The doctors that found her assumes a feminine role saying, “I think, but dare not speak (5.1.69).” Lady Macbeth’s power, at that point, had become so strong that male characters were acting in ways that were expected of women. Her power, along with her insanity, left the Doctor dumbfounded. Men expected women to think but not speak. This swap of roles starts the end of the play with the start of downfall of the Macbeths. As the start of the play, Lady Macbeth held most of the relationship power between the two of them and at the end left both of them in
The lack of the woman power is quite evident from various full spectrum incidents within the story. This story tries to properly From Dolorita 's failure to postpone her wedding to Donis 's sister 's abuse at the hands of her brother to Miguel and Pedro 's rapes of villagers -- all of these incidents effectively convey the statement that women were immensely oppressed at that time. The only character to overcome and transcend the power structure is Susan. But she is trapped in the hallucination of fantasy and grief. Therefore, she has to sacrifice her own sanity in order to overcome every type of obstacle in the male dominated society.
While Medea is set in a male-dominated society, there are still several inconstancies and gaps, which enrich the play and make it unconventional and uncomfortable for conservative audiences. The most obvious example is the fact that Medea kills her own children, a deeply unfeminine and unmotherly act, a complete rebellion on the society. A more subtle form of non-conformity is exemplified by Medea’s inconsistency when obliging to her husband and her king. Euripides’ use of contradiction and non-conformity within the play reveal that it is a story of empowerment to women. He subtly and obviously tells this story throughout the play, specifically using Medea’s actions and her relationships with other characters as platforms to get his message across.
The thought that men are strong and superior to women led the science field to disassociate mental disorders with men but completely attribute them with women. “Gender and Pathology In ‘The Yellow-Wallpaper’” by Juliann Fleenor the “female sickness” is what in those times was known as female hysteria. Which in today’s terms would have been some sort of depression or even stress-related illness, but nonetheless it was attributed as something that happened exclusively to women. In “The Yellow-Wallpaper” the protagonist’s husband is a physician that has her locked up in her house without being able to do anything, because the
And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did. She is not blameless, in what she did, but she deserves some sympathy because of how she was immobilized by all the duties thrown on her by her society. Medea voices how she has been suppressed in her society. She notes, “We women are the most unfortunate creatures” (L 231). Medea’s tone throughout her speech is proper, confident, and angry.
Kesey’s representation of women in this novel illustrate them in a poor light that makes it obvious that they don’t fit the ideal womanly persona. Nurse Ratched is the main antagonist who is a very cruel and manipulative nurse, in which all the characters seem to agree that she is out to get them. The other main female role is a hooker McMurphy knew before the hospital who plays a role of meeting the boys needs. In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s
Her defiance has become so evident that Mike, her own fiancé, acknowledges Brett’s tendencies, saying, “’Mark you. Brett 's had affairs with men before. She tells me everything’" (147-148). The fact that Brett ‘tells him everything’ proves that she does not care about her commitment to someone. Brett’s fluidity within her own identity and sexuality confuses the men in the book, who are in love with her and are unfamiliar with the concept of a free, independent woman.
At first, he seemed great: financially stable, well dressed, young, charming, and romantic. With time however, this outer appearance would give way to the more sinister and psychologically controlling personality, which she would come to hate more than Logan. For example Joe wants to limit her freedom and feeling of beauty by giving her a job, forcing her to put up her long hair, muting her, and insulting her. Joe claims, “Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chickens and cows. I god, they sho don’t think none theirselves”(174).
Ideas such as women working daily jobs or women in positions of power would have been completely laughed away when this story came out, which I believe goes to show just how far we have come as a society in breaking down those gender roles and norms. That being said, these gender expectations are what made the narrator ill in the first place. Over the course of The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator’s mental health is in a consistent downward spiral. At the start of the story, she already has an illness called “Nervous Prostration” which she has as a result of these extreme expectations put on her simply because she is a woman. This condition is then worsened considerably by what was considered to be a cure for her illness at the time.
The men would think that they are still stronger than the women when in actuality they are already equal. Women have been taking advantage of this opportunity to slowly gain power on men. The scene where the other ruler is trying to serve all of Matabagka’s wishes is a great allegory that the conflict between men and women before has now reversed today but Matabagka is not yet content with this. Besides having all of her requests granted, she still wants the power of Ipo-Ipo and Bagyo and when she got it, tragedy happened. Her mom died and her whole kingdom was in chaos.