How it happened was a woman named Helen was promised to become the bride to king Menelaus, forcefully, she became the Queen of Sparta. Years later, Troy went to Sparta for a peace treaty. However, once Paris and Helen met, marriage didn’t stop them from falling in love. Helen loved him so much that she left with Paris, to Troy. Provoking men to die, wives to be mournful, and children being raised without
Aphrodite was the most beautiful goddess to live. She is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation (Simon). The name Aphrodite means “born of the foam” (Wilkinson 38). She was beautiful in terms of looks, but her personality was rather damaged because she was said to be weak and was offended easily (Simon). Aphrodite was a promiscuous goddess, and had multiple affairs with many gods and mortals.
Sappho is envious of said man and states it does not matter who the man is with this women, any guy would be like the gods getting to be with her, hence the name of the poem. This poem appeals well to the senses of the reader as for it goes into a plethora of detail surrounding how this woman makes Sappho feel. For example she states “then all at
Penelope however is put under scrutiny by her own son Telemachus when he tells Odysseus about the suitors who have been seeking her hand in marriage (Cliffnotes, 2016). Telemachus plants the seed of doubt in Odysseus mind whether or not Penelope is a faithful women. Odysseus kills all the maids who he believed betrayed him by sleeping with the suitors, this is another example of how prevalent sexual infidelity is in the Odyssey (Homer, 1967:22.213). Odysseus once again shows signs of sexual infidelity when he sleeps with the goddess Circe in order for her to return his men back to their human form as she had turned them into pigs (Homer,
Also he felt unwanted by Diana. Since Diana treats Mr. Austen like this she must not feel the same way about him. The short story “The Chaser” is an example of how men get treated badly and unequally because they do so much for the women but the women doesn’t seem to care on what they do. In conclusion, the story the chaser shows feminist criticism because Mr. Austen felt like he needs to get a love potion for Diana. In this case, Diana has the full control in the relationship.
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.
On the other hand, women were paying attention to every single detail in the house, mostly focusing on the “smaller picture”. In the play it is also very stereotypical to see men mocking women since they have the last word and women's opinions are just "unimportant": "[After the women find the quilt and start discussing what happened] Sheriff: They wonder if she was going to quilt or just knot it! [The men laughed; the women look abashed]”. (1863) The stereotypes in this story are very important since they represent what women were in the era. They were often regarded as house workers, even seeming like the husband’s employee or servant.
Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
Social views of the female gender -although enlightened- still vary significantly across societies and cultures. These differences can be most clearly seen in surveys that report attitudes about gender roles. For example, the proportion of respondents in the World Values Survey that ‘‘agree’’ with the statement that ‘‘when jobs are scarce, men should have more right to a job than women’ ’varies widely across countries, ranging from 3.6% (in Iceland) to 99.6% (in
Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth is Macbeth´s wife. At the beginning of the play, she has a female traditional role, but when the plot starts to develop, she changes it. Thus, whenever it suits her she adapts a masculine role. She is shown as instigator in Macbeth´s downfall, inciting him to do the wrong things, and in some situations, she is thought to be a representation of evil. Lady Macbeth is very ambitious, and she “wants” to be a man, because men are supposed to be cruel.