she compares her daughter 's loyalty to her against her own loyalty to her own parents, and concludes that Waverly is somehow an inferior daughter. Lindo 's speech shows the strengths, but also the limits, of the mother-daughter relationship. Daughters show incredible loyalty to their parents, and vice-versa, but sometimes, such loyalty can fade away, or be placed behind other priorities and it 's irrational for a parent to demand total loyalty of her daughter. Sacrifice and promises mean different things to the two generations of women. For the younger generation, there is rarely any consequence to not following through on a promise.
This shows that she is selfish and only cares for the outcome of her life. Any chance Manyara had, “She did her best to wipe the smile off of Nyasha 's face whenever she could, and one of her favorite things to say was, ‘Someday, Nyasha, I will be queen, and you will be a servant in my household.’" (John Steptoe, 1987) With this statement Manyara proves that she disrespects her sister; thinking that she is better than Nyasha, she will attempt to discredit anything Nyasha says or does. Consequently, the king sets out many trials to see how each sister will treat him in his different shape shifting forms. Manyara disrespects the shape shifting king while Nyasha has a very different reaction. On When Nyasha sets out, “… a small boy appeared in the pathway in front of Nyasha.
Zenobia claims Coverdale is “their judge and jury”, which is also intriguing-a woman so proud and so open should have no fear of being judged, yet she is hostile towards him and openly argues with Coverdale about the equality of women though they support the same point. Hollingsworth, who has the opposing view of Zenobia, turns out to show us her fatal flaw. First, Zenobia chooses Hollingsworth over Priscilla. Though she is not aware that Priscilla is her half-sister, the idea of feminism is supporting other women. Zenobia turns against this not only vocally, but also physically: on more than one occasion, Priscilla is separated from the “pack” and Zenobia clings to Hollingsworth’s side.
Hannah: No, I’m going to kick you in the balls. (25) Her stubborn and aggressive nature may be a façade, but she values the quest for knowledge above all else. Her feministic side and disregard for emotions are what will help her end up on top. Hannah may be too skeptic about people and love, but Bernard’s carefree nature is just as tragic. It comes down to this: Hannah and Bernard are jealous of one another.
These items are part of Maggie’s wedding present, and she is connected and grounded to the part of herself and her family heritage which created them. Maggie and Dee are also alike in their tempers, although it takes much more to get Maggie angry than Dee. Dee is used to being deferred to and getting what she wants. She is beautiful and smart, and she takes matters into her own hands when they are not going her way (take the burning of the house she hated which scarred Maggie for instance). Maggie is not used to getting her way since her sister was always in the spotlight.
Celie explains that she doesn’t look at men because they scare her. Instead, she looks at women because they are kind to her. Shug, for example, has helped her become confident and brave. Therefore, Celie falls in love with her but as an expression of gratitude she owns Shug for teaching her self-respect and worth. Celie 's sexual identity becomes of a woman who loves another woman.
Researchers claim that self-acceptance leads to being satisfied in life both directly and in directly (Ceyhan, A & Ceyhan, E 2011; Choy & Moneta 2002). When the woman makes the discovery that her past lover is not the right person to be in her life, she is making a decision that will leads to her accepting herself the way that she is, which will leave her feeling content in the decisions that she makes for both her and her child. This demonstrates a form of confidence because by her making her own decisions for her own happiness, she starts to bring out the self-acceptance that dwells within
Even though she “could not endure a / husband with a beard on his face” and “[would] rather lie in / [discomfort]” she still abides by the fundamental standards set by the patriarchy(2.1.29-31). A free-thinking, independent women like Beatrice would stand out in Shakespeare’s Elizabethan society. The comedic value of her character is brought on by her argumentative and domineering personality that would classify most other women of the time as an outlier of society.But through Hero’s malleable nature, an audience of any time period, whether it be the late 1500’s, or the early 2000’s, can catch a glimpse and even gain perspective as to the hardships that matriarchs faced with the absurd amount of requirements needed to please men. For the most part, Shakespeare uses Hero and Beatrice to emphasize one another’s differences, however, they both ultimately befall the fate of any women of their era. While love is a factor in their decisions, Shakespeare, in consummation, proves that a “non-traditional” woman will still be forced into the role that their societal norms demand of them.
Despite Hedda Gabler 's seemingly high status in society as General Gabler 's daughter, she is a surprisingly manipulative woman who doesn 't seek good for others, or herself, folding into the lines of non-conventional behavior, ultimately fitting the profile of a trickster. One of the many ways which show Hedda Gabler as a trickster proceed with her initial complaint of Miss Tesman’s hat on the chair, and claiming it as the maids, which she later admits that she did purposefully. She also shows no concern for Tesman’s slippers, although they appear to be quite important to him: “Only think- ill as she was, Aunt Rina embroidered these for me. Oh you can’t think how many associations cling to them” (Ibsen, 864). She also denies her pregnancy, and all of this occurs within Hedda’s
A woman labeled with various nicknames by her husband may not seem like nothing to an outsider. Two women attempting to locate clues regarding their neighbor and a malicious crime is something that any friend would do. Both stories appear to be nothing out of the ordinary. That is, until these females decide to do what they feel is best and are antagonized for stepping foot in the direction of their choice rather than one that is laid out for them to follow. Nora, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are all women that appear as being feeble minded and docile as opposed to the male characters within the plays.