The part the movie focuses on the most is how these wives are seen as nothing but concubines of the master. There is a tension between all the wives in the house who refer to each other as sisters. In the scenes showing these sisters together there is always a sense of jealousy. Each wife wants to outdo the other in order to impress the Master who chooses where he sleeps every day with a small sort of ‘I pick you’ ceremony which happens every evening before nightfall. The title of the movie, Raise the red lantern is a reference to this “ceremony” that takes place every day.
In Homer’s Odyssey, the over one-hundred suitors at Odysseus’s home of Ithaca threaten to overthrow the former king they assume dead. Their violence and careless living in his home impose on Penelope and Telemachas’s safety and privacy, causing Odysseus to hurry back home. However, the suitors present an even bigger threat: they threaten to destroy and absolve Penelope and Odysseus’s marriage. Faithful Penelope, though, delays her decision by promising to make a choice of a suitor after she finishes weaving a funeral shroud for Odysseus and undoing her work every night. If Penelope had given in to the suitors, they would live under the thumb of their suitors with Odysseus barred from his own home.
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger displays the conflict between the future government of Koyanagar and the people rebelling against it. Sudasa is one of the thousands of woman who must choose a husband in “the tests” causing the society to have controversy of what is fair. The men who are not chosen are sent to guard Koyanagar’s wall. Sudasa must choose a husband from her assigned group, however, her cousin is unfairly placed in her group. Sudasa is left with a hard decision of what relationship is worth fighting for.
Described by Panchaali, the wife of the great Pandava siblings in the Mahabharata, the novel gives us a new dimension to the ancient epic. The novel traces the life of princess Panchaali, beginning with her birth in divine fire and following her unusual life as a woman with five husbands who were cheated out of their father 's (Pandu’s) kingdom. Staying at the side of her five husbands through years of exile and a terrible war involving all the important kingdoms of India. At the time of the birth of Draupadi a celestial announcement was made. The voice said “Behold, we give you this girl, a gift beyond what you asked for.
Lucentio involve in a family drama happening nearby. Baptista Minola has two daughters Bianca and Katherine. Bianca has a lot of suitors who quarrel for marrying her but Baptista decides that Bianca cannot get married unless her older sister Katherine get married first. The suitors say that it 's not fair as no one want to marry the aggressive Katherine. On the other hand, Lucentio falls in love with Bianca and makes up a plan to get with her.
Merida trying to win her own hand in marriage hit all three targets in the middle and on the last target, splitting the last arrow with her own arrow. While doing this, Merida breaks this stereotype of needing a man help and protection by proving to her mother, suitors, people in her Kingdom she could do it better than all three suitors. The Lords were furious by this action and so was the queen. The peace in the Kingdom was broken. She is always determined to be write her path to destiny and not have another write it for
During this banquet, King Xerxes calls on Queen Vashti and she refuses to come. In a brash act of anger, and probably embarrassment, King Xerxes divorces Queen Vashti; he and his council decide he needs a new wife. Esther is an orphan who is being raised by her cousin; so when the king’s men came for young virgins to be in the king’s harem Esther joined. She eventually won the favor of the people in the harem and eventually with King Xerxes himself, becoming his new wife and Queen. Esther’s story, however, starts not when Esther is named the new Queen, but when Haman plots to destroy the
One day Hukum Singh’s brother tries to humiliate Deeti and offers her to bear one more child from him, as Kabutari is also his daughter. At this proposal Deeti reacts angrily and says, “I will burn on my husband’s pyre rather than give myself to you” (Ghosh, 158). This presents the conditions in which a woman is compelled to perform sati. If not willingly, she has to perform sati either to maintain her chastity or to be compelled by her in-laws as to get rid of her care as well as to become rich. This thinking of the in-laws to become rich is depicted in the novel through the words of Deeti’s brother-in-law.
She makes a scathing attack on the patriarchal norms of Kerala’s Touchable society; high caste Hindus and high caste Syrian Christians. Pappachi – the oldest character in the novel – is a “male chauvinist.” (Dasan 32) He is challenged by his own daughter Ammu: “Ammu challenges the defiled social order and what it represents by marrying a man of her choice” (Pillai 90) and thus celebrates her disapproval of male dominated custom of arranged marriage whereby marriage can’t be solemnized without the final approving nod of the parents. She met her would be husband at a wedding reception in Calcutta. Her would be husband “proposed to Ammu five days after they first met. She just weighed the odds and accepted.
His cabinet ministers are disunited and all wish to rule the country individually after the death of the king; a totally corrupt ministry. The king has a daughter, Vijaya, a playful girl. Soon the king dies and the problem of succession arises. The ministers take Vijaya as their compromise with a policy that “she’ll be the rule and they’ll be the rulers”. But their hopes of ruling the country behind a puppet queen gets shattered, because the queen comes up as a determined, mature and ambitious lady.