Therefore, Mary was just someone whose circumstances in life made her something which she is not : an insane woman Conflicts : Human vs. Human → Mary faces a conflict against her husband Patrick. When he tells her that she is leaving her Mary feels a bit of an insane episode because of the shock and horror at the news as the relationship is going steadily. In the text it states “......and she sat through it all,watching him with puzzled horror.” This is the scene where Patrick tells Mary he will be going away. She is experiencing a conflict that separates them apart as Patrick ends the relationship with “So there it is.” Mary's Life will never be the same after this again Human vs
Some of the themes in Not without my Daughter are betrayal, domestic violence, bravery and unconditional love. Sayed betrays Betty by lying to her about their stay in Iran. He hits her and keeps her from calling her family, which are clear signs of domestic violence. Betty is brave and tries to escape in spite of the danger of upsetting her husband. She is able to escape on her own but she refuses to leave Mathob behind because of the unconditional love she feels towards her daughter.
Introduction Chick-Lit novels have been criticized for their portrayal of anti-feminism in the recent past. Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones, one of the most popular chick lit nov-els, does not seem to be a perfect example of a feminist novel, she does not even want to be linked to being a feminist. Her close friend Sharon, “Shazzer”, though, is a representation of a feminist. Feminists are often presented as very loud, angry and man-hating women in the media and literature and it will be discussed if and in which way Shazzer’s character fulfills this stereotype of a feminist cliché. First, the terms feminism and post-feminism are going to be defined.
Pride and Prejudice also deviates from social conventions at that time because Austen writes Pride and Prejudice as a social satire and makes humor of the traditional roles of women. Compared to other novels with female characters at the time, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jane Austen’s female characters in Pride and Prejudice break the social norm for women and do not portray them as passive. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, is about five sisters whose mother is desperate to see them married off. The book deals with themes that include love, reputation, and class. However, Pride and Prejudice received much criticism for being a novel full of female characters that fit the social norms for women in the 19th century.
In the short story, Mrs. Mallard suddenly finds herself a widow and grief quickly erupts within her. Later in the story a mysterious sensation fills and enlightens her, she soon realizes that the feeling that overtook her was freedom. That all stops when she comes to see Mr. Mallard is alive and well, and Mrs. Mallard dies. Mrs. Mallard’s emotions of impotence, jubilation, and dread convey the message that women of 19th-century marriages were mistreated. Louise Mallard would devote her time to Brentley Mallard’s needs.
He took advantage of his father’s absence to pursue his relationship with Casandra and abused the Duke’s trust. The character who I have the most sympathy for in this play is Casandra. The Duke has scorned and ignored her, treating her, according to Casandra, as if she were a piece of furniture brought in to improve the look of the house. Casandra realizes that a relationship with Frederico would be an impossible love but she imagines this love as part of her thirst for vengeance on her husband who, by ignoring her, has denied her the status and dignity of a human being. The thought of revenge on a "birbaro marido" (1564) who has committed adultery after his marriage to her, entices her into believing that "los imposibles parecen / ficiles" (1566-67) (Everett W. Hesse 1997) .
Jason’s new marriage with Glauce plummeted Medea into revengeful and passionate fury. She had given up everything to live with Jason after which he had cheated and tricked her. This makes the readers sympathize with Medea. Jason had spurned the privacy, purity, sanctity of their marriage sphere. In the process of wanting to gain honor, he had backstabbed Medea by demoting her from the status of a legal wife to that of a concubine.
Nana is the mother of Mariam and the mistress of Jalil, a wealthy upper-class Afghani man. Nana was portrayed as the elder woman, who is unsatisfied with her life and resents men for their treatment of women. Through Nana’s banishment from Jalil’s house by Jalil’s wives after she was impregnated by him, Hosseini demonstrated that it was socially and culturally acceptable for men to have several wives but the blame will be put upon the woman if she was to have an affair. Jalil defends himself by accusing Nana of forcing it on him, which led to Nana stating that “Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman” (Hosseini 7). This statement is of significance because later on in the novel, various situations that is relatable to this statement occur.
Curley turns his wife’s death into a situation with himself as the center of attention: ‘...“I’ll kill the big son-of-a-b*tch myself. I’ll shoot ‘im in the guts”...’(95) His reaction is disrespectful towards his wife, as he immediately seeks revenge, perhaps with his pride at best interest, judging from his constant use of the personal pronoun ‘I’. This shows that Curley does not respect or value his wife as anything other than an asset to his social status. She is merely an object in his eyes. In summary, John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men explores how socially weak men disrespect women using multiple forms of dialogue with the characters either directly speaking to Curley’s wife, or speaking about her behind her back.
This caused Medea to be vengeful and go out on a rampage. Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)