She calls upon the supernatural to make her more ruthless and strip her of any feminine weaknesses as she believes would counter her evil intentions. Her having ‘motherly’ attributes is reinforced by when she says, “I have given suck, and know how tender tis to love a baby that milks me”. This tells the reader that she isn’t stone-cold heartless, yet she is asking to empty her of any last drops of kindness inside her and poison her with intent cruelty. This is her unstoppable and admirable ambition which went haywire and used for the wrong
Pandora is a wonderful illustration of how male power operates in the Greco-Roman myths. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mould her out of earth and water; Athena to make her look elegant and seductive with jewels; and Hermes to make her mind like a dog and her temper like a thief. The above has shown that women have descended from Pandora to harm mortal men. It can be concluded from the story that the women from Pandora are responsible and solely the reason for the pain and suffering on the
An Evil Wife in Macbeth The stereotype women are supposed to be nice, gentle and kind. In some other cases, some women are crueler than men. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare tells a story of Lady Macbeth, a ruthless wife who manipulates her husband to achieve her evil desires. Lady Macbeth is an evil woman because she is extremely ambitious, greedy and controlling which shows that her desires leads her to be a ruthless person. Lady Macbeth is extremely ambitious in terms of gaining power and advantages for her own life.
Since beauty is the source of Lady Audley’s agency, Alicia attempts to corrupt that beauty and, therefore, strip Lady Audley of some of her agency. After showing Robert and George Lady Audley’s portrait, Alicia believes that even though they have never seen Lady Audley look so sinister “that sometimes a painter is in a manner inspired, and is able to see, through normal expression of the face, another expression that is equally part of it, though not to be perceived by common eyes” (Braddon 66). The decision to show George and Robert the portrait was intentional and done so that Alicia could change any perception they had already or would develop about Lady Audley. It is in these moments where Lady Audley’s beauty falters that Robert is able to see through her façade. These falters in beauty result in Lady Audley being stripped of her agency and institutionalized.
In his play called The Trojan Women, about the Trojan war and to the women that would now become slaves. “Might is Fight” one soldier said to the once former princess when knowing that her son would be killed (BBC Ancient Greece The Greatest Show on Earth). In this play in shows the misery that war could bring to both sides no matter if one was the victor and the other that suffered the defeat. How war is just irrational and how hubris plays a part in all of this. In Aristotle Fear and Pity, “Fear and pity may be excited by means of spectacle; but they can also take their rise from the very structure of the action, which is the preferable method and the mark of a better dramatic poet” (Readings, p. 92).
The aim of my study is to fully comprehend the term “the gaze” by relating the issue to woman through out history and in modern day and age. I aim to determine how woman are represented in a stereotypical view and what constructed this idea to most people in society. The purpose of this essay is to comprehend different theories of the Gaze and how id directly links to how power is established in society by applying these theories. This study shows importance as it makes us aware of the theories and understandings regarding to how society can accept stereotypical views and what constructs stereotypical views in modern day. It is important to understand the background of what empowers civilisation, typically by ‘othering’ minorities.
In Mythology the power of beauty has always been for profound persuasion. The women in most myths are typically shown as trophies that warriors accommodate after battle. In the myth of the “Trojan War” Helena fell in love with the Trojan Prince Paris. Paris took Helena back to Troy which angered her husband at the time Agamemnon, thus began the gruesome war. In the painting Helen of Troy, Evelyn de Morgan uses the immaculate beauty of Helen to show that people can easily be distracted by beauty.
Feminism is one of the critical and theoretical studies that are reshaping literary studies. Many feminist theories have been developed in different places and different periods of time. Each of these theories and studies criticize the way that the economic, political or traditional systems deal with women’s rights. Some of the feminist perspectives protest against the distinction and discrimination against women in modern society (Johnson 57). In this paper I will concentrate on how some feminist theories approach objectification by reviewing many different definitions of objectification; second I will explain the wrong thing about objectification and then what is ok about to see if they all those feminist critics agree about the idea of objectification.
Dürrenmatt uses allusions to Greek mythology to characterize Claire Zachanassian and critique the abuse of power to ruthlessly obtain justice and seek vengeance. Dürrenmatt most directly compares Claire’s character and motivations to the Greek sorceress Medea throughout the play to illustrate the greatness of her power and its role in obtaining justice. Similarly to Claire, Medea spends the majority of her story manipulating the ex-husband who betrays her, while vengefully plotting to kill him using her powers. The most direct reference to Medea comes when the Teacher says “You are an injured, loving woman. You demand absolute justice.
Hannah kills herself for attention and blames other people for her sinful actions. I will prove why Hannah should be sentenced to the seventh circle, round two of hell. Hannah Baker should be sent to hell because she harms herself and does not ask God for forgiveness.