Linda, who is John’s elderly mother, was yearning to see the man who abandoned her and their child while Tomakin himself completely forgot or dismissed the existence of his family. When Linda first confronts Tomakin she enthusiastically expects him to somewhat remember him only to be tragically disappointed by the fact that she is completely unrecognizable to him; having changed due to age, Tomakin refers Linda as a “‘monstrous practical joke’” (Huxley 150). Ultimately, this is used to express how, in this society, women are seen as having no value after reaching an age of being elderly or after no longer holding physical beauty. While the definition of beauty differs depending on standards, the society of Brave New World holds physical beauty to be incredibly important much like many civilizations. Huxley uses this to criticize the ridiculousness in the standard of which people are held in society; both men and women are judged on their physical beauty and, in some instances, are labeled of their worth due to their appearance and its perception by society.
Like stated before, Hester believes she and her husband are in the poor financial situation because of her husband’s luck. “And is father not lucky?” “Very unlucky, I should say,” she said bitterly” (Lawrence 411). Hester making such a big deal about luck, makes Paul feel as if he has to be the lucky one in the family. Paul pushes himself over the edge trying to be lucky for his mother. He dies a tragic death because of his mother.
But looking at it she saw that it never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams. Just something she had grabbed up to drape her dreams over” (Hurston 72). Janie figures out that Joe is not the man she had married when the “image of Jody tumbled down” she begins to understand that Joe was not at all significant to her because he never cared for her and instead he was a bad influence. Janie figures out that he “never was the flesh and blood figure of her dreams” the life she desires of with Joe Starks, is an allusion and Janie’s dreams are once again crushed. Janie is deceived by Joe because he represents empty dreams for Janie, he was a “drape [for] her dreams” Joe took advantage of Janie and manipulates her to do excessive labour for him in the store and constantly silences her.
Warren’s Profession, Shaw argues for a push towards equality for men in women which can be directly be seen within Frank’s role in the piece through the use of hyperbole and analogy to display the unfairness in the time period. Since the beginning of the play, tension has developed between Frank and Mrs. Warren given the fact that Mrs. Warren does not believe that he can provide a quality life for Vivie given his lack of skill paired with the fact that he essentially lives off of the church because of his father. Frank expresses his disdain of Mrs. Warren to Vivie by comparing her to an “old wretch” (Shaw 1812). Frank simply is appalled by not only the type of pioneering woman Mrs. Warren is but also that that she has a job that creates income for her and Vivie to live sustainably. Shaw crafts these nasty words to display how many men felt during the time period of a woman who chose to go out and make a life for herself.
This story connects to the “Short & Happy life of Francis Macomber” because both wives are dissatisfied with their husband’s behaviors and cognitive abilities which results in their desire to slay them. Generally, despite any attempt their husband makes in order to mature or perfect life, the wives always seem to find some reason to not appreciate them. Furthermore, each wife had this feeling of indifference for life that always left them feeling undesired, trapped, and unfulfilled. For example, this indifference is shown by Margot Macomber when she kisses Mr. Wilson for being more masculine and brave than her husband. However, she begins to feel bad about her decisions once her husband begins to become brave when hunting the Buffalo.
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
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.
Her house was away from everything, everyone and even when her husband was home it was like she was still alone. Mrs. Hale knew that they didn’t have children and she knew how Mr. Wright was towards his wife, but she didn’t go visit due to the fact she knew how unhappy the home was. The women begin to understand why Mrs. Wright murdered her husband. On page 595, Mrs. Hale says “We live so close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things- it’s all just a different kind of the same thing”.
It is through this and other descriptions that Plath’s paints the speakers father and her own father as that emblem for masculine authority that the introduction to Sylvia Plath mentions. These comparisons and descriptions are negative and already paint the father and men in general in a bad light. She evens goes as far as comparing the man she married to her father, saying she has found him in his model. On multiple occasions, the speaker says she is through like in the following citation. “There’s a stake in your fat black heart/ And the villagers never liked you.
Like turning the pages of a book, our minds turn over new ideas that before may have seem incomprehensible, some ideas to remember, others to be revisited or obliviously ignored. Does reading really make us better people? To adequately answer this, one must pick up a book to fully understand the wisdom, peacefulness and companionship a good book boundlessly