While other women may complain to their friends about frivolous, day-to-day worries about spoiled milk or misbehaving children, Celie, the main character in the film The Color Purple, deals with extremely serious psychological issues all alone. Not only does she have to suffer through a relationship with Albert, an abusive and alcoholic husband, she also has to face the cold prospect of isolation from the black community. Members of the black community in the movie The Color Purple band together for spiritual, financial and social support during troubled times in a racist era. However, Celie enjoys none of the community’s bastions of support because the community isolates Celie and regards her as an oddity. Albert's regular verbal insults and physical assaults does contribute to Celie’s diffidence, but Celie’s own choice to isolate herself from others explains why Celie remains alone and friendless throughout much of the movie.
He’s the type of individual that most people love to hate. Skyes abuses his wife Delia both physically and mentally. Like Mr. Wright, he also suppresses his wife by parading his mistress around town. Thus, because Delia tries not to be seen “she avoided the villager and meeting places” (Hurston 626). Skyes is loud and obnoxious, completely opposite of Mr. Wright’s personality.
The fact that Serena feels hostility towards the Handmaids is ignorant because she knows that they have not chosen their position in society, but rather they were forced into it. At the end of the novel, Serena finds out about Offred’s secret visit to Jezebel’s. She is mostly upset with Offred, which is completely unreasonable because the Commander had forced her to accompany him to Jezebel’s. This is a direct example of the feminist way of thinking: it’s always the fault of a women’s promiscuity, not a man’s. Serena’s attitude supports the order of Gilead, because she tortures the Handmaids, who cannot help themselves.
Because of her reputation for being a flirt none of the farmhands wanted to talk to her. It was the threat of getting in trouble with Curley that caused many workers to avoid her. In addition, because of Curley’s insecure feelings he neglected her and forced her to seek attention anyway she could, even it meant flirting. She was ignored by both the farmhands and her own husband and because of this she was being forced into loneliness, the one thing she fought so hard against. Crooks is a black man that experiences isolation in terms of racism.
Other subordinate characters in the novel express their sentiments towards Ignatius as an obese, hypocritical, and lazy human being that critiques every aspect of life that does not correspond to his larger than life standards. The other characters only appear to be subordinate because of Ignatius berating other characters for their lack of common sense or even for no apparent reason whatsoever. Ignatius constantly ridicules her mother for attempting to care for him, but it is evident that he does not appreciate the life that she has given him. When Ignatius and Mrs. Reilly crash the car into the side of a building and destroy the balcony, Mrs. Reilly panics because of the fine that they have to pay for damages. She knows that her “husbands Social Security and a little two-bit pension” will not cover the fine (52-53).
She also points out how the police were very unhelpful and uncompassionate to her. The officer did not take into account that she was stunned and confused as well as physically injured from the incident. He asked her questions in an angry tone of voice and even threatened to arrest her for disorderly conduct. After the incident her life was not the same. Her jaw became dislocated, she tried to press charges but they were reduced because she did not press them on the scene, and she could not even sit through a movie with her friend.
In “The Bats”, “The Maid Servant’s Story”, and “The Disappearance” the wives were given little to no respect by their husbands and families. In “The Bats” the mother was abused by her husband, a clear sign that he did not respect her. He also lied to her in his letter when he promised not to abuse her anymore but did after she returned. In “The Maid Servant’s Story” there was disrespect of both Sarala and the wife. Sarala’s husband and mother disrespected her by forcing her into prostitution.
“He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures” (271). The narrator feels as if John is a hindrance to her being beca... ... middle of paper ... ... men in the story are portrayed, exhibits the degradation of the value of the self-expression of a woman. The issue of women’s rights has been disputed and discussed for a large portion of history, continuing in today’s society. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits the degrading of women in society through various factors. Women are seen to be undermined in marriage, the environment they live in, and in their ability to express themselves.
The loneliness fueled her abundance of sexual encounters. Her rendezvous just added to her problems and dirtied her rep... ... middle of paper ... ... ignorance; and this was the undeniable tragedy that caused her downfall in the end. Stanley was angry when Blanche told Stella that she did not like him, but he never gave her a chance. Stanley despised her from the beginning. Neither Stanley nor Mitch was intelligent enough to comprehend that not everything is black and white.
Mr. Hale makes the comment, “-Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.” (pp. 945) At one point Mrs. Hale mentions that the Wright home never seemed to be a cheerful place. ... ... middle of paper ... ...t allow her freedom and friendships and may have payed for it with his life. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, knowing and understanding the desperation and alienation that this housewife felt, found the proof of a motive for the murder, despite the taunting and teasing from the men who were suppose to be the ones looking for the evidence. The false ideas that these men had towards all of the females ended up hurting them and keeping them from the truth.