On the other hand, the depiction of Margaret Mitchell of her Southern Belle is a bit different from the classical Blanche. In Gone with the Wind, the portrayal of Scarlett O’Hara shows a more versatile Southern Belle that transforms and adapts to life in Atlanta and on the plantation. Scarlet is seen from the beginning as a pragmatic woman who fights for what she wants regardless of society’s rules. However, this feature turns her into a social outcast because she is permanently judged by society for her bold decisions (not wearing mourning clothes after her husband’s
Myrtle Wilson, Tom’s mistress, desires to be Tom’s wife. She said that her husband, Mr. Wilson, “wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoes” (34). Her dream was to marry Tom so she could be wealthy and live the life Daisy has. Myrtle thinks she is too good for her low-class life and husband. Mr. Wilson is a nice man though who truly cares about his wife enough to where he was willing to forgive her cheating once he found out.
Feminism: "The doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. "(Dictionary) The female characters in the Scarlet Letter demonstrate independent rights of women in the seventeenth century. In the Puritan Boston novel, two main characters embodied feminism. Hester Prynne symbolizes another aspect of women during her time by succeeding as a mother and gaining a good reputation after being scorned by society. Her little infant, Pearl, was a sign of hope and independence, responding to people seeing her as a symbol of sin.
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South - the pre-war South in which Blanche grew up. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself - to other characters and to the audience - as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism,
When it comes to women and love, Tom and George seem to go through things that are completely different, but really they are just the same. They both are married, love their wives, and somewhere along the way, both of their wives, stop loving them. The only difference in the situation where both of their wives stop loving them, is George didn’t cheat. Tom is married to Daisy, a beautiful young girl from Kentucky, she isn’t as fun-loving as she makes herself out to be, according to sparknotes.com. Tom and Daisy are not right for each other.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
To begin with,"Pyramus and Thisbe" and Romeo and Juliet both had a hard time being in love because their parents didn 't approve or like the fact that their children wanted to marry a certain person. In Romeo and Juliet, both sides of the family didn 't want their child to marry outside the family. In the story of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo snuck out to talk to Juliet on her balcony. "They longed to marry, but their parents forbade"(947). The author expressing the parents didn 't approve of the person they want to married.
The emphasis of education is very prevalent in the novel. “Mama”, Mary Logan, is a representative of Taylor’s mother, Mary Logan was denied the chance of a complete education and it is she who insists on Cassie’s formal education. With an education, Cassie will have an opportunity to explore greater options in life where her only other alternative would be to get married. The female characters in the novel are role models for other black women. They advocate the need for an education – both formal and informal- as well as illustrate how important it is to allow children, namely girls, to become agents in their own right however through correct
The Pain of Loving You Everyone yearns to be accepted in life. One may slide right into their destined position, while another chooses to reconstruct their existing personality because they believe "they don't quite fit.” In "Desiree's Baby", a short story by Kate Chopin, a woman named Desiree takes her need of belonging to drastic measures. When Desiree, a young woman, finally finds peace through a marriage with a handsome plantation owner, her spirit is crushed when he rejects the fact that he ever fell in love with her. She transforms her husband’s decision into one that abetts her into taking her own life. Desiree has grown up with the pain of knowing she was abandoned by her birth parents.
For example, in King Lear, another one of Shakespeare’s plays, Lear asks all three of his daughters to state how much they love him, and as a result, the one who loves him the most will receive the largest piece of his kingdom. However, the fact of the matter is that Lear’s eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan did not love him as much as they proclaimed. Cordelia, the one who loved him most, said “I love you as a child should love her father, neither more nor less” Lear felt betrayed by his daughter, and later went on to disown his daughter (Shakespeare). Though the wife is never mentioned, it can be said that Lear asked about