In contrast to past gender stereotypes, they argue that girls should be strong, independent, and intelligent. Orenstein takes a second wave feminism approach, meaning females are just as capable as males. She references how she commonly writes about feminism and warning parents of a “preoccupation of body and beauty” in order to pull for a change in society (327). The beauty standards give women an impossible set of goals deterring their confidence. In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329).
You clearly fail to realize that in this respect, your strictures should be aimed, not at me, but at Fortune, who frequently raises the unworthy to positions of eminence and leaves the worthless in low estate." (pg 338) Ghismonda starts a powerful argument that terminates that pushes a notion further about how easily people construe the meaning of honor. Tancredi condemned Guiscardo because of his social rank and nothing much more. He would rather be right in his misjudgement than accept his morals have been coerced by a situation out of his control- this being Ghismonda in love with the
Though the novel represents many feministic ideas in relation to marriage, it should not be read and discussed solely from this perspective. This statement is commented by Ramsey who claims that the story is “both a precursor to the modern feminist agenda yet also a reactionary tale embalming Hurston’s tender passions for a very traditional male” (1994: 38). In spite of the fact that the scholar agrees that Janie gains some self-belief and self-realization in the course of time, he still perceives her as a woman who cannot survive without a man by her side who would support her. It seems that she has a strong need to have someone by her side to support her when something goes wrong. This argument is confirmed by another researcher, Jennifer Jordan, who states that the protagonist “never perceives herself as an independent woman” (1988: 115).
Also, men tend to be on the more aggressive side. Therefore, if someone were to threaten the United States, their first instinct would be to declare war. Meanwhile, women would lower the temper of the government and provide a problem solving element. Suffragists argued that direct influence in government was best for both women and society. They claimed that exerting indirect influence was not only time-consuming but also ineffective in enacting social reforms.
His conscience still guilty from the murder he had committed. This feeling of guilt showing that Macbeth still had morals, as he did truly doubt the murder plan and had begun to have second thoughts on it. But even though he still felt guilt his power hungry ambition for absolute power was greater. He had even turned against his loyal partner, Banquo, as he was predicted to be the father of a long line of kings. Macbeth growing fear of losing power took over him and he sent murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
Beyoncé is trying to tell him that she is hostile. Irritated with him not only because he cheated, but also because he is trying to blame her for his own mistakes. By repeating, “you must not know ‘bout me,” her tone becomes more bitter in the sense that he still does not understand they are over for
Eteocles was greedy, and he wanted the throne that he promised to share with his brother to himself. He banished his brother Polyneices, and, in turn, started a war against his brother. Due to this display of greed, both of the brothers died in the end of the war. Being proud is not a fault, however letting that pride get in the way of reasoning and common sense, can lead to an undesirable outcome. Creon was proud in the cause Eteocles was fighting for, however he despised that Polyneices fought against it.
Women are more likely to fight against the men or against other women because they want to identify with what the other deny them (Melucci, 1996). In other words, women and girls are more likely to continue to fight and pursue jobs of power in order to be identified as powerful, accomplished, strong women, which is what they are denied by other people. However, in order for that to happen we need to be recognized by others in order to confirm and determine who we are. Along with identity, collective identity is another tactic used in the film. Seen in the documentary there is a collective interest of feminists to prevent the objectification of women.
Antigone feels love for her brother and is passionate and stubborn about burying him. Sophocles showed that being too passionate can lead to your downfall in Antigone. Polyneices was a warrior, therefore, Antigone thinks that Polyneices “fought just as bravely” and should have been buried just like Eteocles (Prologue 18). Antigone should not have buried Polyneices because of the consequences that Creon has decreed. Unfortunately, her stubbornness allowed her to be caught and she never surrendered to
Aeneas was also outraged because Turnus had killed Pallas, whom was entrusted to Aeneas’ care and guidance. Aeneas’ had plenty of motivation for wanting to fight Turnus, but being a fearsome warrior he wanted peace. He wanted both nations to be able to leave this fight in ceasefire as he asked the gods when praying beforehand. After both sides had prayed and the sacrifice had been made finalizing their pact, Aeneas and Turnus were ready