Karen Hollinger is a professor of English at Atlantic University, an author and is also a very strong feminist. Hollinger’s essay, “The Monster as Woman: Two Generations of Cat People,” is an essay merely expressing how most monsters in novels or films are characterized as masculine identities and that viewers forget how powerful feminine identities in novels and films can be. Hollinger’s goal in this essay is to explain that feminine monsters are just as frightening all masculine monsters. She uses many references to movies with feminine monsters and expresses how powerful they are compared to masculine monsters and also expresses that males and females have castration anxieties. I think Hollinger succeeded in a sophisticated way because she
Billy says the tea tastes like almonds and that foreshadows what will happen to Billy because cyanide a poison is said to taste like almonds and the old lady keeps offering the tea that she put cyanide in because she is planning on killing him, and this shows he misjudged the old women because she is not as nice as she seemed. Another craft move that is demonstrated in the story is irony the author shows this in the story because the elderly lady is complimenting Billy and doesn't realize that she is not just saying it to be nice. I the passage it says, “...Tall and young and handsome, my dear, just exactly like you...Seventeen! she cried. Oh, it’s the perfect age.
We also know Iago is jealous of Cassio because in Iago’s soliloquy he said “If Cassio do remain/ He hath a daily beauty in his life/ This makes me ugly.” (5.1.18-20) What Iago is saying is, if Cassio remains alive he would be jealous because Cassio is beautiful and he is not. Iago can also mean that he is jealous of Cassio‘s daily beauty; Cassio attracts and appears to be beautiful to other characters without trying. While Iago have to pretend and manipulate people to attract other characters. The jealousy would motivate Iago to devises schemes to get revenge to Othello. Iago had to manipulate many characters in his plan to finally get back at Othello.
The audience already knows that Blanche is mentally unstable, however in this scene Tennessee Williams uses different techniques to demonstrate how the tension aggravates her case. The scene starts with Blanche dressed in a “somewhat soiled and crumpled white satin evening gown (...) placing the rhinestone tiara on her head”. Blanche is drunk and is trying to persuade herself that she is still young and beautiful by wearing a beautiful gown, however even dressed up she cannot hide her true self; the dress in itself is crumpled and soiled, exactly the way Blanche feels about herself and the reason why she tries to purify herself all the time. The audience perceives Blanche’s mental instability when she sees herself in the mirror. “She catches her breath and slams the mirror”, the mirror represents the reality, it contrasts with Blanche’s mind, in which she lives in a fantasy world where she is still young and unsoiled, the fact that she slams down the mirror shows that Blanche is surprised and repelled by her image and therefore has a mental issue with accepting reality and who she has become.
Blanche’s Monologue The passage cited from “A Streetcar Named Desire” reveals the uncommon aspects of her character: the ideal notion of love and seething desire within herself, sexual struggle and conflict, pretentiousness of the ‘grand’ lady and the financially strained woman. It seems like Blanche’ ranting toward Stella but it actually likes Blanche talks to herself. First of all, after yesterday’s poker game, drunken Stanley cruelly abused Stella in public. However, Stanley’s sweet words and frank actions persuade Stella to forgive him, go back home, and spend the night with him. On the one hand, Blanche cannot understand why Stella decides to tolerate Stanley’s violent behaviors.
Christie plays the stereotype of the femme fatale which was a more common stereotype in the late nineteenth century when attractive women represented as murderers or reasons for destruction. But in Evil Under the Sun Arlena is a beautiful, a flirtatious, seductive and attractive best stage actress but not a deadly woman and Rosamund Darnley is a smart and successful and London’s best known dressmaker but Patrick Redfern, a young man handsome, attractive, but a deadly, immoral or beastly man. The novel presents personification of evil as Patrick Redfern who is real homme fatale but not a woman. Arlena Marshall is well- known actress and knows how to use famine charm. Arlena is in thirties but she maintained herself that she looks younger than her age.
Introduction You know exactly what femme fatale means in French, and you might also know some women who have gained the ‘femme fatale’ title – like the Poison Ivy, Cat Woman and who can forget, Jessica Rabbit?! According to the movie Mildred Pierce, a femme fatale can be described as, “the kind of woman men want…but shouldn’t have!” Femme fatales are seductive and attractive, yet clever and mysterious sprinkled with a little bit of evil. You see any femme fatale; all you’ll feel is attraction and mystery simply because class and dark glamour
Shakespeare, like any other man in the 16th and 17th century, saw ambitious and dominant women as evil and even disturbing or disturbed. From Macbeth, we can see Shakespeare feels women should be challenged and punished because they are trying to change society. Nowadays these ambitious and dominant women are regarded as brave and respected because of their ambition, such as Lady Macbeth’s ambition to become Queen. Shakespeare presents Lady Macbeth as mentally disturbed. At first, rather than putting all the blame on Macbeth she is proud of her involvement in the murder stating: “My hands are of your colour but I shame to wear a heart so white.” Initially this villainizes her as she is in control rather than being an obedient wife going against Jacobean stereotypes
Indeed, after several scenes Blanche uses her power of seduction in order to manipulate men and reach her objectives. She is, by far, in opposition with the theme of purity, the author reveals that Blanche is a liar. Indeed she is saying that she has been hiring from her job, which is not the truth. Blanche is one the most interesting character in the story because she does not fit to some gender stereotypes, this difference makes her attractive and
Hagar is a beautiful women who lusts after Milkman. Her lusts and desires make her feel as if she needs him. When Milkman does not give Hagar what she wants she starts to feel like killing him so no one else can have what she so badly loves. The line from the Song in Solomon can connect to this in a way because it show how love is complicated and can be dangerous. Too much love can make you dangerous and too little of it can put you in danger.
Doe Deere believes that women are trapped into thinking that one makeup look fits all. Certainly, her bold statements and makeup line rip that idea into shreds. Doe Deere is more than just another pretty face. She is a very savvy business person and successful entrepreneur. Breaking the Rules Makeup should be fun.
Although I do follow on aspects of being a “girl”, being a ballet dancer I witness many gender comment, not only for women but males as well. By virtue of generalization, ballet is considered a “girl” activity. Males in this art usually experience negative remarks “feminine” is considered the most used one for a male dancer. Why would you stop something you love? Many have stopped because of what others think family, friends, the only reason they think this way is the very growth of genderization.
Today the type of music people hear and feed their minds are not only degrading of women, but redefines self worth and human beings. One of many singers and songwriters, Alecia Beth Moore stands out on her own in the cluster of pop singers. Alecia Moore, better known as Pink not only uses music to express her strong emotions but conveys a tenacious message through the lyrics. Alecia Beth Moore, or
She says, “Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave? Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!” (178). This shows the feeling that Juliet has about Romeo and how he could be a terrible person for killing Tybalt, but he is also Juliet’s husband and she loves him more than anything else. This echos Friar Lawrence’s comments about the flower because the flower will strengthen you if you smell it but will kill you if you eat it.
Jennifer L. Pozner paints a tale in “The Unreal World” of network executives that profit at the physical and emotional expense of reality TV stars, all for the sake of ratings. Through inaccurate representation of women using the pursuit of perfection along with the objectification of women makes reality TV a poisonous industry. She doesn’t just make these claims, but she also backs it up through her intricate use of multiple techniques and ethos in the Unreal World. The appeal I found to be most prevalent when analyzing “The Unreal World” has to be the emotional appeal. Pozner uses this article as an outlet to display to the world her deep dislike for reality TV and all it stands for.