However, love in the two stories did not result to happiness for the unknown woman in “A Sorrowful Woman” as in “From A Secret Sorrow” Faye ends up in a happy marriage and a great family. In "A Secret Sorrow" Faye feels that the only for her to achieve fulfillment and true happiness is to get married and have children unfortunately, her fate dictates otherwise. This resulted to a critical point in her relationship with her fiancé. Faye was expecting that her man would leave her once he knew of her disability. On the other hand the lady in "A Sorrowful Woman” has a husband and child but finds she sick and tired of what she had.
She was very critical of people around her, and found it very difficult to connect with anyone. This was because she found it so difficult to show how she felt. Her inability to show she emotions lead people around her to believe she didn’t care. For example: When her son John passed away, Hagar didn’t cry. This made everyone in town think that she simply didn’t feel any remorse for her son’s death.
The play ‘All my Sons” by Arthur Miller focuses on the themes of loss, guilt and the past revealing itself in the present. In this scene, Miller reveals that Kate and Ann feel very differently about Larry. Kate, as Larry’s mother, refuses to believe that he has died and needs other people around her to feel the same to give her feeling credibility, whereas Ann has come to terms with his death and, although expresses sadness and has a nostalgic attitude, feels ready to move forward with her life. Kate is driven by emotions regarding her feelings for Larry and Chris is determined for her to face up to reality. However, her sons death is something she won’t accept due to the implications it might have, displaying that she is trapped in the past.
Women were not even allowed to vote yet. Thus a female writing a story about a woman that sees’s happiness in the thought of her husbands passing was not received well. Even though at the end of this story the character pays for her elation of her husbands passing with her life it is not enough for this story to have a good following when it was first written. Although The Story of an Hour is brief it contains a lot of thought and a bigger message than one might originally think. In the beginning of the story it opens with Mrs. Mallard and the narrator mentions that she has heart trouble.
Jocasta and Gertrude live beautiful lives; thus, they find no need to unearth any hidden truths, even when they are given the chances to do so. When Jocasta’s son, Oedipus, is born, it is prophesized that her husband, Laius, “should die by the hands of his and her child” (Pg. 45). Despite this and despite the fact that her husband is murdered, Jocasta does not take future actions to pursue the matter. She does not investigate her husband’s death, nor does she try to find out about who her new husband is.
It’s dreadful when a man can’t trust his wife; it’s even worse when a man’s wife leaves him. Both scenarios are terrible, yet is it worse to lose your wife or to be second guessing her every intention? In the story “The Other Two” we see Waythorn lose trust in his wife due to her lack of truth about her previous marriages. In the story “A Temporary Matter” we see a couple that has lost the spark in their relationship after Shoba gave birth to a still borne, ultimately leading to her ending the relationship with Shukumar. Both of these stories show how any relationship, if not kept healthy, honest, and maintained can lead to a lack of trust or in severe cases, a breakup.
She mourned of her husband’s passing but as she went up the flight of stairs into her room, Mrs. Mallard came to realize of her newfound freedom. She soon relished her liberation from her marriage to her husband Brently. Such freedom was short-lived, and as she her eyes caught sight of her husband’s entrance into the house, her heart gave way and she died. The two women do indeed share some similarities, but also at the same time show various differences that make their respective situations unique. Among the similarities between Calixta and Mrs. Mallard are the conditions of their marriages around the time of the stories: Calixta to Bobinot and Mrs. Mallard with Brently Mallard.
A modern audience may perceive Jane marrying a disabled Mr. Rochester means the loss of her independence. However the Victorian context of this novel illuminates the normality of a wife committing and obeying her husband. When Jane marries Mr. Rochester she commits to to being “(his) neighbour, (his) nurse, (his) housekeeper”. This indicates complete devotion to Mr. Rochester; putting herself in the position of his “housekeeper” immediately rejects all independence she recently inherited. Jane’s new wealth, due to her uncle’s death, allows Jane to be truly independent, “I am independent, sir, as well as rich: I am my own mistress”.
His poor treatment there is more shocking because he has been drawn as a character who had, “worked hard” and ”owed nothing to any man.” Mrs Edwards, the daughter, is confused at first by the nun’s reaction to seeing her. When the nun asks, “Is your father lighter or darker than you?” she begins to realize that he will not be admitted there. The nun sends them away and delivers the platitude, “God bless you dear”. Mrs Edwards replies “and God pity you sister”. Her father dies at home, and she has endured the agony of watching him die.
My cousin didn’t show the typical signs of suicidal tendency, nor did he leave a note. He was just gone from us and the family has not been the same. The stigma that surrounds suicide is hardest on the survivors. The suicide reference library quotes historian Arnold Toynbee as writing, “There are always two parties to a death; the person who dies and the survivors who are bereaved”. Talking about suicide will not save every person with suicidal thought, however with time many can be helped,