That usually emphasizes and favors on the relations with patriarchy, which tells how men are most admired in the power and high status. It explains why we may think some men are “more men” than others. It is complicated process interplay between standards, ideals, interactions and patriarchy. The formation of hegemonic masculinity is culturally constructed. In different culture and time periods, it is in constant flux and reforming.
This exchange featured a woman affronted in some manner, perhaps by the refusal of charity, who then cursed the one who angered her, after which some evil befell this person. Scot maintained that early modern witches themselves did not possess the power to complete harmful acts. He also noted the impossibility of proving
In the case of Hedda Gabler, the leading character Hedda through depicting a feminist character is truly deprived of the feminist traits that women commonly possess. Ibsen has intentionally failed to mold her into a true feminine character and has only achieved to strip her of all the characteristics that make her a woman such as faithfulness, loyalty, love, care and sacrifice. The play is a feminist one but its leading character is in no respect feminine, rather is a harsh, sharp and masculine one. The so-called feminism is merely a source of destruction for many women depriving them of motherly love and injecting them with frustration, depression and annoyance. Thus, women such as Hedda are not capable of being called a woman.
Hale’s confusion gets the best of him, but shows that he does not agree with the girls’ beliefs anymore that the devil has scouted the accused. He realizes that the court is corrupt and what they are doing is unfair, in the sense that believing the girls was wrong. Quitting the court ends Hale’s confidence and shows he is doubting the validity of his own conclusions that he had made initially. The morning that was set for John Proctor, Rebecca Nurse, and Martha Corey to be hung; Reverend Hale was at the jail trying to get the accused to confess to witchcraft. Hale begs to Danforth, “If you postpone a week and publish to the town that you are striving for their confessions, that speak mercy on your part” (1223).
Since the beginning of humankind, discrimination is an unfair parameter, which categorizes people according to same criteria such as religion racism, politics, gender and sexual orientations. The most crucial type of discrimination is gender discrimination since “gender” is an inherited feature that was given to human and it is not a preferable thing. Although it is not preferable, people damaged notion of human-being by considering people separately as women and men, and clearly categorized them according to social norms and unfounded information. Contrary to this discrimination, gender is not an indicator of strength, superiority, courage and ect. Gandhi(1930) “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.
The Women’s Movement excluded women of color as well as queer women of color because the Anglo Women’s Movement focused on at least three positions: some wanted access to whatever men had access to, others felt that men had all the power and were responsible for women oppression, and others felt that women oppression was one of many in society that had to be corrected (NietoGomez 54). The Anglo Women’s Movement felt that they needed equal opportunities as men, while the Chicana Feminist Movement focused on racism, sexism, and classism. The Chicana Feminist Movement recognized that men did not have all the power because the Chicano men had no power, they made up for that lack of power through “male privilege” (NietoGomez 55). Due to so much oppression and machismo the Chicana Feminist Movement came to existence. The fact that there were two Women’s Movements hurt the strength of each movement because it was easier to divide and conquer; although it did hurt the movements strength, it
gentlewoman?. (F I .iv.231-237; 243). Leggatt emphasizes on Identity of Lear, There is no identity for Lear because of what he did wrong against Cordelia, Cordelia 's “nothing” which is made him is raging and suffering. in addition to an error decision of divided the Kingdom as a result of his grave mistakes by ignoring his fate in folly behavior thus, Lear asking. Is there an identity?
While Medea is set in a male-dominated society, there are still several inconstancies and gaps, which enrich the play and make it unconventional and uncomfortable for conservative audiences. The most obvious example is the fact that Medea kills her own children, a deeply unfeminine and unmotherly act, a complete rebellion on the society. A more subtle form of non-conformity is exemplified by Medea’s inconsistency when obliging to her husband and her king. Euripides’ use of contradiction and non-conformity within the play reveal that it is a story of empowerment to women. He subtly and obviously tells this story throughout the play, specifically using Medea’s actions and her relationships with other characters as platforms to get his message across.
Power is a huge aspect of how people see an individual and how they are treated in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the setting of The Crucible. Factors such as gender, religion, and how much land one own’s are truly what separate the powerful from the powerless in this Puritan society. However, a surprising person in Betty Parris is able to maintain great power from simply lying “asleep.” Although she must defy the odds of power through gender and age, Betty Parris establishes herself as the most powerful person in Salem through her ability to influence the actions of people around her and cause the town to enter a state of hysteria. By pretending to be asleep, Betty is able to influence the actions of others by playing with there emotions and making them fear for what could potentially happen. Abigail is one of the only people who knows that this whole situation with Betty is simply an act.
Some people like to aim for the best, but some people just want to be happy. Hofstede identified culture as Gender. In a culture where people always seek for an opportunity and aim for bigger and better goal, they tend to be very competitive and like to win. This culture Hofstede defined as Masculine. People who have very high masculine character are very assertive and confidence.