Despite being written during patriarchal Jacobean society, the protagonist is a female, which is was highly unusual in those days. Of course this protagonist is Lady Macbeth. Throughout the play, through Lady Macbeth's actions we are forced to believe that she is evil. In contrast, the novel John Steinbeck tells a story of dreams, hopes and loneliness. We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife.
Throughout the beginning of the novel, Jane Eyre is continually portrayed by Bronte as a defiant young girl, whose strong feelings often forsake the reason and rational thinking that her unusual maturity suggests she is capable of. When provoked, she easily gives in to impulsive behaviour and harsh language. It is this portrayal of Jane by Bronte that makes her such a vivid and arresting character in the eyes of the reader. Bronte repeatedly describes Jane and her emotions using reference to slavery, revolution and battle. This not only reflects the hardships she has endured and her struggles so overcome these, but it also makes reference to Jane’s strong spirit and suggests how it has been imprisoned and repressed by her cruel treatment, and incites sympathy.
There was one particular quote in the novel that seemed out of place in my opinion. The quote depicts women in a very negative way. The beginning of the quote is as followed: “Experience will teach you the real characters of the beings who chiefly compose your species” (86). The statement was made by a male character from the novel. Then the quote continues and states: “You will find them, [women] a set of harpies, absurd, treacherous, and deceitful—regardless of strong obligations, and mindful of slight injuries…” (86).
After reading the novel it can be said that true love is real and Hurston definitely presented the idea that true love is difficult to attain. Janie’s first marriage to Logan Killicks was mostly determined by her grandmother’s vision of wealth and security for her granddaughter. This marriage forced Janie to grow up very quickly and discover what she desires with another man. At a young age Janie’s grandmother had Janie married off to Logan Killicks. After a couple months of marriage, Janie goes to visit her grandmother and her grandmother questions why she is there.
We learn that Louise Mallard is a strong and intellectual woman although legally bound to her husband. Upon the news of his death, though feeling some grief, she rejoiced that she would at last have a future filled with freedom. The story concludes with her husband being very much alive and Louise dying of a heart attack at the news of this (Chopin, 1984). Having given over completely to the thought of her female independence then realizing it wasn’t going to happen was enough to kill her. Wollstonecraft, a European author, also wrote about the oppression of women.
Euripides' use of extended descriptive sentences in the prologue allows him to portray two sides to Medea, a fragile woman and a strong-willed one. During the time in which she was still married to Jason, Euripides draws on the powerlessness of women in a marriage, evident when the Nurse says that 'to Jason [Medea] is all obedience - and... that's the saving thing, when a wife obediently accepts her husband's will.' To further emphasize on the male dominated society of Corinth, Medea, in the presence of King Creon, was immediately ordered to 'remove [herself]'. Despite being exiled due to fear, Medea adheres to the parental role in Creon, saying that '[he is] a father too', manipulating him into giving her one day to plot her revenge. This shows that
They clearly have an extremely passionate relationship and Shakespeare portrays that Lady Macbeth is willing to do whatever it takes to assist her husband. You could argue that the idea of potential power, or moving up the social hierarchy, goes to Lady Macbeth’s head and that her motivation for helping Macbeth is rather selfish-she alone wants the power. It could also be argued that the ‘fatal’, ‘gall’, ‘murdering’, ‘mischief’, ‘night’, and ‘Hell’ also support the previous point. The audience never actually meet the ‘real’ Lady Macbeth without the influence of the witches. As there is such a huge supernatural element to this scene and it is so carefully attached to Lady Macbeth in this scene, it makes me question how the Elizabethan audience would have reacted to her character.
But in their writings we also see them as very faithful and loving wives towards their husbands. Though Anne wrote a poem about her husband, "To my Dear and Loving Husband", we also see a small side of Mary's love for her husband. In Anne's poem, though she may seem more detached and forced, the meaning behind it all still reflects her love for her husband. An example of this is the line stating, "I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold". (To My Dear and Loving Husband.)
Narji’s perception changes from that time about her father. Then, the second short story is Her by Titis Basino. The story tells about a woman that has a husband that her husband will marry with another woman. There are many similarities and differentiation from the short story. And I will explain similarities and differentiation about The Picture by Nawal Al Sadawi and Her by Titis Basino.
31:20). Mrs. Dudley was worthy of being called humble, because she ministered daily to the poor, by feeding them and making clothes for them. Not only do we see humility in the characteristics of Anne Bradstreet’s mother, we also find moral strength. Mrs. Dudley is a faithful, loving wife and mother who tends to her family’s every need while staying true to her faith (Bradstreet 1-3). The writer of Proverbs states this by saying: The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain.