“You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.” ― Margaret Atwood’s saying at her official Facebook page. This previous line tries to explain how society judge women and has established different moral values to them. These rules enhances men and women into promiscuity and chastity. Chauvinism
In his play Antigone, the author, Sophocles, uses irony to illustrate the power of women versus men and to portray the true nature of pride. Sophocles conveys how damaging and destructive being prideful can be, as in his play it leads to complete familial destruction, but also how this pride is caused by the disobedience and defiance of others, as Antigone disobeys Creon, and he does this through the use of irony, leading the viewer to examine his own life in an attempt to rectify any possible ironic situations that could lead to the same, but minimized, consequences as those found in Antigone. In the play’s opening Antigone is seen grieving over Creon 's law, but it is this prideful action that Creon took that will cause the unravelling of his world by Antigone: a simple yet confident woman. This law that Creon created was that Antigone’s brother Polyneices, who died fighting against Thebes, is not to be buried but to be left out in the open, while her other brother Eteocles, who died fighting for Thebes, is to be allowed a proper burial.
In this way the trickster is a cautionary morality tale and an instructive tool warning them not to act like him. The most central trait to the trickster figure portrayed, besides these, is the contrary use of his creative and destructive powers which speaks to the very message of ambiguity and liminality within the tradition of trickster mythology. Beyond the combination of opposite concepts, the trickster represents the chaos of all contrasting elements of the world which these tales attempt to
The stories by Poe and Hawthorn prove that Evil is widely accepted in the fact that humans are corruptible and sinful creatures, that even the most faithful and humble people have a capability to lie, cheat, criticize, and murder without passion. The two stories summarize man 's scope for evil as being boundless and display that evil is present inside all, no matter how good or righteous they may appear to be. Montresor and Brown are motivated to see the evil in everyone because they, themselves, are corruptible and capable of evil. Evil is a force that rules and threatens our world. Evil is a personified power that deceives humans both internally and externally.
Mark Twain’s creation of these characters gives an example of how bad people and bad situations can bring out the most compassionate qualities in those who can see the wrongfulness. The Duke and The King have the designation of major, static, antagonists, and they could also be described as foils for Huck. Throughout the novel, The Duke and The King are consistently bad influences for Huck. They would lie to and steal from innocent, unsuspecting families and towns; they had complete disregard for human life and dignity. While The Duke and The King are conspiring to steal $6000 from an innocent family, Huck sees the malice of their actions and mentally rebukes them.
Demise Will Seelman “Any system that values pleasure over human life is a very dangerous one indeed.” (Kassem). Franz Kafka’s notorious work, In the Penal Colony, incorporates the main element of power, all while creating subsidiary arguments about subversion and authority. The reason why Kafka highlights these features is that it shows the extent to which a person or regime can reach, as evident in the story, while conversely showing what it takes to resist it. The four characters in the story (The Traveler, The Officer, The Condemned Man, and The Soldier) all have roles that contribute to the overarching theme of power, with some contributing more than others.
Everyone has both evil and good sides within them. The civilized side of human nature obeys law and order, while the savage side of human nature acts selfishly. In Lord Of The Flies, civilization represents the good inside of the boys that choose to live by rules, act rationally. On the other hand, savagery represents the evil in the boys that choose to act violently and abuse their power.
What do your neighbors, your coworkers, your family all have in common? A powerful evil that lays deep within all humans, only to be released under the most heinous circumstances. This fact is clearly articulated in the works of world renowned authors Shakespeare and William Golding in their novels Macbeth and Lord of the Flies. Shakespeare 's Lady Macbeth and Golding 's Jack share many similar qualities in their path to success proving that if good people who begin with positive intentions become provoked by the lust for power, then ambition can get in the way of their moral compass and capability for making good decisions because of the evil which lays inside all mankind. Shakespeare 's Lady Macbeth is thought of as a murderous character who is lured by the temptation of power into committing violent acts.
The element of violence is vital because it separates masculinity and femininity. The presence of masculinity and femininity as a whole is utilized as a tangible form of validation. Characters seek extensively for fulfillment through satisfying the suppositions provided by the surrounding society. Violence aids in defining the characteristics that create the ideal men and women. The idealism established and supported by violence is the backbone of the themes.
Golding uses their violence as a means to portray he pessimism highly present in the novel. He shows the human nature of boys when left alone without adult supervision. Further, Golding chooses the evil side as opposed to the good side because he believes humans are naturally
Thus I think that curley is steinbecks way of showing the discrimination against women of the day. Steinbeck portrays curley as a person who is aggressive and full of egoistic only because he is trying to show himself as the strongest to his wife and add to his sexually appeal to his wife and draw her attention, this is clear as he has a glove full of Vaseline. Through these characteristics of curley Steinbeck is trying to show us the stereotypical man during the
In most texts women are usually forced follow the societal norms; having no power and staying subordinate, giving all their power to the men, although they can use different techniques to receive the power they deserve. In comparing the two texts, in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, women are seen as powerless, weak people who have been silenced by the men in their lives. Whereas in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the women have no sovereignty over themselves due to the society they live in where women shouldn’t. While the women in Amir’s life help him because they understand how to overcome their own powerlessness and can guide him on his way to become the kind of man he wants to be, the women in Holden’s life cannot guide him on his