In Chopin’s At the ‘Cadian Ball, Bobinôt refers to a woman’s beauty in relation to her origin, or her natural appearance. In Kate Chopin’s At the ‘Cadian Ball, the author uses nature and the effects it has on the characters, the setting, the narration, and the main theme
One major theme in Zenobia’s short story is futility. Zenobia is graced with natural beauty, unmatched in battle, born from noble blood, and all around blessed with beneficial traits from both genders. In addition to these traits, she has the keen sense to become an enlightened individual, where in her leisure time she wanted “to be educated in all lore,” indicating Zenobia was well-rounded. Unfortunately, all her efforts and qualities are futile in the grand scheme of things when she is conquered by Aurelian. There is no point in achieving self-actualization if the eventual outcome is disgrace.
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has an overwhelming male presence, as almost all of the roles are male. Despite this, the gender with the greatest impact on the story is female because of Rosaline’s role in driving Romeo to Juliet, the Nurse’s part in the success of Romeo and Juliet actually marrying (despite the disastrous occurrences because of it), and one of the strongest characters in the play, Juliet herself, being of the female gender. The first argument towards females being the most dramatically important throughout the play is Rosaline, and her role in Romeo and Juliet meeting. The entire reason for Romeo’s attendance at the party, near the begging of the story, during which he meets Juliet, is driven by his remorse over his lost love at the
Imagery is used to display the strength and worth of the dandelion and overall, what the speaker wishes to be perceived as. In stanza seven, the speaker mentions the different parts of dandelion such as the “bract”, the “involucre”, and the “pappus” (22), and she continues to acknowledge how the dandelion “clings to its fragile self” (23). These lines allow the reader to envision how each tiny and seemingly irrelevant part of the plant bond together to create such an enduring object. It demonstrates how the speaker wants to be well-ordered, which overall makes her a strong and independent person, rather than someone who is fragile and can be broken down easily. In addition, the last stanza of the poem
Words such as twinge, emanations, seeping, lurking, and babbling are just a few examples. Though these sophisticated words do enrich the story, they themselves are a kind of description. In fact, the majority of the description in The Veldt contains this word choice. “There was a green, lovely forest, a lovely river, a purple mountain, high voices singing, and Rima, lovely and mysterious, lurking in the trees with colorful flights of butterflies, like animated bouquets, lingering in her long hair.” (Bradbury). Lovely, mysterious, lurking, animated, and lingering; these words work and blend together with this description to depict an enchanting scene that the nursery has generated.
By incorporating poetic language from both Virgil and Dante, the canto is able to come to life in one’s mind. Beatrice’s description are so simple, yet so beautiful that they manage to stick out, making her heavenly impression even more prominent. The images readers get are almost their last taste of the goodness of the outside world before descending into Hell along with Dante. First there is this beautiful pair of eyes shinier than the stars, and then a field of flowers blooming in the sunlight. Canto II fuels both Dante and readers to have the confidence to make their way through Hell with the comfort of extremely expressive
Poe compares a woman he hold dear to as “Psyche” which by legend is a woman so beautiful that the god Eros (Cupid) fell in love with her (Huff). With the use of folklore to describe the beauty of this woman, Poe uses allusion to showcase beauty as something to be divine and presented in its greatest moments. Poe uses references rom legends to describe his own background and that of the woman he talks so dearly about so that he can emphasize her perfection as unimaginable and unyielding to no one. By straying away from the era of depicting art as what is was, Poe describes beauty of oneself in the greatest form, like that in a way of a Roman statue, as something more important than what it actually was(Helen). Poe uses historical reference to incorporate the beauty of a single woman, such that her stance is like that of a stature and her beauty is like that of a goddess.
In “The Odyssey,” Homer provides a rather large cast of female characters, especially by comparison to the rest of Greek culture. In Homer’s depiction of women, most are characterized positively. The reason I say this is because even the “evil” goddess characters are characterized beautifully. Circe, Calypso, they are all characterized as beautiful characters, rivaled only by the Goddess of Love and Affection, Aphrodite. By comparison to the rest of Greek society, however, Homer was praising women beyond standards.
She is a diamond to her father and kingdom. Moreover, the author exclaims that Princess Al-Datma had “no equal in beauty and grace” (Fiero 240). In conjunction with her physical beauty, it appears that the author places the feature of being deceitful in the same category. He claims that in addition to her beauty, she “took great pleasure in ravishing the wits of the male sex” (Fiero 240). Because of these features, the author states that the men from everywhere heavily seek after her, which supports the idea that the feature of deceitfulness was appealing to the author.
This event helps establish Pearl's elfish nature but also her connection with the rose bush and its symbolism. The rose bush represents something beautiful that appears in an ugly setting. In this scene, there is a hint of Pearl’s stubborn personality. There is also her love for nature, which represents both freedom and beauty in the novel. Hawthorne uses plant imagery to develop the themes
Angelou uses her powerful rhythm and tone to write about a woman’s sexiness and unbearable aura. She challenges men and their attempt to shut down women with her lines “Does my sexiness upset you?/does it come as a surprise/ that I dance like I’ve got diamonds/ at the meeting of my thighs?” (Angelou, Lines 25-28). Angelou uses her great writing techniques to place women upon a pedestal too great for men to obtain. She pours her struggles into her writings which produces a strong attitude and flow of emotions. “I planned to put all the things bothering me--my heavy load--in that book, and let them pass.” (Elliot).
DETAILED SYNOPSIS: Lily Carson is beautiful, shockingly so. With hair brighter than sunshine and softer than silk, eyes a disturbingly clear yet sedating sea green, legs that just won 't quit with a body to match, and a mind deeper and more expansive than most everyone she encounters, the potential for her to seize the world by it 's short-hairs is obvious to all. There 's only one problem... Lily Carson LOATHES her appearance above all else. The only moments in her life when she doesn 't see her pulchritude as a curse are when she 's using those physical gifts to bring "true justice" to rapists and pedophiles who fall through the judicial cracks. What 's "true justice", you ask?
However, this description proves the opposite; the scarlet hose oversexualize her, and the rest of her description describes the ideal women during this time period. He says she has “gap-teeth, set widely, truth to say...large hips, her heels spurred sharply,”(line 478-483), attributes that men yearned for in a woman. Women dreamed of appearing curvy and having gap teeth so that men would marry them. Therefore, since the Wife posses these attributes it makes her a stereotype for women of this time not a feminist
This fits into the idea of a perfect Elizabethan woman, who’s lives are subject to their husband’s rule across all aspects, to be disposed of as men wish. Each female character is treated by men as a possession. However, there are also moments when they are presented as confident and challenge a male authority. This would have been exiting for Shakespeare’s female Elizabethan audience as women