Title x2: “Pathedy of Manners” is about a woman who seems to have a perfect life, but the woman is wrapped in society’s “pathedy” (pathetic tragedy) of manners (expectations), and is too concerned with what is expected of her. From the title, I can infer that at first the woman’s happiness depended on living up to the expectations of society. However, in the last few stanzas of the poem she realizes that there is more in life than wealth and living in high society, and she regrets the decisions she made on how to live her life because they were purely made from the societal expectations. Theme: The theme of “Pathedy of Manners” is remorse and the importance of self-worth. If you get too caught up on society’s expectations of you, you loose
Grandma Lynn is one of the more vibrant, vain and misunderstood characters within the novel, like her Daughter she portrays an air of selfishness (Relating back to her daughter leaving the family in a time of crisis) however she takes the role of the level-headed peacekeeper throughout her appearances in the Novel, from her arrival before Susie’s funeral to her departure. We also notice how she is a hardened person, unlike the rest of the family. Sebold represents her as a vain and self-conscious character, an alcoholic and above all she has a straight forward attitude. Sebold initially represents Grandma Lynn in the play as one of the more hardened characters, upon her arrival we already get an idea of the character as someone who is unaffected by personal crisis’s such as Susie’s death, even before her arrival the call between Abigail and Grandma Lynn helps to portray her hardened character, the way that she is blankly states that “She has to come because it’s Susies funeral” she doesn’t seem to show much emotion on her arrival and the way that she brings a more vibrant atmosphere into the solemn and sad house. Even on her arrival instead of confronting the issue of Susies death she orders for a “Stiff Drink”.
A Woman’s Duality By Maya Asfour Edna’s self reserved character and the propensity to mask her emotions had a lot to do with her mother’s death when she was at a very young age in addition to not being close to either of her sisters, and that all the girls she befriended happened to be of a self contained type. Edna decided to take her place as a married woman with dignity, thus sacrificing her needs to attain the demands of society. But even though she does not attend to her needs they exist inside of her, causing her to question and desire while her body does what others expect her to do. Madame’s Ratignolle compassionate gesture at the beach provokes Edna to realize that she was brought up to be a reserved woman. The gesture also inspires Edna to speak openly and freely and by doing so Edna feels intoxicated as if she tasted “the first breath of freedom” [VII Chopin].
To Kill a Mockingbird, published during the Civil Right’s Movement, illustrates the pitiful life of Mayella Ewell, a character worthy of compassion, despite her immoral actions. Despite living in a large household, Mayella Ewell, portrayed as a lonely character, has no one to depend on other than herself. As Atticus conveyed to Mayella Ewell that “A
I assume that she wants a divorce from her husband but because of the role that society has placed on her, but she is unable to get one because she is very dependent on him. It sounds to me that she is jealous of her male friend who is looking for another wife. It was him and his situation that she was thinking of that brought her to the conclusion that she herself wants a wife. Her situation leads me to believe that during this time in history women were not meant to show signs of aggression, jealousy, or anger because it was a mans world. In Brady’s eyes a wife is a basically a slave at home who cannot have a life of her own.
One may claim that Toni Morrison espoused a paradoxical view of the family in The Bluest Eye, yet this incredible novel perpetuates the effect of self-loathing caused by an anguish-laden family to a child. Throughout the entirety of the novel, Morrison elaborates an extensive plot in which Pecola, the main character, is attributed with vast tragedies. She is beaten, abused, harassed, and is the victim of incest. This is clearly the result of an unfortunate, vagabond family, which is unable to provide her with essential family values. Moreover, Pecola’s misery is forced upon her through the corruption of her family.
Her first published novel entitled The Bluest Eye, portrays two female characters who take two different choices. Pecola Breedlove chooses to divorce herself from her own values and personality. However, her action only results in failure. She becomes insane because of her impossible wish to have the bluest eye. On the other hand, Claudia is able to maintain her values though she cannot fit the beauty standard.
She is like no other individual, different in every way, making her more complex and captivating. Jane Eyre appeals to me because although she is not beautiful, she is intelligent; she is not sweet but forgiving; and she is not affectionate but faithful. She goes forward even when all odds are against her. In Cinderella, Cinderella is a poor, unfortunate girl who has nothing; however, when she goes to the ball and sees the prince, he falls in love with her because of her beauty. Like Cinderella Jane is a poor, unfortunate girl when growing up.
Are you not deceiving yourself?” To which Anna replies with: “I will go home....and think it out for myself.” The fact that she felt she needed to ‘think it out for herself’ could have well been the essence of her problem. Living in the Victorian era, as a woman especially, she was very opinionated, independent, different from the standard Victorian woman, and had a needy want for freedom. Due to this, Anna is treated like a bad person by the people of her society; when really, she is a good-hearted woman who just wants to find herself, her spirituality; to feel like she had meaning in this world. She was extremely respectful to the people of the Church, but because of the mere fact that she did not, sleep, and Anna, aroused, dropped the blind,....caging the passionate. A02: Understanding how structure, form and language shape meaning • What effects are created by Bennett’s use of an omniscient, third-person narrator in this extract?
Every time the child does something wrong, the mother feels the heartache. It doesn’t matter what the child has done because even if it was just a small matter, the mother would have felt the pain first because she cares and love for her daughter. She loves her daughter with all her heart and wants her daughter to have the best in everything, the kind heart of a mother is fragile. ‘hostage to fortune’, hostage is someone who’s kidnapped and fortune signifies money. This meant that that the idea of having a child is not at all the time pleasant.