An article titled, “Making the Lie True: Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Truth as Performance” written by Rebecca Holder states, “Much of the play’s critical discussion has centered on Brick’s sexuality, with critics alternatively arguing that Brick is a closeted gay man or a homophobic heterosexual…” (4). In order for this film to be published in 1958 without the risk of any legal issues, the director, Richard Brooks had to hide any mention of homosexuality. The theme of childhood conflict and on-going adolescence was stressed rather than Brick’s homosexual
Viola, Cesario, Olivia, and Duke Orsino together form a comedy with consistently homoerotic undertones that explores the fluidity of gender. Though queer theory is rarely explicit in works such as Shakespeare, it is critical to analyze older texts to gain a clearer picture of queer identity before modern
This poem starts with the narrator explain that the “song” of the siren makes men “leap overboard in squadrons.” The siren says that no one ever listens to her song because whoever does ends up dying. The narrator is then invited to learn the secret in exchange for the opportunity to rid her of the fact that she is a siren. The poem then talks about how it’s like being a siren and it doesn’t seems as glamorous or mythical as said in the story of Odysseus. The siren tells us to come close so we can learn the secret because we’re special and unique unlike the rest of the people who died. However, by the end, the speaker is also dead because of the siren’s song.
Evidence of this starts in chapter three when her aunt dies and she carries on with her duties (to show her dedication) then in chapter seven when William died she breaks and gives up on trying to fix others showing she is very fragile. The next difference is their personalities, starting with victor, he is very anti-social especially after the creature came to life he also is very quiet and keeps to himself unless it's close friends and family. Then, Elizabeth is somewhat passive, she listen to everyone's wants and needs also from the beginning the story where it describes her looks she is considered societies perfect women, passive, beautiful, and “weak” (at least that's what everyone says about her). To sum everything up, Elizabeth and Victor are very similar and moderately different. They both share a love for knowledge and are both very passionate and caring human beings.
Power has no Nobel Prize or publishing contract, similar to most authors and poets read in academic works. However, Power is an expert on being wrecked, like most humans, she has experienced wreckage. Wreckage is something that completely destroys a person, it can happen internally or externally, while in either case both are affected. In Power’s poem the narrator is struggling, struggling to either continue fighting off the “wreck” or let the “wreck” consume him/her. In referring to temporal and spatial setting, one can infer that the speaker is in a church service for in the beginning of the poem she says “the sounds of music surround me,” and she speaks of her knees beginning to “buckle,” which sound almost like she is present at an “altar call” towards
Her clothes spread wide, /And, mermaid-like awhile they bore her up, /Which time she chanted snatches of old lauds, /As one incapable of her own distress/Or like a creature native and endued/Unto that element./But long it could not be/Till that her garments, heavy with their drink, /Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay/To muddy death.” (4,7,199-208) Queen Gertrude suggests that Ophelia's death is a suicide because, in the quote, Ophelia neglects to save herself from drowning even though her clothes is acting as her life vest giving her time to survive. In addition to the literal meaning of the quote when Queen Gertrude explains how Ophelia sunk to the bottom, it is also a metaphor that shows their time period's societal values of women that did not allow females to talk back to men because they are of lower status. Thus making Ophelia feel worthless and results in suicide. If Ophelia controlled her emotions with reasoning, then she would have had time to think through all of the possible consequences of her actions and plan out her future for the better after discovering her father’s death and Hamlet’s departure to
Approximately half of rape kits are either lost or never tested to help find and prosecute the criminals. Furthermore, the few rapists that are ever found guilty get less sentencing than people who committed petty crimes. The worst of all is when loved ones do not even believe in the victim’s story. This was the case between Stella and Blanche when Stella said “I couldn’t believe her story and go on living with Stanley.”(1838; sc.11) Since Stella did not believe her, Blanche never got the justice that she deserved and in fact she was the one punished instead of Stanley. In “A Streetcar Named Desire” written by Tennessee Williams real relationships and problems are used
The distinction knocking the term "white feminist," dawned the name black feminist used to criticize feminists who do not acknowledge issues of intersectionality, when it comes to race and gender (Blay, 2011). The recognition and understanding of oppression faced by black women are not detained by the dominant conceptualization of group consciousness, which tends to focus on either race or gender consciousness. Too often, "black" was considered synonymous with black men and "woman" was equated with white women. As a result, black women were an unnoticed and unrecognized group whose existence and needs were ignored (Simien& Clawson, 2004). The theoretical framework of Black feminism seeks adequately address the way race, gender, and class were symbiotic in their lives and to fight racist, sexist,
She does not even try to stand up for herself or tell Atticus that Mr. Ewell is abusive when he drinks. She is terrified by her father because he has more strength than her. What also hurts her is that she cannot vote, she has no job, and she has to uphold the southern girl outlook. Document B, box two, is says “...She reached up an’ kissed me ‘side of th’face… Tom Robinson shut eyes tight. ‘He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.” ("DBQ Is Mayella Powerful?"
Death was personified in, “Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade” (line 11), to show how even death’s grip, that eventually takes everyone, cannot take away this girl. Death was also personified to show how the girl was so extraordinary and beautiful, even death, arguably the most powerful force on Earth, could not touch her beauty. The imagery in “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” (line 3), is used to show how the girl is calm and simple, unlike the winds of summer which cause chaos and drive people to not enjoy them. By comparing the girl to summer winds, the poet is expressing his love for the girl by showing how much better she is than summer, which many people tend to be fond of. Rostand gives us a glimpse into the life of someone who lacks outer beauty, but makes up with inner beauty.