Sadly, the last of her dates attempts to assault her, but Esther escapes and returns to her mother’s home in the suburbs the next morning. While Esther is with her mother, she discovers that she had not been accepted into the summer creative writing program she applied to, which sends her spiraling into a deeper, suicidal depression. She soon cannot write or read, and sleep. Esther consults Dr. Gordon, who messes up her electroshock therapy, which puts her into a very unstable state of depression. This causes her to decide to end her life, so she hides herself away under her home and ingests a whole bottle of sleeping pills.
The tale also touches on narcissism which means that the character only cares about themselves and how they can improve themselves. The tale “Beauty and the Beast” by Madame Leprince de Beaumont shows the progression of a young girls journey to women hood by the loosening of her electra ties with her father and her change in narcissistic point of view over the coarse of the tale. Firstly, Beauty keeps her distance from males other than her father due to her electra connection with him. Although her sisters want to get married “[she] [says] that she [is] too young at present, and that she [wishes] to keep her father company for several years” (Beaumont 171). Her sisters try their best to find a husband unlike her sister which is fine with have her father as her only male relationship.
The novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, by Zora Neale Hurston clearly is a great book. In the book a young woman named Janie who was raised and married off by her grandmother. At first, all Janie knows of marriage and love is what her grandmother tells her which is that the only thing that is important is if he has land. As Janie goes on her journey of her life and re-marries, she finds that everybody in the town (and in general) has their own belief towards the role of their spouses in marriage. The reader notices Janie struggle in finding herself and over time Janie begins to develop her own ideas and ideals.
After which, he confesses his affection to her and states that he had affection to her ever since she came to New Orleans, He then shockingly rapes her. Weeks later, Blanche is suffering from a mental breakdown, she had told Stella what Stanley has done and because of Stella's mistrust of her own sister she chooses Stanley's side. With nothing else to do to help her sister Stella sends Blanche to an asylum. Blanche's past has ruined her to the point where when she is truthfully right no one would believe her because of her own past. By living a life of deception, misconceptions, and loneliness she has ruined her life and The symbolism of the Tennessee Williams title "A Streetcar Named Desire" is ironic.
Then Blanche wants Stella to leave Stanley and go with her to leave with a rich “man” named, Step Huntleigh, who turns out to someone she made up. Stanley rapes Blanche during the time Stella was at the hospital having their baby. She tells Stella about the rape, but she does not believe her. Blanche becomes deeply disturbed, so they decide to put her in an insane asylum (Williams). Blanche Dubois is a mid-age high school English teacher.
Never stable even as a girl, she was shattered by her husband's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it. Later the harrowing deaths at Belle Reve with which she evidently had to cope on her own, also took their toll. By this time she had begun her descent into promiscuity and alcoholism, and in order to blot out the ugliness of her life she created her fantasy world of adoring respectful admirers, of romantic songs and gay parties. She is never entirely successful at this, as the memories of her husband's suicide remain persistently alive in her mind. She retreats into her make-believe world, making her committal to an institution inevitable.
Chopin used the experience of living with three independent women to show how much she desired to break free of bring dominated by a male. Considering that Chopin decided to move and raise her six kids away from the place her husband died from shows that she wanted to move away and start new and an independent women living by herself. After her husband’s death was when Chopin began her career and branched out with many different stories. A part of her must have been stopped by her husband while he was alive. Kincaid was dominated by her mother because in the story “Girl”, she is showing the reader how her childhood was while living with her mother.
The pressure to assimilate to society’s standards from her mother, friends, and romantic interests, almost pushes her over the edge and causes her to attempt suicide multiple times throughout her life. Buddy Willard, Esther’s boyfriend at a time, asks her to marry him repeatedly in which she declines. Her mother tries to get her to marry and makes her go to therapy eventually, which leads to the mental hospital. Esther resents the way of settling down and making a family, as well as going out and partying all night. She just wants to work to become a journalist or publisher.
Amanda knew Laura sensitive, fragile, she was always in the care and encourages her daughter. Because of her shortcomings, Laura sometimes frustrated and Amanda immediately replied that "I 've told you never, never to use that word. Why, you 're not crippled, you just have a little defect". Amanda for the care of the children was more reflected a mother 's strong from the play that Amanda paid money to send Laura to typing school. She hoped daughter have a better future and married a good man to take care of the family, and encouraged her daughter, prompting her to go out of the glass menagerie to experience her real life, but Amanda placed more expectations for his son Tom because her husband left home, Tom is the only man and the mainstay of the family.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their eyes were watching God the main character Janie is on a quest for self-fulfillment. Of Janie’s three marriages, Logan and Joe provide her with a sense of security and status. However, only her union with Teacake flourishes into true love. Janie’s first marriage to Logan Killicks was an arranged marriage by her Grandmother Nanny. One day Nanny caught Janie kissing the neighborhood riff raff Johnny Taylor, and Nanny becomes convinced that Janie has entered her womanhood, and needs to marry.