This would be the awakening that opens her eyes, that makes her feel as if she has control over herself. Carley Rees Bogard says that, “Her first effort to assert herself, her first act of rebellion is to refuse to make love to her husband for whom she has never felt a desire”. Although, “too much emphasis has been placed on her sexual experience and not enough attention has been paid to her other efforts to become a person in her own right…” (Bogard). Edna starts to show that she believes t... ... middle of paper ... ...uties. Edna cries nightly because of how depressed she is in her life, “She could not have told why she was crying.
The horrifying effects of rape and what Celie thought was incest so greatly scarred her for the rest of her life that she lost the ability to love, became confused about her sexuality, and subconsciously denied her right to an identity. For a considerable amount of time Celie blindly accepted the fact that she would be treated like a slave in her own home. As a result, Celie demonstrated intense fear and a complete lack of love toward her husband. Because Mr. _____ had originally wanted to marry Celie’s older sister Nettie he felt that in settling for Celie he had the right to treat her as his property. Celie was completely aware of these arrangements “Mr.
Throughout the story, several women were extremely mistreated by men. Their experiences were considered trivial because they were always subordinated to them. Through the collection of letters that Celie wrote, the reader could see the development of a frightened young woman who had little regard for herself and of another, Shug, who struggled to become a successful woman. In fact, Celie nearly struggled for her happiness her entire life. When she was only a little girl, her stepfather sexually abused her.
It is sad that she cannot communicate with the men and that; there are no women on the ranch for her to befriend and talk to. She is a vulnerable and a miserable, immature woman who is desperate for love and companionship. The reason why she is so miserable is that she did not have enough confidence to trust her mother. She was brought up in the atmosphere of violence and this is what has made her personality, wh... ... middle of paper ... ... fear or weakness brought an instant persecution." She was learning to stand up to herself and became hardest when she was most frightened.
All the letters show that Celie is a very insecure person, and that reflects to her teenage years. All the abusing caused her a scar in her heart, which would stay there and wouldn't go away. Every time she thought about the abusement she felt like she was experiencing it all over again. In The Color Purple, there are many conflicts, which arise from the theme. First of all, Celie is against Pa and Mr._____, that shows the conflict of man Vs man, and unfortunately, Celie doesn't have the power to fight back physically.
Seeing his hopes being destroyed of fathering a son he subjects Mariam to regular and frequent cruel acts of physical punishment. He ... ... middle of paper ... ...d that she becomes completely afraid of Rasheed and makes no efforts at all to stand up against Rasheed. Mariam … for her father for having married her off to a … man thirty years her senior. With the passage of … Mariam … her father and throughout her life preserves since all long she was made to believe that she represented slave. She realizes her wrong of eliminating her father from her life.
After reading the entire book you realize that Jane was perfectly capable of dealing with that issue on her own, but what made it unbearable was that Mrs. Reed always sided with her children, and never admitted to herself that her offspring could ever do such things as they did to Jane. Therefore, Jane was always punished for what the other three children did, and was branded a liar by Mrs. Reed. This point in the book marks the beginning of Jane's primary conflict in the novel. She feels unloved and unaccepted by the world, as her own family betrays her. This feeling intensifies when Mr. Brocklehurst arrives to take Jane away to Lowood School.
Alma and Karen struggle to find their individuality and identities through much of the novel and both women have negative self-images of themselves because they believe all of the destructive things they hear directed towards them. Majority of the characters in From Here to Eternity feel trapped and are discontent with their current lives. These individuals feel like they all have something better to discover and amount to in life. I believe the two individuals who are the most trapped and unhappy are Alma Schmidt and Karen Holmes. Alma Schmidt is described as “nothing but a common whore” (Jones 235) by Prewitt and is later referred to as a “professional whore” (Jones 671) throughout much of the novel.
Edna doesn’t fit in this “mother woman” society. She wants to be unique and above the rest of the females. To add on, the writer argues, “An indescribable oppression, which seemed to generate in some unfamiliar part of her consciousness, filled her whole being with a vague anguish. It was like a shadow, like a mist passing her soul’s summer day…” (The Awakening 9). The thoughts of Edna are confounding to herself since she doesn’t know what she wants in life.
She is able to feel free from Mrs. Reed and her horrible doings. She is abl... ... middle of paper ... ... Jane Eyre is the heroine because she is able to overcome religious and social oppressions to become a successful, individual woman. During the time of the novel, men and women are treated unequal and women are more likely to be oppressed. Jane fights for her independence at a young age against her aunt, Mrs. Reed and her harsh punishments. She struggles to live at Lowood because strict rules are placed upon her by Mr. Brocklehurst, leaving no room for the freedom she desires.