“How does this add to your understanding of women’s role within society at this time?” In this passage, Curley’s Wife is confiding in Lennie. A few lines into the extract, she asks Lennie “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”- Which could show that women at this time were told what to do, and whom they were allowed to talk to by their husbands. Women at this time were seen as having a lower status than men. Obviously Curley’s Wife does not love her husband, which is delicately shown when she tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, he’s not a nice fella.” It is noticeable that Curley’s Wife does not have a name throughout the novel. She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said.
In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
Although if I lived in the Elizabethan times then I would not know what my opinion would be, as to whether I would think it is normal or unfair. At the start of the play it is clear that Lord Capulet wants Juliet to marry someone who she truly loves and feels comfortable with, and his reaction when Paris asks for Juliet’s hand in marriage is abnormal to that of a normal Elizabethan father as he wanted Juliet to choose the right man. He also actually shows many signs that he really does care about Juliet. These are portrayed in the lines “But woo her,
Sally Nguyen English 12 Mrs. Heather Carreiro December 1st, 2014 Patriarchy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream In the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare illustrates the idea of patriarchy through characters like Theseus, Egeus and also in the fairy world through Oberon; this play shows what male domination is and what difference between genders in late of 16th century. The idea of patriarchy appears between relationships like marry couples, lovers or family, however there aren’t many choices available for women in general and specifically for women roles in this play. The play begins with the conversation between Hippolyta and Theseus about the wedding night. When Theseus pointed out, Hippolyta, I wooed thee with my sword And when thy love doing thee injuries. But I will wed thee in another key, With pomp, with triumph, and with reveling.
Don't you even know who my father is?” This quote makes it evident that the status of Elton’s father directly influences who he ‘should’ date. Cher’s evinces egotism, believing that she has the ability to challenge natural social behaviour. Cher’s manipulation of Tai’s appearance is shown through the mis-en-scene of expensive clothing and make-up, in an attempt to fascinate the opposite sex using physical adjustment. Cher’s repeated attempts to draw two unlikely people together (Tai and Elton), ends in the realisation that she does not possess the capability of defying human attraction. Heckerling depicts the changing social attitudes towards marriage in a contemporary
Alcee Arobin is a lady’s man who has many affairs with different women and intends to make Edna another one of his affairs. But Edna doesn’t let Alcee take control of the relationship; she writes him when she wants and decides when they should go out. Being in control is a reverse role for Edna, but she knows it is really who she is, and it is what she wants. Alcee plays along and lets Edna take control, and Edna discovers the satisfaction of using a man the way men usually use women. Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced.
Gilman provides the point of views of these women who know nothing of marriage to allow us to see our own society’s faults in the way we think things should be. By denying the men’s proposition of name change, the women point out the idiocy of the concept we accept to be the norm in our society. This problem of possession and power shows up in Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” as well. The husband in that piece has possession of his wife by controlling her every move. The men in “The Yellow Wallpaper” make the decisions and control their households.
The only reason why both families object to Romeo and Juliet being together is because of a family feud that has been going on for decades if not centuries (Basingstoke, pg 5). Pride and Prejudice gives us a peek into the strange dynamics of human relationships. This story presents people in love whose pride and prejudice tend to suppress their true emotions, and highlights the role of social norms in the romantic experiences of people in love. It characterizes the power of reason - that of pragmatism and idealism as standards for love and marriage (Lerner, 69). The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is not in the death of two young lovers, but the failure of society to overcome the social barriers that would have prevented the loss of so many innocent lives.
Steinbeck leads the reader to believe that Curley does not really care about his wife; if he did, he would not be flaunting their private life and he would consider her dignity. This instantly degrades Curley’s wife’s reputation. Candy goes on further to describe her character by telling George that ‘she got the eye…I seen her give Slim the eye’. ‘The eye’ is suggesting that she is looking at other men whilst being married which creates a negative impression of her character on the reader. Steinbeck raises