In Alice Munro’s story “Wild Swans”, Rose is imagining things that may confuse people into thinking that she is being sexually harassed. Rose is a young girl who rides on a train for the first time and is seated next to an old man. She feels the old man 's hand on her leg in a disrespectful manner but it is all in her head. It is proven that Rose was only imagining the old man’s hand on her leg in a sexual manner in the since of: her own desire of wanting pleasure, the old man 's kindness and age shows that he is blameless, and lastly pressure shows that what she was feeling was a ten dollar in her pocket not a hand. Rose wants to be “Pounded, pleasured, reduced, exhausted”.
Although, to men it was inconceivable (8) that women were allowed to do that, to have that much freedom. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald portrayed these affairs within three characters. Tom and Daisy Buchanan were the two main characters, cheating on each other. Tom was cheating on Daisy with many, many women, but the one mentioned in the book was Myrtle. During these times, Tom saw nothing wrong with his cheating.
Brandon’s friends then bribe Olive with gift cards so that she will say she has had sex with them too. This whole mess leads to Olive being labeled as the “school slut.” To make matters worse, everyone in the school thinks that she is having sex in exchange for money. The whole situation shows the rhetoric and emotions behind the morality of women having sex. At the end of the movie Olive gives an online “tell all” where she sets the record straight and essentially says that her sex life is no one’s business but her own, and she can do whatever she
For instance, Myrtle Wilson had an affair with Tom Buchanan because he was wealthy. Evidently, Myrtle wanted to have a wealthy husband because as she talks about her wedding, she was very upset, she said, “He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in… I lay down and cried to beat the band afternoon”(Fitzgerald 35). Despite the harsh attack Tom had towards her, Myrtle still wanted him over her husband who loved her, but just was not wealthy. Sadly, her wishes would never come true because Tom had no intention of marrying Myrtle. The book The Great Gatsby demonstrates how the American Dream is corrupt.
She uses it to get what she wants which is why she tricks the reader sto think that she’s still in love with him when in reality it’s he’s money, like how she cried into Gatsby’s beautiful shirts (Fitzgerald 92). Also since Tom is always running off with another girl each night, Daisy may feel alone and in need for attention which is why she keeps sending mixed signals to Jay Gatsby in the novel. Since Daisy never admitted to Tom at the hotel about never loving him, this shows Daisy’s true colors, but Gatsby was already too deep to realize the mistakes he was making. So, that is why Daisy never attended Jay’s funeral because her true colors bursted, was afraid to ruin her reputation, and Gatsby gone means no more
Even though Rose is a great wife to Troy, he still is so discontent with his life that he cheats on her. Troy tells Rose on page 69, "It ain't about nobody being a better woman or nothing. Rose, you ain't the blame. A man couldn't ask for no woman to be a better wife than you've been" (Wilson, 1986). This shows that Troy was fortunate enough to have Rose as his wife, but he was so unhappy with his life he found someone else to be with and love.
Edna even says herself, “I would give up the unessential…my money…my life for my children, but not myself.” For her life, Edna realized that means her marriage and physical life. As far as her marriage, Edna was never truly happy with her marriage with Leonce. Furthermore, Edna states she truly cares for her children, but sometimes her search for herself may conflict with this. This then further discourages readers even more due to the fact that this gives insight to her actions, and somewhat justifies them. In addition, the search for self-identity is viewed as important in today’s society.
Even with a humble and understanding husband who would go above and beyond to make her happy she is still unhappy. Blessed with a beautiful physical beauty, but not the affluent lifestyle that she yearns for, which lead her to continuously seek for what she cannot posses. Her greed for a lavish lifestyle stop her from enjoying her basic life and to constantly judging what she posses ''She suffered from the poorness of her house, from its mean walls, worn chairs, and ugly curtains. All these things, of which other women of her class would not even have been aware, tormented and insulted her'' (Maupassant 7). Mathilde always imagined herself in a high social position with wonderful jewels and expensive clothing instead she have to wear simple clothing.
This was hilarious because she was so nonchalant and giddy about it and life doesn’t happen like this way. She woos the doctor into wanting her, seemingly without knowing this, and he becomes deeply infatuated with her till the point that they are together at the end of the musical. Also, the scene where Elizabeth Benning and The Monster are romantic after Elizabeth protests against it and she ends up madly in love, is so unreal that the audience must love it. What I find to be the most mind boggling part of this bit is simple. Here we have this woman raped by this man and she falls in love with her rapist.
Through Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Candy, John Steinbeck had used his way to state how those characters had endured their loneliness throughout the book “Of Mice and Men”. Curley’s wife would not be a pleasant character in many ways. As a wife of manager’s son, she was described as a charming and flirty woman and treated others with scorn. However, her appearances later had shown actually she was just an immature, innocent and lonely woman who missed her chance to be a successful movie star in Hollywood and compelled to marry Curley. “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it.
I knew right away I made a mistake” (34-35). She regretted being married to her husband. She “thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe” (34), feeling as if her husband George wasn’t good enough for her. By her words, she displays her true feelings for her husband. This showed the character is selfish and has
Wollstonecraft credited the general female population’s inability to achieve these components to their unequal opportunities to educate themselves outside the realm of maintaining their home, their beauty, and keeping their husband entertained, “One cause of this barren blooming I attribute to a false system of education, gathered from the books written on this subject by men who, considering females rather as women than human creatures, have been more anxious to make them alluring mistresses than affectionate wives and rational mothers” (102). She saw this as a direct attempt by the male driven society to distort the women’s ability to enhance their reasoning capabilities and securing their place banished from public life spheres. Catriona MacKenzie, author of “Reason and Sensibility: The Ideal of Women 's Self-Governance in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft”, recognized Wollstonecraft’s stance on the importance for women to gain the ability to heighten and sharpen their reasoning skills, “In her defense of equality, she puts a great deal of stress on women 's capacity to reason and on the idea that virtue must be founded on reason” (38). She understood that only through having a reasoning ability can the women find true equality. However, it is also through this reasoning ability that women will be able to examine and understand their own sexuality for