Mrs. Linde was then able to attain her personal desires, to work and care for others, without worrying about any family obligations. Mrs. Linde has been through a lot in her life, which has made her a tough woman with a rough facade. When she explains why she married without love, she says to Nora, “My mother was alive then, and was helpless, and I had to provide for my two younger brothers; so I did not think I was justified in refusing his offer” (809). Mrs. Linde also tells Krogstad, "I have learned to act prudently. Life, and hard, bitter necessity have taught me that" (841).
When the main character learns to overcome this fear, she is able to exercise power over her life. The main character has no real control over her life until she realizes that her husband did not care about her or his son. Once she can overcome her fear of swimming in murky water, she is also able to take control of her life and do what is actually best for her, instead of what she is convinced to do by other people. Throughout the story, the main character is treated like a possession to her husband and is not able to take control until she saves her step son and has the courage to divorce her husband. She still losses many things in her life, including her step son, whom she had a strong relationship with.
At the beginning of the play Katherine is stubborn and ill tempered. However, after a few instances of trying to assert her authority, her opinions and actions are constantly shut down by Petruchio causing her spirit to be tamed. She then starts to display obedience to her husband. The final confirmation of this is her speech at the end of the play. Some important quotes being: “…wwhen they are bound to serve, love, and obey," and “…but love, fair looks, and true obedience...” This shows how women are meant to be obedient and also grateful to their husbands because they go out and work all day.
Nora has been treated like a child all her life by her father and by her husband. Both male superiority figures not only denied her the right to think and act the way she wished but, also placed a limit on her happiness. When Torvald enters the act he calls Nora pet names like ‘skylark’ and ‘little squirrel’. Nora is being treated like a little girl and this also presents Torvald’s dominance over his wife. Nora describes her feelings as ‘always merry, never happy’.
She has had one child and is pregnant with her second child by her father; that is considered incest. Her mother on the other hand let the sexual abuse from her father go on. Her mother abuses her physically and psychologically. Precious coping skills with all three abuses are escaping a fantasy of imagination in her mind. She dreams of being a famous, a star that everyone worships and treats with respect.
This cant be answered unless you know the events Janie had to overcome during her childhood. The movie does a great job of showing Janie's disgust for Logan Killicks. Although Janie has absolutely no interest in Logan, she ends up marrying him. There was no love in their relationship, the only reason Janie's nanny made her marry was because she was scared, scared that she would die and Janie would be left alone with nothing. Nanny wanted to feel like Janie was stable, so she could rest in peace.
The high society circle Mrs. Van Buren mingles in continuously pressures her to have children; it is expected to have them. This pressure strains the Van Buren marriage, and displays that during this time period, it was the woman's responsibility to become pregnant, and the man was not accosted for straying if his wife did not keep his interest. Another client, Mayme, is a whore who receives corsets from Ester and becomes her friend. Throughout the play, Mayme repeatedly thanks Ester for never treating her with disrespect like the rest of society. Even when Ester discovers her husband is leaving every night to visit Mayme, she still treats Mayme friend with respect and does not condescend her, but instead blames herself.
These women who got married were not allowed to participate in the public. They were trained to do everyday house hold work at a young age such as: Spinning, weaving, sewing, and cooking, and so on. These women were even forced to learn how to read at home or at school. The men in their lives had complete control over them and what they did. (Ancient) Once finally married her husband also had complete control over all the property, and he would inherit all the stuff when their father dies.
They would leave their households in search of making a better living for the family, not coming back home for days. Men had complete control over their wives, and even could have more than one wife at the same time, they were expected to be totally obedient to their husbands Women on the other hand were unequal to men and was expected to stay home and take care of the household and the children, women weren’t educated formally and was not allowed to hold certain jobs. In both Empires there is no doubt that the family is the central unit that keeps the society going. The Roman and Han Chinese Empire were yet again similar due to their participation in agriculture. Agriculture was practice to sustain life in these societies, and was often use to feed a vast majority of the population.
There was no male role model for her too during her childhood. The absence of male role in her family “prevented her as she matured from experiencing in her own family the traditional submissiveness of women to men” (Skaggs 2), despite that she was taught to be submissive to men. In Kate’s work of “The Story of an Hour”, this part of her life experience which helps us to understand better as to why Mrs. Mallard felt happy instead of deep sad and helpless after her husband’s “death”. Kate never compromised with the traditional submissiveness, and she planted this point deeply into the protagonist’s mind when she composed this story. As a result, the strong will to be free from the shadow of her husband was released violently after Mrs. Mallard knowing the news of her husband’s death.