They even tell her that a man’s main use for a woman is for her to have babies.” The song is sung by only women and is creating a sense of responsibility that a women must have when being matched with her new husband. Mulan goes through makeup, baths, and clothing. This shows how women are supposed to act and what their role should be in society, a housewife. They should just dress up nicely and look pretty for the men.
In addition, the story also underlines the verity that it is not a crime for women to have flaws as depicted by Cisneros (1991), “Barbie’s MOD’ern cousin Francie with real eyelashes, eyelash brush included, has a left foot that’s melted a little-so? If you dress her in new ‘Prom Pink’ outfit, satin splendor with matching coat, gold belt, clutch, and hair bow included, so long as you don’t lift her dress right?-who’s to know”(p. 15). Even though
However, they remain satisfied with adorning their dresses with flowers, and over time begin to see beauty in their simplicity. Alcott uses Meg’s experience at the Moffat ‘s and the girls’ substitution for jewelry to exemplify the March sisters’ modesty and sincerity despite the need to constantly keep up with society’s expectations. In Little
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.
Lady Macbeth believes that: “water clears us of our deeds” (II.ii.65-70). Lady Macbeth feels traumatized by the murder and the guilt keeps eating at her causing her to sleepwalk. Here she confesses her guilty of murder. Macbeth absent, completing king duties, arrives back to check on her and plans to tell her of his future plans of murder. In a normal state, Lady Macbeth would agree to this plan but her mental breakdown changes her.
In the beginning of the play, it is evident how much Macbeth loves his wife. This is what makes it so easy for her to bribe him into killing Duncan, which eventually leads to him killing many more people. Unfortunately, in the end of the play, their relationship gets ruined and Lady Macbeth ends up taking her own life. Because of one bribe, Macbeth went on to become a serial killer and their relationship would turn to mush. In act 3, scene 4, line 119, Lady Macbeth responds to Ross: “I pray you, speak not: He grows worse and worse; question enrages him: at once, good night.
Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
Fitzgerald wrote in his novel "Did mother get powder on your old yellowy hair?" (p. 111), talking about Daisy daughter. The only time Daisy’s daughter came into the story Daisy treats her like an object and did not treat her like her daughter. Daisy's life revolves around Daisy, allowing her daughter to come around only when she wanted her to. In this quote the word “old” is not really meaning old it is more of an affection and the word “yellowy” is used as just the color yellow or blond hair.
Also in both stories, Cinderella still fits into the slipper and the step-sister are caught for trying to be Cinderella. However in the Disney’s Cinderella everyone lives happily ever after. In contrast, in Grimm’s Cinderella the step-sisters do not live happily ever after instead they are blinded by the birds pecking their eyes out. Another difference between the two stories is in Disney’s Cinderella the two step-sisters try to put their feet into the slipper, but it was obvious that they were both too big, then Cinderella tried it one and it fit just right. However in Grimm’s Cinderella the two step-sisters cut their heels and toes to fit into the slipper.
In document C, Law 129 talks about how if a married lady is caught cheating on her husband, she and the man she was cheating with, get tied together and thrown into the water. Hammurabi should want his people to feel safe and be with whoever they want to be with. The husband may get mad at the lady, but getting thrown into water and drowning is really harsh. The woman would be scared. In Law 195 it states, “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.”
Hester’s lack of money does not hold her back from providing Pearl with everything she needs. Pearl is dressed in the “richest tissue”, made others see her as “just perfect...an infant princess”. Though only three months old, Pearl evokes the image of beauty from her mother and from strangers who see her. Even though Hester’s life is not ideal, her child brings her beauty in the darkness of her life. Hester wears clothing of poor quality, in order to provide the best for her daughter.