Choices – A Benefit or Not
      Choices always play an important role in the direction of an individual’s life.   In the short story, “The Painted Door,” by Sinclair Ross, the choices each character makes is for beneficial rationales.   Ann makes a choice find what she wants, which eventually leads her to become unfaithful to John.   Steven decides to manipulate Ann into sleeping with him to satisfy himself.   John’s choices don’t benefit him but are important in order to please Ann.   In “The Painted Door,” by Sinclair Ross, the author suggests that the role choices play in direction of an individual’s life lead into beneficial reasons.
First, Ann’s choice to seek her own selfishness in life, ultimately leads her to be disloyal to John.   Ann wants more in her relationship with John, but John only gives his love to her through practical things.   For instance, “It was something of life she wanted, not just a house and furniture; something of John, not pretty clothes when she would be too old to wear them.   But John of course couldn’t understand.” (370)   “Yes-of course- I heard you-.   It was curiously cold voice now, as if the words were chilled by their contact with the frosted pane.   Plenty to eat- plenty of wood to keep me warm-what more could a woman ask for.” (367)   John gives her all the things he thinks is right for her, but if conflicts with what Ann really wants.   Ann seeks companionship in which John doesn’t give her.   “By dint of his drudgery he saved a few months’ wages, added a few dollars more each fall to his payments on the mortgage; but the only real difference that it all made was to deprive her of his companionship, to make him a little duller, older, uglier than he might otherwise have been.” (370) The word choice the author uses depicts the fact that Ann is robbed of companionship that John doesn’t give her.   The quote conflicts with what John wants for her but she wants differently.   Ann wants Steven to come over to satisfy her wants.   “And on...