In Euripides’ text The Medea, Medea can easily be painted as the villian. She is a woman who killed her own children in an attempt to spite her husband. But, by examining the text, we can see that she deserves some sympathy. She has little to no control over her own life and has to rely on the will of men. And as a foreigner in Corinth abandoned by her husband, she faces even more challenges than the native women of Corinth did.
Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans. This scene was heartbreaking for both Liesel and her father, as shown by the quote “Liesel stood up and also raised her arm. With absolute misery, she repeated it. ‘Heil Hitler.’ It was quite a sight - and eleven-year-old girl, trying not to cry on the church steps, saluting the Führer as the voices over Papa’s shoulder chopped and beat at the dark shape in the background” (Zusak 116, 117). Hans took it upon himself to explain to Liesel that she had to agree with and even glorify Hitler.
Scorning God’s gifts! Wringing her hands” (129), the Aunts, under the government’s decree, allow their religious tendencies and own personal beliefs to overshadow the women’s right to choose. Earlier in the novel, during a ritual called “Testifying”, the women are publicly humiliated by being compelled to share private and traumatic experiences. One handmaid, Janine, steps forward and shares her ordeal of being gang raped at 14 and then having an abortion, to which she is met by
Also, Rabidue is described as someone who constantly argues with co-workers, jeopardizes the company’s business relationships, and does not follow policy or instruction whenever they conflict with personal reasons. The defendant, on the other hand, is the supervisor of Osceola Refining Company who is described as an extremely vulgar and crude individual that makes offensive comments towards women including the plaintiff. The management team of Osceola Refining Company was aware of Henry’s vulgar temperament and a supervisor gave Henry some “fatherly advice” before the plaintiff filed sexual harassment charges. In addition to Henry’s constant vulgarity, other male employees displayed nude photography of women who worked for the company.
It wrinkles too quickly, and what are you going to look like after seven real kisses" (94)? Much like artificial silk, Doris 's once "comfortable" life status is quickly wrinkled by the troubles Doris has with the men in her life. Troubles that become even worse once she turns to prostitution as a way to support herself. Many conservatives would be lamenting for the morality of times past as they read this novel, for the ruination of an innocent, but von Trotta would instead see a very modern young woman who 's main fault in life is that she is too human in a time where women were not expected to be "human," but instead, fall neatly into stereotypical categories that came with a predetermined set of rewards and consequences. She would applaud Doris 's candor and her determination to make it through, no matter what life throws at her.
An example of Delia defending her emotional being and everything she earned is when she yelled, “that ole snaggle-toothed black woman you runnin’ with ain’t comin’ heah to pile up on mah sweat and blood” (cite). Warning her adultering husband she has a materialistic possession she is unwilling to part with and telling him to leave with the mention of divorce. Delia actively reacts to the abuse when Bertha wants to move into Delia’s house. This one want plunges Delia’s life to further hell as Sykes actively tries to remove her from the house. When he gets a negative response, he starts trying to scare her to death by getting a
On one hand, Carrie is oppressed by her mother who has strange religious views. Her mother views Carrie as a sin and prevents her to live a normal life. At school, Carrie is humiliated by her peers; they make fun of her because she is old fashioned. At the prom, they humiliate Carrie by showering her with pig's blood. On the other hand, Nor ELshrief whose masters in his work plan to rape his wife and send him to prison.
To start with, the movie "The Bridget Jones's Diary" presents a blond, young woman in her early thirties, wrestling with her overweight and the problem of smoking. She works at a book publishing company in London. That girl tends to commit lots of gaffes, like everybody, she is not perfect, because she is every woman with her own disadvantages. Therefore, she is very amazing and real and it is the reason why many women identify themselves with Bridget. Secondly, she seems to be very unfortunate, she neither has luck in love nor in job.
They begin with simple dreamlike states and move between sanity and lunacy. The patrons and waitress turn on each other and end up killing one another. Much of this chapter felt extreme upon first reading, but then, as I read it a second time, I felt Gaiman was teaching us how dangerous it is to live in a dreamlike state of denial. We see from the beginning of the chapter that Bette denies the reality of a son who never came home from college. We learn as Bette learns that not only did he not come home, but he is also a prostitute.
The ad displayed the words ‘No need for Gender Testing!’ and caused quite a stir in the public, because this was approximately the same time that Olympic athlete Caster Semenya was being scrutinized in the media, questioned about her gender. The advertisement was reported to the Advertising Standards Authority and Lolly Jackson, the owner, was extremely upset by this. “…a bunch of idiots doing a worthless job… Some religious freak complained, only a religious fool would complain about that. Maybe the woman who complained should lose a bit of weight and her husband will then stop looking at the Teazers billboard, maybe she is fat and ugly. I don't give a s**t about her moral issues.