Compare and Contrast: Calixta and Mrs. Mallard Both women from “The Storm” and “The Story of an Hour” have very intriguing personalities. In the case of Calixta, she is alone in her house, awaiting the return of her husband Bobinot and her son Bibi from their trip to Friedheimer’s store. A fierce storm keeps the two from coming sooner and at the same time; Calixta rekindled a relationship with her past lover Alcee until the storm had passed over. Mrs. Mallard, on the other hand, is told by her sister and her husband’s friend Richard, of her husband’s untimely demise in a railroad disaster. She mourned of her husband’s passing but as she went up the flight of stairs into her room, Mrs. Mallard came to realize of her newfound freedom.
In one of her more revealing moments, she threatens to have the black stable-hand lynched if he complains about her to the boss. Her insistence on flirting with Lennie seals her unfortunate fate. Although Steinbeck does, finally, offer a sympathetic view of Curley’s wife by allowing her to voice her unhappiness and her own dream for a better life, women have no place in the author’s idealized vision of a world structured around the brotherly bonds of men. In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men women are portrayed as discriminated. In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men.
John later told the narrator to use “self control” (Gilman 34) and “not let any silly fancies run away with [her]” (Gilman 34). These statements and actions led by John prove that the women who lived during this time were treated like children and are prevented from doing certain things that they would want to do without permission from their husbands. The women in both stories are not able to live their own lives because of their husbands constantly monitoring them. In “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the narrator’s husband controls everything that the narrator does. She cannot do anything without first requesting permission.
Maybell “caught” Norma Jean smoking which made Norma Jean realize that she was not a child anymore and she was a woman and she didn’t deserve to be treated like she did and realized that even before her mother caught her smoking that she was not happy. She then tells Leroy that she wants to leave him. She transformed from a stunted housewife to a fully independent woman. This change made Norma Jean stronger because she spoke her mind and accomplished her goal, which was to be independent. In the story A Rose For Emily, Emily, the main character struggles with her father’s death.
Although Louis became a devoted husband and he admired Marie's character, in her early years in France his apathy made Maria Antoinette feel isolated. As recorded in Campan’s diary, even though Maria Antoinette sought out Louis XVI, their marriage went unconsummated for seven years and during this time, the teenage queen endured in silence when she was item of gossip for her incapacity to procreate. Bored by the court rumours and her marriage, Marie Antoinette wanted to escape from Versailles. “As her power as queen
The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” details the struggle that women continue to face through male dominance and domestic violence by way of psychological abuse. Her story is centered on the detail of a woman’s captivity by her husband in order to improve her mental well being. The woman’s thoughts, emotions and imagination all play a vital role in discovering what is causing her state of mental incompetence. Occurring in the late 1800’s, the women’s suffrage movement had not yet occurred. Women were still viewed as being inferior to men and did not have a voice to air their concerns or displeasure.
Dee’s perspective Have you ever met a person, who did not care about anyone but themselves? In Alice Walker’s short story of “Everyday Use” the character Dee is a very self centered person .She expresses this in many different ways.She wanted everything thats not hers. When she graduated from high school she took one of mother’s suits made a dress out of it, and after that she wanted someone to buy some pumps/heels to match with it. Whenever she came to visit she would rub her intelligence in. Once her and her husband arrived at mother’s house, Maggie and Dee started arguing about who take the quilt that been in the family for a very long time.
Unwanted As a child, O’Neill would go from town to town with her mother who thought she was so intelligent and did not need a job. As she got older, they realized living with relatives was not the best idea and that the best idea was for her to go live with her father in Montreal. In Lullabies for Little Criminals, O’Neill emphasizes the struggles of being an unwanted child using similes, metaphors and conflict. Many similes are used throughout the entire novel; this can be shown through the following quote, “A set of fake nails were lying in [the soap dish], like petals that had fallen off a flower” (O’Neill, 5). This relates back to being an unwanted child, because flowers are beautiful and to Baby these fake nails are probably beautiful.
She does not stand up to Othello when it really matters, and accepts her own death far too easily, even to go as far as selecting the bed sheets she is to be murdered on. Dreher, in her essay ‘Domination and Defience; Fathers and Daughters in Shakespeare’ states that she is ‘'following conventional patterns of behaviour for wives and daughters, these women lose their autonomy and intimacy and do not achieve adulthood ’, meaning that Desdemona retreats into a state of childlike dependency when upset as a way of avoiding reality. According to Aristotle, a ‘tragic figure’ is defined as a character of noble stature, who embodies virtue as part of their innate character. They do have some vices, which allow the audience to relate to them, and have some kind of ‘hamartia’ or tragic flaw, however their misfortune is undeserved, and their punishment far outweighs this flaw. Their end must evoke feelings of pity and fear within the audience, and their death must be a sacrifice of some kind for a greater purpose.
Before the play even begins, the antecedent action includes Abigail and Proctor having an affair. Sex out of wedlock is a heinous crime and Abigail would be severely punished if ever found out, so the risk she takes tells of how starved she is for love. Similarly, Abigail continues to lust for Proctor even after the affair ends. In the seven months after she left the Proctor house, she convinces herself that Proctor does indeed love her. She makes herself believe that his wife, Elizabeth Proctor, stands in their way.