This suggests how women sometimes experience men to be senile and insensitive towards their emotions, when they need them to be protective and watchful yet they can be cowards. Nevertheless, Duffy captures the quiet resignation of the spirited and resourceful wife, who is prepared to greet her husband’s dramatic life change with optimism and compassion as she ‘tried to be kind’ which highlights when women experience various obstacles in a marriage where they still end up devoted to the ones
She is prone to breakdowns in the face of Christopher’s tantrums. Though she did have some selfish reasons for leaving, she really was trying to do what she thought was best for Christopher and his father. She just could not cope with Christopher’s disease, which is why I think Christopher’s father is better suited to take care of him. Of course he’s made his mistakes as well but he handles Christopher so much better. We see his mother hasn’t changed at all when Christopher visits her in London.
Pyle’s perception is that he is confident Phuong will go for him but in reality she picks Fowler. Fowler has a constant fear of losing love as he perception has lead him to leave established relationships in the past. He is appealed by Phuong as she gives him the sense of security, the feeling “she won’t run away from home so long as the home is happy (pg 104).” Pyle perceives that he has to suffer a lot in giving up Phoung. “I know what I’d have to suffer if I had to give up Phuong” said Pyle which shows that the truth often becomes a matter of perception rather than reality to Pyle as he thinks she will chose him rather than Fowler. Another example is shown in the book “The Secret River” by Kate Grenville where the Australians declared Australia as “Terra Nullius” meaning empty land
If a person is truly in love with their spouse, they should never have the thought of cheating in the first place. In the last stanza, Gylys writes about the man’s wife leaving with the children. The idea of children reinforces my belief that Gylys was incorrect in saying that marriages fail due to not taking the time to think. The husbands have their wives that they should be committed to, but their children should also emphasize the importance of the marriage. Therefore, I think the cause of failed marriages is not lovers not thinking, but rather lovers falling out of love.
This is odd as the object of her affections is her husband,whom has no feelings towards her. He is undeserving of her love,as Emilia could be offering all this love to one whom actually deserves it. This is a good character trait in Emilia. Due to her not getting the love she wants from husband, she develops the belief that women should be able cheat on there husbands. Subsequently they had a rocky relationship,even though
The parallel can be easily drawn between Lear and Gloucester. When dividing the kingdom, Lear gives all the authority to Goneril and Regan only because they flatter Lear with overblown words of "love"; and he disowns Cordelia for she can't express enough "love" for him. This action of Lear's shows his inability to distinguish true love with insincere praises that are made to obtain power. He should have more common sense that Cordelia, being his favorite daughter, loves him the most; but the fear of being abandoned and absolute powerless as an old man after retirement makes him request the prove of love and need to reassure his importance. However, as soon as Goneril and Regan are declared power, they begin scheming to take all Lear's authority away and leave him with "the infirmity of age"(I,i,296).
They would give their husbands anything and everything but only if they submit. I find it curious that when the Wife of Bath discusses her fifth husband the one she loved most she exclaimed “my fifth, may God forgive his every sin” (1682). This man treated her poorly often but she endured and wanted nothing more than for him to submit to her will which seems like a big want. But it is not such a large request considering everything that she was prepared to give him in return. The knight did
It is difficult for Elisa to break through her masculinity and clearly just play the woman role. Even though Elisa wants to feel superior and strong she still wants to be loved and desires more passion from her husband. Elisa’s relationship with her husband is one of her biggest struggles. Stanley Renner describes Henry as “decent but dull” and believes Henry is content with the way things are in their marriage and therefore he ignores her lack of fulfillment in
Even though, women have become more independent, they still want to feel love of a man as it is a necessity. As the play proceeds, Blanche is not the only one to depend on men for attention, love interests and socio-economic progress. Her sister Stella is heavily restrained by her husband Stanley Kowalski. This dependence promotes the abuse of women both verbally and physically. When Stanley beats Stella and she forgives him because she has nowhere else to turn and has the fear of being alone.
However, throughout the novel readers note that Marilla Cuthbert treats Anne quite differently than her brother Matthew does. Some may argue that Matthew and Anne have a special connection that Marilla just does not share, but that is not necessarily accurate. Marilla loves Anne every bit as much as Matthew; she is simply uncomfortable with expressing it. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert may be siblings, but they possess two completely different personalities. While Marilla is at times harsh and critical, Matthew is quiet and gentle which makes it easier for he and Anne to become close companions.