Loss of Power and Potency in the Short Stories

Loss of Power and Potency in the Short Stories “Tiger” by Najalini Jones, “Aphrodisiac” by Ruth Jhabvala and the Movie Little Miss Sunshine In Passive Men, Wild Women, marriage counselor and author Pierre Mornell argues that most marriages fail because men have not only lost their sexual virility, but also because they are so engrossed in their careers that they have little time for their families and wives. To illustrate his point, the author gives an example whereby today’s corporate-type husband comes home late at night, very tired and only interested in taking a rest and shutting off from the outside world. In contrast, women want to share their day’s activities and achievements, as well as pour out their frustrations. While the woman wants the man to talk, the man wants her to shut up (Mornell 77)