Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
Creon cares about his son so much he doesn’t want Haemon to marry Antigone just because she broke the law. Creon says, “You will never marry this side of death.”(646) Creon cares mostly about his family and don’t Haemon to marry a women that did something bad. Creon is doing the right thing for his son so he can live a better life than marrying a woman that broke the law. Creon also says, “No son of mine shall web so vile a creature.”(486) Haemon tries so hard to convince her father to let him marry her but Creon is stopping him. He cares about her wife, Eurydice, as well because Creon wanted to suicide when he saw his son and wife died in scene 8.
Eddie felt humiliated about where she was raised, she didn't want to be associated with the "scandals" that belonged to the shacks north of the creek. She believed that, since she grew up in the shacks, she was worth less than the next person. Edith was embarrassed by her drunken father, even though none of his actions were ever her fault. Her mother, a "hallelujah-shouting fool" who preached, but never actually went to church, was also a huge contributor to the way Eddie felt. With people tormenting her about her cousins who were teen moms, or her father who made a fool of his drunken self in public, the poor girl felt like nothing more than dirt, and she wanted to be thought of as flawless and beautiful.
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.
Any preconceived ideas however are changed when the character of her father is introduced. The father’s absence is apparent as Beauty (now in first person rather than third) wishes for his safety. He is described as inadequate as his misfortunes are listed. The narrator comments: “She had asked for so little and he had not been able to give it to her.” He is clearly unable to provide for the daughter described as his “girl-child.” The father’s incompetence later continues after he steals a rose for his daughter and is confronted by the Beast. The aggression and animalistic nature of the Beast forces the father into submission with little retaliation, however the picture of his daughter calms the Beast and changes his mood.
Jan doesn’t think highly of her father at all, she describes her father with grow Tess words. Jan believes her negatives words are the way to describe her father. Through all this negative thought process of her father, an incident occurred regarding how her father abruptly left town, she was
Along with that, she’s married to Curley who she never really loved thus making it even lonelier for her. Also, since she’s married she can’t follow her dream of being a movie star which she confesses to George and Lennie. For instance Curley says to her “Why’nt you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” This shows no one wants Curley’s wife around. Steinbeck even give her a name of her own. That just shows how much he wanted to express her isolation.
Many people think that D.H. Lawrence’s short stories are off-puttingly masculine. They get this interpretation due to the position of male characters in Lawrence’s short stories. At the time they were written the male was generally the dominant figure within society and relationships. However, I do not agree that Lawrence’s stories are off-puttingly masculine as I believe that in many of the stories the women have an undeniable control of the men’s actions and behaviour. This would suggest that women had a great deal of power within Lawrence’s stories, and prove they are not completely male dominated.
Masculine Identity in Hardy's Novels In Hardy's novels, masculine identity is explored, evolving from the solid, monolithic, patriarchal role of the mid-1800s, to less typical, nearly feminine styles of manhood. With the increasing power of women during the Victorian Era, Hardy creates men who are in a state of ambivalence about their sexuality; they either reach for the well-worn stereotype of the "manly" man, or they attempt to explore their own complicated emotions, sensitive to the needs of the emerging New Woman. Though action in Hardy's novels centers predominately around the female, life is often seen through the eyes of the males in his works. The "typical" male is often associated with money, power, and prestige, while the realists and chaste men are almost "unmasculine" in thoughts and action, and frequently fall victim to the New Woman. By depicting a man like Henchard, who goes from being an obsessive power seeker to one who is, in a sense, "unmanned," Hardy shows readers the male identity which he tends to favor.
Putting adults aside, even the little children don’t care about women. Martins’ little boy Bobby doesn’t obey his mother’s words but when his father calls him sharply, he obeys his father’s words because unlike his father, mother is not an authority for him. Women also see themselves as weakest part of the society. Sacrificing a woman is given by the author as a symbol of the patriarchy. Another clue which is given by the