She would rather live life in a brash and carefree manner than call herself spiritual or noble. “I’m damned bad for a religious atmosphere. I’ve the wrong type of face.” (Hemingway, 56). She lived indecently, yet she was shameless, and took on multiple lovers without the feeling of remorse. In fact, while engaged to Mike, she had slept with Brett and Pedro, and had a desire to run away with Pedro, one of her countless lovers.
As the stereotypical closeted housewife of the 50s, April makes for an easy sympathetic figure, but that’s not all that she is. Winslet’s character in the film reflects a truly multidimensional female character. To Winslet’s credit, April’s optimism is as visceral as her desperation, her blind devotion to Frank is as convincing as her eventual vengeful betrayal of her husband and her guilt over not finding complete fulfilment through motherhood is as heartbreaking as her lonely domestic imprisonment. On top of all this, Winslet takes everything DiCaprio can throw at her without ever falling out of the frame. Simply put, she’s extraordinary.
Hester is full of strength and hard work “As Hester Prynne builds a new life, her hard work and charity end up altering the letter’s meaning.” Hester is the person who changes the meaning of the letter. She does not let the letter “A” define her as something she is not. Hester ends up being a very helpful person in The Scarlet Letter and Hawthorne tells us that “The letter was a symbol of her calling. Such helpfulness was found in her, so much power to do, and power to sympathize that many people refused to interpret the scarlet “A” by its original significance” (146). People later realize that Hester has changed and become a wonderful woman who loves to help.
Antigone is unpleasant by sight, boney, sallow, pale looking, basically withdrawn in appearance unlike her docile and beautiful sister. Antigone isn’t what one would describe as a desirable woman in her time period. Although all of this is true, Antigone still manages to display the role of feminism in the book, with her boyish physique and her cursing her girlhood, which is a large part of being a woman in today’s society. She is the heroine that stands for what she believes in and always insisting on the pleasure of her desires, as she ignores or more likely refuses to understand the limits placed on her, as her rebel
Having a low self-esteem and self-confidence, didn’t stop the highly ambitious and gifted Sylvia Plath. However having these problems may have been what led her to have psychological problems. Plath today had all the characteristics of a feminist, and through her literary work she expressed the ideology of femininity that had been indoctrinated into the women of her time. This then led to a schizophrenic split within herself. Not only did she face internal problems, she also faced external problems, those having to do with her father.
Among all the characters in this story, there is one that some readers wish they knew more about: Ms. Myrtle Wilson. Though she was one of the most essential characters in this book, there seems to be little known about Mrs.Wilson. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald presents Myrtle Wilson as a selfish woman who lacks morals and does not care how her actions affect others, when in reality, she just wanted to fit in and feel important. Myrtle Wilson is the wife of George Wilson, the car repairman in the low-class region between West Egg and New York; she is also Tom Buchanan’s mistress. Fitzgerald first describes Myrtle as having a “thickish figure,” “faintly stout,” and explains that her face “contained no facet or gleam of beauty,” but her actions and personality make up for her lack of physical perfection (Fitzgerald 25).
Friendship is an obvious theme because the film follows the relationship of the two characters. Both women help each other to discover their worth during their unexpected road trip. They ultimately find their romantic relationships dissatisfying because of the roles they are expected to fulfill as women. Women and feminity is present as soon as Thelma and Louise are free from their regular, daily lives of waitressing and housewife-ing, they are finally free to express themselves. They feel free to reclaim the freedoms that have been denied them and they take revenge on the men that have hurt them by putting themselves and their friendship first.
1.6 CDA and Political Discourse Analysis There are many approaches for the analysis of Political Discourse integrated with Critical Discourse Analysis. Wodak (1995) postulates a major influence in this study by summarizing the constitutive principles of CDA as follows: 1- Political commitment: the aim of CDA is to uncover power-abuse and inequality. CDA is being criticised for being political only because its political values are explicit. 2- Problem-oriented research: CDA studies the everyday use of language in different social environments such as organisational discourse, media discourse, etc. Each discourse is socially relevant to the situation, thus it is problem-oriented.
She works with and in the same building as Woody, Steve, and Poppy. She knows Gwen on a social level, but has no work experience with her. She is an ideal team member not just because of her reliability, eagerness to help, but most important her outside the cycling world point-of-view. She does not cycle and does not know much about it, so her insight into things that might not be apparent to cyclist will be invaluable (she is outside the bubble). Steve firstname.lastname@example.org 901-327-7676 Steve closely matches the ISTJ personality type found in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (Myers, 1976).
In such a materialistic world, Daisy can’t find the hope to support, and she needs to seek some "real things" for a sense of security, as a weak and bewildered woman. At this moment，“she looked me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged”（p25）But as Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, she lived with discontent, especially being painful about love life. As she told Nick that “I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.”(P13) The virtue of her marriage satisfies her own demand for wealth, status, but her heart was dominated by emptiness and ignorant. Daisy numbly enjoyed this happiness, which give her mind to that the significant of material comfort for ones who were accustomed to live a life of luxury her importance. Nevertheless, from another point of view, the marriage between Daisy and Buchanan is a combination of beauty and wealth, without true love.