She tries to depend on Uncle Husband because he has been protected her, and the only person she knows in the strange city, but he betrays her and sells her into a brothel. Lakshmi is depressed, because she finds out the life of the city is not as she imaged. Mumtaz, who controls the brothel with cunning, compels Lakshmi to work. A girl who monitors Lakshmi reminds her, “‘Mumtaz will let you live,’ she says, ‘if you do as Mumtaz says.’”(McCormick 115) However, Lakshmi remembers the warm from her family and the care of her mother. She never gives up hope that prays she can back home, so she resists the work and intends to escape, even though Mumtaz warned her if she tries to escape she will get more risky punishment.
Moll Flanders is an excellent story about one woman's evolution from a poor economic status to a, later, mid-class caste in life. Moll Flanders used her meticulous cunning in order to survive in the 18th century. She started out with a tabula rasa, or clean slate, when she is born, but, eventually, she resorts to an immoral life in order to survive. When she learns that her husbands die very quickly, but give her money for having sex with them, she turns to a life of whoredom. This choice, however, was only done as an instinct to survive.
Helen Graham is a young woman who changes her identity when she flees from her alcoholic husband who's been leading a life of corruption. She enters this nosy town who finds her new face to be quite interesting. Her new neighbor, Gilbert Markham, is terribly fascinated with Helen. At one point I felt that he could be deemed a stalker because she would not give him the time of day and he still persisted. Eventually Helen gives him her diary which pours out the confessions of her previously disastrous life and gives way to hope for a new future and helps both Gilbert and the reader understand the pain of this troubled woman.
She repeatedly chooses to place herself in poor situations due to inheriting a genuinely kind hearted spirit. As her father continues being an alcoholic and drunk, his sole responsibility of being the family’s provider is left neglected and is then handed over to Sonja. All the while her mother continually strives to maintain an opulent lifestyle, and shows no sign of stopping in the near future. In order to sustain her mothers lifestyle Sonja quickly puts her mother along with her younger siblings before herself and unselfishly chooses to be a prostitute because even though subconscious Sonja’s motive is to help others. (T... ... middle of paper ... ...t also exceeds her womanly role as she steps up and demonstrates power and control by taking care of her family.
She made some hard decisions growing up as a child., as a result, she chose to be a professional prostitute. Her life style allowed her the riches, and luxuries not afforded to most women. 2 ENGLISH 102:ENGLISH COMP & LIT INSTRUCTOR April 24, 1999 Mrs. Warren’s main goal in life was providing a better life for her daughter. With the help of her sister she was able to get a brothel established and made it extremely successful. Unfortunately, the title of Madam has no honor and causes her daughter to reject her.
Women enter this sex industry as the last resort to make some kind of income to survive. A prostitute is Walvis Bay said the main reason she entered prostitution is to take care of her children as the father had abandoned them. Most women say if they can get better jobs they would definitely leave the industry (Hartman, 2008). It has been noted that the number of prostitutes in the sex industry may be higher than assumed as most women would avoid the use of their bodies if they had a choice (Schulze et al, 2014). Another factor that has been seen to drive women into prostitution is early home leaving.
The Wife of Bath recognizes that the key to survival for a fourteenth century woman is marriage, as shown in her having had five husbands and being married at the age of twelve. The Wife of Bath is also not what a wife should be. She torments her husbands by denying them sex until she gets what she wants, which is land and money. When she does sleep with them, it always means "nothing," but for the older husbands it means their lives (Chaucer 224). The Wife of Bath, in her mind, has the right to deny sex because it is she who hold the "'power of his body' not he" (Chaucer 223).
Both Abigail and Hester dealt with the pain of losing loved ones by sleeping with someone. Abigail had her affair with a married man and Hester had her affair with the new priest. With both the novel and the play, they handled the affairs the best ... ... middle of paper ... ...eturn shocks the women of the village, mainly because she continues to wear the “A.” There are many women who say that it is unnecessary for her to continue torturing herself as she is. Based on today’s standards both of these women would not have any major problems getting involved in the community again. In that era it was a sin that was punishable by death, where as today, the most that will happen is a divorce.
She is the major character in the story and conveys this in first person. She is considered the reliable character since she is telling of a stage in her own life. I think she in insecure do to her parents already “hoping for a lesser rather than a greater disaster—an elopement, say, with a boy who could never earn his living, rather than an abduction into the White Slave trade.”(451) She has been given this pre-conceived destiny, which also contributes to her instability and by her boyfriend leaving her. Here in the story the character could be considered a dynamic character. 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.
"Her husband seemed to her now like a person whom she had married without love as an excuse" (77). Léonce proves to be the father figure for Edna. He pampers her and takes care of all her physical needs. However, he is unable to rea... ... middle of paper ... ...ng in their relationship, but cannot deny something that her newly awakened sexuality craves. It is her way of rebelling against society and fulfilling many suppressed wants and desires.