She is not considered important enough to have her own name in the novel, and throughout the novel she is known as Curley’s wife (Mumford, 2013). Furthermore, unlike Lady Macbeth, Curley’s wife has no power over her husband instead she is scared of him. Curley’s wife is not respected by the men on the ranch and is considered to be someone who creates trouble. In contrast to this, Lady Macbeth is respected by men in her kingdom and no one tries to disrespect her. Since Curley’s wife does not get attention from anywhere, she tries to seek it from the only person who will listen to her and that is Lennie.
From the ballroom beneath, muffled and suffocating chords were drifting up on hot waves of air.” This comes from a conversation that Daisy and Tom have. It describes perfectly how their relationship goes. Their marriage is dysfunctional, yet they have grown too complacent in to do anything about it. They began to drift apart more and more, that is until Gatsby forced them to confront their marriage when he asked Daisy to say she never loved Tom.
Celia is a newcomer who desperately wants to be apart of Hilly’s club, but finds herself unwelcomed. Using her character allowed Stockett to show viewers that discrimination was not only between opposite races. During this time period difference was alienated and shunned. Those whom were unlike others or had different opinions were treated unfairly. Unlike the other Caucasian women in town, Celia wasn’t born in high society.
The list of grievances states the women are “civilly dead”, and have been treated like property. The argument here is that women are not property, but are actually people, who should have the rights afforded to any mentally capable adult human. At this time, this idea was not only a new, it was largely controversial. Women, were simply not seen a equals. They did not have representation politically, then had no virtually no voice.
This is opposite of social norms in the nineteenth century because a woman having sexual desires was not natural, and she must be coerced into sexual acts by a man. Chopin writes a story where Calixta’s sexual desire builds without her really noticing it because a women having sexual desires is natural. Calixta is described as “greatly occupied and [does] not notice the approaching storm” (154). Calixta puts her needs and wants to the side to take care of her husband and son, but now she needs to do something for herself. In the late-nineteenth-century, women were thought to be happy with whatever their man could give them, Calixta wants more.
Once the Prince is notified about this violation of the law he says, “And for that offense/Immediately we do exile him hence (3.2.196-197). Romeo’s hasty decisions during his outrage fall heavily on him. His life is destroyed because he decides to react to violence with violence, which is unusual for him. His outburst on Tybalt leads him to lose his love and happiness, Juliet forever as they never meet again. The happiness is sucked out from him, anybody who loves him, and the victims in this clash because everyone lost something.
He thought that human beings, as moral agents, should be capable of making rational choices. Women working as prostitutes often cannot act autonomously. They often enter this field because they are coerced, either financially or physically, they are left with no choice. Moreover, prostitutes cannot reject their clients’ request; this also implies that they are not autonomous. It suggests that prostitution cannot promote autonomy of women over their sexuality.
It is rare to see woman from this time to be portrayed this way because they were not thought of this way. “They shall think we are accomplished with that we lack” - Portia (3.4.) It was expected back then that only men had the capacity to handle such jobs as lawyers so Portia had no choice but to disguise herself as a man to become a lawyer. Society during that time, believed that women weren’t intelligent enough to take on such roles. Women in the Merchant of Venice go against their gender roles.
“Gwaine, I’ve been a total fool. I caught Caron arguing with Fleur in the corridor when I came home from Abertawe. She must be the reason Fleur’s gone.” " Well, in your defense, you’ve been exceptionally drunk and dispirited, which does not help a man think clearly.”
Society can change a person positively or negatively. In the novel Fahrenheit 51, by Ray Bradbury, Mildred is the wife of the main character Guy Montag. Society has made Mildred feel self-centered, robotic, and unfeeling. First, Mildred is self-centered.
Pan’s Labyrinth shows an interesting mix between the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and the imagination of a child that leaves viewers questioning if the imaginary world is actual part of the “real world.” Throughout these mixings of reality, observers are presented with female characters that come to show that the questioning of authority and reality seemingly results in a positive outcome. Ofelia and her mother Carmen are two opposite examples of this. Ofelia continuously disobeys those around her, and thus, she gets to live as the princess of the underworld at the end of the story. Carmen obeys all that Captain Vidal tells her, so by the end of the movie, she dies completing the captains ultimate dream of having a son.
Romeo and Juliet died at the end of Act 5 of the play. The death of the two lovers had several reasons and people that lead up to this moment. The people that were the most responsible for the the deaths are three members of Capulet family. With the father, mother, and nurse to Juliet all having an influence by being unsupportive, uncaring, and uptight, they are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths.
A society can change an individual’s point of view on a certain group of people or things. In the books, The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston is a pungent fiction novel that is about destiny and struggles of living as a Chinese female, and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a fiction novel about a poignant love story between a couple. These books clearly show that society and an individual are closely related. Society can change an individual’s destiny through a community. In The Woman Warrior, society relates to the Chinese traditions and some stereotypes about Chinese people’s behaviors, and the individuals are Kingston, her aunt and Brave Orchid.