After Crooks asks her to leave, she threatens him, she says “listen nigger, you know what I can do to you if you open your trap?” she discriminates him and puts him down, so she feels in power. She does this as she always feels so much hatred against her as she is a woman and others look down at her, but when faced with Crooks she has the ability to demean him completely as she has the power to not only take his job, but maybe even his life. This makes
Tamela’s hostile aggressive tendencies are exhibited in her dress, her relation to people around her, and in some of her self-harm behavior. When she dressed provocatively to go out to sing she said that she loved to get attention. She even went as far to state that attention from men is “the only way you know you’re worth anything.” Due to her sexual abuse history and her terrible relationship with her father, Tamela did not trust or have many real relationships with men. She was angry with her parents and the person who abused her and she exhibited that anger by dressing in extremely comment-provoking clothing. Then, when people called her names or treated her like a prostitute, she would become extremely aggressive and yell and curse.
There are many negative associations that come with the stereotype of Hispanic women. Cofer explains that the media and advertisers have designated derogatory adjectives for women of Latin America, such as “hot tamale” (Cofer, 155) Cofer also had an example of women working in a factory and their bosses who are men spoke to the women in sexual innuendo because that is all the boss thinks they understand. Also the boss gave them a choice of complying with his requests or risk getting fired. These are
In Lepines’ letter, he sites how feminists had ruined his life and they were the reason he committed this crime. Feminist theory on crime explains this thought clearly. Lepines’ ideas about the roles of women were formed by a patriarchal society leading him to believe in some that women were not equal to men and should not be given all the opportunities of men (Knuttila, 305). These women wanted to be educated and become engineers; Lepine could not cope with this fact and blamed women, namely feminist for his short comings in life. Did Lepine come up with these ideas himself or was he a product of a society that dictated classical roles and oppression of women?
She calls the women “foul contending rebel[s]” and “graceless traitors” to their husbands. The fact that Katherine insulted the wives is another way she shows her dominance among the women and the unkind, look downed upon, nature that is put upon the wives. Ironically, Katherine also states that a women who do not obey her husbands are “muddy,” “ill-seeming,” and “bereft of beauty” implying that these wives are these characteristics because of their disobedience to their husbands. Using these words, Katherine patronizes and reprimands these wives publicly almost as if she was teaching them a lesson on how to be true wives. The condescending tone that Kate uses on these wives is a basically a scolding for their disobedience and also a lesson on why wives should submit to their husbands so humbly.
Ironically, it was this passion of painting that led to her passion (suffering) surrounding her rape. A man named Agostino, who worked with her father, raped her. He was supposed to be teaching her technique and brush strokes but instead, he selfishly took advantage of an eighteen-year-old girl who would never be the same. Agostino was sent to trial but really it was Artemisia who was being punished and interrogated. She endured immense humiliation in the courtroom while her father just stood by and witnessed everything.
One of the most important lines in the play, “Well, women are used to worrying over trifles” (Trifles 1339) is a representation of the message which Glaspell intended to portray. That line contains the first comment which the audience sees as negative toward women. This type of degradation toward women is displayed throughout the entire play. The aforementioned line also contains irony because what the men see as “trifles”, the women use to solve the murder of Mr. Wright. Glaspell creates more irony by using the men’s degrading remarks towards the women; for example, the county attorney makes the comment that “a sheriff’s wife is married to the law” (1344).
In these lines, Blake speaks about the unfaithfulness of men, who at the time often contracted syphilis from prostitutes and spread the disease to their wives. Children born to mothers with syphilis often went blind due to the unknown effects of this disease. The suffering of an innocent child strikes close to the heart, and truly shows corruption in marriage. Mehta also uses children in her film to send a strong message about the corruption of marriage. By using Chuyia as a main character, Mehta strikes the heart of viewers when this young girl is stripped of her childhood.
By the end, they had each faced individual hardships and morphed into completely different people. Due to Estella being raised by Miss Havisham to torment the hearts of men, she was deliberately cruel to Pip. Estella belittled him, making Pip feel like a disgraceful “common labouring boy” not worthy of her presence. Pip commented on his first meeting of Estella, saying “she was as scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen,” expressing that she was quite vicious and pitiless towards him. This practice resulted in Pip’s deepest love towards her.
The Aunts teach the Handmaids at the Red Centre about how women are now protected and respected. In reality, Gilead is turning women against women. The girls at the Red Centre are supposed to testify about their past lives, and when Janine confessed she was raped, the other Handmaids didn’t sympathise with her at all but were forced to condemn her that the rape was Janine’s fault because she led them on. And Offred admitted that “We meant it, which was the bad thing”. The condemnation might have started out because they were forced to but eventually the Handmaids enjoy comdemning each other.