The Bulgar captain decides her fate for her by taking her as a prisoner of the war; he thought her “pretty as well as useful” (41). However, after he had run out of money and “had grown tired of [her] he sold [her] to Don Issachar” (41). Men who lived during the 18th century were clearly able to do as they please with women without a care for their feelings. Voltaire brings this issue up an abounding number of times in order to raise awareness to those living in his time period about the oppression of women. He attempts to make the public realize that the popular saying, “women are to be seen and not heard,” is not acceptable because women do have feelings and thoughts that get trapped in the 18th century
He also says she should marry a fool because no man will take a girl who sleeps around and that wise men know women like that ruin their lives. “I have heard of your paintings too” (line 141, act 3 scene 1) Hamlet uses painting the face with makeup as an analogy for women’s deceptiveness, comparing her to a face covered with makeup making it appear to be something it is not. Hamlet wants her to see that no man will fall in love with her with the way she was at that moment. By telling her to go to a nunnery he is saying maybe she will be better off because she won 't run the risk of bearing a child that has similar characteristics to those of Claudius, or just simply men in general. Before talking to Ophelia he first spoke with her
"I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from Nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that's the idea you can count me out.” Tom feels like a victim because "Mr. Nobody" referring to Gatsby, is having an affair with Daisy, even though he takes mistresses himself. A feminist point of view might interpret this as Tom being a hypocrite, because he shows Myrtle off in public, but resents Daisy from being with Gatsby. In the second chapter Tom ends up breaking Myrtle’s nose after she shouts “Daisy! Daisy!
What hurts Medea the most is that she ‘never did him wrong’ and that fact that Jason ‘[fell] in love with … royalty and power’ Despite everything Medea had done for Jason, he chose to turn his back on her, and go marry a royal princess. This causes Medea’s to feel a great deal of grief and sorrow, which then later pushes her to kill Creon and his daughter to reverse the feelings to make sure her husband also suffers for having done this to her. Even though Jason tries to win over Medea with vague promises for herself and the future for their children, Medea cannot accept that Jason has betrayed her and weeps as she says ‘I betrayed my own father, my own family to come here with you… and you have betrayed me…’ This indicates that Medea is experiencing both hatred and regret. She feels guilty because of the things she did to her own family and regrets choosing a disloyal man over her family. Medea sees herself as ‘foreign’ and powerless to stop Jason and therefore does whatever it takes to stop him and in her mind, justifies her
It turns out that Lady Macbeth let the stereotype overrule her conflict and allowed Macbeth to do the deed himself. She still involved herself in the plan, (in a not so innocent way) by distracting the other men with the king by getting them drunk. Lady Macbeth’s character depicts the significance as to how women deal with the conflict of gender role stereotypes in relationships everyday. The bible talks about how the husbands are supposed to "rule" their wives in the same way that kings ruled countries, wives are also supposed to submit to their husbands like the kingdom submits to the ruler. (Ephesians 5:22-33) If Lady Macbeth respected Macbeth’s decisions in not wanting to kill the King, then it would not have led to the guilt’s and consequences they both faced at the end of the story.
Daisy Fay Buchanan fell in love with Jay Gatsby during the war and after, she promised that she would wait for him, but ends up marrying Tom Buchanan and later having a daughter. Soon after marrying Tom, he begins to have affairs and cheat on his wife Daisy. The book portrays it almost as if cheating on a spouse is normal which implies that the men did not value the women as they valued
Billy is 30, but treats him as if he is 5. Billy’s mother is similar to other female characters in this book because she treats men as if they are inferior and feels as if she has control over his whole life. This is connected to gender stereotypes because it is the opposite to what was expected in society during that time. Another example of this is when Billy was caught sleeping with Cherry and the big Nurse uses Billy’s fear of his mom against him to make him scared. “‘What worries me, Billy’ she said--I could hear the change in her voice--’is how your poor mother is going to take this’ (Kesey 314).
Sekar asked, in a voice full of desperation.” (Rusmini 26) In addition, her mother would bring men of respectable wealth and social status into their house in the hope that Telaga would fall in love with one of them. However “from his look, Telaga knew what he wanted, this man who was so good at sweet-talking her mother. He would devour her body and then discard her. No way! She wouldn’t let him touch even a single strand of her hair.” (Rusmini 102) In defiance Telaga does not agree with how women are treated in the
The one who grabbed me by the arm, he wouldn’t let me go. He said I love you, Spanish girl, I love you, and pressed his sour mouth into mine” (100). This shows how mean girls can be but also how cruel boys can be, Sally left Esperanza all alone to be taken advantage of by the boy. If Sally had not left her alone, Esperanza most likely wouldn’t have been hurt by the boy. Esperanza being hurt by the boy isn’t all Sally’s fault because the boy hurt Esperanza but Sally set up the situation.
Not only this, but John is so controlling that he removes any control that she could have in the house stating that all she needs to do is lay in bed and not to think about anything thus making her imprisoned and feel useless; the protagonist is thanking him for doing this. “He is very careful and loving” she says. The protagonist is pressured yet again by society to be thankful for her controlling husband. Finally, at the very end of the story. John finds what his wife has done with the wallpaper, symbolically freeing her from the prison she was trapped in, the gender roles seems to switch.