Last is Buddy Willard, now Esther’s ex, sends Esther to a conflict between Buddy and herself, and another one between herself and her search for someone considered pure. Everything becomes piled together and it all becomes too much for Esther. All of the external factors lead to Esther’s downfall into a period of deep depression. Esther’s failure in her writing career is the first of many factors that send her into her depression. After Esther’s scholarship was over, she was sent back home to live with her mother.
Probably the biggest piece of evidence is when her father tells her the reason he has been so sad and angry is because he loves her. She is shocked by this confession because she had thought all this time that he hated her and she had done something to make him angry. When he kills himself a few hours later and leaves only a note for explanation, she breaks down. She then secludes herself from everyone because she becomes so depressed by all the guilt and sadness she feels. Mathilda then appears to be very content, and the guilt seems to go away for a while.
She feels the pressure of not having the financial stability to support her home, children, and lifestyle; therefore she resents her children and her husband. “Children who are rejected by their parents experience more personality disorders and behavior problems in adolescence and adulthood than those whose parents accept them” (Erkan, 2010). Sadly, this was the case with Paul because of his mother’s lack of acceptance for him. Due to the fact that the mother could ... ... middle of paper ... ...be the death of a person. Works Cited Bayley, N. (1940).
She becomes a bitter old woman who is suspicious of everyone around her. This point is shown early in the story when the doctor is speaking to Cornelia in the hallway outside of Granny’s room. Granny exclaims "First off, go away and don’t whisper!" (p.1487) Granny was apparently under the impression that the two of them were speaking ill of her behind her back. Thoughts like these resulted from the trauma she suffered when the man she loved failed to show up on their wedding day. Granny Weatherall’s self-pity gives the reader a negative initial impression of a woman the author eventually expects us to miss.
He must have noticed his daughter’s head hanging down and her tears and pain at the table as he meekly ate the paltry dinner (158). When his wife was rapidly losing weight he insisted that she eat but he shortly gave up and began staying away from home until dinner was over (159), becoming even more distant from his hurting child. Rather than confront his wife to help both her and their daughter, he demonstrated a strong fear of his mate by staying out late, then staying in another room until he was sure she was asleep before going to bed himself
All these aspects make her feel inferior to Dee. She doesn't feel comfortable when Hakim-a-barber tries to shake her hand. On the other hand Dee is ashamed of her family and heritage. One of the main things that Dee does to distance herself from her family, and tarnish part of her family’s tradition is the changing of her name Dee Johnson, to Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo, because she feels that it comes from “the people that oppressed me” (Walker 88). This shows that Dee is ashamed of her family heritage and she is trying to block out the past and the family in which she was raised.
Edna Pontellier’s marriage is a failure in her own eyes. Although when thinking of other husbands she at one time admits that, “she knew of none better” than her own, she is in no way happy with her married life. When describing the feelings Edna had regarding her marriage Chopin describes the marriage as, “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 across her soul’s summer day”. Throughout the course of this novel Edna is coming to the realization that she is extremely unhappy with her married life, and she wishes to be free from the oppression that she feels with the relationship with her husband.
Jane also seems to be fearful of her husband and even states so “The fact is I am getting a little afraid of John,” (Gilman 963). Jane also talks of how she is afraid... ... middle of paper ... ... John as “that man” symbolizing that by becoming Jeanie, the woman in the wall, she left her past life behind (Gilman 967). “The Yellow Wallpaper” speaks of a woman who struggled of more than mere insanity, but also the pressures of life. Her life continuously seemed to weigh her down and she felt trapped by what was expected of her along with her mental disease. Her environment, marital relationship, and desire to escape her illness thrust Jane deeper into insanity.
She realizes her wrong of eliminating her father from her life. Paired by her experiences becomes inexpressive in all her relationships. Mariam has experienced only … in her life. Destiny plays a very bitter role in the life of Mariam. Completely shattered and broken down by the … and abuses in her marriage, Mariam has learned a lesson in life and that is not to stand up and fight for her rights.
This explains Edna 's awakening. Whilst the awakening may have seemed like a moment of levity for Edna and that her depression is getting better, her depression is actually getting worse. When Edna begins her awakening, it is her final realization that she has been living a lie throughout her life. She has failed to be a mother-woman, which is her role in society. She is a disappointment to her husband, and a failure in the eyes of her father.