On the level of characters, Lacan’s theory about feminine sexuality and the symbolic order has been deployed demonstrating that the phallus maintains a firm hold over Jane Eyre but lapses into a state of subversion in Rebecca due to Jane’s relinquishing of her subjectivity and sexuality whereas the narrator keeps them . Female sexuality embodied in Bertha Mason is depicted as deviant and cast out of the symbolic order since Bertha is deprived of speech. Building on Lacan’s psychosexual model, Bertha has been analyzed as the mirror image of Jane. Indeed, in Jane’s encounters with Bertha the mirror has been a crucial factor especially in the night before Jane’s wedding. In addition, it is in the imaginary stage that this subject is handed down the necessary knowledge, sexual knowledge.
The Handmaid´s Tale is a popular dystopian novel by the author Margaret Atwood. Atwood tells a story about a not too distant future. The Handmaid´s Tale visits a large range of issues relating to power, gender, religious politics, pollution, and fertility issues. In Gilead, women´s bodies are politicized and restrained. Gilead is a place where you are surrounded by rules that must be obeyed because of the fear of the torture that will be received.
Finally, it will conclude by briefly discussing the significance of the extract within the novel’s wider themes. Austen creates bathos, by using subtle causticness and parody, and intertextually burlesquing, influential sensationalist and sentimental novels of the time, particularly Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794). Essentially, by writing in this style, Austen emphasises the ordinariness, patriarchal abuse, and general oppression of women that was present then in everyday domestic life (Realisms, p. 59). These subtle narrative techniques, were key elements Austen used to modify public perception of the novel’s expectations, which conveys the concept of ‘reading’ itself, and defines the novel as a genre. Principally, by writing in this style, Austen increases the reader’s interest, defining Northanger Abbey, as not only an ironic disclosure of satire, but a
The pear tree serves as a means of characterizing Janie throughout the novel by symbolizing lessons for Janie, Janie’s life, and giving Janie a goal for life. In the story, the pear tree characterizes Janie by being a symbol for her. At the beginning of the story, Janie watches a bee gathering pollen from a blossom on the tree. “ She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight,” (Hurston, 1937, p. 11). The bee gathering pollen became a reference for Janie throughout the rest of the story.
The movie, a deeply affecting and agonizing drama, presents a different and traditional perspective about a sensitive issue portrayed in such a way that viewers can share and endure the feelings of hardships, powerlessness, injustice, and fear felt by Otilia and Gabita. Gabita got pregnant and sought an illegal abortion with the help of her friend, Otilia, who accompanied her all throughout the extremely uncomfortable and horrendous process of termination. The most significant aspect of the movie is that its focus was not on embodying the pro-life or pro-choice battle; instead, it reflects a society wherein rules are strictly enforced and highlights its consequences, emotional or moral, acquired by those involved in the illegal process of abortion.
Howard seeks to find answers by writing letters to these ideas and with the idea of Whit, Claire and Simon, encounters these abstract concepts, with it bringing unexpected response. He then begins to understand and see how his situation and grief cannot only bring along deep meaning but also beauty. This film searches for meaning in depression and tragedy and shows that although we face these great suffering and pain, they too can bring forth collateral beauty. According to the text, gender can be defined as the non-physiological aspects of being female or male that is instilled in the cultural expectations for femininity and masculinity (Lips, 2005). Based on the beliefs regarding men and women in society, gender roles and gender stereotypes have been created in order to label men and women into distinct categories, giving great disparity between the two in regards to what behaviors and characteristics are expected of
for the management and conservation of forests. These Van- Panchayats are linked to the forest department for technical know-how and planning strategies. The nature worship is the age long tradition in many religious in India. Many plants and trees as well as flowers and animals have from historical times been considered sacred (blessed by the Gods) in India by various communities. The most outstanding examples are The Peepal tree The Bnayan Tree Khejdi Tree These have been traditionally revealed and therefore never cut.
One of the Nation priority is environmental conservation which is also one of the Pillar of Gross National Happiness. After recognizing conservation of the Environment by His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuk made an ideal environment provision for 60% of Bhutanese land to have forest coverage got implemented in the Forest Act of 1969. The other three regular actions like forest fires, grazing animals in catchment areas and hunting of wild animals were prohibited. The Environmental conservation policy was also passed in 1972. This policy is implemented to enhance nature conservation based on forest utilization by the citizens.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions retells the Mahabharata through the eyes of Draupadi. The title itself serves as a general metaphor for life. “Maya” is an illusion that we humans continue to sustain with much efforts and pains, through conflicts, meanness, and humiliation, while we certainly lack understanding about the laws that govern our lives. This novel positions its readers even more completely in a world that is old and new, magical and real at the same time. Its importance for studies lies partly in what it tells us of the epic’s popular reception and partly for its potential to enliven our reading of the original.