I applaud the awarding of the Golden Globe to Glenn Close for her outstanding performance in the film “The Wife.” I do not believe, however, the character she plays is quite the martyr to her husband that critics and audiences have taken her for. In fact, the real villain of the piece is not her husband. He is simply the patsy she uses to get an audience for her work. The villain is the character played by Elizabeth McGovern. Here is a published female author who tells the Glenn Close character not to bother to get published herself because (since she’s a woman) her works will be relegated to obscurity, thus betraying the fact that she never heard of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Virginia Woolf, Edith Wharton, etc.