Rationale: A man named Randle Mc Murphy is confined to a mental hospital for committing minor crimes. The ward is under the strict rule of the head nurse, Nurse Ratched. Nurse Ratched is so obsessed with maintaining perfect order of the hospital that she will do anything, even torture and kill a patient if he seems to be highly disruptive. However, Mc Murphy starts revolting against the nurse by constantly making her lose her temper, and by promoting gambling to the other patients, and encouraging them to stand up for themselves.
She derives a great deal of her power from her ability to infantilize, humiliate and emasculate the men - to render them sexless (Vitkus, 77). Later, during their same fight, McMurphy says, “What I want to know is am I safe to try to beat her at her own game” (Kesey, 68)? By saying this, McMurphy implies that he is going to try and go against Nurse Ratched and make some changes to the ward. He is set on making changes and gaining power, therefore, beginning his “conquest” against Nurse
When a tragedy occurs in a hospital, the overwhelming consensus is to blame the person seemingly with the most control: the doctor. The patient is the victim since the doctor is the one with the most control over the situation. In Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, the female protagonists either live their lives in the hands of others or with their own power. Those who do not have the control are harmfully guided by those around them.
Offred is a handmaid given the task to procreate with a Commander. She is one of many of the women who are basically imprisoned into labels and must abide by many limiting laws. She is given multiple options to break the rules by people who, even though they are blessed, also
The story "The yellow wall-paper" briefly described the theme of gender inequality by telling us how did a normal female patient become crazy. In this story, the narrator has to follow the decisions which are all made by his husband, this makes her felt confusing and upset. Her husband has never listened to her ideas because he thinks that she has already had some kind of mental disease. The gender inequality problem and the conflicts come with it directly caused the madness of the narrator. Meanwhile, the conflicts between the narrator and herself, like she always tells herself that “John is professional in curing patients, he must be right”, and also the conflict between her husband and herself, like John often ignores her feelings, both perfectly illustrate the idea of “gender inequality”.
Even by the end of the play, Blanche tells the doctor that she had always depended on the kindness of strangers. Stella, alike her sister, knew Stanley was abusive from the very beginning as he showed signs of violence and still at the end she allowed him to comfort her as she sobbed over the departure of her
And a few more gets spots and gets pecked to death, and more and more.” This shows that Nurse is pitting the patients against each other so that she, the leader of the flock, can stay dominate and in control. This reveals that the hospital is not about dehumanizing the patients until they are weak and willing to conform to
When the doctor was getting so furious with the parents and daughter he had thoughts of killing them, “The father tried his best, and he was a big man but the fact that she was his daughter, his shame at her behavior and his dread of hurting her made him release her just at the critical times when I had almost achieved success, till I wanted to kill him”. The doctor got so worked up about inflicting pain on her he started to enjoy it,” but the worst of it was that I too had got beyond reason. I could have torn the child apart in my own fury and enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to attack her”. It seems he enjoyed the time he spent inflicting pain on her.
This is evidenced in her advice to Harpo regarding his masculinity and insecurities with Sofia, ‘beat her’. Walker develops how the system of oppression is uncomfortable and shocking as it has led to learnt helplessness where Celie is unable to escape from her abusive environment and only further supports the cycle. This is further demonstrated by Albert’s actions as he tells Harpo to beat his wife in order to show who had the ‘upper hand’. The idiom again conveys another form of control and dominance which is continued throughout the whole text. Celie’s female passivity has conequently meant, that Harpo has been socialised to see women as passive creatures, which is why he is unable to understand Sofia’s stronger personality and character.
The narrator’s illness is caused by control issues, in turn, cause her to seek out a sense of true self. The fact that John ignores his wife’s feelings makes her illness worse. From John’s perspective, keeping his wife in the ugly, scary, barred room seems okay. During the time when the story takes place is a time when men dominated women.
When he gets shipped off to the mental ward of a hospital he clashes with the main authoritative figure on the ward, Nurse Ratched. In the movie they have a battle of wills. McMurphy helps give the fellow patients a voice against the oppression, making them question the situations they are in. The ward is undoubtedly corrupt, even McMurphy says it at one point referring to Ratched lying when
Zachary Binder Michael Arnold G period October 9, 2015 Hierarchy of Reciprocal Violence in Angela’s Ashes Throughout Angela’s Ashes the Hierarchy of Reciprocal violence is demonstrated through the nuns, the sick children, and the people working for the nuns. The nuns, being on the top, control what happens with their employees; an example of one would be seamus. Seamus then has power over the sick children because it was given to him by the nuns.
However, it did not work out as planned because Sofia stood up for herself and fought Harper back when he tried to beat her. This part shows Celia participating in a form of internalized oppression. Celia was so used to her husband beating her that she believed Sofia should receive
"Cobras '" main reason for abusing their women is attempting to regain their authority if they think it 's lost and reconstructing their status as the 'boss ' of the household. Unlike them, "Pit-bulls '" motives are completely different, their reason for using violence against their women is often an emotional trigger like being jealous and having a separation anxiety which makes them lose control over their reactions, lose proportions and erupt aggressively. In conclusion, "Pit-bulls" and "Cobras" have similarities and differences, but the most important thing about them is that they are very dangerous to their wives, each one in his own way, and must be properly treated by authorities and law in order to prevent the continuity of their unacceptable
Many men in the book reserve the right to beat their wives and insult their intelligence simply because they’re having a bad day. Joe considers his home a refuge made comfortable by Janie and when the reality doesn’t live up to his expectations he takes out his frustration physically on his wife. Men in the novel seem to have some level of domestic violence as a means getting out their frustration. In the Book “Their Eyes Were Watching God” Zora Neale Hurston uses physical and emotion situations to show the oppression of women. In the book there were many example of oppression of women but the submission of women, the intellectual level of women and the beating of women are especially uses throughout the book.