Faulks shows her to have nervous and obeying characteristics, that lack of eye contact could be seen as devotion and dedication to her husband, or a lack of self-confidence and a dislike of slight confrontation. She is also shown, even though she is the wife of Monsieur Azaire, to be quite low in the ranking of the house hold. When we are first introduced to Isabelle, we only know that her name is Madame Aziare as she is formally introduced by Azaire as ‘My wife’. This makes the reader feel that she is not respected by her husband as he does not even address her with her name. We are also shown this through how little others engage with her in group conversation and how what she says is shot down and many of the male characters in the novel mock her slightly.
Also, her lack of intelligence has left her with no job and an inability to get a job. In the story, there are many reasons contributing to Jean’s feeling of emptiness and difficulty in her life. To begin, her husband, Ross feels as though he has married beneath himself, and he does not love her anymore. Their marriage was most likely caused by Jean getting pregnant with their son, which made Ross feel like he had to marry her out of force. In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him.
She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents. The story discusses how she has two sides: one for home and one for not being home. Her abduction was solely due to her fault for her appearance that she presented in public, to the relationship that she had with her family and lastly her naiveness. The antagonist Arnold Friend somehow knew about Connie. He saw a great opportunity the moment he set his eyes on her.
Probably not. Born to Charles Baldwin Clutterbuck, Beryl Markham was brought up by a single parent, her father. Abandoned by her mother at the age of 7, the only lady figures in her life were her governesses, whom she didn’t really approve of. This may have created a dark spot for women in Beryl Markham’s heart, which is probably why she suppressed her feminine features and let herself be dominated by her male side. It also explains the undying trust and respect she had in her father.
I assume that she wants a divorce from her husband but because of the role that society has placed on her, but she is unable to get one because she is very dependent on him. It sounds to me that she is jealous of her male friend who is looking for another wife. It was him and his situation that she was thinking of that brought her to the conclusion that she herself wants a wife. Her situation leads me to believe that during this time in history women were not meant to show signs of aggression, jealousy, or anger because it was a mans world. In Brady’s eyes a wife is a basically a slave at home who cannot have a life of her own.
She is in control, she has direction, but only while she and her mother are allies. When Waverly starts to see her mother as the enemy, Waverly slowly loses her self-confidence, and begins to lose chess games as well. This is shows when Waverly says, “I could no longer see the secret weapons of each piece, the magic within the intersection of each square; I could only see my mistakes, my weaknesses” (172). By adulthood, she is a slave to her mother’s criticism, when in reality; it is Waverly’s lack of self-confidence that caused her to lose direction. Likewise, when one lacks a sense of direction, one is unable to pursue one’s wishes.
In his play ‘A Doll’s House’, Henrik Ibsen suggests that his characters are all strangers within society in their own way. He deliberately keeps the idea of a ‘stranger’ within humanity unclear. The protagonist of ‘A Doll’s House’, Nora Helmer, is as a stranger to herself. Towards the end of the plot she realizes how she has been playing a role in order so she could fit in society, ever since she was a child. Therefore she changes dramatically, as she is tired of being treated condescendingly by both her husband, Torvald and her ‘friend’ Christine Linde.
He was not able to come to terms with himself that the times were changing, and in turn, Emily was shunned away from the more modern generation of people her own age. Being the obedient daughter she was had caused Emily to become very desolate at the time of her father’s death. It led her to a life locked away in her house, preserving what little she could hold on to. Not only did her
Phyllis Rackin thinks part of this may have to with Shakespeare's lack of trust and confidence in his wife. She states: "A possibility is that William did not trust Anne to manage the family property. Her absence from the legal records of all William's financial affairs might mean that Anne had an exceptionally passive role in the economic affairs of the Shakespeare family" (39). So although I admit that there is evidence for the idea that Shakespeare wasn't respectful to all women, there is also substantial proof that despite this, he was still influenced by the many women in his life. Whether he truly admired them or simply wrote the female characters for financial gain is something that cannot be known for sure.
Though Heathcliff and Catherine become the best of friends, Hindley does not take kindly to Heathcliff becoming part of the family. When Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw die, Hindley takes over Wuthering Heights and makes Heathcliff a servant, degrading Heathcliff. Meanwhile, even though she truly loves him, Catherine sees Heathcliff as beneath her in society and social class. When Catherine meets Edgar she is impressed with his manners and wealth is then promised to be married to Edgar. It's hard to settle such an intense love with the choice she makes, but somehow she is able to work out the reasoning in her head; “I've no business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there not brought Heathcliff so low, I shouldn't have thought of it.