How Does Carol Ann Duffy Present Women in Mrs Aesop and Litany? In both Mrs Aesop and Litany Duffy presents women at quite different angles. In Mrs Aesop Duffy makes reference to women as blunt and constantly criticising, a trait that is very unusual for a feminist. Because of her jealousy she makes fun of his masculinity and insults him the sex was diabolical. Showing a stronger side to Mrs Aesop, but also a rather childish one.
There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women. This conduct aids as the backdrop of the play: a male-dominated society which does not respect the rights of women and will never consider their needs as valid. This is what leads the men to take value away from the women's thoughts and opinions. The conflict between justice and law can be seen when the woman start to consider the actions of Mrs. Wright as appropriate. Exposition: -Characterization George Henderson: Mr. Henderson is the county attorney who has been called to
The word cripple has a tendency to make most people uncomfortable. Mairs however has grown accustomed to it and accepted it. She refuses to let it define her. Mairs is strong, assertive and declarative. Her assertion is noted when she says “I want them to see me as a tough customer”.
Chekhov’s protagonist, Gurov is a man who is rough, arrogant and manipulative. He refers women as ‘inferior race’ (Chekhov 205). He does not have feelings for his wife and describes her as “a tall, erect woman with dark eyebrows, stately and dignified and, as she said of herself, intellectual” (Chekhov 205). She rather seems indifferent towards Gurov. The reader gets an impression that she is aware of his infidelities and does not seem to care.
In the playwright ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, the protagonist, Beatrice, can be interpreted in many different ways. Her attitude and character is portrayed by how she expresses herself and the way in which others view and react to her – something that can be construed differently by different people. This essay will review the ways in which Beatrice is interpreted within the performed versions studied, commenting on the way she acts and how others perceive her. Beatrice’s character is depicted as the opposite of a typical Elizabethan female. Whilst being feisty and brash, she does not define herself by men and is against the idea of love – something very rare during the era when the play was set.
Also Stanley and Blanches conflict is very noticeable to the readers, the conflict between them is a big part of the play. There is noticeable sexual tension between them, an example of this is when Stella is in the bathroom, and Stanley takes of his shirt in order to be comfortable, where Blanche seems to be ok with this, but it comes across to the audience later on in the play, that she was uncomfortable being there. Blanche comes across as a ‘man-eater’ because an important characteristic, that’s Blanche seems to not be able to talk to men in a non-sexual way, even men that it is inappropriate to talk to like that, such as Stanley her brother in law. This is a contradiction to where she comes from, because she has been brought up around the old south standards, which is not to have sex until married, and Blanche shows little refection to this. When Stanley finds out the real Blanche he exposes her to
She also states that this leads women to think that men are not listening. She further expands on this issue by explaining that men don’t like to listen because of their insecurities. Contradictory to her theories, I have also found through my experiences that women sometimes don’t effectively interpret the language being used. There are too many variable that determine the meaning of communication and every situation is different. In her essay, Tannen explains the impression that men don’t listen during a conversation is usually wrong.
The Friar tries to dissuade Giovanni from commencing the relationship despite there being little effect from his words. Annabella is harshly reprimanded by the Friar, so much so that she sees sense to confess to her sins. Despite her confession however, she is still punished grotesquely towards the end of the play. Giovanni does not confess; instead he sees his actions as necessary to deal with the problem that he is the main cause of. The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred.
Even if they try to blend in, they are judged for looking like they are trying to blend in. A woman who simply doesn’t want to be picked apart is judged as lazy, or as having a lack of concern with her appearance. Every woman has to make decisions about hair, clothing, makeup, and accessories, and each decision holds a meaning (Tannen 155). There is no woman that can go without being noticed. This is not the case for men, as they have many fewer options for style.