This hurt that arises within people is characterized by the feeling of unhappiness. This idea is shown in Ann Beattie her short stories “Janus” and “The Burning House” where characters live in concealment in their everyday lives. Beattie believes that living a personal and public life of secrecy will generate unhappiness. This causes characters within Beattie’s stories to find themselves unsatisfied with their lives and their marriages. No character within Beattie’s novels have found marriage the answer to their happiness, and so “secret liaisons abound in Beattie’s fiction supporting characters with intimacy they cannot find in their more public marriages or cohabitations” (Cannon).People are so desperate to be happy in life , they seek other methods to find happiness; they have affairs and live in secret, but in the end they are only left with unhappiness.
Dunstan Ramsay, the novel’s protagonist exhibits the issue of how a rough childhood can impede on relationships later on in life. Dunstan’s relationship with his mother leads him to develop three problems that arise in his dating life. The first problem is Dunstan’s trust issues; he can never fully trust a woman due to his betrayal of trust with his mother. The second problem is Dunstan’s negative depiction of sexual relations. Due to his mother’s stern moral beliefs, he does not have much interest in sexual relations and has negative views on it.
Whereas in Locksley Hall Amy is presented as a woman who is being constantly controlled by men at first her father and then her husband who she doesn’t love. Firstly in Mariana Tennyson uses a repetitive rhyme scheme to reflect Mariana’s feeling of loneliness. For example in the first stanza the rhyme scheme is “plots” “all” “knots” and “wall.” These are all very simple rhymes which emphasise Mariana’s monotonous and structured life. It is also extremely ironic that Tennyson uses this structured rhyme scheme to present a woman who has a very low state of consciousness and who is extremely mentally unstable. Additionally the rhyme scheme is also at times rather rigid which still emphasises the monotony of her life.
Cherin’s narrator’s mother displays particular acts of dysfunction, and the narrator disputes his mother’s ability to deal. He gives examples of his mother’s habit, mountain, sedimentary, salient, and symbol; the specially guarded collection of stuff placed in the middle of a room creates a distance between the narrator and mother. The narrator refuses to accept his mother’s compulsive behavior because he knows she can improve. The overall approach to survival with both poems underlines obvious differences, in which Hidle’s “My grandmother the Vietnamese prostitute” suggest that survival in some occurrences is sacrificing a moral standard in order to provide for one’s children, while Cherin “My Everest in the Suburbs” suggest that some survival-means contain acts of neglect and unhealthy ways of caring for ones children. In”My grandmother was a Vietnamese prostitute,” Hidle’s narrator recognizes the hard choices made by her grandmother and mother to pursue prostitution as an alternative to survive where typically, the nature of such choices would be deemed immoral, she describes her grandmother’s job: “She fucked money and jewelry and
Feminist Criticism of “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper”, the nameless protagonist is a woman who is completely isolated and has no say in anything that regards her own life. Her husband John does what he believes to be what’s best for her, but in fact, is the complete opposite. It is this sequestration, brought on to her by her own husband, which led to her insanity. John loves his wife, and she knows it. However, he is quite stubborn and the lack of communication in their relationship is very unhealthy.
Tom and Daisy, like the house, aren't really happy, or in love, but they have all the right properties and conveniences to cover the real situation up. Daisy didn't really want to marry Tom, and she new that at her wedding. Now, her marriage is falling apart, especially because Tom is having an affair and Daisy knows it. Neither of them really care about their child, and Daisy is completely s uperficial. She always acts bored with life and like everything is a pain, she seems to do everything for show.
How does Martin portray the character of Manon and her attitudes up until the time of her Mother’s death? In the opening pages, Manon repeatedly refers to her husband as “him”, which is shown in the 3rd person pronoun which gives the impression that he has no respect and she has no respect for him, therefore he has not been given a name. This shows that Manon has a negative attitude towards her husband as she believes he does not deserve a name as he is unworthy due to the treatment he has given Manon. As a result, this leads people to believe that there is no love between Manon and her husband because if he was given a name it would show a loving connection. Therefore, I believe Manon hates her husband.
The main character suffers from depression. Her husband wants to help with her illness, but only helps make her worse by preventing her from enjoying what she loves the most. "There comes John, and I must put this away, he hates to have me write words. "(Gilman,Charlotte) John does not think that his wife should write, rather he wants her to rest everyday in the room with yellow wallpaper. The wallpaper however begins to take a toll on the woman’s life.
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!
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).