However, when she learns the truth about he and his Elinor’s marriage, she is torn between conflicting loyalties and desires. She finally acknowledges, that she ‘was not Elinor, after all, but Anna.’ Anna elects to leave her old life and chooses a path, ‘... away from death and towards life, from birth to birth, from seed to blossom.’ She comes to terms with the fact that she does not want to be stereotyped as a ‘widow turned witch in the common mind.’ She decides not be constrained with the confines of male authority, but fashions her own destiny to accord with her core values, of loyalty, compassion and honesty. As a result, she is ultimately rewarded with acceptance and love in a new community, with a new family of her own. ‘Year of Wonders’ charts the journey of its protagonist Anna Frith, as she discovers her true identity and sense of belonging in the world. Throughout her journey, Anna is truly tested and experiences much suffering.
Throughout Bronte’s “Jane Eyre,” the superstitious presence surrounding Jane represents her transformation from an insecure young girl to a strong, independent woman. Bronte showed us her development in each stage of her life through her use of superstition displayed in the locations where she lived. Although Jane lives most of her life in the adventurous, unknown world, she is given the choice to do what is expected and live a life of honor and plainness; however, she eventually realized that she could not live a life so plain because she couldn’t live without the adventure. At the beginning of the novel, the superstitious presence in the red room shows Jane’s insecurity about herself; the room itself gives a description of her personality through the room’s appearance. As she looks around the room, she recalls that “it was in this chamber he,” her uncle, “breathed his last” (19).
Her relocation to the Pigeon House helped her realise who she truly was, though she ultimately had to find a way to preserve her true self, and the only way was suicide. A large portion of Edna’s awakening is due to two contrasting houses. Esplanade, her husband’s house, represents the rigid, structured lifestyle of Mr. Pontellier, while the Pigeon House represents Edna’s personal freedom and independence. The.transfer from the two lifestyles gives Edna the opportunity to evaluate her awakening and allows Edna to come to the self realization that she may never be understood, thus the need of preservation for her newly awakened self. As with Edna, that no man nor society will accept her as her own person.
Despite her being lonely with only Pearl by her side, Hester somehow finds her inner strength to defy not only the local people in her town but also the local government. Her strength becomes stronger and shows throughout the story, specifically when she interviews with Roger Chillingworth and Governor Bellingham. Her determination and confidence are repeated again when she confronts Governor Bellingham about custody of her daughter Pearl. When Governor Bellingham tells her that he is going to take Pearl away from her, she says, “God gave me the child. He gave her, in requital of all things else, which ye had taken from me.
“My boyfriend and all my relatives do not want me to become a stewardess,” repeats the girl and she does not even try to make her dream come true. Culture’s gender stereotypes imposed by the society girls live in, have an enormous influence on their lives. The conception of the Good Girl presented by Lucy Gilbert and Paula Webster in their essay “The Dangers of Femininity” clearly describes the proposed model of girls’ behavior. Good Girl should dedicate her life to other people, in particular to her husband. Being always ready to help she is obliged to forget about her own wealth.
The understanding in the different cultures is the rite of passage transforms the child in to adult hood. It also prepares the child for her new life as a woman. The tattooing represents where the woman came from. They are tattooed heaviest when they will live far away from their birth village with their new husbands and families. Although it is of religious decent, I do not agree with the genital mutilation.
Esteban Trueba states that it wouldn’t be morally or ethically correct for a women to have any other job than a caretaker, especially not something as honorable as a judge or a political profession. From a woman's perspective, Allende explains how most wish they had the freedom of a man, “I would have liked to be born a man, so I could leave too” (45). Ferula envies her brother, Esteban, when she tells him that she
Because of this, it seems appropriate that Austen's novel follows the lives of the five Bennett daughters on their search to find the ideal husband. By reading the introductory lines of the novel it is evident that marriage and courtship will play the dominating factor in the plot. This is not Austen's own view but a familiar fact that is just accepted as part of society. In the regency period, the position of women was considered important, but not equal to men and this is presented in Pride and Prejudice. Moreover, the position of women in the society within the text is more or less based on Jane Austen's real life interpretation of the actual position of women in her time.
The decisions she makes shows us, her desire to improve health and education level, but to also be finally making something out of herself other than just a house wife. These changes she is going through tells us her trying to gain her own independence. The reason for change in Norma’s life is the return of her husband Leroy. After 14 year of trucking Leroy’s injury causes him to come back home permanently, which causes unhappiness to Norma, leading her to say, “In some ways, a woman prefers a man who wonders”(Mason 76). Norma says this towards the end of the story, when Norma is essentially telling Leroy she wants to be alone.
And even so, the orphan characters of the novels Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations rise up to achieve something better in their lives – success, prosperity and most of all things – love. The first of these three novels, describing the motive of orphanage, even chronologically (being published during the spring of 1847 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre since the other Novel, Wuthering Heigths is written in June, but published in December, I figured this one is in the Spring), is Jane Eyre, written by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre is the story of a girl, who remained orphan as a baby, suffered through her practically loveless childhood to become a governess at Thornfield Hall. She lives unhappily at Gateshead Hall, together with her aunt and cousins, the Reeds. As a child, Jane lives in a social environment, filled with the violence and torments of her aunt Mrs. Reed and her son John, and the contempt of the servants, who constantly remind her of her poverty and worthlessness.