He is determined to gain back the attention he thinks he deserves from making lies about the war. Krebs finds that not even his ludacris lies will get him the attention he desires. This shows a selfish side of Krebs. Krebs also is struggling with his luck with women after he comes back from the war. He notices that the women overseas were a lot different than the women in America.
Instead of addressing him as Hamlet or using an endearing term, she speaks to him as though she is of a lower class. Ophelia believes that she is not Hamlet’s or any man’s equal. Ophelia has never been treated as an independent individual. She is always following someone’s orders. Ophelia’s subservient nature causes her to suppress her feelings which eventually leads to her mental breakdown and death in Act IV.
This shows that despite how passionate her efforts are, she will always be discarded as a mere ‘entity’-a substance that nobody values. Consequently, her frustration is seen when she has an explosive outburst: “Think I like to live in that house alla time?” Such rhetorical questions imply that she is intelligent; being fully aware that the men will not answer but continues to taunt them, harnessing their guilt. Alternatively, it indicates her negative feelings towards the house since the emphasis on ‘that’ suggests the lack of love she possesses, and instead is resentful. Equivalently, she refers to it as a ‘house’, not a home. A house is a building with no emotional attachments to it, unlike a home.
The mood of Penelope and the Suitors can be described as anarchic, which demonstrates the idea that the suitors are out of control due to the vacancy of the king, Odysseus. The scene of the painting shows Penelope being bombarded by suitors who someday hope to be her husband. While the suitors continue to beg for her attention, Penelope ignores them and remains working on her tapestry instead of resolving her issues with them. She continues to work on her tapestry as if they are not even there. Penelope’s servants also ignore the suitors, as if they were told not to make contact in any way for fear they might do something wrong.
By attracting him in this way, Paul feels as though she has seized his right to make decisions and lead his own life: A grown man fixed by a girl? But what if the girl was not a girl, but something in disguise? A lowdown something that looked like a sweet young girl and fucking her or not was not the point, it was not being able to stay or go where he wished in 124, and the danger was in losing Sethe because he was not man enough to break out, so he needed her, Sethe, to help him…and it shamed him to ask the woman he wanted to protect to help him...God damn it to hell. (149) Here, Beloved’s captivating power mirrors that of slavery. Just like in his earlier life, Paul D feels humiliated by his fundamental lack of power or control, and he is unable to appear strong or masculine even to the woman he loves.
Societies do not accept the idea of women being successful in their life and feel that women are a threat. In consequence we can see clearly how Erin Brockovich addresses many ideas as reversal of gender roles, sexual objectification, and inequality. Erin is mistreated and misjudged throughout the movie by men, and by her society for falling into a certain category, which is being a divorced woman. She is thus given a certain role, and is looked down upon by people, because to them she has failed the most important task in a woman’s life, which is to get married and stay married. It is thus a movie about self-awareness, and female
She does not really want to be with her boyfriend Jon, and she does not care about him and knows that someday their relationship is going to end. In the text the narrator tells that Jon has pulled Darla to the party, which give the reader the impression that she does not want to go to the party. We know that Darla just took a Morning-after pill and it seems like the atmosphere is a bit tense between Jon and her because of that. But overall I think that Darla is mainly negative. Her answers are short and she is defiantly a bit sharp-tongued when it comes to answer Jon.
As black women always conform under patriarchal principles, women are generally silenced and deprived of rights because men are entitled to control everything. Women are silenced in a way that they lose their confidence and hesitate to speak up due to the norms present in the society they live in. Hence, even if women have the confidence to try to speak, men wouldn’t bother to listen since men ought to believe that they are superior to women. In addition to that, women often live in a life cycle of repetitions due to patriarchal principles since women are established to fulfill the roles the society had given them. It is evidenced by Celie as she struggles to survive and to define oneself apart from the controlling, manipulative, and abusive men in her life.
There’s a power balance between the three men and the two women in The Reeve 's Tale that is influenced by patriarchal values. The author limits actions performed by female characters to carry stereotypical assumptions of gender expectations. If you examine closely, the miller 's wife is unnamed purposefully because she is considered untrustworthy and invaluable. Also, any credibility that is given to a female, has to have a man present to accept those responsibilities. This formulates that women cannot exist without having some type of man to establish their credibility.
She tends to arouse controversy. Firstly, Patient Griselda represents other women as the weak and really hopeless creatures who do not have any rights and are totally dependent on the men. Without men's instructions and help they are not able to do some particular activities. It means that wives should be fully submissive to their husbands who do not show any respect for them. That is why, the acts of Griselda seem to be absurd.