Linda Loman Perhaps it isn’t the blustery, senile salesman Willy Loman who experiences tragedy. Instead, maybe the real tragedy befalls his wife, Linda Loman. Linda Loman’s life, is dreary because she always hopes that things will work out for the better – yet those hopes never blossom. They always wither. Her one major decision takes place before the action of the play.
This truthfulness however lands her in a bad place as she is disowned by her father for not professing her love. Gonerill and Regan are the complete opposite here as they show dishonesty in lying about how much each of them loves their father. As soon as their father has given them their share of inheritance they become ungrateful and no longer care for their father. ‘And in good time you gave it.’ Here Regan tells Lear that he took his time
Both boys were loved by their families so much that it did not matter what they did or how they behaved. They knew there was never any punishment and that their parents would easily forgive them. Zachary shows greed many times throughout the story but the one case that stood out the most was when Zachary would not take the time to go to the hospital to see his little sister, Lizzie, who was dying of cancer. He said he did not have time for that and decided to do his own things. When his mother told him he should go visit her, he replied in a very ignorant manner, “I can handle my own life.
Women were to marry, and no matter how miserable they were treated, they were to please their husbands. There was also a tendency for women to stay in meaningless marriages because divorce was not supported by social standards. In the case of Maggie and Brick, he reminds her they are simply living together and married only by name. She seems to be in constant torture because she cannot experience intimacy (be it physical or emotional) with the man in which she has vowed the rest of her life to. It is obvious Brick does not appreciate the devotion of Maggie.
Grandma wanted the touch put on her husband so he would stop stepping out to be with Lamartine, to bring her the love she never experienced with him. Grandma believes Grandpa didn’t love her because he had Lamartine in his life. The second sentence compares Grandpa with a hard nut, referring to his stubborn, yet very intelligent mind, therefore, as Lipshaw says, “I couldn’t see my way clear
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” Essay In the play of “ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” by Edward Alber, he depicts Martha and George as a married couple that live together very unhappily because of all of their frustrations and anger towards one another. George and Martha are both incapable of having children, so they create an imaginary son who they say will be turning 21 soon. The reader can infer from this that their intentions for creating an imaginary son is to rid all the pain and unhappiness of not ever having been parents. The couple is unhappy with each other for a few reasons. George is very frustrated with his job; He wants to move forward, and he has attempted with writing novels of his own but Martha has not supported him and done nothing but hinder George.
Ms. Pontellier cooperates with societies standards until she realizes that she is losing herself. In the beginning of the novel, Edna exists not as her own person but as a person that society has formed. She loves and is comfortable with her husband Leonce' but is unaware of her own feelings, goals, sexuality and ambitions. The more that Leonce' tries to control his wife the way society recommends, the more Edna rebels due to male domination. The various people Edna meets throughout the novel play various roles in "awakening" her sense of independence, sexuality, passion, and desire.
There is No Mortal Perfection A man of all things science and natural, Aylmer has a passion that he has devoted his life to, only straying from his laboratory long enough to take a wife. Possessing an obsession for perfection, in “The Birthmark”, by Nathaniel Hawthorn, Aylmer is unable to look past the only possible imperfection on his young wife’s face. In Aylmer’s quest for perfection he ends up finding it, but it is not without paying the ultimate consequence for his actions. It is said that love is blind. Which may be the reason Aylmer marries Georgiana without mention of her birthmark.
She married for love, and the love turned to dust. She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.” Even though she has everything she needs, a stable family and enough money to support her needs, she still wants more. She says that she is “very unlucky” because she “married an unlucky husband”. Instead of taking the responsibility upon herself that she is unlucky and does not have everything she wants, she blames others for her lack of happiness. In the end she turns out to be the luckiest character in the story because with Paul’s luck she gains all of the money he won.
This shows us that no matter how hard they hoped and worked for their dream, it would eventually collapse, just like Wall Street. Every character I am going to comment on has or had a dream, in reality, they will never achieve. I will begin with Curley’s wife because, even though, she isn’t a migrant worker, she is still a prime example of loneliness and disappointment during the great depression. Throughout the novella, we become aware of just how lonely Curley’s Wife is, due to her hanging around the other men and craving their attention. She dresses in red high heels and wears red lipstick in order to attract the other men and gain their attention.