Consequently, her frustration is seen when she has an explosive outburst: “Think I like to live in that house alla time?” Such rhetorical questions imply that she is intelligent; being fully aware that the men will not answer but continues to taunt them, harnessing their guilt. Alternatively, it indicates her negative feelings towards the house since the emphasis on ‘that’ suggests the lack of love she possesses, and instead is resentful. Equivalently, she refers to it as a ‘house’, not a home. A house is a building with no emotional attachments to it, unlike a home.
Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch, and none of the ranch hands will talk with her, out of fear of dealing with Curley. Curley’s wife is unhappy with her marriage, talking to Lennie about her dream of acting saying, “If I'd went, I wouldn't be livin' like this, you bet" (Steinbeck 88). The other ranch hands are convinced that she’s looking for trouble, when she really just wants to talk. She expresses many times how she is not happy with Curley, since he controls seemingly her every move. In a different time period, much later than the 1930s, Curley’s wife would be able to pursue her acting career without the constant pressure of a man who controls her.
The consequences are known as teaching the handmaid’s a lesson. For example, Aunt Lydia explains, “Why did God allow such a terrible thing to happen?” and the handmaid 's reply, “To Teach her a lesson, to teach her a lesson,”(Atwood 72). Nevertheless, handmaid’s were convinced that what ever happened to them was for a lesson, the people controlling them embedded that into their heads. Handmaids used and abused, physically and emotionally.
To critical readers this is interesting because the narrator can see the social prejudices of race, but fails to see the social prejudices of gender. “Ain’t even funny” creates irony as her morbid undertone allows the reader to see her dangerous capabilities, creating tension as she jokes about a serious matter. This presents Curley’s wife as cruel, however, we can also sympathise with her. This is because we can see her loneliness and isolations highlighted in the fact this is the only human interaction she receives. Curley’s wife’s mentally fragile as she is consistently dehumanised by the idea no one wants her opinions or thoughts on anything because she is viewed as a possession rather than a person, like many in the
The author, Sophocles, explains that the role of women is complicated due to Creon’s hatred of women, Ismene’s role is rational and compliant, while her sister, Antigone’s role is one of bravery and defiance. Creon’s hatred towards women causes Antigone's bold action that leads to her death. Creon states, “Then go below, and if you must be loved, love them! No women will rule while I live” (Ant 596).
She refuses to follow the traditional norms and standards in which women are expected to be servile and passive, as Ibsen puts it; “she really wants to live the whole life of a man “.In the play Hedda Gabler, Hedda tries to go beyond the limits. Under the mask of Feminism, she is having masculine goals, she wants to be authoritative, govern the world and rule over people. But she never ever permits herself to be ruled by anyone nor even her husband. On Brack’s suggestion of her love for Tesman, she responds in the play as “Faugh–don’t use that sickening word!” (p. 27).
He resents his mother because she did not hesitate to remarry immediately following the passing of King Hamlet; in Hamlet’s eyes, she cannot live independently because she is a fragile, powerless woman as all women are. Hamlet says, after complaining about Gertrude’s hasty remarriage, “frailty, thy name is woman” (1.2 150). His judgment of his mother’s character led to his generalization of all women being frail and helpless. Hamlet extends this judgment to his evaluation of Ophelia’s character. He believes that because she is female, she must be deceitful and adulterous.
When all the ranchers went to town except for Crooks and Lennie she intervened and said “they left all the weak ones here” (77). This shows that, Curley’s wife feels excluded and because she is different from all ranchers, in terms of sexuality, she has no power and self-respect. On the other hand, a ranch is no place for women to live in. She 's terribly lonely and feels useless as there is nothing for her to do. She wants somebody to talk to and someone to share her stories with and everybody on the ranch refuses to listen or come near her.
The idea that woman should do the proposing is likewise very unconventional for the time period. Another fact is that Mina Murray is able to save Jonathan’s life. Jean Lorrah claims that “the weak woman who sees feminism only as a fad does not have the strength of the real “New Woman” to use sexual aggression as Mina does, to save the man she loves” (33). A woman’s place was at home she was considered as ignorant of intellectual opinion.
Bewitched “dispels the notion of the husband as all knowing and always right than to promote the image of the wife as fully equal and autonomous” (Keng, 3). The show is “about the growing power of women in both home and society at large in the 1960s. It’s a show about how men weren’t sure how to deal with that” (Keng 4). Keng also mentioned that Samantha can be seen as an oppressed housewife, but since she chooses to stop using her powers her ability to make that decision/choice is “the very essence of feminism” (4). The show has an “underlying message that the passive housewife in reality possesses an undeniable power, though society insists on concealing both that power and her right to harness it” (Keng 4).
As The Inquisitr shared recently, Kody Brown has been allegedly courting at least one more wife, and the other wives are livid about this news. The rumors are that there will be a spin-off show that doesn 't include Kody Brown but has the wives and kids in it instead. At this time, this has not been confirmed, but Sister Wives being renewed hasn 't either.
Someone once said, “A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.” The character known as Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men is portrayed in John Steinbeck’s writing as an antagonist. Multiple time throughout the book she is insulted by the men, who call her things such as a tramp, or a tart. As the story continues, there are many hidden indications that she could be seen as a much simpler, innocent presence, rather than an evil. When looked at more in depth, Curley’s Wife can be seen as a victimized character.
Broken Dreams Sexism is shown throughout the book because of the way men talk about Curley’s wife. A fact that is important is that Steinbeck was raised in a society where men were considered more powerful than women, which explains why Steinbeck didn't give a name for Curley's wife. Steinbeck puts her in the book as if saying she’s Curley’s possession in a way. Curley’s wife says it herself that when she finds one of the men alone they treat her good but when the men are all together they gang up against her. Curley’s wife flirtatious actions are caused by her loneliness and not being able to communicate with others.
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone
During the Great Depression, times were very tough in the United States for everyone. In “Of Mice and Men”, John Steinbeck illustrates the struggles of discrimination and the struggle of finding a job, in everyday life during the Great Depression through Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s wife. In this novel Lennie, a not so bright but hard worker faces the challenges of trying to find a job during the Great Depression along with a mental disability. George says to Lennie at the beginning of the story, “If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we won’t get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set.”