Desert royal was a real eye opener to us of how difficult life can be seen by a woman in many countries and we should feel gratefully that what we are today. There is also a sense of feminism shown by the character of Sultana she stood up and raised up her voice against the social trends and social norms and tradition of society. The author has put forward the immoral character of Saudi men before the world in a very understandable manner that every reader will know the reality very
In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
Not only did this hurt Jason, but it also hurt the Corinthian king,his daughter and many more. Medea felt justified in her homicidal acts because she had given up so much to be with Jason. Medea’s nurse explained how the main character abandoned her life for a man she believed she loved, “Sometimes she turns to look away, to call out for her father, her country and home: all abandoned and betrayed for a man who now abandons her, betrays her honor and her love. She has learned the hard way what it is to be an exile to had given up everything” ( lines 29-36.)
Sophocles gives purpose to Haemons’s suicide by demonstrating that its cause was not only his love but also to expose his father’s illogical and prideful actions. He states “Then she’ll die—and in her death kill someone else.” after Creon refuses to change his mind because of his pride. He states this in love because he doesn 't want to live without her so he 'll die with her. The character attempts to convey his emotional frustration as the final possible way of getting his father 's attention on this subject.
The words “disowned her” help to emphasize on this fact. When she was with Jason, she had put on the face of Athenian women but when she lost her only connection with Athens she turned into the barbaric animal who couldn’t control her impassionate emotions anymore. The plot is seen to end right after Medea does justice to herself by destroying Jason’s new family and by killing her own children. The structure of the plot portrays the importance and significance Euripedes associates with marriage
This is the way to deal Jason the deepest wound.'' (Euripides,227). This shows that she believes that by killing her children, she will basically ruin Jason's life, effectively getting her revenge. When asked about killing her children, she replies "So it must be. No compromise is possible."
She was the one who made Macbeth kill Duncan, and it is especially evident right after the murder when she says, “My hands are of your colour, but shame to wear a heart so white” (II ii 61). These lines indicate her mental state once the guilt has somewhat set in for the death she caused. The reference to the colour of her and her husband's’ hands, which are red with blood, are figurative of the blame she shares in Duncan’s murder. The shame of having a white heart highlights her inability to have a clear conscience. Similar language resurfaces when her mental state deteriorates even further, and she finally succumbs to the guilt of her actions.
From this statement, we continue to learn about the insecurities of Creon and his inappropriate behavior. Moreover, we learn that Sophocles also uses stereotypes as it is seen in his character in Creon. Creon’s quotes describing and belittling the power of women shows his sexist views. Even if greek society in this period was male dominant, Creon exhibits a greater level of disgust towards women. His quote “For they are but women, and even brave men run” (214) exemplifies his sexist views as he describes women as nothing merely great or important while he said of men as brave.
Euripides’ The Trojan Women expresses the disbelief and hope of ancient Greek women during the Trojan war. The characterization and dialogue between Hecuba, Andromache, and Cassandra, shows the role of women in society during that time, as well as their different prerogatives towards the war and its consequences. Likewise, The Odyssey by Homer uses the main female character, Penelope, to convey the role of women and their opinions towards the social changes from the war. Both texts, collectively, use dialogue to develop hopeful and hopeless ideas within the women of ancient Greece. Euripides’ The Trojan Women tells the story of three women, Hecuba, Andromache, and Cassandra, who struggle with their lives after the murders of their husbands
Thirdly, the classification of women into different classes prevents them from identifying their upmost enemy: masculine power. The relationship between the different groups of women creates a powerful atmosphere of suppression. In fact, Gilead promotes the act of woman against woman. Wives and Aunts controls and enforces the disciplines of the patriarchal society to other women, so one can clearly see that even women takes advantage of power. For example, Serena Joy, the Commander’s Wife who lives in vain hope for traditional womanhood, is the true traitor against women.
Rhetorical Analysis of “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” For a long time, women have been treated badly by the society that they live in. They have been killed because of dowry, they have been suffering from rape, and they haven’t been treated equal as men. Women were not allowed to take important decisions of their life, and they didn’t have a right to speak up for themselves. Therefore, Hillary Clinton was supporting women’s right in her speech, “Women’s right are Human rights” by talking about how women do not have equal rights as men, and how they have to go through tough situations.
But with her mother dead and her father bitter, those feelings are foreign to Lily. Especially since she is trapped, tormenting herself over the fact that she was the one to shoot her mother. Despite it being a terrible accident. Sue Monk Kidd expresses to the readers how much death can trap someone in their own mind through Lily. You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died.
Women were not respected and often thought of sex objects that are there to make great men fall; this becomes very evident in the literature written during this time. In Beowulf, Grendel’s mother a monster, who is given the qualities of a women and represents women who are not submissive to their husbands. “Grendel’s mother, monstrous hell bride, brooded on her wrongs. ”(Beowulf, page 56, lines 58, 59).
This time she gave it everything she had” (Hosseini 349). Even though, Mariam will be put to death for the killing of Rasheed, she knew it was the right thing to do to keep Laila safe from danger. The keys to endure life at it’s hardest are perseverance, hope, and sacrifice. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, shows the readers how anyone can endure their struggles in life, big or small.
Early in the story, Medea states “Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive (31)”. As a woman, she has been used, put down and discriminated against by the men in society. These various forms of disregard and contempt all have come from the basis of her gender. Due to Medea being female, she’s seen as inferior to the male’s around her. This isn’t helped by the fact that she is also the only foreigner in Corinth.