Creon was not fond of Antigone doing this and sends her to be starved to death in a chamber. With Creon being very stubborn, nobody could change his conjecture about burying Polynices; not even his own son, Haemon. Tiresias, a blind prophet, managed to make Creon change his stubborn mind and bury Polynices, but it was too late. Both, Antigone and Haemon, had already committed suicide. Antigone could not live her life suffering because of her brother, therefore she withdrew the punishment, which led to her taking her own life because she was not able to honor her brother in a proper burial.
ABSTRACT This paper is an analysis of the feministic aspectof Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Feminism is a crusade, which has some aim and dogmas, where a feminist seeks equal political, economic, cultural, personal and social rights for women. The storyhere provides feminists a rich ground in which one can explore the codes of sexual morality that the townspeople of Columbia reluctantly uphold. The portrayal of female characters in the novel shows their submissive nature and how often they have been exploited and forced to go against their free will just for the sake of false family honour and society. It also represents how patriarchy was constituted, constructed and re-invented in Latin American society in the 20th
Women of 17th century England are supposed to be subordinate to men; however, Shakespeare reveals that it is the women who give power to men. The three women present in The Tempest exemplify this. Men are threatened by Sycorax, since she realizes her power and is an independent woman who refuses to give up her power to men. She is consequentially viewed as evil and a threat to society. On the other hand, Miranda maintains her role as the servant to her father and then Ferdinand.
Also she did not want to leave any possibility of revenge that the children could take on killing of their father’s wife. Medea’s actions are justified by her emotions as they are difficult thing to control at times. She is also raised in a different culture so she did not conform to the values of Corinth and did not easily accept that Jason married another woman. For the male audience, the evil deeds of Medea confirm their belief that women should be uneducated and kept at home. Medea was a divine character.
(Bloom) This scene “reveals Ruth 's independence, expressing her right to choose and to assert control, yet it also depicts the desperation of a working-class woman who cannot afford to have another child.” (Bloom) Mama greatly opposes Ruth getting an abortion. Her conservative views and religious beliefs do not allow her to consider this as an option. She remembers the
She has proven herself as a bizzare, independent and strong or in other words she is lady of situations in it real sense due to her manipulative tactics. But the hypocrisy of the situation lies in the fact that still she is very determined to live her life according to the norms of the society around her, as the era depicted in the play is the time of 19 century. This interesting case, Hedda can be analyzed by the hints from her past and the lines of dialogue especially her slips of tongue. She is a female but she defies the demands of patriarchal society. She refuses to follow the traditional norms and standards in which women are expected to be servile and passive, as Ibsen puts it; “she really wants to live the whole life of a man “.In the play Hedda Gabler, Hedda tries to go beyond the limits.
It requires significant strength of personality for Elizabeth to overcome that barrier and psychologically quality for the marriage. Darcy’s aunt Lady Catherine provides her that occasion as she opposes Elizabeth and Darcy’s marriage. Lady Catherine’s imperialism, founded on the virtue of her wealth and status, is gratefully enjoyed or quietly accepted but never was challenged. In order to prevent Elizabeth from marrying Darcy, Lady Catherine threatens her for her own selfish needs. However, Elizabeth doesn’t obey for the sake of her aristocracy.
Once her father hears these accusations, he commands to “let her die” as a result of the crimes she committed (IV.i.163). These incidents in the play illustrate Hero’s sacrifice of her angelic and pure character. Hero does little to convince others of her innocence. Moreover, clinging to the traditional views of women, men are unlikely to listen to what women have to say. Shakespeare portrays women 's ranking in relation to men by illustrating Hero’s great sacrifice, and how her closest mentors refuse to help support her.
One of the main female characters in the play who struggles with her identity is Gertrude, the Queen of Denmark and the mother of Hamlet. Through her determination to ensure her own survival, as well as the survival of her family and kingdom, Gertrude’s role drives the action of the play as she tends to stir the plot of her own ill-thought actions. In the play, Shakespeare has shown accurate roles of empowerment of women throughout the play as we witness this as Gertrude proves that she is a strong, independent and protective woman. Despite being wise and sensible with her choice of marriage, Gertrude’s actions and behaviour is portrayed as repulsive and lustful because of her willingness to remarry King Claudius on short notice. She is a lady who can be defined by the urge to fulfil her desire for a higher position, affection and status.
Gertrude unveils her characteristic of greed with her marriage the brother of her ex-husband who dies so that she could remain the queen of Demark, but after becoming queen she is still ignored as an important person in society. Despite Gertrude being a queen she is living in a patriarchic society when she is left unheard because of her gender. Throughout Hamlet the play demonstrates Gertrude’s invisibility and lack of self throughout the play which describes how she had a freedom and individuality to think for herself but her voice still not matter to the men n the society because they have the most
Even with her past dilemmas, Abigail creates too much chaos is Salem to be considered a victim. She tricked the court into believing that Elizabeth was out to kill her, even though no such event was true. Her actions led to Goody Good, Goody Osburn, Bridget Bishop and many more losing their lives. Abigail may be victim in certain circumstances because of her past experiences, such as viewing her parents be killed by a group of Indians; nonetheless, she cannot be considered a victim if her intentions are out to harm others. Abigail was given an opportunity to tell the truth of her accusations when Mary Warren opposed her, but she did not, and continued on her devious ways, not letting go of her previous mistakes.
She asks her sister, “Shall we not perish wretchedest of all, / If in defiance of the law we cross / A monarch 's will?” (_Antigone). Even when compared with the dishonorable deaths of her family members, Ismene believes that going against the will of a monarch is worse. Ismene is the polar opposite of Antigone, she is complacent and law abiding where Antigone defies the law in accordance with her own values. This has taught her that she and Antigone are “weak women, [...], Not framed by nature to contend with men” (_Antigone). As the case of Ismene shows, faith in law, and the following the societal expectations, creates someone who is largely complacent.
Similarly to Penelope, Cersei Lannister is noble mother figure in society. Rather than being accepted into society for her normal behavior, it is her submission to society which brings her social acceptance. Cersei Lannister is a powerful, beautiful woman. Sadly her Lannister title brings her into sinister situations where she is forced to make life and death decisions, both for her family and for her people of King’s Landing. Cersei is kidnapped by a rival group in the city, they hold her hostage and refuse her water and food.
She never wanted to do what she was told by people she didn 't fully respect. She puts up the fight of her life to Aunt Alexandera because she does not want to become a lady. She does everything she can to stay away from her for a while, then she just tries to stay away from it. Atticus, Scout’s father, commented that he thought that he would have more problems with Scout, because of her fighting spunky nature, than with Jem, her older brother (120). She also would go to the court case, after her father deliberately told them to not go to town.
In “The Story of an Hour” we are reminded that “women should attach themselves to their husbands,” in this case Louise did not do this with her husband ( Wan 167). Louise would “break the shackles of the patriarchal culture as she comprehends that she can “live for herself” instead of living the life that her husband “sanctions for her,” she realizes in this quote that she no longer belongs to anybody but herself (Jamil 219). In “The Story of Hour” Kate Chopin not only shows us how women were treated and how women were “controlled” by their husbands, but also that this story was written from a feminist point of view and “can be also be read as a criticism of