Actually, she often took up for the hurtful comments he said about her by brushing them off or joking. In addition, Sheila tuned out all of the red flags that had occurred in her relationship. For example, her husband’s relationship was closer to her [Sheila’s] best friend than her [Sheila]. On the Airplane scene, Mike and Sheila’s best friend decided to sit together, leaving Sheila by herself. This is abnormal because no woman in her right mind would ever stand for something like that.
Sykes was very ungrateful and didn’t appreciate his wife, he tried to get her out of the way so he can be with his mistress Bertha. The saying “Karma is a bitch,” relates to the story because, Sykes tried poisoning his wife with a rattlesnake, but instead he was bitten and died from the poison. The story unfolds when Sykes got home and verbally abused his wife, but she stood up and faced him without any fear in her eyes, that was the breaking point for Delia, despite all her hard work he didn’t appreciate her, so she decided to stand up for herself and no longer endure her husband’s abuse. Sykes character unfolds when the narrator painted a picture of what he really is and his thoughts against his wife, he was wicked and cruel against his wife but was sweet and caring towards his mistress Bertha. He would go all out just to get Delia out of his way of being happy with his mistress.
Minnie Foster a person who loved to sing, had made a special relationship with the bird, but her husband did not like the bird and hated the noises it made so he exterminated it. This is action is making a reference to how he had killed Minnie Foster’s
The Wright’s home was not a cheerful home, because Mrs. Wright’s husband was such a hard man that mistreated her and left her home alone all day. Minnie got the canary because it sung and it was her company while she home alone all day. “She use to sing real pretty herself”. (p.562) Minnie was a person that hated things to be unfinished. The women noticed a half done stitch in the quilt Minnie was working on, it looked as if she had been interrupted by something or someone.
Their superficial egotistic mindset blinded them from seeing a number of clues, but the women are able to see the truth and better understand what happened. The canary was like Minnie Wright Just as John Wright strangled the canary and killed its voice, he silenced Minnie Wright by slowly strangling her. "She was kind of like a bird herself." "Wright wouldn't like the bird....a thing that sang. She used to sing.
None of her family cared about her, only about signing over her money in a will and could care less if she lived or died. When in this position, why would one want to go on living, when there is nothing to look forward to? Frankie ended up honoring her wishes, by giving her a lethal injection and disconnecting her breathing machine. In a world where you are confined to a bed left with no chance of ever moving again, or so ill that you are constantly in pain and close to death, what is the purpose of living out the rest of your life? I believe euthanasia is a good way to leave this world, putting an end to suffering when there is no hope for recovery.
I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did”(O’Connor, 9). But actually this is just an excuse of her to visit some friends in east Tennessee. This seemingly trivial warning is also used as foreshadowing to set up a big irony: it is the grandmother that leads the whole family to the Misfit. The ostensible kindness is a proof of her selfishness. When the Misfit kills her family one by one, she never begs the criminal to spare the life of her children.
They are both unhappy because their husbands trap them, then they are happy because they are free from their marriage. In the end, they are sad again because Mrs. Wright was incarcerated, and Mrs. Mallard because her husband was actually alive. The relationship the women have with their spouse was a big contribution to the terrible lives they lived. Women could not own any property at the time, or get a divorce from their husband. In patriarchal societies
What would one expect of the personality of a farmhouse wife who has been accused of murdering her husband because she found him dead and didn’t notify the police? It is just such a women—a lonely housewife— Susan Glaspell portrays in this story. Or did Minnie Foster have reason for killing her husband? Glaspell’s "small feminist classic"(Bendel-Simso 291) raises many legal and ethical questions while offering a dilemma on pursing Justice and pursuing the Law. Critics believe that Glaspell, who based this story on a real murder trial in which women were not allowed to serve as jurors, created a jury of those female peers in her story to “mete out their own form of justice” (Cromie).
Judge Stevens says to one of the townspeople, “’will you accuse a lady to her face of smelling bad?’” (545), which provides the reader with even more sympathy than before. At this point in the story, Miss Emily just seems like a poor old woman with nobody left to love. As we read on, Faulkner provides more details about Miss Emily, which might suggest her slight insanity. For the first three days after her father’s death, Miss Emily acted as if her father was still alive, keeping the dead body with her until the townspeople threatened to resort to law and force to bury the body. At one point, Miss Emily goes to the druggist to buy arsenic.