(http://www.zelo.com/firstnames/) It's a bit ironic compared to the Alison in the story, considering she has been having an affair with a man that her husband is renting a room to. The name Alison being given to this character is a cover up of who she truly is; just as she is tricking her husband, she is also tricking readers into thinking she is an honest, noble person. Her name goes to better exemplify how everything about Alison is not what it appears to be. Alison’s relationships with others are very complex. Alison and her husband do not have the typical loving marriage; he is many years her senior and she is basically a trophy wife to him.
Carver’s aggression grew wild in those years almost killing her when he hit her with a wine bottle across her head (King 2009).Carver’s alcoholism years only became worse after this incident with his wife. Upon writing “Cathedral” he exhibits himself in the narrator’s point of view which is never named in the story. “The husband” the narrator’s name in the story shows little emotion for his wife or for her blind friend that comes to visit the house. His isolation towards other is revealed by his tone of voice throughout the passage. His tone portrays the characters mood and personality when he speaks.
She discovers some dysfunctional traits in her family (primarily caused by her father), and observes how her family deals with these issues in order to learn. Eve Batiste, the young girl, is the daughter of a beautiful mother, Roz, and a successful and prominent doctor, Louis. Her father is a skirt-chaser, albeit a good breadwinner for the family. Eve discovers this unfortunate truth one night at a party when she encounters her father fornicating with another woman, to which Louis unconvincingly explains that he was not participating in anything improper. She shares the information of what she has just seen with Cisely, her sister who is at a mid point in her adolescence and is not aware of how to cope with her feelings.
The daughter of the Verma family accepts the groom, who she didn’t know before, when she ended the affair with a married TV producer. Besides the main line, the “Monsoon Wedding” has some other real life dramas interwoven through it to make this film become more impressive and special. At the beginning, the film didn’t intrigue me so well. However, chaos happened in this big family, which more and more attracted the audience. The family's rich friend Rajat Kapoor, has been found guilty of raping Aditi’s cousin when her cousin was a child, the wedding planner has a secret love with the maid and so on.
Social position of women play a massive role in this novel, and one such women that tolerates such violence is Celie. Celie is the protagonist in The Color Purple, who is left alone without a mother and a father who uses her as a mean for sexual pleasure. After Celie’s mother dies, Pa marries another women, around Celie’s age. Celie is oppressed continuously by her father. One such example is shown at the start of her fifth letter to God, “He beat me today cause he say I winked at a boy in church.” (p7) This incident shows us that women are molested for the smallest of reasons just so the men could show their authority over them.
He is portrayed as a very uptight man and he speaks with great eloquence, especially when in public. After Mrs. Slump invited them to go “plumming, her father replied: “we feared to taste the sacred seed lest we be constrained to dwell forever in the nether regions” (Coates 100). The small girl longs for the wild plums and has a hard time understanding why her parents have banned this fruit. She does not comprehend the reasoning for ignoring the Slumps invitations since she feels that it would be rather fun to pick wild plums and sleep outside with other children her age. In “Wild Plums,” the small girl is an incredibly reliable source because she is too young to distinguish the social barrier between her family and the Slumps.
With no father figure or even a biological mother to help her in her adolescent years, Beli depended on La Inca to look to as a teen. In school Beli was an outcast to her schoolmates until she developed her womanly body, which helped her to attract the guys of her choice. As a woman her feminine curves attracted the likes of the Gangster, signifying the beginning of her tango with the curse. Becoming pregnant with the Gangsters child quickly alerted the attention of Trujillo’s sister causing Beli to be brutally beaten in the cane field, representing the violence of the “fuku” due to the dysfunctional love between Beli and the Gangster. “How she survived I’ll never know.
He has a fairly public affair with a stout woman named Myrtle. When his wife Daisy and Gatsby have an affair, he is furious. Not only does Tom manipulate his morals in this case, but society does as well. When the story takes place in 1922, women were expected to follow their husband's every word. They were not allowed the same privileges.
Myrtle wishes she was in the place of Daisy and wishes to escape to the ‘Egg’. She breaks down and cries when she finds out George borrowed the suit he wore to the wedding, which shows her wish to be married to a rich man. This is one of the reasons she has an affair with Tom Buchanan, the other being that she just wanted to have fun “ You can’t live for ever” is the way she puts it. Myrtle doesn’t treat George with any respect, when Tom is with them she is “walking through her husband as if he were a ghost”. She also states that she “made a mistake when she married him”.
Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61). Similar to her own marriage, Mrs. Mooney indirectly forces Polly to marry for money. Mrs. Mooney is a ruthless character as a result of her previous troubles. Consequently, Mrs. Mooney’s maternal connection with Polly is non-existent, turning their relationship into a business. When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63).