Sykes was very ungrateful and didn’t appreciate his wife, he tried to get her out of the way so he can be with his mistress Bertha. The saying “Karma is a bitch,” relates to the story because, Sykes tried poisoning his wife with a rattlesnake, but instead he was bitten and died from the poison. The story unfolds when Sykes got home and verbally abused his wife, but she stood up and faced him without any fear in her eyes, that was the breaking point for Delia, despite all her hard work he didn’t appreciate her, so she decided to stand up for herself and no longer endure her husband’s abuse. Sykes character unfolds when the narrator painted a picture of what he really is and his thoughts against his wife, he was wicked and cruel against his wife but was sweet and caring towards his mistress Bertha. He would go all out just to get Delia out of his way of being happy with his mistress.
It’s not easy for Connie to live with her mother, who constantly harps on the way Connie looks and how she doesn’t live up to her sister reputation. “If Connie’s name was mentioned it was in a disapproving tone.”. Every time Connie’s mother comments anything about June’s profile, it pushed Connie unconsciously to be nothing like her sister. Mother usually complained about her about habit of looking into a mirror. The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”.
She doesn’t understand why she was born like this and she feared she would be damned to hell because of it. | 306 | "The wonder to me now is that I thought myself worth saving. But I did ... And if they chanced to look down and see me struggling underneath them, they saw that even the crooked girl believed her own life was precious" | She never thought of herself a burden to her family, but now she felt as if no one truly loved her. Even her own mother, she thought, didn’t bother to rescue her. She thought herself worthless after this and questioned her family’s love for her.
Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency—Curley’s already bad temper has only worsened since their wedding. Aside from wearisome wives, Of Mice and Men offers limited, rather misogynistic, descriptions of women who are either dead maternal figures or prostitutes. Despite Steinbeck’s rendering, Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart,” and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex. When she confronts Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in the stable, she admits to feeling a kind of shameless dissatisfaction with her life.
This shows us that no matter how hard they hoped and worked for their dream, it would eventually collapse, just like Wall Street. Every character I am going to comment on has or had a dream, in reality, they will never achieve. I will begin with Curley’s wife because, even though, she isn’t a migrant worker, she is still a prime example of loneliness and disappointment during the great depression. Throughout the novella, we become aware of just how lonely Curley’s Wife is, due to her hanging around the other men and craving their attention. She dresses in red high heels and wears red lipstick in order to attract the other men and gain their attention.
Remember what we said in the "Overview" about Freud being all the rage when this novel was written? Well, that’s what’s going on here. Dewey Dell feels shame and embarrassment at being the only female in this family of men. She’s embarrassed about her sexuality and her body, and these subconscious feelings bubble up via her dreams. Dewey Dell Bundren Timeline and Summary Dewey Dell recounts her picking cotton by the woods with Lafe.
The reoccurring line in this poem, “not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough”, is to emphasize this aspect of her mind. The poem also mentions how the girl failed to get high grades in exams. This also suggests that her parents were more concerned about the grades she acquires and not truly very supportive of their daughter. The speaker feels weighted down by expectations. As she
Unlike the girls in Salem, Abigail is not submissive which is why her uncle is suspicious and even more because she’s rebellious. That alone was considered filthy and impure. In Act one, Abigail states these words, alluding about her past affair with Proctor. “I look for John Proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart! I never knew what pretense Salem was, I never knew the lying lessons I was taught by all these Christian women and their covenanted men!
Miss Havisham is a lonely woman who now lives a life of hate towards men as one broke her heart and she cannot get over this. “Not a day since then I haven’t wished him dead.” This quote clearly shows Miss Havisham’s hate towards this man. She wants him dead for what he did. In this poem, Duffy creates images in the readers mind as well as feelings. “I’ve dark green pebbles for eyes.” This is creating an image of darkness and hate; “Dark Green pebbles” Dark colours are associated with hate.
Brandi Wilkinson English 1010 Lauren Poss April, 20, 2014 Analysis of _Characters_ Paper A Rose for Emily/ The Yellow Wallpaper In the short stories “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner on page 33 and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman page 237 there are many similatries. The main characters in both stories are based on women who go from being depressed and lonely it insane. Both Women were forced into solitude just because there where women and the men in their lives controlled them. Emily’s father rejected all her choices for men in her live while in “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator’s husband John isolates her and doesn’t let her have any stimulation. She is confined to her room.