Smith’s strengths are her loyalty, tenacity, and work ethics. She will still be anyone that she has placed in her circle and her family. She keeps going despite the hurdles and obstacles. Even though her husband had a lot of money and wanted her to just stay at home and raise the children, she insisted that she work and have her own money. She states that she doesn’t necessarily like working but she likes the fact that she works and can support herself and her children if needed.
Dunstan Ramsay had a number of women pass throughout his life. Each of the women played an important role in his life. His mother caused him to become isolated and distant from women. Mary Dempster took away Dunstan’s childhood because of the guilt he felt for her simplicity, and he also was the only woman he truly loved. Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity.
'; this is only one example of the abuse in Zora Neale Hurston's short story, 'Sweat'. Spousal abuse is a very common issue in today's society. Hurston represents this form of abuse through the way the husband talks to his wife and the way he treats her.Â Â Â Â Delia is a hard-working woman who is very obedient and faithful to her husband, Sykes. Hy yt hThrough harsh words, he cuts her down about her work of washing white folks clothes and her looks saying that he 'hates skinny woman';. Delia's appearance resembles her hard work, with 'knuckly hands'; from using the washboard.
She sometimes expresses a desire to have power over her oppressors, for instance she wishes she could kill an overseer with her eyes as we are told Nunu has done. However, Shola never makes any attempts to gain such powers, she merely wishes for them. She seems almost content in her role as a slave, and Shango is her only link to the realization of the evils of slavery. However, after Shango gives her the Sankofa bird, she retains this new defiance and even starts attending rebellion meetings. Sankofa is the symbol of looking towards the past before considering the future.
In the novel, Kingsolver presents the themes of captivity and freedom in both physical and spiritual ways. All of the Price women are emotional captives of their father and husband, Nathan. He is abusive and controlling. They each have a unique emotional captivity as well. Adah is crippled emotionally and physically, Rachel is crippled emotionally and grows into a woman constantly seeking approval from low-life men.
The men make her seem like she was a bad person, but in reality she was just lonely. Curley’s wife is the loneliest character in the novel. At the end of the novel you finally understand what Curley’s wife is really like and what she has bottled up inside of her. Curley’s wife is a complex character and it requires some thought to truly understand what kind of a person she is. By the end, it comes to realization that Curley’s wife is dependent, unenthusiastic, and naïve.
To pretend it never happened would be denying apart of herself. When she is released form prison, Hester still refuses to leave Boston. Although, the narrator never explains why, it is inferred that her life has been too deeply marked by things for her to leave. She also feels bound to Pearl’s father, Arthur Dimmesdale. This shows that she is brave enough to not run away from her problems in Boston and face them head on, for Pearl.
In the Mexican culture, women that are viewed as domestic slaves are usually abused physically and emotionally without repercussions because of a male dominated culture. Women are abused physically if they do not do their cleaning around the house or if they do not make a decent meal for their husband. Fear might be a woman’s first and most immediate feeling during or after a beating. The longer she puts up with the abuse and does nothing to avoid or prevent it, the less she likes herself. Not only are women abused physically, but also emotionally.
She solved the problems that burgomaster gave her, as well as made a game of her marriage with the burgomaster. Finally she outwitted her husband and her husband always consulted her whenever a very difficult case came up. As a woman lived in those times, she conciliated respect with her cleverness. Raimunda is very kind and tolerant. She hated her mother since she thought her mother should respond on that event that her father raped her.
Drowning in her own pool of ignorance, Lula criticizes Jem and Scout’s presence at the black church despite their relation to Atticus Finch, the one lawyer in America self-righteous enough to defend a black man. On top of that, Lula puts her own community at risk just to make a point. For example, if any white child either than Jem and Scout had accompanied Calpurnia to church; Lula’s behavior would lead to the churches ‘early demise. Yet, she still defies Jim Crow Laws to make a