In the play the Montagues and the Capulets have an “ancient grudge… where civil blood makes civil hands unclean”, due to the vendetta the two lovers were driven to death because of their forbidden love (Shakespeare). Unlike Shakespeare, Wilde uses names to further the satirical nature of The Importance of Being Earnest. Throughout the play Wilde is perpetually using situational irony, exaggeration, deflation and epigrammatic phrases in order to ridicule societies social norms. Although the play is satirical it also gives a lot of insight on the importance of names. The play states that names are enough to judge character and even status in society.
We can see the narrator’s weakness throughout the story. It is especially apparent in her narration where she uses phrases like, ‘John says’ which “heads a litany of "benevolent" prescriptions that keep the narrator infantilized, immobilized, and bored literally out of her mind” (Lasner 418). The significance of positions in society greatly influences the woman in this story. She withholds challenging anything her husband says, regardless of how miserable she feels rendering her weak. He makes her stay in a room that she does not like, refuses to let her visit relations, and prevents her from doing the thing she loves the most, which is writing.
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while. Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curley’s wife expresses her need of speaking to others; she is tired of staying in the house all the time and having no one to talk to but Curley, whom she openly despises The way the men describe her, as a whore, only adds to her loneliness and depression. It brings her to the point in which she angrily cries out at Lennie,
They treat the white characters, Irvin and Sturdyvant, with disdain throughout the play, especially Ma Rainey. There is a clear relationship between Ma Rainey 's Black Bottom and Aristotle 's definition of what a tragedy is. Ma Rainey 's Black Bottom is a tragic play because there is a plot with an issue in it that holds magnitude to it, along with incidents that arouse pity and fear into the audience that yields a reaction of catharsis of these emotions, and there is a tragic hero within the story. Aristotle defines a tragedy as an "imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself... in a
“I must stand quite alone, if I am to understand myself and everything about me. It is for that reason that I cannot remain with you any longer” (Ibsen 58). She stands up to herself and breaks out of the gender roles society is instilling on her and decides to go away. Nora tells Torvald that after eight years of marriage this is the first time they actually have a serious talk. She also says that he never loved her he just thought it was fun to love her (Ibsen 57).
The one, who has the power, has the Reason, this is what I, personally, understand by reading the play. There is no control over women in the King Lear because the king gave his power to his two cunning daughters. He showed his anger and his power on his honest daughter Cordelia but in the end she was necessary to him and he regretted everything he said after he went through the cruel behaviour of his
Wives no longer hold the affection of their husbands as they each have specifically assigned roles in which there is no place for intimacy. In reaching out to Offred to satiate this desire, the Commander reaches out to Offred to meet and develop a relationship outside of their societal duties. Offred sees the Commander’s desire for her as a weakness of his (Atwood 136). For the remainder of the tale, Offred pursues power through other means. She realizes that, while out of her control, the kitchen staff, Cora and Rita, depend on her to get pregnant.
He hates the traditional system of marriage and brings home cast–off Women whom he does not keep with him long . Thus Laxmi is the seventh woman to live with him when he becomes impotent owing to the presence of Laxmi , he also takes it on his women by kicking Laxmi and by strangling Champa to death. He does not know that he treats his women more cruelly than a cruel husband. Laxmi says : “ It is a year now since I entered this house. I haven’t had a single day’s rest., whether I’m sick or whether it’s a festival day.
Vijay Tendulkar in his play, Silence! The Court is in Session has portrayed quite convincingly the pain that women experience by undergoing repression and subjugation in the context of Indian society and the play succeeds in exposing the double standard of the bourgeois society and the failure of legal system in guaranteeing the right to equality. The cruelty of the society, the bourgeois conservatism and the