Euripides created an unusual art work that left people mouth-opened. It was criticized and dissed during its time since the audience witnessed a very odd ending. The fact that Medea was really clever and powerful made it different as well. During those times, women had no role in the society. Women were just supposed to serve their husbands and take good care of the children.
For instance in the first chapter of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennet insults women by saying that his daughters apart from Lizzy “are all silly and ignorant like the other girls”. Austen here makes a statement about women and their intelligence. Women themselves show willingness and acceptance of the patriarchal values. They do not resist and acknowledge the belief that men are superior and this is clearly shown in Pride and Prejudice when women accept their fate. At surface reading Mrs. Bennet could be seen as a hypochondriac women but literary theory has suggested that women were seen as inferior and always complaining.
Beckman states that she often alternates between active and passive (26). They use their sexuality to control and manipulate the man into doing her bidding, often these tasks are immoral acts that will benefit her, however, it would bring eventual destruction for the man. The femme fatales is often brought to justice and punished by the protagonist, ultimately she gets destroyed. Beckman adds that “the dangerous woman is almost always punished for her threat to masculinity and male power. The strong, independent, and sexually provocative femme fatale is typically subdued toward the end of the film noir, through her death, her abandonment, or her "rescue" from moral decline by a man.
Curley’s wife is portrayed to be a “tart”, someone who is always flirting with other people. When she is first introduced, Steinbeck writes “ The rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off”, which gives the impression that Curley’s wife is ominous and perilous for Lennie and George. The imagery implies that Curley’s wife is the darkness in their lives and that she is the obstacle in the journey of accomplishing the American Dream. During the climax of Steinbeck’s novella, he writes “ The light was growing soft now” represents the slow release of her soul and that darkness slowly filling the barn and their lives. It also indicates the gradual discharge of hope and belief from the minds of Lennie, George and Candy.
Having a low self-esteem and self-confidence, didn’t stop the highly ambitious and gifted Sylvia Plath. However having these problems may have been what led her to have psychological problems. Plath today had all the characteristics of a feminist, and through her literary work she expressed the ideology of femininity that had been indoctrinated into the women of her time. This then led to a schizophrenic split within herself. Not only did she face internal problems, she also faced external problems, those having to do with her father.
A larger part of her stories is calling attention to how ladies need a spirit. With men overwhelming the general public, she knew a few ladies were being kept down by their spouses. She was battling for equity amongst men and ladies. The Awakening was not exceptionally well known at first in view of the measure of contention in it. Pundits generally denounced it, calling it dull and upsetting.
Brady On Why She Want A Wife Having a partner is a very important goal in life but having the right partner is the difficult part which many of us struggles with. In Judy Brady essay “I Want A Wife” Ms. Magazine, 1972. She explains the tasks that are expected from a married woman. She emphasizes the aim that the roles of a married woman are unfair to the role of husband, that there's a noticeable distinction, inequality between the roles of husband and wife. Brady demonstrates how the majority of wives and mothers are still unappreciated for all the work that they do.
They open up and offer their thoughts and feelings to George and Lennie that they have never spoke about before to anyone, which accidently causes Curley’s wife to be killed by Lennie resulting in Lennie being shot by George. Throughout the story, Steinbeck’s use of character development and dialogue of Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife reveals that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and sometimes personal choice. During the start of the novella, Candy, an old swamper, is revealed to be lonely and distant from the other men due to his disability. Compared to everyone else, he is the oldest one, and to further isolate himself, he only has one hand. This prevents him from working as much as the others, which, in turn, causes him to distance himself from the other workers.
Shakespeare rarely wrote strong or interesting women, and due to the sexist mentality of his era, he could easily get away with this. His plays often depicted a very vivid image of gender roles in the time, explaining how women were treated and how, as a result, women acted. In one of his most successful plays, Hamlet, he portrays only two women in a very harsh light, mainly from the perspective of a man who hates women. The women of this play rarely think for themselves, and are constantly victimized by the mental
Phaedra and Medea were both sympathetic victims, though Phaedra earned more sympathy. Throughout both plays and many others within, the alleged general faultiness yet calculated cruelty of women are noted often by both male and female characters many times, including Phaedra and Medea. Since women only had the ability to be respected for few things, for example, the ability to bear children and keep a husband, it follows that acting out of the norm could have severe consequences for them and their societal standing. The imbalance of power in Greek and Roman society in both Hippolytus and Medea has created an outlet of seemingly disproportionate revenge committed by women, in response to their oppression. However, it is not truly disproportionate if one considers that a woman who had never been able to fight back or speak up in her life will one day respond with a collective blow to the patriarchy when it is vital for
Tart, Tramp, trouble, Bitch, are just some of the names given to Curley 's wife, who is never given a name in the entire book. But was she? Or was she just a lonely girl looking to have real conversations and to be noticed? In the article “I’m not a tart,” Meester, the actor who plays Curley’s wife on Broadway, has an interesting opinion to this girl without a name. She believes that “there is both a lack of reason to truly hate this woman, and the undeniable urge to do so.” I myself find Curley 's wife to be a bit misunderstood.
She has one opportunity but she did not receive a letter. Curley’s wife believes that her mother stole it from her. “‘Well I wasn’t gonna stay no place where I couldn’t get nowhere or make something and where they stole your letters”’. (88) “‘I ast her if she stole it, too, an’ she says no”’. (88) Curley’s wife has this whole conversation with Lennie.
(11) Curley’s wife complains to Crooks, Lennie, and Candy about her husband, how he “Spends all his time sayin’ what he’s gonna do to guys he don’t like, and he don’t like nobody. Think I’m gonna stay in that two-by-four house and listen how Curley’s gonna lead with his left twict, and then bring in the ol’ right cross?” (78). Obviously, Curley’s wife did not marry Curley because she loves him, but most likely she may be running from someone or something in her life. The unsatisfied wife endures Curley just so she can live in