The play undoubtedly showed that she was helpless in defending herself and is instead, safeguarded through the exposure of her situation. Susan Glaspell’s Trifles tells the audience that women should not be regarded as lesser individuals – less intelligent or less able. Further, that if women are being silenced and deprived, it will lead to revolution, revolt and revenge. Throughout the Trifles play, dominance of men is obvious. While women were recognized with modest voices compared to louder men.
Thesis statement Women characters in displays an important role and their significance they bring about in the play clearly shows the hidden power and the capabilities in them. They have great impacts throughout Homer’s book, ‘The Odyssey’. Objective The objective of the research is to determine if the women really depicted any importance/significance, impact or development throughout the play, how they did it and how they made their efforts a success. Research question Do female characters in ‘The Odyssey’ have any significance impacts or importance? And how have their roles gradually changed?
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.
Medea was a priestess which made her familiar with the concept of sacrifice. At the point of time when she killed her children, she was not a mother but solely a priestess. This portrays Euripedes’ belief that victims who are betrayed turn against their tormentor and everything related to their tormentor. Even though Medea wins over Jason by filling it with pain and sorrow, she does lose a lot. The phrase “Medea why lie down with death?” shows Medea’s desire to exchange her marriage bed with a death bed due to the intense pain she went through.
Shakespeare, like any other man in the 16th and 17th century, saw ambitious and dominant women as evil and even disturbing or disturbed. From Macbeth, we can see Shakespeare feels women should be challenged and punished because they are trying to change society. Nowadays these ambitious and dominant women are regarded as brave and respected because of their ambition, such as Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become Queen. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as mentally disturbed. At first, rather than putting all the blame on Macbeth she is proud of her involvement in the murder stating: “My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white.” Initially this villainizes her as she is in control rather than being an obedient wife going against Jacobean stereotypes
To do this, she calls upon unholy “spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts” to “unsex [her] here” (I.v.46-49). Lady Macbeth essentially calls the holy spirits to strip her of her womanly traits, breaking the gender role, so she may be able to continue through with her evil deeds, usually only committed by men.
She symbolizes evil in the sense that she is born through sin and therefore she represents the punishment that God inflicts on Hester's adulterous act. Pearl also symbolizes the guilt that her parents are experiencing. She defies the puritans' law by being cheerful when she is associating with nature instead of suffering. Another way in which pearl symbolizes punishment is the fact that she keeps pestering and bothering her mother. “‘Hold thy peace, dear little Pearl!’ whispered her mother.
Lady Macbeth is evil, she does things that no sane person would do. Nobody just tells their husband to kill their king because some old hags off the side said that he would be king, that's not how things work in the world. She is evil also because she said: “Come, you spirits that serve the thoughts of mortals: rid me of the natural tenderness of my sex and fill me from head to toe with the direst cruelty!” (I, v, 39-42) in order to have the right amount of “evil” to kill the king, another example is when she is setting up the murder with daggers for Macbeth to kill the king, she says before
3. Misogyny is prominent in Hesiod’s Works and Days which is exemplified by Hesiod's story of Pandora and the creation of women. In short, Pandora was the first woman created by Zeus as a punishment due to the fact that Prometheus tried to trick Zeus, “Pandora because all the gods who dwell on Olympos/ gave her as a gift- a scourge for toiling men” (82-83). Through this, Hesiod depicts women as vile manipulators. This could suggest that misogyny was prevalent during this specific time period and perhaps that women shared similar roles in society and in Greek mythology.
The first thing Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth is that she would have killed Duncan herself if he did not look so similar to her own dear father. She demonstrates her evil character flaws here and again on page 47 Act 2 Scene 2. On page 47 Lady Macbeth is angered with Macbeth for not leaving the daggers which he used to kill Duncan with the guards. Here, Lady Macbeth shows more of her responsibility in the murder of Duncan by taking the daggers from Macbeth. “Give me the daggers.
She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder. Fred Alford’s theory is exemplified in Lady Macbeth, because it was her lust for power that led to her evil doings. While Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of the world’s perspective of evil, she is driven to insanity by her guilty conscience. Thus, Lady Macbeth held a perspective of evil that was consistent with society’s