When he moves the cabbage, ‘the cabbage shred fell partly into the onions’. Griet desperately wants to put the cabbage back in place, which might not have been noticed by Catharina or Griet’s mother. However, Vermeer is ‘testing’ her, to see if she was going to do what he clearly thought she would. In conclusion, Vermeer is presented as more compatible with Griet than his wife. It is from the clear difference between the characters of Catharina and Vermeer– but also how much more similar Vermeer and Griet are.
She began at the Vermeer house, afraid to speak; Griet’s desire for kinship with Johannes, however, pressured her into altering a still life and ultimately gave her courage. “‘There needs to be some disorder in the scene, to contrast with her tranquility,”’ Griet says, to which Vermeer replies, ‘“I had not thought I would learn something from a maid,”’ (pgs. 135 - 136) Griet 's decision to rearrange the composition of the piece shows how her confidence has improved; she was able to be assertive and make the change, as well as to defend her decision when confronted by Vermeer. Johannes shows humbleness in his response to Griet; admitting he learned from her and he has some degree of respect for her artistic judgment. However, in using the word “maid” he emphasizes how the hierarchy still stands even though she has managed to prove herself to him.
Vermeer’s wife got furious when her young daughter told her about the pearl earrings that Griet gave back to the mother-in-law. She started asking Vermeer about everything, the relationship between him and the maid, and that she demanded to see the painting too. The wife got mad when she saw the painting of Griet wearing her pearl earrings and wanted to destroy it. Eventually, Vermeer protected the painting and the wife dismissed Griet from the house. Usually, Vermeer tends to protect his servant, Griet, however he is prepared to use Griet’s body and feelings, for money as Vermeer at that time had financial issues.
“Warming Her Pearls” is a poem about the love and intimacy being shared between a mistress and her maiden. The pearls are a representation of the mistress and the maiden’s attempt to show her mistress love and compassion. There seems to be a little sexual tension between the maid and the mistress that the maid takes care of every day. This poem is written in a way that confuses the reader, this represents the uncertainty inherent in homosexual relationships that must be kept secret. Carol Ann Duffy utilizes alliteration, oxymoron and word choices to show the sexual tension that takes place between the two women.
The voice of marginalized women belonging to the so-called inferior race rings persuasively in the novel, A Mercy. Lisa M. Logan is attentive to this aspect of the novel. She is keenly interested in examining this aspect of the novel. Logan's view is cited in the following extract: Morrison’s novel operates as an evocative object, bridging the historical facts of patriarchy with the emotional resonance of non-elite, marginalized women’s experiences. The stories of Florens, Lina, and Rebekka show that early America was especially dangerous, tenuous, and brutal for women and girls.
Providing their writings with various meanings of the noun “power” John Fowels’s “The Collector” and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” have fully succeeded in firmly establishing this notion. Whether psychological or prerogative power is exerted between two characters (male and female) the two literary works under discussion make the reader envision a world dominated by authority. The scope of the current essay is to explore the relationship between male and female characters in John Fowles’ “The Collector” and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” in relation to the notion of power and the manner in which it manifests itself throughout the two masterpieces. My research question: “How is the concept of power represented in John Fowles’s “The Collector” and William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”? will therefore constitute the starting point of a thorough analysis of the instances of gender power manifestation.
When her father became blind, the family suffered financial problems and had to send their daughter, “Griet”, to work as a servant for the painter Johannes Vermeer’s household. When she went to start her new work serving Vermeer’s family, she found out that he has six children with more to come and how Vermeer wife could not stand her from the moment she walked in. Moreover, his mother-in-law lives with them too and she manages his much-needed painting business to help the family stay stable and earn money. So basically, the movie shows how Vermeer managed a living on selling his paintings in
The Girl with a Pearl Earring is a tronie, a Dutch word that means the ‘head’ portrait that was not commissioned for specific people. The rich blues, warm and light yellows, the tinted pearl, the reds and browns make this painting come to life with his unique techniques. The broad-brushstrokes on the turban of the ‘Girl’ was made with blue known as ultramarine, a pigment the was rather expensive in this era; made with crushed lapis lazuli and imported from Afghanistan. Despite his finical difficulties of his lifetime he still managed to use this pigments in his pieces (Essential.) The Girl is organized in with the colors Vermeer had used, her turban, the nose, the infamous pearl earring, her garments, and the environment that the girl is painted in.
The present novel deals with the oppression of African-American women, not only by white people but also by black males. The women in this novel fight against all discriminations for their own survival and for the survival of their black community The women characters of the novel like Celie,Nettie,Shug are found to break out their shackles and make their voice heard by all. The description of the universal oppression of black women, crosses all the limitations of race, class, gender and the melancholy of their life reaches out women in general. The novel vigorously reflects consciousness of women’s world. It is a novel which can be read crossing all the cultural boundaries, as bell hooks praises “it is truly popular work-a book of people-a work that has many different meanings for many different readers.” (454) The color ‘purple’ teaches the world of women that they have endless potentiality not only to the black women but to all women who get ready to fight for their
Moreover, she managed to include a very part of herself in her books, for instance her worldview, supernatural themes but also personal experiences such as rape. She had an uncanny strength to share her brutal encounter of dark and violent part of life in case of support for her readers. That is the real purpose in women’s writing, to provide help and support for women, but also great encouragement. Many women, were extremely touched by how relatable her works are and they shared their admiration for her creation. There are a couple of strong, independent female characters pictured in “The Legend of Ice People”.