Immediately after Brutus says that Portia is honourable, Portia fires back, saying that if she really was, she would know his secret. She retaliates his statements by throwing her nobility, which is contradicted by her sex, in Brutus’ face. She explains why she believes she has the right to know the truth across a few passionate lines. Portia heartfully says, “If this were true, then should I know this secret./ I grant I am a woman; but withal/ A woman that Lord Brutus took to wife;/ I grant I am a woman; but withal/ A woman well reputed” (Shakespeare, II.i 291-295). These few lines contain implicit meaning that refers to Brutus’ domestic life and how women are mistreated.
She also says that he never loved her he just thought it was fun to love her (Ibsen 57). Right after Nora makes the decision to leave, Torvald immediately shames her by saying that he forbids Nora from leaving implying that he still has control over her. “You blind, foolish woman!” (Ibsen 58). Torvald calls Nora foolish for choosing to not be controlled by him and going out to reclaim her identity and start a new life. Nora finally finds the courage and strength to free herself.
"Hi, Slim," she said… "Hi, Good-lookin '." (Curley’s wife and Slim Chapter 2). This description of Curley’s wife that Steinbeck introduced allows the reader to understand that Curley’s wife is not faithful to her husband, she chooses to be bad. Considering the fact that Curley’s wife has the strength and power to roam around flirting with men, shows that she is not faithful to Curley. She is choosing to be bad by leading herself astray and flirting with men she should not have been flirting with.
The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage. Yet, Desdemona stays true to her love for Othello through this hardship. In Othello by Shakespeare, Desdemona is characterized as the ideal woman, but she sacrifices her perfect reputation for her love for Othello. At the beginning of Othello, Desdemona risks her image to marry Othello without her father’s permission; she is driven by her endless love for Othello. When Desdemona marries Othello, she neglects to ask for her father’s permission for the courtship and wedding.
Hawthorne writes, “Such a union accordingly took place, and was attended with truly remarkable consequences and a deeply impressive moral” (Meyer, 399). This union takes on a destructive nature. McKenna believes, “Georgiana’s idealization of Aylmer causes her to excuse Aylmer’s demonic efforts to efface the birthmark. For his part, Aylmer pursues a model of feminine perfection that is not achievable through science and rational analysis” (5). As with Beatrice, Georgina dies, “The parting breath of the now perfect women passed into the atmosphere, and her soul, lingering a moment near her husband, took its heavenly flight (Meyer, 409).
Hedda is General Gabler’s daughter, she has married Tesman. She is bound by social norms and traditions and cannot dare by marrying a depraved rake as Lovborg to risk a challenge from society. So she ends up in a loveless marriage with Tesman. A faithless conventional life leads her to poignant unproductiveness. She is cruel selfish and mean to Aunt Julia and Mrs. Elvsted
At the beginning of William Shakespeare’s Othello, Emilia, Iago’s wife and Desdemona’s attendant, remains blindly loyal to her husband. Emilia demonstrates her blind loyalty when she steals Desdemona’s handkerchief for Iago, stating that she is “nothing but to please his fancy” (3.3.343). However, by the end of the play, she comes to realize the dark truths about her husband and reveals them. Unlike the other characters in the play, including Iago, Othello, and even Desdemona, Emilia is driven by honesty and logic, rather than passion or jealousy. Her ability to think logically eventually causes her to abandon her loyalty to Iago and pursue of truth and justice.
By reducing him to nothing but his manhood, Lady Macbeth causes her husband to feel as though he must prove himself to be a man once again. Secondly, the use of her lower status as a woman is especially relevant when she is able to lead any forthcoming suspicions away from Macbeth, because no man would ever believe a woman capable of such diabolical nature. This is especially evident when Macbeth goes off on a tangent and admits to killing the guards. Sensing that her husband is acting loquaciously, as he reveals information that could potentially lead to suspicion thrown upon them Lady Macbeth professes that her delicate female sensibilities are affected. Immediately Macduff says “Look to the lady”(II.iii.115).
To start off, Iago insinuates that Desdemona is unfaithful to Othello, as she prefers only people of her „type‟, a class Othello will never belong. Iago convincingly states: “As, to be bold with you,/Not to affect many proposed matches/Of her own clime, complexion, and degree,/Whereto we see in all things nature tends” saying that Desdemona would prefer Cassio, who is like her in age, race, and classIago states: “She did deceive her father, marrying you,/And when she seemed to shake and fear your looks,/She loved them
In such a materialistic world, Daisy can’t find the hope to support, and she needs to seek some "real things" for a sense of security, as a weak and bewildered woman. At this moment，“she looked me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged”（p25）But as Mrs. Daisy Buchanan, she lived with discontent, especially being painful about love life. As she told Nick that “I’m p-paralyzed with happiness.”(P13) The virtue of her marriage satisfies her own demand for wealth, status, but her heart was dominated by emptiness and ignorant. Daisy numbly enjoyed this happiness, which give her mind to that the significant of material comfort for ones who were accustomed to live a life of luxury her importance. Nevertheless, from another point of view, the marriage between Daisy and Buchanan is a combination of beauty and wealth, without true love.