Men's obsession with violence against women is an often theme in literary texts, especially the ones written by female writers. The state where women are obliged to be silent, or they will be oppressed in their societies is explored deeply in lots of stories. For example, in ''Rape Fantasies'' where each woman illustrates her own fantasy and illusion if she experiences rape once, Margaret Atwood reflects a general view of how women react towards such cruel act of men. Although most women express different reactions, such as Estelle, who shows a passive reaction by sympathizing the rapist and feeling guilty towards him; and Darlene, who explains her disgust about the subject; Sondra chooses to be silent. Sondra's silence during the conversation
The Tempest George Guffey writes that no other Restoration text has been as maligned as the Dryden-Davenant rendition of the Tempest by William Shakespeare. Guffey argues that other scholars not only assailed the work, calling it a monstrous piece, but they are ruthless in their attacks on the authors. Dryden-Davenant adaptation is credited for starting the tradition of fanciful rewritings of Shakespeare’s plays in ways that loosely represents the original to cater for social, political, and philosophical tastes of a period. Part of the criticism relates to the sexist representations of the characters in the adaptation. There is sexual repression in the play where patriarchy tries to police the female body and to hold women back from sexual
These characteristics of Blanche Dubois play a major part in her life as well as her downfall. Tennessee Williams uses subtle and major hints of her self destructive personality to desire sex , lie compulsively , and to live in a fantasy world rather than facing reality and live up to Her consequences. These key characteristics are what lead to her tragic downfall of being raped and mentally hospitalized . Tennessee Williams way to convey his characters in this manner is one of the reasons why he is one of the greatest American playwrights , and will be continued to be studied by high schools and in American
There are two extremes of one “whore-ish” and the other cruel that do not give room for a positive interpretation of women. The one woman who is given a softer role is not given enough time to be a true character to really matter in the representation of Women. Kesey does not represent the women in a good way because these men have basically been ruined by women, and that is the underlying reason that Kesey gives them poor characteristics. Many of the characters seem to have problems with the women in their lives be it Ratched, their wife, mothers, or other women in power, which leads to the point Kesey is trying to make with portraying women this way. The changing culture of women obviously frightens men because they have never been used to women being so powerful or so open with thier sexuallity and all they would like in this blossoming era of the 60’s is to go back to the ideal and perfect
There may be a few clarifications in connection to this statement. Long prior, women were viewed as peons. They were victims of sexual orientation differences and female subordination at all levels. They were viewed as poor, troubled and stacked with challenges in the male overwhelmed social orders. Subsequently, they were sexually harassed in ways like messy dialect
The gender war in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles is displayed in three ways: the men’s words and actions towards the women, the setting of the story, and the symbols embedded within the play. Throughout Trifles, the men’s actions and dialogue are very condescending towards the women. In most cases, they blew off their input into the investigation like they weren’t even talking, or in the room for that matter. When in reality, the women are the ones who ultimately solve the crime according to the story. There are various cases in the story where the men have snide remarks, or sound snobby and sarcastic.
A Comparison of Othello, “A Pair of Tickets” and “For My Daughter” Emotional abuse is an often-misunderstood form of trauma. It is also called psychological or mental damage, and it is aiming to control, belittle, isolate, and shame other people into subservience. The female characters in Shakespeare Othello, Amy Tan’s “A Pair of Tickets” and Weldon Kees’s “For My Daughter” all must learn how to overcome emotional abuse. Shakespeare emphases Othello’s as the abusive husband, while “A Pair of Tickets” It was the mother of Jing-Mei that embarrasses her and Kees’s is the father that denied his daughter. Whereas Othello, “A Pair of Tickets,” and “For My Daughter have significant differences all female characters Illustrates some emotional
While Medea is set in a male-dominated society, there are still several inconstancies and gaps, which enrich the play and make it unconventional and uncomfortable for conservative audiences. The most obvious example is the fact that Medea kills her own children, a deeply unfeminine and unmotherly act, a complete rebellion on the society. A more subtle form of non-conformity is exemplified by Medea’s inconsistency when obliging to her husband and her king. Euripides’ use of contradiction and non-conformity within the play reveal that it is a story of empowerment to women. He subtly and obviously tells this story throughout the play, specifically using Medea’s actions and her relationships with other characters as platforms to get his message across.
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
Wilde’s plays reveal the fact that since the true intentions and emotions of women belonging to the higher class of the society often lie under the veneer of prudery and complacency, women are liable to be misinterpreted. To cite an example, Mrs Erlynne of the play Lady Windermere’s Fan has been severely criticized for her “final choice of brazen independence over motherly duty.” (107) She is branded as an insensitive woman who abandons her child for an illicit relationship. But