Macbeth is a play with a vast amount of dynamic and contrasting characters but of all of these, Lady Macbeth and Lady Macduff are the most prominent. Lady Macbeth’s power-hungry attitude, lack of children, and manipulative ways make her a complete opposite to the more traditional woman who Lady Macduff represents, being innocent, motherly, and at times, powerless. Shakespeare created these differences to bring light to the themes of his play and to add depth to this story of war and
One of his defining characteristics is his controlling personality and expectations that everyone blindly obeys his decisions. When someone disagrees with his wishes, Capulet becomes irrational and impulsive. Lady Capulet brought the “good” news to Juliet that she would be marrying Paris on Thursday. Juliet, of course, could not marry Paris because she was already married to Romeo. Juliet said to Lady Capulet, “Now, by Saint Peter’s Church and Peter too,/ He shall not make me there a joyful bride.”(3.5.16-17).
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.
The final rebellion at the end of act three was not an expected way of reacting of a woman against his husband. This is the reason why I can consider Nora’s rebellion not only as a rebellion against her husband, Torvald, but also as an uprising against society. Emancipation against the expectations that people of her surroundings had build up of her. That is why, in the middle of the fight, she says, “It is no use forbidding me anything any longer. I will take with me what belongs to myself ”; deciding not to let any other man “(…) to educate me into being a proper wife (…) ”, nor control anything of her
The Author, Ray Bradbury describes the characters beautifully, allowing the readers imagine the characters and understand their personality, feelings and characteristics. An example, is when the author describes Cecy, and says that she can get into anyones mind “Even to have the power to send one's mind out, free, as Cecy did.” (page 1). Character development in Homecoming helps the reader know which character has which job or power, supported by the text “If only I could put the hair in the plastic images as Ellen does, or make people fall in love with me as Laura does with people, or read strange books as Sam does, or work in a respected job like Leonard and Bion do. Or even raise a family one day, as mother and father have done...."( page 3) Character development also helps the reader know that Timothy isn't like the rest because he doesn't like blood "Timothy doesn't-well-doesn't like blood. He's delicate."
/ I have rememb’red me; thou’s hear our counsel.” (I.v.3.7) Lady Capulet is so uncomfortable in her relationship with Juliet that she can’t speak to her daughter alone. She is the mother of Juliet so she ‘loves’ her, but has no emotional connection to Juliet whatsoever. Lord Capulet is furious when Juliet refuses to marry Paris. “To answer 'I 'll not wed. I cannot love, I am too young.
She refuses to follow the traditional norms and standards in which women are expected to be servile and passive, as Ibsen puts it; “she really wants to live the whole life of a man “.In the play Hedda Gabler, Hedda tries to go beyond the limits. Under the mask of Feminism, she is having masculine goals, she wants to be authoritative, govern the world and rule over people. But she never ever permits herself to be ruled by anyone nor even her husband. On Brack’s suggestion of her love for Tesman, she responds in the play as “Faugh–don’t use that sickening word!” (p. 27). For her love is something ugly and
In consonance with Providentialism, there is no space for women, who are defined by male characters. However, this is problematized in both Gertrude’s and Ophelia’s definition. In the first one, as Rebecca Smith defends, “The traditional depiction of Gertrude is a false one, because what her words and actually create is a soft, obedient, dependent, unimaginative woman […]” (1992: 80). In the second one, she is treated as a possession by her father and brother. However, she uses madness in order to try to define herself.
Father Flynn gets very defensive and works very hard to defend his case to Sister James, which seems like he is trying to get more people on his side. This is almost too much effort to just keep his reputation and prove his innocence. He also leaves the parish when Sister Aloysius claims to have contacted his old parish. Sister Aloysius never truly did this, however Father Flynn still left. The fact that he left when she brought up his old
She tackles both a subject and life of the 21st century with warmth and realism. The story has a concealed tale of sensitivity and forgiveness and yet also talks about the aftermath of the actions and decisions taken without knowledge. The book draws us in from the starting with the mystery of the letter as we all would want to know what is written inside. Once the letter was opened and the secret was revealed, the story took a much unexpected turn of events. The author has an enormous eye for detail, and nothing is wasted in the complexity of the story.