Yet I have to disagree with these statements because we see how Adeline’s reputation as a “fallen” woman is not the result of a shameful behavior but of her negation to conform to the norms and moral codes of the period. She is taking a stand for femininity and independence, as well as contesting the notion of the docile woman that conduct books so vehemently affirmed. Because of that Adeline has to endure the pain caused by society’s rejection, and to use Gary Kelly’s words “she is taken to be anything from naughty to vicious by other good characters”(1980: 200). Thus, we are lead to see Adeline’s virtuous character as irrelevant as long as she endorses in radical philosophies which guide women towards vice and immorality. But is her behavior in any way degenerate and leading others on “the path of sin?”(Opie, 1999: 240), or the real problem has to do more with the fact that, in a patriarchal society, Adeline professes her desires and dares to live with her lover outside the confines of
Fleming chose to use dark contrasting colors for the witch’s character, but still needed to display the magic of Technicolor, so again green is a great answer. But there is more at play here than technology and psychology. There is a theme of humanization and dehumanization. As was mentioned earlier, the green skin of the Witch is a “non-human skin colour” (Gibson). This stands out when considering that there are characters such as a Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion that each are not inherently human, but come to life as such.
Metaphoric Characters in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Lewis Carroll is occasionally referred to as a genius when it comes to children’s novels. Although the stories are a bit fairytale like and appear to have a childish and playful atmosphere to them, many of his writings can be and are interpreted to have a completely different metaphoric meaning about them that a child will not understand. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a whimsical story that follows a young girl named Alice Liddell. Alice finds herself in a truly strange world after falling into a rabbit hole.
Mrs. Dubose is alone, all she has is her caretaker and her flowers it doesn't help that she is struggling with addiction. Mrs.Dubose is fighting addiction and trying to destroy the monster controlling it but she gets irritable when she doesn't have her drug and that is partially why she is the way she is. This chapter reveals that that Mrs.Dubose is rude and stuck-up. She may be old and lonley but the root of her problems are because of her addiction. Chapter 11 shows that drugs can affect people in many ways even a sweet old lady from making them have mood swings or just by making them not act like themselfs.
Paul 's mother Hester can be described as bitter at best. She was a pretty woman but that was as far as her beauty went. She did not really love her three children, but felt the need to keep up a sick facade of being a good rich mother. She lived a double life and valued keeping up her social position so much so that she felt the need to have servants despite not having the finances to do so. She also irritably claimed that the reason they had no money was because the kids ' father and her husband was an unlucky man.
In the Victorian age, children’s condition was a problem. treated as miniature adults, they were often required to work, were severely chastised, or were ignored. Exactly in that period Charles Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carrol wrote “Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland”, a novel that tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. It is first of all a children’s book as it has a child protagonist; however it appeals to adult readers with its advanced logical reasoning, witty puns and trenchant satire of Victorian society. So we can consider it as a drastic reaction against the impassive didacticism of British upbringing.
To his surprise, this presents Horner with an "alternate economy of feminine desire” (Burke 237). Feminine desire, which is largely ignored in patriarchal society, forces Horner to humanize the women he’s talking to instead of treating them as a commodity. In fact, the women get defensive when Horner brings up the issue of payment. This commodification of women paints them as very one-dimensional. Additionally, Dainty speaks of embarrassment, “we blush when they are shame-faced” (Wycherley 1189).
She states a more modern view upon the subject about the female role in society where she states a desire that women should be able to do the same things as men, without a judgemental view from society. This view of gender roles was controversial in the Victorian era, but Jane Eyre represents a new and fresh feature in the early feminist movement with a more equal view upon the subject. Though, upon the marriage with Mr. Rochester, Jane shows another side of her feministic character. The independent Jane, starts to question her role in the marriage. Jane hated that Mr. Rochester bought pretty jewelleries and dresses for her;” the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation” (Brontë, 321).
The media portrays these unrealistic standards to men and women of how women should look, which suggests that their natural face is not good enough. Unrealistic standards for beauty created by the media is detrimental to girls’ self-esteem because it makes women feel constant external pressure to achieve the “ideal look”, which indicates that their natural appearance is inadequate. There has been an increasing number of women that are dissatisfied with themselves due to constant external pressure to look perfect. YWCA’s “Beauty at Any Cost” discusses this in their article saying that, “The pressure to achieve unrealistic physical beauty is an undercurrent in the lives of virtually all women in the United States, and its steady drumbeat is wreaking havoc on women in ways that far exceed the bounds of their physical selves” (YWCA). Being surrounded by society’s definitions of beauty has definitely taken a toll on American women’s confidence.
In both movie adaptation and novel the social hierarchy of the characters in “Of Mice and Men” is clear. Curley’s wife ranks lower on this social hierarchy than most workers, including Lennie, a mentally-challenged man, and Candy, a old crippled man. The only dominance she can assert is over a black crippled man, but she, unlike Crooks, is not even awarded the respect of being named. While the movie adaptation focuses on the vulnerability and victimization of Curley’s wife and the text focuses on her portrayal as a bitter and seductive temptress, both text portray the inherent sexism of the time period and how women were deprived their dreams and identity. The first exposure the audience has in both texts to Curley’s wife is Candy’s description of
The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life. This sends out an anti-feminist message to those who read the novel. Even the main character, Janie, doesn’t regularly stand up to the injuries she sustains. Janie lets Tea Cake whip her, because she loves him. This sends the wrong message to women of the time.
Throughout the book, Scout fights less and less because she realizes it does her no good. Scout was more of a tomboy than a girly girl. Aunt Alexandra didn’t like how she didn’t act like a proper lady, and would ask Scout to act more ladylike. As she grew up, she was able to understand things a lot better. She began acting more grown up in situations like Aunt Alexandra’s dinner party.
Candy is also oppressed in a social inequality as he is afraid that when he is too old to work, he will be thrown out of the “ash heap”, a victim of a society that discriminates against the disabled and has no value for age or experience. The “Suitcase Lady” portrays a different social inequality that leaves the reader feeling sympathetic. Financial Burden. “We never got along well because I didn’t bring him up. I was too poor.
Society’s model was not what the women wanted to make them happy or feel good about themselves. It was time to change it and they wanted something different than what society had in mind for them. Many women saw this rebellion as a reason the celebrate. The model for these women was changed and they loved the thought of being their own person. “Many flappers celebrated the age of the flapper as a female declaration of independence .
After being constantly oppressed for wanting and desiring irrational things as a woman, the last marriage with Tea Cake really brings out how conformity does save one harsh words from others, but it is only by going against the rules that one can be who they are and attain