Sylvia brings her emotional burden to life in her first novel The Bell Jar. Feminism, communism and a suicide attempt are all intertwined in this biography. The life of a not only a tortured poet but a struggling mother is obvious throughout her work. In order to grasp the lasting impression of Sylvia Plath, we have to understand where she comes from, how the critics and the people of her time viewed her, and the impact she left for the rest us. Background Sylvia's genuine emotion that shines through her work is rooted deep in her childhood.
Frustration slowly builds up in Jane’s mind and she awaits the perfect chance to let it all out, “You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity” (33) With the anger and anguish built up inside of Jane, she finally finds a chance to move out, leaving behind a broken relationship with her aunt Mrs. Reed. Jane works towards living a better life, a more worthwhile life leaving what happened in the past, where it belongs. As Mrs. Reed becomes ill, she wishes to see Jane one last time before she passes away. This triggers the moral side of the Character Jane Eyre, and she is stumped on a decision she was to make, not realizing that her decisions will show her true character. Whether it is because of the obligation, out of love, pity or kindness, Jane believes she visit Mrs. Reed and fulfill her last wishes.
With regards to her children, "Their absence was sort of relief...It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her" (p. 18). Already she is revealing ideas uncommon in the Victorian era. She tries to maintain her roles, but it is very difficult for her. As the story progresses, Edna focuses on her desires rather than what her husband wants. She refuses to participate in the traditional role given to her as a woman.
Imagine a time when sexism was protocol. Now imagine a woman who stepped up, and even implied these problems in her literature. That powerful mistress was Charlotte Bronte, a British author, and very strong woman. She lived a tough life, often suffering from many untimely deaths, including her own. Her sisters were incomparable assets to her mental and emotional strength.
Skeeter says “Did you ever dream of being something else?” Aibileen nods “yes”(pg-169). This shows that there is something much more beyond to Aibileens character rather than just being an emotional vulnerable maid. Aibileen represents light in a dark place (servitude). In the beginning of the novel this phenomenal character describes the death of her son. Aibileen was a mother, and like most mothers she loved her son very much.
Kate Chopin went through many difficulties in her life and she lost a lot of loved ones but she stuck threw them and that just makes her all the more incredible author. Works Cited 1. - Wyatt, Neal. "Biography of Kate Chopin." 1995. .
Normally “… the role [of wifehood] has traditionally satisfied a woman’s love and for a feeling of belonging” (Skaggs, 2) but for Chopin, the circumstance was different. She believed that becoming a wife and a mother forced her to subordinate herself from masculine authority. She lost many people in her life and had to begin supporting her family at a very young age. Then, later in her life, “she found herself thrust into another new role, adjusting again to new relationships with people and to a new image of herself” (Skaggs, 2). All of these experiences in Chopin’s life helped her to develop the main character of her novel; a young woman striving for love, freedom and independence.
Every hero goes through a journey of their own according to Joseph Campbell in which he calls “The Hero’s Journey” . In the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Jing Mei Woo or June embarks on a journey into finding herself beginning with her mother’s past ,which reflects how she transforms into a better person as a daughter. Along the way, June encounters many allies that guides her with the memories that her mother, Suyuan Woo, had left behind. She deals with inner conflicts and struggled to overcome them because she doubted her abilities which were results of her previous failures. After conquering her doubts through memories of her mother’s lessons, June sees her life in a different point of view.
He knows who his enemy is, defines him as “treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain” and starts his own battle, triggered by the arrival of the ghost. He also expresses his hatred towards his mother to “post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets” . He criticises her choices in a misogynist first soliloquy, showing once again his filial fidelity towards the dead king. He is always guided by his strong sense of morality, which is most noble and estimable quality. Hamlet is also characterized by and impressive intelligence, often shown in his long soliloquies.
It’s also because she turned the grief from her mother’s suffering into a tale where a love from a mother towards a child ends up bringing great inspiration to the world of readers. Maybe the greatest lesson learned that she brought to the table is work hard and never give up like when she was rejected by many publishers and fought depression over her mother but still came out with one of the greatest book series in history.