Then comes Antigone, the girl who thinks she has the right to act against the law. This poses a moral dilemma for Creon, as Antigone is his niece, the last of the descendants of Oedipus. However, Antigone makes the decision easier by explicitly taking pride in her actions and slighting his uncle. Her justification is merely that Creon’s law is not the mandate of her God, and that the burial of a family is more imperative than all else (500-523). When confronted by Creon with Polynices’ treacherous crime, she cannot put up any defense.
Lady Macbeth then gradually begins to bear the guilt "where our desire is got without content 'tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy". She says in a soliloquy, which Shakespeare uses to portray her deepest thoughts as she is afraid of killing more. Lady Macbeth feels that nothing was gained by killing Duncan because even though she and Macbeth got the crown, it wasn’t worth it because they can never be truly happy about it. She thinks death is better to have than living a life with questions of their future
Orgon’s fanaticism for Tartuffe and announcement of a betrothal for Tartuffe and Mariane causes a lot of conflict and despair amongst the other characters. Mariane loses any hope of marrying her beloved, Valère, and believes “Despair shall be my counsellor and friend, and help me bring my sorrows to an end.” (59). Mariane also gets into an argument with Valère. Other conflicts include Orgon disowning his son, Damis, because Damis tries to expose Tartuffe, and Dorine challenging Orgon.
As an adult, Jane asserts her independence by rejecting unequal marriage. When Jane finds out that the man she was to marry, Mr. Rochester, was already wed, she ran away. Mr. Rochester pleaded passionately for her to stay, revealing his unfortunate history and even threatening to use physical force to restrain Jane. Both tactics failed since, as Jane puts it, her conscience personified strangles her passion for Rochester. Being a mistress to Rochester in addition to being financially and socially inferior to him prompts her to leave him.
In the novel, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, the main character, Edna Pontellier, makes the decision to become a completely independent by straying away from the restraints placed onto her by her husband, children and society. In the end of the novel, the audience is left to determine why Edna decides to commit suicide. The predominant reason Chopin reveals throughout the novel is the idea that suicide is a way for Edna to escape the confined life she was living and truly become the free woman she is dreaming of becoming. Since Edna lived during a time during women were oppressed in every way possible, Edna’s search for freedom is limited.
They loved each other. Chillingworth was thought to be dead. If Dimmesdale has accepted it, Hester thought of it as a “union” of their love and Hawthorne wants us to believe that they truly loved each other, then why doesn’t it deserve the reader’s sympathy and acceptance. Hawthorne goes as far as to say that “This had been a sin of passion, not of principle, not even purpose (187). ”
This shows how Mrs. Mallard realized that she was better off happy and without her marriage by being free. She notices how she wants to have freedom throughout the rest of her life not needing a man. At the end of the story, Mrs. Mallard notices that her husband was coming back, she immediately inverted ly turned it into guilt. It states in paragraph 19,“quick motion to screen him from the view of his wife.
They were not treated as equal to men and always needed the permission of the man who ‘owned’ them. Ibsen believed that women had the right to develop their own individuality .As Nora is shown as an independent woman who wants to explore the world on her own, led to debates and created a revolution in the society. In this play the writer questions the society regarding the role of a woman.
The domestic sphere is a confinement towards both women, in the Yellow Wallpaper, the symbolism of the wallpaper and how it, “Becomes bars!” (Gilman) shows us how she felt physically and emotionally trapped by her role that she was unable to fufil. Whilst Curley’s wife expresses this through dialogue once again, “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time” (Steinbeck, page 77).
Kalyani is the only daughter of her parents. She is not allowed to complete her studies because marriage is the main consideration for her mother. She has to accept her uncle as a husband in order to prevent the property from going away in the hands of others. This is the main reason of “the hopelessness that lay within the relationship, that doomed it from the start” (p.143). Manorama’s bitter attitude towards Kalyani gets soft when Kalyani gives birth to a son.
He demonstrated a love so strong that most would not understand. His love for Lucy was so pure and honourable. Although he loved Lucy more than anything, he did not want to marry her. He said, “In spite of the happiness he would bring you misery, bring you to sorrow and repentance, blight you, disgrace you, pull you down with him. I know very well that you can have no tenderness for me; I ask for none; I am very thankful that it cannot be.
Coming of age is a young person's transition from childhood to adulthood. When a person is coming of age, they mature. Coming of age is shown by the two main characters in Marigolds by Eugenia Collier and Dead End by Rudolfo Anaya. In Marigolds, Lizabeth heard her parents having a conversation about how they are poor and the gender roles are being reversed when it comes to bringing in money for the family. Her father cries because he is embarrassed and this situation made Lizbeth mature.
The article “The Hull House of Jane Addams” provides an insightful view of the social equality Jane Addams and so many others fought to achieve. Jane Addams established multiple centers and worked diligently to create new laws which protect women and children from cruel working environments in addition to creating fair social and industrial conditions for them. Miss Addams was a very observant woman who noticed the harsh realities of urban living among the lower class families. As a result, she became determined to help ensure their protection and worked to create new laws to provide them with the safety they deserved. Throughout her life, Miss Addams fought hard to achieve equality among all individuals regardless of gender, color, age, or
The play, “Macbeth,” by William Shakespeare, is a remarkable tragedy which introduces a different view of marriage, contrary to the norms of society regarding marriage in the medieval era. During this time period, women didn’t have a voice as they were dominated by men in marriages and they were considered to be weak and insignificant humans. However, in “Macbeth,” Lady Macbeth is the biggest influence in her husband, Macbeth’s, life as she possesses higher power than him in their marriage. This imbalance of power substantially impacts their relationship, driving their marriage to take a dark turn. Both with strong ambitions, began a journey to achieve these goals leading to the deterioration of everything around them, including their marriage.
Have you ever seen the person you like with someone else, and get this sudden urge to do anything to keep them apart? In the tragedy, Medea, by Euripides, tells the story of Medea a woman who was betrayed by her husband, Jason, and she will do the most unbelievable thing to get revenge on her husband. Medea, is a cruel person, who will do anything to make her husband suffer. The Nurse is talking to Tutor, about the betrayal that Jason has done to Medea, and fears that she could do something. For example, the Nurse says: I am afraid she may think of some dreadful thing, for her heart is violent.