Cersei Lannister Cersei Lannister is depicted as a horrible person, one who is ambitious, ruthless, petty and cruel, and is willing to sacrifice anything other than her children to bolster her own power. She is also the only “villain” in the series whose point of view is shown in the novels, whereas the other “villains” are explored in a way that makes them seem more sympathetic and compelling, Cersei’s chapters only confirm the idea that she is an unhinged, vindictive, selfish, and spiteful woman.  Yet Cersei is also one of the most intricate, interesting and detestable characters in the series. One simply needs to dig deeper into her motivations to find the compelling details underneath. Cersei as a character is far from a feminist.
Cunegonde could be considered admirable due to the fact that shes’s doing what needs to be done in order to survive like any othere women would have done during that time, even thought she is consistently being raped. Voltaire makes what is considered heinous and monstrous in to something that could be seen as a completely normal occurrence. What I find funny is that Voltaire was an activist for the rights of women yet he protrayed the female characters as being once beautiful and wealthy i.e the old women being the daughter of Urban Pope X and Cunegonde daughter of a German Baron or being a tramp in the case of Paquette which proves how well Voltaire utilizes
Moreover, the fact that she hates little children also puts her in an unfavorable light when it comes to how society views women and how they're always expected to pursue their roles as good wives and are thus expected to grow a love for children from a very young age. However, Hamida refuses to be put in that context and thinks of herself as better than getting pregnant and having to take care of kids. She wishes that Sheikh Darwish would be her husband but only because he was wealthy. She asks herself whether "it would be too mean" for Darwish to give her ten thousand pounds. Money is clearly the main thought in Hamida's mind, which is not uncommon amongst the younger generations.
The sneaking of macaroons put up with a result of Nora’s role as a child within the marriage. The macaroons show that Nora is not the perfect doll that Torvald tries to mold her into; nevertheless, she is not able to think of any other way where she can prove herself like her husband’s doll. Still, she tries to disguise her real personality and is constantly lying about many things. She hasn’t been taken seriously and treated with very less respect by her husband. Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs.
Time and time again, Tita expresses her fatigue and distaste for these arduous chores. At first glance, it may seem as though Mama Elena is a merciless tyrant who only lives to torture Tita. However, Mama Elena assigns these tasks to Tita without any malicious intent, believing that these tasks are meant for the youngest daughter to fulfill, as she is a faithful adherent to family tradition. She expresses her appreciation for Tita in her own unique way, as she is not very fond of or accustomed to expressing her emotions openly. Her frank attitude, coupled with her lack of sympathy makes it so that her actions are misinterpreted by the reader as well as other characters.
Instead of being kind and doing whatever it takes to keep men happy, she is described as “the devil” and having “evil in every pocket (192).” The reason for it is because she does not act like a woman from her era, she is difficult and, in some cases, unpleasant to be around, traits not usually associated with women of the 1950s. Within the novel she steals thirty thousand dollars, manipulates and even kills. She is depicted as being “death herself (252)” because of how easily she breaks out of the mold that is pictured when thinking of women in the 1950s. Despite how much she seems to cross that line, she is also very feminine and alluring. Easy describes her flaws, such as eyes that are too close together as endearing and adding to her façade of a vulnerable damsel in distress.
“She is the consummate seductress; the witchcraft hysteria in the play originates in her carnal lust for Proctor” (Schissel 3). Abigail is the core of “The Crucible”, everything originates in her desire for Proctor, and the way she achieves her goals. “Abigail is the most complex of the girls in the town who cry out against their elders. Both clever and cunning, her intense cynicism toward the so called respectability of the town is partly supported in the way that we see them act” (Abbotson 1). She has so many layers to her character that we as readers can explore.
She is a wealthy spinster,who lives with estella, while she herself is described as looking like "the witch of the place". Miss Havisham is a contradictory character in literature and in the context of her time. Unlike most unmarried women of the era, her wealth gives her tremendous power, which she uses to coax others to do her bidding and to advance her aims, yet she allows her disappointment at being stood up at the altar to ruin her life. She lays waste to her estate, symbolic of herself, and tries to spread her cynicism and malaise to everyone she touches. Taught her entire life to despise men and break
They are the women of the superior nature. The Madhyama women or middle women are shown to be jealous and malevolent characters who are proud and short tempered but can be pacified quickly. The Adhamma women are degenerate women who get angry without a cause and are inherently ill natured. The Uttama women most probably belonged to the Brahmin family, the Madhyama were the high caste
Wilde’s plays reveal the fact that since the true intentions and emotions of women belonging to the higher class of the society often lie under the veneer of prudery and complacency, women are liable to be misinterpreted. To cite an example, Mrs Erlynne of the play Lady Windermere’s Fan has been severely criticized for her “final choice of brazen independence over motherly duty.” (107) She is branded as an insensitive woman who abandons her child for an illicit relationship. But