Other scholars () also Wrote that “[Esther is] pliant to the commands of Mordecai, …her weakness, her timidity, her modesty she can conquer through loyalty to the Cause, which is hers since it is her master’s”. Through this many see Esther as a woman without a mind, she viewed as a woman who needs to be controlled by man. furthermore, Esther role has also been degraded early in the book through the interpretation of the word “to be queen”. In which Hebrew this word can mean “to reign”. Scholar Carey Moore describes this choice as intentional, intended to reflect Esther’s lack of
Austen clearly finds rigid class boundaries to be occasionally absurd. Mr. Collins 's comic formality and obsequious relationship with Lady Catherine form a satire of class consciousness and social formalities. In the end, the novel 's verdict on class differences is moderate. Austen seems to accept the existence of class hierarchy, but she also criticizes the way it can poison society. Critic Samuel Kliger notes, "If the conclusion of the novel makes it clear that Elizabeth accepts class relationships as valid, it becomes equally clear that Darcy, through Elizabeth 's genius for treating all people with respect for their natural dignity, is reminded that institutions are not an end in themselves but are intended to serve the
This letter was likely intended to be private, highlighted by Lewes openness about her personal struggles. She laments her societal standing as a woman in 1800’s Europe, struggling against the restrictions of “domestic duties” and “womanly necessities”. Despite this, Lewes finds comfort in her womanhood, comparing the process of writing to “...offspring, developing and growing by some force of which one’s own life has only served as a vehicle…” By writing this letter, Lewes acts on her impulse to “...feel the want of others as my own…” Though she rejects society’s traditional view of women, in the careful, consultative nature of her response, she takes on the role of a mother. This impulse to nurture, though unwanted by Lewes, reveals that a caring nature is not necessarily a weak one. By simply existing, Lewes proves society’s view of women
In Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche Dubois measures her family’s successes and failures against a standard that she believes reflects the social values of the Old South - the pre-war South in which Blanche grew up. She uses her reminiscences and behaviors to construct herself - to other characters and to the audience - as a Southern Belle: a representative of a group of highborn women from the antebellum South. As the play unfolds, however, it becomes clear not only that Blanche cannot live up to the Southern Belles code, but also that her ideas of the Old South are as illusory as the other self-deceptions to which she is subject. Confronted by the harsh reality of post-war America, Blanche finds comfort in escapism,
This symbolizes the twisted heart of the tiger, full of killer instinct and blood lust. When the tiger heart began beating was God filled with horror as he grazed upon the paws and into the eyes of the tiger? “And, when thy heart began to beat, / What dread hand? And what dread feet?” (3.3-4). This engages alliteration and imagery, as it elicits a terrifying scene in the minds of the readers.
And another conversation is that “I am too smart to cheat….It is under me” (157).Even though Kim’s mother suffered loneliness ..she is such a bold character to suffer and sacrifice though she got hardships and rejection from Aunt Paula. . “You may need to change your dreams. My little heart, listen. But sometimes our fate is different from the one we imagined for ourselves.
This is an example of katabasis because Telemachus is skeptical and confused about his family, especially his father. It serves as a low point because he thinks the long, heroic tales about his father are just rumors and the god-like Odysseus is not that great after all. To add on, everyone holds high expectations of Telemachus, Those who knew Odysseus and his great
Virgil and Ovid are also adamant that a “happy ending” for a woman does not exist without pain and suffering beforehand; and even then, it may not be so “happy”, if they even get one at all. The correlations between the writings of these two authors is unsurprising for the time, but causes the reader to wonder how accurately the women are portrayed, whether it be through their looks, how they are treated by their male counter parts, or where their story ultimately
Feminism: "The doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. "(Dictionary) The female characters in the Scarlet Letter demonstrate independent rights of women in the seventeenth century. In the Puritan Boston novel, two main characters embodied feminism. Hester Prynne symbolizes another aspect of women during her time by succeeding as a mother and gaining a good reputation after being scorned by society. Her little infant, Pearl, was a sign of hope and independence, responding to people seeing her as a symbol of sin.
Lily is aware that it is her “duty” as a woman to follow a “code of behaviour” (Woolf, 74) that will benefit Mr. Tansley, though he has done nothing to benefit her; instead, he had taken the liberty to belittle her. To carry this out would be irrational, but Wiesner notes that women at the time were expected to be as such; “Women were also more ‘disorderly’ than men because they were unreasonable, ruled