In the poem “Medusa” gender conflict through control is also illustrated when she says: “a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy”. This depicts that she feels ownership over her husband and wants him to “be terrified” if he does not obey her commands. However, in “Les Grands Seigneurs” the narrator conveys that after she was “wedded, bedded … a toy, a plaything … wife” she is nostalgic for the first three stanzas to how men were towards her before she was married as she is now powerless. We can depict that there was less gender conflict before she was married. Moreover, in “Medusa” powerlessness is also portrayed when she rhetorically questions herself “Wasn’t I beautiful?
The factors that influence the departure or remaining of a wife with her abusive spouse are explained. Resolutions that may assist in improving the emotional and physical problems are identified. The Victimization of Women Married to Substance Addicted Men Women from all walks of life, of different societies, culture, race and creed experience the devastating effects of violence on a regular basis. Aggravated assault, simple assaults, sexual assaults, murders and rapes are all occurrences of violence against women. “In general, for both fatal and non-fatal violence, women are at higher risk than men to be victimized by an intimate” (Craven, 1996, p. 2).
Willy’s downfall is a result of his reluctance to face his shame, his guilt towards his affair and the way Biff’s life turned out, and the social pressures of success. Willy denies the feeling of shame, affecting him and his family. Willy turns to another woman out of loneliness for Linda, deeply within; his feelings of shame are related to the need of a woman. Shame, inadequacy and inferiority evince the need to “be liked and never want” (Arthur Miller 21). This is apparent within Willy and his sons.
“If the victim leaves, there is the risk that her abuser could escalate the violence after she leaves. Abusers often threaten violence to children in the home or other family members of the woman. There are also financial risks as the woman may have to find a job, or risk her attacker coming to her place of employment.” (Schremp, n.pag.) “The term “battered woman syndrome” was first used in 1977 by Dr. Lenore E. Walker, the nation’s most prominent expert on battered women, explaining the psychological problems of women who are caught in a cycle of domestic
She was able to prove to the judge her case, but mainly happy because she still wants to hurt her husband. Regardless of the fact that he put himself in this situation, T. Smith can not help but to flaunt her fiancée, feed into the fact that her ex husband still wants her, but can’t have her. She describes him in such derogatory terms, that it makes me feel that in order to have so much hate and hurt, there must still be love and regret. I believe that she still wishes that if her ex husband would have just been good to her, she would still be with him. I believe that she does feel bad that her children, who once really loved their father, have become bitter towards him now.
Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
Pitt’s character also reveals that a society that attempts to repress homosexuality is harmful to both itself and the community of homosexuals. Had Joe been at ease with his sexuality, he would not have married Harper and she would in turn be spared the many years of torture. Perhaps they would have become good allies or even great ones at that. But pressure from society forced them into a torturous life of abjuration (Galens et al., 197). Harper Amaty Pitt starts off as Joe’s valium-addicted, sociopathic wife.
Tom is portrayed in an extremely negative light throughout the novel; is this fair? Tom and Gatsby are each others love rivals in the book, they both vie for Tom’s wife Daisy whom Gatsby met before Tom and fell in mutual love with. However since Gatsby went to war, Daisy married Tom and it is clear that they have or had strong feelings for one another despite Toms extramarital affair and Daisy’s. The actions of the book show the moral difference between Gatsby and Tom, Tom is portrayed in a negative light, for an example bringing up the racist book by Goddard (Though this may have been more acceptable in the 1920’s) and being very open about his affair with Myrtle. Gatsby however is shown more positively even though he represents everything that Nick, our narrator, is not.
She sleeps with Albert and even has the audacity to ask Celie if it’s okay. Even though Celie doesn’t like her husband even hates it is not okay to do so. These are all examples of Shug’s harlot like sex escapades. In the middle of the story Shug begins to be a better person by being a friend for Celie. Shug helps Celie with her abusive husband.
Both conflicts are important as they can either act as an insight into a character’s mind, serve as a moral to the story, or even as a way to show relationships between characters. In “Chronicle” there is a love conflict where the ‘labeling’ as to who is ‘evil’ and who is ‘good’ is greatly affected by both the reader’s perception and the character’s perception. This conflict is between Bayardo and Angela – he rejected her when he discovered that she was not actually a virgin. This conflict was revealed when Bayardo brought Angela back to her house, where she was then beaten by her mother. In this case, even when some readers might agree with the character’s perceptions, their reactions are thought of as too exaggerated and unnecessary.