It is not the poem that degrade women, but the characters in the poem that degrade, objectify, and misrepresent women. The prosecution did not try to prove that the characters are apart of the poem so the prosecution did not prove that the characters are apart of the poem meaning what the characters do, represent the poem itself. The prosecution brought up textual evidence of degradation of women on the first stanza in book 20. The poem says “these women who, long since, / had served the suitors as their sluts.” The prosecution says that the women were represented as sluts because they had had sex with the suitors. They also pointed out that when Odysseus had sex with multiple women during the poem but never faced repercussion for his actions.
Romeo and Juliet is often viewed as a very romantic and tragic play. However, there are many other lessons and ideas Shakespeare has implanted inside it. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare examines how abuse and isolation from one’s family has a negative impact on oneself through the use of harsh diction and imagery. In Scene 3, when Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Capulet exclaims, ““Hang thee, young baggage, disobedient wretch! My fingers itch.” (3.5, 166-170) Capulet's tirade language towards Juliet elucidates the flawed relationship between the Capulet family.
Ovid’s story telling of Echo and Narcissus myth in Metamorphoses shows how excessive self-love can be destructive and result in loneliness; which Fred Chappell’s poem, “Narcissus and Echo” explores this notion of loneliness corresponding with vanity. In this adaptation, there is a body of water that Narcissus gazes and speaks with while Echo’s voice is only heard as a repeated rhyme which is overlooked by Narcissus. The poem includes imagery from Ovid’s myth including the allusions of the flower and Narcissus’ inability of to live apart from himself. The way the poem is formatted it shows Echo’s words as thoughts or her words are unheard by the main character because he does not respond. The poem is about Narcissus voicing his thoughts as
Together, it helps prove the tenant in the poem was being mistreated. The sentences are very short to create urgency. The tone is very indignant and the author uses a euphemism to show that the tenant wants to act violently towards the landlord. ”You ain't gonna be able to say a word / If I land my fist on you" ( 19-20). Finally, the use of irony is embedded throughout the poem.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, a critic of Swift’s beliefs and the standards placed on women at the time, published letters and poems demonstrating her knowledge and spunk. One such poem, “The Reasons That Induced Dr. Swift to Write a Poem Called the Lady’s Dressing Room,” was written in response to Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room.” Swift’s disgusting poem goes into grotesque detail about the objects in a woman’s dressing room. Montagu’s poem fights against Swift’s assertion that women are disgusting by nature by discussing their disgusting habits as a sort of power play. Montagu, as a non-traditional woman, serves as the underdog seeking power for herself and women in
I am explaining this through showing that men were not expected to love their wives. The feminist lens provide modern society with the most compelling view of literature because men don’t trust women, men think women are cheaters and whores, and women don 't have a voice. First and foremost, men don’t trust women. Illustrates how the feminist perspective is the best lens to new modern literature in his play “Othello”, when shakespeare articulates through brabantio in Act 1, as he speaks to duke that “She has been fooled, stolen from me, and corrupted by spells and medicines bought from cheating salesmen. She is not mentally impaired, blind or
Her dishonesty in her affection caused Gawain to commit a sin which was against his reputation. The poet of this story thinks women use beauty as a form of seduction. Just like the lady seduces Gawain into sin, the poet believes any man can be lead into sin by a beautiful woman. In his mind, women can not be trusted since they usually have something else that they want from a man besides love. The lady wanted to test if Gawain was as noble as he was supposed to be, but seduced him with her love in order to test
After having been performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in 1946, A Streetcar Named Desire brought about much controversy. At first it seemed that much of the controversy stemmed from the unpleasantness with which the subject was presented, such as the vulgar, unprecedented topics acted out on stage. George Jean Nathan, an original critic of the play, touched upon the vulgar manner of the drama, calling it “The Glands Menagerie.” (Bak, “Criticism on a Streetcar Named Desire”) Perhaps the more pressing reason as to why this play was received controversially, however, is a result of its cynical nature. Playwright, Tennessee Williams, used his own suffering and cynical nature to create this play. Many of the characters’ personalities were created
“Unveiling at once the lack of understanding they had. Finding out about Hester and Pearl, the village at once "scorned them in their hearts, and...reviled them with their tongues" The tone that is used allows us to infer from the harsh words that he has a negative attitude toward the Puritans. Hawthorne’s negativity toward the Puritans is shown in the tone he talks about Hester. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester is portrayed as a rose in the thorns because she tries to keep the Puritan lifestyle and persistently prays for her enemies. Hawthorne continues to applaud Hester for her lifestyle she is trying to live eventhough it was the Puritans that made her go through a life of embarresment and suffering.
What is the point of being deceptive? In Roman fever, Edith Wharton discusses Alida and Grace 's dispute over their love delphin. The dispute over their love causes a major deception between Alida and Grace. Alida did confess she wrote the letter but who had barbara and what 's her motive and how is it even related to jealousy and deception that started this confusion. The deception started as Grace and Alida started to argue about the letter.
The use of different wrong doings allows readers to view the abuse displayed in the 1800’s. However, many others and I can attest to the novel not encompassing the dilemma of abuse enough. The men, converting it into an ideal, romanticize the abuse of women. The men are envious that Janie takes her abuse so quietly. The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life.