The Ill-Mannered Shrew In the comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, the protagonist Katherine, a stubborn, ill-mannered women, does not follow the directions of anyone. The word “Shrew” in the title of the play represents Katherine because someone needs to tame her. Katherine does not illustrate saintly behavior in the comedy because she degrades and insults all of the men she encounters, continues to disobey her father, and bickers with her sister to the extent of harm.
This realization is what inspires her decision to rebel against society’s standards for her. The sea also symbolizes Edna’s love, at first soft and sensuous, but ultimately causes her death Character Development Edna starts the novel a devoted wife who is concerned with pleasing her husband along with keeping up appearances. As she falls in love with Robert, she is more aware of her sexuality and decides she rather please herself, than her family.
We see that in the book Huxley wrote, “The director went suddenly pale, stopped struggling and stood, his hands on her wrists, staring down at her horrified. “Yes, a baby--and I was its mother.” She flung the obscenity into the outraged silence; then suddenly breaking away from him, ashamed, ashamed, covered her face with her hands, sobbing.” (Huxley, 151). In the quote above, Linda was speaking to the DHC and how he had gotten her pregnant as she told the whole world that she was a mother.
When St. John Rivers becomes controlling and manipulative of Jane, she doesn’t bear it, she leaves. Jane’s childhood is full of trials and adversity, but it is those moments that enlighten Jane to the very real fact that she can break the mold. Jane becomes highly educated, she begins working, and she doesn’t let anyone control her or her feelings. Jane does break the mold and in doing so the significance of the novel shines through; that people don’t have to be defined by society’s definition of them. Jane proves that this meaning is
She just turns into a sickly and nagging wife, a complete disaster for Ethan who expected her to be youthful and
As time passes his wife realizes their love isn’t true and that her husband would be better-off with his mistress. She dissolves their marriage, becomes a nun and gives her blessing for his new life with his true
(pg. 88) Curley’s wife thought marrying Curley would be an escape from her controlling mother and an opportunity to get into the acting career. She soon later realized that marrying Curley was just a mistake and doesn’t benefit her in anyway. Just like Candy, she was let down when her dreams were not
I must, forsooth, be forced to give my hand” (III. ii. 8-9). These lines illustrate Katherine’s dwindling resilience and can be pinpointed as one of the early turning points of her personality shift. After their disastrous wedding, Petruchio takes it upon himself to assert the claim he made to Katherine earlier in the play when he stated that “I am he am born to tame you, Kate” (II. i. 266). After a long journey to his home, Petruchio avows to “curb her mad and headstrong humor”
Gertrude’s actions make Hamlet fearful of Ophelia because of the potential for betrayal. Hamlet thinks all women are unfaithful because of the actions of his mother. Hamlet projects the anger he has for Gertrude onto Ophelia. Hamlet treats Ophelia in a disrespectful manner.
Such as stating that when she turns her ``back=... = she runs off`` that it’s `not like =she= had a girl in the family at all``. Anyhow, it wasn’t until the comments made by her mother, that began to cement what conformity is, and how her individuality is unacceptable, according to the gender roles set in place. When the mother made the comment to her father ``to wait until laird gets a little bigger then =he will= have real help`` hurt the young girl as in her mind it was a part of her individuality to be the help and perform the duties assigned to her
In addition, the narrator calls her husband “young man” (89) demonstrating her emotional distance and reversing patronizing attitude. Her husband is no longer a figure of fear as she mirrors his “gentlest voice” (89) thus “silencing him” (89). He merely becomes "that man" (89) whom she nonchalantly creeps over. However, unable to go back to her habitual life, and unwilling to leave the house, she finds herself in state of madness and unreliability. Gilman portrays this insanity through the use of exclamatory sentences and anacoluthon where there are frequent discontinuities in thought.
He ain’t a nice fella” (89). Previously, we learned that she impulsively marries Curley - after knowing him for just one night- to spite her mother. In other words, Curley’s wife is responsible for her own isolation because she chose to marry a man she didn’t even like. Additionally while talking to Lennie she exclaims: “Aw, nuts! What kind of harm am I doin’ to you?
As stated by Brent, “When I found that my master had actually begun to build the lonely cottage, other feelings mixed with those I have described” (Brent, A Perilous Passage in The Slave Girl’s Life). She was hinting at an occurrence between Dr. Flint and herself, where it seems that he was pressuring her into giving him her purity. It was hard for anyone to stay pure if they were always coerced or even forced to engage in any sexual
One can note that Lady Capulet never says a positive word about the man that she married, yet speaks more highly of the father of the man her daughter married. A reader might find it interesting how paralleled Juliet and her mother are. Had Lady Capulet chosen love, she could have been dead like Juliet. Had Juliet chosen duty, she could have ended up in her mother’s shoes, married to a man that she doesn’t like or
Jane Eyre is the central character in Charles Bronte’s novel titled Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre is shown to be a strong independent woman who progresses through a life of hardship with unrivaled adroitness. She was humbled by the power that many had exercised over her; moreover, that power strengthened her resolve to maintain her independence. The people who exercised their power over Jane and will be discussed in this paper include: Mr. Rochester, Mr. Brocklehurst, Mrs. Reed, and finally John Reed.