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  • Husband
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    In "The Yellow Wall-Paper", the dominant - submissive relationship between an oppressive husband and his submissive wife pushes her from depression to insanity. Flawed human nature seems to play a great role in her breakdown. Her husband, a noted physician, is unwilling to admit that there might really be something wrong with his wife. This same attitude is seen in her brother, who is also a physician. While this attitude, and the actions taken because of it, certainly contributed to her breakdo...
  • Girls In Their Summer Dresses Summary
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    In The Girls in Their Summer Dresses, it is necessary to explore the personal differences that cause problems in the relationship of the couple. The details of the story will lead to a conclusion that for Michael the relationship could just be a mere convenience or an affection solely generated by his physical wanting of Frances, so with the way she looks and appreciates the girls of New York. Frances calling the Stevensons shows her attitude which is passivity and lack of idealism to confront t...
  • June 8 Dear Diary
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    Amy Williams Aging in the Family Professor Susan Levy Through these Eyes May 1 Dear Diary, Today is the first day of the rest of my life. This is what my husband told me on our wedding day. That wonderful, beautiful day was the first day of the rest of my life too. God, how I miss him. I never expected life to be like this. I never expected to live this long this way. Today I am seventy-six years old. This journal was a gift from my beloved Christopher on my 75th birthday last year. He joked and...
  • Husband And Wife
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    In "Distant View of a Minaret" by Alifa Rifaat, a lonely wife describes life with her husband as "a world from which she had been excluded" (Rifaat, 1996, p. 256). While a woman paints a picture of a seemingly mundane afternoon, a minaret viewed in the distance provides the reader with vivid symbols of the underlying resignation of expectation and desire she once had for her marriage and her husband. The very first paragraph of the story describes the wife looking at her husband through "half-cl...
  • Yellow Wallpaper Vs Story Of An Hour
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    Comparison and Contrast Essay " The Yellow Wallpaper" vs. "The Story of an Hour" "The Yellow Wallpaper", by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and "The Story of an Hour", by Kate Chopin, are alike in that both of the women in the stories were controlled by their husbands which caused them to feel an intense desire for freedom. Both stories were also written from a feminist point of view. However, the women in the stories had different life changes and different responses to their own freedom as a result ...
  • Breaking Of His Heart For Otis
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    Otis sat at his tattered corner booth, the pale pink and teal upholstery ripped and worn by all those who had rested there before him. His charcoal-grey hair was oily and unkept as if he hadn't known the pleasure of a shower or a comb since his early days in the war. His once green army jacket, faded to a light grey, covered the untuck ed, torn, and sweat-stained Goodwill T-shirt under it. He wore an old pair of denim blue jeans that were shredded in the knees and rested three inches above his b...
  • Husband's Attitude Toward Robert
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    ... over the paper. It was nothing else in my life up to now. Then he said, I think that's it. I think you got it, he said. Take a look. What do you think? But I had my eyes closed. I thought I would keep them that way for a little longer. I thought it was something I ought to do. Well, he said. Are you looking? My eyes were still closed. I was in my house. I knew that. But, I didn't feel like I was inside anything. It's really something I said". (Page 108). By becoming blind he sees clearly how...
  • Want A Husband
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    I Want A Husband I was dating this women for about six months when she told me she had a surprise for me at her house. I had no idea as to what it could be. When I got there she had this child. She told me that he was from her last relationship and that things didn't work out as expected. This was the last thing I would have expected. I stood there thinking to myself "She expects me to take care of this other guy's kid". I didn't know what to say. She had kept this from me for six months. Did sh...
  • Wife's Land
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    How should a wife serve her husband? He is "to be unshod before a good fire, to have his feet washed and fresh shoes and hose, to be given good food and drink, to be well served and well looked after, well bedded in white sheets and nightcaps, well covered with good furs, and assuaged with other joys and de sports, priv ities, loves and secrets... And the next day fresh shirts and garments". (Halshall 1996). Goodman further counsels the wife to "remember the rustic proverb, which saith that ther...
  • Pain Over The Loss Of Their Child
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    Robert Frost wrote the poem Home Burial after he and his wife suffered the tragic loss of their 4-year-old son. Home Burial shows the emotions people feel after such a loss, and how they face those emotions. Through Frost's experience he shows that men and women grieve in different ways. In Home Burial Frost demonstrates, through the husband, that in the grieving process men tend to show strength. Throughout the poem you see the husband proceed to do his everyday tasks. The husband states, "Thre...
  • Different In Arab Lands
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    Women in Arab Society Guest of the Sheik In the 1950's, a newly married American women named Elizabeth Warnock Fernea accompanied her new husband for a two year stay in the small rural village of El Nahra located in Southern Iraq. This book encapsulates her different experiences of the town social agenda, while her husband an anthropologist gathers data in the community. Her adjustment into her new surroundings was quite difficult, simply because she lived in a mud hut that had no indoor plumbin...
  • Aunts
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    "My Side of the Matter" demonstrated multiple themes, including acceptance, denial, and regret. The man in this story seems to have made many mistakes in his life. As he tells us right from the beginning, his first mistake is marrying his wife, Marge, and his second mistake was getting her pregnant. Marge seemed to want to have control over their lives, because she moves them to her Aunts' house where her husband is not welcome. There, being as submissive as ever, doesn't argue with her aunts wh...
  • Husband And Wife
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    Throughout the prologue, the Wife of Bath continuously defends her lifestyle. She begins by defending the fact that she has been married five times, using references to the Bible as a defense. She points out that men in the Bible often had more than one wife, so how can one fault her on having five husbands. She points out that no one has ever told her how many husbands the Bible allows, so therefore she has made up her own mind about it. She says that God has never forbid marriage. She puts dow...
  • Mathilde's Husband
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    In Guy De Maupassant's Story "The Necklace", Mathilde let herself be married to Mr. Loisel, a little clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction. She was forced to dress plainly because she had no money to dress well, and was unhappy. She suffered ceaselessly, feeling that she was born to enjoy all the luxuries that Paris life had to offer. She hated where she lived and felt poor and thought she was better than it all. One evening her husband brought home a large envelope in his hand. Handing th...

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