In contrast, The Dressmaker does contain strong lead roles, however majority of them being female rather than male. This modification present in The Dressmaker encourages the theme of women’s empowerment showcased in the story and overall engages a modern audience with its contemporary approach to a current issue. Another theme that is also addressed in The Dressmaker which is not viewed in Spaghetti Westerns is the theme of domestic violence. Both Molly and Marigold are understood as being victims of abuse under antagonist Evan Pettyman. Nevertheless, identical to most Spaghetti Western conclusions, it is the protagonist who triumphs and the antagonist who catches defeat.
In Antigone by Sophocles, the purpose of Creon’s speech is to explain his new leadership. First, Creon wants to gain the loyalty from the citizens of Thebes. A great king would first need the trust of his state in order to rule effectively. Especially, Creon would need trust from his state after the tragic events that happened beforehand, which was Polyneices and Eteocles dying. He state this fact in his speech: “I am aware, of course, that no ruler can expect complete loyalty from his subjects until he has been tested in office.” Creon is guaranteeing that he can be trusted and how devoted he was to gaining their trust.
The representation of women, however, is more impactful than the other motifs. Especially since such a perspective goes heedless by most readers, delving one’s focus and condensing at Shelley’s low-key stance of discrimination against women, as a full-grown woman, is palpable. What this looks like in practice with contemporary movements is coalition building targeted at the undermined women existent today. By the same token, Frankenstein allows both modern male and female reader to avoid such a monstrous brainchild from engendering. The notion of ‘beauty doesn’t matter’ in this day and age is exploited and persecuted where the women who don’t abide by modern standards of beauty are framed as the ‘other’, similar to the creature.
Virginia is enlightened by these conversations because she wholeheartedly cares about the past, present, and future of the world, and she is aware of its impact on her life and destiny. In contrast to the Soul-mate who is dainty and frail, Virginia is almost godly in her physical and mental capacity. She does not hesitate to contradict Mr. Fteley who doubts her capability, “The world is full of leaden slugs like you … You hope that mountain climbers and acrobats fall, that daring bridges collapse” (243). This shows Virginia’s determination to be more than people expect her to be, and does so without feeling compelled to garner others’ approval. Her words imply imagery of acts humanly close to flying, and the act of going where others
Also, women in Anglo-Saxon culture were seen as peace weavers. Women in Anglo-Saxon culture were to be calm. However, there is one female that was not. This female is in fact the monster Grendel’s mother. Grendel’s mother is seen as terrifying and atrocious, not a mother consumed with grief.
At the beginning of this section, noble queen steps into the mead hall, “adorned in her gold.” Over the course of the entire story, gold is distributed to amongst characters as a sign of power and respect: Hrothgar gifts Beowulf gold after he defeats Grendel, Beowulf distributes treasure he got from the Danes as well as the hidden treasure that belonged to Grendel’s mother among his people upon returning home. In these instances, the poet places emphasis on how treasure is received as a medium of power with its origins linked to success in battle. In contrast to these instances, Wealtheow’s
The peruser expect that the criticalness of this fight was to shield his kin from the flame breathing beast and addition treasure for them. Inquisitively, his activities previously, then after the fact the fight refute this supposition. By retelling his biography before going into fight he is portending his own passing. He realizes that lords are let go with their common fortunes close to them. Beowulf's actual expectation when battling the winged serpent was not to secure his kin yet rather to improve his legacy and to kick the bucket with honor.
This play is a perfect example of a woman, following what she believes in and accomplishing her goal. In society, women are faced with many challenges that men just don't have to deal with. To this day, women are treated as inferior to men in every setting; work, school, public and even in households. Although I do think that Sophocles did separate Antigone's character, making her more independent and unconventional than the “traditional woman,” I think that there is more to the story. Sophocles still included Haiman, making him seem more heroic due to the fact that he defends her and kills himself over her body.
Although her work was highly praised, some critics felt that Christine argued with the intent to only defend those women who were virtuous and who had prestige in their society or were held to a higher reputation than others. This can be seen as in The Book of the City of Ladies, she uses examples of women who were scholars, saints, and good wives to establish her argument about why women were worthy of the city. She does not speak about women who were involved in activities or who were part of the culture that most people in medieval society looked down upon (e.g. prostitutes). Her choice to only write about these women made her a product of her time, as many medieval women readers and writers had a clear appreciation for those women who were of nobler
These social norms tend to favor the male gender and end up causing physical and mental harm to the female gender. Women tend to have fewer opportunities and human rights compared to men. Unfortunately, ideologies such as religion and tradition seem to promote this inequality and oppression. Bystydzienski, J. M., & Bird, S. R. (2006). Removing barriers: Women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.