222) Haimon is using emotional persuading to try to persuade Creon to not kill her because he 's in love with Antigone and wants to marry her so he says if you kill her another one will happen which means that he will dir to because he loves her so much and he is hoping that this makes Creon sad because to a father the thought of his son dying should be very sad and should cause him to do anything to change that but not Creon. Creon would rather be a better king than father. Once again Haimon uses an emotional appeal to persuade Creon, Haimon says “Not here, no; she will not die here, king. And you will never see my face again.
This was so typical of marriages of that time, women were just not treated equally. Paula Anca Farca agrees wholeheartedly that there are touches of feminism and how often in Kate Chopin’s work you can find these themes, “I argue that due to reversals of power, Chopin’s oppressed female protagonists challenge patriarchal structures.(Paula Farca)” Chopin is clearly addressing her feministic outlook in the story “Desiree’s Baby” making sure that the text embellishes the fact the protagonist is scared of her
It proves its genuine precocity to allow the reader to know about the heroine’s ordeals, feelings of frustration as well as about her victimization within the oppressive patriarchal society. It displays women’s struggles to conceal the politics of gender roles of their epoch and to protest against the Law of the Father. In her discussion of Gothic tropes, Anne Williams reveals that Female Gothic falls under the rubric of a marginalised genre while identifying the critical reception of the gothic in the pre-romantic era with the categorization of women as peripherized subjects, admitting that this literary form has been “congenial” to them and pleasantly suited to their lower social position (Fleenor The Female Gothic 8).
Feminism is the idea that men and women are equal. (Merriam-webster.com, 2017) Two feminist writers of the late 19th century are Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Both Chopin and Gilman wrote short stories that featured a female who was ill as the main character. It is in these stories that their views on the oppressiveness of marriage become evident.
Abstract This research paper aims at analyzing the heroine of Jane Austen`s novel Emma and to show the position of women in her society and how this reflects the suffering of women in a global context both in her time and now. The research paper argues that the author has used various tools including parody and irony to reveal the position of women in the society at her time. The novel Emma was written by Jane Austen in the tear 1816.
"I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die" and “Dulce et Decorum Est” are similar because they both address the issue of there being no honor in dying in war. In "I Beg You Brother: Do Not Die", the sister begs her brother not to go to war. She makes the argument that he shouldn’t be fighting in a war that the king isn’t fighting in. She believes that his idea of glory, is suicide because he knows that he will die if he goes into battle. Not only that, but he risks putting his wife and mother in a situation of disparity because of the loss.
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South - the pre-war South in which Blanche grew up. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself - to other characters and to the audience - as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism,
In Ibsen’s introspective drama “A Doll’s House”, the author advocates for women’s rights as he expands on the hardships encountered by women in order to fit into social conformity. The societal struggle of the feminine circle is mostly emphasized throughout the play’s protagonist Nora, whose actions unfold the aspect of patriarchy as a burden for women evolution in the society. Consequently, Nora’s characterization and the use of persuasive language at the end of the play allow the reader to depict her evolution from a subordinate wife to an independent woman and articulates in which ways we can qualify Ibsen’s modern work as a feminist drama. Nora’s adjustment to the concept of feminism is hinted with the plot’s tumultuous development.
Nevertheless, Mariam is not a fallen warrior but a victor. Contrasting from Nana, Mariam fought her battle with resistance rather than endurance. She broke free of the oppressive culture and realized her self-worth in the end. Fariba is one of first non-submissive females of the novel and was portrayed as the woman with a progressive mindset.
Susan Glaspell, the playwright of Trifles relays feminist drama in a fascinating and psychological way. This play introduces women helping women in confinement to find freedom. Confinement can tear a woman apart, but the desire for freedom from society is embedded deep in the heart of all strong women. Trifles was written
‘’It’s not often you get female characters who don’t fit in a box’’, complained actress Rebecca Hall. Females are considered to be extremely emotional and one dimensional characters in classic literature. They point to classic pieces such as Pride and Prejudice’s character Elizabeth and The Scarlet Pimpernel characters. Though female characters can bring humor, conflict, or romance even though they are critiqued otherwise. In The Scarlet Pimpernel, the Comtesse brings happiness and a loving tone to the story while Marguerite brings the conflict and the troubling romance.