She is shown as lonely and promiscuous in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. When looking at the way that she acts toward other characters, it is evident that Curley’s wife is often the root of many problems. She caused her husband to doubt his men and to isolate her. Due to her licentiousness and loneliness, Curley’s wife ultimately gets herself killed in the end of the book. Her death was a tragedy, but when paired with her personality, makes for an interesting plot for the story.
The villain in Kathryn Stockett’s work, The Help, is Miss Hilly Holbrook. What makes Miss Hilly a villain is that she is controlling and manipulative to everyone, she also does not like the idea of integration, and the last thing that makes Miss Hilly a villain is she is very rude to those around her. Miss Hilly Holbrook is villainous because she controls and manipulates not only her “friends” but also her help and strangers in order to get what she wants. In chapter twenty one Miss Hilly says, “I want that initiative in the newsletter before election time…or I'm calling upstairs, missy” (Stockett, 330). In this particular part of the book Miss Hilly is trying to get Skeeter to put her bathroom initiative in the monthly league newsletter by threatening to call the people in charge of the whole league organization and get her fired.
She constantly refers to Stanley as a Polack, and reprimands Stella because she chooses to “hang back with the brutes,” when she, in reality, has a lower economic status than either of them. Blanche’s classist comments and lies display her insecurity in losing her place in the hierarchy of classism. Angering Stanely by her racist and classist claims, Blanche begins to boil the rage that leads to her vicious
During the great depression not many people had it easy and Curley’s Wife was one of those people who didn’t have so easy especially because she was a woman and at the time they didn’t have many rights. Curley’s Wife is the most misunderstood character because of her background, her seemingly unloving husband, and troubling times during the great depression. To begin, Curley’s Wife has hard times and is misunderstood because she takes her emotions out on innocent people. One example of when Curley’s wife took her anger out on an innocent person is when she yelled at Crooks.
Creon throughout the whole play shows a discrimination toward women, in the end he ends up undergoing a terrible downfall. In the play, Antigone is the protagonist who most of the sexism is appointed toward. Creon shows a lot of feminism toward Antigone not only because of her criminal action but also that the fact that she is a female. Creon goes on to send Antigone to a cell deep in the middle of the woods because she went against his law. The fact that she was a female and went against a man’s power makes it seem worse than it actually has to be, all she did was pay her respect to her brother because no one would.
Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” uses Tessie as a symbol to convey an underlying message about how communities can have a negative impact when women speak up for what’s right. For instance, the text states that Tessie thought it was unfair and Mrs. Hutchinson agreed with Tessie and also thought it was unfair, “ ‘ It isn’t fair’ she said. A stone hit the side of her head…’It isn’t fair, it isn’t right’, Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” This piece of evidence reveals Tessie’s struggle to convince the crowd that this lottery is biased. The lottery was never fair to begin with and Tessie had to fight back against her community.
Furthermore, she wrongly placed her trust in the wrong people, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Her death was a cry for help because she felt lonely, abandoned, and depressed. Her actions were mainly based upon distress of love. Those two people were never there for her and Juliet takes responsibility for her decisions thereafter. Friar Lawrence, Capulet, and Juliet have made unwise choices and behaviors, leaving them at fault for the losses of the houses, Capulet and Montague.
Abigail is an example of someone who has antisocial personality disorder because she is a liar, lacks the knowledge of right from wrong, and has no empathy or sympathy of hurting others. Antisocial personality disorder is present in Abigail’s ways and actions because throughout the play she lies a great amount. In fact, it is a known that one of the symptoms in people having antisocial personality disorder is “persistent lying or deceit to exploit others” (Mayo Staff). Throughout most of the play Abigail makes statements and answers questions that people may believe at the time, but the readers know that most of what she is saying is a lie. To illustrate, in The Crucible Reverend Parris consults Abigail about why the Proctor’s had fired her, her answer was, “she hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave,” referring to Elizabeth Proctor (Miller, 1132).
Things like this upset people, mostly the men in particular. The men were upset because this showed that they were losing the dominance they had over the female society. In the story, the narrator, Nick Carraway meets Daisy and Jordan, two women who are greatly impacted by the effects of society. Fitzgerald uses the role of women to demonstrate the impact of society on women during this time.
The Deceitfulness of Women “Against Women” and “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights” are literary works with great acclaim. Many parallels may be drawn between the two. One parallel between “Against Women” and “The Thousand and One Arabian Nights” is the deceitfulness of women depicted in each. In “Against Women”, the women are certainly deceitful in their words. In fact, the author of the work Juvenal quotes that “it takes her some time to strip down to her face, removing the layers” (Fiero 152).
F. Scott Fitzgerald depicts the way the skewed morality of the 1920’s is shown by the reshaping of the American Dream. The American Dream is the idea that every citizen should have an equal chance to achieve success through hard work. This was shaped into a pleasure seeking society. This shift came about due to the post WWI women’s movement. The Great Gatsby shows the immorality of the upper class in the 1920’s with the dishonesty of Jordan Baker and infidelity and hypocrisy of Tom and Daisy Buchanan.