As Milkman reflects upon his relationship with Hagar, he muses, “He wasn’t sure he wanted to keep it up. Keep up the whole business of ‘going with’ Hagar (...) Everybody who knew him knew about Hagar, but she was considered his private honey pot, not a real or legitimate girl friend,” (Morrison 91). By comparing Hagar to a honey pot, Milkman objectifies Hagar by taking away her human qualities and turning her into a resource. In his use of the word “private”, Milkman further demonstrates his possessiveness over Hagar, displaying his ownership while dehumanizing her. When Milkman describes dating Hagar as “business”, he creates a sense of professionalism in their relationship, which is almost purely based on sexual fulfilment.
Nick becomes attracted to her attitude and confidence, along with becoming physically attracted to her. Even though it is known throughout the story Nick is avoiding relationships, he eventually begins dating Jordan becoming happy about dating someone in a higher social class than him. Their relationship does not last long considering Nick eventually realizes that Jordan’s casual attitude is the reason he dislikes wealthy people. He realizes this during a drive one day, she was driving and was being careless around the other drivers. ““They’ll keep out of my way,” she insisted.
Men and women have lots of different roles that are specific to them, but there are roles women can do that a man would normally do and there are a lot of people that don 't think that is right and everyone should follow the typical stereotypes. Most people won 't accept that a woman can protect an man like in the story Mallam Sile. In the story Mallam Sile owns a tea shop and people are rude and cheat him all the time. He struggles to find a wife but as the story progresses and he is just about done building his new tea shop and he leaves for a little while and comes back with a wife who is much taller and bigger than he was. People were not paying their debts to Mallam Sile and so his wife went to get the tough guy in the village to pay his debts.
The following sentence is an example of foreshadowing,”The name itself conjured up images of watery cabbage, rapacious landladies…”(1) By using this detail, the author foreshadows how the landlady acts. This sentence says that Billy imagines landladies as a aggressively greedy person. The landlady is greedy because she is taking people and stuffing them so she is not lonely. Later in the story, the landlady stats “This also help the reader understand that these aspects of the house and old lady, might have been part of the movement of the plot. Later in the story Billy describes “the tea tasted slightly of bitter almonds”(5) This uses sensory details because he is describing something through a sense.
Also he felt unwanted by Diana. Since Diana treats Mr. Austen like this she must not feel the same way about him. The short story “The Chaser” is an example of how men get treated badly and unequally because they do so much for the women but the women doesn’t seem to care on what they do. In conclusion, the story the chaser shows feminist criticism because Mr. Austen felt like he needs to get a love potion for Diana. In this case, Diana has the full control in the relationship.
Kino’s greed for wealth clouds his judgement. According to Bruce E. Levine, “...greed is now gradually increasing, which will inevitably make money the center of society’s thoughts, decisions and activities” (Levine 1). Kino’s greed to obtain the wealth he thinks he deserves alters the pearl from a sign of hope to a definite sign of human destruction to himself as well as the people around him, unlike his wife, Juana, most likely because due to gender and thought process. Kino’s wife, Juana, got caught up in the pearl as well, however, she knew morality ever since the beginning of the book; “For whatever reason, women seem less likely to succumb in this way – their appetites for these drug- or money-induced ‘highs’ seem to be lower than men’s, on average at least” (Robertson 1). Juana would never get caught up in the pearl and let it change her, she just saw her husband at the worst and most violent point in his life when he took her for granted and abused her when trying to protect the pearl; “Her arm was up to throw when he leaped at her and caught her arm and wrenched the pearl from her” (Steinbeck 59).
Her unsuppressed sexuality produces the appearance of a wild and uncontrolled woman, but in her relations with men she proves to be tamed and submissive. She is used, and often abused, by her powerful lovers, firstly, the colonial representative, the Englishman who fathered her child, and, secondly, the new neocolonial delegates: the General and the tycoon. For the renowned movie star, these men were “all the same…Carrying around her used panties as if they were a fetish, like a piece of her they had carved off, like her skin” (Hagedorn,226). Sex, for her, is the means of support, it provides her with luxury and she willingly accepts the price she has to pay in return. The first encounter with Luna’s character in the chapter appropriately named “Surrender” portrays her on her knees with her lover, the General, standing above her and pulling her “unruly hair” (Hagedorn, 127).
The source of Myrtle and George Wilson’s problems is that they have different viewpoints on each other which lead to Myrtle’s dissatisfaction with him. George’s successful look and behaved manner made Myrtle have the incentive to marry him. She believed that George would be able to financially take care of her. When explaining why Myrtle married George, she states that she “‘married him because [she] thought he was a gentleman…[she] thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe’” (Fitzgerald 34). Though her speech, one can observe that Myrtle only cared about money and was dissatisfied with George as she says that George “‘wasn’t fit to lick [her] shoe.’” The figurative language present uncovers how she had such scorn and resentment to George, as he was not at her level..
Beckett’s drama is based on his perception of human condition, that is, being born and mostly living in pain, suffering ordeals, a short rough and unpleasant existence. Man’s needs and desires are all reduced. Therefore, “All Beckett’s work comprises a unity in which certain attitudes are expressed in different ways with much force and rare imagination: life is cruel and painful; failure is no worse than success because neither matters; what is important is to avoid giving pain to others and to share misfortune”, there is neither a meaning nor an explanation; there is and there remains only nothingness, thereby putting Beckett closer to existentialist beliefs which puts him close to the Existentialists. Life and its meaning gets reduced to cruelty, frustration and absence of hope revolving around the repetitive themes of birth, death and emo-tions like despair, anxiety and physical limitations. The reader is insistently and rather forcefully reminded that his existence is
But this story of Mrs. Bixby is different from the others. It is “worth repeating” because it has its shocking turning point and its end that satisfies those American men who want to see their dishonest wife gets what she deserves. Also, the readers can see through the use of language and irony how the writer of this short story, Roald Dahl, portrays his misogynistic attitude towards women. Summary The story starts with the information about women in America, that America is “the land of opportunities for women.” The American women are generally described to marry with a guy for financial purpose. So American men work so hard and often “die at his desk with a bottle of benzedrines in one hand and a packet of tranquilizers in the other.” After overworking, these men will go to the clubs of men sharing one another with stories.