times, even into early 20th century, is that women were not equal to men and the expectations of women were not equal as well. This point will be illustrated by comparative analysis of two separate forms of literature: Tristan Bernard’s humorous play I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act, and Kate Chopin’s short story “The Story of an Hour.” Authors can use plays, stories or poems to bring us into their world, and through imagination we can connect with them, if only briefly, and enjoy their point of view
Tristan Bernard's "I'm Going!" is a "comedy in one act," the dramatic counterpart to a prose short story like Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace." Both of these modern works of French literature reveal issues such as gender roles and gender norms within a traditional heterosexual marriage framework. The stories suggest tensions between traditional patriarchy and the more egalitarian gender norms that are transforming the way couples relate. Both "I'm Going!" and "The Necklace" take place in an urban
A Contrast and Comparison of I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act. Vs. The Proposal “I've got a stubborn heart for you. Call me crazy, but it's true. I love you.” (Choi, 2012) If anything could sum up the feelings of the characters in Tristan Bernards’ I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act and Anton Chekhov’s The Proposal, these lyrics hit it right on the nail. The awkward and yet questionable love each one has for another is quite intriguing in the sense that so many emotions are portrayed among the characters
drama “I'm Going” will show that being a wife in that era was not all about passion and perfect families, but about control and dominance. Although the stories were written during two different time periods, the modern period and the Victorian period, there were still many similarities in both relationships. Each story centered itself around a woman taking a “backseat” to her husband. The difference between these pieces of literature were the styles used to convey the message. “I'm Going” by Tristan
I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act Keshalla Mabry ENG 125 : Introduction to Literature Andrea Moak February 25, 2013 Literature can be expressive. It can be expressed in many different ways. Some use writing, some use pictures and print, or even dramatic and musical works of art. In this essay I will be using the Reader-Response Approach to analyze a piece of literature. I have chosen the short play I’m Going! A Comedy in One Act, by dramatist Tristan Bernard. I will include why the literary work
The Secret Life of Walter and I'm Going The Secret Life of Walter and I'm Going Introduction Every marriage has there ups and downs. In fact, there are no such things as a perfect marriage. The subject of marriage and gender roles are usually mentioned in literary pieces that put the emphasis on mostly on the way the family is set up. The following comparative essay will put the emphasis to center on the two fictional stories; 'I'm going' by Bernard Tristan and 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'