Free as a Weed In Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Ophelia is interpreted to be a weak women, who goes mad over her love for Hamlet. She was generally pictured as a young, beautiful, obedient, and pious girl; she was a girl terrified of her father, her brother, and of her lover (“Teker”). However, this interpretation is incorrect. Just as Emily Thorne said, “there are two sides to every story and there are two sides to every person, one that we reveal to the world and one that we keep hidden” (“Thorne”). Ophelia is a women who all her life has been told what to do by the men that she loves.
''Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction'' is a quote by Eric Fromm that can describe the character of Mathilde Loisel in ''The Necklace'' by Guy de Maupassant that focus on an unhappy woman who feels she is far above her simple lifestyle and wish for a more luxurious life, while the grandmother in ''A Good Man is Hard To Find'' by O'Connor Flannery, which focus on an old southern woman who look down upon everyone because of her past importance. Both story writing in a different place and time, however, both characters have the same struggle regarding greed and pride which lead to they downfall. The authors emphasis greatly on class, appearance and greed.
During Shakespeare’s time period, women were mostly considered babymakers and housekeepers. Women were thought to be ignorant and were only around to look pretty. Lady Macbeth, however, reversed these stereotypes becoming a strong and key character in Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is a very interestingly dynamic character who ruthlessly becomes queen of Scotland though her ambition and manipulation. Lady Macbeth is first introduced as an ambitious woman when she is reading Macbeth’s letter in act 1.5.
Literary Critique In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” written by Sharon Flake, I Felt the author expressed the scene very well by bringing the situation to life through the characters actions. In the story ”Who Am I Without Him” the main Character was bad because that is who she is, and she thought to herself if there is something wrong with being herself. The main character can’t tell if Raheem likes her because he is always shady in every scene especially in the last few. She hates the good girls because one of them stole Raheem away from her but the good girl moved away to another house. She is very jealous so anytime the good girl looks at him and he looks bad she gets jealous.
The author, Nora Ephron, starts and ends each section with the things that she does not like about being a woman. “Blind as a bat” and “I feel bad about my neck” are just two of the countless factors that she hates about growing up us a woman. On page 54, the chapter labeled “Parenting in Three Stages” starts. This was my favorite chapter because it can relate to any type of woman. Any woman that decides to have a child will be able to relate.
Blanche doesn’t think there’s anything more to her other than her sex appeal. In the last scene when Blanche is being taken away to the institution is when Stella and the audience feels sympathetic towards her the most. Throughout the play there are many times where the audience would think to themselves and feel sorry for Blanche. Later, Stella talks to Blanche about Mitch. She asks her if she wants to marry Mitch and her response is “Yes – I want Mitch… very badly!
As if public humiliation, and being a single mother, is not already enough, she has fellow women antagonizing her in multiple different ways. The townswomen, in the Scarlet Letter, to brainwashed except those who
Many are forced into sexual slavery, or raped and hurt because of their anatomy. As a general rule in the book the female characters are only valued for their beauty and looks, which is shown when Candide feels as if he has to settle with Cunegonde, the woman he had been chasing throughout his entire journey, after she becomes older and more haggard. The women are all underdeveloped as characters themselves with their stories mainly revolving around the mishaps that happen to them or, the men they have to serve because of their subservient status. One female character stood out the most as a woman who endured so much because of her gender and that was
In the story, “The Necklace”, Mme. Loisel has many flaws. In the story, I believe that her greatest flaw is her desire for everyone of a higher class to love her. This is proven when the author states, “She would have liked so much to please, to be envied, to be charming, to be sought after.” (pg. 2) This flaw eventually causes her downfall because when she finds out that the necklace is missing, she doesn’t tell her friend what happened, for fear of her friend not liking her anymore.
After the briskness of loving, loving stops. (225) In the first sentence, the narrator comically compares herself to a “shrimp” after sex and then goes on to say that she is “ruined.” This juxtaposition highlights the character’s habit of downplaying her own pain; which is common trope throughout the story representing how women must always say they are “fine” otherwise they are labeled overemotional. But this is the weakest attempt at lessening her suffering, implying that she is exhausted, “fill[ed] up with an overwhelming sadness,” and tired of hiding her true feelings. This passage comes from the few final paragraphs of the
Tart, Tramp, trouble, Bitch, are just some of the names given to Curley 's wife, who is never given a name in the entire book. But was she? Or was she just a lonely girl looking to have real conversations and to be noticed? In the article “I’m not a tart,” Meester, the actor who plays Curley’s wife on Broadway, has an interesting opinion to this girl without a name. She believes that “there is both a lack of reason to truly hate this woman, and the undeniable urge to do so.” I myself find Curley 's wife to be a bit misunderstood.
Eventually, she started dating a girl who couldn 't grasp that I was a feminine little beauty queen. She hated that I liked make up and that I wore dresses. She hated that I was a pageant girl, that I played with barbies, and how much I loved my mom. I cried myself to sleep from the loss of mommy love. If I cried too loud, she beat me.
They are always really rude to her and try and do everything they can to make Claire feel out of place. Claire does many things to try and fit in until she goes way to far and messes Massie 's clique up. This book really caught my attention because it is so accurate on the way that girls always try and belong to a clique.