It is her way of rebelling against society and fulfilling many suppressed wants and desires. It leaves her empty, however, as this passion did not come from love. Affairs and liaisons are not necessary parts of life, but for Edna Pontellier they help awaken her true sexual desires, passions, and needs. Her husband provides the needed cover for society and helps her to realize what she is lacking in life. Robert supplies the love, the passion, and the fairy tale romance.
He treats his wife with no respect, for she does not deserve it because she is a woman. To him, her duties are to obey his commands and tolerate his intolerable actions. If she chooses to disobey or challenge his orders, it is then his duty to abuse her physically if he deems it necessary. He insincerely apologizes for it afterwards, and expects his wife to learn from her mistakes and to continue with her duties as though he did nothing wrong. During this time period, domestic violence is not uncommon and is widely accepted as a means in obtaining a desired behavior from one's wife.
Nora recognizes her place in society, but she also recognizes how much shame it inflicts upon her. Ibsen frequently alludes to Nora’s emotions and worries which aid in the realistic tone of the play and makes it easy for members of the audience, especially for women, to understand that Nora never meant any harm by her deceitful behavior. The only reason her husband
My mom’s ambition to succeed in life has allowed her to grow into a wonderful person full of kindness and knowledge. Ambition is a great virtue to have, and that is one reason why my mother is my role model. My mother is a hard worker, she never... ... middle of paper ... ...mportant person in my life and I know that she will be always there for me with help, her love, and her care. She’s a wonderful person, she admires the beauty of life, and as a result she is always in a good mood. Now, like my mother, I’m a positive thinker, and I am a creative person who believes life is what you create it to be.
Desdemona’s perception of herself is that she’s a loving and faithful wife, and she even wonders how any wife could cheat on her husband, reaffirming her naiveté. “It is Desdemona’s absent sense of strangeness that gives Iago his destructive opportunity” (Hollindale). By not seeing anything strange between her and Cassio or seeing that Othello was acting strangely she let herself be open to manipulation. She also never questions why Othello accuses her of infidelity, his accusations hurt her, but because of her perception of him (honest and respectable), she doesn’t really stand up for herself. Not seeing/understanding that her relationship with Cassio also harms her marriage with Othello demonstrates that she has barely any experience in life and its hardships (jealousy).
This meant that they had no choice but to obey their husbands every demand. What they said went. “I’d an idea a wis heid o this hoose” This demonstrates that even though John doesn’t contribute to the family he still feels he is superior to them all. Maggie takes this though she doesn’t argue with him as she believes that he is head of the household and she constantly stands up for him. Lily, Maggie’s independent single sister is very much against men she thinks ‘there aw dirty beasts’.
She is a heroic character for her positive development and maturation over the course of the play. Vocalizing for all the women that enjoy independence, her character describes the feeling of being trapped as the primed and proper doll of the household that wishes to break free of her societal responsibilities. In the beginning, Nora is an easily manipulated wife who is made to never dabble in her husband’s affairs. This is due to the belief that women aren’t made to interfere with male dominated business matters. She also endures his seemingly harmless pet names that are actually used as an intimidation technique to make her feel more submissive.
Or is it Stella who doesn't make an attempt to leave? By Stella constantly forgiving Stanley for hitting her and not attempting to leave, she is allowing Stanley to believe she'll take him back no matter what, making it harder every time for her to escape. Stella is ultimately responsible for the abusive and unstable relationship. Most people would agree that nobody, man or woman, deserves to be a victim of domestic abuse and treated as if they are worthless. Stella is a victim, but her good heart comes into play even after Stanley hits her.
Lear does not have much respect for her because she does not flatter him and put him on the pedestal that he feels that he should be put on. This is exactly what his other daughters do and he feels very strongly that Cordelia should do the same. Because of all the flattery that was given him by his other two daughters, he gives them most of his possessions. The first thing that Cordelia says when the King asks her to speak is "nothing." The king is enraged by this remark and says that, "Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.
Emilia for example has no trust in Iago and sees him as a horrible person. Though she loves her husband, she is rebellious in efforts to show him that she is her own person and not all women do as they are told. Desdemona on the other hand is nothing like the other women. She “is neither jealous nor envious nor suspicious. She is not suspicious or possessive about Othello’s job, his intimacy with Iago, or his “love” for Cassio but supports all three” (Neely 145).