This perfectly depicts the somewhat average working african american man. Other people push him aside for his differences and think that he is a lesser person because of something that he cannot control. All the other white men on the farm sleep in the bunkhouse in the ranch but crooks has a separate sleeping quarters that is located next to the animals pens. This is essentially stating that crooks is not looked at as a human and more like an animal. Effectively, this can be applied to how many white people in america look at african americans during this time when prejudice is just a part of the
Women now are much more intelligent, powerful, and of course beautiful. Compared to the 18th century where women were described as more like servants towards the husband, they could not say anything or do as they please just like in the story; even in marriage. In this time, women were below men, and this is because men have been given this power of supremacy over their wives once they became husband and wife. After reading this story for the first time, it was very clear right way that during that time women was portrayed as a prisoner to their husbands. However, this should be common knowledge that marriages in all different forms are not always about mutual feelings.
Using these words, the authors draw the line of distinction between the roles of “the saint” and “the whore” (200). Secondly, independent women in fairy tales were often associated with the concept of evil because they menaced the patriarchal order itself (203). No longer relying on men for emotional or economic support, these women were harder to control (203). However, back in the days when these tales were crafted, “most women had not been by tradition so fortunate as to enjoy the economic independence that would enable them to run their lives as wished” (203). As a result, their roles in society were entirely defined by their relationships with men (207).
This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness. Steinbeck’s characterization and setting expresses his belief that it is both social barriers and personal choice that causes the loneliness and isolation of the characters. Civil rights caused separation and isolation towards black people when Of Mice and Men took place. As Crooks mention himself “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I 'm black.
The House of Bernarda Alba is the representation of Lorca's powerful theatrical sense, this means that the play focuses less on the plot and more on the created atmostphere around it. The entire play is set in Bernarda's house, with her five daughters and help. The Alba family lives in a small village in Andalusia, a region of Spain. The major theme that surrounds the play is Patriarchy, which is ironic since the described house is a matriarch ran by Bernarda. Within the play we witness the gossiping of women, they are the only character that are given lines.
Fitzgerald first describes Myrtle as having a “thickish figure,” “faintly stout,” and explains that her face “contained no facet or gleam of beauty,” but her actions and personality make up for her lack of physical perfection (Fitzgerald 25). Mrs. Wilson does most things in a sultry manner, which suggests a lot about her character. Myrtle is the type of woman to lead on every male that she crosses paths with, that
Crooks is an African American farm worker that works with horses on the land. Being a colored person in this era was harsh, and the color of your skin automatically determined the amount of power you would have, so African Americans did not have power compared to everyone else in society. “Lennie watched her, his mouth half open. Crooks had retired into the terrible protective dignity of the negro.” (79;ch.4). Crooks was required to be reclusive because he was not wanted around.
As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative. They take advantage of their father’s old age and use their words to get gain for themselves. They do the exact opposite of what daughters are supposed to do during those times. “The representation of patriarchal misogyny is most obvious in the treatment of Goneril and Regan...Goneril’s and Regan’s treatment of their father...is seen...as a fundamental violation of human nature” (Bruce). God was most powerful, followed by men, who were followed by women.
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.
She always starts her conversation by asking “You guys seen Curley anywhere?”. The readers feel her irresponsibility immediately since the stereotype of a wife in that time is taking care of her husband. By repeating that question over and over, the readers feel like she doesn’t care about her husband. Therefore, their hatred automatically is poured on her head. Beyond that, there’s another interpretation of her action.