Throughout Ken Kesey 's novel, “One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest,” the use of manipulation is a recurring, the character that uses it the most if the Nurse Ratchet. She uses it to manipulate patients to keep an order in her ward; and also, because she 's a control maniac. This shows you one of the most powerful weapons that the humans have: manipulation and fear. In the 19th Century many of the people who didn 't "fit" the standards of normality according to the society, were sent to an evaluation to determine if they were mentally ill. Then in the hospital Nurse Ratched used the patient 's insecurities to attack them, therefore they felt ashamed and depressed with themselves. In part II of the book, we discover that most of the acutes were in the institution as volunteers, McMurphy yells at them, trying to figure it out why are they still there?
In the novel One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest the women are portrayed as the power figures and have the power to manipulate, or control the men in the ward, as shown by the one of the main character whom is Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched is a former army nurse who works in the ward. Ratched is a harsh female that can make men feel stupid and weak in able to gain control over them. She uses power with her strength and is very successful at getting people to do what she wants. She has desires to order men in the ward, and she wants complete power, so she control her patients and the staff to do fulfill her desires.
We don’t see much feminism around today in the society and many new novels. "Women are oppressed by patriarchy economically, politically, socially, and psychologically; patriarchal ideology is the primary means by which women are oppressed." (Welcome). Women are dominated in every aspect that you can think of. Patriarchal ideology is the primary use against the women.
Additionally, he focuses on the inferiority of women, who cannot openly exert their power. Most damningly, Steinbeck frequently considers that women are more easily susceptible to temptation, and cannot restrain themselves once tempted. These intentions of limiting women are subtle in his writing and project Steinbeck’s own bias against
However, in the end, Nick does exercise his dominance over her by calling an end to the relationship. The women in the novel are a unique group, because they do not fit into the traditional portrayal of innocent and pure figures, rather, they are depicted as a stark contrast to the norms and in no way represent the pure figures women were often perceived to be. However, they do still retain evidence of conforming to a patriarchal society, through Fitzgerald’s own desire to refrain from straying too far from societal ‘norms’, and also through a strong reliance on material needs, by the female characters. Psychologically, Daisy, Jordan, and Myrtle are obviously quite different from each
His controversial character Humbert asks for the audience’s “impartial sympathy” to be able to perceive helplessness of his actions. Similarly, this piece calls for the complete submission to the feelings of the little girl and potentially ignore the objective truth regarding the nature of her sister. Nabokov’s passage mainly describes Lolita’s physical features and their effects on Humbert. This passage takes a different route and mainly adheres to the inner effects resulting from the actions of the older sister. There are some implied metaphors, such as the sister having curly hair – generally characterized as very thick, stiff, and heavy – being analogous to her problematic and jumbled
ABSTRACT This paper is an analysis of the feministic aspectof Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Feminism is a crusade, which has some aim and dogmas, where a feminist seeks equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women. The storyhere provides feminists a rich ground in which one can explore the codes of sexual morality that the townspeople of Columbia reluctantly uphold. The portrayal of female characters in the novel shows their submissive nature and how often they have been exploited and forced to go against their free will just for the sake of false family honour and society. It also represents how patriarchy was constituted, constructed and re-invented in Latin American society in the 20th
Iago declares, “Sir, would she give you so much of her lips as of her tongue she oft bestows on me, you would have enough”(Shakespeare 1026). Iago is suggesting his wife is annoying and communicates too much. Desdemona, who is a respectable woman, defends Emilia by saying she is a gentle and a good woman. Iago says woman portray themselves to be something they are not in front of men. He thinks women act unflawed to the community and do not take their housework seriously and implies women are promiscuous in bed as well.
Because of her masculine style, it is implied that she has lost her femininity. Daisy Buchanan almost embodies values of new woman, too. She is very irresponsible and impartial. Her irresponsibility can be understood in her treatment of her daughter and also from her actions. However, it is clear that Daisy stucks between old and new values and she can not break out.
George and Martha are the perfect example of a couple that break the rules, and play a game of power, instead of following the social pattern of good behavior. In this game of power in which Martha is the leader, she manifests using an unusual behavior for a happy housewife, she shouts, orders and humiliates her husband, and constantly accuses him of knowing nothing. Is she acting according to the socially recognized role of a man, showing a certain lack of femininity? Is she changing her gender properties acting like a man? Is George actually the submissive husband he appears to be?