In Crane's translation, Myrrha considers herself "most depraved" (on-line). All of these revelations compel readers to feel sorry for the girls in their situations; they seem to be victims of their desires. Byblis and Myrrha both denounce their passions. After Byblis awakes from dreaming intimately about her brother, she claims she would never want to see this scene in daylight (Mandelbaum 308). Later in her speech, she refers to her incestuous pursuit as a "forbidden course" and to her burning desires as "obscene, foul fires" (309).
The significance of this feature is that the book is a literary allusion and clearly symbolises Isobel’s identity and her mother is interrupting her from revealing its true form. Mrs Callaghan's wicked manipulation continues throughout I for Isobel, Isobel sees a fireball but her mother quickly remarks ‘thought you saw’ and adds ‘you don't know whether you’re telling the truth’, distinctively labelling Isobel as a liar. Isobel begins to believe Mrs Callaghan and accepts herself as ‘a hopeless born liar’. Witting intends to show a clear division of when Isobel begins to lose trust for herself, this being paired with her already existing distrust for others, all this caused by her mother’s callous mistreatment. Isobel protects herself from her mother’s manipulative words by adopting a state of
She suffered from a severe postpartum depression case, yet her marriage depressed her too. The narrator was in a marriage whereby her husband dominated and treated her like a child. Her husband was the sole decision maker and since she lived in a society whereby women were never allowed to question their husband’s decisio... ... middle of paper ... ...he stopped being the protector and the only rational thinker in the family. In this short story, the men had power over women and they undermined them. The narrator insisted to her husband that she was sick, but he never took her serious instead, he confined her in an isolated place away from home and her child.
As the narrator mentions after her husband John, a physician, examines her, “he does not believe I am sick!”(1). Because her husband has no medical evidence that she is indeed sick, he doesn’t take her seriously, believing that she is making up her illness even though she tells him she does not feel well... ... middle of paper ... ...her own life and treatment in question. As a result, her husband’s, and ultimately societies, view towards women intensified her postpartum depression, which may have been very mild. In addition, she is pushed to the edge of the world like a child as well as living her life as one. Her confinement due to stereotypical patriarchal views of her simply because she is a woman leads to hysteria, which ultimately demonstrates that it is through the lack of equality for women and more specifically the narrator of this story that leads to a tragic outcome.
However, neither of them care deeply about the baby. They mainly concern themselves with whether or not “The little brat” will come between them (304), and Catherine worries about whether or not Henry still loves her since she is no longer thin. They spend their time detached from reality, and when they face the prospect of a baby coming into their lives, they fear it will ruin their perfect world. Furthermore, when Henry sees the baby for the first time, he pays no mind to the fact that the baby died. Instead, Henry “had no feeling for him” and “felt no feeling of fatherhood” (325).
One type of abuse was the abuse directed to Jane by the Reed family. Jane’s’ aunt makes her life a misery. Jane is starved of love and affection. Mrs Reed finds fault with Jane because she wasn’t a content child. Jane says, “ She really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy little children.” Mrs Reed gives an unbelievable amount of cruel treatment to Jane; for example, Mrs Reed has a new set of rules exclusively for Jane.
However, Jason does still represent hate and ruthlessness. Jason is not the only that deteriorates in this book, Ms. Compson represents insanity and delusion. She has an imagined illness, she tries to control things around her including people and she complains very often. Ms. Compson is also in denial of many things, she imagines that people think ill of her and that her husband never liked her brother. The deterioration of each family member is solid and consistent even though they are all different.
She refused to leave him alone and began to become angry and suspicious of his corruption when he would ask of his desire for schooling. In the governess's last attempt to consume the children for herself, she sends Ms. Grose away with the sickly Flora and keeps Miles with her at Bly. After her last vision of Quint and with Miles dilapidated in her ineludable arms, the governess frightens Miles so that he collapses and dies, by the governess's conniving will, and to her own bane. Although the governess seemed to have good intentions, her root of mind was self-serving and deceptive. Works Cited: James, Henry.
Often, Rochester tricks her into answering questions in a way he deems unsuitable, simply to chastise her. He does this when he questions her about her mother’s death and again when he calls her dressing habits into question (Rhys). Rochester adds to his horrible treatment of Antoinette when he has sex with Amèlie. According to Rajeev Patke, “[h]er husband’s deliberately casual adultery with a coloured servant in Antoinette’s house distastes and dispossesses her of the only place she had learned to identify herself with as her natural habitat and patrimony” (192). Serving as the ultimate betrayal and reinforcing the bitterness and trust issues that Annette drilled into her head, Antoinette becomes more unstable.
Although they had both lost their parents, Mrs. Joe, never openly displayed any grief for losing her parents and five brothers. Consequently, she complained about having to bring Pip “by hand” and dealt with him physically (with the Tickler) and emotionally. Mrs. Joe talked about him openly as if he had no thoughts or feelings of his own. But, Pip still had some bright... ... middle of paper ... ...kens’ idolised in his writing. To conclude, in order for children to succeed in life Charles Dickens felt their needs must be met.