Redemption is the act of being saved from sin. “Ind Aft” by Fay Weldon is a tawdry tale of a vapid mistress’s redemption. A woman does not become a mistress because she loves herself. In an affair, there is rarely more than lust between the two adulterers. Each person will manipulate and handle the other until the time that one of them gets bored, hurt, or just leaves the imbroglio.
Questions: 2.) In this section, the Wife of Bath comments on the different answers given to the Knight, and her comments give insight to her opinions and views of women. For example, the text states, “Others assert we women find it sweet when we are thought dependable, discreet and secret, firm of purpose and controlled, never betraying things that we are told. But that’s not worth the handle of a rake; women conceal a thing? For Heaven’s sake!” This quote suggests that the Wife of Bath believes all women are incapable of keeping a secret, which is an untrue and harmful stereotype.
“She’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). In the novel, The Great Gatsby, this is what Daisy hopes for her daughter. Unfortunately, being a woman with a voice and a sense of freedom is reprimanded more than a beautiful little fool. Instead of blaming the female characters for their emptiness or recklessness, there is more to be said about why they act this way and how this is viewed in the perspective of men in the novel. The actions of Daisy, Jordon and Myrtle are not necessarily spiteful until it hurts or belittles the male characters.
With Lilo they so intimately allowed us to identify with her loneliness and isolation, without making the movie overly depressing. The way they were able to portray what it means for an older sister to raise a younger sister, that includes the friction and fighting that occurs with this type arrangement was beautiful. To show the friction and fighting in a way that was humorous but relatable was completely genuine. Last, I found myself on the edge of my seat rooting for Nani to proving to the social worker "Mr. Bubbles" that she is fully capable of taking care of Lilo and convince him that Lilo belongs with her, not a
In “Rappaccini’s Daughter,” Giovanni sees and becomes interested in Beatrice who has a poisonous touch that prevents them from truly being together. Hawthorne creates similar characters in these two short stories to state that women are pure, flaws are human, and the flaws have motives of their own. A main theme in Hawthorne’s works is women are pure. This is the case for these two short stories as Georgiana and Beatrice both listen intently to their male counterparts and lack the flaws that the men in their stories contain. Georgiana is supportive of her husband’s decision to attempt to rid her of her birthmark and even as she questions it, she ponders the happiness it would bring
This is shown by the author’s choice of tone and usage of rhetorical phrases emphasizing on the point that their relationship is not family like. Moving on throughout the story the mother daughter relationship continually weakens. Connie’s mother compares Connie and June by commenting “Why don’t you keep your room clean like your sister” and then compares the beauty products both sisters use, specifically hair spray, and tells Connie “You don’t see your sister using that junk”(1), The author’s usage of a comparison of beauty products both sisters use shows how she favors June instead of Connie. Most commonly the mother daughter relationship in a family should be the strongest but opposite to this is the relationship is Connie and her mother, They are very distant from each other and it even goes to a point where Connie “wished her mother was dead”(1). The distance that Connie and her mother maintain in her relationship shows how Connie
They loved each other. Chillingworth was thought to be dead. If Dimmesdale has accepted it, Hester thought of it as a “union” of their love and Hawthorne wants us to believe that they truly loved each other, then why doesn’t it deserve the reader’s sympathy and acceptance. Hawthorne goes as far as to say that “This had been a sin of passion, not of principle, not even purpose (187).” If he along with Hester and Dimmesdale views this adulterous
Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee.” (Act 4.Scene 5. Page 9) Lady Capulet is so oblivious to Juliet’s wishes. She has no remorse that her daughter is willing to die to be with her true love. What is so ironic about this, is that Juliet is about to make such a critical and life-changing decision that could heavily impact her future but all her mother cares about is herself. If the mother listened to Juliet, then she would have not been so compelled to take the
Kate Chopin used situational and dramatic irony in order to buy some mystery and it can leaves you thinking at the end. Situational irony is when the opposite of what you expect happend.The other irony Kate Chopin uses is Dramatic wich means when the audience/reader knows something that a character doesnt.One type of situational irony that louise was happy when she found out that her husband was dead.This is situational irony because most woman would be sad.In the text it states, “She said it over and over underneath her breath:Free,free,free!This shows that my claim was situational irony and my claim because i explained why it includes the type of irony and the evidence supports it because that's how she felt “Free”. One type of Dramatic irony is when doctors think she died of joy but the readers know she died of shock.In the story it indecates “When the doctors come they had said she died of
Her hamartia, pride in her family and divine law, attribute greatly to her ultimate downfall facilitated by Creon. By showing her pride for both her life takes some drastic turns which in effect could have been avoided if her pride in her family and divine law were abolished or deemed non-existent in the first place. Antigone is the tragic heroine, not Creon. Antigone displays pride for
The short story “Duty” tells readers what happened with Lady Capulet, both before and after Romeo and Juliet. In “Duty”, Lady Capulet’s monologue reveals that she was in love with a young Lord Montague, and he loved her as well. Young Lady Capulet, not yet a lady or a Capulet, had a choice quite similar to her daughter’s: love or duty. Unlike her daughter, Lady Capulet chose her duty to her family and to being obedient. Lady Capulet told her love “no” and married a man who she neither loved nor liked at all.
Then with Ginny acting like nothing was wrong, because she buried the memories away for good, Rose thought it was okay to just act like it was okay. Rose even admits that she didn’t think it was bad, because Larry said so and made her feel special compared to her sisters. After growing up, after knowing that was wrong and disgusting, the stress that must put on Ginny and Rose may have been soul crushing. Rose even deprived herself from seeing her daughters everyday and caring for them to keep them away from her father and his wicked ways. So yes, as far as we know, Ginny and Rose were more justified in their actions than Goneril and
The Grandmother in "A good Man is Hard to Find seems to only care about herself. She constantly portrays herself as a saint and points out that nobody can measure to her standards. Then, when threatened she would stoop down to the level of calling her family 's murderer a good person in able to survive. This shows how shallow the grandmother 's character is Flannery O 'Connor 's work of
It’s about having someone to be there for someone else through everything. Love is about ignoring the bad things about loved ones because in some way that person is the only one a girl need to make her happy. As she recognizes her mistakes with Dexter she starts have curiosity about real love. She questions how her mother is able to continue having marriages even when she’s been heartbroken so many times, but her mother has a different perspective on love. “Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn 't make you strong.