She desires large sums of money to live a privileged life with materialistic things she thinks she deserves. Early on in the story Lawrence makes clear to the readers that she has no emotional attachment to her children, “She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them”. (601) Even though she was blessed with a family she was incapable of showing them love. This shows to the readers that she desires wealth more than her children. To the external world she appeared to be a loving mother dedicated to her children, “she is such a good mother” “she adores her children”.
It is her way of rebelling against society and fulfilling many suppressed wants and desires. It leaves her empty, however, as this passion did not come from love. Affairs and liaisons are not necessary parts of life, but for Edna Pontellier they help awaken her true sexual desires, passions, and needs. Her husband provides the needed cover for society and helps her to realize what she is lacking in life. Robert supplies the love, the passion, and the fairy tale romance.
When she was younger she was raised by Nanny, who is portrayed as someone who is loving and cares for Janie very much and would do anything to make sure that Janie is protected. Altough Nanny is portrayed as a “feminist male-basher”. She never got married she lived by herself with Janie, Nanny loves materialized things such as land, status, and money. This is why Nanny marries Janie off to an older man (Logan Kellacks) to protect her. But all Janie wants to do is go on adventures, be free have dreams, be able to do things and live her life the way she wants to not the way Nanny wants or even a husband wants.
Nobody is a role model really, but we all have things about us that are role model characteristics. The reason she isn’t a role model is because she is always defending her husband’s actions, she doesn’t protect her unborn baby, and she is naïve. The reason she is a good role model is she is a positive person, she sees the best in everyone, and she is a motherly figure. Nobody is a role model figure but each and everyone of us has characteristics that people should and do look up too. I like the fact that Stella acts like a motherly figure.
She knew who she was and she went with it. She didn`t try and change for what people wanted her to be. Many people try to change to the image people want them to be but she didn`t Family was the most important thing to Jackie. “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much” (Karen 37). She set a standard for mothers everywhere.
Tyela Segar Mrs.Betz English 11 March 14th 2014 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s attitude towards marriage in in the novel Pride and Prejudice reflect those in her personal life. She fell in love two different times, but her lack of wealth kept her from being an eligible match. So Though Austen was never married she feels as though it is “dishonorable to enter into wedlock without affection.” Jane Austen’s attitude toward marriage, love, and money is complicated and critical, and in Pride and Prejudice she demonstrates this through her characters. The best Characters marry for love but are fortunate enough to get money too. The marriage between Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Collins shows that marriage for love is not always possible.
The main characters, Jo and her mother Helen are not the typical 'straight-laced ' characters that were often seen in the kitchen-sink dramas of that time and represented with strong, independent personalities that aided the development of the new woman. Helen is a single mother who believes desperately that she needs a man to make her life easy and uses her sexuality to get ahead in life, dragging her daughter through her own disastrous relationships one after the other. Despite Helen 's apparent need for men, she does not confine herself the expectations that society and her own daughter have for her. Remarkably, Helen seems to be in control of how she takes advantage of the men in her life and to what extent she depends on them to use her. It is clear that she only sees men as way to find financial satisfactio and is open about her interest for the contents of their pockets over an emotional relationship.
Many women knew their social status and lived as they were meant to, but for the few that realized there was more to the world then the sheltered life they were living, broke free. Nora was one of the women who knew her place and acted accordingly until she saw that her name had no real value. She was not looked at as an individual, but she was seen as her father's daughter or her husband's wife. The turning point for her decision to break free from this world and start her own life is very believable. She comes to see that her marriage isn't real.
She held no regrets of devoting herself to her people. In spite of having received large amount of money and was living on the brink of poverty, she did not use the money to buy luxurious house or a brand-named car to enrich her lifestyle; but, she used it for the benefits of her people. She cares more for a healthy and educated country more than enriching her own lifestyle. She puts the needs of her own people before hers happily and voluntarily without expecting for anything in return. Her strong willpower is even more evident when despite of having all the harassment from the government hoping that by doing so will helps in ruining her image turns out to be only made her to try harder in her efforts of bringing down the one-party system.
I can't make it more clear; it's only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me….but a woman who would give her life for her children could do no more than that” (Chopin.64). Both Edna and Adele have contrasting ideas about motherhood. Since Adele’s personality causes no cognitive dissonance she has no idea what Edna means when she says she would not give up herself. But while Adele pitys Edna , Edna is also pitying Adele. Because even though Adele is happy and free of anguish Edna is experiencing she lives in this colorless existence unknowingly following a path society said she must.