Through examining how Ophelia’s dependence adapts to the changes in the play, it can be seen that Ophelia is dependent on the men in her life, and when they are removed from her as per the events of the play, she cannot adapt to guide herself. Ophelia is loyal to the men in her family, as per the ideal for women at the time, however, Ophelia confuses her loyalty with mental dependence on her father and brother to guide her through her life and her feelings. An instance of this is seen when she says to Polonius, “I
This excerpt affects Juliet because she is finally admitting that her parents are not always right, mostly about the feuding, but also about selecting her a husband. She is showing an indication of rebellion in the line “Deny thy father and refuse thy name'; by saying “deny thy father';.
He must marry the young Catherine due to his father’s manipulation (3). Linton is not able to choose a lot of things for himself. Finally, although his father is now there for him, Linton has no good sense of guidance; just like his father. This leads Linton to not only begin to hate the people that he loves, but this also leads him to hate himself. He knows his affectionate mother would not want him to be so peevish and cruel toward people.
Cordelia’s defiance and refusal to give her father what he wants creates tension and disrupts the overall order of things. When going into detail about her reasoning behind her choice, she makes the relationship between her and her father sound like equal trade rather than a loving tie. Cordelia’s phrasing could be one of two things: her lack of “eloquent rhetoric” making her statement sound harsher than intended, or her honest to God feelings on the matter. Cordelia, as if rubbing salt in Lear’s wounds, also brings up how her husbands would share half of her love once she married. Having had enough, Lear banishes his own daughter and gives her away to the King of France.
In addition, he treats her like a child, a ³feather head² who can't understand anything important. In The Awakening, Leonce is more subtle in his mistreatment of his wife. He tries to control Edna by pushing his point until she does what he wants. He also tries to make her feel bad about herself. For example, he tells her she isn't a good mother to their sons.
I don’t know which way she’ll go. There is nothing I can do.” Minerva’s husband is the main cause of her misery. He is the reason she has a huge responsibility and insufficient resources to fulfill that responsibility. Minerva has much reason to kick out her husband and keep him out — but her lack of self-confidence and determination makes her afraid to stand up to her husband. Minerva’s husband has caused so much pain for Minerva, yet he is the one who controls her future.
Many of Hagar’s relationships have been hindered, or have eventually deteriorated as a result of her exaggerated sense of pride. Because of this her misfortune in relationships is self inflicted, as she decides consciously or unconsciously to sustain her pride rather than her relationships. When Hagar decides to marry Brampton Shipley, a man thought to be unsuitable for someone of her social status, her father literally forbids her to wed. He tells Hagar that his thoughts are solely for her welfare and that to marry without a fathers consent is simply not done. More to spite him rather than to defend her personal conviction, Hagar says “It’ll be done by me.” (Laurence 49).
Fourth is the Uninvolved Parenting, this type of parenting is composed of neglectful parents. Parents think that their children can raise themselves from their children’s hard work. Also they don’t think of their obligations like for example the needs of the children. Sometimes this is due to a parent’s mental health issues or substance abuse problems. Also, the mother is giving her full attention to her husband because of jealously.
The conflict in her environment showed her internal conflict with her husband. A critique of “The Yellow Wallpaper” says, “[The narrator] even challenges John’s treatment of her. Yet, while one part of her may believe John wrong, another part that has internalized the negative definitions of womanhood believes that since he is the man, the doctor, and therefore the authority, then he may be right” (Magill). This internal conflict between wanting to believe herself while still living in agreement with her husband causes the narrator to doubt every move that she makes and overanalyze every detail of her life. The narrator says, “He said we came here solely on my account, that I was to have perfect rest and all the air I could get” (1).
Nora’s frustration of her doll-like life becomes evident. She finds the courage to spill all her frustrations in the way she’s been treated first by her father, then by Torvald. “That is just it; you have never understood me. I have been greatly wronged, Torvald--first by papa and then by you.” (ACT 3) clearly suggests her struggles in letting the men in her life take control of her. While she tries to keep the family’s social standing, she also struggles to compensate her need to feel independent and empowered.