Desdemona is a loving and faithful wife and is not trusted by her husband. Othello believes his friend Lago over Desdemona his own wife. Instead of treating her fairly and the way she deserved he argues with her and ridicules her. Desdemona is a perfect example of a wife and Othello will not believe her because she is just a woman. Othello is easily convinced his wife is cheating and feels humiliated and therefore feels it is justified for him to smother her.
According to the Webster Dictionary, the definition of adultery is, “voluntary sexual intercourse between a married man and someone other than his wife or between a married woman and someone other than her husband,” which happens to be what Elizabeth Proctor drove her husband to do. In The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, Elizabeth Proctor continues to show her deficiency as a good wife throughout the play. Elizabeth is to blame for the tragic outcome of the play because she was a cold wife, she led her husband to commit adultery, and Abigail Williams feared her. Throughout the play, Elizabeth Proctor is known for being a cold and an improper wife. On countless occasions, she makes rude remarks toward Abigail Williams like, “she’s a whore”
Anzaldua claims that hers expected a Mastiza to turn to church as a nun, to streets as prostitute or to home as a mother. In all these they are seen to be under male dominance because just as a nun is below a priest, a prostitute uses her body for male canal gratification and a wife serve and take care of the husband. In Kingston culture, a woman would either become a wife or a slave. The two started fighting this vice at their tender age by showing defiance to what was considered a woman’s “work”. Anzaldua would read and paint instead of ironing clothes for her sibling while Kingston would refuse to cook and when forced to clean she would break a dish or two.
In his writing, Nathaniel Hawthorne creates a new female-image, one that focuses on remaining a pure reputation. WHile Hester suffered from ridicule and shame from her neighbors, she presents feminist spirit in her conscious. Hester develops a strong spirit and mind. Wang notes that the feminism is carefully placed throughout the story. He analyzes Hester's refusal and determination when she is asked who the father of her baby is.
For example having sexual intercourse before being married versus being “a good soldier.” Also Beatrice is a unique woman because she seek to revolutionize the way that she is treated in the play. At the pinnacle of the story Claudio is striking (public shaming) Hero about various lies about her such as infidelity, violating chastity, and public shame. It is worthy to note that this is important in womanhood due to Hero's depressed behavior in the play. Losing these
Linda’s feeling of alienation initially begins when she is rescued by the savages and taken back to the reservation. As she begins living her life on the reservation, Linda realizes there is a major difference in the way she views relationships verses how the savages do. Huxley quotes Linda when she states “They said those men were their men” (page 126). She says this after being brutally beaten by women whose men had been sleeping with Linda. With Linda’s upbringing, this act of sleeping with multiple different men does not seem wrong to her, but the savages disagree and believe that her actions are immoral and she deserves to be punished.
Until the wave of feminism occurred in the 1970s, women’s societal roles were primarily that of caretakers of the home and mothers. Given the patriarchal society’s misogynistic views of women, any defiance from a woman was seen as rebellious. Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales creates characters that defy and uphold these diminishing views of women throughout various tales. In the first tale, “The Knight’s Tale,” Emily displays relatively positive feminine characteristics through her exhibition of courtly love. Her presentation of purity contrasts the medieval opinion of women as being deceitful, which is evident in future tales.
Curley’s wife was not the first, nor is she the last woman to experience objectification and isolation due to her anatomy. Steinbeck displayed the vicious cycle of sexism and how the demands of man conspire against morality of man. Curley’s wife was pretty and sought after by some, but seen as dirty and dangerous to others. Her appearance made her desirable but her resistance in submitting entirely deemed her unattractive or dangerous, just as many real women are
This story blocked out feminism, it detailed into a world where women couldn’t compare to men. Janie allowed her grandmother to drive her into a relationship in which her grandmother saw fit. Janie was lost when it came to men, she unknowingly went into the relationship with Logan Killicks. In which Logan was much older than Janie and felt like he deserved respect. Janie resisted the commands he tried to shove at her.
Sally and Esperanza were not originally friends. It took Esperanza’s desire for boys to seek out and befriend Sally. Sally is the typical girl whom all boys find desirable. She is described as “beautiful and cruel.” Sally is a really unique character because instead of dreaming the escape of the neighborhood she finds her safety and comfort through sex. However Sally’s father claims her to be “trouble.” Every time her father caught her looking at guys he would beat her.
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.