When Daisy made this statement she was talking about how she wishes her daughter to have less smarts and more beauty so she wouldn't have to worry about being cheated by her husband. This means that Daisy wishes herself to be unintelligent so she wouldn't have to live life worrying about the secret affair Tom has. Being unintelligent gives the advantage of not knowing the things happening in the surrounding. Knowing less, leads to a better life, in Daisy's eyes. This quote illustrates the ideals of women in the Roaring Twenties.
Berry has made sacrifices that have helped or influenced others? She pushed people to get to where they need to be. She wants my cousin to become a better secretary, so she pushed my cousin until she couldn’t push my cousin anymore. She never says “I can’t” because she thinks it is a bad habit. A friend of mine came to youth group meeting, and Sis.
Scylla seems almost insane for going against her father who has been protecting their people for King Minos that she has never met. She just assumes that everything will turn out just as planned. This shows she as a naive woman who believes that everything will happen the way she wants it to happen. Her plan is to pull out her father’s hair, let King Minos win the war, and they will fall in love, though she has no knowledge of Minos’ personality. She offers him all she has in exchange for his affection.
(page 71). This quote said by Aunt Harriet, demonstrates that women in Waknuk who give birth to more than three mutated children can be abandoned by their husbands despite the fact that both the wife and husband play an equal role for the birth of a child. The blame is put on the women for any disliked feature that the child has because of the fact that
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
The tragic hero fabricates false dangers to compensate her desire to be needed by her sister who has moved on with her life. Nea feels abandoned becausen Sourdi matures while she remains a child. Ma and Sourdi remain connected with traditional customs that Nea simply cannot understand due to her exposure to American culture. Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good.
Daisy, in talking about her daughter being born, says to Nick, “...I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world…” (Fitzgerald 17). Fitzgerald shows the reader that Daisy, although she knows her happiness is at stake, can’t wait for Gatsby to have enough money and it was better for her to be a “fool”. In the 1920’s, the power of money was endless but also corrupted, and in this case, it led to Daisy giving up the life she once dreamed about with Gatsby. The classic American dream is based on having a family and having money to support that family.
These people are her family, they gave her a roof under her head, with clothes and food. So all that they've given to her the least Juliet could do is follow their plans for her and let them decide who she marries. After all her parents think that she is too young to experience love anyways, she should wait and marry Paris later. However the minute Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet heard Juliet was marrying Romeo, they threw her out of the house. If they were her blood why would they treat her this way?
Throughout The Glass Castle the Walls family is depicted in horrible situations of starvation, poverty, and desperation. The Walls family is brought to each of these moments by choices that the parents make. And because of that, each and every one of these moments could have been avoided, had Rex and Rose Mary made better choices for themselves and their family, thus improving the state of their entire lives. “So what’s it worth?”
Is it possible for one to love and also maintain their reputation at the same time? Throughout The Aeneid, Lanval, Medea, and Othello this question is answered and it is evident that maintaining your reputation and also choosing love is impossible. One must choose between glory and love because they are not compatible. Glory and love are contradictory. If you choose love you lose your reputation, while on the other hand if you value your reputation more than anything you will not have love.
Medea portrays the consequence of a rebellious being’s response to a hostile society through vengeance, passion, and deceitfulness. It also gives the reader a unique perspective on the roles of women that were considered taboo, and still are, at least in the western culture. At the beginning of her relationship with Jason, Medea was strengthen by love to do the unimaginable. Her clever and crafty style were her frequent methods of overcoming obstacles and getting what she wanted. She tricked the daughters of Pelias to boil him alive when he refused to give Jason the throne.
Upon first reading this play, emotions of anger, disappointment, and relief swirled to the surface. The fact that Medea was to escape without any consequences angered me so much, but as I thought about it more, my emotions began to shift. It wasn’t as if Medea murdering her children was something she wanted to do. She had to have gone through so much to push her to that point. How can I better justify her actions and relate it to a 21st century audience?
From a young age, society teaches that every cause has an effect, every action a consequence. Children are taught this in many ways, one being how to follow rules. If one doesn’t follow rules, the consequence is a punishment of some sort. In Euripedes’ Greek tragedy, Medea, the main character, Medea, is mourning the loss of her husband who has left her and their two children to marry the princess of Corinth. As one can imagine, Medea is outraged at how Jason has treated their family after all Medea has done for him.
This is an ironic statement as Medea is actually planning to kill her children, a fact which the audience does not yet know about. Jason uses another form of rhetorical stretching, which includes his plea that leaving his wife and children was a ‘wise move’, and that the decision was made with Medea’s best interests at heart, as much an attempt to convince himself as much as the audience. The chorus is quick to point out that ‘You have betrayed your wife and are acting badly.’ The Nurse is our first instance of anagnorisis during the play. Though an ancient Greek audience would well be in tune with the stories in Greek mythology, the Nurse’s role would still have proved important, as she was a tool Euripides used to transport the audience