All she has to talk to is ‘nobody but Curley’. Her dreadful frustration at being like this is made obvious when she is speaking to Lennie in the barn. Steinbeck writes; ‘And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away.’ The word ‘tumbled’ is used to suggest how desperately she needs to talk to someone. The word ‘passion’ is used to suggest the strong powerful need that she has to communicate how she feels to Lennie and it also stresses her impulsive nature. So far in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Curley’s wife has been presented in a negative way, in section 5 Steinbeck shows another side of her which has compassion and caring
She lives a stagnant life and does not move forward in finding the fulfillment she needs. Although she tried to make conversation that would please her husband by asking him, “Henry, could we have wine at dinner?” and, “Henry, at those prized fights, do the men hurt each other very much?” (p. 636), this is a conversation that would only interest Elisa’s husband and not herself. Elisa seems to have accepted the societal norms of living by the man’s rules. Women in this era had their housewife duties and took care of their husbands regardless of what their needs or wants were. Gender inequality was normal during the time this story was written.
'Curley's wife is a very complex character because she is presented in different personalities at different chapters and in this chapter we see that she desires freedom and fame. Steinbeck presents her in such way that or opinion of her changes through out the novel, first we see her as a flirt then we see her presented in a horrible racist personality and now Steinbeck presents her as Innocent. Steinbeck did this because at this chapter where she dies it's like he wants us to feel sympathy for her because not that she is dead her problems are gone and there is not need for attentions because now she looks relaxed laying down on the hay. The language used in this chapter is very descriptive especially the part when Curley's wife dies, this might be because at the time
The author also uses irony to add a bit of humor, and also emphasize judgment on men’s idea of the gender roles. “ I want a wife who will work and send me to school”. Hyperbole: The author creates an unrealistic image of the typical wife and exaggerates to make a point. “I want a wife who will go along when our family takes a vacation …rest and change of scene”. This is an exaggeration because even on her free time, the wife is portrayed as a slave to the husband.
Sentences ans sections of poems are repeated which gives the impression of Hinley slowly losing her mind throughout the poem. Duffy uses language very effectively, in parts of the poem almost creating a sense of sympathy for Hinley at the same time as making her seem evil. When reading the poem Duffy’s opinion of Hinley is hard to understand. She seems to sympathies with Hinley in some areas of the poem however in other areas the poem emphasises how evil Hinley is. During the first stanza Duffy creates the impression that anyone could become a murderer and this creates the impression that she seems interested in Hinley especially since it is stereotypically men who commit crimes like the Moors Murders .
Miss Bingley Miss Bingley is a foolish and scheming character. She is shown in such a light that she is the complete opposite to that of Elizabeth Bennett; she is desperate for Darcy’s attention. "'Eliza Bennett,' said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, 'is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex, by undervaluing their own...but, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art.'" Miss Bingley immediately shows the reader her distaste to Elizabeth by trying to show Darcy what she believes is Elizabeth’s scheming character when in fact it is her that is the one trying to fool Darcy and the reader into thinking lowly of Elizabeth. Miss Bingley uses lots of pauses in her sentence possibly to show the reader that she may be pausing to see the effect her words may have on who she is speaking to.
Paul captures her target audience very well as every mother wants to make sure their kid is safe and sound. She builds up a contrasting character of herself throughout the essay because at the start Paul was portraying her personality as a lazy and unclean mother (Paul 816). However as the essay continues we see the type of ‘purifier wielding neurotic’ Pamela Paul has become, which she criticized initially. This justification for this drastic change in character is due to the repugnant truth of chemicals within cleaning products. As a result of the changing in temperament the reader can see how alarming this topic is, raising awareness of the danger of carcinogens in cleaning products, The origin of the change we see in Pamela Paul is due to the time when she discovers that there are no ingredients listed on domestic cleaning products (Paul 817).
Despite this difference, they are equally influenced by their mothers' philosophies, each sharing a desire to break away from their routine lives. Unfortunately, Hulga and Rose do not realize that what gives birth to this craving is also what makes them ill-equipped to handle the situations that set them on their individual courses of transformation. 2) The characterization of our protagonist Connie is vital to an understanding of her ripeness for seduction in Joyce Carol Oates' short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Connie's youth and vanity, coupled with her antagonistic relationship with the members of her family, effectively set the stage for her seduction by the older Arnold Friend. 3) In Flannery O'Connor's "Good Country People," the cynical, rude, and world-weary Hulga believes herself to be on such a high philosophical and intellectual plane that she is without illusion.
She wonders things that have happened that she herself caused. Like when she does not grasp right away that the yellow stain and the “smootch” are connected. Nor does she connect that the problem with the lady in the wallpaper is her own problem. Matter of fact she even scoffs at the ladies attempts to escape and is going to “tie her
The Astronomer’s Wife In her short story The Astronomer’s Wife, Kay Boyle writes about a young beautiful woman stranded hopeless and lonely amidst the company of her “dreaming” husband and a gentle, yet rugged plumber. Mrs. Ames, the young woman, is described to be very quite and conservative, speaking as “soft as a willow weeping” (22). The astronomer—known as the professor in the story— is characterized as a dreamer, and would often sit on the roof or venture far into the mountains gazing through his telescope. The plumber, on the other hand, is portrayed as hardy and rugged, but equipped with the manners of a gentleman (22). With the characters set, Boyle, very quickly, turns her attention on the plumber and Mrs. Ames.