She looks on the verge of breaking down…” (51). Andre’s mother’s mouth remained shut, but she obviously showed very strong emotions. She obviously was very dreaded by the fact that her son passed away and she somehow shows regret on ever convincing Andre that she would not accept his homosexuality. Which character is the Antagonist? Cal The antagonist is Cal.
The Friar tries to dissuade Giovanni from commencing the relationship despite there being little effect from his words. Annabella is harshly reprimanded by the Friar, so much so that she sees sense to confess to her sins. Despite her confession however, she is still punished grotesquely towards the end of the play. Giovanni does not confess; instead he sees his actions as necessary to deal with the problem that he is the main cause of. The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred.
This racial language is disgusting and should not be said by a young boy, but it goes to show that Ben has inherited some of his mother’s racism. On the other hand Daisy is extremely hurt and distressed by Ben’s language towards her. Her innocent mind cannot comprehend why Ben would say such a thing, even if he was purely influenced by his mother. Mrs Preedy is very involved in her son’s life and prevents him from making his own decisions because of her racial views. She made it impossible for him to become friends with Daisy only because of her coloured skin tone.
And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?
Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
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.
She calls the women “foul contending rebel[s]” and “graceless traitors” to their husbands. The fact that Katherine insulted the wives is another way she shows her dominance among the women and the unkind, look downed upon, nature that is put upon the wives. Ironically, Katherine also states that a women who do not obey her husbands are “muddy,” “ill-seeming,” and “bereft of beauty” implying that these wives are these characteristics because of their disobedience to their husbands. Using these words, Katherine patronizes and reprimands these wives publicly almost as if she was teaching them a lesson on how to be true wives. The condescending tone that Kate uses on these wives is a basically a scolding for their disobedience and also a lesson on why wives should submit to their husbands so humbly.
The use of embedded dialogue implies the different view on the Leeds accent emphasised in his mother being disgusted with him and believes he was not "brought up to write such mucky books!" As his accent goes against his education. The exclamatory used within the dialogue suggests that she is appalled with the language used. Harrison also uses a sex pun
In the text we are provided with many feelings, for instance the relationship between the narrator and his mother Kay. The narrator doesn’t like his mother, he think all she says, and has told him is probably bullshit. The conversations between them is awkward, and the narrator think she forces herself, to bright up her voice, and ask about his life, like she forces herself to be a reasonable parent, and the Narrator reply with simple and brief sentences. It’s not only the narrator who hate his mother, it also seems like the mother doesn’t care about him. For instance, she is looking forward to the moment when the narrator can be fending for himself, and when she realize its Saturday she quickly tells him he can’t be in the house because Dan is coming.