She did not want to hear anybody’s opinions or advice, and she felt as if no one would ever want to marry her. Her relationship with her father, Baptista, was not strong either and she believed that he did not have any concern for her. Baptista sends Petruchio to Kate so that he could get to know her better, and when Petruchio came back, Baptista asked how Katherine reacted. He showed genuine care for her asking why she was so unhappy even though she was finally getting married, referring to her as his daughter. She overreacted and immediately screamed, “Call me your daughter?
Throughout Nora’s life, she has been mistreated and viewed as a doll not as a human. “Nora’s father, it transpires, an irresponsible spendthrift, brought her up with no sense of social obligations or serious thought for the morrow, while her husband, finding her a delightful companion like this, did nothing to repair the omission and treated her with a playfulness of a teen not a mother.” (Beerbohm147) As a result, Nora realizes that she has been mistreated and treated unfairly. “Nora, however, protests that she has been treated unfairly in being denied the opportunity to participate in her marriage and in society as an informed adult.” (Gosse219) Torvald and Nora’s father both viewed Nora as if she could not make decisions on her own. “The transformation from her carefree days as a girl to marriage meant no more to her than a change from a small doll’s house to a larger one.” (Salome226) In the play A Doll’s House, Nora is not oblivious to her mistreatment; she soon becomes very much aware of it. Nora states, “I was simply your little songbird, your doll […]” (Ibsen230) Nora has never been taken seriously; not by her father and now not by her husband.
This means being loyal to their partner by not committing acts of adultery. Willy Loman gave into temptation. He did not follow proper morals when his exposure to loneliness got the best of him. His son, Biff, was devastated after he caught his father being disloyal and having an affair behind his mother’s back. The incident scarred Biff for life and at the same time, caused great conflict between him and his father.
When Henchard is given the upsetting news of his daughter’s biological origins, he can no longer tolerate her presence in his household. Feeling as if he holds no importance in Elizabeth-Jane’s life, he lets insecurity and self-pity take control. Although Elizabeth-Jane was all Henchard had left after his wife’s death, the thought of caring for another man’s daughter was too much for Henchard to bear. Elizabeth-Jane eventually slipped out of Henchard’s life just as she had before that night at the furmity
The heart of stone that Hagar Shipley shows towards her family is symbolic of the stone angel. Her first son who she never really loved, Marvin was ignored by Hagar and found comfort from her husband. Instead, she gave all her love to the second child John ignoring her husband at the same time. Moreover, the lack of love Hagar showed to her father and brothers demonstrates that she has a heart of stone and shows no love to all the people in her life. Besides, when John passed away Hagar did not cry for him, which demonstrates that the stone angel would have to show no love or remorse for anything in life.
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.
Olsen adds blame on the government for why the narrator’s husband left by telling us that this happened before the Work Progress Administration, as to say it is the government’s fault for acting too late. When the narrator finally finds a job, she could not get one with hours well enough to be with her child. The narrator loved the way her baby reacted to the lights, colors, and music and was understandably crushed that she had to leave her baby with a neighbor so she could work (Olsen, Paragraph 8). Olsen uses this to blame the government for not coming up with a plan to help single mothers... ... middle of paper ... ...he ironing board,” that is, she hopes Emily learns her self-worth and does not allow herself to care more about getting wrinkles out of clothes than caring for her children. Olsen used Emily as an example of how the government cares more about business than people, thus why I believe she sustained an attack on a heartless, bureaucratic government in “I Stand Here Ironing.” She writes about how the government left the narrator to fend for herself and her child when her husband left her to escape the poverty they were in.
Emily's upbringing by her father, the death of her father, and the disappearance of her sweetheart were all of the factors that contributed to her seclusion. Initially, Emily was taught by her father to stay home and was not taught self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth, or self-dependence by her father. Emily was restricted from courting by her father; her father would claim that none of the young men she was interested in were good enough for her or the family (Faulkner 77). Emily's father made her dependent on him by not allowing her to be confident in herself and "thwarting her woman's life" (Faulkner 79). For example, there is a picture in the minds of the townspeople that Emily is in the background, and her father is in the foreground holding a whip (Faulkner 77).
It upsets me that all the blame was put on my grandmother and never on my grandfather because he was the man of the house. When I was younger I always wondered why my grandmother never left my grandfather but when I spoke to her about what she went through, she told me she couldn’t leave because she had no way of support herself and all the children she had. I also felt sad about how my family treated other people from tribes that were different from our own. Before moving to New York, I did not have any contact or knowledge of the LBGT community. I now have more understanding of who the LBGT community are but I am also still learning.
The stepmother could have been an important figure in Natalia’s life, however, Natalia only mentions her a couple times, referring to her as her “father’s wife,” rather than give her a name which essentially acknowledging that this relationship lacks an emotional connection. When she is mentioned, it is mostly involving money and what she takes from Natalia. “I got yelled at for it at home because my father took care of the little bit of money I had left over after his wife had taken some out for food” (Rodoreda 38). Also when she comes