With regard to the play's plot, Bianca functions to call Cassio's credibility into question. Though Cassio is relatively respectful to Bianca, he doesn't take her seriously. Cassio laughs about how much the woman loves him, how desperate she is, and how easily beguiled she has been by his false intentions of marriage. Iago has also referred to her as a prostitute, "A house wife that by selling her desires, Buys herself bread and clothes"(IV.i.97). Shakespeare further elaborates their dismissive speech over Bianca to arouse Othello’s suspicion into conviction that Desdemona is having a love affair.
He chastises her for eating sweet treats, for leaving him on his own while she worked and for dancing too wildly during her rehearsal of the tarantella. Nora flatters him and lies to him when trying to persuade him to employ Kristina and demeans herself in the hope that he’ll show mercy to Krogstad, “your squirrel will scamper about and do all her tricks, if youll be nice and do what she asks.” Torvald labels her “irresponsible” and refuses to be made a “laughing stock” by listening to his wife. He spitefully sacks Krogstad because Nora wounds his pride by calling him “petty” and then decides to “forgive” her.
A lot happens in John Updike 's short story "A & P", at first the reader speculates what the short story is about and why it is called "A & P". The narrator Sammy tells and describes all the things he sees and experience while working at "A & P". The text 's artistic value comes from its plot, characters, theme, and style. In the plot of the story the protagonist, Sammy starts by describing three girls who have walked into the A & P grocery store where he works.
In the story three young girls walk into a A&P supermarket with only swimwear on resembling undergarments, with no coverings on to hide their bodies. Provocative clothing during this era appeared rebellious, inappropriate, and indecent. The manager of the store suggested that the building was not a beach and that while shopping the girls should cover their bodies. The leader of the group “Queenie” remarked that they were in fact not shopping but had only stopped by to pick up one item.
In “A&P”, John Updike wrote a short story about a male clerk at A&P grocery, named Sammy, who worked at a hot summer day shift when three young women in his age entered the store only in swimsuits to purchase some snacks. Even though shirts and shoes are required, Sammy did not report on the girls to the manager, but instead he allowed them to continue shopping as he looked and imagined the girls based on their appearance. As Sammy watched, Lengel, the store manager, felt that the three girls did not had shirts and shoes on, reprimanded them the rules, which the manager thought Sammy reported on them. Sammy did sign out after the girls left, which he not just realized the three girls’ affection, also was disappointed on this
( Redfern: The Evolution of ‘The Big Bang Theory’,”). The fact that character like that married a woman like Bernadette jeopardizes her entire portrayal of dependant, strong, confident and smart woman. Furthermore, the fact that she makes more money and provides for the family often comes up as a laughing stock in a show, generating stereotype that it is
" A sail, a sail!" (2.iiii.83), put beautiful women on a pedestal, like when he said: "she is rich in beauty " (1.i.206) and "She is too fair, too wise" (1.i.212). This quotation shows that there is a major contrast between these two points of views of
Though the sentimentality and emotional nature of women are less evident in Taming of the Shrew, Lucentio and Shakespeare's other characters display romanticism and are heavily influenced by emotions. A singular glance at Bianca brought Lucentio to fall deeply in love with her, and he was willing to pose as a school teacher and offer up a large dowry to get close to her. Romeo and Juliet of Romeo and Juliet, are both very love-struck and make poor decisions because of it. In A Midsummer's Night Dream, both men and women are equally influenced by the magical flower. Shakespeare not only shows that men and women can behave masculinity, but that they can also be stereotypically
Sammy tells his manager that he quits, and as he is leaving he thinks he is some type of hero. When he leaves the store he says, “I look around for my girls, but they’re gone, of course” (Updike 7). Sammy’s use of “my girls” already implies that he owns the girls and he feels he deserves some sort of reward for supposedly standing up for them. Updike illustrates how men are often sexist by thinking that women are theirs or that they deserve something from
Even when something bad happens to Blanche, she copes by making a lie to cover up her emotions. After Blanche was raped and Stella did not believe what had happened, she falsely told her sister “…the rest of [her] time [she] is going to spend on the sea…”(pg. 148) when in reality she was just leaving because of the rape. Blanche often made up stories to escape the humiliation in her life. Within A Street Car Named Desire by Tennessee Williams characters demonstrate that how one views one’s self is not always realistic.
She had “roughed lips” and was “heavily made up” this means that she cares about her appearance and wants to look attractive in front of others. In that era women were looked down upon by men because of their sense of fashion as they were viewed as objects belonging to the men and Steinbeck demonstrates this in the way the characters in Of Mice and Men react to her appearance. He also makes this obvious to the reader when Curley’s wife finds out that Curley was in the house and she wasn’t. After using the excuse of “lookin’ for Curley” when she goes to the bunk-house to flirt with the new guys (Lennie and George) and when Slim tells her that he seen him going in her house “she was suddenly apprehensive” giving the impression that Curley will be mad if she is not home when he comes in as in the 1930s women were expected to do nothing apart from the jobs given to them from men. They were not allowed to go out and socialize unless told to do so (especially not socializing with other men).
Even though the story “Hands” is about the man Wing Biddlebaum, the narrator described him like a female character, and the people of the town see his actions as a teacher as sexual after one of his student’s claim that the teacher touched him. Because of his accusation, the towns people see his actions as negative. Wing is “one of those rare, little-understood men who rule by a power so gentle that it passes as a lovable weakness. In their feeling for the boys under their charge such men are not unlike the finer sort of women in their love of men” (Anderson 8). These lines present Wing as a woman because the narrator presents women as desiring or loving other men since he acts in the same way as them.
In this story in particular, the characters leave you speechless with their actions. This story has a flow due to how the characters talk. They talk with improper grammar, but that’s what makes it unique. ”Ain’t nothing wrong with that is it?” Raheem and the narrator have a lot of mini fights, because Raheem is skipping school and “checking” out other girls.
“Bathing Suits” Setting helps contribute to the insight, knowledge and understanding to the meaning of many stories. In the short story “A & P” by John Updike, the setting plays a large part to the understanding of why the “three girls” in “bathing suits” are so criticized and judged. The main character Sammy, a cashier worker, sees the three girls walk in the A and P in “nothing but bathing suits” and instantly takes interest and starts checking out the girls. The reason him and others take sudden interest in the girls is because they are not dressed for the place, the social environment, or the time period they are in.
Alex is immediately interested in the woman, Sara (Eva Mendes), after he gets the other man to go away and attempts to flirt with her. She shuts him down in a cute, “I’m interested but not desperate” way. This “I like you, I don’t like you” goes back and forth between Alex and Sara the whole movie. Sara ends up making Alex furious by writing a gossip column article about Alex’s career and shames him for everyone to read. Alex turns bitter, and hates his career, to a point of wanting to quit.