He says, “…received her visitors only in bed.” (Kafka,14). Furthermore, although he could have visited Elsa for the achievement of his desire, he decided to wait for Fraulein Burstner who made K uncomfortable for causing the disorder of his daily habit and the inability to release his sexual desire. He says, “…by coming late, she was introducing disturbance and disorder…her fault…had put off the visit to Elsa planned for today.” (Kafka, 18). These behaviors of K represent his promiscuous sexual life that is rooted deep inside him and K’s view of woman as the remedy that allows him to release his sexual aggression, strengthening K’s disrespectful way of dealing with women generally. Additionally, this crumble K’s innocent image from the readers, as an individual whose life is at the verge of calamity by the arrest when he claims himself innocent which
“Prelude to Love” consists of love letters written between Cleaver and his attorney Beverly Axelrod, which emphasizes the conflict of Cleaver’s views of white women and his actions with his attorney. The section of “White Woman, Black Man” further delves into his views of white women and the role that society has in shaping gender relations between black men and white women and also in influencing masculinity and femininity.
Jennie Livingston's approach, while it is not intentional, dehumanizes the queens she interviews throughout the film. While this is the outcome, it is noticeable that Livingston’s argument was to display the struggles that queer black and latinx people go through in their everyday lives, especially in the poor neighbourhoods of eighties Harlem. Jennie Livingston tries to focus on the intersections of how queer and transgender people of colour lived their lives through ball culture in the eighties, while also wanting to have the privileges that white people had, but these arguments are muddled when her approach, in the end, takes away the agency of the individuals she is basing the documentary
Such critical and representative situation is summed up in a statement that Alcee grabs Bobinot’s pants, symbolically subverting the social and marital constraints that control Calixta. As visiting Alcee, Calixta talks fairly about housework, preparing the house for the coming storm. Bobinot, and other sides of her married life, assist exemplify the erotic anxiety that she feels whilst near Alcee. Not only 'The Storm' is a story on humankind’s natural sexual tendencies, but it also represents the sexual suspicions of Chopin’s age, nineteenth century. Chopin herself looked to be very much in touch with her feminine sexuality.
“Get Out” is a spin chilling story yet with a touch of comedy, illustrating what it means to be black in America, to summarize, a black photographer called Chris goes on a trip with Rose, his white girlfriend to visit her parents. Worried that Rose’s parents might be racist, he later discovers that the family has several black “servants” who behave oddly, as if they are controlled. He is later unsettled by the visitors at the party who made racially-charged and gauche comments, chuckling over Chris’s built body and announcing, “Black is in fashion!” Chris later realized the chill that he had sensed was right on the mark. The Armitage family turn out not just to be racist, but to be abusing as well as profiting from abducting blacks. They have developed a horrifying system of abducting, brainwashing and ultimately brain-swapping black people, to use them as they please such as, repurposed body substitutes.
Timothy Montes’ short story, The Housemaid, presents the development of the main character, Cirila, into accepting the loss of her dignity and entering prostitution for her sense of freedom. This can be further seen through analyzing the different literary devices used in the story. Through the use of contrast and irony, Montes shows the gradual journey and acceptance of Cirila towards her freedom in becoming a prostitute. Throughout the story, Cirila has been objectified by the men both in her original house and in the city. Even her father, who was supposed to be the one protecting her, kept touching her at night and, although Cirila was still not a prostitute, sold her without even consulting her since he could not pay back his debt.
The novel moves out of the prologue letters into a poem written by our protagonist, which Freud asked her to write in order to explain her psychosexual hallucinations. This poem was written in the staves of the opera ‘Don Giovanni’ (relevant as it is an opera about love and death), and details her sexual experiences with a soldier she meets on the train (Freud’s fictional son), as they watch violent incidents happening outside their window (fires, landslides, floods and cable cars plummeting into the earth). The poem reveals an obsession that Lisa has with sex and death, as she loses her inhibitions, and allows her activities with her male partner to draw her away from the terrible happenings outside of the window. Freud’s confusion around this poem, however, causes him to ask Lisa to write her analysis of the poem, in order to explain what is occurring in her hallucinations, and in turn her poem. She does this in the next chapter, ‘The Gastein Journal’, in an expanded, third person speaker format.
Sajjad Zaheer’s “Dulari” in Angaaray explores the hypocrisy of unguarded sexual desire pitted against social conventions – the story criticises the exploitative relationship of a maid servant by her master’s son. This was a common predicament of slave women in contemporary middle-class households. The preying of the vulnerable by the powerful is not merely sexual, but is essentially economic. Here, the space under scrutiny is an upper-middle class Muslim household, where the male protagonist is an educated youth who is aware of the numerous social mishaps but chooses not to protest or voice his opinions. The narrator describes him as the following – The family is a microscopic representation of the macroscopic contemporary society.
Authors use their companions as a way to explore and present the issue. In the poem, persona sees how a black man feels uncomfortable and guilty travelling on a train just because of his race. Black man who entered the train is a complete stranger, yet persona scrupulously describes the “travveler.” She fully understands that traveller and feels empathy towards him. However, in the “ Long enough in Jo’burg” traveller’s companion is her own step-brother. By using “travel companions,” writers are trying not only to acquaint the the reader with racial issues but to show HOW these issues affect others in society.
In scene six, Blanche narrated past events of her husband, Allan Grey to Mitch. Blanche told that the bright light had been missing during her inconsequential sexual affairs with other men; she had enjoyed only in dim light not in the bright light. Bathing Throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche bathed herself. Her sexual experiences had made her a hysterical woman, but these baths, as she said, calm her nerves. In light of her efforts to forget and shed her illicit past in the new community of New Orleans, these baths represented her efforts to cleanse herself of her odious history.