I thought Lewis did an amazing job at displaying just how meaningful a little bit of correctly used punctuation could be; He does it throughout the entire essay with all the other types of punctuation; Although, I was a little bummed out at the end when he was talking about the dash and poetry. This part of his essay seemed like it had a completely different tone altogether to me; it wasn’t as comical and I had a harder time understanding the correct and incorrect usage of these two things. Overall, I thought this essay was really funny, and I enjoyed reading it when initially I was dreading it, but it was good, and I’m glad I took the time to give it a
But She Likes it Like That: Gender Roles, Realities, and Rape in The Reeve’s Tale from a Feminist Perspective Geoffrey Chaucer is at it again, this time with a vengeance. His cunning characters fairly burst with bawdy antics in The Reeve’s Tale, eliciting delighted laughter from readers… male readers, at least. (CAN I USE THIS ELIPSES FOR A PAUSE IN MY NARRATIVE?) While there is no doubting Chaucer’s work has entertainment value, it comes at a price perhaps too high. Historically, women in literature are oftentimes not afforded kind treatment, and both the wife and daughter in The Reeve’s Tale have a worse fate by far.
Pride is an admirable quality to have, when expressed moderately. However, an excessive amount can lead to a terrible downfall in works such as “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, and “The Odyssey” by Homer. In all of these works, pride leads to the downfall of the characters. It is important to have pride and dignity, however too much pride is not the way to go. In “The Necklace”, Mathilde Loise was a beautiful woman who envied those of the lavish lifestyle.
Isolation There are a few lonely characters in The Great Gatsby, the first being Jordan Baker who tells the narrator Nick Carraway that she prefers larger over smaller parties because she believes they are more intimate. The next being Nick Carraway who feels as if he just doesn't fit in with the rich crowd. Marriage The marriages that we see in The Great Gatsby are not full of your stereotypical thoughts of marriage like love or loyalty. The only marriages that are shown to us are filled with adultery and disatisfaction. Education In the time era of The Great Gatsby being educated was very important to be apart of the social elite.
Like in Document E. Groups that are totally different have tension and it is usually for wealth and attention when it involves younger girls. Another point of evidence is that in document B most of the accusers were women, I am not trying to label anyone, but usually women can be somewhat ‘sensitive’ especially when it comes to men and wealth, they crave attention, maybe that is my opinion but it seems pretty relevant, with the evidence given. In conclusion the evidence given gives you an understanding that a cause in the witch trial hysteria was
The representation of women, however, is more impactful than the other motifs. Especially since such a perspective goes heedless by most readers, delving one’s focus and condensing at Shelley’s low-key stance of discrimination against women, as a full-grown woman, is palpable. What this looks like in practice with contemporary movements is coalition building targeted at the undermined women existent today. By the same token, Frankenstein allows both modern male and female reader to avoid such a monstrous brainchild from engendering. The notion of ‘beauty doesn’t matter’ in this day and age is exploited and persecuted where the women who don’t abide by modern standards of beauty are framed as the ‘other’, similar to the creature.
Women’s power to seduce men signifies their importance and superiority over men. Contrary to popular belief at the time, women play highly significant roles towards heroes and the male figures in The Odyssey. They give them aid, try to trick them, or seduce them with their irresistible looks. The women may not play the hero or partake in the main conflict, but they remain in the background, influencing the men in many ways. There are many other roles that women play, but these are the most
To his surprise, this presents Horner with an "alternate economy of feminine desire” (Burke 237). Feminine desire, which is largely ignored in patriarchal society, forces Horner to humanize the women he’s talking to instead of treating them as a commodity. In fact, the women get defensive when Horner brings up the issue of payment. This commodification of women paints them as very one-dimensional. Additionally, Dainty speaks of embarrassment, “we blush when they are shame-faced” (Wycherley 1189).
Through the creation of double standards with their male counterparts, both female characters are subject to sexism and objectification. Cleopatra, albeit weakened by recent film productions, remains a very prominent female figure in Shakespeare’s plays. Although she is decried as sexual and promiscuous, she is aware of her perception
In contrast, Jane was wise enough to make the right decision for herself and ended up with a better relationship than Lydia. Jane and Elizabeth had similar relationships because they both had common traits with the men they fell in love with. Elizabeth and Charlotte had very different relationships than each other. Charlotte married the man who Elizabeth rejected because she wanted wealth and security. Whereas, Elizabeth married Darcy because she fell in love with him, Elizabeth gaining all the wealth and security Charlotte wanted, even though she was not looking for it.
The use of different wrong doings allows readers to view the abuse displayed in the 1800’s. However, many others and I can attest to the novel not encompassing the dilemma of abuse enough. The men, converting it into an ideal, romanticize the abuse of women. The men are envious that Janie takes her abuse so quietly. The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life.
This book it just really does not speak to me, and I am sorry, but I just can 't either get focused into the story or just enjoy it at all. I think that the story picked up in pace during this section because they have been on the chase for the killers. The first part of it was extremely boring because of how slow the story was moving, we got to hear every persons backstory and what they were doing, in detail, that day. But I am not one to enjoy non-fiction. Actually I try to avoid it, I think it is because I get enough of reality during the day that when I read a book I want it to be something lightweight and fun to read.
Overall, The Good Earth was not a book that captured my attention. This novel left me discontented and I felt as though it ended quite abruptly. I expected for this book to include a bit more action and drama as well. On the contrary, I did like the historical element that was included and also the major plot twist at the end. If anyone wants to know the ending, they’ll just have to read the book to find
I determined to put Can 't Look Away by Donna Cooner in the second bubble because although it was a nice read and a good story, I lost interest and found it hard to finish the book. This novel was an attempted read and I wish I could 've finished it, but I got distracted with the absence of a plot near the middle of the novel.
Many people are willing to go to the extent of lying about themselves to a man or a woman to impress them. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald creates contrasts and similarities between Gatsby and George Wilson. They are not the type of person their partner wants to marry, Gatsby made as much money as anyone could ever want but he still lacked the class that Daisy expected and required. No matter if matter if you’re wealthy or poor, if you become someone you are not others will always find out who you really are. Gatsby and Wilson were both desperate enough to try and win over the women they loved by being someone they were not.