Helen tells Aphrodite that she regrets leaving her marriage with Menelaus for Paris and no longer wants to share a bed with him. By Helen protesting her marriage bed who she shares with Paris she is refusing to enter into the submissive female stereotypes and beginning to use her voice. The bed she shares with Paris to Helen is clear symbolism of what started the Trojan war to begin with. Helen’s character from the beginning of the epic to the end begins to destroy the female domains and challenge what is considered to be traditional gender roles in order to obtain indecency. Objects such as the loom and the bed represent certain female domestic obligations that in society were seen as the norm.
Sandra Cisneros is a feminist Chicana author born in Chicago, IL on 1954. Being the only daughter in her family, they moved betwixt Mexico as well as Chicago. Most of her literary work involves her Mexican roots, in these works she creates characters that shift between two cultures(Hispanic-American) and languages(Spanish-English). In an interview for the New York Times, she describes herself as an "amphibian" that can travel between both worlds. She earn a B.A in English from Loyola University of Chicago and ab M.F.A from the University of Iowa.
Rufus claims that his father arranged the sale before he died. Alice gives birth to Hagar, and Dana is relieved because this means that her existence in the present is safe. She is not immediately sent home and must deal with more trouble with Rufus, including being slapped by him, so she later decides to attempt suicide, knowing that the danger will send her home, and if it doesn’t she is at the very least free from the danger. This event is also the first time that Dana forces herself to be sent to the present rather than waiting for danger to find her. She is finally fleeing Rufus’s abuses, feeling betrayed because this is the first time that Rufus
Jenny Wolmark, a renowned lecturer at the University of Humberside, suggests “that contemporary science fiction texts increasingly include both utopian and dystopian elements” (91). Butler include both a utopian and dystopian society in her novel. Traveling back into time towards slavery is considered a dystopian society, especially for a black person, as slavery existed. The utopian part of her novel is the present day time where Dana and Kevin are happily married and just bought a new home. The time travel science fiction aspect of her story where Dana inexplicably “fell, slowly it seemed, into a deep starless darkness,” (43) and returned back to present day 1976 to her unsuspecting husband, really helps fit push Butlers comparison of the two time periods.
She is able to make many connections using what Atticus taught her, and she truly understands the meaning of standing in another person’s shoes. Scout still tries to convince Atticus that she doesn’t need to go to school. Her defense is that the Ewell’s don’t go to school. Atticus tries to explain their situation to Scout and she still doesn’t understand. He tries to simplify it by saying, “You, Miss Scout Finch, are of the common folk.
Holden thought to himself as he watched his sister Phoebe grab for the ring; realizing that you can’t stop everyone from doing what they need to do. Phoebe is the symbol, she is a symbol for untainted and unbesmirched youth. Phoebe, though we know her for only a portion of the book, changes Holden. She allows him to understand that if people need to do something that they will do that. for instance, when Phoebe is talking to Holden after he writes a note to her, she tells him that she is leaving; she says that she will be very good.
Antigone explores various themes ranging from natural law vs man-made law to family (Mastin 2009). The play begins with Antigone and her sister Siemen talking outside of the palace gates. Initially, their plan was to return to Thebes and save their brothers from killing each other over the throne. However, they receive news that their brothers are already dead and the sisters began to take the journey home. In Antigone, the root problem is that Creon has ordered that Eteocles be given the proper burial and Polynices’ body be left untouched and without a burial site.
To demonstrate, she explains, “The nuns had given her back her deposit in private, explaining to her class, all of whom were white, except Phyllis, would be staying in a hotel where Phyllis ‘would not be happy’, meaning, Daddy explained to her, also in private, that they did not rent rooms to Negroes” (240). Lorde shows through the flashback of her sister’s trip that the hotel staff had a prejudice against black people. This frustrates Lorde because her sister hadn’t done anything wrong and they had no right to deny her access to a room. Lorde, later on, shows signs of being ashamed because she couldn’t say or do anything to stop people from treating her family like how they did.
Betty Mahmoody is an American writer and a public speaker married to Sayed Bozorg Mahmoody a man of Iranian origin. She was born on 9th June, 1945 in Alma, Michigan. She is best known to us for her novel, “Not without my Daughter”. In this book she writes about the experiences she face in 1984 to 1986 when she left her home in American to go to visit her husband’s family in Iran. She also has another book of compiled stories called “For the love of a Child”.
This shows that women in the society are separated from exploring and going out of their own domestic spheres. The female is thus regulated to nurture and love the children and husband. “This separation of the sphere of public (masculine) power from the sphere of private (feminine) affection also causes the destruction of many of the women of the women in the novel” (275). Mary Shelley demonstrates the ideas of women in the 19c in her book in order to show how men are inferior to women. It also shows victor doesn’t pay much attention and give love to his wife which ultimately leads to his fall as man.