The author establishes this issue well in the cases of Sophie Wender, Rosalind Morton, and Aunt Harriet. These individuals are undoubtedly the most developed emotionally, as well as the most assertive and genuine representations of present day women, shown throughout the novel.. Nevertheless their way of acting is considered “sinful” because they stray from the gendered norms, this is exceedingly present in Aunt Harriet. She is desperate to keep her child even though the baby is considered a deviation. Her attempts at tricking the inspector falls short as her own sister and her husband deny her pursuit and disdain her.
This reveals her submissive yet apathetic attitude in how she views her daughter. For this reason, she want her to be a “fool” because she appears to subscribe to the pre-existing belief that women serve little function in society. Furthermore, this reinforces the idea that despite she remains opposed gender inequality, she focuses On the contrary, Gertrude, the mother of Hamlet displays compassion towards her son. Despite appearing submissive in Claudius' wishes, she silently opposes him and agrees
.sure her own [looks were] all right” (988), wanted to become independent and do things that not every girl her age does, faces a male who wants her, but she does not want him, she begins to become afraid. The story shows that Connie was not prepared for Arnold Friend’s despite her actions beforehand. Connie is the opposite of her sister, June. June is a goodie-to-shoes while Connie wants to be her own person. Her mother always nags on Connie saying that she should be like June who follows the rules and is a good role model.
Throughout the book, Jaimito is controlling his wife's actions and constantly questioning her, which doesn’t cause him to seem like a great husband or even a kindhearted person. His actions seem to directly result in Dede being depressed and wanting a divorce. Another result of Jaimito’s behavior is that his wife’s sisters begin to disapprove of him and believe that Dede’s life would be better without him. Jaimito is definitely one of the more sinister characters in the novel, besides the murderous, perverted
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s faults made her dependent emotionally towards men, but independent when finding her own happy ending throughout the book. From The Odyssey, Calypso desperately tried to find love and make Odysseus stay, but her flaws of attachment and having a higher level of authority over Odysseus in their relationship kept her from achieving real love with someone. Although Janie and Calypso are opposites when it comes to love, they do have similarities. Their relationships always ended the same way, with Janie leaving her husbands and Calypso being deserted by her lovers. They both tried to to find love, with some difficulties for each women individually.
Then comes Antigone, the girl who thinks she has the right to act against the law. This poses a moral dilemma for Creon, as Antigone is his niece, the last of the descendants of Oedipus. However, Antigone makes the decision easier by explicitly taking pride in her actions and slighting his uncle. Her justification is merely that Creon’s law is not the mandate of her God, and that the burial of a family is more imperative than all else (500-523). When confronted by Creon with Polynices’ treacherous crime, she cannot put up any defense.
It becomes apparent in the very first Act that Abigail is not a trustworthy character. She is willing to throw blame at anyone to deflect the suspicion from herself, or even to gain something she wants. I suppose in some ways Abigail could be seen as a tragic character, but her manipulative nature sure makes it difficult to sympathize with her. She is willing to hang an innocent woman in her delusion that this will somehow result in John Proctor realizing his love for her. He has made it clear multiple times he has moved on and wishes to not see her but - of course - Abigail only persists.
During Myrtle and Tom’s argument, he breaks her nose for the sole purpose of sending her the message that as long as she continues to have an affair with him, her feminine power will not be tolerated by him. Myrtle is accustomed to living an underprivileged life where feminine power engulfs her, but Tom is too egotistical to allow Myrtle to speak with such authority to him. Similarly, Gatsby’s need for assurance from Daisy pressures her into revealing to Tom that she never loved him (Fitzgerald 132). Deep down, Daisy knows that she truly did love Tom once, but Gatsby’s assertiveness and persistence drives her over the edge to telling Tom that what the two of them shared meant nothing to her. Daisy’s attribute of being a pushover is revealed immensely because she refuses to stand up for herself.
It is imperative that one should not be controlled because of a desire to impress others. Apparent in the beginning stages of the short story, Connie despises her sister, June, for the glory she receives for being the reliable child. She hates her mother for liking her sister more than her,
She hardly known him and although she is foolish and easily persuaded I doubt her happiness as both their characters are of great difference. But of what choice do I have? Should I sacrifice Lydia's happiness or all my daughter's future. She will commit the same mistake I have committed in my love life. She is far too flirtatious as she is a genius in that for her own good and it will eventually lead to her ruin.
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister. After several attempts Ismene realized she is unable to change Antigone’s mind, so she says “ But no one must hear of this, you must tell no one!” Furthermore,
Janie stands up for what she believes in, and through these confrontations, she better understands herself. Janie reacts in different ways to people in her life trying to control her, and this can be seen with Grannie, Jody, and Tea Cake. Grannie forces her to marry Logan, but Janie stands up for herself when she decides to leave him after Grannie dies. Throughout the novel Janie is looking for love, and she
In a confrontation with Juliet, Capulet releases his fury at her disobedience and reluctance by saying, “Wife, we scarce thought us blest./ That God had lent us but this only child./ But now I see one is one too much./ And that we have a curse in having her./ Out on her, hilding/” (3.5. 181). Parents influence their children profoundly through both actions and words, so at times the responsibilities and their expectations of their children deny them of seeing the reality that kids should not be controlled to fulfill the parents’ wishes. Capulet should control his anger, instead of lashing out on Juliet, just because she refuses to do something he wants. The result of his anger towards Juliet causes her to drink the potion, because she would rather die than marry Paris.
Estelle who is caught up in her own looks, and killed the baby of her lover. Inez is the character that Garcin feels he must prove his heroism too. Inez is not interested in men though, so this causes Garcin to be trapped in a revolving door of proving himself to a lesbian. Garcin is later given a chance to leave, in spite of his heroism, he decides to stay because of the psychological entrapment he faces with proving his heroism to Inez. Garcin’s choice to stay entrapped is a foolish, and nonviable solution.