Triumph over Trifles The struggles of women have subsisted in countless pieces of literature. Stereotypically speaking, women are not always seen as strong leading characters. Often women are found confined in stories as they are in life. Literature frees women in a way that real life simply cannot. Female authors as well as characters gain that feeling of freedom, due to the less constricting binds of literary writing.
Shakespeare situates this moment directly after Juliet’s wedding night , linking the idea of development from childhood to adulthood. The audience can infer that she feels apoplectic and imprisoned by her father as she says ‘Proud can I never be of what I hate’. The revelation of Juliet’s attitude toward her father would have shocked an Elizabethan audience whereas in modern times we find it normal to disagree with our parents. Shakespeare uses foreshadowing technique in the lines ‘or if you do not, make the bridal bed, in that dim monument where Tybalt dies’ which adds dramatic tension to the story by building anticipation about what might happen next. The audience can see Juliet developing in maturity as this is the first time in the play that she disobeys her parents and makes her own
Even though Queen Elizabeth II has had the authority and power over the nation for a long time, she tried to change her mind when her position as a queen was threatened by the nation, who were upset with the royal family ignoring the death of princess Diana. While walking, Queen Mother Elizabeth kept emphasizing the nobility and dignity of Queen Elizabeth II. In her view, her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, is the greatest asset that the institution has. Since born as a member of loyal family cannot be learnable, I assume this scene and Queen Mother Elizabeth as an example of traits-based theory. Behavior based theory is regarded as learnable leadership style, unlike trait based theory.
Having a low self-esteem and self-confidence, didn’t stop the highly ambitious and gifted Sylvia Plath. However having these problems may have been what led her to have psychological problems. Plath today had all the characteristics of a feminist, and through her literary work she expressed the ideology of femininity that had been indoctrinated into the women of her time. This then led to a schizophrenic split within herself. Not only did she face internal problems, she also faced external problems, those having to do with her father.
Preeminence in all and each is yours; Yet grant some small acknowledgment of ours (Norton 209) Her position as a woman in a puritan colony, and her doubts of the male hierarchy, a judgmental god and her love of her husband and community created much conflict within herself and her poetry. Her inner conflicts are expressed in a letter written to her children before she passed. In the letter she explains the first conflicts she had about her beliefs. “But as I grew up to be about 14 or 15 I found my heart more carnall, and sitting loose from God, vanity and the follyes of youth take hold of me” (Norton 235). She would battle this ‘looseness’ from God for the rest of her life, but she always found herself going back to her religion.
However, his wife continue to write, stating that each time she does, she gets extremely tired. The narrator kept sleeping during the day and staying all night awake looking, smelling, hearing and touching the yellow wallpaper that once disturbed her, now fascinated her. Soon, the narrator begun to write smaller sentences and little pieces instead of the big chunks of writing that she did the first day she arrived at the house, further showing her descent to madness. At the end of the novel, she peels off the wallpaper, to release the woman that had been trapped behind those bars and realising her into society. This symbolizes her realization of being trapped for so long, and her desire now to free herself.
She spends her days waiting on a hero like Lancelot to come sweep her off her feet and return her to her kingdom. Its as if herself and other women in the story are not intelligent enough to think on their own and save themselves. Nonetheless, the mere fact that she is “in distress” and “kept away” seems to make her all the more
Although she is eventually unsuccessful in undoing Sundiata’s conquering of the empire she is able to stifle the growth of his power through her own authority. Sassouma’s influence is so great that the word of Sundiata’s exile spreads to other kingdoms and they are refused admittance to towns and other kingdoms. This is so because the dominance and control of Sassouma is so great that other kingdoms comply with her will out of fear of her wrath. Sassouma provides a great example of a strong and influential woman because she is able to get what she wants from others regardless of rigid patriarchal structures set by years of cultural standards of male domination. For the time being she is stronger than other male rulers, Sundiata, and even the Buffalo Woman,
From early on in the story, she has a great amount of influence on her husband. When Macbeth sent Lady Macbeth the letter detailing the interaction with the witches and their predictions, Lady Macbeth admits that Macbeth “wouldst be great,” as he is “not without ambition, but without/The illness should attend it” (1.5.17-19). She believes the witches and is excited her husband has an opportunity to become king. As a result, she advises Macbeth to put on an act so no one suspects their devious plan. She even insists that she take care of the matter, not Macbeth.
Harriet Martineau and her Influence on Victorian Society Harriet Martineau was the first female sociologist that made many contributions to the field, but were not acknowledged until after her death, and even today she is widely unknown (Bell, 1932). However, she was very well known for her writing, and was famous for it in her time. Her writing even influenced great minds like Edith Abbott, Herbert Spencer, William Sumner, and Lester Ward (Hill, 1993). However, it was not without its consequences. Miss Martineau had an ongoing struggle throughout her life with her feminine gender role and wanting to achieve roles normally occupied by men (Postlethwaite, 1989).