She must fight off the influences of her grandmother, who encourages her to marry for security, and her first two husbands, who thwart her development. Her second husband, Jody, has an especially negative impact on Janie's growth as his prevailing aspirations turn her into a symbol of his stature in the town. She is not allowed to be herself, but must subdue herself to his ideas of propriety, which means she cannot enjoy the talk of the townsfolk on the porch let alone participate in it. “This business of the head-rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it.
She understood that her father only wanted the best for her, but she was discomforted by the idea that her dad was promoting her around and trying to recruit a husband for her. As if she couldn’t find a husband herself. These types of things showed Sayeed that women in her culture did not have much say in who they married or when they were ready to be married, because the father usually sets everything up for them. This was a big inequality between men and women because the women were not even allowed to choose who and when they wanted to marry. Also, women in her culture had to cover themselves up, in order to show modesty and self-protection, which she thought to be an unequal hierarchy.
“The Awakening” By Kate Chopin Kate Chopin uses many different situations and different settings in the novel “The Awakening” to get her points and aspects of the story across to the readers. Throughout the story Chopin also uses many different literary techniques and situations to explain the characters and their place within the story. Chopin seems to be very specific at points, but also very vague when brining new characters into the story and the meaning behind such characters. From the many different aspects of the story the significance of the ending of the novel seems to be the most important and most interesting within the works writing. Chopin seems to use many different themes and symbols throughout the story to portray Edna’s character and way of life that causes the many problems and difficulties for her.
Despite Beli’s past with an adoptive family, living with La Inca should have been great. Like the typical Dominican teenage girl, beli is boy crazy, but even more so than the others. She is defensive and overreacts, cause no one around school seems to like her. Even though she lives what one would call a fortunate life in an upper-class family, Beli does not want to live within these standards and yearns to escape from the Dominican Republic. Beli has taken her rebellion so far as to have sex with Jack Pujols, something everyone shunned her for especially La Inca.
The Controlling Men of The Awakening In The Awakening, the male characters attempt to exert control over the character of Edna. None of the men understand her need for independence. Edna thinks she found true love with Robert but realizes that she can never be his because she is already married. She is trapped between her children and her love to Robert. She cannot sacrifice her children and cannot bear of not being with Robert.
Joe * Joe shows Janie that he loves her in many different ways. * Joe takes Janie from Logan and she runs away and lives with Joe. * Joe loves Janie but uses her in a way for status/reputation for himself because of how beautiful she was to the men. * Joe was very impulsive toward Janie and wanted to control everything she did he was selfish and wanted Janie all to himself and he only let Janie have limited freedom. * Janie has love for Joe but not so much after the year’s progress because of domestic abuse Joe does toward Janie to better himself and his status/reputation.
* Curley's wife is so overwhelmed by her loneliness; she seeks friendship from other men. She seeks out the friendship of Lennie for all of the others fear Curley and will have nothing to do with her. "Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while.” Short Answer Quiz over Chapters 1-3 1. What trouble did Lennie and George have in Weed? 2.
So if your husband did love you anymore I would go find someone else that will and give me the full attention that I deserve from the man. Why can a man cheat in the relationship and it be alright and the woman acts like they don’t see it. But when the woman is cheating in the relationship everyone knows and it is the worst thing in the world, the men don’t act like they don’t know. If the man is unfaithful not only is he making a woman unhappy, but she cannot even go find happiness with someone else because the guy will be a hypocrite about it. No woman wants to be cheated on after the man married her; these are not qualities that are looked for in an ideal man in
She is able to escape from this depression metaphorically through this second self she has created behind the yellow wallpaper. “I pulled and she shook. I shook and she pulled, and before morning we had peeled off yards of that wallpaper […] I’ve got out at last, in spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!”(Gilman 320). As she describes her behavior trying to get the woman out, she vaguely admits that she has got out at last and no one can put her back.
Beauty is a gender role pushed extremely hard toward women. To be the right size, and shape and have the “perfect hair” is a pressure most men don’t feel. I blame this completely on gender roles. Most men don’t care about the shade of red lipstick a women is wearing, or notice when she flips her hair a different way, yet it’s what makes a women feel beautiful? In the story a gift of the magi, one whole paragraph is dedicated to the main character- Della’s- worry about if her husband will still find her attractive, even though she cut off and sold her hair to buy him a Christmas gift.