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.
She is classified as an outsider, portraying that she is inadequate in having the ability to interact with others. Also, she blocks the ‘’rectangle of sunshine’’ - Steinbeck does this intentionally in order to allow the reader to pursue a sense of social misfit; as the men think she causes trouble and other than Curley, she has no other engaging connection with any of the other men. This produces the fact that Curley’s wife is marginalized and disempowered from society overall and has no relationship with others as she is seen as an ownership of Curley. Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 The importance of Curley’s wife in the novel is how she is revolves around the novels main themes such as dreams. Curley’s wife is excluded from female roles as she is seen as a possession of Curley and is often found in search for companionship, as her newly found husband doesn’t provide her with the affection she desires.
Fuad Baghdady AP English 3/2/13 Ethan Frome Essay The novel Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton can be considered a tragedy because the main character, Ethan, has one tragic flaw. Ethan Frome is antisocial and this one flaw leads to an inability to express his feelings, loneliness, and a failed marriage. Through irony and Wharton’s choice of words, these three aspects make Ethan Frome a tragedy. Ethan Frome’s antisocial behavior makes it impossible to express his feelings. He is unhappy with his marriage to Zeena but he never tells anyone how he feels.
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.
Marriage Fantasy is an escape which almost everyone can exploit in times of desperation and hopelessness. However, it is not equal to the contentment that execution brings. Passage 1 is about a man that is “too young” and “too full of the sap of living” who is forced to live by the side of his wife, whom he detested, and who chooses the practical decision of staying with her than pursuing his happiness with the woman that he wishes to be with, Mattie. The author captures Ethan’s begrudging attitude towards his hopeless and detached marriage by the dejected tone, third person narrative, symbolism and the restrictive setting of the piece. The author commences with a description of Ethan’s “cold” and “dark” study.
Sister Irene is challenged, yet drawn by Weinstein because he shows all the emotional aspects she strives to remove from her life: impulsiveness, selfishness, unreasonableness, pride, and emotional connections with other human beings. Sister Irene is emotionally cold; she does not believe in any worldly connections, just her, the church, and God. However, now she is sensing “herself being drawn by that student, that Jewish boy, into a relationship she was not ready for.” (368). For Sister Irene, the risk of human connection appears to far outweigh the benefits of this connection. She resolves the conflict between avoiding an emotional relationship, yet wanting it, by choosing to remain “in the region of ice;” and she is calmly resigned to the consequences of that decision.
She is looked down upon by the rich for being a governess, and she believes she will never marry Rochester because of his more privileged position. Although Jane makes a success of her life through sheer force of will coupled with a lucky inheritance, the novel does not offer a solution to those in a similar position, wishing to break the bounds of social convention. Jane is seen to be inferior to her Aunt and cousins. As a result of Jane’s parents’ death, she is brought up by her Aunt Reed, who regards her as an inferior due to her late father’s occupation as a clergyman. Jane’s cousin, Master John, discovers her reading a book from ‘his’ bookshelf, and assaults her.
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.
This limits the understanding of the novel. We are left with no choice to believe what Holden says is true. Holden often gives a cynical description of the world around him and labels many with the exception of a few a “phony.” After reading the novel one can see that Holden struggles to cross the barrier into the adult world. He is scared of his destiny and struggles in finding happiness, peace, or just simply an antidote to ease his pain. This causes Holden to repress the truth from the readers.
True to George’s original estimation, he will go through his life alone. Another character who suffers from loneliness is Curley’s wife. It is her sexuality that causes her loneliness. All the men on the ranch try to avoid her because they believe that women are always the cause of trouble. She longs to have someone to talk to, yet she gets restricted by her brutish husband.