There is a real sense that Pecola cannot participate in traditions, or receive wisdom from previous generations, because her family life is so unhealthy. When her own body begins to change, she can only fear it. Her mother has not taken care to prepare her for those changes, in sharp contrast to Mrs. MacTeer, who has fully prepared ... ... middle of paper ... ...Pecola as an individual. She instead sees Pecola as an abstracted representative of a whole social class, a social class she hates, and consequently she was merciless and cruel to Pecola. While everyone continue to treat Pecola bad in every way, Pecola retreats further and further from the real world into madness.
Hester and Mrs. Dickinson both were inadequate mothers. Both the mothers were materialistic, pretended to love their offspring, and their dominance hindered their children’s progress in life. In both stories the mothers possessed materialistic views on life. In the story “Tears Idle Tears” Mrs. Dickinson indulged in materialism when she left Frederick to cry and started thinking about the “…lunch she had had with Major and Mrs. Williams…” and her “…fox fur[s]… (112).” Her thinking about her lunches and outfits at such a critical time shows materialism because she valued
All she wants is the money so she chose Tom so that instead of being define by society based on her personality, she will be judged only by her wealth- another mask. Myrtle, on the other hand, is a little different. She is married, but she’s having an affair with Tom. She ends up falling in love with Tom and according to page 34 her marriage to George was for the wrong reason, even though it was love. She says, “The onl... ... middle of paper ... ...ike his true self, the one she had fallen in love with before everything, things would have worked out in the end.
The mother’s ridicule of her daughter’s blossoming body, and making the girl feel ashamed of herself for the natural changes during puberty resulted in self-loathing and an unnatural relationship with food. Her mother’s abuse extended to food as well, as she forced a strict diet on the family and blamed the daughter for it. Looking at the instances of her mother’s emotional, mental and physical abuse (forced diet), could convince the reader that her mother alone caused all the daughter’s pain. However, the father must bear the greater responsibility for his daughter’s
This means that she has control over many things going on around her, and having control means having power. Again, whether or not she knows she has this power is unknown, but either way she uses h... ... middle of paper ... ...to Bianca if they die before her. As the wealthy citizen, Baptista can afford to finance his daughters until he finds a suitable match for them. This works to his advantage because he can afford to keep Bianca until her elder sister, the “shrew” Katherina is made a sensible offer for marriage which is to the standards of Baptista. The purpose of this play was for Shakespeare to prove hat domineering women didn’t make it in the 16th century.
She is arranging their marriages to pick someone suitable for them and also she may want them married to rich men for the society aspect. It would make them look higher class and would gain respect, as at that time people with more money were treated better. There is evidence of her attitude towards marriage in the book. When Elizabeth declines Mr Collin's proposal, Mrs Bennet is obviously upset because if Elizabeth agreed to marry him then her and her sisters would be guaranteed the estate. Mrs Bennet says "Mr Bennet you are wanted immediately, we are all in an uproar.
Wealth and status is also important in the novel Jane Eyre, although they are important in different aspects of the novel and important to different people. There are two opposing views. Blanche Ingram, a very spiteful character is going to marry Mr. Rochester because of his wealth but when she is called to the gypsy to find out her future, she "finds out" that he is not as rich as he seems and therefore cancels all plans to marry him. "She (Blanche) considers the Rochester estate eligible to the last degree; though I told her something on that point about an hour ago which made her look wondrous grave".1 However there is another view to the importance of wealth and status. Jane Eyre, the main character says, "Were I a gentleman like him, I would take to my bosom only such a wife as I could love".2 Money and status are not important to her.
For example, when the Cook proposes to Mother Courage, Kattrin realizes that the Cook thinks she is a burden and does not like her. Therefore, she decides to leave, but Mother Courage chooses to leave the Cook and follow Kattrin instead. Here, Mother Courage has sacrificed her potential welfare in order to ‘protect’ her only child left. “[Mother Courage] We’ll go off in t’other direction, and we’ll throw cook’s stuff out so he finds it, silly man.” But just by looking at this protection towards her children, one cannot readily Assume that she is a ‘good mother’. Through various sacrifices made by her children, Brecht portrayed traits of human selfishness.
When he would ask her to complete a task, it would get done well because she would do anything for him. “Nevertheless I worked willingly under his eyes, and with a feeling of pride.” (774) Set side by side with her mother, the narrator would hate working in the house. Therefore, when it came to her mother, the girl thought that she was plotting against her; all to keep her away from working with her father. “She was plotting now to get me to stay in the house more, although she knew I hated it (because she knew I hated it) and keep me from working for my father.” (775) Many would say that it was a woman’s duty to work inside due to her being soft and delicate compared to a man’s duty to work out in the yard because of his physical strength. The narrator did not know the difference between working inside the house or out in the yard.
In Tess of the D'urbervilles, there is a double standard for women, for Tess. Women are expected to be pure because without their pureness, they are soiled and unsuitable for marriage. Therefore, when Tess was taken advantage of by Alec D’urberville, she was blamed, punished, despised. She had to bear the burden of humility and despair. Tess was criticized for being a single mother, she wasn’t even allowed to baptize her child because of its illegitimacy, nor was she allowed to give it a proper religious burial.