Granny’s angered tone demonstrates how negative she felt about Richard being exposed to violent books due to her religious beliefs that disapprove of them. This dialogue demonstrates how Richard’s desire to continue the story ignited his violent protest against his grandmother who was trying discipline and protect him. In the dialogue, Richard states that he knew to stay quiet but he protested anyway this shows that his desire to keep reading pushed him to argue with Granny. After Granny finished yelling at Richard and claimed he was going to hell, Richard explained, “ I vowed that as soon as I was old enough I would buy all the novels there were and read them to feed that thirst for violence that was in me, for intrigue, for plotting, for secrecy, for bloody murders. So
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.
As a reader, the audience can tell if the men saw this evidence they would most likely not agree and would have a whole different perspective than the women. Either way you see it Mrs. Wright did strangle her own husband. So, the women decided to keep the evidence to themselves because even they knew the men wouldn 't be able to see it the way they do. The men would think their theory on Mrs. Wright is absurd and surely put her behind bars. It seems to be that gender roles and being loyal to your own sex is a key part to the play.
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
The narrator goes on to say “ I wish john would take me away from here… it is so hard talking with john about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so.” Women were not known to have have a voice in the 1800’s they had to do what the men said most of the time. She really has been trying to get away for her mental health, but John never lets her leave in fear that she was not well yet. John pitied his wife and whenever she told him something he would try to convince her that his way was right cause he is the doctor. John says “ why darling… our lease is up in three weeks, and I can’t see how to leave before.” When she tells John how she feels, he basically goes around the question since “ John knows best.” John has most definitely depressed her even more then she was at the
Gender inequality has been and occurring issues, that oppressed women in a world influenced by men. Women have been oppressed by men for a long time as stated, “It arose with the division of society into classes and the emergence of class society some 6,000 or so years ago.” (Sewell) As social classes formed along with it came sexism with the establishment of male norms resulting in the oppression of women. In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, there are many features that suggest women were seen as lesser than a man. Shakespeare displays characters that support the patriarchal environment set upon by men, an example would be Polonius. Polonius is a male character in the play that classifies women as unintelligent and hopeless at making their
Feminism- the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was aimed to be a feminist novel, however it wasn’t a feminist novel because of how Janie depended on her husband, and because of how Janie chose her husband 's. Due to those factors the novel turned out to be a regular novel instead of a feminist novel. Janie was so dependent on her husband’s that she couldn’t really take care of herself. For example in the book nanny forced her to marry Logan so she can have protection and after she left with Joe she couldn’t leave him because she didn’t have money or a place to stay. If it was a feminist novel the author Zora Neale Hurston would’ve had Janie make some money so she
Society during that time, believed that women weren’t intelligent enough to take on such roles. Women in the Merchant of Venice go against their gender roles. Men did not think that women could ever be as smart as they were, and did not listen or take advice from women that is why Portia had to dress up as a man just to get the men to listen to her and Antonio was saved just because of her intelligence. Here is revealed the idea of love that women can do everything to see their husbands happy. Jessica also goes against the gender role of women, because she is making her own decision about her life.
A Marriage Without Love Marriage has lost its value. The Red Tent proves this by not only showing that marriage is just for women to have babies, but marriage is no longer sacred between people who love each other. Zilpah didn’t want to marry Jacob, but because her sisters married him she felt obligated to, leaving Zilpah and Jacobs marriage in shambles. Even when Jacob tried to show Zilpah extra attention, and he tried to love her, it still didn’t make her love him, because she didn’t love him in the first place, after she had her baby she just left it at that, and didn’t show Jacob any time of day. Every day in society are millions of people getting married for all the wrong reasons, whether it’s for money, citizenship, babies or lust.
He does not reveal what his problems are to his wife, showing he no longer wants Lady Macbeth involved. Lady Macbeth then gradually begins to bear the guilt "where our desire is got without content 'tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy". She says in a soliloquy, which Shakespeare uses to portray her deepest thoughts as she is afraid of killing more. Lady Macbeth feels that nothing was gained by killing Duncan because even though she and Macbeth got the crown, it wasn’t worth it because they can never be truly happy about it. She thinks death is better to have than living a life with questions of their future