These contributing factors include [various rape myths, acceptance of or ignorance surrounding dating violence, alcohol and drug usage and male–female communication problems]” (Fay and Medway). Factors of pieces of literature similar to A Streetcar Named Desire have the potential to advance adolescent acquaintance rape, which is a severe situation. Therefore, due to the portrayal of rape culture and the advocation of violence and unhealthy behaviors seen throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, students should not be exposed to wrongful depictions of such serious topics like this and as a result, the play should be off limits in
The mild consequences perpetrators face desensitizes the rest of the world and our growing society to the true horrors of rape and strengthens rape culture. Rape culture and sexual assault are still as prevalent as ever and growing in our modern day society, yet perpetrators don 't face harsh enough punishments when even acknowledged. Rape culture and sexual assault are growing epidemics in the world today that need to be taken seriously. Several people do not even know what rape culture is, therefore they don’t know when they’re encouraging it. Rape Culture is an environment in which rape and sexual violence are normalized and excused.
A NEW WOMAN Feminists as Lucy Irigaray, Judith Butler and Helene Cixous have explained in their essays how men are historically empowered by their own speeches that explain men are the only subject, the main model to equal. The aim of this essay will be to provide an analysis of Lethal, Embrace, The Mother and Love, Forever by Carol Oates and explain how society affects characters’ behaviors in these stories considering feminist ideas. Lethal shows a man’s action caused by patriarchy, created by society. It is a short story with a male narrator. There is a man that feels superior to a woman, so he rapes her, even though she does not want to.
Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s purpose in writing the Scarlet Letter is to address the punishment Hester endures at the hands of the Puritan society and he utilizes the appeals of Pathos, Ethos, and writes with a moralizing tone in order to develop our feelings towards female strength and how one women could defy the society she lives in and live a life of punishment. Hawthorne sends hidden messages through allusions to give off what a character is going through or to give depth to a scene. Hawthorne brings to the table many references to the Bible and Greek mythology to better describe his characters and the theme of his novel. When he says “..like a snake gliding swiftly over them..” (Hawthorne 42), Hawthorne is referencing the Bible.
Azami’s scar on her forehead is representing the power she has over men, while also describing how the author uses the objectification the scar to connect it to the foreseeing spirals of the book Uzumaki. Ito’s book Uzumaki includes different stories from different perspectives while still maintaining a major factor, which is the concept of the spirals. At the beginning of the book, the horror
One way that the military could combat this would be a stricter screening process to get into the Navy. The military already screens for criminal backgrounds so they could also screen for sex crimes. Legal change must take place for widespread change by changing negative normative beliefs in the Navy such as beliefs about gender, sex, and culture. This cultural issue that has been perpetuated by an “annual tradition… to harass women physically and verbally” (Violanti, 1997). It has allowed for the demeaning behavior and attitudes towards women in uniform to exist.
Text Study 1 - Slam Poetry Assignment Zanele Mkhize 21140655 SLAM POETRY "The poetry that thrives in a culture of non-readers. Very sincere, bad poetry. Delivered in front of and given encouragement from a small group of people who are also bad poets. Slam poets think that their poetry is more powerful if they just yell it. Sincerely painful to listen to.
How immutable, however, is gender? Societal norms tend to enforce the ideas of a gender binary, but is it possible to confine an individual to one of these two categories? What criteria is the categorization based on? This essay seeks to respond to the above questions through an analysis of two distinct forms of literature. This perceived rigidity of gender is perhaps similar to the rigid form of the sonnet.
It developed in her a ‘masculine protest’ and filled in her sadism and destructiveness. Her poetry reflects ‘a seductive nihilism in contemporary culture that is a barrier to the discovery of one’s full humanness – the first step towards trying to find a meaning in life. It is reflected in the nihilism of her poetry and also in her choice of suicide as an evasive measure, a dodge, from discovering her full humanness. Well, her famous poem entitled Daddy categorically depicts her relationship with her father. Even the opening lines of the poem invoke those cultural or social injunctions or prescriptions against which the conduct or behaviour of the persons in the poem is measured at both the individual and the social levels.
Interviews of retired employees to study the effects of capital punishment were taken and analysed qualitatively. Political and religious orientations, perceptions in racism were key variables to study the changes in time; Prison services were also closely studied. The main topic of this study was to see how capital punishment dehumanises both the prison inmates and staff. Well established theories provided an analysis that culture is a very strong factor in making people agree or disagree with the use of capital punishment, regardless of their own beliefs. Findings concluded that those who held pro-death penalty positions were raised in religious traditions that taught capital punishment consistent with the Bible, while those who were anti-death penalty were raised in such traditions which did not support this notion.