Medea’s Personas “Love is a dangerous thing, Loving without any limit. Discredit and loss it can bring. But, oh, if the goddess should visit A love that is modest and right, No god is exquisite. Great lady, aim not at me Your gold and infallibly Passion-tipped poisoned delight.” (Euripides 359) Throughout the play, we get the idea that Medea and Jason once loved each other to the fullest. But there to me, Medea really does not know what being in love truly is.
Harper Lee masterfully wove strong traits into these women, making the book so much more meaningful. A real and serious theme lies behind the lighthearted tone and jokes of women, sexism persists to linger even in Scout’s world and today’s. Starting out with feeling uncomfortable in her own skin because of her gender, Scout went to acknowledging and valuing the strengths of women by the end of the book. She witnessed men and boys alike talking inconsiderately and being sexist in general, yet she stayed true to herself in the end. Albeit hard times troubled her family and threatened her life and those of her loved ones, Scout herself acts like a determined, strong-willed girl in similarity to the women around her.
Sometimes people see “women as fearful, sometimes peaceful… but they never portray women as mindless, helpless, simple, or oppressed.” (2.) She is trying to say that all women are complex and different in their own individual way. Her primary support for this claim is ethos, which she builds by sharing the many memories she has growing up as a half breed American Indian
Hester eventually morphs the public's view of the scarlet letter into something positive. The narrator says, “many people refused to interpret the scarlet A by its original signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman's strength” (Hawthorne 96). In a time when women were severely oppressed Hester manages to the defy the odds and lead a successful and fulfilling life on her
Despite her nihilism and self-proclaimed disdain for religion, through her lack of affectation and the rawness of her behavior, she is closer to God than those who only claimed to be Christians. Hulga lived most of her life involuntarily seeking the things she did not have. Her fashion style was childish, as she was trying to recapture somehow a childhood that she did not have - “Here she went about all day in a six-year-old skirt and a yellow sweat shirt with a faded cowboy on a horse embossed on it.” (O’Connor 3) She was “in need of both attention and control” (Gordon 176), so when Pointer came into her life, besides what she made herself believe, that she actually wanted to seduce him, it was also her own desire to feel a romantic and sexual experience that she had never
“For my mean pen are too superior things … My obscure lines shall not so dim their worth.” (111) Bradstreet articulates that her writing is not good enough for songs of wars, of captains, and of kings. From this, one can understand that women have been “brainwashed” to think that men are superior
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.
She is likely to be overdependent on other people, quite possibly indicated by her large circle of friends with whom she socializes frequently. There is no indication that Melissa is fixated on the anal stage. In fact, she is a slob, and typical anal stage fixation is associated with orderliness, not messiness (Frager and Fadiman, 2013). A feminine Oedipal attitude, present in Melissa, would have come into being during her phallic stage. A feminine Oedipal attitude involves a girl’s romantic feelings for her father figure and her resentment, and ultimate identification, with her mother (Frager and Fadiman, 2013).
Martha Hale is not one such woman. Despite what men would like to think, Martha is an intelligent, observant, and strong woman. These traits are what allow her to see the faults in the observations of the men and maybe piece together what happened that night in Dickson County. Martha is the one character throughout the whole story who we can completely see, so she is sort of our protagonist. From the very beginning Martha is shown as a hard worker with a distaste for unfinished work.
Elizabeth does many things that could characterize her as a monster; she does not want to dance with Mr. Wickham (87), he refuses to accept Mr. Collins Proposal (101), and Mr. Darcy 's first proposal (181). She is doing things that are only pleasing her, and could even be inconveniencing the men. An angel is a woman who falls into traditional feminine roles, and can be seen as “innocent”, “pure”, and not “tainted by society”; she is there to please her man, and do everything in her power to make him happy, “The arts of pleasing men, in other words, are not only angelic characteristics; in more worldly terms, they are the proper acts of a lady.”In this way, Elizabeth Bennet can be characterized as an angel rather than a monster, because she does things to please Mr. Darcy and make him happy. One example is when she accepts his second marriage proposal (342), it is debated whether she actually loves him or not, so her “I do” could just be her trying to make him happy or if she actually loves him. By way of contrast, the opposite can be true about the proposal; she could’ve just accepted his second proposal because she realized that she probably couldn’t marry someone better, and Mr. Darcy had a significant amount of
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s happiness and self-fulfillment greatly depended on the man whom she was in a relationship with. From, the beginning of the novel, Janie never followed the path that had the utmost value to herself; She always settled for what other people thought was best for her. This made Janie never quite content with her situation and caused her happiness and self-fulfillment to be hindered by her circumstances. The horizon, a motif representing dreams, wishes, the possibility of change, and improvement of ones’ self, is the point in which Janie’s journey of self-discovery is illustrated by. Janie’s first of three marriage was to Logan Killicks, a middle age hard working farmer.
Moreover, these two author do not resemble on the way, they interact with people and nature; Knight’s attitude is impatient; Bartram is enthusiastic. Their multicultural approaches are distinct; Knight is selective depending on social class and Bartram is very accessible. Regardless of her personality, Knight demonstrates the capacity of women to survive, even on rough voyages; she does not display herself, as the victim, on the contrary, she always finds the way to achieve her destination. A clever and smart woman with a comical narration that makes anyone to enjoy the story; her narrative story gives an excellent picture of early colonizers society. In spite of her critical comments, she exhibits an excellent portrait of rural life.
At one point in the text Margo tells q everything uglier up close” by saying this she’s trying to tell Q that she is not everything that he thinks she is. She furthers this by also saying “from here, you can’t see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is.” This scene in paper towns shows us the obsession Q has for Margo. He has built the image of a perfect girl, and insists upon only seeing her, and not the way she is in reality. We see this through different scenes where he defends Margo, not allowing others to taint his image of her, and when margo says that everything is uglier up close, he says “not you”. Q’s obsession distorts his ability to see reality.