Until she is a teenager, her mother is forced to dress and bathe her (Marquez 196). She rejects all advances made by the men of the town, not because she is not interested, but because she is unable to truly comprehend their interest in her, calling one man who is infatuated with her beauty a “simpleton” (Marquez 197). Pilar Ternera, quite unlike the other two women, is portrayed as powerful over her own sexuality. She serves as an object of early infatuation for both Colonel Aureliano and Jose Arcadio Buendia and goes on to be the mother of both of their children (Marquez 26-31). She even manages to defend herself when one of her sons attempts to assault her, not knowing that she is in fact his mother.
It is Pilate’s magical potion that ensures Ruth Milkman’s conception as his father Macon Dead no more shows any interest in Ruth. Moreover he grows up cared by Ruth and Pilate and by the sacrifices made by his sisters Magdalene and Corinthians. He is loved by his cousin Hagar but never considers her seriously. While the women around Milkman shower love on him, his father uses him as a product to increase his earning. His achievement and heroism come about because of the women in his life.
Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers that both pay the ultimate price for love. Mr. Capulet is the power hungry and selfish ruler of the Capulet Family. The highly ranked and socially respected Montague family keeps the Capulets from being the highest ranked family in Verona. The attitude of Mr. Capulet has Juliet, his daughter, scared to tell him anything, much less so about her marriage to Romeo, a Montague. Juliet’s relationship with her dad is slim to none and has Mr. Capulet guessing what she is like and he makes all decisions for her without even knowing what's going on in her life.
Extending upon Safie’s fathers lie, “He loathed the idea that his daughter should be united with a christian” (127). This characterizes Safie’s father as shrewd man who is only looking out for his own back. “Safie was always gay and happy” (121)… “Animated smiles of the charming Arabian” (123). Safie was always a happy and generous woman, but due to the commotion her father caused… ruined the reputation of the De Lacey family. She chose to run away from her father after all the havoc he caused escaping from prison, in search for Felix after she learnt his filthy intentions.
Like Holden, she also comes from a toxic family environment, keeping her kings in the back is a sign of possible sexual abuse from her alcoholic stepfather. Her ability to save Holden is recognized when he states metaphorically, “I don’t want you to get the idea she was a goddam icicle or something” (79). Going along with the motif of vision, Holden is unable to see that an icicle girl, who is still moving and not a frozen fish, is exactly what he needs. Nevertheless, his continued practice of never explaining himself is symbolized when he pretends he has a bullet in his guts and keeps his hand under his jacket “to keep the blood from dripping” (150). He wants to call Jane, but realizes he isn’t “much in the mood” for it (150).
Remember this too that the stronger rules; We must obey his orders, these or worse. (46-48) Antigone, Ismene’s sister, is the complete opposite and disobeyed her uncle’s laws because she knew that it would not only benefit her but it would benefit her society. Antigone indirectly removed her sister’s rose-colored glasses of innocence when she was publicly chastised by her uncle. Ismene came to her sister’s defense and realized how corrupt her uncle and the way he was making the society really was. “I am not yet born; provide me … birds and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me”(3.
In an early letter to Mina, Lucy laments, “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? ” Through her speech, her sexual desire exposed and that, is forbidden for a Victorian woman. She is not bounded by the Victorian value of marriage, but rather aspired to be independent of patriarchal male dominance. She is sexualized and her physical beauty captivates each of her
Although the Gods were partly at fault for his journey being long and difficult they never controlled Odysseus, therefore what happened to Odysseus was ultimately because of his own actions. Odysseus’ heroic journey was put to a screeching halt, when Goddess, Calypso seduced Odysseus and imprisoned him on her island because she was madly in love with him. The quote “...my wife Penelope is nothing like so tall or so beautiful as
She also had to learn to ignore that her family was taken away from her (Canton 13). Offred falls in love with Nick, who was the Commander’s helper. Living in this society as a Handmaid would not be a life many people would want. As a Handmaid, one must follow strict rules; their thoughts and actions would be almost completely controlled. Handmaids are forced to have sex with a man who does not see them as anything other than a “two-legged womb” (Atwood
All the Disney princess in the film had one flaw in order to any men that they wanted. The movie "Little Mermaid," her voice is taken away from Ursula if she could could get a man to fall in love with her with her without speaking she could get her voice back. Women can not get a man just because of their looks. Prince Eric didn't love her because of her looks he was trying to find the beautiful voice. Disney categorized people by social class.
She had two reasons to dislike the boy: firstly, she was annoyed that her husband could have such strong feelings for Ganymede, and secondly, that Ganymede was to take up the position that had once been held by her daughter, Hebe, the goddess of youth. However, Zeus ignored his wife and brought Ganymede, who was often riding on Aquila and always carrying the golden cup, along on his travels. Ganymede was very kind, and he begged Zeus to allow him to give the people
One obstacle is gender equality, the ranch is a “male-dominant” society where women are seen as untrustworthy. The fact that Curly’s wife is the bosses wife is the true cause of her alienation. However, the simple fact that she is a female separates her from interactions with others as seen when the men refer to her as having “the eye” (28). Here the men refer to everything they think women are – a distraction and temptation for men, instead of actual human beings. Candy is also oppressed in a social inequality as he is afraid that when he is too old to work, he will be thrown out of the “ash heap”, a victim of a society that discriminates against the disabled and has no value for age or experience.
I don’ like Curley.” (pg. 89 Steinbeck) With this Curley 's wife attempts to explain for the first time her unhappy marriage to Curley. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Cherry Valance 's relationship with Bob is portrayed similarly: Bob is always drinking and Cherry hates Bob 's personality and impulsive actions, but she seems too scared to break up with him because she might lose her status in the gang. In both books the characters need to obtain a certain status which prevents them from expressing their feeling towards each other and, as a result, they end up indulging superficial
Queen Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, the widow of Old Hamlet and the wife of Claudius, brother of her dead husband. Gertrude is ignorant and a woman who means no harm but because of her actions it contributes greatly to the terrible events that occur throughout the play. In this play there’s many conflicts, one of the first conflicts was when Gertrude married King Claudius two months after Old Hamlet’s death. Gertrude is ignorant because she’s not aware of anything happening. For example she’s not aware that King Hamlet’s murder was by his own brother Claudius, even though they were some hints out there to show that it was King Claudius who killed Old Hamlet.
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.