In the mid-nineteenth century, a girl named Ni-bo-wi-se-gwe (Oona) was born in pitch darkness in the middle of the day when the sun and moon crossed paths. The book Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker is the biography of Broker’s great-great-grandmother, Oona. It describes Oona’s life through what Broker has learned from her grandparents when they passed down the stories. In the book, one of the main themes is passing traditions on. I chose this theme because, in the book, passing traditions on is a major part of the characters’ culture.
How does Steinbeck create contrasting images of Curley’s wife in ‘Of mMice and mMen’? Intro: How could a character with no name be so deep and complex? The novella ‘Of mMice and mMen’ uses symbolism and hidden meanings to add depth to the characters, Curley’s wife being a prime example. The novella offers contradicting descriptions and presentations of Curley’s wife making us hate and disapprove of her while the next moment we feel guilty and mourn her.
This shows Lady Macbeth going through lengths just to become royalty and this shows she is ruthless because she is only thinking about herself. Besides, the idea of dashing out the brains of a child deliberately shows Lady Macbeth is willing to killing her own blood, which is cold because usually mothers have a stronger and more intimate bond with their babies. Therefore, Lady Macbeth is shown as a ruthless person, who is very controlling, however there is a shift in her character at the end of the play, she becomes weaker. In the beginning of the play Lady Macbeth manipulated Macbeth into doing things he didn’t want to do, by targeting is insecurities (his masculinity). But, now her persuasion no longer works on Macbeth, for example at banquet Macbeth was acting crazy and Lady Macbeth challenging his manhood by asking him if he were a man.
This is seen by her pinning down Beowulf before she attacks to show that she is committing a necessary evil and that she truly doesn't want to engage in killing. This kind characteristic is seen when Grendel's mother will “avenge her only son” as a sympathetic tone is used here to show the good side of Grendel ’s mom. Her actions were justified because her intentions was to simply avenge her son whom she deeply cared for. Diction is additionally used in words such as, “pounced” to show the fierce actions, demonstrating Grendel’s mom’s anger and at the same time her love for
Lady Macbeth was feeble and let her guilt drive her to the point of insanity and suicide, unlike her husband, who was determined to die fighting. As Macbeth fights Macduff in the final battle, he cowardly says he does not want to fight him because he already killed his family, “But get thee back; my soul is too much charged/With blood of thine already.”
The dramatization of Desdemona's and Emilia's murders challenge some of the most fundamental Assumption of Mary of Elizabethan society and of our own that outsiders should not interfere between husband and wife, and that an adulterous woman deserves death. She began by wishing for a humans 's adventurous existence "she wished / That heaven had made her such a man" and die, grieving, maw in the quandary of a woman Genus Emilia's failure to understand what Desdemona is saying here completes Desdemona's isolation. At this point, Desdemona alone grasps the gravitational force of the site, Emilia dismissing her anticipation of imminent death: "Come, come, you talk". Desdemona is killed not only by Othello and Iago but also by all those who see her humiliated and beatnik in public, and fail to intervene.
Grendel’s mother is seen as a vicious character in this story, which in medieval times most women tend to play the role of a witch, demon or sorcerer. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother played the role of a so called “Masculine Queen”. Even in the title it still seems sexist, claiming a woman cannot be powerful unless she acts masculine. According to Dorothy Porter Carr, “Grendel’s mother, is a hardier opponent than her son was, and she is certainly physically capable of carrying out her desired vengeance.” Grendel’s mother acts in a more masculine manner than the other women do; she poses some strong physical and magical powers, which in medieval times she is considered evil.
Although at first we are lead to believe she seeks vengeance the really seeks refuge. Kaede demands what she wants which often results in violence, Jiro, as the equivalent of Regan in the movie falls and puts his kingdom at stake for a woman. Kurogane often tries to reason with Jiro but Jiro’s ultimate downfall is Lady Kaede’s strength. Regan, instead of being a strong leader, lets her kingdom fall as she pursues a man.
When all the thane is grouping up together to fight against Macbeth, in the castle of Macbeth has something painfully happen to Macbeth is Lady Macbeth has passed away. Macbeth said “she should die here after. There would be a time for such a word.”(5.5.19). This proves how miserable Macbeth is that he has to hidden his feeling toward her the war was about to happen soon. This is showing what Macbeth has a payoff of his ambition when Lady Macbeth could not take it no more about her delusion of guilt.
The Devil in Her Eyes: Oppression, Allowable Femininity, and Good Versus Evil in Beowulf Beowulf, the lauded Anglo-Saxon epic poem of unknown authorship, contains deeply embedded themes of Good versus Evil, especially between the female characters. Queen Wealtheow and Grendel’s Mother have detailed descriptions based on their contrasting physical appearances, allowing the author to subject them to reduction to body. Both characters, while vastly different in actions and motivators, are strong, passionate women who attempt to protect their progeny at all cost. However, both fall victim to instrumentality as the author assigns honor to Queen Wealtheow’s actions, and forces Grendel’s Mother into a base and despicable role.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
Queen Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, the widow of Old Hamlet and the wife of Claudius, brother of her dead husband. Gertrude is ignorant and a woman who means no harm but because of her actions it contributes greatly to the terrible events that occur throughout the play. In this play there’s many conflicts, one of the first conflicts was when Gertrude married King Claudius two months after Old Hamlet’s death. Gertrude is ignorant because she’s not aware of anything happening. For example she’s not aware that King Hamlet’s murder was by his own brother Claudius, even though they were some hints out there to show that it was King Claudius who killed Old Hamlet.
The Downfall of Victor Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft, mother of Mary Shelley, believed that women should be treated as equals and said as much in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; therefore, it is hard to imagine how Mary Shelley, daughter of one of the leading feminists during the Romantic era, managed to write such a horrific novel that is devoid of any strong female leads. The theme of Frankenstein could actually stem from the fact that, even though men are the main characters, it is full of mistakes they make; therefore, it makes sense that In the story Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Victor 's loss of influential women in his life, ultimately leads to his downfall. Caroline Frankenstein’s death leads to the early loss of Victors
She demands that “direst cruelty” assemble her. She assembles everything that is evil inside her body in order to complete the evil deed of killing Duncan. If she is missing form the story, the murder of Duncan would not take place. This is because during multiple parts in the story, Macbeth possesses terrible uncertainty of whether it is right to take the life of such a great king in order to obtain the power of the throne. Despite Macbeth doubting whether or not he should follow through with the assassination of Duncan, he is always convinced by Lady Macbeth that killing Duncan is appropriate.