Abigail’s flaw of lustful goes along with the affair that her and john proctor had going on at one point. As Abigail and john are having their own conversation with no one around, Abigail says to john “I look for john proctor that took me from my sleep and put knowledge in my heart” (miller 25). As Abagail is telling john this and making a point that she still wants to be with him, it shows lust coming from her. Another example of
A tarnish yellow creature stands in fear as it lingers behind bars viewing the shadow of a male figure. However, the acts of oppression can enrage the creature to break free. Feminist writer, Susan Glaspell, in the short story, Trifles, asserts how women are oppressed by male dominance in their marriages in the 1916. Glaspell’s purpose is to promote awareness of how much isolation and an abusive relationship can influence a woman’s insanity towards men. She adopts a calm yet caution tone in order to express the effect men have on women.
Sometimes the things we do for others don’t always go as planned. That was the case for the innocent wife in “Birthday Party” by Katharine Brush, as what was thought to be a nice gesture by the wife, was viewed as a crime by her husband. This small event can be an indicator of a crumbling relationship, and through literary devices such as diction and shifts to portray this deeper meaning. The harsh adjectives used throughout this piece paint a story much darker than simple botched celebration. When the author writes “I saw him say something to her under his breath- some punishing thing, quick and curt, and unkind” By describing the husband’s words to be so abusive, it leads readers to infer that the integrity of this relationship is shaky,
Multiple harsh scenarios give a detailed outline on how Blanche can ruin a character 's self esteem without doing much harm to her own. Blanche buries her own personal flaws by attention seeking , flirtatious behavior, lying and drinking. “Blanches most fundamental regret as we see her in new orleans, is not that she happened to marry a homosexual… Blanche’s concern that, when made aware of her husband 's sexuality she brought on the boys suicide” (Berkman 252) When Blanche judges somebody else it take weight off her shoulders from her own life struggles. Allan killing himself was just another layer of filth that Blanche tends not to acknowledge. The act of Allan Grey killing himself after Blanche discover’s that he is a homesexual is what started the chain of events for Blanche to take on majority of her traits.
By saying she is frail, he insinuates that she is weak and morally obligated to follow and accept his advice over her own conscious. Their behavior also includes who they sleep with, which is nobody’s business in today’s day and age but back in the 1500s, women were looked down upon for having sex out of marriage and considered “whores’ (Picard 172). This describes how men had their grip on women even when it came to certain personal issues or acts. Another story where Shakespeare demonstrates male power is in The Taming of the Shrew. Cawley says, “Demonstrating that he views women as fundamentally inferior by noting that they are born to bear, Petruchio concludes their conversation with the assertion that he is born to tame and must have her as his wife” (Crawley).
In order for Christine’s argument against sexist males to be more powerful, she uses a rhetorical device called the topos of modesty, which means that she willingly appears more ignorant. This ignorance helps play out her existential crisis and makes it seem more real that she is starting to believe what men say about women. Christine tells Lady Reason that she feels as though being a woman in this time period is a waste of space if she was only placed here to make men miserable. Reason helps Christine decipher her own self-consciousness and sift through the negative thoughts of the anti-female writers by showing Christine that she, as well as all women, have a significant place in society. This is the first example of how Christine criticizes medieval European society.
Steinbeck doesn’t give Curley’s wife a name and this is important as it emphasises how she is seen as lesser in society as she is a woman. It reflects the inferiority of women in the 1930’s and makes her out to be an object of Curley’s. Her and Curley spend little time together and she ‘don’ like Curley’ so try’s to escape her loneliness by talking to the other men. The other men refer to her in a derogatory way calling her ‘tart’ and ‘jailbait’ because they are perhaps afraid of Curley as he has more authority and she is ‘his object’ and his ‘possession’ should be respected. This also shows the men don’t see her as an equal and she has no authority over them leaving her a very lonely
Kate Chopin meant that scene to reflect how men thought that women's actions that weren't within the norm were irrational, even though he could do the same action and nobody would question his sanity. His hypocrisy was another demonstration of the treatment of women at this time in history. Personally, I felt sympathy for Edma Pontellier because was married to such a sexist and hypocritical man, but with consideration to the time period it can be understood why Kate Chopin would write such a radical novel. In my opinion, the purpose of this scene, and novel as a whole, was not meant for future generation to look back and criticize the society but rather a plead for change within her
Antigone is put at a disposition at the beginning of the work as she is a woman trying to voice her opinion in a time where men were only heard. Some may attribute her lack of voicing to her arrogant attitude, possibly rightly so, developed from the sequence of events in the work. Antigone felt entitled to bury her brother; she felt entitled that her voice be heard. She went against Creon’s command and tried to bury her brother. Antigone scorns Creon at the beginning of the play during questioning by back-talking and arrogantly answering Creon.
They were forced to be silent by the white men so that the white men could keep their power. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines feminism as “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” Rye is undoubtedly a character who challenges the perceptions of women in society. This lack of language gives power to those that still have it but also makes it a very dangerous place for those with the ability to speak because many people in the community feel jealousy when they learn of the abilities that others still possess. Rye very much dislikes the current situation and the narrator reveals that her husband and children had died from this illness. When Rye is offered sex from Obsidian she