This rat race of a play oozes the foul being of how older men can marry women who hit puberty no longer than 2 years ago With that being said, the entire race to court Bianca is stopped when the father then says that Bianca can only be married when her sister is married, which makes all the men come together to get her sister married. Gender roles back in the Renaissance era are very different from what it is today and this sort of role which used to be common is the spotlight of the entire play within a play Lucentio wins the right to court Bianca because of his wealth is far greater than Gremio’s is. They cannot find Lucentio’s dad. Without his dad they can’t have a proper wedding and will not get married, due to what Baptista is saying.The two both flirt while Lucentio is pretending to tutor her, the two go over music as a cover up when really the two flirt. Bianca’s response to Lucentio isn’t quite love or hating him.
Ms. Deón is a realistic and unsparing storyteller. (She established Dirty Laundry Lit, a perusing arrangement in Los Angeles that is barely cowed by taboos.) When Naomi's sister, Hazel, is told by her lord that she's expecting her mom's place, "her breathing is quick similar to a mouse got in a jug." When we initially meet Annie's sibling, George, we know immediately he's terrible news — he has mud on his shoes and agreeable on his breath, and he embraces his sister a tad too hard. "She hardens in his thin
When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?” (The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Line 1088). The old woman begs the question of her husband that if he had the choice, “to have me ugly and old until I die, and to be to you a true, humble wife, and never displease you in all my life, or else you will have me young and fair, and take your chances of the crowd” she tells him to choose and he says to choose whichever shall be most pleasing to her (The Wife of Bath’s Tale
Women clearly have a larger role in the Penelopiad than in the Odyssey. Penelope and the maids are able to portray the power of women by staying strong while Odysseus was gone and being so witty as to deceive the suitors; and by seeking revenge on him for murdering the maids. The retelling of Penelope’s dream shows the reader that Odysseus wasn’t as great as he was made out to be and that he too made mistakes despite the heroism he achieved in the Odyssey. Women have an overall more powerful role in the Penelopiad seen in the narration and the behind the seen action the household while Odysseus is gone. It was made known that the women were much smarter and savvy than they were made out to be in the
Juliet’s personality develops hugely from the outset to the end of the play. She transitions from this young naïve law-abiding 13 year old to a cunning love struck grown up girl. The opening prologue gives a lot of the story away, without taking the suspense away. The chorus informs the audience that Romeo and Juliet are ‘star-crossed lovers’ implying that the couple are governed by fate and somehow linked to the movements of the stars. The Elizabethan period was very patriarchal and a way that Shakespeare exemplifies this is by making Capulet have absolute power over his wife and daughter or so he thinks.
Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made and the women appeared so divine but they were unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking. In Shakespeare’s My Mistress’ Eyes, he purposefully contradicts the typical blazon tradition, uses enjambment, end-stop, and rhyme schemes to create a sonnet which serves as a statement that disowns the societal views on women.
Pearl uses her mischievousness and utter curiosity to gain clues, or to depict other characters. Without Pearl’s opinion, Arthur Dimmesdale probably would not have agreed to confess his sin along with Hester. Pearl is never, throughout the entire novel, afraid to “spit it out”. Her mother constantly tries to shush her little girl due to her becoming embarrassed by her daughter’s random outbursts. Using her “fiendish” techniques, Pearl realizes the identity of her father fairly early in The Scarlet Letter which utilizes Dimmesdale to hear from Pearl to “take her and her mother’s hand” (Hawthorne 139,
A woman being outspoken and opinionated was rare and unwanted; a woman with a voice was a woman without a husband. Women who had a voice often were heavily influenced by male counterparts and were of higher social class. This perspective seems to go hand in hand with Portia as although she is wealthy and beautiful, she is opinionated in the lottery by her father and uses her own intelligence when saving Antonio. Portia is an intellectual women whom father died when she was young, leaving her in the company with her friend Nerissa. When we see the women together we see their mischievous attitudes not only mock Portia suitors, but also come together to test their husbands.
Chapter 2- Plot Analysis of "The Other Side of Midnight Noelle is a pretty girl born to a poor family. Because of her beauty, her father continuously calls her a princess. One day, her father arranges her to become the mistress of Auguste Lanchon, a rich boutique owner. Noelle is forced to sleep with Lanchon. During the intercourse, she realizes that she can control men.
And the king, still mourning over the loss of his wife, who had passed away in childbirth many years prior, was no exception. Besotted with Nerissa, he gave her everything she could have ever wanted, considering her his greatest treasure. But Nerissa was too smart, too calculating, even as a child, to be affected by the petty baubles and sweet nothings showered upon her. Instead she concentrated on the arts of witchcraft and deception, and focused particularly on Dark magic. She always had an unnaturally keen interest in the subject, always experimenting, always learning.