Irene was the wife of emperor Leo IV, with the death of her husband she became co-leader with 10 year old son Constantine VI. Although the thought of a mother/son co-rule sounds peaceful and arming, after much frustration on Constantine’s part, left Irene banished from the courts by her own son. Although Irene does not quite directly help Karl onto the throne, she opens diplomatic relations with Karl, emperor of the west and is a key figure to the picture that makes up Charlemagne, also referring to global context understanding Irene also shows that Karl is not the only emperor with the desire of power and land. She also symbolizes a women escaping the stereotypes of men in power, as she rises through the men surrounding her. Irene reins alone as emperor for five years, an impressive reign as a women suppressed in society.
Sherlock although beloved would not be where he is in his field if it were not for Watson and his stories: “Watson is a much easier character to relate to than Holmes is. Although Watson is not anywhere as capable at solving mysteries as Holmes is, without Watson, Holmes would be nothing.” Watson created an following for Sherlock, allowing his own field of Consulting Detective to truly take off and gain credibility. Watson wrote of his adventures with Sherlock in a
Ethel Merman Ethel Merman was an actress and singer known for her many theatrical performances, especially her role as Rose in Gypsy. I reviewed a performance in which she sang Some People from Gypsy and had several duets with Fred Astaire. This was a quick and comedic performance, that was quite enjoyable to review. I believe that Ethel Merman was a true star shown in her volume, use of air, unique tone quality, posture, diction, and range that all strive towards the typical broadway bold and strong performance. Ethel Merman’s voice could be described as big, broad, and bright.
But the King of Bohemia actually admires her and was quoted as saying “What a woman -- of what a woman” after reading the letter. Mycroft also praised Adler’s brilliance in the tv-series saying: “You’ve been very thorough, I wish our law was half as good as you” when Irene explains all the possible outcomes if she doesn’t get what she
Strong, intimidating, loud, knowing what she wants, smoking, and opposing established patriarchal systems by all force, represented in the movie by her father. Over the course of the film, Ellie’s image as the New Woman begins decreasing when she has to be saved multiple times by Peter Warren. Ellie turns out be the opposite of how she is presented in the exposition. She is arrogant, forgetful, helpless, incapable of managing her finances until Peter takes charge of them. She would not have made it as far towards New York if it was not for Peter saving and protecting her.
While the entire focus of the story is on Georgiana's one physical flaw, it is Aylmer who seems to be irreparably flawed. An embodiment of the concept of "playing god" and a man obsessed with attaining divine perfection, he becomes unreasonably fixated on his wife's one apparent imperfection, going so far as unconsciously wanting to kill her just to dispose of it. Aylmer has been characterized by critics both as a representation of the higher nature of man, the spirit and the divine, and as a representation of ironic imperfection. Hawthorne's narrator, otherwise having a voice of his own, describes him in a strangely reverential manner:"Aylmer's slender figure, and pale, intellectual face, were no less apt a type of the spiritual element"
Reading this brings the idea that Asbury is mad at his mom, and somehow her mom’s presence bothers him a lot (4). Another important point in this story is the way that mothers are depicted, and how their interventions in their children’s lives have changed their children (1). According to Rod Dreher in his article “Mel isn 't the only sinner: Commentary: What an actor 's fiasco can teach us about bigotry” in which Dreher makes a comparison between two characters of O’Connor’s work, he argues, (2) O 'Connor gave us two very similar characters, Julian and Asbury, both of whom were pseudo-sophisticated layouts who proved their racial and cultural enlightenment by despising their simple-minded, conventionally prejudiced mothers. Both had harsh epiphanies in which they were forced to see that their self- righteousness, masquerading as moral superiority, not only blinded them to the goodness buried under their bigoted mothers ' messy humanity but also kept them from seeing themselves as they truly were: prideful sinners in need of mercy. (Dreher 2016)
In conclusion, Eva Smith is the most important character in the play ‘An Inspector Calls’ for all of the above reasons. Undeterred by the fact that she never speaks, or is even shown in the entire play, she is undoubtedly the main character. Priestley makes her put a spotlight on all the issues that he is so strongly opposed to. Eva brings out the lack of guilt of the upper class, and their refusal to accept responsibility for what they have undoubtedly caused. She is an example for the sociopolitical divide of the rich and poor – the upper and lower class.
The powers of Catherine Arrowsmith and Mirah are those of the executant, subdued to their instrument. Gwendolen achieves mastery briefly and circumscribed as an archer, safe in her Diana chastity, but she loses it immediately in marriage (Gillian and Levine 215). Furthermore, Eliot also discusses the importance power and the need of an occupation for a man. In fact, she presents two very different kind of men. Mr. Grandcourt and Daniel are juxtaposed throughout the narrative.
King uses these descriptions but challenges them with the female character of Annie Wilkes, even down to the description of lumpy and “…seemed to have no feminine curves at all…” (p.7). Annie is a recluse, living far away from town on a farm, where she spends her days “feeding the animals, cleaning the stalls…” (p.24). Dirty jobs that are usually associated with men’s work. She appears throughout the novel to not only have the strength: “it was a struggle getting you to the truck, but I’m a big woman…” (p.14), but the aggressiveness seen by Paul as “she stabled him with it half a dozen times” (p.242) and felt by Paul when “she rushed across the room at him, thick legs pumping…it was like to tread of Goliath striding into the Valley of Bones” and “brought her fist down on the bunched salt-dome that had been Paul Sheldon’s left knee” (p.69). King characterizes Annie as cunning, brutal and devious, with a paranoid and obsessive mind, who often has moments of mental health breakdowns and violent mood swings.