In Boys and Girls, the narrator realized the excessive expectations set upon her which eventually accepts them. Emma Watson disregarded the stereotypical roles and stood against gender inequality for men and women. One has the ability to determine whether or not to comply with society or to oppose. This is noticed when stereotypical roles were set for male and female, their search for individuality and their desired privileges. Both men and women should be able to live freely without anyone besmirching
Since Creon gave their brother Eteocles a proper one, she believes that he is wrong for not giving Polyneices one. Antigone goes against the rules of society because of her bravery, and chooses that she wants to be a voice for all women, because in Greek society women don’t have a say on what they can and can’t do. Her bravery helps her rebel against those rules so they have equal rights compared to men. When Ismene hears what Antigone is planning she is worried because she is afraid to disobey the men who expect highly of her. She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial.
Each sex has its’ specialty, both sexes must be equal; people in general must be equal. By studying Shakespeare and by going deeper through analyzing and getting preoccupied with, we learn how to “brainstorm” the people, the culture and the ethics of that era and create opinions and thoughts about those centuries. In my opinion, Shakespeare is a modern, a contemporary artist and writer of his era who “sends” and passes messages through his plays. Each one of us, the readers and learners of Shakespeare, creates a special, unique opinion about Shakespeare and literature in general. We do not all think in the same way, people are unique.
Shakespeare’s Othello occurs in sixteenth-century Europe during the Renaissance, a time when men believe they are paramount. Because they are subservient to men, women are weak and objectified. Women also have limits to their freedoms and opinions. In royal families, dire times cause for the princess to marry against her will to form alliances. Religion also pressures women into obeying men, the Church considers any form of disobedience as a crime.
The relationship is unstable because of their lack of trust and Macbeth’s power over Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth says to Macbeth “Thou wouldst be great/ Art not without ambition.” Lady Macbeth basically was saying that if Macbeth doesn’t take control she will. Wuthering Heights also show a lot of unbalanceness in the relationships. It also shows some examples of women wanting sovereignty over men. How does the relationship between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth represent a woman wants sovereignty over a man?
The differences in reading occur due to varying background knowledge and personal involvement. Additionally, lifestyle choices, intentions and ideas of freedom and the future lead to different interpretations. Persepolis’ parts of
Every person is unique in their own sense of style, my hairstyle could be different from my friends or my fashion sense could be different from my siblings. Likewise, author’s have their own sense of style in writing. For example, Shakespeare's ways of writings are different from Sophocles's with maybe their use of metaphors or imageries. Sophocles uses serious and basic diction, meanwhile, Shakespeare uses strange words from the “Shakespearean language”. In Oedipus rex, originally written by Sophocles in 400B.C, figures of speech, diction, and ironies are used by Sophocles to make up his tragedies.
The Lover: A Ballad Lines 9-16 • In the lines above the speaker talks about she doesn’t like a man who will trick or deceive her, wanting a man with good sense, someone who would make her happy and he himself be happy. She doesn’t want an arrogant man nor a vain man either. • Montagu's gentle mockery of males forthcomings also shows us a point of silliness in her own nature as a result of how they must follow the social norm which both men and women must participate in, since they can only take this kind of attitude of how they would want to live only when in
Starting with the Noh Theatre reference, where men also take female roles, we can see throughout the novel how there's not a defined male or female behaviour, as women seem to have attitudes traditionally related to men and men seem to act like a woman is traditionally expected to. In this novel, women are in control. However, this doesn’t apply to Harumé, as she is simply treated as another tool in Mieko’s revenge scheme. Mieko is the perfect example of the powerful woman archetype, feared by both men and women as she doesn’t fulfill the typical woman role expectations. I think she is feared by women because she is what all those not-brave-enough women want to be, and she is also feared by men as they see her as an equal, not someone
However, the society’s opinions of women was internalized by Myrtle due to growing up with such notions, and these views had shaped her own. Therefore, Myrtle believed that the work had to be done by a male in a time when women could not achieve anything substantial on their own. Furthermore, she felt pressured to find a man, as it was considered that a woman’s main achievement in life was to settle with the most prospective suitor. This lack of self-worth, influenced by the society, is what had led Myrtle to Wilson, a man who she believed “knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick [her] shoe". When Myrtle let Wilson achieve her goal on her behalf, she had lost control of her future.
Women in literature were given a negative image because a society ruled by men decided who they should be and they just complied with their standards. By complying with their standards they lost their liberty, and that is why the women who didn’t comply were frowned
They had to be submissive to their husbands. Women at that time could not simply do whatever they wanted. Some rebelled against the norm; but others were completely brainwashed due to society telling them what they could or could not