Dunstan Ramsay, the novel’s protagonist exhibits the issue of how a rough childhood can impede on relationships later on in life. Dunstan’s relationship with his mother leads him to develop three problems that arise in his dating life. The first problem is Dunstan’s trust issues; he can never fully trust a woman due to his betrayal of trust with his mother. The second problem is Dunstan’s negative depiction of sexual relations. Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it.
This description is simplistic, it only allows us to see that he too has expensive tastes that do not match the income he is providing. The true character of Paul’s father is shown through the eyes of Paul’s mother and the blame she places on him for their “unlucky” situation. While having a conversation with Paul, his mother shows her distain for his father by blaming their troubles on him saying bitterly “it’s because your father has no luck” (151). Her direct blame on his father initiates Paul’s obsession achieving luck and later to his death. As the story unfolds, it is evident the Paul is seeking love from his mother, but Hester is incapable of that love only showing him the need for more
She talks about him like he's a hero in her eyes and that he's indestructible. The way she sees her mom is that she is too emotional and she is a hypocrite. The way she describes how she sees her parents makes it show that they have different relationships with them both. Lori, Jeanette's sister is more close to their mother than any of the other kids. Jeanette describes that Lori and her mother share the same interests, drawing, painting, and reading books.
This quote is a perfect example of this. Sybil is also unaware of her son’s problems. Throughout the play she keeps getting surprises about her son -and not good ones. At the beginning of the play she finds out from Gerald that Eric has a drinking problem, when he says“ I have gathered that he does drink pretty hard.” This leaves Mrs Birling astonished, baffled and quite angry. She reacts the same when she finds out about Eric being the father of the baby.
The main unhappy marriage showcased by the novel is between Louisa Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby. Louisa marries him not out of love but out of a sense of duty to her brother, Tom, the only person in the world she loves and who wheedles her into saying "yes" because he works for Bounderby and wants to improve his chances at rising in the world. Bounderby's intentions regarding Louisa seem a bit creepy at first, but he turns out to mean no harm to her. This a loveless disaster where husband and wife grow to hate each other in the case of Louisa and Bounderby. The only happy unions are mythic, have occurred in the past, or are just barely implied, as in the case of the Jupes
My slippers look!...I missed them dreadfully. Now you should see them Hedda.’ Hedda: ‘No thanks, it really doesn't interest me.’” In another gender role reversal, Hedda displays a financial awareness, which her husband, Jorgen does not posses. Although Brack talks with Tesman about his honeymoon travels, he talks with Hedda concerning the financial matters. This is a role that is usually reserved for men. Hedda does not only display traits, which are definitively masculine, or feminine, she also objects to and often defies the conventions established for her gender by society.
Further, she does little to hide these flirtations from her husband, though they’re likely to infuriate him and make him feel even smaller. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad; something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. She is constantly searching for her husband, “I’m looking for Curley.” Although, this may be just an excuse to mingle with the men and have some company. Curley’s wife barges in on Lennie, Crooks, and Candy in Chapter Four.
The universal truth behind this story is that the innate differences between men and women coupled with lack of communication will cause a marriage to stagnate and become an uneasy compromise. Insensitive and inconsiderate of his wife's feelings, Michael openly admits his attraction to other women. Frances wants to know his true feelings and he gives them to her cold, "I got all this stuff accumulated in me because I've been thinking about it for ten years and now you've asked for it and here it is." (7) He does not acknowledge his wife's despair; he knows he is wrong and yet he feels righteous because so far it has only been a physical attraction. Michael blithely dismisses his wife's pleas for reassurance.
In the past, her aggressive nature towards suitors for her daughters has been a negative attribute, which is why her daughters are single up until this point. Mr. Darcy and Mr. Bingley do have certain love interests in this novel. Mr. Bingley is immediately attracted to Jane, the oldest daughter of the Bennets’, however because of her social status, he is pressured by Darcy not pursue a relationship with her. Mr. Darcy’s age, wealth, and good looks make him a very desirable target for most single women, except for his rude attitude and snobbish demeanor towards people of the middle class. A marriage with him would no doubted improve the