Women in the 1600s to the 1800s were very harshly treated. They were seen as objects rather than people. They were stay-at-home women because people didn’t trust them to hold jobs. They were seen as little or weak. Women living in this time period had to have their fathers choose their husbands.
Revenge, it drives people to impossible lengths, a few to madness, and others to the grave. It is quite frankly impractical to try and do to others as they have done to you. One can never truly gain anything out of dishing cold hard revenge, you may feel satisfied or even perhaps a tad bit delighted after you've done wrong to the person who's done wrong to you, consequently in what reality are you accomplishing? Knowing that that person is suffering as you once did? Or the other lives you may have affected due to your anger towards that one person.
This poem by Henry Lawson, written in 1892, shows his view of Australia in his poem by saying the bush is a horrible and dull place to stay. He was from the bush, but been brought up in bush poverty and had suffered hardship and unemployment. Lawson’s poem gives a very negative image of the bush. He wrote this poem in first person, so as it gives his personal opinion. He paints a bleak portrait of the bush landscape, writing of ‘those burning wastes of barren soil and sand’ and claiming that ‘the country’s rather more inviting round the coast’.
According to the World Wildlife Fund for Nature organization, the Mojave Desert ranks as the smallest desert among the four existing in America. Just like any other desert, it faces numerous threats to its wildlife and environment. An example includes the introduction of invasive species into their territory. The University of Nevada agrees that the invasive plant numbers are growing mainly from the results of human disturbance, which is a tremendous issue that can harm both plants and animals. Invasive species affect the diets of desert animals, their existence, and the populations of native plants.
Social Isolation and Loneliness Social isolation has become much more common in a society that constantly tries to stereotype us. The poems, “A Supermarket in California,” by Allen Ginsberg and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot, display the way that loneliness is affecting people. In “A Supermarket in California” imagery is used heavily, while with “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” relies on personification to show the loneliness of isolation. Both poems use objects such as the lonely streets and night time to make the reader feel the isolation.
I kind of learned that I really, really hate talking about myself. I absolutely hate it. I haven’t ever really liked it, but it was just so difficult to write about myself. However, I did realize that I don’t care what people think of me. Doing the drawing activity made me feel good about myself and really opened up my eyes because I realized that I couldn’t care less what other people thought of me, or how I was stereotyped or labeled.
People might say that his pride was for the good of Thebes. This is totally inaccurate, in the process of “making Thebes better” Creon lost his family and lost the trust of the people of Thebes. Creon had no valid points. Again, his actions were overthrown by his hubris, which was the beginning of his downfall. Not listening to other people and their opinions is not a step to make Thebes a better city.
This play, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, focuses on women, especially in marriage and motherhood. Torvald is a character, who describes inequality between men and women and the women’s role in the society in that era. He believes that it is an important and the only duty of a woman to be a good wife and mother. As an individual, a woman, could not conduct or run a business of her own, she needs to ask her father or husband and they were only considered to be father’s or husband’s property. Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed.
‘The Big Sleep’ - Hayden Munro The 1940’s film ‘The Big Sleep’ effectively uses time and place to shape the viewer's understanding of corruption as well as gender roles. Masculinity ,femininity and corruption are demonstrated throughout the film providing an insight into this era of the American underworld setting. Corruption is a central theme in ‘The Big Sleep’ which provides viewers an insight into how the 1940’s American setting affects the viewers understanding. Pathetic fallacy is utilized during the scene where Geiger is seen getting into a car with Carol while it is raining. The rain creates a dark feel linking negative connotations of the underworld and corruption.
Throughout history, patriarchal societies have been very profound, helping shape society and culture into what it is today. In Herbert Mason’s adaptation of Gilgamesh, most women are forced into jobs that accompany the lifestyle of men. Women are used to inflate egos and promote masculinity primarily through sex. However, elderly and motherly figures are seen as welcoming and wise and to be treated with compassion. Whereas patronesses, goddesses, and prostitutes do not elicit respect.