However, Belle secretly had an affair with a boy named George Willard, who was a reporter. George and Belle were caught during a secret affair by Ed Hanby and was humiliated. Sherwood Anderson titled this story “Awakening” in order to show George Willard’s awakening and realization of the truth. George Willard also utilizes literary devices to explain the characters of Belle Carpenter and Ed Hanby, George’s aftermath of a humiliating incident, and the dismissal of his grotesque. Sherwood Anderson decides to title this story “Awakening” because after George Willard finally realizes (awakes) that he could not be with Belle.
His disability doesn’t allow Lennie to comprehend the consequences of his actions. Lennie has a fascination of touching soft thins. This obsession led him to being accused of rape because he touched Curley’s wife’s dress. Steinbeck portrays him in a way that makes readers think he’s innocent however, we can’t be quick to judge. Lennie continued looking at Curley’s wife even after George told him to stop.
Penelope however is put under scrutiny by her own son Telemachus when he tells Odysseus about the suitors who have been seeking her hand in marriage (Cliffnotes, 2016). Telemachus plants the seed of doubt in Odysseus mind whether or not Penelope is a faithful women. Odysseus kills all the maids who he believed betrayed him by sleeping with the suitors, this is another example of how prevalent sexual infidelity is in the Odyssey (Homer, 1967:22.213). Odysseus once again shows signs of sexual infidelity when he sleeps with the goddess Circe in order for her to return his men back to their human form as she had turned them into pigs (Homer,
Many of the people in the Crucible have a reputation that could be a theme, but some of John Proctors comments convinced me to believe his reputation makes the most prevalent theme. John made a questionable decision when he slept with Abigail but his honesty is what kept his wife safe from convictions: “Because it speaks deceit, and I am honest!” John confessed to sleeping with Abigail when Elizabeth was being tried in order for people to believe that Elizabeth is truthful. People were surprised to hear about John’s affair, but over time they realized the significance his confession was to everyone other than himself. John knew that his confession would most likely lead to his death but he was willing to die to save his wives life. Another
Carol continuously goes back to meet with John alone in his office even after she filed the accusations against him. If a woman has been sexually harassed or especially “raped” you would not think that she would continue to put herself in the situation that she was in when it first occurred. It is as if Carol persistently goes back to meet with John alone in order to collect more “evidence” that she can contort to match her accusation of rape or even to go as far as pushing him to actually commit the crime that he is being accused of. Throughout the play, Carol seemed to almost want John to actually sexually assault or even go as far as rape her like in her accusations. In Act 3, Carol takes provoking John to a new level when she overhears a phone call he has with his wife and then tells him “Don’t call your wife baby” (Mamet 54).
Holden oppresses himself when the prostitute comes over by instead of having sex with her he tells her to leave and he will still pay for her fee, this proves that Holden pretends to be a sex maniac while oppressing his sexuality. Holden also states that with all of his girlfriends he could have “given them the time” but whenever they said stop, he would, thus sating his oppression and that he thinks that sex is morally wrong at his age. “I’ve had quite a few opportunities to lose my virginity and all, but I’ve never got around to it yet” (92). This shows that Holden oppresses himself form his sexuality. All in all the main characters of both stories at one time were sexually
The novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger describes the narrator, Holden Caulfield, as an adolescent with many interesting views on society. The narrator has a lot of misplaced rages. When Stradlater and Holden were talking about a girl, named Jane, Stradlater went on a date with, after hearing that his friend has certain relations with this girl he got up off the bed and tried to punch him (Salinger 43). When Holden was younger he had known Jane when he was younger there was no justifiable reason for Holden to attack Stradlater.
In Where the World Began, Laurence describes the importance of coming to terms with one’s own homeland. The final dissimilarity is how each of the stories end. Winnifred ends a changed person after witnessing the outcome of her brother’s charming, but manipulative attitude. After sternly ordering her daughter to clean up after a tantrum (which Zachary consistently avoided doing), she says to herself quietly, “Thank you, Zachary” (108 Wilson). This affirms that he changed her considerably into adulthood and remains there.
In my few, the tragedy is not her, it’s him, because he loses a big portion of his life. His new wife is dead with the king, and his children are dead as well, and Medea will not let him get near them, due to her maternal side. She turned his life into dust for the sake of her love and her children. If you read the play carefully, you can see that she truly loved her children, but it wasn’t enough to let Jason have them. One thing to not is that Medea in Euripides play had no magical powers until she was rescued by the god Helios, which is deemed that she turn into some sort of superhuman but she is just a betrayed woman with two good skills, cunning and poison (Knox 285).
As Tish Dace writes in A Street Car Named Desire, “Streetcar’s original producer, Irene Selznick, as a woman, may have been touched by the power of double standard to dictate that Blanche’s father and grandfather could indulge in ‘epic fornications’ and Stanley could be admired for his sexual prowess, but a woman of Blanche’s class, once she has slipped off her pedestal, is fair target for rape” (Dace). Blanche’s promiscuity is the reason Mitch will not marry her and it is the reason she is banned from her hometown, while Stanley, guilty of the same crime, is not punished at all but admired for