In addition, making the girls so stuck on the name of a person highlighted the illogical impression that religious purposes were the only reason women chose to marry a certain man and depicted it as rather foolish. Sarcasm is the primary technique used here as Wilde jokes on the “morals” of women during that period. Once again, Wilde doesn’t provide any solution to his opinion on women or the standards of religious purposes. Instead, he exposes the flaws and leaves the audience to question the
Also the only way she could be forgiven is if she dies since in the last stanza it said“White ash amid funereal cypresses. ”Unless it’s sarcasm ,and won’t be forgiven because the author did use sarcasm in the line “God’s daughter, born of love”,as mother was raped by Zeus and not in love. Hilda Doolittle expressed Greece hatred towards Helen, which is different how Edgar Poe
The play undoubtedly showed that she was helpless in defending herself and is instead, safeguarded through the exposure of her situation. Susan Glaspell’s Trifles tells the audience that women should not be regarded as lesser individuals – less intelligent or less able. Further, that if women are being silenced and deprived, it will lead to revolution, revolt and revenge.
In their defence they often reference to her small talks with Macbeth, where her opinions often surpass his (1; 7; 72-74). But, it’s clear that Lady Macbeth is no feminist lady. Throughout the play, she is viewed by the audience as a selfish female character, consumed with ambition to successfully bring the witches prophecy of Macbeth becoming king into reality. Unlike, Macbeth who tends to carry out his deeds holily, Lady Macbeths ambition completely disgraces the definition of feminist, believing regicide of faithful leader King Duncan is the way to gain power. Macbeths strong values, belies and attitudes of King Duncan, created a series of doubts towards Lady Macbeths idea, since.
Hamlet even blames his mother for his father’s death, he insists that she killed him. Gertrude soon begins to realize all the bad thing that she has done. In response to Hamlet she says “O Hamlet, speak no more! Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, And there I see such black and grainèd spots As will not leave their tinct.” (3.4.99-102).
Antigone, one of the first female protagonists in literature, is considered a tragic heroine whose downfall is due to the tragic flaw of her devotion to her family and her obsession with burying her brother Polyneices. Unlike the traditional Ancient Greek woman, Antigone is outspoken and defiant; these characteristics are both admired and abhorred by other characters in the play. For example, while Haimon praises her ability to stand as a voice for the masses against Kreon’s absolute rule, Kreon sees her justice-driven actions as a resistance against his rule. Antigone’s characterization is emphasized by her foil, Ismene, whose quiet and obedient persona only emphasizes Antigone’s dissimilarity to the average woman. However, Antigone’s obsession with burying Polyneices stems from her desire to obey divine rule, an aspect that was considered imperative in Ancient Greek society.
In the first Act she states, “Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty. Make thick my blood. Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it” (I, v, 30-37). This speech she gives is crucial to her character development in the beginning of the play. What she is saying in this speech is that she is tired of her husband being weak and wishes that she could be a man.
In vain ye speak To live with him I so profoundly hate” (3.3.17-20). That she says her fate is cursed suggests that she understands the potential consequences of the actions she is about to take. Mariam begins to think of possible ways to deal with Herod’s return, she says she could “enchain him with a smile” (3.3.45) meaning she could play her part and rely on her physical appearance but she ultimately rejects this course of action. She says, “I scorn my look should ever man beguile, / or other speech than meaning to afford” (3.3.47-8), meaning that her desire to express herself honestly outweighs her fear of Herod.
She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial. By doing so Ismene knows that the law Creon has established is going to be broken. She tells Antigone, “We are only women, we cannot fight men” (Prologue 48). Ismene believes that women are in no position to question the
It is noticeable to everyone around her that she’s straying into dangerous areas of her sexual tendencies/habits. She’s continued an unconventionally long and exclusive sexual relationship with Henry Foster. As Fanny cautions Lenina, saying that she may get in trouble, she defends herself and says “No, there hasn 't been anyone else.... And I jolly well don 't see why there should have been" (36). Lenina knows that she’s consciously broken the regulation that everyone belongs to everyone else but continues to do so after by choosing the socially misfit Bernard Marx, therefore elucidating the impression that she rebels against her conditioning for sexual
When Paris chose Aphrodite instead of Athena, forgiveness was not in his favor, and Athena being her villainous self, decided she was going to get revenge. Athena was present in the war, “But once Troy was taken, Athena decided to impose on the Achaeans a bitter return, because the outrage that Ajax committed in Athena’s shrine when he raped the seeress Cassandra, was never punished by the Achaeans. That is why all kind of calamities afflicted them during their return from Troy, suffering storms at sea, shipwreck and death. But she felt pity for Odysseus, and helped him during his wanderings, so that he could return to Ithaca” (Parada). The Achaeans played a huge role in the Trojan War and had the power to do almost everything.
In this tragedy, there are two types of law: man’s law and the gods’ law. While these laws are supposed to coincide, King Kreon decides to go against the gods’ law and prohibit the grieving and burial of Polyneices, who is seen as a traitor. Antigone, justified in doing so, disregards Kreon’s proclamation and buries her brother anyways. She states that she must “perform this crime of piety; for I must please those down below a longer time than those up her (line 75).” By this, she means that it is better to not disobey those of whom she is to spend eternity with, regardless of when she dies.
With this in mind, if a man couldn’t do something a woman can, he was a disgrace; Lady Macbeth is taunting Macbeth with the gender gap, which makes him want to prove he’s more masculine and can keep it together. Even though, Lady Macbeth is viewed as a manipulative character, towards the end, she changes and shows signs of remorse/regret, which is not like her character. Lady Macbeth begins to feel remorseful because she has made an outright killing machine out of Macbeth. Lady Macbeth starts to ask herself “The thane of Fife had a wife. Where is she now?
Inez is not interested in men though, so this causes Garcin to be trapped in a revolving door of proving himself to a lesbian. Garcin is later given a chance to leave, in spite of his heroism, he decides to stay because of the psychological entrapment he faces with proving his heroism to Inez. Garcin’s choice to stay entrapped is a foolish, and nonviable solution. When facing entrapment it is best to leave the situation and continue your ordinary life. Ordinary life to Garcin is proving that he is not a coward, so maybe this was a perfect option for him, but I don 't think it is a psychologically healthy option for anyone, and it can lead to further mental health
Even after she diminishes the severity of Zeus’s decree, Poseidon defies the parameters set and strengthens certain warriors as an act of vengeance towards the Trojan army. He disregards the decision made by Athena, disregards the words of wisdom imparted upon all of the Gods, and instead takes matters into his own hands. Because he fails to respect the boundaries created to lessen their participation in the war, he strengthens the idea that female Gods are not considered equal to their male counterparts when deciding course of action. Although he supports the same side that Athena and Hera are on, he is symbolic of the male population’s disrespect and impertinence towards the female