In In The Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez utilizes the power struggle between Trujillo, dictator of the Dominican Republic in 1994 and the Mirabal sisters, who try to overthrow the government, as a means to demonstrate the power struggle the people faced during this time period of Trujillo’s reign. Trujillo is a man who thrives on power and put spies in place to make sure that none of the people were even hinting towards a revolt. When Papa makes a snide comment about Trujillo being a female ruler, in that moment, “the dark fills with spies who are paid to hear things and report them down at Security” (Alvarez 10). This was the beginning of the end of three out of the four Mirabal sisters. Trujillo posts his face on every newspaper, book cover, and anything that people commonly use in order to promote how great he is.
Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity. Although the society illustrated in George Orwell’s novel seems implausible, Orwell aimed to reflect certain aspects of the time period in which he lived and warn readers of the impending future he foresaw. The rise of tyrannical governments during the 1940s, such as Hitler in Germany and Stalin in Russia, fueled Orwell’s paranoia and thus resulted in Big Brother, the representation of totalitarian government he predicted could arise. This, along with the seemingly constant warfare and the inherent loss of highly valued democratic ideals provoked Orwell’s allegory as a way to warn the general public. As a result of the communist and fascist dictatorships of Orwell’s time, 1984 sought to reflect the tactics of manipulation, fear, and stripping one’s individuality employed to control the population by illustrating the principal theme of totalitarianism.
It projects a patriarchy of elite white men who repress the majority of the population through sexist and racist policies. In this puritanical state, Commanders are political leaders and lawmakers who support and contribute to the rise of Gilead. Each Commander possesses a big house, a Wife, Marthas, a driver, and a Handmaid, epitomizing wealth and power. The Gilead society uses Biblical allusions to justify the role of the Commanders. During the Women’s Prayvaganzas, the Commander expresses, “For Adam was first formed, then Eve” (221) where Eve was made as a helper and to complement Adam as a servant rather than function as an equal.
Okonkwo made it a point in his life to set himself apart from his father by being well known and wealthy as well as becoming a great warrior in the tribal conflicts of Umuofia and the surrounding villages. His fear leads him to commit cruel actions that are disastrous for him and the clan, for examples, his uncontrollable anger has caused his family and the clan to fear him. Okonkwo's external conflict will be his family and religion which is one of the reasons that led to the death of Okonkwo at the end. Okonkwo's most prominent internal conflict, the fear of
It takes place after the Mexican revolution. Mexico didn’t have independence yet. The main characters are Esperanza, Tio Luis, Mama(Ramona), Miguel, and Abuelita. Esperanza's is a protagonist with an ungrateful and spoil personality her goal was to get abuelita to the camp. Tio Luiz, he's the antagonist and his personality is greedy and jealous and his goal was to marry mama and send Esperanza to boarding school.
Bulger story gives a perfect demonstration of the criminological theories we have discussed in class. I find that Bulger story best represents the disorganization theory of Clifford Shaw and Henry McKay, although, it lacks the representation of Travis Hirschi's self control theory. Unlike his brother William “Billy” Bulger, who turned out to be a successful politician, lawyer, and educator, James Bulger was involved with criminal acts since he was a young lad. Although, they were both born and raised in South Boston, a dangerous and unstable
Consumed By Jealousy: Cassius Character Analysis The murder of the fallen dictator, from Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, was by the hands of Cassius. Cassius was a jealous man, especially of his sovereign. This leads him to commit murder with a group of nobleman, through which he manipulates a leading character, to help him. These are just two of many reasons why Cassius is such a compelling character. Cassius was the lead conspirator who saw Brutus as the catalyst to unite the leading noble people against Julius Caesar.
Most of the characters in Diaz's novel, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, are entangled in two different realities, not just physically but emotionally; the author plays with Magical Realism by combining the very historical and realistic with the wondrous during the course of his novel. Diaz continuously alludes to the idea of Genre in general, and incorporates magical attributes into texts from several ones (genres) while synthesizing it with his national traditions. Junot takes his main character, Oscar, and makes him to be one very into science fiction thus, blending United States' pop culture to his Latin characters in a primarily Dominican narrative, by combining these he highlights the conflicts in the story and links the
Violence and social decay have become realities on our Bahama island, where chaos and greed have consumed a generations people who have little hope left. Perhaps the strongest character in the play is the politician, played by Chigozie Ijeoma, whose character is mindless and corrupted by overbearing pressure by society and he finds himself trapped within a system built on bribery and temptation. Strachan captures the inner workings of our small communities as they implode in decay, incest, single-parenthood and explode in rape, violence and exploitation. Moreover, all because we have come to the point where there is no longer the ability to empathize with our