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Love in Anne Bradstreet's "To my Dear and Loving Husband" - “LOVE”, a simple word with four letters, sounds very simple but has a vast and deep meaning. From the very ancient time till today there have always been a topic called “Love” in every work of literature. Even in the ancient Biblical times, we see “Love” carried a deeper meaning. Several chapters and verses from the Holy Book are the evidence that “Love” existed during that period too, be it God’s love to all His people, or a man’s love to his wife, or vice-versa. The book of Genesis not only talks about the history and origin of the world, but also talks about several things on “Love”....   [tags: Anne Bradstreet, my Dear and Loving Husband, marri]
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An Ideal Husband - Set in the late nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband points out that the individuals are flawed as introduced by the irony of the play’s title. In this play, Sir Robert Chiltern is a man of wealth and power and is viewed as an ideal husband by his wife, Lady Chiltern. Though he appears to be faultless, he does in fact have an imperfection. The spurious origin of Sir Robert’s successful career and status can be traced to his prior indiscretion, but this secret must be kept confidential, if not, then this will ruin his marriage and career....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The Glass Menagerie: A Quest for a Husband - The Glass Menagerie Thesis statement In this paper I have attempted to give a detailed view of what the young girl Laura (depiction of Williams’s sister) has gone through in her mother’s (Williams’s mother) quest to find a husband for her, the agony she has experienced, and Tom’s (Williams) rebellious attitude towards life. While Tom wants to live and cherish his own life, he finds it difficult to fulfill this desire. In my hypotheses Laura, the crippled girl remains the fragile piece of glass. The Glass Menagerie was an autobiographical play by Tennessee Williams about him, his mother, and sister (Falk)....   [tags: marriage, figurines, fragile]
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Love Letters to My Husband - ... My husband quietly walked in to our daughter’s room and carried her outside. We sat holding each other, holding our daughter watching the sun rise. The sunrise was so beautiful I remember the colors and intensity of the light was just enough to calm me slightly. The sun was like a great big romantic, inspirational fire in the sky. It was as if a powerful symphony was quieting down, becoming more emotional and beautiful as it dies down. This moment should have been one of the greatest but all I could think of was the dreadful day ahead....   [tags: personal narrative] 1052 words
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Is John A Good Husband? - ... Like when a child falls asleep on the couch, and the parent takes it to their room, so John does the same thing for his wife. Many times, John restricted his wife on the physical movements she could complete. As her doctor, he insisted she not strain herself with unneeded tasks. She was no longer allowed to preform her passion of writing, take walks in the garden, or be with her newborn son for too long. Activities that gave her joy were no longer acceptable to John's standards. This all knowing attitude of male roles over women show to be ways of restriction on the female capacity in a society dominated by men....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins]
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Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - In Oscar Wilde's play, “An Ideal Husband” Wilde's touches upon and focuses on many different sorts of themes such as forgiveness and the past and also marriage. Out of all these many different themes that this play explores in society around the time of 1895, the one that stood out to me the most and I found most striking was the theme of Femininity. Throughout the time that this play took place, Femininity was a very uncommon occurrence to experience. However Wilde uses this theme in order to emphasize the dependency of a woman during that time....   [tags: play analysis] 864 words
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Husband's Gender Ideology - In response to why women remain investing significantly more time in unpaid housework than men (see Shelton and John, 1996; Coltrane, 2000 for a thorough review) and specialised in types of housework, empirical work done by researchers in economics background focuses on relative resource approach that builds on Becker’s model of exchange. Nevertheless, the economic approach is far from satisfactory in explaining why married women who are financially independent perform more housework than their spouses....   [tags: Gender Roles, Women ] 1972 words
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Husband Abuse is Not Receiving Enough Attention - ... With that being said, it is evident that police are more likely to show up and hold arrests if the victim of spousal violence is a woman, indicating that spousal violence towards men is not severe enough. (Steinmetz, 504) Often times, people are quick to defend women who do indeed physically abuse their husbands as all cases of self-defense. While some women’s claims of self-defense may in fact be true, it has led to society’s belief that all culprits of husband abuse act out of self-defense....   [tags: self-defense, domestic violence] 727 words
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The Trophy Husband - The Trophy Husband Editha meets her fiancé under rather boring and lackluster circumstances. She is seeking her knight in shining armor. She wants to experience the high of being in love. Upon meeting there was no magic or electricity in the air. Her fiancé, George Gearson was simply a male friend and in a moment that she could not take back, she had accepted his proposal of marriage. This woman, not satisfied with this relationship chooses to change it. Editha sets into motion a plan of action....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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"To My Dear and Loving Husband" - To my Dear and Loving Husband Romantic language in literature has been used for ages to express authors' feelings for another human being. This language has been developed through out the years to create ways in which different types of romantic emotions can be expressed in writing. From the breath taking romantic novels of today all the way back to the first writers of the Bible and the romantic books of Song of Solomon and Psalms, romantic language has not only been used to express human emotions but also the role of these emotions in the culture of the times....   [tags: Poetry] 812 words
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Are Husband's Head of the Household? - I was raised in a typical Christian household where the father is the head of the family. I believe that men should be the head of the family. I think that often people misunderstand what head of the household means. In Ephesians 5:22 it states, "Wives be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord." I think that women including myself often have trouble accepting this verse. In my family my father took this as whatever he decided, that was how it was going to be period. My mother really struggled with my father making decisions based on what he thought and hardly gave any validity to my mother's ideas and feelings....   [tags: World Literature] 456 words
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The Country Husband by John Cheever - The Country Husband by John Cheever The Country Husband, by John Cheever, is a story about the life of Francis Weed as he dealt with his mid-life crisis. There is a supportive mid-life crisis theme throughout the entirety of the story. John Cheever goes through many stressful events that almost caused him to lose his family life. The story starts off on a plane in which John was riding home from Minneapolis. The plane crashed and John was left with a near death experience. This event kicked off the story of John's crisis with a big bang....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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The Jealous Husband by Robert Browning - The Jealous Husband That's my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf's hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. 5 Will't please you sit and look at her. I said Frà Pandolf'; by design, for never read Strangers like you that pictured countenance, The depth and passion of its earnest glance, But to myself they turned (since none puts by 10 The curtain I have drawn for you, but I) And seemed as they would ask me, if they durst, How such a glance came there; so, not the first Are you to turn and ask thus....   [tags: essays research papers] 880 words
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Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde (1845-1903) lived an outrageous and controversial life which was well publicized and condemned, as his life defied the strict social mores of the time. He was put into this public position due to the success of his plays which challenged Victorian earnestness while being hilariously funny. His plays, in particular An Ideal Husband, 1895 portray Victorian society as viciously hypocritical at it's worst and laughably pretentious at it's best....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Papers] 968 words
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My Great Sacrifice When My Husband was Deployed - ... Being a military spouse, you know that you will have to eventually face a deployment. Until that day arrives, you do not realize the difficulties and challenges that occur when missing a spouse. A goodbye to someone deploying is much different than any other goodbye. Your head is filled with thoughts of “Will I see you again?” and “This may be our last embrace so make it a good one!” Every fear runs through you while holding onto the one you love. You do not want to let go, but at the same time you have this sense of pride because you know he is fighting for our country and making this sacrifice....   [tags: pregnant, military, devastated] 521 words
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Oscar Wilde's Victorian Stage Melodrama, An Ideal Husband - ... The Victorian popular theatre provided typical narratives of domestic life that, after several tragedies, would conclude in the repetition of identifiable themes: faithfulness, sacrifice, eternal love, mercy, commitment etc. Although An Ideal Husband includes these keynotes, it also mocks, ironizes and imitates them with more dandified and crooked characters. Therefore the reader can classify the plays treatment of marriage according to the “opposites” these characters may signify. A hero’s characteristics are known to be: strong, independent, helpful, handsome, and most of all they defeat the villain....   [tags: corruption, villaiin, stereotype] 1112 words
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How I Met My Husband by Alex Munro - I remember reading all sorts of short stories when I was younger, learning the different lessons from the stories. The lesson of the story is basically the theme. The author uses a combination of literary elements to convey the theme. In the story “How I Met My Husband”, by Alice Munro, the theme was a little difficult to figure out. After rereading, decoding, and researching the story, I came to the conclusion that the theme is hoping for true love. I will be explaining how Munro uses plot, point of view, and symbolism to describe the theme of the story....   [tags: short story analysis] 664 words
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“A Doll’s House”: Nora and Torvald as Husband and Wife - In “A Doll’s House,” Ibsen presents us with the drama of Torvald and Nora Helmer, a husband and wife who have been married for eight years and whose lives are controlled by the society in which they live. Their relationship, although seemingly happy, is marred by the constraints of social attitudes around them and their perceived gender roles. Creating even more conflict is the thin veil of deceit between them, which inevitably breaks them apart. In the Victorian era, the status of women in society was extremely oppressive and, by modern standards, atrocious....   [tags: Women's Studies]
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The Removal of Husband E. Kimmel's Rank of Admiral - INTRODUCTION President Franklin D. Roosevelt referred to December 7, 1941- the day of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor- as “a date which will live in infamy.” This description has continued to be accurate, nearly 70 years after the attack on American soil. However, not many people have the same emotional connection to the events at Pearl Harbor, as does the former Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, the man who was in the position of “Commander-in-Chief” at Pearl Harbor. The events of this day caused his rank of “Admiral” to be removed....   [tags: Military Science]
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How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro - Unexpected alterations occur in everyone’s life. While one anticipates something to happen, adulthood changes the plan ahead. These unexpected turns have a name: irony. Consequently, ironic situations are just a part of growing up. Likewise, Alice Munro has masterly presented life’s irony. Her short stories explore the social realism of rural towns as well as practical reality. They are intellectually complex with well round engaging characters entangled within an interesting plot line. Most importantly, the guided principle to her stories is surprise....   [tags: ironic situations, life, ]
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A Lesson Plan for a Wife to Heal Her Husband's Wound - ... Two Behavioral Objectives for Each Outcome Patient can correctly list and recognize signs and symptoms of wound infection. These include local warm, tenderness, swelling, and pain, redness greater than 0.5 to 2 centemeters around the wound, and drainage containing pus (Wounds International, 2013). Patient can identify correctly materials needed for the dressing change and perform proper steps of wound dressing change using clean techniques. Materials include wound cleanser, dressing, tapes, and disposable gloves (Wounds International, 2013)....   [tags: objective, infection, evaluation] 591 words
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Idealism in Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband - Idealism is the process of forming and pursuing ideas and values that are often unrealistic. An idealistic person holds high standards for their future. The vision that an individual has for themselves often plays a part in how their life occurs. Oscar Wilde’s 1895 satire, An Ideal Husband, depicts the lives of idealists and the fruition of their ideals. The play revolves around the tumultuous and highly public lives of Robert and Gertrude Chiltern. Robert is a prestigious member of the House of Commons married to an active and well respected socialite, Gertrude....   [tags: misfortune, gertrude, poverty]
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Husband Battering - Husband Battering: A Serious Problem Billboards, radio, and TVads across the country proclaim that “every fifteen seconds a women is beatenby a man.” Violence against women is clearly a problem of national importance,but has anyone ever asked how often men are beaten by women. The unfortunatefact is that men are the victims of domestic violence at least as often aswomen are. While the very idea of men being beaten by their wives runs contraryto many of our deeply ingrained beliefs about men and women, female violenceagainst men is a well-documented phenomenon almost completely ignored by boththe media and society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1887 words
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My Husband - I have met many people so far in this life, but the person I enjoy remembering the most is my husband Jeff. He was born and raised in Tennessee. He is six feet tall, weighs two hundred sixty seven pounds,he has dark brown eyes, and such a nice smile. His hair is jet black with just a few silver and white strands throughout. He is a very big and strong character of a man. And yet he is the most gentle, kind and caring man that I have ever met. Jeff has a sexy southern drawl to his voice. The one person who has influenced my life greatly is my husband, the first reason being because of his positive attitude, his intelligence, and the way he expresses his love....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 500 words
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The Role Of Husband And Wife In The Middle Ages - Many pamphlets and books were written during the reformation era which explained how to be a good wife or husband. At this time there was a widespread change in the way people viewed the roles of husbands and wives. Reformation thinkers believed that the role of the man in a marriage was to care for the needs of his family by providing for their shelter, food, and safety. The role of the woman in the marriage was to support the male, take care of the household, and raise the children. Neither the male or the female were considered to be higher than the other in the marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 582 words
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Analysis of the Relationship of the Blind Man and the Husband - Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" depicted the interaction between a narrow minded husband, with a limited understanding of the world around him, and a blind visitor, named Robert, that proved to be the catalyst that dramatically changed the husband's view on the world, while they went from being strangers to becoming friends. In the beginning of the story, the husband disliked the concept of his wife bringing her blind friend over to stay since he never had met a blind person before and did not understand it....   [tags: American Literature] 941 words
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Husband vs Wife - Husband vs Wife Since the traditional conceptions of masculinity and femininity define man as instrumental and woman as expressive, then it follows that men and women can function in their traditional roles only in conjuction with each other. Each requires the other in order to perform at their peak in the world. A man is incomplete without nurturing and tenderness and when he cannot find these qualities within himself he becomes dependent on the woman in his life to provide them. A woman cannot function well without the self-assertiveness and leadership that she, if traditionally feminine could not develop within herself....   [tags: Family Marriage Gender Roles Essays] 1087 words
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The Blind Husband in Carver’s Cathedral - The "Blind" Husband in Carver’s Cathedral   The short story "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver is about a woman who has a blind friend who comes to visit her and her husband. Although the husband has, technically, normal vision he is in the beginning of this story the one who is "blind." Through the husband’s words and actions when he is dealing with Robert, the blind man, we can see that the husband does not "see" or understand what Robert’s blindness means or how it changes or does not change him as a human being....   [tags: Carver Cathedral Essays] 856 words
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The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband - Show how a character from The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband and one other story are put under pressure. Explain how and why this happens. All the stories I have studied from “Opening worlds” have shown some form of pressure towards a character in the stories. This pressure that is created is designed to build up tension which keeps the reader interested in the story. The pressure in “The Tall Woman and Her Short Husband” and the “The Gold-Legged Frog” are created by a confrontation between two or more people....   [tags: English Literature] 727 words
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Expression of feelings in To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet - ... “The love between husband and wife in the ideal state of marriage may be considered and analogy for the love between Christ and the soul or Christ and his Church” (Stafford). Love in a Christian definition is a symbol of the relationship between God and mankind. “I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold, Or all the riches in the East doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench” (Bradstreet). Bradstreet reinforces her great earthly love as a spiritual union by tying it to the Bible’s value of love in the Song of Solomon....   [tags: puritan views of marriage] 887 words
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Analysis of Anne Bradstreet's To My Dear and Loving Husband - Analysis of Anne Bradstreet's To My Dear and Loving Husband Anne Bradstreet's poem, To My Dear and Loving Husband, shows her profound love and undying affection for her husband. For a Puritan woman who is supposed to be reserved, Bradstreet makes it her obligation to enlighten her husband of her devotion. She conveys this message through her figurative language and declarative tone by using imagery, repetition, and paradoxes. Over and over again she expresses her adoration for him with imagery....   [tags: Puritan Poetry Poem bradstreet ]
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The Character of the Husband in Raymond Carver's Story Cathedral - The Character of the Husband in Raymond Carver's Story "Cathedral" In Raymond Carver's "Cathedral," the husband's view of blind men is changed when he encounters his wife's long time friend, Robert. His narrow minded views and prejudice thoughts of one stereotype are altered by a single experience he has with Robert. The husband is changed when he thinks he personally sees the blind man's world. Somehow, the blind man breaks through all of the husband's jealousy, incompetence for discernment, and prejudgments in a single moment of understanding....   [tags: Raymond Carver Cathedral] 1110 words
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To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet - To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women if you can. I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold. Or all the riches that the east doth hold. My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee recompense Thy love is such I can no way repay, The heavens reward thee manifold I pray. Then while we live, in love let's so persevere, That when we live no more, we may live ever....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Anne Bradstreet's Poem, To My Dear and Loving Husband - Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet lived in a time when devotion in a wife to her husband was a social law. This poem, “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” is a loving tribute from Bradstreet to her husband. Certainly, in the early American, Puritan colonies, this work would have been seen as a wife’s duty as well as a lovely gesture. Today, however, it might well be seen as the babblings of a dependant wife. This was my reaction to the poem when I first read it. The attitudes of our country have changed drastically since the mid-1600s and devotion of a wife to her husband is now often seen as a sign of weakness....   [tags: Anne Bradstreet] 295 words
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Conflict between the Narrator and Her Husband in The Yellow Wallpaper - Conflict between the Narrator and Her Husband in The Yellow Wallpaper In the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper", by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; a central conflict centers between the narrator and her husband, John. The husband uses his power as a doctor to control her; he forces her to behave how he thinks a sick woman should. The husband can be seen as a father figure who overprotects her and makes decisions for her. The woman suffers from depression and is prescribed a rest cure. John believes that she is not sick, but she is just fatigued and needs some rest....   [tags: Papers] 427 words
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Robert Frost Home Burial - The Insensitive, Selfish Husband - The Insensitive, Selfish Husband of Home Burial             Even in the closest of relationships, the death of a baby can separate and form a wedge between a husband and wife. Husbands and wives tend to handle the process of mourning differently, not only because of the differences between male and female, but also because of personality and the social molding in one's upbringing. In the poem, "Home Burial," Robert Frost gives a glimpse of the conflicts caused by non-communication and misunderstanding between a husband and wife upon the death of their first and only child....   [tags: Home Burial Essays]
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Xenophon and Aristophanes: The Results of a Husband’s Desire for Control - Xenophon and Aristophanes: The Results of a Husband’s Desire for Control In Greek society women had little control over their lives. A husband wanted to be able to control his wife so she would run his household as he saw fit, so she did not damage his reputation, and so he knew the paternity of his children. A husband wanted the girl to be closely controlled by her father before she married for the same reasons. Aristophanes’ comedies and Xenophon’s Oeconomicus contain very different depictions of a Greek citizen woman’s life before she is married and during the time shortly after she is married....   [tags: Xenophon Aristophanes Power Papers] 1809 words
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Comparing Women in A Man's Requirements and A Letter to Her Husband - Subservient Women in A Man’s Requirements and A Letter to Her Husband Authors use poetry to creatively present attitudes and opinions. “A Man’s Requirements,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and “A Letter to Her Husband, Absent upon Public Employment” are two poems with distinct attitudes about love that contain different literary approaches. In both of the poems, love is addressed from a different perspective, producing the difference in expectation and presentation, but both suggest the women are subservient in the relationships. In “A Man’s Requirements,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning uses repetition, flowery language, and strategic role play to expose her regard for man’s perception of...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet - Analysis of To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet, the author of “To My Dear and Loving Husband” was a Puritan. This had great influence on the meaning and theme of her poem. This poem was actually not published until almost 40 years after she died. She lived in a harsh religious world where it was looked down upon for women to be courageous and smart. She lived a life that where she was unspoken and obedient to because of her religious belief. She had many concerns and doubts about her puritan beliefs and lifestyle....   [tags: Anne Bradstreet Literature Poems Poetry Essays] 742 words
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Plath’s Daddy Essay: Father and Husband as Vampires - Father and Husband as Vampires in Plath’s Daddy    The poem "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath concludes with the symbolic scene of the speaker killing her vampire father.  On an obvious level this represents Plath's struggle to deal with the haunting influence of her own father who died when she was a little girl.  However, as Mary G. DeJong points out, "Now that Plath's work is better known, ‘Daddy' is generally recognized as more than a confession of her personal feelings towards her father" (34-35).  In the context of the poem the scene's symbolism becomes ambiguous because mixed in with descriptions of the poet's father are clear references to her husband, who left her for another woman as "Daddy...   [tags: Plath Daddy Essays]
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Personal Narrative: Qualities that make me a Good Husband - I am a married man, and my wonderful wife feels that I am an extremely successful husband. Surprisingly, I have never tried to be an extraordinary husband. All I have done is to maintain a very simple family life, observing some basic principles, which others can learn from. I didn?t think that I was such a good husband, but I always felt that we had a very joyful and happy life. This is such an intense feeling that no words can fully express. I believe this feeling can be called a ?total love?....   [tags: essays research papers] 2332 words
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Lady Macbeth's Responsibility as for the Actions of Her Husband. - Lady Macbeth's Responsibility as for the Actions of Her Husband. Lady Macbeth's responsibility lay in persuading Macbeth to carry out her plans, whilst Macbeth's responsibility was in his actions (the murders). They were both equal in the responsibility of the murders, but they both showed this in different ways. In this essay I will explain the key points showing each of their actions, and I will explain my opinion, of Lady Macbeth and her responsibility. Lady Macbeth's plan to become queen started the instant she heard of her husband's encounter with the witches and the things that occurred after that....   [tags: Papers] 1614 words
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The Importance of Lady Macbeth's Influence on Her Husband - The Importance of Lady Macbeth's Influence on Her Husband Lady Macbeth possesses the power to influence her husband‘s decisions in a negative manner. She is stronger, more ruthless and more ambitious than Macbeth. Throughout Shakespeare’s tragic play, the theme of ambition is raised constantly, and the character who shows most ambition than any other at the beginning is Lady Macbeth. Macbeth proves to be a man who is greatly influenced by his wife’s ideas and ambition at the start of the play....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
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Lady Macbeth's Responsibility for Her Husband's Actions - Lady Macbeth's Responsibility for Her Husband's Actions To answer this question I will have to assess Lady Macbeths character throughout the play and Macbeths attitude towards his wife. I think Macbeths attitude to his wife is very important to finding out how he is affected by her and how much responsibility she has for his actions. Lady Macbeth is of Royal blood and has brought much added wealth and power to Macbeth. She is used to more power than many other women of her time, she has had the opportunity to gain much power and freedom-or is this hat she uses Macbeth for....   [tags: Papers] 1154 words
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Dandyism and Moralism in Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde wrote An Ideal Husband in 1895, during the decade known as the "Yellow" or "Naughty Nineties", a movement with its roots in dandyism and decadence, the twilight years of England's Victorian era, reflecting decay and scandal . Some biographers suggest that Wilde might have been inspired by a number of events which occurred in his private life, to write this play , as it is the case for the dandified character of Lord Goring, which one could say is the double of Wilde himself, and who will maybe incarnate the figure of the ideal husband....   [tags: essays research papers] 3257 words
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Husband Abuse in the Film Men Don't Tell - Husband Abuse in the Film Men Don't Tell Domestic abuse is a very serious problem, regardless of who is the victim. Abusive wives are not as common as abusive husband, but, they can be just as harmful. In the movie Men Don't Tell, we see the true story of a man who was both physically and verbally abused by his wife. Lori, the wife, created a household filled with jealousy. She was unable to control her anger and began to abuse her husband Ed. The situation is a perfect example of the cycle of violence....   [tags: Papers] 439 words
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Comparison: The Storm and Are These Actual Miles - It is a late afternoon; the beagles are chirping, as they fade into the sunset, the waves are crashing along the seashore. The diamond ring reflects the rays of the sun on the woman’s finger, from a distance. The man beside her gives her his full attention. As he reaches for her hands, he comes closer to her, staring into her lovely eyes, while his fingers run through her silky hair, down onto her lips. He picks her up into the cold breeze, holding her tightly, not wanting to let go. The creases of his smile express the happiness and the love he feels whenever he is around her....   [tags: Husband Type Examples]
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False Picture of Marriage in The Dead by James Joyce and Odour of Chrysanthemums by D.H. Lawrence - Illusion versus Reality: Marriage in Modern Literature Modern literature is known for questioning society and its various conventions. One question that these works often ask is, “What is real?” Some modern authors explore this question by placing their characters within self-constructed illusions that are later shattered by the introduction of reality. Marriages are frequently at the center of this theme, with one spouse crafting an illusory impression of the other. Modern literature demonstrates that a marriage built upon illusion will falter when exposed to reality....   [tags: husband, spouse, illusion]
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The Attainment of Release in “The Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin - In her narrative, “The Story of An Hour”, Kate Chopin tells the story of a wife as she deals with her husband’s sudden death. The beginning of the story starts by stating Mrs. Mallard has a heart condition, and ends with her death, which is ironically due to the heart condition. Chopin allows open interpretation by not giving much detail about the marriage life of The Mallards. From my personal interpretation of the reading, I conclude that Louise gains freedom and release with the news of her husband’s death....   [tags: heart, freedom, husband] 656 words
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