Throughout this chronological telling of Tina Fey’s life in Bossypants, much is argued. With the help of evidence and appeals of many forms, along with certain stylistic choices and organization, they are supported and explained. Many times in Bossypants Tina Fey talks about how different and difficult it is to be a woman in the TV and comedy industry and the expectations of what women should be and how they should act. Many different techniques are executed to do so, and they all work in conjunction to make sure most aspects of what she claims is supported. The most prominent argument in the book is that women have so many expectations of how they have to be.
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.
William Shakespeare portrayed the character Lady Macbeth to be extremely ruthless, malicious and manipulative. Thus, being the reason she could easily convince Macbeth to do her will, yet still put on such a convincing performance in front of those who knew nothing of her and her husband’s actions. Lady Macbeth shows her complexity constantly throughout the story when she shares her view-point on masculinity by demasculinizing her own husband, when she strategically plans the murder of the King Duncan, and finally when she finally goes crazy because of the guilt she possesses for not only her own actions but also turning her own husband into a
But Lady Macbeth, she is polar opposite of what women are usually supposed to be. She is evil, lethal, and ruthless. But she holds one steriotype. Women are believed to be WAAAAY more manipulative than men are, which Lady Macbeth is, without a doubt, incredibly
Lady Macbeth summons the spirits that make humans feel and associate with others. She commands the spirits to “unsex” her. In other words, she wants to be stripped of her femininity. 11th century England strongly believed that women were mentally inferior to men. Women were supposed to be the only ones able to exhibit ‘weak’ emotions, like sorrow, and conscience.
The word “fiend” describes an almost demonic hunger, which shows how she was seen to be immoral. During the play, in Act 1 Scene 5, she wants to be filled “from the crown to the toe top-ful of direst cruelty”, which show her desire to be morally corrupt and be only driven by ambition and power. Moreover, Lady Macbeth asks to take her “milk for gall”. This would have been very disturbing and perverted, as women at the time were seen to be only for child-bearing so, turning her breast milk into bitterness would be removing the sole purpose for her existence and would be tampering with the natural order of things. Further, Lady Macbeth would “dashed the brains out” of “the babe that milks me”.
In the play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is more responsible for the deaths that occur in the play. Lady Macbeth accomplished this by infringing Macbeth’s comfort level, which made him uncomfortable and give into her desires. The four reasons why Lady Macbeth is responsible is she summons evil demons to fill her body with evil, her death pushes Macbeth over the edge, she has the gender power over Macbeth, and she drives Macbeth to become power hungry. During the course of the play most of Lady Macbeth’s actions cause a direct reaction from Macbeth. If Lady Macbeth had not exhorted Macbeth into murdering King Duncan, then he would have remained a sane man and decided against killing Duncan.
Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s right hand woman is one of Shakespeare's most famous female characters. She is portrayed by society and critiques as an evil, horrible person as it was her idea to kill Duncan. Others such as I believe, Lady Macbeth is a multifaceted character as she has many different traits contrary to just pure evil. She has an immense amount of control, ambition and guilt. These three traits correlate with one another to form the unique individual Lady Macbeth is.
The Reality of Edna’s Awakening Kate Chopin’s The Awakening was a dramatic novella that was based on society and how Edna was treated, love and independence of finding her true self. The author inputs the theme in a numerous amount of literary devices that include round character, irony and a metaphor to exaggerate the theme. This shows how Edna has two sides to herself; the one that tries to fit into society and another side that the public can see as a swell mother. First of all, Edna wanted to break her place in society as she was part of the “mother- woman” status. Chopin used round character to describe Edna’s dramatic change throughout the novel as she has the “ability to publicly flirt” and go with other men, even though she was originally
To begin with, Lady Macbeth and Macduff demonstrate various attributes of the topic Good vs. Evil. Lady Macbeth stood out as one who was ruthless, manipulative, wicked, and a woman of words. These traits portray her as an evil character because of her desire for power just like her husband Macbeth, which also leads to the bloody deeds she commits with him. (Act I, Scene V, Line 40-54) The next character is one who follows the good characteristics and that would be Macduff.
She wants to be queen above all else, which drives her to commit murder. Fred Alford’s theory is exemplified in Lady Macbeth, because it was her lust for power that led to her evil doings. While Lady Macbeth wishes to get rid of the world’s perspective of evil, she is driven to insanity by her guilty conscience. Thus, Lady Macbeth held a perspective of evil that was consistent with society’s