However, he is quite stubborn and the lack of communication in their relationship is very unhealthy. His wife “[doesn’t] feel as if it [is] worth while to turn [her] hand over for anything” (Charlotte Perkins Gilman 4). He refuses to hear her out on anything, and makes all the decisions for her. Whether it is which room she is to stay in, or whom she is allowed to visit, John takes away every choice she has and every decision she may have made. He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing.
Not only did Andre’s mother have communications issues with Cal but also with her own son. Her son didn’t even want to tell his mother that he was sick, let alone homosexual, even though Cal insisted. It is clear that Andre’s mother was not accepting of her son’s sexuality. She was narrow-minded and did not want to accept that her son was homosexual. In the story, Cal told of how Andre became down, and when he asked what was bothering him, he would just say he was homesick.
Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it. The third problem is Dunstan’s fear of being manipulated in a relationship because, of his mothers firm control over his father. Thus due to the hostile childhood his mother creates, Dunstan can never form a successful relationship in adulthood and this leads to a life of loneliness. Having trust is a major aspect in keeping a continuous relationship. Being trustful though, is a characteristic Dunstan Ramsay lacks and this results in weakened relationships.
He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
It’s like women in movies has taken a total role reversal in movies today. Throughout the movie she shows how she don’t listen to no one and just does her own thing because she knows that taking, the character Michael, off the streets is the right thing to do, even though he is black and is kind of shady at first. She has her husband asking her why she is letting this stranger in our house when you don’t even what he is going to do, and she doesn’t see him doing anything wrong. In the older days the husband would have been like no this boy will not stay in my house. If Sean tried saying this to Leigh he would of probably been sleeping on the couch.
John is a physician and believes that his wife is only suffering from a “temporary nervous depression-a slight hysterical tendency” (70) and due to this condition she should obtain plenty of rest, air and exercise but absolutely no work. The narrator is a writer that is forbidden to write because her husband believes that any form of society or stimulus could cause her condition to deteriorate further. As the story continue you beginning to understand the relationship between the narrator and her husband John. John seems to be very controlling and throughout the story berates his wife, while treating her like a small child that needs caring for. Every attempt that is made by the narrator to express her concerns is met with opposition or disregard.
Yet Edna is not the typical woman, as she believes in expressing herself and living freely without society’s rules and oppression holding her down. Throughout the beginning of the novel it is shown that Edna is not the typical creole woman. For example: “Mr. Pontellier returned to his wife with the information that Raoul had a high fever and need looking after”. “If it was not a mother’s place to look after children, then whose on earth was it?”(1) Edna being improper by not being attentive to her husband or not the mother figure proves that she is not a typical creole mother and wife.
Scene 2 is when Mary and Mrs Adams are shown into Mary’s accommodation, they are both shocked at how dirty and unpleasant the room is. Towards the end of scene 2 Mrs Adams does not want to leave her little girl in a place like this, but has no option. The last scene I was in was Scene 4, this is where Mary speaks to the Matron about having a day off work in order to go to an interview. Matron does not want Mary to apply, this is because the job Mary wanted was in Eastbourne and this is where Mary’s boyfriend lived, Matron is very reluctant to even let Mary ring the employer but realises its Mary’s life and she has to make her own decisions for herself. The acting style of my piece was Naturalism, and the presentation style was Realism.
She believes “congenial work” (531) would be good for her but she does not dare go against her husband. However, she continues to write “in spite of [him]” (531). She has trouble keeping this little secret as it “exhaust [her] a good deal” (531). Not to mention, the knowledge that if she is caught she will be met with “heavy opposition” (531). John is away “all day and even some nights with serious cases” (533).