Faith Ricketts Prof. Thomas Intro to theater "Medea" Review Topic: Women and sexism Quote 1 A. Medea telling the women of Corinth about her hardships B. "Of all creatures that have life and reason we women are the sorriest lot" (Lines 230-231) C. Of all living creature women are the worst off D. Women suffer the most out of any other living thing. E. This quotation relates to the topic because it shows that women are being treated poorly and Medea’s frustration with the way women are treated. Quote 2 A. Medea telling the women of Corinth of the unfair differences between men and women B. "[...] divorce is unsavory for a woman and it is not possible to say no to one's husband."
Throughout history, women have had to fight against stigma and stereotypes in society. In every era, from the ancient world to present day, females have been persecuted and taken advantage of due to their gender. In our previous set of readings, the female protagonists were strong characters who defied weak stereotypes, but were still viewed as lesser beings than men. In our second group of readings, where were written more recently, women saw a slight increase in their sovereignty. All depict women as powerful figures who use their wits to make a better life for themselves.
‘I was amazed and disgusted to learn that I was classed among criminals, infants and lunatics – in fact that my status as a woman was worse than any of these’. Sheehy-Skeffington came to really recognise women’s irrelevancy to the plans of the Westminster parliamentarians. Now, more than ever, she felt it was her moral imperative to flout the traditional laws and radically change the political status of women in
In an early letter to Mina, Lucy laments, “Why can’t they let a girl marry three men, or as many as want her, and save all this trouble? ” Through her speech, her sexual desire exposed and that, is forbidden for a Victorian woman. She is not bounded by the Victorian value of marriage, but rather aspired to be independent of patriarchal male dominance. She is sexualized and her physical beauty captivates each of her
It develops in Aylmer’s mind until the good sight of gorgeous Georgiana fade. Aylmer does not seem integrally evil at the beginning of the story; he is described as a brilliant scientist, and it is palpable he loves his wife. A couple days after he married her he becomes the antagonist of the story. In this circumstance he begins to forget how beautiful Georgiana is and instead only focuses on her birthmark. His constant undermining of her self-image is pure evil camouflaged as loving criticism.
The significance of honor shows deliberately throughout Shakespeare’s play, especially towards the abrupt wedding ceremony between Hero and Claudio. During the height or the climax of the play is where Claudio denounced Hero for various lies before the wedding began. The absence of honor is demonstrated by Don John as he tried to prevent Claudio and Hero going through with the marriage. In Shakespeare's play, Much Ado About Nothing, there are different conclusions of the definition of honor depending on the two sexes. For example having sexual intercourse before being married versus being “a good soldier.” Also Beatrice is a unique woman because she seek to revolutionize the way that she is treated in the play.
She turns her nose up at the way Stella is living, Stella's husband, and Stella's friends. Blanche also has a lot to say about her sister's appearance; in particular, Blanche comments on her weight. Blanche tries to seem innocent and nice by saying her sister looked pretty, but then told Stella she needed "to watch [her weight] around the hips a little"(1120). Blanche is mean and ruthless, saying whatever to make herself feel better. She also does not care about Stella at all.
Hester faced a terrible struggle as she attempted to find a place in a society which rejected her. The cruelty she faced is exemplified when one woman says, “‘This woman has brought shame upon us all, and ought to die’”(47). The Puritan society she lived in believed that Hester’s sin reflected poorly on the society as a whole and that she had to be punished severely. The societal view of morality was that Hester had committed a terrible wrong which could be neither forgiven nor forgotten. The society enforced these morals by punishing her with the scarlet letter and making her an outcast.
After leaving Logan and marrying Joe, she was very happy and seemed to be in love but soon after becomes a “trophy wife” and was just going through the motions of marriage. “No matter what Jody did, she said nothing. She had learned how to talk some and leave some… She got nothing from Jody except what money could buy, and she was giving away what she didn’t value”(Huston, 76). At this point Janie had fully accepted the fact that she wasn’t going to have love in her marriage, and didn’t really care. At this point Janie’s character starts to develope into a more independent woman who cared less about what he husband wanted and more about what she wanted.
Lady Bracknell is a very selfish and arrogant woman that always has to have her way. She is an upper class Victorian woman and her ideals correspond to her stature in society. One of the most evident examples of Lady Bracknell’s outspoken ideals is seen in her interrogation of Jack Worthing. Once Lady Bracknell finds out that Jack and Gwendolen are interested in each other, she examines Jack with a series of questions. Lady Bracknell likes the answers to the first few questions she poses but calls Jack a “cloak-room” and “a parcel” after finding out he was found in a handbag as a baby (Wilde 25).
As a reader progresses though William shake spears work the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, he will notice a love story unfold. Toward the end of the love story Romeo and Juliet die. Who is responsible for there deaths. Frair Lawrence is responsible because he performed a secret wedding, created a secret sleeping potion and failed to successfully execute a secret plan. It was friar Lawrence 's duty as priest to have informed both families about the marriage of their children rather than performing the wedding in Secret.