannot sacrifice her children and cannot bear of not being with Robert.
He spends his days sitting around waiting for Porphyria to come around and spend time with him. I think he’s a very selfish man in the way that he takes her life and doesn’t really have in mind the impact it could have on her family, all he thinks about in that short period of time from when she arrives to when he kills her is that he wants her to himself ; he doesn’t want her to go back to her husband. I don’t really sympathise for Porphyria. I think she is selfish for what she is doing ; she is going behind her husbands back and having an affair with another man. However I do sympathise for her in the way that she cant get a divorce.
Serena Joy the wife of the commander Fred feels a great ability to hold power of Offred especially because of how much despises the fact that Offred has the ability to carry a child and she doesn’t. The way in which Serena’s extent of power is demonstrated is when she inflicts physical pain towards Offred during the ceremony to symbolise that Serena was overpowering Offred and stating that Fred was her husband not hers and that she shouldn’t be enjoying the sex. Serena Joy exerts her power through her fear and by inflicting fear, she fears Offred not being able to conceive a child therefore she is willing to break the rules to ensure that Offred conceives. She does this by arranging secret visits with Nick who is an eye and is meant to be monitoring the commander and his actions. However, whilst Serena feels that she holds power over Offred, she is providing power to Offred by allowing her to feel a sense of agency and a thrilling sense of the ‘time before’.
we see him trying with a great effort the first time he talks to Roxane without cyrano. The poor man is bad with words, but he does love her dearly. The other love triangle we see is Roxane with De Guiche/valvert. Although its not the same type of love triangle since this love is not returned from roxane to anyone, it is still an example. De guiche loves roxane, but since he is married, is having Valvert marry her instead, so he can then turn around and keep her close.
Since she is a perfectionist, when she comes to live with Stella and Stanley, she tries to change their ways of living by decorating the place and performing other modifications to the lifestyles of the married couple. This sets off a negative attitude in Stanley since he can not live the way he lived before Blanche appeared in their life. Now that she is here, he can not fulfill his desires, which mostly have to do with sex. Stanley's biggest flaw is his character. He is a domineering and possessive husband who has an abundance of pride.
As soon as they meet and get married they are instantly stuck together for life even if they are not married. According to Hester the marriage was never a true marriage out of love, but just an attempt at a better life, but despite this fact Chillingworth still loved and cared for Hester as if some kind of love would come back to him in return. This odd couple will forever be tied together because of the muddy past they had that was never resolved for Chillingworth until he finds out with whom Hester committed adultery with.
He could have had a relationship with many different women. However he stayed loyal to Daisy. This might be true because there is no real evidence if he stayed loyal to Daisy or not. However, it is his obsession and not his love due to the actions he took. When Gatsby found out that Daisy was married he was heartbroken.
Myrtle is unhappy with her marriage to Wilson and feels it is not going to take her anywhere. Therefore she knows that she is going to have to find another man to bring her out of the valley of Ashes. Initially Myrtle thinks that Wilson is the man who she had been looking for, when she first saw him in a suit she thought for certain he was the kind of man who she was looking to marry. Only later does she find out that the suit was not his "Crazy, the only crazy was when I married him". While still married to Wilson, Myrtle does everything in her power to try and imitate the life she sees Tom and his friends living.
Most men wouldn't do that; they would get tired of it and leave or ruin their marriage. Both “the husband”and “the wife” knew that the wife was sick. One difference betwen Kai and the huasband their personalites. The husbands in both stories share the problems with their wives as a test of love. They also feel emotional since their wives cannot show their love fully due to the problems they are undergoing.
After being separated from her for a long time, when they finally meet again, Gatsby learns that she is married and even has a kid. Despite this situation, Gatsby still dwells on winning over Daisy and achieving the final aspect of his dream. It is because he dwells and obsesses over achieving his final goal of winning over Daisy that Gatsby is unable to be content with what he has. He lacks the ability to reflect and this is why he suffers. This is also why he is unable to realize the business he does is corrupt and evil."