In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the female characters' desire to question the law of Athens and select their own husbands drives most of the conflict in the play. In a way, Hermia, Helena, and Titania are the protagonists of the play because each of their desires are being thwarted by the patriarchal structure of the society in which they live. The way the women try to overcome such hurdles does not sit well with the men. Accordingly, the men get on edge when their patriarchy is disrupted, so they make strict laws to try and keep the women under their control. The men of Athens feel threatened when women show agency because their whole patriarchal system depends on female complacency.
These standards take every ounce of power from the women and hand it to the men, preventing women from overcoming these standards. For example, Angela Vicario, the youngest daughter in her family, suffers through the judgement of society and the set standards of marriage and virginity. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, the author illustrates how men force women into submissive roles in society in order to emphasize how it causes women to feel powerless and lessens their ability to attain equality with men. One illustration, proved by Bayardo San Román, demonstrates how men have the power to force women into submissive roles, especially through marriage. When he first comes to town with silver saddlebags matching his belt, he amazes everyone through his power and wealth.
They were also the ones who cut women off from the world outside of their homes, believing women were extremely sexual beings who needed to be contained. Ironically, it was these same men who liked to depict dancers and prostitutes on pottery, committed adultery at their leisure, and hired
Jealousy is a hatred for someone better than you and “acting like a child” means being immature and having no sense, put those together and get Cassius. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, jealousy is a big motif within the Tragedy; everything revolves around jealousy, without it what would the story line be? Everyone is a bit jealous but out of all the characters the one conspirator who is over the top filled with jealousy is Cassius. Cassius’s jealous child outburst usually is toward people with more power than him, in this case that powerful person is Caesar. Cassius’s jealousy leads him to tell people to go against Caesar which obviously leads to Caesar's assassination.
Before Esteban and Clara married, Esteban would satisfy his need to control women by taking young women of Tres Marias and surrounding towns and rape them: "Word of his cruelty spread throughout the region, provoking jealous admiration among the men of his class. The peasants hid their daughters and clenched their fists helplessly because they could not confront him. Esteban Trueba was stronger, and he had impunity” (Allende 63). Esteban is known throughout the region for his unruly and cruel behavior due to his habit of raping young women. Esteban has no regard for these women and the consequences his actions create including countless bastard children.
He abandoned Lily’s mother after she found out she was pregnant with Lily. Lily is as inexperienced in life as a young child and Nelson tries to take advantage of her because of that. He and his sister are morally Corrupt. Nelson’s character seems to represent all men in the story. He sees his daughter as an object as he gambled her away to Jim Willis.
In the beginning of the tale, the Wife of Bath clearly portrays how men behaved towards women in her day and age. Full of lust, the character of the King’s knight “by very force he took her maidenhead,” (line 64). This development of the tale might even expose something about the wife herself, possibly that one of her husbands was forceful or controlling concerning their marriage. Although she proceeded the tale with the knight’s punishment, she makes it seem as if men treating women rather poorly in the second century was not terribly uncommon. Due to a common Code of Chivalry among knights, those who would sexually assault women would be condemned to death.
In Ovid’s “The Essential Metamorphoses”, young men are presented in a way that they aren’t worthy of the title hero and that they portray the general idea in myth that men dominate over women which as a result shows the patriarchal society. Perseus is proves to be very unmanly by the way he uses the head of Medusa to end his battles with people. This is very coward like and also male dominated actions. Then he sees Andregen ad is immediately overwhelmed by her beauty that he must have her. She’s just an object that he desires to have in his possession.
Victims. Time and time again women have been victims of misogyny, commodification, and social obligation. Women are forced to squeeze into an idealistic mold and confrom to society’s standards. They have been stripped of their right to have a say in what is being done to them, and are sold off as property to their husbands who treat them as inferior. These husbands seem to have no regard for the opinion of their wives; as if being male brings superiority.
He was selfish for marrying Romeo and Juliet for him. He had a desire to end the feud between the two families, so he married them without anyone else knowing apart from the Nurse. With having a selfish nature Friar Lawrence's is never the most dependable person, not even for Romeo. He turned the whole city of Verona when he married the two, and made everything worse. Friar only thought of himself when he fabricated sizable resolutions.