Sonnet 130 is written to express how different the Dark lady's attributes is from the era's ideal standard. Yet, the author finds her a rarity among the other idealized women. On the other hand, "Beauty in Ugly" by Jason Mraz, invokes the listener to understand that his intended recipient is ordinary and unremarkable. Yet, thee is beauty in ugly and she has other things to offer. Both works share a similarity in how they make an unremarked woman their focus, while at same time professing admiration for her.
In “William Marston’s Feminist Agenda” Michelle Finn claims that Wonder Woman is not, as Marston might have intended, a superhero free of gender stereotypes and typical feminine ideals. On the contrary, she argues that he ultimately imposes his own beliefs on gender roles onto the character: “Although Marston aimed to elevate women, arguments that base women’s right to power on a set of assumptions about ‘the female character’ ultimately reinforce the idea that women must adhere to the standards identified by the dominant culture as appropriately feminine” (Finn 15). In addition to that Marston continues to picture the dominant feminine ideal as a white middle- or upper-class woman. The comics often disregard women of color, women with a lesser social status, or women with a different sexual identity. The character still adheres to traditional concepts of femininity imposed by her male creator.
Pauline Johnson, is more about representing Native women and giving a realistic characterization to Native women in literature. A Red Girl’s Reasoning is a direct response and criticism of the “Winona” character that flooded literature in the nineteenth century. Christine is the complete opposite of a “Winona” character; she isn’t the mindless, over-emotional, dishonest, and deceitful woman that other portrayals of Native women were. She stayed true to her cultural beliefs while still compromising with Charlie to make their marriage work.
In the book of Genesis in the King James Version of the Bible, men and women appear both equal before the creation of sin. After the creation of sin, we see the creation of a patriarchal society, which in turn leads to the treatment of women as flat characters instead of static characters throughout the entirety of Genesis. In Genesis, we see that women act one-dimensional through the portrayal of Eve and Sarai where they exist just to further on the story of the men in Genesis. Eve represents the mother of all of humanity; however, for such an important character in the Bible, she does not receive the development she deserves as a person, and the development Eve does face only act to further on the development of her husband Adam. Eve does not receive a name from Adam until after the fall of mankind: “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (3:20).
Women have usually been put down and told they could not do something because they are female and are “the weaker sex” this has happened for centuries and still is somewhat still happening today. This is a topic that can go on for a while with many different interpretations and what could have been different if males just let women help. However, book in the middle age have different views on women some are the devil designed to lead men astray others view them as object to obtain. William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer who have works that have been read for centuries are not any different. They treat most of their female characters worse than their male characters.
Female Characters in Romeo and Juliet Strong: /strôNG/ adjective ◆ Not easily affected by disease or hardship ◆ Showing determination, self control, and good judgement Weak: /wēk/ adjective ◆liable to break or give way under pressure; easily damaged ◆lacking the force of character to hold to one 's own decisions, beliefs, or principles; irresolute. Throughout Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet, the definitions of weak and strong connect in many different ways. In a revolutionary tale, among the weak female characters, there are a few women who define what it means to be strong in an era where men ruled.
In this context, the portrayal of Morrison’s Consolata conforms to the Jungian characteristics of the “Mother Archetype.” As mentioned earlier, the women are given diabolic attributes as they incarnate the disobedient wife of Adam, Lilith. Bowden provides other specific features in relation to the “Mother Archetype” since it is not a universal concerned with all mothers, but only for those minorities of women who are able to carry this glorified name. According to him, “The mother archetype takes the form of a personal mother, grandmother….or governess. It can be fulfilled in the figurative mothers such as Mary Mother of God….or the mother who becomes a maiden…the positive aspect of the archetype is mother by love and warmth” (171).
ideas, from God. In this period the ancient Latin expression infirmitas consilii, that means weak judgment, was used to label women. When we jump into Modern Ages (XVI-XVIII centuries), we still observe the conviction of the simplicity and weakness of the female sex. We can even find philosophical treatises and works of literature, which develop these ideas.
Furthermore, in the article, Joosen references, without analyzing the veracity of her claims, Marcia Lieberman, a feminist especially concerned with some of the patriarchal features - supposedly - common in all of the Grimms' tales. Joosen quotes Marcia Lieberman's essay "Some Day My Prince Will Come" emphasizing three of the most relevant points of criticism in fairy tales: "the so-called beauty contest" (132), "the typical constellation of characteristics in fairy-tales women" (132), and "marriage as the ultimate reward for being beautiful" (133). Nonetheless, Lieberman's critique, so extensively used by Joosen, only concerns itself with a narrow spectrum of the Grimms' tales. In fact, part of the stories collected by the two German brothers
Pearl is a symbol of the scarlet letter. She was born due to adultery, which is the same reason as to why Hester wears the scarlet letter A. In chapter 7, Pearl is coincidentally put into a red tunic, “...arraying her in a crimson velvet tunic … and flourishes of gold-thread” (Hawthorne 92), which makes Hester realize that she is the human version of the scarlet letter. By Hester realizing this, it shows to the reader that Pearl can be a “sin” and a “blessing” all at the same time.
In the creation of the legend of Fisher, there are symbolisms throughout, the story focuses almost entirely on Lavinia even though the murders were conducted by her husband as well. The purpose of focusing on Lavinia’s actions instead of John is to show how her good looks were an essential part of luring men in the hotel. Lavinia using her beauty as an advantage communicates the deception of beauty. To many, beauty almost directly attributes of goodness this legend tries to subvert this universally agreed on narrative, by showing Lavinia as a beautiful woman with ugly intentions. With the South typically has strong ties to the Christian religion, many can assume that Lavinia, herself is a representation of the devil and its intentions.
Stereotypes are never-ending cycles that have been instilled into the American society. Women are perceived to be weaker than men and also displayed as failures who are inept to gain confidence and courage. Marriage and the importance of having a male influence are prominent themes in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Women are traditionally stereotyped as objects, vessels of empty desire, and assets. Their standard domestic chores and occupational jobs make females seem less valuable.