The aim of my research is to highlight the controversy in Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler being a feminist character. Although Ibsen is a renowned Feminist playwright, yet Hedda Gabler is deprived of the true feminist traits and has a number of negative aspects in her. My purpose of this research is to highlight Hedda Gabler as a dominant character ruling over others having no mother-like traits and feelings which make her a man-like character. I am doing this research to justify that Hedda is in no respect appropriate to play a mother like role in the play Hedda Gabler. In my research, I will reveal the hidden ideologies of the female character Hedda Gabbler and also from text I will prove that she has no feminist and mother-like traits.
Essay 2 There are countless reasons why a wife makes life so much easier. In the article, “Why I Want a Wife” by Judy Brady she expresses all the reasons why someone would want a wife. All the reasons Brady list is based off the expectations men set for women. Brady made a very effective article considering her stern tone and language. I will explain why I believe “Why I Want a Wife” is a good article due to her captivating title, stern tone, conversational language, the authority Brady has, and my personal opinion.
It is showing that women can be driven into monstrous act when they are abused. Euripides opens up with Medea having the knowledge that jason will remarry. She express her feeling of his betrayal of her by plotting revenge. She uses her kids as pawns in her plan. Euripides is delineating medea by making her exhibit emotions of love, passion, and vengeance.
Women and Men 's Portrayal in Carol Ann Duffy 's "The world 's wife" The world 's wife is a collection of poetry which is written by Carol Ann Duffy. She wants to show in her poems that men always want to disregard women through history. In her poems, Duffy tries to change women from an object to a subject that has many rights, such as freedom of speech, and not being restricted by men. In World 's wife, she is revising some famous Greek myths, and fairy tales. While she revises these myths, she tries to change the idea of the original story in order to show her points that she is against or with.
Charlotte Brontë published Jane Eyre under the pseudonym of a masculine name, Currer Bell. Jane Eyre’s views on how women should act was seen as an overthrow of social order. Comparing Brontë’s early work to Jane Eyre, it is in stark contrast to the rest of her works as Jane demands respect and equality ‘’ Do you think’, she demands of Rochester, ‘I am an automaton? – a machine without feelings ‘’ (Brontë, 416). The novel centres on the contrast between the strong figure of Jane to the animalistic qualities of Bertha Mason, who was Rochester’s first wife.
When presented with the chance to claim the crown, Lady Macbeth’s mind immediately turns to murder, her only concern being the morality of her counterpart, characterizing her as a dominant and manipulating woman. The way she is able to convince her husband to murder the king and his trusted friend speaks to her influence and, in turn, evokes the audience’s fear of powerful women, also known as women with opinions. Through this characterization, Shakespeare suggests that women, when corrupted by the power of thought and opinion, are a force to be feared. In parallel to Lady Macbeth, Goneril and Regan stand out in their ability to accomplish goals without the help of their husbands. However, not to be called a feminist play, their actions are portrayed as, at their
“Construction of a patriarchal ideology unable to deal with the threat of sexual differences as it is embodied in the images of the feminine as archaic mother and is seen as the castrated mother.” (Creed, 1993, p.22) Kristeva suggests that the notion of the castrated women is to ease mans fear of woman, who has the power to psychologically and physically castrate him. The archaic mother as the monstrous womb and the castrating mother can be used as a way of understanding the work of Mona Hatoum and AIne Phillips, both
In the beginning Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Lady Macbeth was a ruthless and masculine woman. She showed the audience that, mentally and emotionally, she was stronger than Macbeth. Although as the story started to continue the audience began to see that she was becoming mentally insane. Throughout the story there was also evidence of shakespeare showing the more masculinity you had the more cuel you became. Through Lady Macbeth’s change from ruthless and masculin to insane, Shakespeare illustrates the impact of murder.
Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, argues that women are instruments of the patriarchy, that women know this, and that women allow the system of oppression to live on. Her fictions ask, “What stories do women tell about themselves? What happens when their stories run counter to literary conventions or society’s expectations?” (Lecker 1). The Handmaid’s Tale is told through the protagonist, Offred, and allows readers to follow through her life as a handmaid while looking back on how life used to be prior to the societal changes. The novel is set in a dystopian future that illustrates the collapse of the US government, a new theocracy taking over, and how the theocracy has supposedly solved the problem of fertility with the creation
Shakespeare’s portrayal of Lady Macbeth is distant to the role that a Jacobean audience would be comfortable with women being in. In a time where “the repetition in a woman’s ear/would murder as it fell”; a woman readily savage and merciless caused a disturbance to their ideas of how a woman should behave. This makes Lady Macbeth one of the most striking villains in Shakespeare’s plays. Lady Macbeth’s entrance is her reaction to the letter sent by Macbeth in which he discloses the Witches’ prophecies. In this scene, Shakespeare’s use of diction presents Lady Macbeth as a calculative woman, who holds no qualms in manipulating her husband and chastising his character.