Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Intimidated Wives in Literature. It needs to be at least 1500 words.
The lines “Advancing toward her: “What is it you see,/From up there always—for I want to know” tells us about her husband’s inconsiderate attitude towards her feelings following their child’s death. Although he is not completely ignoring her wife who is in a devastated state descending the staircase, but his question leaves the reader with the feeling that he does want to enquire, but is particularly insensitive. He asks what she “always” sees which implies that it does not naturally occur to his compassionless heart that his wife is obviously eyeing the grave over his shoulder, yearning for his child’s glimpse. “For I want to know” indicates his assertiveness. that he is not addressing her wife out of solicitude, but merely out of his desire that he just wanted to know. It also gives us an impression that their marriage is not one of those marriages where there is a good communication between the spouses. So with this unsympathetic attitude from her husband, her fears are justified to an extent.
She expresses how dumbfounded she was as she did not get any support from him after his husband buried his child with his both hands. This is seen in the lines “You could sit there with the stains on your shoes,/ Of the fresh earth from your own baby’s grave,/ And talk about your everyday concerns.” She is obviously greatly devastated. her husband’s actions in this time of need will make it more difficult for her to live because all she requires is a little support.