Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the first live play I have ever attended. I did not know what to anticipate, especially after hearing numerous accidents occurred during rehearsals. I was a bit skeptical about it. However when the play began, the on-point accents, the rowdy fight scenes, and their fluent moves all caught my attention. The facial expressions the actors and actresses exhibited on their glowing faces made the show enjoyable. The play was very silly, but it also had its deeper moments. For example, when Gideon went to bring Adam back from the mountains. They had a tense moment, where Gideon stood up to Adam and punched him on the face— something no other brother would have done. All was complemented by the live band that played in the background and lights
‘The Farmer’s Bride’ was written in the 19th century in what, today, would be seen as a misogynistic and patriarchal environment; Charlotte Mew uses this to induce the female audience as they are able to empathise with the farmer’s bride, who may be seen as a symbolic representation of all women in the era, when the poet tells us the farmer ‘chose’ her as his ‘maid’ in the first line. This informs us that the young girl had no choice in her marriage already conveying her as powerless and through the use of ‘maid’ the audience assume, due to the time period, that the farmer is much older than his bride perhaps depicting the girl as vulnerable, weak and innocent, therefore,
Most girls dream of getting married in a beautiful white dress with the perfect guy. This dream is made clear in Christine Granados’s story “The Bride”. In this story, Lily, the narrator, describes how her sister Rochelle wants to have a white wedding, yet Rochelle’s dream does not go as planned. Since a little kid, Rochelle has dressed like a bride every year. As she gets older, she talks about how her marriage will be successful and elegant with her beautiful dress and her white guy dressed in tuxedo. She is very picky about boyfriends, clothes, and everything that deals with her wedding. However, she ends up marrying a Mexican guy named Angel. As time passes, Rochelle learns that she does not have to experience all she wants to be pleased.
When a love story is told in a first-person perspective, it makes sense for the readers to expect an overly dramatic and emotional narrative. James Joyce’s “Araby” and T. S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” are both love experiences written in first-person perspectives. However, in “Araby”, the boy occasionally assumes a somewhat detached attitude in his narration and in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”, Prufrock sings his love song in a dry, passive manner. When the boy in “Araby” explains about the name of the girl he fell in love with, he says “her name was like a summons to all my foolish blood” (2169). Although this statement might sound passionate, identifying his love-evoked reaction as foolishness and not providing the readers with the girl’s name expresses the boy’s current state of
Both women, Ann and Ellen, are determined to change their husbands for the ideal life they think they should have. Ellen wants to change her husbands love for the farm. She “wanted to go to him, to cry a little just that he might soothe her but because his presence made the menace of the
In order to be accepted in the current social society, you must follow a certain set of norms throughout life. Social norms are the unwritten rules on behavior that are expected and established opinions on what is appropriate and what is not. People who do not follow these instilled norms may be casted aside, judged, or suffer a consequence. Society’s expectations have dictated what normal human behavior is that people conform to as a way of life. These norms, however, are not set in stone, so they may be challenged. This act of defying social norms can be seen in the poem “Bedecked” by Victoria Redel, as she depicts her son breaking stereotypical gender norms in various ways. Similarly, in the poem “In Praise of My Young Husband” by Cathleen
When thinking about marriage, the first thing that comes to mind is a huge wedding, family party, and dropping thousands to make it happen. Bluebeard kind of lead us into another direction of marriage, the trials and tribulations inside marriages. We ought to read Bluebeard as a warning against marriage because Carter, Perrault, and Oates present the idea that marriage don’t always go as planned: betrayal, trust, and secrets are in play as well. It takes responsibility, patience, and love in order to have a functioning marriage, without these factors, problems will follow. Every marriage/relationship goes through their share of trials and tribulations. There’s no such thing as a perfect marriage, but there is such a thing as “happy living”.
Even though none of Janie’s three marriages were perfect, I noticed that her third husband, Tea Cake, was the finest husband that Janie had throughout her lifetime. I can to this realization when Janie mentioned in the book that Tea Cake was her real first love. Throughout their twelve years of marriage, Tea Cake taught her to find ultimate happiness and understanding in herself.. Whereas Logan treated her like a pet and Jody silenced her, Tea Cake encouraged her personality and introduced her to new skills and experiences.
The short story “Harrison Bergeron” has families that are able to have marriage. “Go on and rest the bag for a little while” she said. “I don’t care if you’re not equal to me for a while.” (Vonnegut 2). Since George is a handicap, Hazel cares about her husband and therefore allows him to step out of equality for a bit to rest from the weights. It portreys that people can still care for their loved ones even if the society is tragic. In the story Anthem, the novella illustrates marriage as a crule action to take upon. The society in Anthem has strict laws that if acted, the person could be punished. “For men are forbidden to take notice of women, and women are forbidden to take notice of men.” (Rand 38). Anthem’s society is not free to have marriage and could lead to punishments. The novella explains that to keep everyone equal, they must not look to others. In conclusion, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Anthem by Ayn Rand concludes that love and marriage are not similar in both dystopian societies.
In the poems “To My Dear and Loving Husband” and “Upon the Burning of Our House” the author Anne Bradstreet allows the reader a glimpse of what she values. The two poems are alike because they both explore her religion and show her love for God.
Oscar Wilde’s Victorian melodramatic play The Importance of Being Earnest opened on February 14, 1895. Wilde used this play to criticize Victorian society through clever phrasing and satire. Throughout the play The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde displayed the themes of the nature of marriage, the constraints of morality, and the importance of not being earnest.
Relationships are complicated, but can you imagine what it would have been like back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s? Women were still expected to live in the stereotypical role where men were in charge. Men still have a lot of power, but women are becoming more and more independent. However, it is interesting to differentiate how a woman author and a man author portray relationships. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” there are different relationship dynamics portrayed. The relationship in “Hills Like White Elephants” portrays a young couple dealing with the issue of abortion with a lot of tension. In “The Story of an Hour,” Chopin portrays the relationship between an older couple, and the wife
Throughout the following essay, Cynthia Zarin’s poem “sSong” will be critically analysed and assessed. Cynthia Zarin is an American poet born in 1959. She published a poem named “Song” in 1993 to show her compassion to her lover. The poem consists of 3 stanzas whereby each stanza is contains 3 lines. The poem is written about a woman’s love relationship towards with a man. The poem consists of words that have symbolic meaning which depicts how the relationship is. The relationship is depicted as a very loving and caring relationship while the disadvantages of the relationship are discussed as well. In essence, the poem implies that the advantages in a true love experience overpower the challenges in a true love experience.
“Marriage” is a political institution and /or a cultural construct is a poem with seventeen lines long. Moore analyze institution in her poem to
In the poem, "When You Are Old", by William Butler Yeats, the speaker 's attitude towards the woman is conveyed through several elements. It is clear that the speaker has a loving attitude toward the woman. The poem 's form-the way it is put together-makes the attitude clear. However, the diction, imagery, and tone assist the form to make the attitude apparent.