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
Soon after Emelia, beginning to realize something is very wrong with the whole situations she states “I will be hanged if some eternal villain some busy insinuating rogue some cogging cozening slave to get some office have not devised this slander” (4.2.138-140). This shows just how upset she is and foreshadows that once she realises it is her own husband Iago that is the villain, she becomes quick to betray him as a wife and leave him to the wolves. Her first duty was to her lady and friend Desdemona who was killed for the horrible selfishness that the manipulative Iago had. Even before this when Othello had spoken bad of Desdemona before he killed ... ... middle of paper ... ...ple, in Trifles it is made apparent that all women think about are trifles but its those little things that are important and should be looked at, when men will only look at the big picture. Although the thinking methods are different it does not mean either are of them are wrong.
Masterplots, Fourth Edition (2010): 1-4. Literary Reference Center. Web. 14 May 2014. Toth, Emily.
Strength in Struggle Many readers see the actions of Edna Pontellier in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening as those of a feminist martyr. Edna not only defies her husband and commits adultery, but chooses death over life in a society that will not grant her gender equality. Although this reading may fit, it is misguided in that it ignores a basic aspect of Chopin’s work, the force that causes Mrs. Mallard’s happiness in “The Story of an Hour” upon the news of her husbands death, “that blind persistence in which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature” (Chopin 353). While it is true that when Chopin wrote, women were most likely to be denied the pursuit of individuality, analyzing her work through a strictly gender minded lens limits her impact. The importance of Chopin’s work is the portrayal of characters who are engaged in the pursuit of an idiosyncratic desire.
She and John Proctor have had an affair and when Elizabeth Proctor finds out, she throws Abigail out of their house. During the trials, Abigail is still in love with John Proctor and goes after Elizabeth out of vengeance. Elizabeth tries to explain this to John, who is in disbelief: she ?thinks to kill me, then to take my place? (61). Abigail?s main motive for destroying Elizabeth is revenge for being thrown out of the house and for having John Proctor, the man that she loves.
The two women in the play have been picking up one the little house clue the men in the play would find in significant, because they think all the women are really talking about is trifles, but in reality they are talking about how Mrs. Wright killed her husband. Overall Mrs. Wright killed her husband because he caused her isolation, emotional abuse, and he killed the only think she actually cared about and she lost hope which ultimately all of these led to her self destruction because of the neglection of her
Fashioning the hybrid woman in kate chopin's the awakening. Mosaic : A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, 35(3), 127-149. Toth, Emil, and Bernard Koloski. "Biography, Kate Chopin, The Awakening, The Storm, Stories." KateChopinorg.
A society that is surrounded with male dominated characters is the primary causes of the way these two women turn out to become later in life. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” the attendance of the female lead is the chosen point of how much a male dominated person can turn a woman’s mind towards insanity. The two stories that are chosen to demonstrate the causes a male dominant character can have towards a love one can completely destroy the mental and physical stability a woman has. In “A Rose for Emily” there is the main character that experiences a chronic shock over the loss of her father and tries to find a replacement for the man in her life. The need to have someone with the main character is present throughout the whole piece but in turns in an obsessive need for control and thus murder of the man she loves.