During this time, when Othello spots Desdemona with Cassio, Othello takes it out on her, thinking that she didn’t really love him. Desdemona feels somewhat guilty after this. “Some critics respond to the issue of Desdemona's guilt by suggesting that Shakespeare deliberately makes Desdemona's character ambiguous in order to give Othello's jealousy a motive” (Smith). In every cheating relationship, there is jealousy and guilt. “From an interpersonal perspective, the prototypical cause of guilt would be the infliction of harm, loss, or distress on a relationship partner (Baumeister 3).
Women were wrongfully blamed for things that went wrong in their relationships. By showing unhappiness in their relationships, they would suggest that something was wrong with them because they couldn’t maintain a successful marriage. This shows the dominance of men in relationships and that women were subservient to them; men could do horrible things in marriage and still get away blameless as their wife would be the one deemed responsible for the problems in the marriage. A similar situation is explained in The Book of the City of Ladies, when de Pizan rhetorically asks “how many women are there, and you yourself know this, who because of
Sexism is obscenely visible in his very own, Hamlet. Sexsim is the prejudice or stereotyping, typically against women solely because of their gender. In Hamlet, Shakespeare shows absolute disregard for women when he uses Lord Hamlet as someone who blames women for his sanity, by making them seem weak, vulnerable, and submissive due to the time frame, and using women for certain topics or occurrences needed to keep the story going.. In Hamlet, Lord
I know not if’t be true/ Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind,/ Will do as if for surely” (1.3.376-381). Prejudicially, Iago expresses his jealousy as he accuses Othello of sleeping with his wife. His insecurities make him feel unmanly so he accepts the rumors to be true and uses it as motivation to empower his deceitful plans of ruining Othello's marriage. Lastly, Iago’s inadequacies are portrayed in the instances he attempts to hide his true identity from the other characters. When Othello questions Iago of his evil motives, he replies, “Demand me nothing; what you know, you know.
Because of these features, the author states that the men from everywhere heavily seek after her, which supports the idea that the feature of deceitfulness was appealing to the author. In “Against Women”, this feature is viewed as detestable. The Latin women are a shame to the author because of their deceitfulness. He believes that when a woman is deceitful or beguiling, she becomes unbearable or inhuman. In fact, he asserts that as a result of all the treatments women were using to deceive it was hard to tell whether the woman was “a human face , or an ulcer” (Fiero 162).
Dorothy also talks about wanting to speak her mind, but she’s scared that people would think she’s crazy and depressed. As stated in the article “Dorothy Parker”, “Her sharp wit, which often played off of sexual themes, belied the prevailing stereotype of women as humorless and prudish” (page 1, Dorothy Parker). In “Symptom Recital” she states, “I shudder at the thought of men… I’m due to fall in love again” (19-20). That statement is ironic because she’s saying that even though she hates herself and men, she will fall in love all over
In D. H Lawrence's passage “On The Scarlet Letter”, he downgrades Hester because he views her as a disgraceful person . The majority of the passage talks about how bad Hester is for sinning and she seduces men for her happiness. Lawrence uses keywords to make his idea about Hester clearer. He mocks her for her foolish actions. Lawrence uses repetition, mocking tone, and biblical allusion to critique Hester.
“Libyans and nomad kings detest me,” says Dido, “My own Tyrians are hostile… I lost my integrity.” (417-419). Her carelessness about labeling her fling with Aeneas as a marriage spiraled into her allies no longer trusting her. Had the queen kept a level head and not been so consumed with her affection for Aeneas, this would not have
This much can be concluded when Jonathan writes “I felt in my heart a wicked, burning desire that they would kiss me with those red lips” (42). In the lens of a feminist approach, in a patriarchal society, there are “good girls”, like Lucy and Mina, who are pure and useful to their husbands, and there are “bad girls” who are sexually explicit in nature and seen as impure as well as not the “marrying type”. In this case, due to their sexual nature, the brides would fall under the category of “bad girls”. However, a feminist approach would argue that both types of categories are patriarchal in that they objectify women instead of treating them as individuals. In other words, seen as though the bride’s should be considered more dangerous than anything due to the fact that they suck people’s blood and hold them hostage to weaken then.
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