One day when the cat sneaked up into his study, it found him taking a nap, and sometimes driveling on the book he had been reading before dozing off. The cat says that its master had a weak stomach which made his skin look yellowish. It says that he is a great consumer of food. The cat says that if it would get a chance to reborn, then it would like to be born as a school-teacher like its master who would always kept dozing off in his study, though the others thought him to be studious. The cats master had picturized the profession of a school teacher not to be so
Therefore, he prescribes for her a rest-cure. The rest-cure demands her to sit alone without thinking of anything or interacting with society. Instead of that, she should eat, sleep and sit in the upstairs room of a luxurious house which her husband rents. The wife tries to adapt herself, but unfortunately she become very nervous and angry with her husband for not doing anything for her: “I get unreasonably angry with John sometimes” (par.24). The narrator describes the wife’s room, which has four views to refresh the air and a wonderful view the wife can see the beautiful landscape through.
:… He used to stay in the house with Norma Jean.. Now he is home alone most of the time.” It is clear that she doesn’t want to spend time with him like they use to. They have changed, but mainly Norma Jean. She keeps moving in to the futuer while Loery is stuck in the past. Norma Jean has just outgrown him. “He feels awkward, like a boy on a date with an older girl.” Their realtionship end with the veiw of a graveyard and Noram Jean walking through it, and Leroy trying go after her.
In the time of Gilead, the women were taken from their homes where they were brainwashed by speeches from their “Aunts” who argued that “such a social order ultimately offers the women more respect and safety then the old, pre-Gilead society offered them” (Sparknotes). In their new age, they’re simply used to run errands and bear children in the homes of Commanders that have trouble conceiving with their wives. They are fed small bits of information on what is going on in the Republic and are expected to be content with just that. Offred spends a great amount time thinking of her old life with her husband, Luke, and their young daughter. Then, one night her Commander asks to see her privately where they play Scrabble (which is illegal because in Gilead, women are not allowed to read) and she is allowed to look at old magazines; to conclude these secret encounters, the Commander asks Offred to kiss him.
The Unnamed Problem In her 1963 book, A Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan wrote, “As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night—she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question—‘Is this all?’”. As a result of the constantly glaring of the classic “housewife” from magazines such as Good Housekeeping and members of the government such as Governor Adlai Stevenson, women in the 50s were expected to maintain a reserved lifestyle, which led to lonely dissatisfaction and an internal yearning for a different routine. After World War II and into the Cold War, “nuclear families” became the norm, with a working father, a housewife mother and their children. This idea spread and erupted into the ideal, picture-perfect family that all Americans should strive to have. By the 1950s, this model of a family had specific roles that each member had to follow, with one of important positions being the housewife mother.
Tennessee Williams Play Response Play Title: ____________Cat on a Hot Tin Roof____________________________________ Characters’ Desires & Isolation (List each major character followed by his/her desires and nature of isolation.) Maggie-love, outcast of family Brick-escape from reality, alcohol Big Daddy- wants other women, not knowing he is dying Big Mama-love, not being able to unify the family Setting Description via Stage Set (Give a brief paragraph description of the overall setting.) The play takes place in the summer during the mid-1950s. The setting is in the bed and sitting room of Big Daddy's Mississippi mansion. (Offer a lengthier paragraph discussion of how the stage set impacts the meanings in the play.)
He realizes that they don't really have a relationship at all--he goes to work, she watches her television, and they don't talk. They don't connect. Later, when Montag tries to drag Mildred into reading books with him, their distance is even more apparent. Millie is irritated,
“She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost”, this sentence in this chapter says that Myrtle didn’t care about what George did and went past him to talked to Tom. This shows that both of them are drifted very far apart. “Looking Tom flush in the eye” this also means that the relationship with Myrtle and George is so far apart that George didn’t even noticed that Tom might be her lover. “ Then she wet her lips, without turning around spoke to her husband in a soft, coarse voice: ‘ get some chairs, why don’t you, so somebody can sit down.’ ” This sentence shows that myrtle wants to boss George around but at the same time impress Tom with her voice. This also shows that myrtle takes full advantage of George and that George will do anything to keep myrtle.
Loss of spirit: “So gradually, she pressed her teeth together and learned to hush.” (71) C. Tea Cake represents her freedom. 1. Awareness: “He could be a bee to a blossom—a pear tree blossom in the spring.” (106) 2. Change: “In her heart she wanted to get his breakfast for him. But she stayed in bed long after he was gone.” (107) III.