Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, for better or for worse had stuck by Macbeth. That being said she shares a much of the responsibility of Macbeth’s fall from grace. She pretty much is a catalyst to Macbeth’s actions, she pushed him to do things that he wouldn’t have. She pushes Macbeth to murder King Duncan by challenging Macbeth’s manhood; she also uses disturbing images of their unborn child to push Macbeth. “And dash'd the brains out” such a disturbing image that shakes Macbeth.
Instead, Sarah takes the role of the child's mother. Sarah ultimately becomes jealous of the pregnant Hagar and punishes her. Hagar is essentially used for Sarah's benefits and dedicates herself to her only to receive punishment in return, she is thrown away by Sarah just as Milkman uses her and then leaves her in the novel.
However, she also kept in mind the mother’s reaction when the father approved the divorce and her threats of setting fire to herself with kerosene. As a result, the situation validates that the parents’ divorce impacted the narrator’s life and resulted to change her perception on how to approach her mother. Furthermore, the narrator fears upon meeting her mother since the divorce was also the result of her traumatic realization; Which is the stealing of “Persian Carpet” alluded the mother’s extra-marital affair influence the thought that their family relationships could not be mended. The narrator’s emotions were overflowing when she met her mother that
Lindo is forced to live almost as a servant to her mother-in-law and husband, conforming to idealized roles of feminine submission and duty. Because An-mei’s mother is raped by her future husband, she must marry him to preserve her honor; whereas he, as a man, may marry any number of concubines without being judged harshly. Ying-ying’s nursemaid tells her that girls should never ask but only listen, thus conveying her society’s sexist standards for women and instilling in Ying-ying a tragic passivity.
Instead, she is delivered into a palace of a house and at night she meets her husband, Cupid. Cupid is ordered to make psyche fall in love with an ugly monster. Instead of following orders, Cupid falls in love with Psyche. Psyche’s sisters visit her, while being there they interrogate Psyche about her new husband, it doesn 't take long for them to figure out that Psyche has never actually seen him. For this her sisters think that since he has never let Psyche see him that he must be a horrible monster.
Second character discussion: Mama Elena (in comparison to Clara) • Introduce and give a brief summary of the book “Like Water for Chocolate • Esquivel depicts Mama Elena as being very dominate • Read quote: Mama Elena’s husband passes away in the beginning of the novel, the “enormous responsibility of running the ranch” passes on to Mama Elena (Esquivel 6) • In contrast to Clara, Mama Elena is seen as the adversary of the novel; she is very harsh • Similarities: Both have supernatural abilities; • Elena continues to criticize her youngest daughter Tina even after she dies. • Read Quote: In response to a mistake, Mama Elena scold Tita with “Listen to me, Tita. You are trying my patience. I won’t let you start acting crazy. This is the first and the last time for craziness!
The first journal article provides explanations about how the bullying is presented in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and how it affects the main character’s to the point she hurt herself to escape from the emotional pain she had to bear. The article shows that the physical and emotional bullying directed towards Elaine comes from the fact that she was different form her other friends, who mostly came from strongly dominant patriarchal families. She dressed and acted differently for her father gave her freedom to do and wear what she wanted. Thus, her supposed-to-be best friends forced her to change because they thought Elaine’s behaviour and appearance were not lady-like. The article explained how this act of phsychological bullying affected
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” the theme could be the questioning of the position of women within the institution of marriage, especially the subordination of women in marriage as the society then already held women in such tight social constructs. The narrator bound in this role of submissive is due to her husband and is her doctor gives him more power over to decide for her, having superior wisdom and maturity that leads him to misjudge, and even patronize, dominate his wife, all in the name of “helping” her. The narrator is reduced to acting like a cross, petulant child, unable to stand up for herself without seeming unreasonable or disloyal. Even if he loves towards her this power ultimately leads her to
In her novel “Beloved” author Toni Morrison explores femininity, breaking it down into motherhood and sexuality, and examines how trauma effects these concepts. Through her use of flashbacks and analysis of the woman Sethe becomes because of trauma, the reader understands the difficulty of her “Rough Choice.” Slavery was an equally devastating experience for both men and women, who were torn from their homeland, family and tradition, then forced to work. They performed grueling labor and were denied their most basic rights; all while being subjected to mental and physical degradation. Enslaved people were beaten without mercy, separated from loved ones, and, regardless of sex, treated as property in the eyes of the law. Despite these common factors, the
It is an attempt of historicisation of racial oppression as Jaine is granddaughter to a nanny raped by her white master and daughter to a mother raped by her teacher. But more than anything it is the story of a woman’s strife for identity and freedom against a patriarchal society and upbringing. During the course of novel, she marries three domineering men Logan Killicks, Jody Starks and Tea Cake with whom she experiences the roles of a domestic helper, a trophy wife and somehow an equal, respectively. And this intra-racial struggle between the two genders has ignited the attacks against novel from the critics who shared Hurston’s background. Nevertheless, hers is an apt description of Afro American society, based on
The Order Sale Vera Waterston or also known as Sá is a crossed breed daughter from her mother an Elemental and her father who is a noble. She is part of the uprising that is trying to stop the segregation and harsh treatment towards the Elementals, as is her mother until she is wounded in a riot. Growing up with Elementals as her family, Sá knows the truth about how the orderly actually treat them. Sá is now stuck between two hard choices of whether she should leave everyone she knows and cares about in the slums and go with her father, or stay and watch as everyone suffers under the power of the orderlies. *** “Sá,” her mother aspirated.
The Yellow Wallpaper is a feminist text, telling a story about women’s struggles against a male-centric society. It clarifies that her good meaning, but oppressive husband John who pushes the nameless character to madness in attempt to help her while also showing that the behavior protocols could have devastating effects on women during the time period. While this is condescending behavior to the readers, when the story came out this was accepted and quite normal. The tone, images, and metaphors in the story show a woman triumphing in the only way she can over the repressive patriarchy. The basic plot of the Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper revolves around a woman who is diagnosed with nervous hysteria when actually suffering from postpartum
Dr. Mosgrave pronounces Lady Audley mad simply as a result of Robert’s concern for their family name. He, however, sees her actions more as a “conspiracy” (Bronte), as the crimes were logically thought out, acting on desperation rather than insanity. Despite Lady Audley admitting that she is mad, it is easy to question whether this is only an attempt to excuse her of the crimes she has committed. Braddon criticizes the notion that insanity is the only explanation for women who do not accept the limitations placed on them by a repressive society. Instead of being detained for her crimes, Lady Audley is sent to a maison de santé in Belgium and left to die