Her ability to stimulate her audience’s senses with just her spoken language is outstanding. Her imagery in the speech is arousing and promotes confidence. She states, “...I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king...” Addressing some possible doubts of her troops. It was likely that the army of men was reluctant to follow a leader who was a woman.
Not only being popular with her own people, she accomplished things other pharaohs had not cared to do, such as learn the Egyptian language. She was called Philopatris, “she who loves her country.” (Crawford). Cleopatra has shown that women are just as intelligent and strong as men, even if society norms say otherwise. Going through multiple difficulties in her life, Cleopatra did not give up through it all.
She “always felt respect when face-to-face with a middle or late pretty. But in the presence of this cruelly beautiful man, respect was saturated with rear” (Westerfeld 98). Observe how she always has these emotions towards the pretties. Regardless of who they are, middle or late pretties, she admired them. Likewise, at any time she meets a current pretty, she is astonished and whenever she sees a Special, she was frightened.
It is apparent that to some extent, Medea like all other women, are mere fodder of the patriarchal society in Corinth. Medea’s intelligent and cunning manipulation of words to her advantage successfully arouses the empathy from the Nurse, The Chorus and the audience. Euripides proves that Medea is much more than a ‘betrayed wife’, and shows that despite the injustices she faces, she is a capable, iconoclastic and independent individual. As a consequence of Medea’s heinous and immoral acts the audience is constantly reaffirmed of her callosity. Ultimately, Medea explores the notion that when an individual is forced to absolute desperation, their last resort of gaining attention is to commit an abominable act of violence.
Women are still subjected to falling short of equal status with men on a daily basis. Throughout The Iliad women are treated like property. Women are not people but rather a prize to be won or lost, bereft of individual identity. In the opening of The Iliad, Agamemnon captures Chryses’ daughter, Chrysies.
By Ariel Levy’s definition, “female chauvinism” and “raunch culture” describe women who believe men are inferior and women objectifying other women and themselves, respectively. While females, to a certain extent, have always and will always be objectified by the media, it has not become more pervasive in recent years. If anything, the sexualization and objectification of women has been mediated due to advancements in gender equality. There has been a gradual switch in cultural expectations of women from codependent lady who needs a strong man to take care of her to competent woman who can take care of herself. This role transformation, while seemingly so, is not a kick in the ribs to men.
The eye of “all men’s” sees the truth about the woman that the speaker is in love with, and she isn’t as amazing as he sees her to be. “Love’s eyes”, in other words, the speaker’s eyes, have a judgment that is
“Their dark skin, their gender, their economic status… none of these were acceptable excuses for not giving the fullest limitation to their imagination and ambition...” this quote signifies that no matter what’s the color of your skin, race, gender, or your economic status both sexes are destined for success using your knowledge and your creativity. Men are not the only superior race but also women, their determination and their ambitions allows them to accomplish certain tasks that is set for
But made it even clearer that Antigone and Creon are even less alike. The very first difference when comparing Creon with Antigone is of course gender. Creon, is a male ruler, and is liable for the well being of the whole city. As Antigone, is of course a female who as we know has is a unique hero in her family. Hence they both are known for doing conventional things, which come into fighting with one another.
The reputation of women is expressed in her speech. She talks about how women are just as powerful as men, women can do the same job that a man can do, women deserve the same job opportunities as men. She appeals to her audience’s emotions by talking about her life and how she grew up with the diversity between blacks and white. She felt the same diversity happening between men and women, and how men were becoming more “powerful” than women. Chisholm used the rhetorical device antithesis in her speech by saying, “The physical characteristics of men and women are not fixed, but cover two wide spans that have a great deal of overlap.”
Its fair to say through the years literature has shown common themes and ideologies that connect deeply with values and concepts learned from history. The influence of these themes and ideologies have been turned into theories that we use to analyze and connect to stories and novels that we read. When these theories are applied, multiple stories can be used and compared. There is common themes that will show up in a story that will be related to the theory and used to compare and contrast stories to the theories. Feminist theory is one of the theories that is largely looked at when analyzing the books “Of mice and men” and “The Great Gatsby.”
For decade women have been discriminated by society, all around the world. In many countries women are still treated as the inferior sex. “daily life for women in the early 1800s in Europe(Britain), was that of many obligations and few choices. Some even compare the conditions of women in time as a form of slavery.” (Smith, Kelley. "
I am a strong believer in woman joining into the armed forces. They have different ways of thinking and solving problem. You get more opinions plus they are more than capable to achieve the standards of all armed forces. Women are also more sensitive about things which sometimes is what can save your life in a combat zone. Most people say that women are unfit and incapable to submit to military life.
Women also face unequal opportunity and treatment. In most world history, the man has been the leader and the woman, the follower. Men are more greatly respected and thought highly of. During the 18th century at the time of The Declaration of Independence the inferior attitude toward women was prevalent. Historian Mary Beth Norton wrote about treatment of women in this time period in the book, Liberty’s Daughters.