However, the novel strongly suggests that not everyone can afford Kate 's moderately progressive attitude; androgyny is not presented as a solution, but a privilege and still a goal to work towards. Janet 's false understanding of androgyny is punished with isolation from both the men she aspired to be respected by and the women she scorned. “Janet Mandelbaum […] is so consistently flayed throughout the novel – by her sexist colleagues and by Amanda Cross herself – that one can only assume she deserves it“ (Auerbach 266). Janet 's fate seems especially cruel in light of the parallels to Kate. Both pursued the same career, both must have faced the same obstacles – they even fell in love with the same man.
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
This made the anger prone sage Durvasa feel insulted and provoked him to curse her of being forgotten by Dushyanta. The second poem from “Eight poems for Shakuntala” mocks at the way Shakuntala’s sufferings were justified as necessary stages for a woman to become pious and virtuous. The only ‘trick’ to be an ideal woman/wife “is not to see it as betrayal…” Arundhathi Subramaniam retells the epic story of Shakuntala by presenting the character as an archetype, someone like us trying to make sense of life. She negates the concept of an erring woman and pushes the readers to mull over Shakuntala’s character with a different perspective. She discards everything which uses ‘sexual submissiveness’ of a woman as a tool to examine her chastity.
Transgression therefore, in the context of the Iliad, and gender is the abandonment of your duties and ignoring society 's expectations of you and the people around you. Hector clearly abides by this expectation, however, a further investigation into Helen and Andromache 's behavior and its significance is required. Helen, at first, appears to abide by this social and gender order through her contempt for Paris and his cowardice in book 3, as Blundell argues she "attempts to shame men into action" 3 Helen tries to encourage Paris to fulfill his responsibility, "Why not go at once and challenge him again? "4 However, this is not Helen 's responsibility to ensure that Paris completes his task, as Hector states, "war is man 's business"5 This reveals that Helen 's actions are actually transgressive because they are outside of the social norm, in terms of gender, that are well established, this is emphasized by Maria C. Pantelia, "Their work
He expands his criticisms to the point where they encompass all of humankind. He says that men are not not honest when he tells Ophelia, “You should not have believed me, for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it.” (3.1.111-119) and then reiterates this idea when he orders Ophelia to a nunnery and asks, “Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners?” (3.1.121-122). Hamlet not only thinks all men are immoral, but he thinks there should be no more of them. By wishing to end marriage and suggesting Ophelia go to a nunnery, he has wished that the human race would cease. Hamlet’s contempt of man’s virtuous nature goes beyond simply being frustrated by lies and deceit and he prefers there to be no man at all than for men to live in a false reality.
“and what do you say?” - “Let’s drop it,” he suggested. - “No, we will not, damn you,” said Duniya. - “I want you to tell me what you think about Kaahin, not what people say,” she shouted. “Give me your opinion, not other people’s.” - “He embarrasses me, and embarrasses Mire for bringing our names into disrepute, our names which he uses as though they were certificates of respectable contacts. And I agree with you, he hates women, in fact he hates himself, and his attitude towards women is testimony to this, a means by which he deceives himself.” - “The man is a misogynist,” said Duniya, “hiding behind fancy-looking cars and mountains of laundered money.
The logical is something like ‘’if men can become women, then nothing is certain”. So they feel attacked and they react by lashing out. It isn’t the trans people that are terrible, it’s nothing about them that is terrible that causes people to act this
Medea’s choice of killing her children in her own home is a very heartless, harmful decision that would impose unlimited pain on both her and Jason. In order to achieve maximum possible vengeance, she must flee before her enemies can punish her for her outrage (Segal 17). Her decision to murder her children rids her of the typical motherly image society stamps on women. She portrays more masculine qualities through her behavior and actions, which are very alien traits for women of her time to possess. By transgressing, she disregards the ideal image of femininity that society inexhaustibly promotes.
There’s a power balance between the three men and the two women in The Reeve's Tale that is influenced by patriarchal values. The author limits actions performed by female characters to carry stereotypical assumptions of gender expectations. If you examine closely, the miller's wife is unnamed purposefully because she is considered untrustworthy and invaluable to Symkyn. Also, any credibility that is given to a female, has to have a man present to accept those responsibilities. This formulates that women cannot exist without having some type of man to establish their credibility.
In comparison to 10 thing I hate about you the director, Gil Junger, is portraying Kat as a young girl who love feminist prose, and hates conformity. These days our society has evolving into a more equal one and these works are seen as un-feminist, as they portray women in a way that many are attempting to disassociate with; the idea that women are inferior to men is a philosophy that is being broken down and challenged. These works portray their respective Kat as loud and unfeminine, and these traits are perceived as negative. The main character in Taming of the Shrew is Katerina Minola, she is considered the ‘Shrew’ in the title. Her outward nature, sharp tongue, as well as her knack for verbal repartee has made men believe that she is nasty and quarrelsome.