“Balance is the Key” In the world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, the gender of a character determines many things in his/her life. There is a lack of balance between the masculine voice and the feminine voice in the time period the play was written in, giving women the rough end of the stick. However, one of the messages Shakespeare conveys throughout the entire book is that if feminine values are kept in mind, balance between the Polis and the Green world can be achieved much easier. The statement that Shakespeare makes about the flaws in a male dominated society is shown by comparing when women’s voices are suppressed to when women stand up for themselves and in doing so, bring balance between the masculine and the
Like Frozen and Brave that do not focus on romance. It in very obvious that the male and female bodies in many animated movies and not proportionate and give off an unrealistic expectation for both males and Females. Generally Cohen is trying to say that Disney should at least try
In the epic poem Beowulf, the plot is centered on a heavily masculine view. As a result, many of the themes depicted were male-dominated, which left very little leeway for women to influence the story. Jane C. Nitzsche, however, was able to point out the ways in which Grendel’s mother represented how the Germanic ideals of women were able to be shifted, ultimately showing how women could not be confined into a single feminine role. The first instance where Grendel’s mother had shifted roles was after Grendel’s death. Not having a husband, Grendel’s mother was unable to pledge her primary loyalty towards the accepted Saxo Grammaticus dominant figure.
“This act of violence made such a stir, so much petitioning to the king for her,..” (65-66). Within every relationship the scale of power tends to fluctuate between the man and woman, this however gradually comes to a draw over time. Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, “The Wife of Bath’s Tale”, suggests one’s gender determines how much power one will receive. However, just because one receives such power does not mean it must be used. At the beginning of the story the Knight is lost to the idea of men and women being on equal ground, which is shown by his treatment towards the maiden.
Telemakhos’ words emphasize the vast gap between how men and women are treated—neither Odysseus’ crew nor Odysseus himself see anything unethical with his adultery, but women cannot possibly lose their chastity. It is this idea of purity, enforced throughout millennia, that limits women to doing only what they are
Movies like Frozen are said to be revolutionary because they do not have a male character as the lead or the hero so to speak. In fact in frozen the main conflict is between two sisters, these rolls unprecedented in movies before us.”An animated self allows for the deconstruction of ideas of a timeless and natural humanity” As humans we tend to only think about what truly lies on the surface of one another. We tend not to search deep down within someone to try and create or find something new inside of them. This quote shows that we can create and manage idealisms and total other worlds in that of animation, and that the idealism in the movies can sometimes come out from within them and embed itself in the minds of people all ages. Every movie has a moral and every movie has a lesson.
For instance, many of the characters’ problems in the novel revolve around marriage, which is very important topic to the people who lived during the Regency Period. Unlike the aristocrats, marriage is not really racking the mind of a typical high school student in the twentieth century, but who dates who is— especially in terms of social position. Like Mr. Elton, Elton would never date a girl like Tai because she does not come from a wealthy background, and thus, is not on his level. Also, as Emma vows to preserve her independence by staying single, Cher declares to maintain her independence by staying a virgin. People who watch this movie now, especially teenagers, can find these dilemmas more relatable than reading about teenagers who struggle to find an idyllic
It is obvious, since there are traces of sexist remarks and of misogynist characters in these films. Fanaticism against mothers in movies is still at large but it could not be as far from the truth. According to Boxer,” 67 percent of U.S. households with kids are headed by married couples, 25 percent by single mothers, and only 8 percent by single fathers”(para). Perhaps, the animated film industry is on a mission to outshine single mothers. Nonetheless, there is still enough reason to conclude that an animated movie with the mother as head figure in the movie would definitely lack the thrill and excitement that an irresponsible father brings to the film.
Sexual identity is an interesting topic that society takes a critical look at it of late. Sexual identity deals with gender roles, sexual attractions to men and women in the same sex or opposite sex, great like of one sex that alternates with the other and how gender roles defined by society'. As in the film “Boys Don’t Cry,” Brandon has a female biological sex, but her gender identity is different. She is born a female with male features. Though Brandon is born a woman, she lacks the hormones for the growth of female features.
When reading “Taming of the Shrew” by Shakespeare and watching “10 Things I hate About You” directed by Gil Junger, the stereotypes and gender role of Katherine (Kat) and the sisterly relationship between Katherine (Kat) and Bianca come across. “10 Things I Hate About You” is an effective adaptation for “Taming of the Shrew” because they both illustrate the theme of women challenging their stereotypical roles in society. Women are supposed to be quiet and not have any opinion or say in the society they are in. In “Taming of the Shrew” and “10 Things I hate About You”, it is difficult for Katherine (Kat) to have a say due to the men in their society. In the film, Kat has opinions on things, but is not allowed to express them because the men just don’t care or they find it funny since women are supposed to keep their mouths shut.
In the 1800’s and even the 1900’s women were not considered as equal as they are today, and misogyny was expected. Even still women are constantly fighting for equal rights, so the idea of men always having power or superiority over women hasn’t gone away. Considering that the two texts The Yellow Wallpaper and The Story of an Hour were both written in the early 1880’s, they have a very different approach to the men and women’s relationships that are present in the texts. In Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s, Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s, The Story of an Hour both authors explore how the women in the stories have to hide their true identity, due to the influence of the men in their lives. The two writers each use similes/metaphors, a similar mood throughout the story and a great deal of imagery to outline how
She feels, because of her gender, as if she can’t write about, “wars, of captains, and of kings, / Of cities founded, commonwealths begun, / For my mean pen are too superior things…” (Bradstreet 1-3). It is interesting Bradstreet did not try to disguise the fact that she was a woman poet as so many other literary women did before her. She mentions that the 9 Greek muses were women, “But sure the antique Greeks were far more mild/ Else of our sex, why feigned those nine/ And poesy made Calliope’s own child;” (Bradstreet 31-33). Throughout the whole poem she is putting down her own work in comparison to a man’s epic poetry, but in a way that suggests that she is not ashamed of her gender or her work. She knows that in her society she will not be taken seriously.