However, people fear showing their unique characteristics because they do not want to deviate from the norms of society. Clarisse and Mildred exemplify the effects of conformity. Clarisse’s curiosity and awareness of the world demonstrates the benefits of not conforming to a society that hides the truth from its citizens. Mildred’s ignorance and reliance on technological gadgets is just to cover the realities of her meaningless life. Clarisse’s death represents the intolerance of nonconformity.
She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law. Ismene is more timid and obedient than Antigone. When Antigone was attempting to convince Ismene to help her bury their brother, she refused by saying it is too dangerous and that she doesn’t want to suffer the consequences. Ismene speaks her feelings to her sister, “They mean a great deal to me, but I have no strength to break the laws that were made for the public good” (Sophocles). This informs the reader that she doesn’t like to take risks and do ambitious things.
The priest is supposed to have the power over this poor mother who has just lost her kid but throughout the story this is proven to be wrong. The woman is not phased by the priest and keeps calm without showing any emotion at all the whole story. Pryor’s biggest point in the article is that there are those with power and those too weak to
According to Priscilla L. Walton, author of He took no notice of her; he looked at me: Subjectivities and Sexualities of ‘The Turn of the Screw, a gender criticism of the Turn of the Screw, “The governess of the novel serves as a representation of the “problematic nature of single women and their sexuality” (Walton 349). Women with a job and no husband threatened the patriarchal society because she could not fulfill her motherly duties of having and raising children. But in some ways becoming a governess can fill some of those desires relating to children. Through being a governess, a woman can fulfill the raising children aspect of a woman’s identity as she was a substitute mother to the children she is caring for. A governess gets to take care of the children and raise them so that they are successful in the future.
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them.
Some of Edna’s most obvious decisions immediately question her weakness to handle pressure. Edna’s inability to show compassion and care for her children challenge this normalcy for a mother of the time period; Edna considered her children “like antagonists who had overcome her; who had overpowered and sought to drag her into the soul's slavery for the rest of her days” (Chopin 115). The children almost seemed like a burden, or a detriment to her. Edna’s doctor visit nearly foreshadows this mindset, where the doctor notes that
Because Grendel’s mother wants vengeance for the death of Grendel, she disturb the status quo of the female sex by starting up a feud. The same similarities are shown in Pascoe’s essay about how females are depicted and how they are supposed to act “However girls did not use this word as part of their regular lexicon. This sort of gendered homophobia that constitutes adolescents masculinity does not constitutes adolescents femininity”. (Pascoe, 577-578)The quote explains how girls at River high barely use the word “fag” because it did not account for femininity. Unlike Grendel, his mother is more powerful and she represents Beowulf’s feminine counterpart.
She wants everyone to do what she says no ands, ifs, or buts about it. As the story progress towards the end she begins to develop sympathy for the misfit in a plea to save her life. At first she is a little obnoxious to the family and none of the family gets along well, but with death lingering around the corner it makes her develop a new perspective of life. She cries out the name of her son but receives no response. She thinks being a lady and saying "You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?"
I don't feel any compassion for myself and like picking on every little thing that is wrong with me. Because I constantly degrade myself and make myself feel bad, sometimes I can be very bitter of others. However, like Alma I keep it mostly in because I don’t like sharing my thoughts with others and burden them. I don’t really talk to myself because I believe it’s weird.
All this time, she thought she can convince the misfit to save her family, but instead of make it worse than already is when she say “you’re the misfit.” Lastly, Grandmother, she have a good heart and wonderful person, but she is easily to deceive by peoples. She did not see clearly and she had a poor judgment about who to trust. Even though she know it’s wrong, but being selfish to do it anyway and her belief without true understands of perception that she is blind by faith. With her grace, she could’ve saved her family if she keep it to herself quietly without say that she recognized the “Misfit.”
He talked about his daughter in a respectful way but there was something about her that bothered him: her sexuality. He wondered if he would approve of her being with a man anymore that her being with a women but he doubted it. Furthermore, David doesn’t really like that his daughter is living in the country doing dirty work. He doesn’t like that she has dirt in her fingernails and gets down on the ground to work in the garden. He regards that work as peasant’s work and not something that his daughter should be doing.
In 1988, the icon, Mike Nichols, found success directing the film, Working Girl. Nichols was not new to earning fame from his films, nor was he new to directing pictures dealing with work in America. Working Girl came at a time when equality was attempting to urge its way in to the workplace. Women were able to be confident outside of the home and were entering the work force at high speed. The film showcases a woman in the workplace, Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith), and her battle to be taken seriously in the hustle and bustle of New York’s dog eat dog world, even if it is through a bit of deception.
In Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," Mrs. Delacroix conveys the duality of human nature through abruptly betraying Tessie when she is chosen to be sacrificed. For example, before the lottery, Tessie talks with Mrs. Delacroix then "Tapped Mrs. Delcaroix on the arm as a farewell and made her way through the crowd" (Jackson 2). By tapping Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as 'a farewell,' Tessie wishes her luck and believes that Mrs. Delacroix is her friend. The friendly nature between the two women shows Mrs. Delacroix's righteous and kind side to her personality.
I have found a television show that outshines all others. Reign is a show that has kept my attention whenever I have free time. It is loosely based on actual events in the 1500s. It shows how female power was viewed and the role in which women were forced to play in the time-period. It also has a love story that shows how imperfect relationships can be.