Cinderella’s was very inhumane to her they basically treated her like an washed up old doormat. One day their prince was to have a ceremony to find a wife all the women got invited but Cinderella’s stepmother, the meanest on the face of the earth, deemed poor Cinderella not to attend saying “You Cinderella?” she said, “You’re all covered with dust and dirt, and you want to go to the festival?. You have neither clothes nor shoes, and yet you want to dance!”(“Cinderella”) Cinderella obviously wept, especially knowing that her
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
As shown in the story the key by Nnedi okorafor. She tell a story of a young girl named fwadaus who lost the house key of her uncle’s house .After losing the key fwadaus decided to burn her hand so as to attract sympathy from his uncle who mistreated her . The story says “this fateful day, she lost something not so little- she’d lost the key to the house and she was terrified of her uncle‘s wrath.” and the story continuously say. “Only two weeks ago, he had beaten fwadaus for spilling a pitcher of milk. She’d fallen and hit her head, knocking herself unconsciously for thirty seconds.
Plath’s poetry, looking particularly at her ‘Collected Poems’, illustrates the consequential disorientation and loss of identity caused by such patriarchal dominance, demonstrating sentiments of disgust as she is forced to adopt certain gender stereotypes in ‘Morning Song’ (1961). She treats female characteristics as manufactured in ‘The Applicant’ (1962), drawing upon the socially constructed role of the housewife, refusing to accept the popular contemporary notion that women are naturally inferior. Although such beliefs appear to lead Plath into a state of individual futility, her satirical approach to stereotypes as naïve social constructions suggests her more complex understanding of the human condition. This unique outlook upon her domestication allows Plath to establish an individual poetic perspective, ascertaining herself to later become an advocate for the second feminist movement. Plath’s description of 1960’s women as domesticized “living [dolls]” in ‘The Applicant’ iterates both her
After being captured to become handmaids, the women are relocated to the Red Centre, where they are supervised by the Aunts. These so-called “protectors” shame the women for their past lives and show disdain for anyone who dared to prevent a birth. “ How could they, said Aunt Lydia, oh how could they have done such a thing? Jezebels! Scorning God’s gifts!
When she gets her part of inheritance she totally forgets her father and orders her servants to treat Lear sternly: “Put on what weary negligence you please”. In order to get rid of her father she asks him to reduce the number of knights or leave the castle. It is her who first comes with this plan and
And then Carrie lets it takes over her mind, body and spirit. Carrie has misused her telekinesis at the prom and has destroyed every one even herself. Carrie's anger in Carrie is similar to Nor Elshrief's anger in Alzalem w Almazlom movie. Both of them suffer from oppression and as a result of their hidden anger, they decide to take revenge from those who spoil their life. On one hand, Carrie is oppressed by her mother who has strange religious views.
Juliet mourns the fact that she can't be with her lover and will now have to marry Paris. She becomes incredibly depressed and seeks Friar Lawrence´s help.¨O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris…chain me with roaring bears, or shut me nightly in a charnel house...¨(IV.I.76-80) This quote represents how naive and childish Juliet is being, for her tragic words will soon reflect her heartbreaking death in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Friar and Juliet come up with a devious plan to give consent to marry Paris Wednesday, then Juliet will drink a distilled liquid that will make her seem dead for forty-two hours. They will then send letters to Romeo so he is aware of their plan. The next day Lord and Lady Capulet, along with Paris find the lovely young bride Juliet ¨dead.¨ Later they laid her down to rest in the Capulet tomb.
For example, in act three scene four Hamlet and Gertrude are in her “closet.” During this scene Hamlet kills Polonius and speaks his mind and lets his mother know that she has offended his father. Also, in act three scene four in lines 19-21 Hamlet says “No, by the rood, not so. You are the Queen, your husband’s brother’s wife, And (would it were not so) you are my mother.” At this point Hamlet brings his mother’s actions to her attention. Hamlet even blames his mother for his father’s death, he insists that she killed him. Gertrude soon begins to realize all the bad thing that she has done.
Literature has always been a handy tool in exploring the gender relations and several differences. Humanist feminist criticism objects to the exclusion of women from these definitions because they tend towards an inaccurate account of the subjectivity of women rather than a historically reconstructed ideology. Today re-reading of literature assumes an important aspect of any critical project for it would help in the reconstitution of the idea of female subjectivity. Thus a more meaningful subject for literary writings focuses on the idea of psychic fragmentation of the weaker sex rather than on the theme of social oppression which assumes a secondary position. Psychotic rupture is perhaps the worst and most regressive aspect of female subjectivity.