He ain't a nice fella”(97).By saying this, she told Lennie that Curley does not care what she’s suffering through. .In this scene, Curleys wife let Lennie touch her hair and he started to pull it and he ended up killing her “And she continued to struggle, and her eyes were in terror. He shook her then he was angry with her. Don't you go yellin’ he said and he continued to shake her and her body flopped like a fish. And then she was still, for Lennie had broken her neck”(100).
Yet after her mother tells her the story of Rose's maternal grandmother, who never knew worth until death, the formerly weak-willed Rose becomes determined to assert herself. When Ted comes for the divorce papers, she tells him that he can't just throw her out of his life. She fights for possession of the house and their daughter, and eventually wins her husband back (The Joy Luck Club, Answers.Com). The film shows how Rose has been “unfree” upon entering the marriage with Ted. From the very beginning, Rose has been struggling because of an “external force” that she cannot control.
In Moore’s “Which is More That I Can Say”, the role-reversal of the search of identity reinforces the image of the dynamic of fear that both mother and daughter have. Mrs. Mallon’s presence in the short story is described as something repelling and invasive towards her daughter’s decisions in life. Abby, having shaped her identity privately tries to alienate herself from her mother’s stronger character in order to have proper control of her life. Mrs. Mallon showing a risk taking behavior, sees her daughter as “a women who expects too much” due to her performance of actions in life. At the end due to the inability of Abby to succeed in her liberty, she witnesses lack of strength and the fear her mother has at the Blarney Stone.
Despite Mae’s initial animosity and dislike of Earl, the two begin an affair after Mae questions her suitability to the role of doting housewife and mother. After discovering the affair, Jerry confronts the couple and the subsequent fight culminates in the lovers’ decision to leave together with Mae’s child. Foreseeing this, Jerry takes the child with him and leaves. When Mae returns to collect the child she is distraught, and begins to have second thoughts about her relationship with Earl. The film ends with Mae realizing the willful selfishness of her behavior and leaving Earl to attempt to reconcile her marriage.
Blanche depends on male sexual admiration for her sense of self-esteem. In order to escape from her past, Blanche drinks heavily and is very promiscuous. She pretends that she has just come to visit her sister because she needs a vacation, when the truth is that she has come to start a new life after losing her ancestral mansion, her job, and her reputation in her hometown of Laurel. Blanche feels that she is justified in her actions because she feels the only way to have a new life is to pretend her past life never existed, but with the help of her evil, cruel, brother-in-law, Stanley, her past is eventually found out, and ruins the rest of her life. In the first scene of the play, she tells her sister to talk while she looks around for some liquor, even though she already knows where it is because she helped herself to some earlier while waiting for her sister to arrive.
While Sister seems to be at odds with her whole family throughout the story, she especially holds a grudge against sister for stealing away Mr. Whitaker. Sister does not believe Stella-Rondo when she says that her 2 year old daughter, Shirley-T, is adopted. When Sister makes a comment about how Shirley-T looks just like “a cross between Mr. Whitaker and Papa-Daddy” (Welty, 43), Stella-Rondo gets angry at sister for mentioning her daughter after asking
Before his death, Oedipus had blinded himself, adding to the tragedy. However, Antigone's own tragedy was still unfolding. Through her proud and unrelenting character, Antigone is determined to give her brother a rightful burial, despite Creon's edict. At first Antigone seeks the help of her sister, Ismene, but when she realizes the fear and submissive attitude Ismene possesses, Antigone disregards it as even an option, another example of perhaps Antigone's tragic flaw, her own arrogance. As the tale continues, Antigone does indeed bury her brother, but is caught by Creon.
Isabella was used to be treated like a princess, to have all the attention by her family and now she is all alone. As she herself says, at first she wished Heathcliff would kill her, but then begins to wish he would die himself. From this point of view I would say that Hindley is in similar position. He despises Heathcliff strongly and makes no secret of his desire to kill him. On that day, which was shortly after Catherine’s death, Hindley decided to execute his wish.
They say, “Love can be dangerous in the wrong hands.” In the poem, “My Last Duchess”, that statement is a fact. All that the woman ever did was smiled at the things that made her happy, but her husband felt as if she gave him the same attention as she would a stranger. He wanted to feel special and since she could not give him that extra attention that was needed, he decided to have her killed. He also took upon himself to tell the father of his new wife, what had happened to his last wife. He basically was informing the father that if his daughter does the same as his last wife then she would be killed as well.
The narrator states the mother’s resentment of Connie’s beauty because “her looks were gone and that was why she was always after Connie.”. Connie doesn’t make the situation between the two any better by instigating her mother with curt answers and rude responses. “Her parents and her sister were going to a barbecue at an aunt’s house and Connie said ‘no’, she wasn’t interested, rolling her eyes to let her mother know exactly what she thought.”. the only time Connie fully admits that she truly did love her mother was when she was crying in the phone for her. Connie’s father is a quiet bystander when it came to his wife and daughter heated arguments.