She is looked down upon by the rich for being a governess, and she believes she will never marry Rochester because of his more privileged position. Although Jane makes a success of her life through sheer force of will coupled with a lucky inheritance, the novel does not offer a solution to those in a similar position, wishing to break the bounds of social convention. Jane is seen to be inferior to her Aunt and cousins. As a result of Jane’s parents’ death, she is brought up by her Aunt Reed, who regards her as an inferior due to her late father’s occupation as a clergyman. Jane’s cousin, Master John, discovers her reading a book from ‘his’ bookshelf, and assaults her.
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
The lack of paragraphing and indentation gives the work a sense of being rushed to finish before this day becomes tomorrow. This lack of format contributes to the reader understanding how overwhelmed the daughter in the story must be. It also invokes a sense of the speaker’s life, experiences and daily responsibilities. It also allows the reader to be able to empathize with both mother and daughter through the reader’s personal experience with societal judgment and demands for conformation. By contrast, ee Cummings shows a larger picture of societal conformation.
Anna did not bloom to the knowledgeable being she became by herself, but she did so with the help of many catalysts during the plague year. Characters such as Elinor Mompellion, and already knowledgeable woman, give Anna the confidence she originally lacked to achieve her vision of an educated and independent life. Anna’s lust for knowledge comes when Elinor is introduced into her life as a mother type figure. Even before the introduction of their relationship, Anys Gowdie, an independent woman whom Anna admired, believed that Anna secretly was kind of independent, “I think you like to go and come without a man’s say so” and was searching for more in her life. These catalysts in Anna’s life caused the ‘journey from ignorance to knowledge’ she experienced to become the success that it did.
Thi is not an accident, but a very symbolic gesture on the part of Steinbeck. She is not a woman, she is her husband's property. Our first meeting of Curley's Wife is ominous; George instantly views her as a sign of trouble. In chapter 2, shortly after checkin in with the boss, George and Lennie stumble upon the young woman, dressed in red, made up and wearing mules with red feathers. the color of her attire and the style of her hair and makeup suggest some sexuality, as well as a youthful desire to be found attractive.
This shows she has little impact in the family, and could be the result of her nervous nature. The way in which Austen immediately describes other members of the family in greater depth to that of Anne's character also shows how she is at the start inferior in comparison to the rest off her family. It seems that her lack of superiority in the family has resulted in her eldest sister being the favourite with her father, and her youngest being married. Shes seems at the beginning of the novel that she was once easily influenced, and this downfall resulted in her being persuaded by Lady Russell to refuse Captain Wentworth's marriage proposal. However with the Elliot's family move to Bath, Anne is somewhat forced to emerge from her sheltered shell, and starts to flourish as a character.
44). The governess is so focused on the past and trying to find out answers that she forgets the real reason why she is at Bly: to be a good caretaker to the kids. This causes the downfall of not her, but the children. The children’s downfall represents the outcome of letting one thing control her life, making her blind to everything going on around her. In the end, it wasn’t the governess who suffered.
When Victor compares himself with Elizabeth, he says “I was capable of a more intense application, and was more deeply smitten with the thirst of knowledge.” Mary uses her character Elizabeth to review the lack of support and the demand for institutionalized education of girls in public, whereas Mary could only be home-educated by her father. This lack of education makes it so women have no access to the “outside world” - a world of exploration, investigation, and curiosity to the secret of nature, where
When being called a girl she feels like a child. Furthermore, the activities the narrator does in the field with her father should not classify her ad such thing, a girl. Implicitly, the narrator repeatedly tries to deny the fact that she is only a girl. The narrator feels constrained when inside the house doing more womanly chores with her mother other than outside where she feels more at leave. To conclude, not only do societal expectations make us deny facts of life, we begin to defy against them and prove society wrong.
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.”.