Jane hears a servant, Miss Abbott, discussing Jane’s lineage with another servant, Bessie. Jane hears Miss Abbott say about her father: " My father had been a poor clergyman, my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience he cut her off without a shilling" (37; ch. 3). Young girls, especially of the upper class, were supposed to follow their parent’s wishes in regards to whom they should marry. In choosing a clergyman from a lower social class, Mrs. Eyre sacrifices her social standing as well as her family’s care and support.
Esperanza also sees the economic dependence that marriage creates for many women. While one woman cries everyday because her husband left "without leaving a dollar for bologna or a note explaining how come" another is miserable because the husband gets kicked out and is always let back in, regardless of the abuse she suffers at his hands (Cisneros 29, 85). Both domestic and physical abuse is also rampant in the lives ar... ... middle of paper ... ...duate with a higher education and found something that she could focus on rather than gaining a husband. Esperanza decided early on that she would not take on the burden of her mother and the women before her, merely caring for a husband and raising children. She wanted a house all her own and realized that she could get it autonomously if she strove hard in school and continued to write.
However, Alfred soon leaves because of Rachel’s mother constant controlling attitude and cheating with Geoffrey Voorst. Rachel’s mother separates from the church and moves in with Geoff who didn’t have a job. When the Nazi’s invaded Belgium, Rachel’s mother and Geoff both joined the S.S. In addition, during Rachel’s first communion she didn’t receive a missal that the other children received because she was a bastard, and she remembered that day forever. Geoff takes most of the money they were supposed to receive from the S.S. Rachel’s mother got pregnant each time Geoff came from leave.
When he got deported the first time I had to grow up and basically become a second mother to my siblings. Not only was my best friend taken away from me, but I also knew the responsibility that was about to be put on my shoulders because of this. Now, I really can’t enjoy my college years the way I wish I could have. My mother completely lost it when she heard the news about my dad. She had just overcome the fright of my sister’s diagnosis and now she had a whole different situation to stress over.
Right at the beginning of the play Rita depends a lot on her family and husband. They become an obstacle to her when she can't follow her ambition because of their working class values. They say she should stop thinking about being an educated woman and concentrate more on making a family. "Denny found out I was on the pill againâ€¦ he burnt all me books." This is an example of how her husband doesn't like her learning and how she is dismissing the idea of having children because of that.
Gilman’s fear of domestic life began in childhood when her neglectful father abandoned the her family. Her mother responded by denying affection, fearing “that it would weaken her daughter's character and give her an inflated sense of security” (Historic World Leaders, 1994 p. 2). Gilman fought to become educated and was able to build a life and support herself as a single woman. Filled with shame and fear from her parents’ divorce Gilman was weary to accept the multiple proposals of suitor Charles Walter Stetson, eventually agreeing in 1885 after her closest friend became married (Historic World Leaders, 1994). The union was described as unsatisfying and a great factor in Gilman’s breakdown (American Biography, 1944).
Nisa felt she wasn’t being paid enough attention to and deprived her brother of milk by nursing. Nisa leaves to live with her grandmother after being berated several times for stealing. She thought that was what her mother wanted, but when she returned her parents told her they wanted her to be with them. “Yes, even your mother wanted you and missed you.” (Shostak, pg 28). Later in the story, Nisa’s father arranges a marriage.
At the beginning Nora is a doll of society. She does everything that is expected of a woman during this time period. Her first instance realizing the corruption of society is when Krogstad, the man who gave her the loan, tells Nora how it is illegal for a woman to sign a loan. She foraged the loan because her husband, Torvald, was very sick. Nora expresses her frustration when she says “Do you mean to tell me that a wife has no right to save her husband’s life?” (Ibsen) Nora thinks that it is ridiculous that the law doesn’t take into account saving someone’s life and their love for another person.
Pauline clearly felt nobody cared for her, that her Father was more interested in her stepmother and children, she felt this so strongly it led her to running away from home. She was at risk... ... middle of paper ... ...bsp;(9) Summary This study indicates risk factors for Pauline including an unhappy home situation with her Dad’s new family where she has felt nobody really cared whether she was there or not, her unsatisfying relationship with her Mother, her alcohol binging, cigarette smoking & marijuana use, her limited activities, dropping out of school at a young age, early sexual involvement and low mood. Protective factors bringing some resilience to her life include adult trust with her Aunt Sarah and Tutor, awareness of her iwi links and whanau contact, her enjoyment and regular attendance to at Alternative Education and her goal of wanting to stay there until she gets a job, recent enjoyable church involvement, her ability to learn from situations and wanting to make positive changes in her life. The likely outcomes for Pauline’s health are hopeful but the significant concerns that could tip the equilibrium are firstly the early onset in her life of a relationship with Jack and their sporadic condom use, as a probable outcome for Pauline is pregnancy and wanting to keep the baby, and secondly her alcohol, marijuana and nicotine use and the level of addiction that may have built up.
The fact that her drinking and her attempt at suicide are spread throughout the whole town places a cloud of remorse and shame over her. She paid a great deal for her mistakes and learned from them. I think her mom could be considered a static-flat character. Here her daughter is trying to grow up and get a boyfriend, going to high school, and babysitting on the side and her mother still does not want to see her daughter as “gentleman material.” She has this fixed idea that her daughter will marry some person who cant make a living. By the end of the story, the narrator gets over him and goes on with her life, which I’m sure her mother is appalled.