Have you ever been blinded by the emotions jealousy and greed? Jealousy and greed can confuse you and act as if they are love. In the book The Crucible, one of the main characters surrendered to the lust of her “love” and ended up being the reason for many innocent killings, even the one of her love. For this reason I strongly believe jealousy and greed had the biggest impact on the book. Though I can see how some readers may think vengeance had the biggest impact on this book, Abigail's jealousy of Elizabeth Proctor led her to tell lies and her greed of wanting John Proctor’s love all to herself, drove her to start the killings of innocent people.
He portrays them as evil and manipulative: having Nurse Ratched manipulate men by keeping a calm composure in order to make them trust her. In addition to that Vera Harding is painted as evil: insulting her husband with every chance she gets and being condescending towards his friends. Ken Kesey depicts strong women as rude, manipulative, and evil; and this, inadvertently, divulges his feelings towards them: distaste, hostility, and spitefulness. So given these points, gender stereotypes have long run through the veins of society and are still alive and well
In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women in an extremely negative light. The idea Fitzgerald gives off is that women are only good for their looks and their bodies and that they should just be a sex symbol rather than actually use their heads. He treats women like objects and the male characters in the novel use women, abuse women, and throw them aside. I believe that Daisy, Jordan and Myrtle are prime examples of women in The Great Gatsby being treated poorly. In this novel, Daisy is the most abused by male characters.
in Turnbull 197). After the novel failed to achieve the commercial success he so much desired he wrote: “Women do not like it. They do not like to be emotionally passive.” (ibid. 507) Fitzgerald consciously gives them secondary roles in the story, which keeps with the traditional view that women do not have a voice. Though these women have tremendous effects on men, which are often detrimental, they are portrayed as “mere complements” to the men(Mardsen).
His mother had a lot to do with his views about women and sex. It’s likely that he thought the world was full of abusive people, like his mother, so he found it essential to state his dominance therefore, supporting the dangerousness of world theory. His mother also could of given him the idea that woman only serve to meet sexual needs of men which is another and men’s sex drive is uncontrollable and exacerbated by women when she told him the stories of men at work. The last theory is entitlement or the idea that some individuals are superior and more deserving. With Ridgway being treated badly by his mother he might look at himself as deserving to hurt women because one hurt him.
It cannot be considered a real happy ending because Sir George Bellmour does not love her but she gets what she wants, that is him. This is also a message sent from the authors to make the readers realize that even though they may not like them, these people do obtain what they want in real life. The characters who do not get a happy ending at all are the real deceivers, the worst men of the novels: Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility and Sir George Bellmour from The female Quixote. Willoughby deceives Marianne because he seduces her even though he is already engaged, while Sir George tries to seduce Arabella using her interpretation of reality. At the end they do not obtain what they want and end up having an unhappy life.
To sum it up, he thinks that women are irrelevant figures when not only compared to men but also compared to society. He summaries a part of the basis of his reasoning on women in one statement: her art is false. They would rather live false lives then to admit to the truth. Women today avoid the truth at all times and when the truth is revealed, they become discontent. Woman’s “chief concern is appearance and beauty, (Nietzsche, 226).” A woman’s concern with the material causes them to be consumed with the superficial and distracts them from meaningful activity.
Women are described as temptress, servants to men, evil, simply a body, and more likely to sin. This idea can be seen in the quote, “…Women were equated with the body and men with the mind. This made women sexually dangerous to men. According to Augustin, women are more carnal than men and therefore more subject to temptation and sin” (Anderson and Young 182) It is almost as if they are saying the women have no control over their actions and must be controlled, which hands all the power over to the men. Women were expected to take care of their children, their house, and their husbands.
Emalia explains to Desdemona that there are certainly women who would be unfaithful to their husbands. Although she believes “it is their husbands’ faults” (86) as men become envious or hostile to their wife, women should also have “some revenge”
They are several examples of inequality between them with Jane describing how she felt belittled by him and was constantly being put down. When speaking to Rochester he also says that girls must worship the men- showing gender inequality. Also when Rochester tells Jane that he was going to ask Blanche to marry him, he did it only to get her jealous. He wanted to infuriate her so it could build up his self-esteem and do something for him and not for her, As you read Jane Eyre has a ton of gender inequality in it, it is a main theme in the novel and shouldn’t be over looked. It is shown when she is a young girl, when she is naïve and doesn’t understand that she is able to not follow the norm and do what she believes in.