Women in literature represent many things. They are sometimes omnipresent and protagonist, but also feared, dangerous and often completely forgotten. The role of women throughout the History of literature is quite representative and relevant to understand the Historical moment. Gothic is no exception. In Gothic fiction we find different kinds of women, which embody the views of society towards women in the late nineteenth-century in England and Ireland.
Under the Catholic Church rule, women had to be pure and accept the life that was chosen and given to them just like the Virgin Mary. Women are expected to be good wives and mothers, which typically includes self-sacrifice and putting one’s family and its survival above all else . Also, not only did Spanish colonialism influence the way women are viewed in Latin America, but it also helped rise up of women’s right in Latin America. However, the newly independent of Latin American citizens were not yet given full rights, including the women. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the suffragette movement began to break out in all over the world due to European and American influence.
She contributed to and admired the arts through fine art, music and literature, writing around a dozen plays during her reign. These plays were rumoured to be based upon her experiences. While this is unlikely and cannot be proven, they can still provide useful information. For example, in one, set in 1763, 'she cross-dressed as a man and spent the evening flirtatiously courting a young woman at a court ball. ' This used solely as a theatre performance at the state Hermitage shows the Hermitage, again demonstrating power and subconsciously showing Catherine.
Grattan saw himself as a heroic object of people’s admiration however for many this was not the case. It can be argued that the literature written by Grattan’s family on his political career and contribution to the Irish patriots is biased. In this literature Grattan is portrayed as a heroic patriotic figure. Grattan contribution to the cause of “free trade” and legislative independence was in some ways successful. However his political career and contribution to Irish patriotism began to falter as Grattan failed to back up legislative independence with parliamentary reform.
Book Review Valerie Garver’s book titled Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World, examines the lives of Carolingian women, primarily elite, and how they are seen by others. Her work is set up to examine just how women were able to actively shape the culture of the Carolingian time period. The chapters are broken into four main themes to understand, being beauty, family, prudence and wealth. Garver also adds a chapter at the end that showcases textile work produced from women of the time. Through the use of themes and numerous textual evidence, Garver is able to drive her points across to the reader.
In addition, Morrison went even further and pointed out that this idea was blindly, without question, accepted in both worlds of the racially divided society. It appears that Claudia, probably the alter ego of the author herself is to some extent staying in opposition to the admiration of Temple. The question is, whether Claudia as one of the characters, was able to recognize intuitively that her identity as an African-American person was based on the color of her skin and labelled as the less pretty one or Morrison used her as a tool to illustrate how white privileged society was keeping the feelings of inferiority among the suppressed. The contrast between Claudia’s rebellion and Pecola’s obsession with Temple is a strong device supporting the idea of pushing unconscious sense of lower class status. Within the book, there is a significant growth of Pecola’s obsession with Temple and the blue eyes, which became the centre of her dreams.
During the first part of her life, she had defended the cause of women against literary misogyny in a debate known as the Querelle Des Femmes (The Saint Joan Of Arc Center). Despite the odds stacked against her by her gender, she became one of the most distinguished writers of the later middle ages (Castor). More importantly, she led France to a victory in battle against England and won (Castor). Many people were amazed by her victory especially as a woman leading an army that large the first time ever (Castor). Women from Greece, Turkey, and China were all inspired by her story to fight for their country’s freedom (The Saint Joan Of Arc Center).
All of Regina’s friends turned against her, and Cady began to take Regina’s place. Regina acts like “the tyrant” in this situation because she continues to overpower Cady even though she knows that Cady has taken her place. In conclusion, in the film Mean Girls, Regina George is an example of “the tyrant” character archetype. From the beginning of the movie to the end of the movie, Regina has always been a leader who knows she can always get what she wants. She is an example of this character archetype because in the movie it reveals that we as humans become attached to the thought of being superior to others because we are afraid of what others will think about
Gloria Steinem immediately stuck out to me because of her Ohio origin. I love a good hometown hero, myself, and she is the perfect woman to call a hero. I first heard the name “Gloria Steinem” when I was in a musical production of Legally Blonde the Musical; Steinem is, essentially, one of the lead characters’ role models, which is understandable considering all of the incredible work that she has done. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, female organizer, and activist (About). She is basically this incredible, feminist super-hero who travels this and other countries to help organize and lecture about issues around feminism, race and sex caste systems, gender roles, child abuse and non-violent conflict resolution among other important topics.
My First Lady – Scene analysis The film My Fair Lady is a great example that illustrates Sociolinguistic factors on the screen. The movie is about how a professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, helps a poor flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, transform into a lady who can move into the high society by simply changing her speech. In the film, language plays a central role in the distinction of social classes and it helps us identify the main characteristics of each social group – the low and the high social class. The first scene of the film My Fair Lady, in which Professor Henry Higgins sings the song “Why can’t the English?” is going to be analysed from a sociolinguistic point of view. This part of the movie portrays the relationship among concepts such as dialects, social stratification, stereotypes and Standard language.