Frances Perkins came from an unfortunate childhood and had to motivate herself in everything she did. “...Rose quickly from the world of voluntary associations to the rough and tumble world of politics”(Source 4). The author tells us that she had to develop tough skin and serve men and do what she didn’t agree with, but had to do. This shows us that was is a selfless person that was inspired by
She was intelligent and had courage to go her own way. She was a wife, a mother and lover but at the same time a cold hearted ruler that tried to eliminate everyone that stood in her way not caring if it was a stranger or a family member. We don’t have a lot of resources out of her personal perspective but the resources that we do have, paint a picture of a strong woman that lost and regained her throne, was able to make choices that helped expand her countries wealth and territory. She was resourceful with knowledge about Alchemy, Politics, different cultures and languages. She survived the death of her first love and even though afterwards she loved again she was a changed person, colder and more focused on personal gains that anything else.
Marie would often fight with Antoinette over how her dedication to Emile was greater than to her family. When Emile was arrested for murder, Antoinette had stood by his side and relentlessly insisted that he was innocent. “‘Don’t you call him a murderer.’ She raises her arm in a threat. ‘Murderer!’ And there it is; the thousand pinpricks of a slap on my face.” Here was a turning point in the book, where Antoinette slaps Marie for insisting that Emile is guilty. Antoinette had never hit Marie nor Charlotte before, so at this point in the book, it was very heartbreaking knowing that Antoinette is so blinded by Emile that she would turn against her own family in order to defend him.
During the first part of her life, she had defended the cause of women against literary misogyny in a debate known as the Querelle Des Femmes (The Saint Joan Of Arc Center). Despite the odds stacked against her by her gender, she became one of the most distinguished writers of the later middle ages (Castor). More importantly, she led France to a victory in battle against England and won (Castor). Many people were amazed by her victory especially as a woman leading an army that large the first time ever (Castor). Women from Greece, Turkey, and China were all inspired by her story to fight for their country’s freedom (The Saint Joan Of Arc Center).
Unlike women of her time, she was aggressive and defied the submissive role women were supposed to play in politics. Cleopatra is still important today because she did everything in her power accomplish what she wanted to get done and to protect Egypt, and for that she should be remembered. Historically, she has been known for her seduction, but she should be recognized for social and political limitations she beat to keep her position as the Pharaoh of Egypt. Cleopatra used her wit, sexuality and persuasiveness, to entice two of the world’s most powerful men. From the beginning of her reign, she had to overcome an Egyptian society that did not accept females without male guidance.
Julia Alvarez's historical novel, In The Time of the Butterflies, captures the lives of the Mirabal sisters and the Dominican Republic under the appalling dictatorship of Trujillo. Unfortunately, in a dangerous scheme to overthrow Trujillo, the Mirabal sisters meet their tragic fate. Before their death, these martyrs dodged through dozens of obstacles. In the Dominican Republic, it was extremely difficult for women to be respected and taken seriously because they were seen as domesticated and inferior. This old ideology of gender roles gravely affected the Mirabal sisters and their participation in their revolution against Trujillo; however, they still managed to challenge these gender limitations throughout the book.
Actress Melissa McCarthy is the main character in “The Boss”, a comedy that begs you to laugh more than it really will. This film has McCarthy play a snobby, disgraced business woman that goes bankrupt and tries to reinvent herself after being released from prison. Being “the boss”, she treats her workers as she wishes, not in a good way. When she gets into some trouble they don’t want to help her remembering how she was with them. Along the lines there are lots of twist and turns.
That is all it takes. It is also important because it displays that Tituba only says this because it is what they want to hear, what they expect to hear. These beliefs are also apparent in the easy conviction of many good women during the witch trials. Take for example Rebecca Nurse, who at the beginning of the play has such a great reputation that people in the next town over have “heard of your [her] great charities” (37) but is later implicated in “the marvelous and supernatural murder of Goody Putnam’s babies” (71). This shows the underlying sexism because the town accepts Rebecca's inculpation, even though she was one of the most respected members of the community.
It is very clear that Abigail is very vindictive as we can see clearly that she took revenge on Elizabeth for firing her. This is the reason that she said that Elizabeth was also part of the witchcraft even though we know that this wasn’t true. Abigail Williams fights for what she can’t have. She fought for John's love throughout the play just because she couldn’t have him. This proves that she never gave up and always achieves whatever she
The first example would be when Sarah remarks the Graveyard of Failed Hopes is “an all-female establishment”; ironic since she would become a driving force of change for the better. Sarah is discouraged to be a jurist by her family, even told essentially to give up her dreams and go husband hunting. Around the time Sarah Grimké was around, I’m sure a lot of women faced gender stereotypes such as that. Not only were they slaves to their family’s expectations, but also the rules of society. The world was very biased against females in all aspects back then, some of those prejudices still live on today.
With the high powered jazz numbers, that keep the show moving forward. In the number, “You Gotta Have A Gimmick” the girls create the world of “Stripping” hoping to explain to Louise how to take the world of stripping by storm. The drum beats that accentuate the ladies hip thrust help create the world very well, and help to create the world that Louise has been thrown in. Overall, the musical Gypsy is an American classic and provided amazing music to the musical theatre cannon. Unfortunately, this stage to screen adaptation is lack luster, leaving much to be desired in the role of Mama Rose.
Aibileen Clark from The help is my most favorite character because I realize that Aibileen is one of the strongest women that I ever known. It is not easy for everyone to control their own emotion when they were disdained and Aibileen proved it for me. I can see that to be maid is very hard and torture but she can distinguish that Mae Mobley(A baby) is innocent, so she take care Mae Mobley very well while Mae Mobley’s mother always ignore Mae Mobley and hit her. Aibileen is brave too. She dare to share her bad experience with Skeeter for Skeeter’s book even she knew that it can do harm for her if other white people know about this but she still try to claim for coloured people fairness.
Joshua show us that the flapper was more or less a victim of circumstance. With all the new advances in technology and the reforms of the world, it was only a matter of time before women decided that they needed some independence as well. Immigrants coming in the country left and right, people of color fighting for their human rights, and men fighting for their country. They began to smoke, drink and have sex because it was their life, they wanted to vote, own property and obtain any job they wanted because it was their right, they did not want to dress in their mother’s attire and not all of them wanted to have children because it was their body. The 1920’s were revolutionary for the woman and Mr. Zeitz puts it all into perspective with his
The woman is crazy yet so powerful. Unlike many women, she was able to break away from the ideals of marriage, and free/liberate herself from the nightmare she was living in. Though it seemed like she was incapable of making “proper” decisions she knew what was best for herself. The character blatantly comes out and says “you” meaning John was the reason that she was imprisoned in his “game.”. The irony stems from how she always would blame herself for anything she felt she did wrong, but now blamed the cause for her problems, being John.
Though each character is important to the story, there is much to be said about the women of Hamilton, in particular. With the exclusion of a brief mention of Thomas Jefferson’s slave Sally Hemings in “What Did I Miss?,” there are four named female characters in the show. Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy are wealthy daughters of a political leader and, as such, are much sought for courtship. All three are considered beautiful. Angelica is the eldest sister and has an interest in progressive politics and believes in women’s rights.