Furthermore, Lawrence portrays Hester to be “another Magdalen” for their similarity of sinful nature (Lawrence). Magdalen is a biblical figure who is rejected and punished by society as a result of being a prostitute. Here, Lawrence contends that Hester, like Magdalen, should not be accepted in society and instead be punished according to Puritan rules. These allusions contrast biblical figures to Hester, and allow Lawrence to impactfully make his point clear that Hester is not
The housewives disregard their black maids because of societal influences, which leads to maltreatment. White housewives think their maids are inferior to them and treat them like they are worth nothing. Women, such as Hilly Holbrook and Elizabeth Leefolt, are unappreciative, disrespectful, and offensive. Separate maids’
This can be seen in the contrast between Io, the water nymph who is taken and raped by Jove against her will, and Juno the vengeful goddess who takes her revenge on Io. Metamorphoses portrays women as very sexual creatures and are blamed because their beauty attracts the Gods ‘attention. In this epic, women have more of a stronger portrayal an independent presence. This epic doesn’t portray very many obedient female characters, rather it displays defiant ones. When compared to the female presence in the Quran, Metamorphoses had drastically different views on
Unfortunately, this is not the case for Lady Macbeth. She acts very irrationally after the murders occur which leads her to believe she has blood permanently stained on her hands. She speaks very absurdly as she exclaims “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!...Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.” (V.i.l 25, 33-34).
In the Iliad, there are continuous examples of women being treated as an object or being treated materialistically. Women are treated as they are inferior to the men and the gods. The dictionary definition of being sexist or sexism is; prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex. Essentially women are shown to have no power in the Iliad due to the dominance of the men and gods. The book is centrally based upon male dominance, and on how the women are constantly put down by the gods or overruled by them.
For instance, the photoshopped-perfect-thin bodies of women who are being sexually portrayed in cars, liquor, and clothing advertisements, giving women the wrong notion about how their bodies should look to be considered culturally attractive in today’s society. And because a self-objectifying woman see herself as a sex-object, she defines her worth based on her look and sexual appeal to men. Consequently, she will obsessively monitor herself in the mirror, and if she's not happy with what she sees, she may starve herself which could put her health at risk for self-inflicted starvation a.k.a.
But if you are telling someone that they should marry you because he or she will be full of regret, then I don’t think the person will be very happy, thus they will decline. It is like in Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. Alison was arrogant and mean and hated by many. She didn’t care what people thought, because she thought she was better than everybody. She said some awful things to people; awful enough to get her killed.
In the reading, “Two ways a Woman Can get Hurt ” by Jean Kilbourne, Kilbourne starts off with how in today’s society woman in advertisements are degraded and sexualized. Basically, the media and advertisements use woman’s bodies as objects to sell whatever it is that they are selling. Kilbourne also states that often these pictures can be somewhat pornographic. Kilbourne goes on with explaining that when you use pornographic-like images it exploits woman and only does them harm. When everything is so sexualized in today’s society it makes the power-less more vulnerable and at risk.
In fact, he asserts that as a result of all the treatments women were using to deceive it was hard to tell whether the woman was “a human face , or an ulcer” (Fiero 162). He despises the devious actions and hateful plots the women concoct against those distasteful to them. He believes that “there’s nothing a woman won’t do, nothing she thinks is disgraceful” because of her deceitful feature (Fiero
This diminishes women’s intelligence, ambitions, and credibility. The last message is to reach an unreachable standard of beauty, as the media only places value on the ‘perfect’ female body. This devaluation of body and mind leaves women feeling dehumanized, which then leads to score of emotional problems and