She is, in reality, unhappy. This woman is unable to stand her for herself and obtain what she wants. Instead, she holds it all in and face all of her incapabilities by herself. This song and her state of consciousness was able to break down all of her built up walls. She, like many other women in this novel is unable to stand up for themselves due to their inferiorities compared to men.
Not only is it the way that others think of him but also the way he thinks of himself that forces him to find solitude. The most evident case of loneliness is Curley’s wife. No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t fit in. For example, when she tried numerous times to talk to George and Lenny she was either ignored or told to leave. Because of her reputation for being a flirt none of the farmhands wanted to talk to her.
Curley’s wife in fact says this to Lennie while shivling about her life, “I ain’t told this to nobody before. Maybe I ought’n to. I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (89) Curley’s wife admitting this to a man so obviously unintelligent that he truly won't understand, instead of trying to talk to someone who can actually help her truly shows how desperate she is to communicate her feelings to someone other than her husband. Curley’s wife is unable to form a sense of community because she has no one to care for her, she has no family near, a husband who she dislikes, and a bunch of ranch hands who ostracize her because they are afraid of making Curley angry.
The fact that Serena feels hostility towards the Handmaids is ignorant because she knows that they have not chosen their position in society, but rather they were forced into it. At the end of the novel, Serena finds out about Offred’s secret visit to Jezebel’s. She is mostly upset with Offred, which is completely unreasonable because the Commander had forced her to accompany him to Jezebel’s. This is a direct example of the feminist way of thinking: it’s always the fault of a women’s promiscuity, not a man’s. Serena’s attitude supports the order of Gilead, because she tortures the Handmaids, who cannot help themselves.
Overall, the women in From Here to Eternity face oppression by men, which results in a loss of self- esteem and individuality. Women had a limited range of opportunities during this time and were expected to become housewives. James Jones overall impression towards women appears to be negative and there are rarely any moments during the novel where the women are glorified or treated fairly. Works Cited Jones, James. From Here to Eternity: A Novel.
At the start, I really did not like Gilly; I thought she was really mean and a horrible person. As the book continued though, I realised she was a lonely, hurt person who was rebellious for a reason. She needed love. I thought the ending was a happy one because Gilly wants to come home rather than staying with Nonnie and her mother. All those years she wanted to be with her mother and when they actually met, she didn't like her.
This book has very sad overtones. It is concerned with the human struggle for happiness in life, or maybe just contentment. Just about every main character, present and past, seems to be involved in some inner turmoil. Carmen is struggling with her own identity and her unhappiness in her marriage to Paul. She feels she plays a role of dutiful wife as she was brought up to be, but that the marriage really has no strong foundation and she and her husband have nothing in common.
“He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures” (271). The narrator feels as if John is a hindrance to her being beca... ... middle of paper ... ... men in the story are portrayed, exhibits the degradation of the value of the self-expression of a woman. The issue of women’s rights has been disputed and discussed for a large portion of history, continuing in today’s society. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits the degrading of women in society through various factors. Women are seen to be undermined in marriage, the environment they live in, and in their ability to express themselves.
Curley, her husband doesn’t trust her with the other ranch hands. She was just out of place on the ranch, and because of that, must have been a really lonely person with lonely feelings. Curley’s wife is given a reputation of causing trouble between other characters from different characters in the novel. There is no evidence of her living up to all of the reputation in the novel. Candy says “Well she got the eye” which could have many meanings and then he backs that up with “I seen her give Slim the eye” and finally he says “Well I think Curley’s married…a tart.” This explains his views on Curley’s wife.
She is a very flirtatious and provocative lady. She is not allowed to be in the ranch workers’ bunk house and is also not supposed to talk to the ranch hands. She is practically owned by her husband, Curley. None of the workers pay attention to her because they know it will get them into trouble. Curley is very jealous and protective towards his wife.