Linda Loman has been noticing her husband has been down in the dumps but still attempts to keep him motivated. Usually when someone treats a person bad they simply remove themselves from the situation but Linda didn’t. Linda has “developed an iron repression of her exceptions to Willy’s behavior – she more than loves him, she admires him, as though his mercurial nature, his temper, his massive dreams and little cruelties, served her only as sharp reminders of the turbulent longings within him”(1070). Throughout the play Willy constantly disrespects and ignores Linda but she has become immune to it: LINDA. Willy, dear, I got a new kind of American-type cheese today.
She likes the fact that he brings home money and the sexual part of the relationship. So instead of taking her and her child somewhere safe she stays and deals with the abuse. The way Stella thinks in that particular way, on relationships and marriage, is ignorant and definitely not something to look up to at all. Nobody is perfect enough to be a role model but Stella has some good and bad aspects of her character. We know that he husband beats her and she defends him and isn’t protecting her unborn child, but we as well know that she is such a positive and happy caring person to everyone and takes care of everybody, especially Blanche and Stanley.
She snaps back that he can’t claim that he has no feelings for her, because she has seen him looking up to her window, “burning in loneliness”. He grudgingly concedes that he still thinks of her softly sometimes, but is adamant that their affair is done with. In Act Two, we see John at the very beginning adding some more seasoning to the stew. He then lies to Elizabeth, telling her “It’s beautifully seasoned.” This causes Elizabeth to blush “with pleasure”. Here we get the feeling that something is wrong with their marriage, as he lied to her, albeit to please her.
Even though her husband was wrong to react in the way that he did, she was also selfish in her actions. Clearly, her husband has a shy personality because “he was hotly embarrassed” (13) in front of “such few people as there were in the restaurant” (11). Using a couple of this age (“late thirties” (1)), Brush asserts that the wife should have known her husband’s preferences and been sensitive to them. The author also uses the seemingly opposite descriptions the couple: “There was nothing conspicuous about them” (5) and the “big hat” (4) of the woman. The big hat reveals the wife’s desire to be noticed.
Mrs. Joe then stepped up and raised Pip. She is not what one would call a positive influence. Mrs. Joe was considered a mother figure to Pip and she was always proud to proclaim to neighbors and friends that she “brought him up by hand.” Pip did not know what that expression meant. He said: “Having at that time to find out for myself what the expression meant, and knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand, and to be much in the habit of laying it upon her husband as well as upon me, I supposed that Joe Gargery and I were both brought up by hand” (Dickens 6). Everyone in town thought Mrs. Joe was such a kind soul to take in her orphaned brother, but no one really understood how horribly she treated Pip and Joe.
In the opening scene of Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice says some harsh things about Benedick (1.I.37-43). She seems to be unprovoked but very rigid in her opinion of him. In Leonato's house, the discussion of Beatrice and marriage leads her uncle to conclude that, "Thou... ... middle of paper ... ...y is important. But the most important thing to note is that the weaker of the two did change her attitudes, beliefs and actions in order to become a better wife for her husband. Both women seem to be happy as do the men and like most conclusions of Shakespeare's plays, all the loose ends are tied up.
It seems as though she demands equality between men and women but also manipulates relationships to rid herself of her daughter. The short story reveals Mrs. Mooney’s character is justified throughout her actions in the plot. After a bad marriage with a drunk, Mrs. Mooney opens a boarding house to make a living. In this short story, her tenants refer to her as, “Madam.” The author implies that she is respected through that statement. Having given her daughter the opportunity to be around so many men, Mrs. Mooney watches in silent approval as Polly begins to see a shy middle aged business man.
Gilman and Stinson illustrate the reality of modeling romantic relationships off the way we were taught to love to demonstrate the idea that we accept the love we think we deserve. The Yellow Wallpaper’s author and narrator, Charlotte, has learned to love in a way that she accepts any love from her husband, John. She is always questioning her own mental illness, because of how much her physician husband downplays it. He diagnoses her with “temporary nervous depression” (Gilman 648) and she agrees with defeat by asking “what is one to do?” (648). Charlotte even says one “expects that” (647) when justifying her husband laughter towards her mental instability.
The author is just irritated with some of their behaviors and characteristics. Therefore the title of this poem, "The Joy of Cooking" is about the joy that the author felt by cooking things that she does not like about her siblings(her sister's big mouth and her brother's cold heartedness). On the other hand, in the poem “Home-Baked Bread” by Sally Croft explains how cooking becomes a way of thinking about someone else by using a play on words throughout the entire poem. She says one thing, but means something completely different. The title sounds innocent enough, but as you read on it sounds like the author is offering sexual pleasures to her readers.
Although Joe has no real aspiration for this, he humors Pip and lets the boy instruct him. As mentioned before, Mrs. Gargery is a very cruel person. One would think living with her would drive even a saint to kill. Even so, Joe never says a harsh word about his wife and treats her with the utmost respect. Pip's decision to go to London has a greater impact than most readers think.