The two short stories also expose how the oppression put on them by their husband leaves the women unfulfilled and unhappy with their lives. The desire of the husband to control the relationship is expressed in their disallowing of their wives to think or act for themselves. In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the narrator’s husband John, does not allow his wife to think on her own, rather he tells her what is the right and wrong. “John says the very worst thing I can do is to think about my condition” (Gilman 11). John advises his wife to not think about her own medical condition at all because it would be detrimental for her mind.
He'd laugh. They enjoyed it.” (Camus 13). Once Meursault left his mother, he had no need to ever see her again, according to his id, as caring for his mother offered no benefit to him. The two never truly know each other, leading to Meursault to develop an Oedipal Complex. Another cause of this dysfunctional relationship is the fact that Meursault was the one who sent her to a home.
Unlike most other couples in the novel, we are able to see the results of time and its effect on their relationship. We can see, by the way Mr Bennet freely mocks and teases his wife about her 'poor nerves', that it is a regular occurrence and possibly has been for a long time. Mr Bennet had been 'captivated by youth and beauty' but Mrs Bennet's 'weak understanding and illiberal mind' prevented any long lasting affection. They show no signs of being in love at this stage; however, they both seem to draw vague contentment through compromise and small things. For example, when Mr Bennet proclaimed himself adamant not to visit Mr Bingley when his intentions were otherwise.
In reality Mitty is desperately lonely, avoids speaking to anyone, and mostly refuses to share his inner thoughts with others. Mitty dreams of feeling equal enough to his peers where he can freely express himself and fit in within a group of people. His wife makes it difficult for him to find this satisfaction by her constant belittlement and control, but Mitty furthers this by isolating himself within his dream realm and allowing himself to hide from confrontation with others. Throughout the short story Mitty only speaks out once to Mrs. Mitty with what resembles an intelligent confrontation, “Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?”, which Mrs. Mitty brushes off as if it were child’s nonsense (Thurber, 27). Even when Mitty attempted to find companionship and confess his feelings he is met with annoyance and callous.
Emily was very private with her life, she made sure that no one knew anything about her life. Emily portrays her refusal to adapt to the present by keeping herself very excluded from the present time. The people that lived in the town with her would have to ask her servant questions just to receive any information about her life at all. Emily did not even let the servant into her personal life, she kept all her thoughts and feelings very private from the rest of the world. After Emily?s father passed away, Emily became very bitter with the world.
This quote shows the woman’s inconsistency with reality as she does not recognize that her husband had brought her to an asylum in order to “cure” her illness. Her husband explicitly explains to the woman that the place he is taking her only has “one window and not room for two beds” further displaying how he will isolate her from society and the family. Her unwillingness to realize her husbands intentions, displays her blindness to her own repression in her marriage. In addition, the woman explains how much she enjoys writing in order to explain her own thoughts and feelings because she is not allowed to say them out loud. She goes on to say that her husband,” hates to have [her] write a word” and hurriedly tries to hide away her notebook (Gilman ___).
The narrator knows that she is not too well and that John - her husband does not realize the intensity of her sickness, he ignores her continuous efforts to make him aware of the real situation and her suffering. To make the situation worse he imposes his opinions on her even when it comes to her health. This story shows us the life and the thoughts of the narrator which lead her to be free, but go out of her mind in the sense of the real world. This story is written as if the narrator is writing it. The narrator is sick and her husband has made her a study project, She is continuously watched and thus she has no privacy.
Logan falls short of fulfilling that dream as he isolates her from the community, leaving her with no voice whatsoever. Realizing her marriage lacks love and compassion which she longs for, Janie comes to understand that her relationship with Logan will not last long .Not only does Janie’s marriage to Logan stifle any hopes of exp... ... middle of paper ... ...disrespect from Tea Cake. She threatens him, saying if he leaves her again without her permission she will “kill yuh” (124). Within Janie’s past marriages her husbands treat her comparable to a slave and isolate her from the community. Even though her voice is still developing, she will not allow her husband to show her contempt.
However, the townspeople and Scratchy are disappointed to find him married, unarmed, and unwilling to fight. Before Jack arrived the townspeople were hoping for his arrival to cool off the situation. As one bartender said, "'I wish Jack Potter was back from San Anton', he shot Wilson up once--in the leg--and he would sail in and pull out the kinks in this thing'" (215). This quote and Jack's shamefulness are what leads people into discussions of this story. Jack Potter's marriage was kept secret from any of his friends and family, so his new wife was something unknown to anyone.
First off, Steinbeck shows the isolation felt by women during the 1930’s through Curley’s wife. This isolation is first felt when Curley’s wife goes into Crooks’ room looking for her husband, but the men won’t even allow her to stay with them. Crooks says to her “Maybe you better go along to your own house now. We don’t want no trouble” (77). By having Crooks say this Steinbeck shows how not only does Curley not appreciate his wife or want her around, but the men think she is trouble, and want nothing to do with her.