The Bophal Gas Tragedy Essay

The Bophal Gas Tragedy Essay

… exaltation of intelligence above all else makes her susceptible to depression and thus to suicide.
Susan denies her emotions, her passion and her very life with it. When she has turned on the gas in the final scene she lies down on the bed. The pervading smells are of sweat and sex, the very odors associated with life itself. But his is the life that she denies …

… s choice is to stay with her husband and later she chooses to cheat on him with Jake. Rennies choices appear to be particularly self-destructive, but it is also typical of the choices many women make. It is after all easier to stay than it is to face leaving an entire life behind. This is demonstrated when Rennie finds her world crumbling through Jakes …

… The women thus display a weakness that had perhaps been cultivated by society. Each has a weakness that keeps her from being free and truly alive. And each story ends in dread and tragedy. There is no peace in choosing the easy way out. New feminism, while granting women the opportunity to be free and happy, also carries with it the responsibility of action and of choice. …

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