One theme of the book is weakness of character; this is shown by Ethan’s marraige, his inability to stand up to his wife, and his involvement concerning the "accident." The first way weakness of charcter is shown in the book is through the marriage of Ethan and his wife. He married her because she had tried to help his mother recover from an illness, and once his mother died he could not bear the thought of living in the house alone. His wife was seven years his senior and always seemed to have some kind of illness. It seemed all she ever did was complain, and he resented this because it stifled his growing soul.
However, to please her father, she would not marry Morris, which would not please Morris at all. Thus, she cannot satisfy them both. She has an obligation to herself to seek happiness with Morris as well as an obligation towards her father. However, if she obeys her father she would not be fulfilling her obligation towards herself. The conflicting desires and obligations influence the conflict regarding Catherine’s marriage, which reveals the novella’s theme of deceit.
The Day Ethan Frome Lost Control of His Life I believe Ethan Frome lost control of his life when his mother died. After his mother's funeral, Ethan did not want to be left alone on the farm, so he asked Zeena to stay with him. At first, Ethan enjoys her company. However, Zeena soon becomes a nuisance to Ethan, and prevents him from becoming an engineer in a large city. After being married a year, Zeena becomes sick herself, and the only time she talks to Ethan is to complain or show her discontent.
Slowly but surely, his dream fades away as he loses his wife, hog operation, and farm. His pain is evident as he recollects what has occurred since Ginny left, but when he brings up divorce, and Ginny appears unaffected, Ty reveals a “wounded surprise...that revealed something under his cool surface” (Smiley 341). Rose had the most tragic ending, because she spent her final years without her best friend, her sister. They were a team, always there for each other, even in the worst of times. But when Ginny left, everything changed, Rose was left to make crucial decisions that she was not qualified to make.
Because Troy did not get to experience a stable relationship with his father and mother, it lead into a life that would keep tumbling downhill until he slowly but surely hit rock bottom. Another betrayal in the play would be that Troy cheated on his wife with a woman named Alberta. Rose and Troy have been together for eighteen years and that kind of betrayal really took a toll out of the family, especially Rose. Troy tells his wife that he cannot give up his affair with the other woman saying, “She gives me a different idea… I can sit up in her house and laugh… Rose, I can’t give that up” (2.1. 246- 255).
The Miracle of A Doll's House In the play A Doll's House, Nora fits in a role of the little helpless wife whose husband takes care of everything. During the play, she keeps a secret from her husband that eventually leads to the destruction of her marriage. When the secret surfaces, Nora finds out just what kind of man she was married to. Maybe she always knew but now wants something different in her life. A few years earlier her husband was terribly sick and needed to get away for a while, possibly go south.
As Linda, she is worried about her husband's health, but instead of just watching she confronts him, acting behind his back, knowing that she ma... ... middle of paper ... ...who keeps it attached together but she is nothing without her husband. Nora is not of the family; she is more modern and independent, moreover her family is totally broken apart. In conclusion, we can see that nor Linda, nor Nora are happy with their situation. Linda is incapable of expressing herself and confronting her husband therefore her husband ends up dead. And Nora has never had real love and has always been living a lie, but she realises this too late, and now she has to reinvent herself.
However they both confront their carers as they help them through their lives. Romeo has Friar Lawrence and Juliet has the Nurse. Each child has to turn to their carers as their parents are unable to help them, but still both Romeo and Juliet commit suicide for each other’s love. This may have been caused due to inadequate parenting as Juliet’s parents are very distant and do not communicate as well as the Nurse and Juliet, whereas Romeo’s parents struggle to communicate with him; this is shown when they ask Benvolio Romeo’s cousin to find out what is bothering Romeo. Lord Capulet is the father of Juliet; he is a very domineering character who cannot control his actions fully.
Once he returned to the farm to care for his parents, he couldn't go out with them even if he wanted to. Whatever he's done has kept him apart from others: tending to the farm and mill, nursing his sick mother and caring for Zeena. Ethan's isolation is intensified, because he is often tongue-tied. He would like to make contact with others but can't. For example, when he wants to impress Mattie with beautiful words of love, he mutters, "Come along."
Logan falls short of fulfilling that dream as he isolates her from the community, leaving her with no voice whatsoever. Realizing her marriage lacks love and compassion which she longs for, Janie comes to understand that her relationship with Logan will not last long .Not only does Janie’s marriage to Logan stifle any hopes of exp... ... middle of paper ... ...disrespect from Tea Cake. She threatens him, saying if he leaves her again without her permission she will “kill yuh” (124). Within Janie’s past marriages her husbands treat her comparable to a slave and isolate her from the community. Even though her voice is still developing, she will not allow her husband to show her contempt.