She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said. This has strong suggestions that women at this time were men’s possessions, as if they were used merely as objects, part of their property and didn’t have the same rights as they did – women are inferior. The phrase “I don’t know why I can’t talk to you. I ain’t doin’ no harm to you” could me shadowing how women are simply seen as either virgins or whores. Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity.
In one of her more revealing moments, she threatens to have the black stable-hand lynched if he complains about her to the boss. Her insistence on flirting with Lennie seals her unfortunate fate. Although Steinbeck does, finally, offer a sympathetic view of Curley’s wife by allowing her to voice her unhappiness and her own dream for a better life, women have no place in the author’s idealized vision of a world structured around the brotherly bonds of men. In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men women are portrayed as discriminated. In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men.
The use of “...we are, for as long as we are.” (Line 16 and 17) Shows that Duffy is inviting her readers into the poem to help reflect upon how she feels. The formats of these pieces are all varied. Shakespeare firstly has written a play. However, within his play he writes a few sonnets to show the feelings of love between both Romeo and Juliet. One of the famous sonnets in the play is in act 1 scene 5, where Romeo shows his true feelings for Juliet during their first encounter.
Who’s Really to Blame? In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Connie the main character is considered as a self centered person who only cares about herself. She only has concerns about her looks and flirting with the older boys she meets. Connie knows about her looks and always make sure she looks her best. She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents.
John is very much aware of his wife, the narrator’s mental insecurity. Simultaneously, he embraces a conscious ignorance of his wife, telling her that it would not benefit the situation “if I [she] had ... less opposition and more society and stimulus” (Gilman 1). The reader can assume that John is initially embarrassed and disillusioned by his wife’s illness. This is reiterated as he (“a physician of high standing”) “assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression” (Gilman 1). In this instance, John’s social standing as a husband and a doctor conspire against the narrator’s enunciation of her illness.
She lives a stagnant life and does not move forward in finding the fulfillment she needs. Although she tried to make conversation that would please her husband by asking him, “Henry, could we have wine at dinner?” and, “Henry, at those prized fights, do the men hurt each other very much?” (p. 636), this is a conversation that would only interest Elisa’s husband and not herself. Elisa seems to have accepted the societal norms of living by the man’s rules. Women in this era had their housewife duties and took care of their husbands regardless of what their needs or wants were. Gender inequality was normal during the time this story was written.
Edna is there vacationing with her husband, Leonce Pontellier , and her children. At first she is a bit stand offish with people, not used to their open ways. After meeting Robert, a young Creole man, Edna starts to loosen up. Edna and Robert become good friends and do just about everything together. Because it is an accepted practice for an older married woman and a younger man to be friends, Edna’s husband sees nothing strange about this.
“The Attitudes toward Marriage”, The two stories have a third person point of view that is limited. In the two stories the husbands felt there will be no powerful will bending and they who blind persistence which men and women believe. They are the right to impose a private will upon a creature. “The Story of an Hour”, Mrs. Mallard was an unhappy wife. In “The Storm”, the wife Calixta was controlling and Clarssie was a happy person who was glad to be free with her husband presents.
He says to his manager that he quits hoping that it is quick enough for the girls to hear, turn around, and watch his heroic act but the girls continue walking. This attempt to impress the three girls displays a more chivalrous approach that he now has towards women. He stands up for the girls by quitting and telling Lengel that he “did not have to embarrass them.” (18) Even though Lengel is a good friend of Sammy’s parents and reminds him that they’ll be upset, the young boy sticks to his decision. Updike describes Lengel’s confrontation with the girls as making Sammy feel “so scrunchy inside” (19) that Sammy pops the drawer out of his register as his final act of duty at the A&P. When Sammy finally leaves the A&P, he looks for the girls in the parking lot but they are not there.
John’s biggest downfall in this story is the fact that he is stuck with the unfortunate task of being not only his wife’s lover, but also her doctor. Instead of being a concerned husband and being there for his wife mentally, he took a more clinical attitude to the situation and there for our narrator was left to her own devises. Also John only knows the “pattern” of his wife and does not see the trapped woman with in. John truly care for his wife and is trying everything in his power to help and cure her. 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.