If we believe it to be a sincere effort then we can truly believe that the shrew has been tamed which is sad because it has led to the death of Katharina’s personality. A second way to the understanding of speech is farce which is linked to the initial induction in the play which shows that the play in a farce and nothing happening is to be taken in a serious sense. It could be satirical where katharina realizes that it is in her best interest to budge according to petruchios demands for her own well being and she gives that speech just to re affirm her false sincerity to her husband. Since the language of the speech is highly exaggerated, I tend to believe it as
Yossarian embraces the maid as an escape due to her sexuality providing a sense of security. Despite this security which she provides, Yossarian openly admits that he only loves her due to his lack of love for her. Though this serves as a catch-22 moment, this relationship genuinely
In the end, it appears as though Bianca is no longer the sweet, darling daughter but in fact the real shrew. In the beginning, Hortensio drops a hint to Bianca’s shallow nature when he professes “kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, / shall win [his] love”. When Lucentio bids Bianca to come see him, she replies that she is busy and will not come. She is grouped with Hortensio’s widow when she is called ‘headstrong’ by Petruchio. Bianca’s bad attitude is presented in a more subdued feminine way; with passive-aggressive and backhanded comments.
By thinking of her while enduring the torture, he is trying to convince himself it was worth it, even though we all know she never cared for him like he cared for her. Love distorted the man's judgement, making him think crossing enemy lines was tolerable during “war time”. Love will never be strong enough to ease the real world conflicts. It is imperative that judgement is not driven by
However, Estha features in Rahel’s list of people she is ‘supposed’ to love and not one of those she loves. Right from the beginning, the author has subtly established and emphasized the ‘laws of love’ and they become the frame of reference when later on, love crosses the boundaries and breaks these ‘ground rules’. Ammu and Velutha’s relationship is one such example that defies these as Velutha is an untouchable. Although their families cannot bear this and punish them with exile and death, Ammu and Velutha’s relationship represents true romantic love in the plot. Love and sexuality also take an abusive form as seen in the molestation of Estha by the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man, beating of Mammachi, ill-treatment of Ammu at the hands of an abusive ‘Baba’.
It is undeniable that the men in the play are shallow and self-centred, seeing only what they want to see (“But in the other’s silence do I see maid’s mild behaviour and sobriety,” 1.1.70-71) and dismiss all that is unpleasant or does not fit into their image of a good woman (“this proud disdainful haggard,” 4.2.39).Yet Petruchio sees and accepts Katherina for all that she is and has to offer. Instead, he seems to make up for this sensitivity by acting and speaking in a more ‘macho’ way that I would say taps into his own ‘imagination’ which he later shows and convinces Katherina to do as
During these times, Tom saw nothing wrong with his cheating. Although, when Daisy went out to have fun or when he found out she was cheating, he tried to force her to suppress (5) her actions. It never worked because Daisy was a free woman to herself; she would do what she wanted, whenever. Fitzgerald showed in the book that Daisy’s feelings fluctuated (4) between Tom and her secret man, Gatsby. She loved Tom, but she loved Gatsby too.
Desdemona remains constant throughout the play, a sweet but unchanging character. However, we get to see Emalia change dynamically, which is partly what makes Othello so thrilling! She is originally eager to please Iago, though he is crude and dishonest to her. He often calls her horrible names and acts violently towards Emalia. Despite all of this, she steals Desdemona's handkerchief for him, not really understanding his dastardly intentions.
She does what she is told, not questioning why, but accepting that that is the way that things are to be. Though gaining the approval of her father and others who believe in the patriarchal system, Ophelia makes herself extremely vulnerable by doing this. It’s almost as if she is begging someone to manipulate her, which is exactly what happens. “The king, queen, and Polonius continue their plan of uncovering the reason for Hamlet's madness by using Ophelia as a decoy” (Wright). In the end, by obeying her family
She tends to arouse controversy. Firstly, Patient Griselda represents other women as the weak and really hopeless creatures who do not have any rights and are totally dependent on the men. Without men's instructions and help they are not able to do some particular activities. It means that wives should be fully submissive to their husbands who do not show any respect for them. That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd.