Much like Martin Luther King Jr., Antigone finds the unjust oppressions that are placed on her loved ones and peacefully breaks the law that she believes are unjust. She does this by burying Polyneices. Both Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. had been moved and committed to an idea and moved to the point where they had decided to take action that was seen as extreme. Their actions were labeled as extreme only because of their challenge against the status quo. Just as Antigone had faced doubt and resistance in her movement with her sister, Ismene.
In the case of perceived “insanity” then women should be neither be seen nor heard. Treichler states, “Language in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is oppressive to women in the particular form of medical diagnosis, a set of linguistic signs whose representational claims are authorized by society and whose power to control women’s fate, whether or not those claims are valid, is real.” (74) I will explore the theory that “The Yellow Wallpaper” is a symbolic examination of exactly how women were an oppressive society. Further, I will join the conversation concerning the question of sanity vs. insanity and the stereotypical role of women in the early nineteenth century as a way to further oppress strong intelligent
Solnit uses the heart-wrenching example of how “Corporal Maria Lauterbach was apparently killed by her higher-ranking colleague after she was going to testify that he had raped her” (6). This woman was sexually intimidated by her higher ranking officer and was eventually murdered to cover up what he had done. Solnit uses the horrific example of rape to emotionally grab the reader's attention, bringing them deeper into her essay. This is one of the most effective examples that Solnit uses in her essay to prove women deserve the right to be treated as human beings and that these serious problems need to be
Analysis of an Essay Do you ever wonder how a brutal murder victim appears to look their normal selves at their funeral? Well, in Jessica Mitford’s “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain”, she takes us through the amazing, yet disturbing process called Embalming and Restorative Arts. Mitford is disgusted and completely against it because she thinks it is inhumane, so she goes into illustrative detail by using similes, and a great deal of imagery. Mitford’s purpose of the essay was to gain support in objecting towards embalming, and inform us of the process through graphic detail. She did this using process analysis and telling us step by step.
Metamorphoses portrays women as very sexual creatures and are blamed because their beauty attracts the Gods ‘attention. In this epic, women have more of a stronger portrayal an independent presence. This epic doesn’t portray very many obedient female characters, rather it displays defiant ones. When compared to the female presence in the Quran, Metamorphoses had drastically different views on
Blood relates to the idea of guilt and it is emphasised clearly in Act 5 scene 1 where lady Macbeth appears to be bothered by the “blood on her hands” while she screams “out, damned spot!”. This demonstrates that lady Macbeth is distressed by her hallucinations of blood and is also beginning to experience guilt because not even “all the perfumes of Arabia” will wash away her sin. Lady Macbeth also experiences fear when she says “what’s done cannot be undone”, demonstrating that Lady Macbeth realises it is too late to regret her actions. Therefore, Lady Macbeth is not entirely fiendish as the audience gets to see Lady Macbeth’s remorse and what she is truly like as she confesses her feelings from deep
Emotion is what majorly affects peoples decision making, all the time they always have feelings about things that affect the decision. Using pathos Swift tries to make the audience emotionally invested and wants them to feel a certain way about something. “There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas, too frequent among us, sacrificing the poor innocent babes, I doubt more to avoid the expense than the shame, which would move tears and pity in the most savage and inhuman breast” (357). In this Swift really has people thinking, or at least me on how to fix this problem or how we can help in any way. This is the emotional part that gets people thinking and gets them on board with what he is trying to get
Thus, the second category of Stoker’s violence is evident here – the visual aspect. The female vampires, with an immaculate mix of violence and sex, entrance their victims and prey on them. This seems to be a frightening portrayal of a “monster” since we do not expect a monster to attract the victims in using their beauty. However, it is for the same reason, that Stoker’s theme of violence has to be
In the reading, “Two ways a Woman Can get Hurt ” by Jean Kilbourne, Kilbourne starts off with how in today’s society woman in advertisements are degraded and sexualized. Basically, the media and advertisements use woman’s bodies as objects to sell whatever it is that they are selling. Kilbourne also states that often these pictures can be somewhat pornographic. Kilbourne goes on with explaining that when you use pornographic-like images it exploits woman and only does them harm. When everything is so sexualized in today’s society it makes the power-less more vulnerable and at risk.
For instance, when she keeps using repetition of, “It is a violation of human rights when...” That repetition sticks in the mind of the audience. The use of those words create more a picture of violence that women go through that is not seen by the “human eye’s.” For example when she includes, “ ...women... burned to death...” Clinton uses this to pull on the heart string of her audience.
The article Cancer Butch written by Sarah. L Jain really shows how cancer degrades women and the perspective of it looked at from how women feel degraded. In the book Cancer Journals by Audre Lorde she believes “This pressure, she thought, tended, on the one hand, to steer women away from coming to terms with the multiple losses that accompany the disease and, on the other hand, to make women feel the lack of a breast as a stigma: a sign of shame, a token of lost sexuality, and therefore an indicator of cultural worthlessness.” This depicts that cancer was not only downgrading women, but also taking a way of how they felt about themselves, with the breast as just a disgrace to their bodies. Another thing stated by Audre Lorde is, “She writes,
Lower, Wendy. Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Thesis: After the mass atrocities of the Holocaust came to light, many began to question how the ideology of the Third Reich could ingrain itself so deeply it could condone mass murder of neighbors and human beings.
One of the more fascinating things that I read in this chapter pertains to the two cultures of New Guinea in which there were remarkable similarities between men and women. In fact, despite their various differences; both the gentle friendly and relatively docile Arapesh culture and the savage barbaric Mundugumor culture of New Guinea both see men and woman are as equals with each gender sharing similar roles during child baring and hunting in each respective culture. One fact that I found interesting about the women of the Mundugumor culture is that they lacked a maternal instinct and viewed the idea of child bearing to be repulsive (the book specifically states that Mundugumor women actively dislike children) which is a stark contrast to most of western society in which it is the cultural norm for women to have a high maternal instinct and the actively enjoy the act of bearing children (Kimmel 60-61). Another interesting thing that I learned in this chapter was about a group of biological men from a Native American tribe