In this essay, I will analyze Herodotus, Hesiod, and Daoism’s attitude towards women either as positive or negative contributors to history. These three great historians have used women in their writings for different purposes and to send different messages to their audience. Also, based on the events and examples that Herodotus, Hesiod, and Daoism give with their explanations, readers are going to realize whether they are against or for women. Women can play different roles in history because they might be a victim, nation’s builder, or even destroyer, so we are going to know women’s role in Herodotus, Hesiod, and Daoism’s period of time. Herodotus uses women in his narrative in order to show what is right with giving the example of fall of great Cyrus by Tomyris despite all his power and pride.
Throughout her memoir, The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston laments on the gender roles prevalent in both her own culture and the United States, as well as the disdain she feels for the ideology driving these beliefs and the difficulties she’s faced resulting from it. In “White Tigers,” Kingston displays this theme through the use of the epic hero quest and paralleling common staples of the genre in her own story, effectively demonstrating the importance of her own personal message, feminism and female empowerment, through this process. Specifically, Kingston utilizes elements such as the quest itself, the constant struggle and setbacks faced by the protagonist as they attempt to achieve their goal, and the characteristics possessed by the main hero of the tale, Fa Mu Lan, in order
In 1851, a recognized abolitionist, Sojourner Truth spoke to the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio that would be remembered for years following due to its startling bareness and authenticity. Truth spoke about the injustice and struggles she has gone through as not only a woman, but as a black woman. She used many anecdotes and religious references to convey and connect with her audience. In her speech, Ain’t I A Woman, Sojourner Truth utilizes rhetorical strategies, religious references, and forms of figurative language to connect with her audience effectively to assist in overcoming gender and race discrimination. Sojourner Truth effectively uses the art of the rhetoric to grasp her audience’s attention and convince them to join her stance
The movie, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, is a documentary about the history of the feminist movement throughout the end of the 1960s and 1970s. The film presents the standards of the time and how each group of feminists responded to the sexism they faced because of these standards. The film interviews the leading feminists of the time. It discusses the issues the women faced, like abortion rights, equal pay, and misogyny, when they were fighting for equality for women. The women interviewed were large feminist icons like, Betty Friedan and Muriel Fox.
Clinton’s words speak for themselves as they paint a picture of pain and struggle that women are going through in order to be equal, because every one in their life have a mother, sister, girlfriend or a friend who is a female and to hear all the harms that women of all kinds go through it makes you want to help in any way that you can. Clinton uses all the emotion to motivate her audience to take the topic serious and not just look at it as if it is a thing that can fix its
Lady Macbeth also rejects her motherhood, which no woman of that time would have done, showing that she’s not a normal caring, loving woman: ‘dashed the brains out,’ (1.7.58), saying that she’d rather kill her own baby then go against her word. The only thing that Macbeth aims to do is to please his wife and gain ‘co-equal love’, but Lady Macbeth might have realized that he thinks like this, so she plays with her power over him, she is the dominant one playing with her
“'Tis safer to be that which we destroy / Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy.” Lady Macbeth claims that its better to be the person who were murdered than to be the killer and be tortured by guilt. It was at that moment the queen has thoughts of suicide. Eventually the guilt completely consumes her and she is no longer to function properly. When she is brought to go see a doctor, she exclaims while sleepwalking : “The thane of Fife had a wife: where is she now? / What, will these hands ne'er be clean?--No more o' / that, my lord, no more o' that: you mar all /with /this starting.”(5.
There is a pivotal change in her entire attitude, from the moment she begins to question her moral ambiguity which takes place after she comes to terms with her own emotions which she can no longer push aside, ultimately leading to betrayal of herself. Previous to her first plotting of evil, Lady Macbeth is seen as a morally righteous and sane person who simply has a well off life with her husband. However, she turns completely opposite from the greed she acquires within herself wanting her husband to become king. A now selfish and greed hungry Lady Macbeth, plans and succeeds in the murder of Duncan, the first person in the way of Macbeth’s thrown. The act of taking someone’s life proves further all of her moral
The Power of The Woman in Njal’s Saga Through the course of the worlds history, the roles that men and women play have been surely distinct. The role of the woman is surely a prominent theme in Njal’s Saga. Each character contributes to building the plot of this saga, but three themes develop that can help to better understand the role of the women in the medieval Icelandic society. The themes that will shape a better understanding will be; power, honor and revenge, and manipulation. The women in Njal’s Saga take advantage of all the power they are given.
Florence Kelley uses pathos continuously throughout her speech. By choosing to include such a strong sense of pathos, she was able to promote an effective argument that was appropriate for her intended audience; the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The use of pathos, as seen in lines 18-19, “Tonight while we sleep, several thousand little girls will be working in textile mills, all the night through” constructs a sense of guilt, she