For example the “evil” stepmother, Margarethe’s actions performs are inherently evil, and rude towards her stepdaughter, but because she is a widow struggling to ensure that she and her two daughters survive. This novel challenges the fairy tale idea that the most physically appealing character has the most interesting personality and has the most interesting story to tell. Clara is kept hidden in her home first by her mother and later by herself. As a child, she was kidnapped and held for some reasons, but she believed she was captured by water-spirits and turned into a changeling. After her mother dies,
Due to the nonexistence of a higher authority or family member at Bly, the governess in the Turn of the Screw by virtue of Victorian society was the primary caretaker of the children and the household. The information the prologue provides about the governess depicts the predisposition that she could be vulnerable as she is a “flattered anxious girl … With no previous experience”. However, she may be in awe of Harley Street and the grand estate of Bly, overwhelmed by her surroundings, she may not necessarily be too frightened to tell her story reliably. James’s style of writing in the novella creates room for the readers to view the governess as frightened and vulnerable whilst on the other hand certain and confident. The governess’s adoration of the uncle after visiting him at Harley Street and her belief that he needed her reflects the governess’s naivety.
Yet after her mother tells her the story of Rose's maternal grandmother, who never knew worth until death, the formerly weak-willed Rose becomes determined to assert herself. When Ted comes for the divorce papers, she tells him that he can't just throw her out of his life. She fights for possession of the house and their daughter, and eventually wins her husband back (The Joy Luck Club, Answers.Com). The film shows how Rose has been “unfree” upon entering the marriage with Ted. From the very beginning, Rose has been struggling because of an “external force” that she cannot control.
Women’s roles were mainly regarded for domestic purposes only. Even in the beginning of the story the main character, whose name is never revealed throughout emphasizing her insignificance, she spoke about the house she was more or less trapped in. While using phrases such as “there is a delicious garden,” she seemingly lets her inner domiciliary tendencies out using phrases that allude to a women’s place in the kitchen (Gilman 70). This took place in the midst of hinting at criticizing her situation. The Household magazine quoted the later nineteenth century that while the housekeeper (female figure) “does so much for the comfort of others, she nearly ruins her own health and life” (qtd.
Medea’s treatment of family explores the relationship between a tainted mother and her acts against her cheating ex-husband, while The Cherry Orchard’s treatment of family is shown in the way they accept all who enters their lives in the tough times of 19th century Russia. William Congreve quoted in one of is plays that "heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." (Congreve, 1967, Act III, scene viii.) This can be applied to the character of Medea. While taken to extremes, it is clear that this woman had no respect for her family – especially her children.
How does Austen present Elizabeth’s family as Embarrassing During the Netherfield ball? Jane Austen presents Elizabeth’s family as embarrassing at many different times during the Netherfield ball such as her mother Mrs Bennet with her flamboyant speech by exclamation marks after many sentences and she “bellowed”, her sisters behaviour like Lydia’s outrageous flirting and Mary’s piano playing and tone-deaf singing at the ball and Mr Collins’ dancing or his general appearance which makes many a people cringe or think little of him. Mrs Bennet is one of the main comical characters in the book. She isn’t the brightest of women and her sole aim is to marry her daughters off to rich young men and she will do anything she can to achieve this. At the Netherfield ball Austen shows how Mrs Bennet’s overly direct, loud comments are an embarrassment to her husband and daughters as she loudly tells the guests on her table her mission to marry off her daughters.
In “The Rocking Horse Winner” Paul’s mother desperately desires a richer life that cannot be supported on her husband’s income, and blames him for her despairing life. She even tells Paul that she was lucky before she got married, equating luck with wealth. There are surprising similarities in the themes of both stories. Both evolve around the lives of children. In “The Rocking Horse Winner” Paul relates his mother’s disappointment with her life with the mood of the house.
Wuthering Heights (analysis) Magdaléna Jurkemíková, 2bpANRU For my analysis I chose the passage from Chapter III, Volume II 1 . Isabella is eloping from Heathcliff , she comes to Thruscross Grange and informs Nelly about what had happened at Wuthering Heights. From her letters Nelly already knows, that Isabella leads such a miserable life. She knows her husband loves her sister-in-law, we could even say he hates his wife and treats her badly. Isabella was used to be treated like a princess, to have all the attention by her family and now she is all alone.
When they were married all of their belongings would go to the husband and they were then expected to stay at home and do the housework, when the men would be out working. If women tried to get into politics they would be accused of neglecting their families. As of this more women started to chose getting a job rather than getting married, they faced unequal pay and dreadful working conditions. It was seen that women didn’t need the vote as their husbands, brothers and fathers made the decision on their behalf. The women Chartists that had supported men to get the vote felt very let down.
All Dolled Up Nora, the main character in Henrik Ibsen’s play, “A Doll’s House” is on a quest to find herself. Although even Nora does not appear to realize this as the play opens, a series of events and one in particular set the stage for this mission. From the beginning, the audience observes a husband and wife seemingly devoted to each other. As the story unfolds, the lives of this ostensibly devoted couple begin to unravel and demonstrate how a woman living a superficial doll like life can only lead to heartbreak and tragedy. The title of the book itself, A Doll’s House, illustrates the superficiality and therefore the unhappiness of the people living within it.