She does not get to enjoy the freedom which she truly desires. Desperation took over her life which led to her own death. Lastly, in the story of “The Chrysanthemums”, Elisa realizes there is no future in her marriage, which makes her understand her life has become a miserable one. The frustration of this woman caused by her husband soon allows her to recognize no one will ever see her as a valuable and smart person. The absence of attention which men have towards their respective women in the stories mentioned above provoke them to not reach the happiness they wish.
Hindered by her father’s over protectiveness, Emily does not know how to cope with the emotional hurdles that she approaches, later in life. After losing her father, Emily is not able to deal with the pain of losing him. This pain is the foremost explanation of her inevitable alienation, because “She is afraid to confront reality (“Alienation”par.1).” Shut away in her home Emily’s future of marriage and children have dwindled into waste “Being left alone, and a pauper, she had become humanized (Faulkner par.27).” Like many people, Emily’s emotional capacity stems from the relationships with her parent. Since her father locks her, up and shuts her off from the rest of the world. She never acquires the potential to grow emotionally further and experience what love can be.
The family reunion that takes place with Satan, Sin and Death foreshadows the fall of man. Sin and Death are personifications against broken heavenly laws: narcissism, incest and lust. Satan becomes enamored by his own creation because he sees himself in her image; "...who full oft/Thyself in me thy perfect image…" ll. 763-764. However, he goes on to commit two other sins as he lusts and goes off "in secret" with his own daughter.
Then he tells her that he didn’t even love her, saying “I loved you not” (Shakespeare, 3.1.120). He continually remains inactive at the expense of the lives of others. He causes the deaths of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as well, because instead of taking action and facing the king of England himself as he was supposed to, he pins it on these two, with the note that says to kill the messengers. His inaction cost Rosencrantz
The reader discovers this revelation at the same time as Mrs. Mallard. Once she learns of her husband’s death she starts to realize the years of oppression that have been forced on her by him. “There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for... ... middle of paper ... ...ard’s husband has been “living her life for her” for a very long time. Therefore she longs to express herself by simply going about living her life exactly how she wants. “Her fancy was running riot along those days ahead of her.
Their marriage will never progress and both individuals remain unhappy. Patriarchal thought is reinforced and Elisa will never have the life she wants. Works Cited Palmerino, Gregory J. "Steinbeck's 'The Chrysanthemums'." Explicator 62.3 (2004): 164-167.
A prevailing ethical issue that was explored briefly in this short story was one of change. Ms. Emily’s failure to accept change and her refusal to leave the past in the past, contributed to her lonely and isolated life. There were three defining issues in Ms. Emily’s life that led to her fear of change and the isolation she experienced during her lifetime. The death of Mr. Grierson, the townspeople’s attitude toward her and the time frame in which the story was set, all contributed to Ms. Emily’s unwillingness to change. Mr. Grierson was very overprotective of his daughter and ran away all the suitors who came to court Ms. Emily.
Jody abused Janie both emotionally and physically, and belittled her to nothing more than a trophy wife. But Janie never left him. This time Janie stayed in the abusive marriage until he died, because Janie did not then know how to the tools capable of making her a sovereign person. She once again chose caution over nature, because caution was the safest option. And overtime she became less and less Janie, and less and less of her sovereign self, and eventually, “the years took all the fight out of Janie’s face.
He doesn’t give any money to Hester because she wrongs him, and he still holds a grudge. In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Chillingworth is baleful. He spends the last years of his life trying to get revenge. Revenge doesn’t do anyone any good. It can cause serious problems for both parties.
Gatsby is crushed by her actions, but fails to realize the true extent of them. He continues to pester her with hopes of rekindling a relationship that ended years ago, but she refuses, and immediately moves away with Tom. This action drives Gatsby mad, and his utter devotion for Daisy is the last thought on his mind when Wilson kills him. Sara Teasdale, a poet in the 1900s, is scared of this kind of commitment; she knows that love for another will only bring about her own demise. Faced with depression and an illness that leaves her bed-ridden for much of her life, she is heavily dependent on others to survive.