All depict women as powerful figures who use their wits to make a better life for themselves. In The Wife of Bath’s Prologue, we are introduced to the wife herself. She may embody many of the negative stereotypes men have of women, but there is no doubt that she is cunning and intelligent. She weds five husbands and walks over nearly all of them, proving the stigma that men wear the pants in a marriage is wrong. She uses her sexuality and verbal abuse to emotionally manipulate her significant others.
Unhae Langis, once wrote that, “Lady Macbeth evokes shame in him [Macbeth] to get him back into the contest.” By constantly shaming her husband, Lady Macbeth holds a great amount of control on the way he sees himself. Macbeth’s actions are ultimately based on pleasing his wife. When Macbeth informs his wife on the witches prophecies, she does not believe that Macbeth is strong enough to do whatever it takes to be the new king of Scotland. In Act I, Scene 5 of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes, “Yet
Linking it up she is a maternal and generous lady, she gave love to Lennie as he is her son. In summary, Lady Macduff and Aunt Clara pose similar roles as they both show motherly figures. As Lady Macduff is only contributed to taking care of her child. As well as Aunt Clara, which she was supporting Lennie like a mother to a son. The differences they both have is that Lady Macduff is braver, she is a victim of her husband's choice.
Plosive alliteration is used to amplify the pessimistic mood and pathos that the refugees are suffering in the camp. In spite of the brutal conditions of the refugee camp, the mother continues to use the limited appliance she has to provide her son the best she could afford. This intensifies the amount of love the mother has for her son, as even the poor conditions did not cause the deterioration of her love and care for him. Therefore, through the mother’s unconditional love for her son, Achebe presents filial love in a positive
Kate Chopin provides a feminist perspective of patriarchal oppression in social roles assigned to Edna Pontellier in her text The Awakening. Chopin portrays the patriarchal oppression through the stream of consciousness of Edna. Since Edna was a woman she was enforced to her wife and mother duties by her husband. Her husband would become furious when she would not act like any other women, “Her absolute disregard for her duties as a wife angered him” (Chopin 62). She is expected to do her duties on a daily basis without any excuses.
In “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” Bennetts tells of all her stories of how poorly women are treated, feeling like society should treat them the same as men. She explains “Mother’s Day would be an even happier occasion if it didn’t leave so many women feeling that their most important concerns had been kissed off by a greeting card” (44). In “The Myth Of Co-Parenting,” Edelman states “It began to make me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership started to rest entirely on me” (53). Edelman is expressing her anger that her husband started to not care anymore, while Bennetts is angry that people push mother’s troubles aside with a piece of paper. Edelman also shows in her article that she is angry by telling that she took her husband's credit card on day for revenge.
The Book of Tobit In the Book of Tobit, the relationship between Tobit and his wife Anna is a model of what it means to be a helpmate to your spouse. Their relationship is characterized by faithful and loving. The best example of this is found in chapter two, Tobit became blind and could no longer work, which caused great economic hardship for him and his family. Anna had to become the provider for their family (Tobit 2:9-11). To be a helpmate means to be a helper to your spouse, and it requires faithfulness and unconditional love.
With the wife being sensitive to the husband when she “was still crying” about the husband’s smart comment makes the reader think that she is easy to upset (Brush 19). With seeing this reaction the reader might conclude that the couple might have a past of predicaments. As for the husband, he comes across as a harsh man when he says the “punishing thing” to his wife (Brush 17). Just through this one statement the reader can feel a sense of dominance over the wife. The reader understands that the husband has more control in the family.
She must take her blame and put it upon the shoulders of her husband. Through word choice and plot, the reader now feels angry with Glynnis. She is throwing blind accusations at her husband, isolating herself from all her friends and losing connection with her daughter. Oates describes her as a wayward wife. Her husband pushes her out of the window yet he is still seen as sane and sensible.