She later remarked that many people were unaware of what the object was and referenced it as a bloody penis. Chicago expressed this ignorance as a testament to the damage done in our perceptual powers by the absence of female reality. Chicago proposed that “maybe the existing forms of art for ideas of men have had are inadequate for the ideas of women (wm).” She was promoting an art of difference. Many women also adopted vaginal iconography to reveal and celebrate the biological source of women’s difference (wm).
Portia is still listing meaningful reasons for Brutus to put faith in her, and ends up accidentally degrading herself whilst doing so. She says, “I grant I am a woman; but withal/ A woman well reputed, Cato’s daughter/ Think you I am no stronger than my sex/ Being so father’d, and so husbanded” (Shakespeare, II.i 294-298)? Portia is once again providing a window for the reader to see into the mindset of their time. Her words reflect that she is not accountable for her own worth and personality, only the men who sired or married her show her worth. Brutus, being one of these men, is being directly charmed, as well as possibly accused.
“…women get strange ideas at times…she is a dangerous and shameless woman” (73). This statement about Aunt Harriet by Joseph Strorm is a prime example of how women are expected to remain detached and dispassionate about their personal, emotional struggles and have no intervention about how she is placed in
In addition, making the girls so stuck on the name of a person highlighted the illogical impression that religious purposes were the only reason women chose to marry a certain man and depicted it as rather foolish. Sarcasm is the primary technique used here as Wilde jokes on the “morals” of women during that period. Once again, Wilde doesn’t provide any solution to his opinion on women or the standards of religious purposes. Instead, he exposes the flaws and leaves the audience to question the
Hester is the exception to the rule, and perhaps the only character in the novel who lives by reality, rather than appearance. Throughout the novel, Hester encounters a barrage of disrespect and cruelty. Her own people shun her because she falls in love and bears her child a lover. From the first page of the novel, Hester is exiled and shunned, and is thrown into reality.
When Petruchio does, she reacts harshly thinking that he aims to steal her freedom and to inhibit her keen personality. Petruchio keeps provoking Katherina and talks with a reckless tone: "Come, come, you wasp; i'faith, you are too angry"(2.1.205), and then, Katherina replies with an intimidating tone and says: "If I be waspish, best beware my sting. "(2.1.206) she threatens Petruchio of her sting, and by sting she may be referring to her intelligence or powerful personality which she considers them as her only weapon and protector in her battle with Petruchio. During the intensive word exchange between Petruchio and Katherina one can notice that Petruchio's treatment is mainly based on Katherina's behaviour.
Unlike Mrs.Ramsay, Lily is not at all ladylike. She does not believe that women needs to get married and have a family, she rejects it. Lily does also reject the average norm that she have to be feminine, she rejects her femininity. But thereafter begins to mock herself for not following her gender role: “there issued from him such a groan that any other woman in the whole world would have done something, said something—all except myself, thought Lily, girding at herself bitterly, who am not a woman, but a peevish, ill-tempered,dried-up old maid, presumably.” , mocking herself for not behaving as a lady should “Lily wished; had she only pitched her easel a yard or two closer to him; a man, any man, would staunch this effusion, would stop these lamentations.
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 signification. They said that it meant Able; so strong was Hester Prynne, with a woman 's strength” (Hawthorne146). Instead of conforming to the letter which means adulterer, the letter now means able. Hester is not the only one who does not conform. Now, the citizens of the town are also changing.
Curley and his wife really do not deserve any sympathy. Curley is conceited, rude, and disrespectful. When he first met Lennie and George he was rude to them both getting especially mad with Lennie for not speaking back when spoken to. Lennie did not know any better he was just obeying George because he had informed him to not say anything. But I do feel sympathy for him because he did get his hand crushed by a mammoth of a man
This is a FTA towards H's positive face as she is showing no care about his feelings so she does not care about his face wants, which shows the miserable husband-wife relationship between them as she does not love him but this marriage had the form of a deal as she married him not out of love but because she had to marry, this highlights the mentality of the society at that time when women are treated as nothing but wives and mothers and it is a must to be
You ain’t no good now, you lousy tart” (95). In other words, Curley 's wife does not even have to be alive to cause trouble, and her death alone exhibits enough power to create distress. In addition, Candy is implying that Curley’s wife has had the ability to cause trouble all along. For example, George saw that the first time Lennie was introduced to Curley’s wife he immediately fell under her spell, which caused George to continue to warn Lennie about her since her knew what she was capable of. The constant warning was nagging on the back of Lennie’s brain each time he came in contact with Curley’s wife, wondering when she was actually going to strike.
—No more o ' that, my lord, no more o ' that. You mar all with this starting” (V.i line 36-38). Even though, Lady Macbeth had nothing to do with the murders after Duncan, like Banquo and Macduff’s wife as well as his son, she still feels guilty because she created the monster, by manipulating Macbeth to kill Duncan. Another reason Lady Macbeth feels remorseful is because she had to do with some of the action in the murder, for example planning the death of Duncan and framing Duncan 's attendant. The guilt is causing Lady Macbeth to go insane because she is aware “All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
One comment that stood out to me was “women are used to worrying over trifles.” The words trifles means something of little value or importance, by Mr Hale stating women are used to worrying over unimportant items, it shows he doesn’t truly care about women’s thoughts. Sheriff Peters isn’t considered oppressive, but he is extremely dismissive of his wife’s thoughts and concerns. He is also quite prejudiced towards Minnie in the fact that she killed her husband. The final Man in this story is Mr Wright.
Someone once said, “A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.” The character known as Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men is portrayed in John Steinbeck’s writing as an antagonist. Multiple time throughout the book she is insulted by the men, who call her things such as a tramp, or a tart. As the story continues, there are many hidden indications that she could be seen as a much simpler, innocent presence, rather than an evil. When looked at more in depth, Curley’s Wife can be seen as a victimized character.
Lonely Characters in Of Mice And Men Imagine a world where people didn’t really care what one said to another, and neither cared enough to ask each other questions. A place where everyone existed in silence, but were together at the same time. As portrayed in the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, in which Steinbeck’s idea of loneliness is isolation in silences. The author teaches the reader that friendship is mostly about conversation, and magnifies the effects of isolation through the eyes of Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy.