As a woman, she does not have the authority to disagree with her husband or try to influence his actions. Torvald says, “If it ever got around that the new manager had been talked over by his wife…” (Ibsen 42) showing that it would be a laughing matter if a woman had an idea, but Nora still makes many attempts to persuade her husband. As a friend, Nora is expected to know her role which is a listener and supporter for Mrs. Linde and just an acquaintance to Dr. Rank, but the relationship with Dr. Rank goes beyond what is acceptable. When Dr. Rank confesses his feelings for Nora she is very upset because they can no longer flirt with each other now that the feelings are real. Her role is to be a loyal wife to her husband, which she is, but Ibsen uses the flirtatious dialect between the two to show that there are mutual feelings and that confessing them brings the relationship beyond what is allowed.
She responds to this lack of interest by buying a swing set along with other items against the husband’s wishes. Similarly, Eric Bartels’ essay “My Problem with Her Anger” discusses the effects of marital roles from the husband’s perspective. He argues that although he is not the most active with domestic life, he does contribute. Bartels claims that his wife’s anger makes it hard for the family to function. Bartels proves his dedication to their family by showing how he gives up drinking beer in order to dedicate more time to helping out around the house.
She is the classic example of someone who rarely speaks her mind, afraid to be a bother to anyone, until she tells Eliot “Tell me, Elliot. Is it too much to ask?” (Lahini 125). Here, Mrs. Sen finally spoke up about what she was feeling. After her husband was once again unable to take her to buy fish, she realized she was all alone. Mrs. Sen finally realized how restricted she really was, she couldn’t drive anywhere, so she always had to rely on her husband but her husband was too busy for her.
Gertrude does not have the will to stand up to Claudius and defend Hamlet, she simply sits by and watches her new husband call her son mad, while she might also believe this to be true she does nothing to help Ha... ... middle of paper ... ...Claudius. She is someone who needs someone and cannot be single and independent. She depends highly on Claudius throughout the play. My next status was sort of different, instead of realizing Hamlet’s pain and suffering she was always very cold towards his father’s death so I wrote “Won’t Hamlet move on…” Separately, for Gertrude’s job description I put “I am Queen” and I think this fits because Gertrude was very proud of her nobility and position, she didn’t let anything get in the way of staying the Queen of Denmark. While Gertrude is this inadequate mother and feeble minded character, her death is still an upsetting tragedy; while she was married to this horrible man we have to believe she didn’t know this was her fate.
With regards to her children, "Their absence was sort of relief...It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her" (p. 18). Already she is revealing ideas uncommon in the Victorian era. She tries to maintain her roles, but it is very difficult for her. As the story progresses, Edna focuses on her desires rather than what her husband wants. She refuses to participate in the traditional role given to her as a woman.
She misses out on having friends, being a normal "woman," and her ability to be happy. Emily is so used to having her father be there for her, she figures that by keeping his body he can still be part of her life. If he had not refuse the men who wanted to go out with Miss Emily, she may have not gone crazy. Miss Emily may have wanted seclusion, but her heart lingered for companionship. Her desire for love and companionship drove her to murder Homer Baron.
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.
Loisel, was a man in love that wanted nothing more than to see his wife happy, yet he did not understand her daydreams because he was happy with their current lifestyle. The bond of communication is lacking between Loisel and Mathlide related to different aspects of how their lifestyle should be or desired to be. Loisel knew that Mathilde was unhappy and withdrawn by noticing she took no interest in their home or even idle conversation. Mathilde just daydreamed all day of a better life and these dreams did not include Loisel. Loisel being a man of concern and wanting to see his wife happy worked hard to obtain tickets to a dinner ball.
When the blind man pulls up, the narrator is already being judgmental and prejudiced towards the blind man. He does not even the slightest open mind about meeting this man that his wife has such a good relationship with. In the story Cathedral, Raymond Carver uses metaphoric symbols, an object title, and a dialect style to get across the message that you cannot judge someone you have never met and the difference between looking and seeing things in a different perspective. The wife begins to explain to her husband that a close friend of hers is going to stay with them. She does explain how he met the blind man to her husband but that still doesn’t stop him from being jealous and judgmental.
She was even unpleased at the humble peasant girl who did her housework. She dreamed of having oriental tapestry, illuminated tall bronze candelabra, dainty cabinets containing priceless things, and elegant dinners with fine food. She was unhappy, she wasn’t meant to be born unfortunate. One evening her husband came home with an invitation and he thought that it would make her cheerful because she never goes out and she is always unhappy. The invitation was to attend a ball, but instead of being joyed, Mathilde was unhappy and complained she had no gown to put on her back.