She feels women are ruled by men because they are weak and Antigone has asked Ismene to help her in breaking the law, and to giving her brother a proper burial. By doing so Ismene knows that the law Creon has established is going to be broken. She tells Antigone, “We are only women, we cannot fight men” (Prologue 48). Ismene believes that women are in no position to question the
Proctor shows this in Act II Scene II when he threatens Abigail, “If you do not free my wife tomorrow, I am set and bound to ruin you, Abby.” (2.2.43). Even though Abigail is in the wrong here, John Proctor is in no position to be making threats. This is an example of Proctor protruding his massive ego, because he thinks that he has authority over Abigail, even though she has the entire court sided with her. Proctor also shows his ego when he demands things from Colony Governor Danforth, like when Proctor says “You will believe me, Mr. Danforth!
Grace Burt Mrs. Schroder AP Literature 3 January 2018 The Awakening Prompt #6 Laurence Sterne once wrote, "Nobody, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man 's mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time. " This quote summarizes one of the main themes of the book, The Awakening. Edna Pontellier, a young woman in an unsatisfying marriage, is often found to be torn between two opposing paths she could take. Her main internal conflict is one of if she should cave and become the perfect housewife, take care of the kids, cook, clean, look good, or, if she should leave all of that behind and be her own independent woman of substance and
Desdemona asks Emilia if women who cheat on their husbands actually exist. When Emilia replies that she would consider doing it if she got enough out of it, Desdemona says, “I do not think there is any such woman” (4.3.83). Despite the evidence right in front of Desdemona that people are willing to have affairs, she still holds her belief that no one would ever do such a thing. Desdemona tells Iago and Emilia that, “Unkindness may do much, / and his unkindness may defeat my live, / but never taint my love” (4.2.159-61). She even admits that she may end up dead, but that it won’t affect her love and trust in Othello.
This is hard for Chris because no one has questioned his masculinity and the first person to do it, is his wife. A man’s masculinity is one of the most important things to a man and he is bound to uphold it but if it is threatened, it can be catastrophic. It can be said that Lady Macbeth is not the cause of Macbeth 's downfall. A reason for this could be that Macbeth is in charge of himself and can make his own decisions about what to do in situations.
He is, ofcourse, not a very reliable source, but if his words are true then Olivia seems to be as determined as any man to marry the one of her choice. This could account for her reluctance to accept the Duke, who is accounted by all to be a good man. Financially independent, she is relatively free to pursue her ends as both her father and brother have died and her uncle is her dependent. It does not take Olivia very long to discard her mourning weeds to pursue Cesario, which shows that this was only a pretext to keep Orsino at bay.
She refuses to follow the traditional norms and standards in which women are expected to be servile and passive, as Ibsen puts it; “she really wants to live the whole life of a man “.In the play Hedda Gabler, Hedda tries to go beyond the limits. Under the mask of Feminism, she is having masculine goals, she wants to be authoritative, govern the world and rule over people. But she never ever permits herself to be ruled by anyone nor even her husband. On Brack’s suggestion of her love for Tesman, she responds in the play as “Faugh–don’t use that sickening word!” (p. 27).
Antigone goes against her uncle’s command to leave her brother’s corpse and buries his body, saying, “It’s not for him to keep me from my own.” (48). This disobedience of Creon’s order is the beginning of the end for the royal family. This action is seen by everyone else in the play as disobeying authority and one could infer she believes that under the right circumstances, to infringe upon authority is appropriate. Having said that, there is another degree to Antigone’s creed: toward the end of the play, Antigone tells Creon, “For me, it was not Zeus who made that order.
If Lady Macbeth respected Macbeth’s decisions in not wanting to kill the King, then it would not have led to the guilt’s and consequences they both faced at the end of the story. Since Lady Macbeth is as capable of prime evil as any other man, there should not be discrimination or greater punishment between man and woman in any crimes they commit. Men and women should be punished equally and Shakespeare proves that both genders can be equally as violent and guilty as one
When she says, “unsex me here”, she wants her femininity to be taken away because she thinks that men are more courageous, and she needs bravery to kill Duncan. The language used suggests that her womanhood impedes her from performing acts of violence and cruelty, which she associates with masculinity. Since she represents the “breasts” and “milk” as symbols of woman and nurture. As the play go on, the relationship between masculinity and violence will be shown by Macbeth.
One of her more famous letters would discuss how John Adams should remember the ladies in forming the new government. ”Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies.
His guilt is what is driving him to prove himself good. This leads her to decide she is not in a place to judge his actions or control his future, so she says to John, “Do what you will. But let none be your judge. There be no higher judge under Heaven than Proctor is!” (137).
Women are not weak or incapable and they can get things done without a man helping them. Sojourner Truth made a powerful statement by showing her muscles because she was living proof that women are able to perform the same tasks as men. I loved when she said, “what’s intellect got to do with women’s rights or black folks’ rights?” (p. 1). A person does not have to be intelligent to receive their basic human rights.
2. In this quote, Ismene is telling Antigone that she will not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death.
This implies that Ismene 's views have changed. Although she did not take an active role in the burial of Polynices, she is willing to contend with men and fight against this with her sister. She goes on to say "let me die besides me" (613). Ismene