“ You can 't convince anyone of anything. You can only give them the right information, so that they convince themselves”-Eben Pagan. In the story the characters all try to persuade one another to do to what one believes is right. Antigone begs her sister Ismene for help burying their brother which isn’t allowed to be buried. Ismene is afraid of the consequences yet Antigone doesn’t care about which gets her in serious trouble.
Even if Ophelia wanted to speak up against her father, she was forbidden to do so. Due to gender roles, after Polonius gave his “advice”, she simply obeys due to the fact that she was not allowed to speak up even though her father insults her. Women did not stand up for themselves at this time and it causes Ophelia to accept anything her father instructs her to
The people of Maycomb may have never been the fairest to him, but he would always be kind in return and rose above the negativity. Mrs. Dubose was an old woman who would criticize Atticus and his children any chance she got. But Atticus always warned the kids to not talk back, just let her say what she needs to and walk away. He said she was an old woman going through a lot of pain and is one of the bravest people he knows. Strangely enough, Atticus was also able to see the good in Mayella Ewell, and it tore him apart having to destroy her testimony on the stand.
This is because he uses her to both display the roles of woman and how Hermia simultaneously opposes and displays the expectations at the time. Hermia neglects the notion that women should obey the men in their lives because she refuses to follow the wishes of her father, Egeus. As mentioned previously Egeus wishes for Hermia to marry Demetrius, but seeing as Hermia does not love him, she refuses to marry him. Ironically, Shakespeare also uses Hermia’s character to display the ways in
Antigone is very ambitious. She shows this trait when she seeks to give her deceased brother the proper burial, which was against against the law and defied the King of Thebes, Creon. She confronts her sister for help, “Ismene, I am going to bury him... Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way” (Sophocles). This shows she is ambitious because she knows that burying her brother is against the law and that there would be major consequences. She continues with the plan because she believes that her love for her family overrules the law.
Instrumentality is another feminist objectification Symkyn’s wife is expose to in the tale. Even though Symkyn’s behavior towards his wife is far from loving and caring, he ensures that she is to be respected and treated as a lady of nobility. If the townspeople do not adhere to his request there will be in the form of his wrath, “Ther dorste no wight clepen hire but ‘dame’; / … / That with hire dorste rage or ones pleye, / But if he wolde be slayn of Symkyn” (Chaucer 3956-3959). The reason Symkeyn threatens physical harm is because he is more concerned about protecting the image he has created, one of higher value. He does not care about his wife’s feelings and expects nothing but the best for himself.
Lady Macbeth also rejects her motherhood, which no woman of that time would have done, showing that she’s not a normal caring, loving woman: ‘dashed the brains out,’ (1.7.58), saying that she’d rather kill her own baby then go against her word. The only thing that Macbeth aims to do is to please his wife and gain ‘co-equal love’, but Lady Macbeth might have realized that he thinks like this, so she plays with her power over him, she is the dominant one playing with her
Therefore, it seems clear that Mrs. Pontellier is defy society by defying her husband. On the other hand, it is quite possible that she is simply asking this question out of curiosity. She does not specifically wish to defy society, instead, she just wants to do what she wants and cannot understand why barriers stand between her and that dream. After discovering that her husband does not listen to his wishes, Mr. Pontellier furiously questions his wife, questioning her motive. To that, Mrs. Pontellier comments, "Nothing.
She doesn’t realize what she's doing because she doesn’t know what to do with herself and her husband because the baby is what making them be together. I find it disrespectful and absolutely wrong when a guy causes abuse to a woman. There’s no reason for men to be putting their anger on women like that, it’s not the correct way to solve any issues. Cleofilas is a victim of domestic violence because of her husband. This all started after marriage that’s why I think Juan was using her.
497). Creon does not care about women's well-being and his behavior is unreasonable. The author, Sophocles, explains that the role of women is complicated due to Creon’s hatred of women, Ismene’s role is rational and compliant, while her sister, Antigone’s role is one of bravery and defiance. Creon’s hatred towards women causes Antigone's bold action that leads to her death. Creon states, “Then go below, and if you must be loved, love them!