Karen Hollinger is a professor of English at Atlantic University, an author and is also a very strong feminist. Hollinger’s essay, “The Monster as Woman: Two Generations of Cat People,” is an essay merely expressing how most monsters in novels or films are characterized as masculine identities and that viewers forget how powerful feminine identities in novels and films can be. Hollinger’s goal in this essay is to explain that feminine monsters are just as frightening all masculine monsters. She uses many references to movies with feminine monsters and expresses how powerful they are compared to masculine monsters and also expresses that males and females have castration anxieties. I think Hollinger succeeded in a sophisticated way because she
In the exposition, Shakespeare operates the use of imagery in Mercutio’s “Queen Mab” speech. Throughout his speech, Mercutio describes Queen Mab extremely small when he illustrates her as “In the shape no bigger than an agate stone”(1.4.11) and “Not half so big as a round little worm”(1.4.21). However, Mercutio also states that Queen Mab delivers “nightmares” to people when he states “And thus being frightened swears a prayer or two”(1.4.29). When the soldier awoke from his dream he finds himself fearful, but not in danger. Even though Queen Mab may be extremely small, her negative dreams cause a tremendous impact on others.
Dickens describes the poor people in France as rats, the reason being that the poor were looked upon as dirty. Dickens also in the quote talks about a dark hole, which is describing Madame Defarge because she was the one who creates the dark hole, being the leader of the revolution. Lastly, Dickens leads to the conclusion that Madame Defarge is dark by describing her as a darkness which encompasses women, “ as the women sat knitting, knitting. Darkness encompassed them. Another darkness was closing in as surely...”(178).
Sir Gawain keeps his promise each day kissing lord Bertilak for a total of six times. Lady Bertilak also grants Sir Gawain, due to her fondness of him, a green sash that will protect Sir Gawain From harm and later saves his life. Morgan le Fay is the elderly, ugly, servant in the Bertilak castle. Morgan le Fay is a sorceress that is truly the puppet master in this tale. As for Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the miller’s tale and the wife of bath’s tale have interesting roles for women.
Worst of all Maniac was white and on the east end where everyone was black. Amanda Beales books mean the world to her, but due to her manners, she was polite to him. Amanda also expressed the character trait charitable on page 44 and 45 when she had deliberately given her bed to Maniac Magee. Amanda was really delighted to give her bedroom to Maniac because she had a reason to sleep with
To Kill A Mockingbird portrays many types of prejudice such as sexism, lifestyle and racism. Sexism is represented through respect and roles of genders. Women were considered weak, they were expected to be elegant and ladylike. It was expected that women stay home and care for the house and children. Jem would often tease Scout for being a girl.
Aunt Clara is seen as a positive figure at the beginning of the novel because she is a mother-like figure for George and Lennie and provides a further background of their relationship. She signifies that Lennie did, in fact, have nurturing upbringing, despite his mental disorders, as George says to Lennie, “she gave you a rubber mouse” when he kept asking for mice to pet. Although Aunt Clara is seen as a positive authority figure since she is the kin to George and Lennie, by the end of the novel one can note Aunt Clara tormenting Lennie while he is in abject misery after strangling Curley’s wife. In Lennie’s hallucinations, Aunt Clara says, “But you don’t never take no care. You do bad things” and “All the time he coulda had such a good time if it wasn’t for you”.
In Ashputtle, the stepsisters are cruel to Ashputtle despite their beauty, “But their hearts were ugly and black.” (Manheim 853).The stepsisters are very beautiful and do not show how cruel they are to others often. But they despise Ashputtle. This is impactful in the story because the sisters torture Ashputtle and make her feel like she below others when really Ashputtle
Edgar Allan Poe addresses the dark and gruesome side of human nature in his writing “The Black Cat”, which during that time and even now are perceived as radical ideas. This dark human nature is displayed in Poe’s writing as the narrator recalls the happenings of a most erratic event. The narrator, a pet lover with a sweet disposition, in this story succumbs to the most challenging aspects of human nature including that of addiction, anger, and perverseness. To the Christian believer, human’s sinful flesh leads people to do wrong because that is their natural tendency. The same idea is present in Poe’s writing as the narrator gives in to his own perverseness.
At the beginning of the short story Jane absolutely hates the wallpaper in her bedroom, but at the end Jane claims that she is “getting really fond of the room in spite of the wallpaper.” (page ) At the beginning of the story Jane is aggravated at John and after John’s treatment she describes him as “so wise” (page ) and “loving [her] so.” (page ) Throughout the “Yellow Wallpaper” John consistently makes Jane’s condition worse and worse until she finally has a mental breakdown. If Jane had left John she might have been able to spare herself some
In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness.
This small innocent dead bird would be the most convincing evidence of all that would support their theory of the mental/ cruelty and emotional abuse Minnie Foster suffered from her husband. It also helped the two women empathized with the victim Minnie Foster. An understanding/association they were familiar with as they reflect back of events in their own lives. “She liked that bird,” said Martha Hale, low and slowly. “She was going to bury it in that pretty box.” “When I was a girl,” said Mrs. Peters, under her breath, “my kitten—there was a boy took a hatchet, and before my eyes- before I could get there-" She covered her face an instant.
But anyway – anyway, people are easier to hate in ink. Mikayla was easy to hate as Blaire Knight. Easy to torture, with fictional cat deaths and unrequited love. And Carlton Walker was easy to hate as The Walker, metastasized into something huge and evil. Maybe Ferguson’s a monster.
Throughout the novel, Frankenstein describes William as a beautiful child who "inspire[s] the tenderest affection" (chapter 1). On the contrary, Frankenstein describes the Creature as "hideous," and rejects it because of its ugliness (chapter IV). Elizabeth describes William in her letter as a "sweet laughing blue eye[d]" and have "curling hair" as well as who "already had one or two little wives" (chapter VI). The fact that William is described in the same paragraph, as beautiful and has two wives suggest that because of his beauty he has companions. The Creature seeks a female companion but, because of his ugliness, he could achieve.