I believe that the critical lens that provides modern society with the most compelling view of literature is Feminist Criticism because it analyzes distrust and disloyalty among relationships, women being treated as possessions and shows the representation of powerful women. Modern society would analyze literature using a feminist perspective because most literature analyzes the relationship between genders and the powerful influence and meaning it has to the readers life. Othello is a great play to analyze with many different types of literature criticisms, but Feminist Criticism analyzes the plot and the main characters situation most. It is still so common to see many of the points presented in the book till this day, men believing that they are stronger than women and treating them as inferior. Even so women are trying to make their voice be heard and demonstrating everyday the vital impact they have in society.
She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
The play ensues with Loureen raising her voice to her beloved abusive husband, when she challenges his authority he vanishes. This is where the plots play takes flight as Loureen is left awestruck by his disappearance. She is left confused on the way forward; she does not know how to carry on with life without her husband while feelings of despair and resentment reside within her. She questions whether she is murderer or victim and is left puzzled while trying to piece together the fragments of her life now that she is rid of the monster and freed from his gripping claws. We see the typical symptoms of battered woman syndrome, being displayed by Loureen, as she goes back and forth between memories of her husband and trying to figure her way
Jennifer Lee and Chris Bucks Frozen, astutely represent the theme of gender by both reinforcing and challenging the concept through the use of aesthetic features and characters. The representations of gender and the expectations of women throughout the Jacobean era have had an influence on contemporary modern society represented through film and Tv. Being truthful, all-encompassing free is something that human beings crave but are actually extremely terrified of, think about it what is the one thing as females hold us back, the chains of social conditioning, and the unpleasant hierarchy of gender roles. This can be seen with the character of Lady Macbeth, her expectations as a wife are tested when her own values and beliefs begin to surface with her masculine principles taking over.
Girls tend to experience more negative emotions due to family issues (). Manipulative parents destroy relationships with teenagers by not giving their children more independence nor respect. Juliet’s parents continually force Juliet to marry Paris, even when she clearly has no attraction towards him. (Kalish). Juliet looks for a partner to relieve her stress from her parents and to find love at the party.
Charlotte’s insecurity is a partial result of her mother’s disapproving and unresponsive nature. Unlike Charlotte’s father, who listens attentively and enthusiastically to Charlotte’s day at school, Charlotte’s mother shows no interest. She simply gives a half-hearted comment, “without emphasis of any kind”(71), then changes the subject. Additionally, when Charlotte is distressed over Ms. Hancock's death, her mother gets irritated and blames her for “disturbing the even tenor of [their] home”(80).
In “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the female narrator is greatly troubled by the suppression of her imagination by her husband and her ultimate isolation due to this subordination. These feelings are reflected through the author’s use of setting as the narrator’s dreary and malicious descriptions of the house and the wallpaper mirrors her emotional position. Throughout the reading, the reader is exposed to the narrator’s in-depth loss of touch with reality as she sinks further and further into her own reality. As she becomes more isolated, her descriptions of the house become more abstract as she begins to focus on the wallpaper and starts to see herself as being hidden behind it.
There were also secondary characters such as Linde and Krogstad that further shaped up the plot of the story, especially Krogstad who was responsible for blackmailing Nora which set a very suspenseful and problematic tone. The title “dolls house” foreshadows my idea of the play as the word “doll” meant being objectified which relates to the main idea of the play. The book did a great job in foreshadowing and hinting future events as seen in the title. In one line, Torvald calls
Most critics around the world believe the play led to increase awareness on the need for women’s rights in all continents, on the other hand some critics opine that the play depicted women as inferior creatures and dolls who have no personality of their own. Nora Helmer the main character strives to achieve the perfect concepts of life set by the society and her husband. Nora is trapped in her home where her Torvald has built a wonderful life for his ‘doll wife’. Nora’s transformation comes when she discovers the role in doll house imposed on her by the society and her husband and she is desperate to free herself in order to discover her identity.
The reader becomes very aware of the situation Nora is faced with as Ibsen challenges us to think about the societal times women were a part of during the late 1800’s. As Unni Langas states in her article describing gender within the play, “..this drama is not so much about Nora’s struggle to find herself as a human being, as it is about her shocking experience of being treated as a woman..” (Langas, 2005). This gives the reader an insight into Nora Helmer’s character. She is evidently perceived as the Doll trapped in the Doll house, as she is viewed as an entertainer rather than her own person in the eyes of her husband and children.
She is “frightened” about how her parents start talking after they realise that this could’ve been all of a hoax. She and Eric are the only characters that really learnt a lesson throughout the play as they know that even though that this was a hoax the possibility of something like this happening again were high if they didn’t change their ways. The word “frightened” shows to the audience that she is shocked on how her parents seem to think of it all as a joke that was planned by them. Here there is a visible divide between the old and the young because the old, Mr and Mrs Birling still stuck on their arrogant and capitalistic views whereas the young, Sheila and Eric understand that there needs to be a change otherwise they would be in deep trouble. The author could’ve purposefully done this to highlight how corrupt and unhealthy the capitalistic views and families were.
In Act 3 Scene 1, Beatrice is overwhelmed with the thought of people judging her proud and scornful ways. Beatrice addresses this revolution by agreeing to leave her past self behind and seal this newfound affection with Benedick. Beatrice’s view of rejecting a man who will rule her with an iron fist is quite independent. In this case, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing suggests Beatrice was once in love with Benedick, but his title of lord and soldier of Padua negatively effected their relationship.
The Sweeter Things In Life This passage about sensory memory in “The Promised Land”, by Mary Antin, is one that can be examined critically to determine concealed ideas and hidden character traits that the author puts in their literature. This passage occurs in the stage of the novel where the protagonist and author Mary is starting to settle into the first few years in her new home in the United States of America after emigrated from Polotsk, near communist Russia. Mary stumbles upon a fruit that brings back a specific memory from her childhood that is connected by a sensory memory.