In the stories “The Lamp at Noon” and “The Painted Door” by Sinclair Ross, loneliness might seem the source to the tragic ending. Rather, determination for an ideal life caused the characters to take such drastic measures. In particular. Ellen and Ann both were determined to change their lives and tried to change how their husbands are. Both men in the story, Paul and John, tried to change their wives point of view of things so they could agree with the lifestyle the men like.
Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle. Daisy also says ”I'm glad it's a girl.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie suffers from hardship in two relationships before she can find her true love. Janie explains to her best friend, Pheoby, how she searches for love. Therefore Pheoby wants to hear the true story, rather than listening to the porch sitters. Throughout the book Janie experiences different types of love with three different men; Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Vergible "Tea Cake" Woods. At 16 Janie marries Logan Killicks.
Daisy is unhappy with her marriage to Tom, this leads her to have bursts of unsettlement. Daisy, it seems desires to be with Gatsby, even after he leaves for the war. This leads her to say the day of her wedding,“Daisy’s change’ her mine” (pg 76). Daisy says this after she has been quite drunk,by revealing her true feelings. She during this scene,is described by Jordan who states, “She groped around in a waste-basket she had on her bed and pulled out the string of pearls”(pg 76).
In the story “The Dead” we realize that Gabriel’s marriage is horrible because the author uses imagery by comparing his marriage to “a petticoat string dangled on the floor.” The concept of the story is time. Some things that Gabriel says to show the reader that the concept is time is he says things like: “She had had that romance”, “Yes, yes that would happen very soon”, “ In the time of her first girlish beauty, a strange friendly pity for her entered his soul.” All these quotes says that Gabriel is tired of thinking in the past and he hates it.
Despite the fact that the The Odyssey was written in the 8th century BCE, society can still learn from the erroneous ideals and expectations for men and women that it displays. The Odyssey explores distorted gender role themes that have since evolved into a better balanced society. Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, was left alone at home for twenty years while Odysseus traveled the world embarking on extravagant adventures. Although Odysseus was fending off monsters, Penelope showed her emotional struggle when she “sank down, holding the weapon on her knees, and drew her husband’s great bow out, and sobbed and bit her lip and let the salt tears flow” (Homer 1150).
Women’s roles in society of the modern era have the potential to greatly vary due to factors such as political beliefs, religious assertions, filial status, and much more; this was rarely the case in times of yore. In Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of Homer’s The Odyssey, a hero, Odysseus, journeys for twenty years. His crime was showing disrespect to the gods of Olympus, and his travels were the punishment for his insolence. After he has paid repentance for his wrongdoing, Odysseus is finally able to return to his home of Ithaca to see his wife, Penelope, and Telemachus, his son, once more.
Penelope and Odysseus’ mutual devotion throughout their twenty-year separation conveys that those who remain committed to one another will be glorified. Meanwhile, those who commit deceitful actions demonstrated by Odysseus’ ship crew and his maids reveal that those who choose to be unfaithful will be punished. Odysseus and Penelope’s strong love and fidelity to one another, even after Odysseus’ long absence, demonstrates that faithfulness will lead to being awarded. Penelope had many chances to remarry while her husband was gone and seemingly lost at sea. She, however, rejected many of the offers given to her by the suitors and remained devoted to her husband or at least, his husband’s memory.
The above quote comes from Atreus in Thyestes, a play written by Seneca. Atreus is the king of the Argos and the brother of Thyestes. Because Thyestes had an affair with Atreus’ wife and worried about Thyestes taking over the kingship, Atreus exiled Thyestes, but then decided such a punishment was not enough. Knowing Thyestes loves his child more than anything and knowing he could not resistant the begging from his child, Atreus lured Thyestes back and then cooked Thyestes’ child and fed them to Thyestes.
As Pearl and her mother leave, Dimmesdale tells Chillingworth that Hester is less miserable for scarlet letter. With full of suspicions, Chillingworth leaves the room and comes back while Dimmesdale is asleep. As he takes off Dimmesdale’s shirt, he expresses feeling of wonder, joy, and horror. Even though Chillingworth knows the truth of Dimmesdale, he does not reveal his feelings and continues questioning Dimmesdale. When Chillingworth is gone, Dimmesdale starts torturing himself with a whip and he fasts.
Book Twenty-Four of The Odyssey opens with an interesting scene between the ghosts of Achilles and Agamemnon, in which Agamemnon describes the death and the funeral of Achilles. In this encounter, in which Agamemnon relates the death as well as the funeral of Achilles, Agamemnon demonstrates the Achaeans’ value of honor and glory in death. Homer reveals this value through Agamemnon’s praise of Achilles death in battle as well as through the character’s disdain with his own murder at the hands of Aegisthus, which did not bring any glory to Agamemnon. Furthermore, this scene also demonstrates the importance of a proper funeral, as Agamemnon dwells on the games that Thetis held in honor of her son, Achilles, a privilege that Agamemnon did
Between water, floods, and sea travel, water can present itself in different functions and can be symbolic especially in the readings that we were required to read this past week. Throughout the texts, water was a major factor, but the two that I felt expressed water the most were in both the Bible (Genesis) and also the Odyssey. In both of these texts water, more specifically flooding for the Bible and sea travel in the Odyssey, represented different meaning and showcased itself through different images for the readers to grasp. Just between these two stories, it’s amazing how water can not only produce different forms throughout these stories, but after analyzing can also create different symbols and representations or interpretations.
A hero is defined as a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. When looking at the epic poem The Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus ,the protagonist in the poem shows outstanding achievements, courage and bravery . Odysseus travels through the 12 steps of heroism physically but still has self involved motives and does things for the glory of himself. Odysseus has embodied the definition of heroism through his actions and courage but not through his rationale.
Question 4 Most of the women in the Odyssey were seen to have a lot of power. The most obvious example would be Athena, the daughter of Zeus, and a powerful goddess in her own right. Throughout the story she provided divine assistance to Telemachus and Odysseus.