It brought women to the fore and gave them a role to play” (67), this quote is proving that a Creon is limiting one of the few things women were allowed to at the time of their society, which was for Antigone to bury Polynices. This is the reasoning for Antigone not denying that she buried Polynices; she was taking the consequences for what she believed was right and knew it would make her brother and the gods proud (459-540). Therefore, he has taken away and limited her rights. Thus, making this is the main reason for the family rivalry between Antigone and
God Help the Child opens with an abrupt beginning of defiance and self-identification. The novel starts with the voice of the mother, Sweetness, saying: “It’s not my fault. So you can’t blame me. I didn’t do it and have no idea how it happened” (3). She discloses from the beginning a big dispute that happened between her and her husband because of the colour of the child, Lula Bride, that is not in her hands and cannot be individually controlled.
They tried to escape to the U.S., but the irrigation policies limited them from doing that. When Anne was 13, she had received a blank diary. She wrote everything that was going on in her life in the diary. Her diary was very important to American history because it shows how terrible the Jewish people were treated during those times. Here’s a quote from her diary - she calls the diary kitty - “ Dearest Kitty, New problems: Mrs. van D. is at her wit’s end.
Lawrence alludes to the bizarre nature of the relationship between the children and their mother in the first paragraph “Everybody else said of her: "She is such a good mother. She adores her children." Only she herself, and her children themselves, knew it was not so. They read it in each other's eyes.” (Lawrence, 1) So from the start, Lawrence sets up a tension between what society wants to believe and what actually is.
So Candide and Cunegonde blamed Pangloss a lot for his meaningless philosophy about the optimism. Pangloss committed to the view that the good always choose the best for the world and God could not do nothing wrong. He also witnessed the story of the old women and how she had been attacked as well when she was
From the very beginning of the novel Jane has the courage to defy her aunt when she is unfairly punished in the red room. The cultural and social context of the age must be taken into account when analyzing such behavior. At the time, Jane Eyre’s gesture of talking back to people was totally improper, because women especially poor ones were expected to meekly accept their lot in life. But she cannot keep quiet and merely accept her condition as a poor orphan, because at the end of her discourse, she feels her soul begin "to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt... as if an invisible bond had burst and that I had struggled out into unhoped-for liberty". This is the beginning of a spirit that Jane carries forward into her future relationships with men, beginning with the detestable Mr.
Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73). As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it.
She did not start out with critiquing their choices, in fact, she starts out much more timid, asking, “Why am I the only one incapable of placing her children at the center of her passionate universe?” Ayelet never says these mothers are in the wrong for loving their children, in fact she makes it clear that she loves her own. The tone of this article is much lighter at the beginning, she talks about the parental past time known as “God forbid” as a way of connecting with other mothers in a humorous and relatable way. I would argue it is this paragraph where the tone changes, and she takes a bold stand, “Because if I were to lose one of my children, God forbid, even if I lost all my children, God forbid, I would still have him, my husband.” Waldman tops the paragraph with this solid statement of who is the centre of her life. For a minute she uses the lack of satire in her writing to set a very serious tone, to show her audience that she really means what she says, before she picks it up again talking about her husband and his love for klingon politics. The author knows when to be serious and oppositional, as well as when to appease her readers who do not see eye to eye with her.
Lucy’s rejection of society’s emphasis on appearance frees her from the insecurities that are brought upon by a self-image based on looks. Instead, she finds her self-worth in her intelligence and autonomy. At this point, Lucy has lived in America for over a year, and still she says “Everything I could see made me feel I would never be part of it, never penetrate to the inside, never be taken in” (Kincaid, 154). Although she has found this new independence in America that she would not have found as a woman at home, she is still pained by her disconnection with the society around her. From leaving her family to leaving Mariah, her path to becoming an independent woman has forced herself to sacrifice a sense of security that comes with belonging.
You wasn’t no good. You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart” (95). In other words, Curley 's wife does not even have to be alive to cause trouble, and her death alone exhibits enough power to create distress. In addition, Candy is implying that Curley’s wife has had the ability to cause trouble all along. For example, George saw that the first time Lennie was introduced to Curley’s wife he immediately fell under her spell, which caused George to continue to warn Lennie about her since her knew what she was capable of.
"I actually want to know this too your an ok person Jess I mean your not overly nice but your not a bitch either your just that way with my sister." "Ok I awnser the fucking question..... you remind me of my sister and I hate my sister so much so I just took my anger out on you for all these years and now that I 'm saying it out loud I realize how stupid that sounds." Jess say I know that 's just part of the story and so did everyone else but I could tell she didn 't want to speak about it any further. I gave Hope that 'don 't push it any further than that ' look and she nodded.
Lee uses a somewhat background character to show this in her work. Mrs. Dubose, an elderly neighbor nearing the end of her life, “ was a morphine addict,” but always intended “ to break herself [free of it] before she died” (178). Often times Jem would receive her cold remarks while passing by her house, thinking her primitive and rude, never understanding her hidden constant battle. Upon her death however, he learned that behind all of her snarkiness she was a person with integrity who did not want to be tied down by a worldly substance, and began to see Mrs. Dubose as a person to be respected. Readers in today’s world know how widespread addiction is, and can now see the advantages to looking closer in order to find the true qualities that define the individual.
The three stories to be discussed in this essay are “The Bouquet” by Charles W. Chesnutt, “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and “Gimpel the Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer. It’s interesting to dissect these pieces of literature to see how they reflect the time period they were written in, by whom they were written, and if the stories they read have any abnormalities outside what is expected. So first up is “The Bouquet”; I sympathized mainly for the young girl named Sophie. Society’s faults stunted her growth as an individual, and kept her from bonding with those she desired relations. The whole culture surrounding her took away most of the attributes that make oneself human- such as love, happiness, and human connection.