The first character who tells her story is Rayona. Being the last generation, she is in the bottom of the well of loneliness. After her parents separated, Rayona lives with Christine, her mother, who habitually changes her job and moves to the new place. Consequently, she never stays in any schools long enough to make some friends. Her life with Christine is also bitter.
Transformation of Miss Ruddock in Lady Of Letters Miss Irene Ruddock, the narrator of this monologue, is a lonely, unhappy middle-aged woman who has no friends or family and lives alone in her plain house. She is a woman who has many problems with keeping up to date with society. She has many things that are wrong to her in her life. This essay discusses her dramatic change as she is put in prison, and how believable it is. Miss Ruddock was a very lonely and isolated person towards the beginning of the book.
The affects of loneliness on people are displayed in the poem "Eleanor Rigby" through the characters of Eleanor Rigby and Father McKenzie. Through figurative language they show that Eleanor Rigby is very lonely and that she never sees many people. They say "Waits at the window wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door, who is it for?" Through this they show that everyday she puts on makeup, a face, that no one will see because she is lonely.
The Women of Shirley Jackson Throughout her life, Shirley Jackson refused to fit into society's limited concept of a woman's role. Her works feature female protagonists who are punished for seeking a more substantial existence than that of the traditional wife or mother. In most cases, these characters are condemned as witches, ostracized by society, and even killed for their refusal to conform. From her youth, Jackson was an outsider. Always self-conscious about her obesity and plain appearance, she preferred spending time alone in her room writing poetry to socializing with other children (Oppenheimer 16).
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.
Stated in the book, “The tears came so fast to Mrs. Pontellier’s eyes that the damp sleeve of her peignoir no longer served to dry them…She could not have told why she was crying” (Chopin 7). Mr. Pontellier has just returned home from the club and Edna is sitting outside alone, when she begins to cry for no apparent reason. But explained in Mary Bird’s article, “She is emotionally unequipped to deal with the awakening and is unable to live with society according to the ideals she has established for herself…” Edna has never grown into her woman emotions, she still believes that she deserves a second chance at her future, but she knows she’ll never have another chance unless she breaks society’s
As Jane is an orphan she lives with her aunt and cousins at Gateshead where she is treated as an inferior and unloved child. The readers learn that Jane is an intelligent young girl and enjoys reading as she spends most of her time alone sitting in a window seat with a book. Her older cousin John Reed physically abuses her, "He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in a week, nor once or twice in a day, but continually: every nerve I had feared him." Jane was ill-treated in the Gateshead household, not just physically by John Reed but emotionally and mentally too, she was not known as one of the family even though she was related; she was not even thought of as a servant, she was less than that, "you are less than a servant, for you do nothing for your keep." As even the servants tell her.
The two stories present similar plots about two wives who have grown to feel imprisoned in their own marriages. In the yellow wallpaper, she is virtually imprisoned in her bedroom, and does not even have a say in the location or decor of the room. She is forbidden to work and write, as she says “I did write for a while in spite of them; but it does exhaust me a good deal--having to be so sly about it, or else meet with heavy opposition” (Gilman8). She is forced to spend almost every moment in her room. She is not even allowed to have visitors, as he does not allow her to have any sort of mental or physical stimulation.
Callie Quinn is the main character in the book “Where the Stars Still Shine.” In the beginning of the book Callie is very insecure, lonely, and sad. Living with her mom traveling from place to place hiding from the police causes Callie to feel insecure and scared. Trish Doller reveals the insecurity and loneliness of Callie Quinn by Callie’s actions of not wanting to go to school and running away. She runs away a lot to try to think about her future. “I wish you wouldn’t run off to that laundromat in the middle of the night, Callie.”(6) She doesn’t have any friends and she only has her mom who smokes, gets drunk, and is a poor role model for Callie which causes Callie to be sad and to have a poor life.
Her mind tried to survive a state of mind in which abandonment was lethal. As her internal psychosis set in, she robbed herself of a life while trying to erase the thought of her loved ones’ deaths. Emily Grierson came from the most prominent family of her town. Although she rarely left the house or socialized with the townspeople, they were fascinated by her seemingly quiet life. She was a peculiar woman, never married and never looking.