All the Wrong Places I’m sure we’ve all heard about young and beautiful attention seeking girls who eventually end up in sticky situations. There are times where they may not ever get out of the situation but, if they do, they attempt to change their ways. In Joyce Carol Oates’ short story “ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” , a character named Connie fits right in that category. Connie is very vain and loves attention. Connie’s attention seeking ways lands her in a predicament that she rather not be in.
“She’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). In the novel, The Great Gatsby, this is what Daisy hopes for her daughter. Unfortunately, being a woman with a voice and a sense of freedom is reprimanded more than a beautiful little fool. Instead of blaming the female characters for their emptiness or recklessness, there is more to be said about why they act this way and how this is viewed in the perspective of men in the novel. The actions of Daisy, Jordon and Myrtle are not necessarily spiteful until it hurts or belittles the male characters.
Ambition is defined as a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. It can cause someone to lose sight of what is morally right, and make rash decisions without thinking of the repercussions. However, what is ambition without determination to drive it forward? In Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the character Lady Macbeth is filled with a passion for power, and will do whatever it takes to get it. In a society where women have little status, she is seen as fiendishly cruel, when actually she is just trying to get to the top of the social ladder with little help from others.
Furthermore, Chaucer’s description of her as a scornful woman “brazen as a magpie” brings to mind her failings (3950). The magpie is a chatty bird prone to thievery, and coupled with the lack of a moniker for the woman, she is separate from us in a way that her male counterparts are not. Oppressed by her perceived inadequacies and desire to be a lady, she is instead seen as being disdainful and aloof, endearing us to her not a whit
Jealous of the men’s companionship and their hopes, and offended by their judgment, Curley’s wife’s dignity plummets so much that she takes pleasure in seeing their pain -- like a bully. Yet, she is not naturally sadist nor immoral; she is angry at a society that never pauses to understand her
While Hero is quiet Beatrice on the other hand is the outspoken one. Even though she and Hero are close, they are not much alike. While Hero is polite, quit, respectful and gentle, Beatrice is feisty, cynical, witty and sharp. Although Beatrice is outspoken and seems hard she is vulnerable. Once she hears Hero talking about how Benedick is in love with her she opens herself to the sensitivitis and weaknesses of love.
In Tartuffe, She Stoops to Conquer, FuenteOvejuna, and the Kibitsu Cauldron, there are expressions of the powerful female figures, who represent different manifestations of female power. Each female figure has positive and negative characteristics about them, but all of them symbolizes the idea of hope and standing up for what is wrong in their society. In the play, Tartuffe, Dorine is the servant, who does not hold her tongue, especially when it is about someone, who is causing madness within the household. Dorine knows how wicked Tartuffe is and how arrogant Organ is for forcing Mariane into marrying Tartuffe. She tries many times to make Orgon see that Tartuffe is not right for his daughter, and she said, “…he gives her daughter a man she
“(1,1:189-90). She has let her despair that Demetrius doesn 't love her to overwhelm her whole self. She constantly states that Hermia is so much more beautiful than her, like when she says “Your eyes are lode-stars; and your tongue 's sweet air /More tuneable than lark to shepherd 's ear” (1,1:191-92). In the beginning of the book, Helena is also not particularly smart. When she hears that Hermia and Lysander are going to
Through the numerous rapes, abusive relationships, and the absence of respect for women, Cisneros portrays a theme that beauty is a double edged sword through the characters Esperanza and Sally. Beauty is a double-edged sword for Esperanza because she’s optimistic, lacks self-confidence, and innocent. To begin with, Esperanza is a very optimistic person due to her goal of not ending up like other women
Last, a woman who is mysteries has numerous advantages. Since men do not understand women this way, they tend to be avoided. Men will be alone: “alone with his dreams, hopes, fears, love, vanity” (417). I think that being mysteries creates a way for a woman to be herself, for example, she can create or imagine the world that everything is in her favor without being understood by men is definitely an