In his short story, “The Blue Hotel,” Stephen Crane illustrates the conspiracy of silence. A paranoid Swede, residing in Scully’s blue hotel, spends most of his time expressing his worry that someone will kill him, basing his judgment off of the stories he has heard about the “Wild” West. His mental miseries soon become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A card game with Scully’s son turns sour and sparks a fight, where the cowboy encourages the son to “‘kill [the Swede]! Kill him!” Eventually victorious, the Swede leaves the hotel and enters a bar, where a gambler murders him.
Randle is quite intimidating, so the young lady may have felt pressured and persuaded into the sex act. While he was in the ward during the movie he depicted some other characteristics of being mentally ill such as manipulativeness, callousness, hostility, irresponsibility, impulsivity, risk taking, impairments in empathy, and poor self-direction. Along with his statutory rape he has five assault
What About A Little Murder Right now in the world, there is a murder. A utterly perfect murder. Ralph Underhill bullied Doug when they went to school together, which now Doug is an adult he decides he wants payback of murder. He finds Ralph who is very sick and thinks to himself, should I kill him? He thought to himself all the punishment he deserves and then he just walked off.
Are these films love stories about men liberating women, or are they exercises in misogyny? The truth is, they are different films, made for different audiences, and when compared, the misogynistic contrast is evident between eras. The Taming Of The Shrew, filmed in 1967 by Franco Zeffirelli , depicts the extreme sexism of a classic William Shakespeare romance. Following the life of Katharina Minola, Zeffirelli’s film explores several themes, such as power, love, femininity, masculinity, dowry and relationships, all of which are prevalent in misogyny, when being displayed in the film. The plot generally stays true to the original text written by William Shakespeare in the 1590’s, and in this time the behaviours that are now considered misogynistic, were considered normal.
His ultimate choice is choosing between trusting Desdemona or Iago. Iago’s influence on Othello is so great that he is transformed into a man that no one recognizes. His jealousy is terrifying because of the noble way he originally held himself. Othello does not even recognize the man he becomes and refers to himself as “he that was Othello” (“Othello.” Shakespeare A-Z 471). Othello’s jealous spirit drives him to murder his wife; he cannot stop his obsession with the alleged affair until she is harmed (“Othello.” Shakespeare for Students 663).
She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother. However, at the same time, she also romanticizes about men and wants to be swept off her feet and get married, which according to Dr. Nielsen is normal. She explains, “A poorly fathered daughter is often unaware of her tendencies because they are all she knows. She is often too clingy, dependent and jealous” (Nielsen). Mate’s clinginess is revealed when she romanticizes about men and obsesses over them.
Not only did Blanche have “...a disastrous marriage with a homosexual,...”(Dace), she also let her sexual urges get the best of her. She was a school teacher who got let go for messing with a young male student. For some reason, Blanche is attracted to younger men. “...Now run along, now, quickly! It would be nice to keep you, but I 've got to be good--and keep my hands off children.”(89) Blanche noticed the paper boy who came because he was a young one.
Holden oppresses himself when the prostitute comes over by instead of having sex with her he tells her to leave and he will still pay for her fee, this proves that Holden pretends to be a sex maniac while oppressing his sexuality. Holden also states that with all of his girlfriends he could have “given them the time” but whenever they said stop, he would, thus sating his oppression and that he thinks that sex is morally wrong at his age. “I’ve had quite a few opportunities to lose my virginity and all, but I’ve never got around to it yet” (92). This shows that Holden oppresses himself form his sexuality. All in all the main characters of both stories at one time were sexually
Analysis Sally’s father is one of the most oppressive male characters in the book, and the situation implies that Sally is trying to escape her abusive home life through sexual experimentation with boys. Esperanza still thinks this sexual experience is glamorous, and she doesn’t connect Sally’s horrible father with Sally’s need to escape. Sally does inspire a feeling of protectiveness in Esperanza, as she tries to shelter Sally from pain and the outside world – but it turns out that this is the same sentiment that paradoxically and tragically leads her father to beat her. Summary Sally admits that her father hits her, but she says that he never hits her hard. She comes to school bruised and scarred and says that she fell, but everyone knows
Another explanation from Freud in terms of personality differences is that Mike had a fixation in the development of one of the five psychosexual stages namely the phallic stage which is the period beginning around age three where the pleasure of a child is focused on genitals and they unconsciously harbor sexual interest in their mother, sees their father as their rival and even wishes to kill him. On the other hand, Marty was viewed as successfully passing through all of the psychosexual stages with neither a fixation nor conflict. 2. As per the Big Five personality traits i.e. Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (OCEAN).
The men in his life have shown a high level of masculinity and have furthermore abused Yunior. He reflects upon this when he mentions his father, “he would pull our ears and smack us, and then we would have to kneel in the corner for a few hours.” (p.134) In many instances one would say that Yunior sees women as an object, only for his uses and desires. However, this is the only way he was taught to look at women. Yet, Yunior’s masculinity is perceived as the need to behave in same matter as his father and brother have towards women. Yunior would, “When my girl said, who was that?
Moreover, Honey has been misleading him by consuming birth control to avert pregnancy. Thus, Nick engages with Martha in sexual activity to prove his manhood, yet he is unable to perform. George eludes that this probably is not the first time Martha has been unfaithful stating: “And please keep your clothes on, too. There aren 't many more sickening sights in this world than you with a few drinks in you and your skirt up over your head. Or (your heads), I should say” (Who 's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
This all furthers Chbosky’s message that rape doesn’t always happen in a dark alley with a hooded figure like it does in the movies, that sometimes it can happen between people who appear to be in love. Other instances include when Charlie walked in on his sister and her boyfriend having sex, when he watches his friend hook up with numerous men, and when he remembers that he was molested by his aunt as a child. Each of these situations are explained in detail, not sensitizing any of them in the least. These instances have caused many people to deem the entire book as inappropriate and even borderline
Bathsheba and David soon conceived a second son, Solomon. The story doesn’t say if Bathsheba seduced David, then that would be a case of femme fatale, but for what I have read David is the one who fell in love with her at first sight and send for her. Not always women are the one to blame into mans misery, but man itself condemn themselves into a path of disgrace because they choose to sin. In this case scenario Bathsheba did not seduce David therefore David sinned as a choice of his own. But Bathsheba still gets blamed for David’s misery although she was just a women that did not intentionally try to get with David.
There are powerful uses of certain themes in this story, and many are relatable to anyone who reads it. A strong theme at play here is sexuality. When he calls Luce, an older phony Holden once went to school with, he begins to directly identify his own personal troubles with sex: “‘You know what the trouble with me is? I can never get really sexy - I mean really sexy - with a girl I don’t like a lot. If I don’t, I sort of lose my goddam desire for her and all…’” (Salinger 148) to which Luce responded with the suggestion that he be psychoanalyzed.