Hrothgar changed to essence of society with his leadership in place. “And the stars overhead were alive with the promise of Hrothgar’s vast power, his universal peace.”(44) Hrothgar accomplished this by finding favor with the people. He became rich with large numbers and provisions to accumulate a greater society. “New roads snaked out. New meadhalls gave tribute.
At home, however, she devotes love and curiosity to her family. In contrast to multiple other characters, the relationship between Ruth and her single mother is inspiring. She respects her mother who provides encouragements, such as, “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” Ruth expresses gratitude for this and seeks to apply her mother’s words. When bullies trouble Philip, Ruth can empathise with him. Thus, he appreciates her as a friend, despite unable to express his gratitude.
One must differentiate between the behaviors of both genders as they would manifest themselves on the island. For example, if Ruth were on the island, she would have behaved in the same way she did in The Silver Sword. She would have figured out a way to feed the other girls and shelter them from the harshness of the environment. As a matter of fact, Ruth signifies strength in how capable she is in enduring, proceeding on and continuing throughout exhausting circumstances. For instance, in The Silver Sword, Ruth, does not show any sign of weakness while pursuing Edek.
Hagar takes to heart this contract with God, because it is sealed with her own struggles in the wilderness of her life, both literally and metaphorically with her new born son. She declares: “I shall be the caretaker of this water, guard it and mother it for the sake of my child and for the sake of the children yet to be born” (Joseph 14). In an era of capitalism and environmental degradation in the name of development, can the modern Hagars stand upright guarding the covenantal gift of water, for generations to come is a query of concern and
Helga’s rage is rationalized by her conflicted identity, and as another literary critic puts it, "Through her love of color, Helga attempts to create a spectrum rather than an opposition, a palette that will unify her life rather than leave it divided" (Hostetler 35). She attempts to cement her identity by sympathizing with her African American side through activism, but she fails as she realizes she does not belong to either side; not white because she is empowering blacks and not black because she is supporting a system of white superiority. Thus, she remains divided, and she cannot help but feel repelled and
It can also be argued that in gaining knowledge both protagonists gain power, as this leads to them both having more authority. This can be discussed in relation to Helga’s reflection on her actions while she is unwell, and the
The Power of The Woman in Njal’s Saga Through the course of the worlds history, the roles that men and women play have been surely distinct. The role of the woman is surely a prominent theme in Njal’s Saga. Each character contributes to building the plot of this saga, but three themes develop that can help to better understand the role of the women in the medieval Icelandic society. The themes that will shape a better understanding will be; power, honor and revenge, and manipulation. The women in Njal’s Saga take advantage of all the power they are given.
She also could have been put in chains or raped, etc. She had to use wits, beauty and luck for everything to go right. 2. Judith is presented as a strong female figure, dressed modestly having completed or in the middle of completely her task. These images support what I know of Judith and the story.
Hannah may get ridiculed for lack of interest in relationships, but this keeps her grounded and focused on her work. She is not afraid to tell it how it is, and she doesn’t put up with any of Bernard’s crap. Hannah: Bernard. You did say Bernard, didn’t you? Bernard: I did.
The novel is an unforgettable take about a proud and courageous woman, Hagar, who is determined to leave the world Dependent on no one. Hagar does not want anyone to feel pity for her, mourn her or worry about her journey. Hagar accomplishes her goal, even though in the process she has to shatter her illusion and accept the harsh facts about life and reality. In the final scene, the reader obtains the message that Hagar has reached her independence when she holds the glass of water. As a results she can leave the world peacefully knowing that in the end she succeeded in freeing herself of any help.