Further, she does little to hide these flirtations from her husband, though they’re likely to infuriate him and make him feel even smaller. As the only woman on the ranch, Curley’s wife is lonely and sad; something her marriage to Curley only makes worse. She reveals throughout the course of the story that she is unhappy in her marriage because her husband seems to care little for her, and is really more interested in talking about himself than anything else. She is constantly searching for her husband, “I’m looking for Curley.” Although, this may be just an excuse to mingle with the men and have some company. Curley’s wife barges in on Lennie, Crooks, and Candy in Chapter Four.
He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing. Whether he is right or wrong doesn’t make a difference, because no matter what she does or say, his wife’s voice is never heard. It gets very noticeable that her entrapment is only making her case worse. When she tried to explain to him the effects that the wallpaper was having on her, “he [says] that [she] was letting it get the better of [her]” (2). He wasn’t supportive, and did not make any effort to try and let her express her feelings, which made her isolated even more.
When Carla gives the news of her leaving Snow and the city she leaves in because she is going to her dad forever. Snow thinks, “It bothers me because everything to roll of Carla, and nothing seems to penetrate her” (pg. 18). Snow is jealous that Carla is happy about her parents splitting; and her life is unhappy without her parents. She is also envy about it because there’s problem going on in Carla’s life, but she doesn’t care and Snow’s life is upside down which really bothers her.
He is always ready for a party, and he likes to have a good laugh. Toby does not like to take life too seriously, and he makes light of anything too grim. This attitude is shown when he first comes into the play, drunk, saying “What a plague means my niece to take the death of her brother thus? I’m sure care’s an enemy to life.” (1.3.1-2) Toby cannot understand why his kinsman, Olivia, is taking her brother’s death so seriously, and says that he believes grief is unhealthy. At times, Toby is a cheerful character who always is ready to have fun and make light of a situation.
He later says how "I was not enthusiastic about his visit.... A blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (100). Upon the arrival of his wife’s friend, the husband is ultimately uncomfortable around Robert because he does not know how to communicate with or act around him. His discomfort is revealed when Robert and his wife were sharing their experiences “about the major things that had come to pass for them in the past ten years” (100). He felt it was necessary to join in because he thought Robert would “think [he] left the room and didn’t want [his wife] to think [he] was feeling left out” (103). It is obvious the husband is overly involved with Robert’s handicap and fails to see him as a person with his
Edna’s husband, Leonce, often noted “…her habitual neglect of the children” (Chopin 7). Chopin uses the words “habitual neglect” to intensify how Leonce felt toward Edna’s attitudes for their children. Leonce was not pleased with Edna’s lack of care and motherly abilities. Through his diction, it is evident that he senses a change in Edna. Furthermore, Leonce “thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation” (Chopin 6).
The snowball missed and caused a ripple effect on all the people of Deptford. Similarly in the novel The Manticore, David Staunton who was the son of Percy Boy Staunton feels guilt for becoming the person least wanted to be like. In both the novels the characters feel immense guilt, try to ignore this feeling, and then realize that recognition and assessment of their actions is inevitable before inner peace can be obtained. In Fifth Business Dunstan Ramsay feels guilty because the snowball that was planned to strike him instead hit Mrs. Dempster. The snowball caused her to go into premature labour.
Proctors relationship with his wife is often associated with the cold, or harsh weather. “Its winter in here yet.” Proctor says this to Elizabeth when returning from working out in the fields during Act II. This refers to the 'frosty' atmosphere in the house between the two. Elizabeth has still not forgiven John for his affair with Abigail and they seem distant from each other. Their conversation is very dry until they start having an argument about his affair and her suspicion of him.
The wallpaper however begins to take a toll on the woman’s life. Throughout the short story the woman mentions how she cannot stand the yellow wallpaper. The husband ignores the obsession his wife begins to have with the wallpaper and believes she is just getting worse. The yellow wallpaper constantly sickens the woman just by looking at it, but John refuses to change it. The wallpaper begins to take over the woman’s mind.
Linda may come across as a strong woman who has her head on her shoulders but she is weak and needs to have someone, even if they treat her as poorly as Willy did. Ophelia on the other hand, needs her brother and father for similar reasons, she doesn’t know how to be alone or make decisions for herself since they have always dictated her life for her. She relies heavily on both of these men, and has absolutely no sense of independence. Her reliance on her father is shown when her father dies and she completely loses her mind, “Oh, this poison of deep grief. It springs all from her father’s death, and now behold!