Women were to marry, and no matter how miserable they were treated, they were to please their husbands. There was also a tendency for women to stay in meaningless marriages because divorce was not supported by social standards. In the case of Maggie and Brick, he reminds her they are simply living together and married only by name. She seems to be in constant torture because she cannot experience intimacy (be it physical or emotional) with the man in which she has vowed the rest of her life to. It is obvious Brick does not appreciate the devotion of Maggie.
Even though he loves Edna and his sons, I don’t think he is considered as a good husband since he knows very few about Edna’s true feeling. I think this because he spends slight time with them, and leaves the family behind and goes out saying that he is always busy and has to go away for business or spends more time with his friends. As my point of view, I think it is not fair for a guy to treat a wife or his family like this and it seems like he is just a selfish person to me. Since marriage during that time of period was very harsh for women I think she was able to survive by meeting people. The time period where Edna was living was in a very strict condition for the women, especially for house wives.
I feel negative toward her, so pretty much whatever she does, even if it is nice, I will find a way to view it as negative. Also, applying the Halo Effect Theory, the wife doesn’t like her husband and whatever he does, like getting the tickets to this nice dinner event, she saw as negative because she does not like him. According to the theory, no matter how he had presented the tickets, even if someone gave the tickets to him and there was not money spent, his wife would find some reason to dislike the event because her husband is the one who gave her the
True to George’s original estimation, he will go through his life alone. Another character who suffers from loneliness is Curley’s wife. It is her sexuality that causes her loneliness. All the men on the ranch try to avoid her because they believe that women are always the cause of trouble. She longs to have someone to talk to, yet she gets restricted by her brutish husband.
Sir Toby first displays a sense of rudeness towards Olivia when he states, “What a plague means my niece to take the death of her thus? I am sure care’s an enemy to life”(1.3.1), because, although his nephew has recently passed away, it does not occur to him to provide Olivia with any kind of comfort but instead question her mourning, which portrays him as insensitive and could be the reason why they don’t hold a close relationship. It is reasonable to hypothesize that Sir Toby has inhabited Olivia’s house for quite some time now because he feels comfortable enough to always be inebriate and disregard the multiple times that Olivia threatens to oust him from her house if he continues to drink. Maria, however, always reminds him that “That quaffing and drinking will undo....”(1.3.13) him. His ignorance towards her confirm the lack of respect he has towards her as a person and as a family member.
In the poem “Medusa” gender conflict through control is also illustrated when she says: “a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy”. This depicts that she feels ownership over her husband and wants him to “be terrified” if he does not obey her commands. However, in “Les Grands Seigneurs” the narrator conveys that after she was “wedded, bedded … a toy, a plaything … wife” she is nostalgic for the first three stanzas to how men were towards her before she was married as she is now powerless. We can depict that there was less gender conflict before she was married. Moreover, in “Medusa” powerlessness is also portrayed when she rhetorically questions herself “Wasn’t I beautiful?
In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children. At this point in the story, Hamlet makes it seem as if he is not interested in women anymore. For the readers perspective at this point in the story they are clue less as to the true feelings of Hamlet. Hamlet also does not have very much respect for his mother anymore. This may be why he has such a difficult time getting along with women.
Herpoem “to my dear and loving husband” desires her sole emotions for her husband. First, “if ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife then thee”(AnneBradstreet 1-3). Anne Bradstreet lived during a time where woman were to be seen and not heard. Woman were basically slaves to men .women were to cook, clean and tend to the children .some woman were spiteful of their husbands because they had greater opportunities but Bradstreet had a devout love for her husband.
He thinks marriage reduces the quality of a man’s life. Benedick is the bachelor who is also fearful of the idea of cuckoldry “I will do myself to trust none” and he would choose to live a “bachelor”. While Beatrice is a fellow Bachelorette who thinks all men are not worthy of her “not till God makes a man of some other metal than earth” Beatrice is a very soft-hearted lady, but does not show this. At the very first mention of Benedick in the play, Beatrice begins with insults and the audiences soon notice that she is trying to hide the fact that she has true feelings for Benedick. However Although Beatrice’s comments to Benedick are considered as rude, the fact that they are so witty, and do that to amuse each other, not a sour tone included, shows us that she doesn't really mean most of the things she says.
Blanche’s intimacies created her downfall as they weren’t permanent. After Blanches husband committed suicide Blanche was alone and felt the need to be intimate with many men so that she wouldn’t be alone, she thought that the men were helping to detach herself from the horrors of her life and stop herself from acknowledging her guilt from her husband’s suicide; Critic Kathleen Margaret Lant claims ‘Williams does consider Blanche guilty for not saving her husband from his