In Ancient Greece, it was believed that for a soul to reach the Underworld, it had to be buried properly (67). Referring back to the play, Polynices was not buried. Moreover, it would lead to the outcome that his soul would vanish. Antigone would not grant her brother to not be buried properly, which leads to her breaking Creon’s decree and creating a major conflict between the both of them. Creon was not fond of Antigone doing this and sends her to be starved to death in a chamber.
In 1939, Reza Shah’s unveiling declaration sparked a worldwide debate as to what the veil actually symbolizes. Ever since the beginning of Islam, women throughout the Islamic world have had to adopt the hijab as part of their cultural and religious attire due to various interpretations of the Islamic dress code. In addition, the Koran emphasizes purity in the name of Islam by asking both men and women to be modest when it comes to the way they dress. Furthermore, in his efforts to modernize Iran, Reza Shah failed to satisfy the needs of his people, as he gave women no say in what they could and could not wear in public. This eventually resulted in the division of Iranian women, as there were those who favored the Islamic tradition, and those who supported the regime and its adoption of Western values.
Adultery was such a terrible sin to be committed in mid-seventeenth century, especially within the puritan community. Hester wanted to protect the father of her child because she knew that if everyone found out Dimmesdale was the other part taker in this crime then, they both would have been killed but Dimmesdale, being the minister, helped and saved her by letting her off easy, thus wearing the scarlet as her punishment. When she first realizes what the letter is capable of, she does not like it and is ashamed for herself. The townspeople would treat her very differently as well as talk rudely about her. In chapter twenty one, the narrator states, “Her face, so long familiar to the townspeople, showed the marble quietude which they were accustomed to behold there.
That was held first came to know that Agbala was only another name for a woman that also mean a man who had taken the title” Achebe 15. Okonkwo not only was verbally abusive to his wife, but was verbally abusive to his oldest child; Nwoye. Okonkwo mentally killed the woman, through his words and thoughts. He had power and reign, through his words and how he treated the
Jason’s new marriage with Glauce plummeted Medea into revengeful and passionate fury. She had given up everything to live with Jason after which he had cheated and tricked her. This makes the readers sympathize with Medea. Jason had spurned the privacy, purity, sanctity of their marriage sphere. In the process of wanting to gain honor, he had backstabbed Medea by demoting her from the status of a legal wife to that of a concubine.
Likewise, the protagonist of the novel Sethe kills her child and this murder does not become distant, each time it comes closer. In “Beloved” one can comprehend how difficult it is to be a slave woman at the hands of a slave-holder. This cannot be denied that the reasons behind Sethe’s murder of her own baby girl emerge due to the brutal sides of slavery. The violent act of Sethe has “…relation to slavery” (Kubitschek, 115). When “a cruel man called school-teacher becomes the master, the slaves attempt a group escapes” (Kubitschek, 116).
Pauline Breedlove, Pecola’s mother is also one of the people who made her feel that she is ugly. Pauline wanted a white child more because she thinks that being black is ugly. She encourages her husband’s behavior to be able to bring back her own role as a martyr. The father of Pecola, Cholly, felt like he was trapped in his marriage and has lost his interest in life. One day, Cholly went home and saw Pecola washing the dishes; he rapes her out of the feeling of hatred.
The Guttmacher Institute conducted a survey that showed approximately 41.6 million abortions took place as of 2003. If the mother’s life is in a lot danger termination of the pregnancy may be the only thing that can save her life. Also, in the case of rapes, the victims do not wish to keep the child as it may
Roald Dahl, the author of this short story, wants the reader to realize how one-sided a relationship can be. While Mary was fully faithful and loving to Patrick; the feelings were not mutual. The feeling of betrayal she felt was beyond imaginable and she ended up going to violence for the answer. She was afraid, angry, shocked, sorrowful, and full of hatred. There may not have been an officially stated reason that she killed him, but in my mind I believe she killed him out of the act of fright and love.
This documentary made me feel disgusted with humankind. A poor 20-year-old woman was taken away and automatically was displayed for The Hottentot Venus. What was I confused is how she was taken away? I probably missed it but I was confused.
The statement “you have to have a man with you” illustrates that women had no rights of their own. Without a man, women were limited in what they could do, which made life difficult for Farah and her mom. These restrictions needed to change in order to give women more personal freedoms, so they could become more independent. The Taliban policies were so restrictive, after their departure life became more tolerable for women. One of the freedoms they gained was the right to own land.
Lila Abu-Lughod thinks the idea of “saving” Muslim women and more specifically saving Muslim women from the veil is problematic in the sense that it puts Afghan women in a position where they are in need of saving from an outside source; that they can only be saved by the others. This is continued by detailing many women’s groups as well as Laura Bush during a radio speech she had given that continuously has an air of Western and European sources of having a superiority complex. As if Muslim women need to be save from brown men; “white men saving brown women from brown men” (784), she continues on by pointing out that this is really arrogant to take this position that puts a Western view of freedom, agency, and equality over what Muslim women
After that Rosemary turned into the widow in distress because V killed her husband and which caused her to be distraught because she really loved him. Mrs. Almond didn’t have a job and she didn’t have any
They show complete disregard in the feelings of the black folks who are forced into slavery, forced into selling their loved ones and their children. They are able, as Prince says, to “make their remarks upon us aloud, without regard to our grief” (11). These fears are exactly what Linda Brent feels when she becomes pregnant.
“Now piercèd is her virgin zone; she feels the foe within it. She hears a broken amorous groan, the panting lover 's fainting moan, just in the happy minute”(Jon W.). Women are raised in a battlefield; they are taught to rely on men to protect them because they cannot protect themselves. This is an insult to many women everywhere, and it is a problem with society. If women were portrayed and viewed more independent, we could change the world we live in.