Her thoughts cannot be silenced. This shows that Medusa is constantly thinking about her lover and what he might do. Medusa doesn’t feel secure. The onomatopoeic sound is from the snake. Some snakes are known to be human killers, the conviction that Medusa is evil
Thus Ward is able to address the double edge sword that presents females in stories as “weak” or built upon the “wrath of a woman.” The inclusion of the universality that is associated with Greek mythology allows Ward to shed off the label of blackness from her work. With China, Esch and Katrina all carrying some traits of Medea, it allows the reader to see all aspects of being female from being vulnerable, brave, nurturing and protective. Moreover, Ward insinuates that women should be presented as empowering to one another and through Medea paralleling story Ward articulates her
Thomas Hardy also reveals a dual perspective of Tess character. Critically, the author dramatises the representation of a naïve woman (“A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented” – as stated in the book’s subtitle), in order to ratify the injustices and difficulties faced by the feminine universe inserted in the inflexible Victorian society. The irony is established: despite the innocence of the character, she suffers the most different torments - she is raped, becomes a mistress and a single mother. Tess is definitely the paradox of an angel and a
It shows how she is associated with evil and not recognized as a living being. Furthermore, the description of the monster as “that swamp-thing from hell” highlights Grendel’s mother’s evil nature and conveys her as barbaric to convey that she is an irrational enemy. This is vital because it displays Grendel’s mother as a villain and that she craves
The Great Gatsby is a story about a man with old money and that consistently cheats on his wife. Tom and Daisy are both from old money in the Midwest. They get married and moved to the east. Once Tom was uninterested in Daisy, he had a mistress in New York. In the 1920’s F. Scott Fitzgerald had many troubles with his marriage.
Including Ophelia’s insanity provided a gateway from oppression in a different perspective thus, empowering the feelings and emotions of the woman. Ophelia was formed as a tool to be exploited to the advantage of others but, became transformed into a symbol of beautiful psychotic madness, Ophelia’s last
Age and Literature 1.About Fitzgerald and Gatsby Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age.His grandfather is a millionaire,so families had a tradition of uppers classes,but his father generation economic power plummeted.so his first love called Ginevra broken up with him because of his poor,his fiancee called Zelda Fitzgerald also killed their marriage because his meager income.Until his famous masterpiece published in 1920 and he became overnight sensation,So they married in 1921.Since then,he mostly wrote the American upper class,the characters in his works aimed at the pursuit of material success,also can saying this was his own life goals.He admired the luxury of the upper class,but on the other hand,he also saw the empty essence about this kind of voluptuous life. When it comes to Gatsby,in the novel,he lived in luxury,held party everyday, there are tons of people and the lights were on full blast,but no one had seen Gatsby.Actually,during the war,Gatsby fall in love with Daisy,but just like the author’s experience,Daisy refused him because of his poor,but married with Tom.Five yeas later,Gatsby made a
She is revealed as an embodiment of gluttony, as supported by the colour of her dark green robes, which denote greed and ambition. Lady Macbeth views benevolence as a weakness, and this is exemplified by the metaphor that Macbeth is too full of the “milk of human kindness” (1:5:16) to do what is needed to claim the throne. This natural compassionate characteristic is contrasted with the phrase “milk of ambition”, implying innate greed, which Lady Macbeth favours. Shakespeare’s idea of the manifestation of unchecked ambition inspired me to depict Lady Macbeth holding a chalice, symbolising her influence over Macbeth’s aspirations and his actions. This is emphasised by her long, pointed red nails, as the colour represents power and desire, and the sharp edges depict strength and presence.
How far would you go to reconcile abhorrent actions in your past to create a better future for yourself? In “Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the protagonist, Charlie Wales, has to win back the trust of his former sister and brother-in-law to regain custody of his daughter. A man of once great wealth and circumstance, married to the love of his life and the father of a young daughter, Charlie was on top of the world. Following a stock market crash, presumably during the fallout from Black Tuesday which triggered the Great Depression, Charlie’s family life quickly began to fall apart. “Babylon Revisited” gives us Charlie’s first person view of how he planned and tried to put his rocky past behind him, mend ties with his family, and create a brighter outlook for his daughter and himself.
Her husband, John Reynolds, discovered this and threatened to tell Hamilton’s wife, Eliza Hamilton, and Hamilton’s colleagues if he did not pay him. Hamilton decided to continue the affair and gave Mr. Reynolds over a thousand dollars, paid in different amounts. Eventually Thomas Jefferson, one of Hamilton’s nemeses, got hold of the love letters to Maria and check stubs to John. Jefferson then accused Hamilton of mishandling public money and committing treason while running the U.S. Treasury (Chernow). Rumors started to grow.
Well if you don’t mind would you explain how if at all your view of performativity attaches to Antigone herself? Butler: In my opinion Antigone models the performativity of queer perfectly. She not only acts in opposition to the head of society, but her existence exists in opposition to society as a whole. Her existence is so oppositional in fact that even she recognizes her familial origins as not only cursed but having the ability to curse those related to it. Like I have stated in my article Criticaly Queer, "The resignification of norms is thus a function of their inefficacy, and so the question of subversion, of working the weakness in the norm, becomes a matter of inhabiting the practices of its re-articulation.” This relates back to the
Ashes thinks a lot like her dad and is similar to the way he acts. One quote from the story “Ashes” that proves Ashes is a lot like her dad is “Imagining what I could do with two hundred dollars. I looked at dad and realized he had the same fantasies” (Pfeffer pg 3). This is showing that Ashes is thinking like her dad about the money and things she could do with it. Another quote is “What do you want to do Dad?” Come into the apartment with me and steal the money?”(Pfeffer pg 4).
(Hanafy) Thus, as stated by Grauerholz there becomes an “ association between beauty and goodness and then conversely between ugliness and evil..” (qtd. in Hanafy). When a villainess acts out against the heroine, as seen in the characters of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty, and the Evil Queen in Snow White, they do not act from any intelligible source of anger but rather from jealousy (mostly stemming from beauty) and pure malice, therefore furthering the reader and/or listeners negative connotation of powerful women, and instead reinstating one’s compassion, and relatability for the distressed heroine. Furthering dissuading people from connecting with the powerful women of the fairytales are that they always are punished in the end. No fairy tale ends with the villainess winning, any character who challenges the patriarchal society is always severely punished if not