The DeRosier’s were also the ones who shattered her dreams of a perfect family by saying “We take you in because your parents don’t want you"(35). The DeRosier’s left April with a shame of her background and an even deeper shame for her parents. Even though the DeRosier’s did so much bad for April and her identity, they still did some good for her. They made such an horrible environment but April stayed strong and grew as a person. She even said “I could let the DeRosier’s suck out my dignity for now and I could pretend they had me where they wanted me.
Despite these differences, both stories surrounding these two women are realistic and of real women who are conflicted in their role as women in a man’s world and this ultimately led them to take control of their life even if it meant killing themselves. Hedda is someone who does not have a regard for people that are close to her unlike Chandara who cared for her husband tremendously. It is clear that both of these women are different emotionally and intellectually. From the beginning of Hedda Gabler, the protagonist, Hedda Gabler has always been aloof and condescending; it is shown in page 1470 where she commented that they could not keep Bertha the maid because she accused Bertha of leaving her old hat in the living room when in fact it was Miss Tesman’s hat. She is not afraid to manipulate her friends and family and does not seem to have a regard for people close to her.
Leola caused Dunstan to experience jealousy and pity. Diana is also controlling and manipulative, like Dunstan’s mother, which is why he leaves her. Through Diana, the reader sees how much Dunstan’s mother has affected his life with women. Liesl made Dunstan realize that he felt no emotion, and she caused him to feel it again. She brought him out of the isolation his mother put him in.
However their union seems less like a marriage and more like the relationship one would see between parent and child. Like a parent, John is very controlling and patronizing in contrast with our main character, who is submissive and compliant like a child. Furthermore, John, although he is caring and loving, really doesn’t take his wife seriously. In this time period PPD was not discovered. So we see our main character and we feel her pain, we know she is suffering because she can feel within herself that something is not right.
She claims she has stood for worst and she had no right to speak then and has no right to speak now. Mary declares she is even afraid to be writing down what occurred. This is a crucial thing for Mary to admit. Mary’s writing is very precious to her; It is where she writes what she pleases and where she finds her voice. Yet the horrid act of violence leaves her fearful about recording the event.
Regardless of the sacrifices she made for him, she ended up being banished by the King of Creon and then deserted by Jason, only to be left with Jason’s two sons to raise all on her own. In addition to this, she gives much of her time and energy to make Jason happy, along with raising their children, only to him leave her for a younger and more beautiful princess. The jealousy and rage that is exhibited by Medea may be a reflection of how she sees her position in society, in which men are in control and she is forced to and be submissive. In seeking revenge on Jason, she is fighting back against her oppression and lack of power in owning her choices and future. Medea feels in order to be at peace, she must destroy Jason regardless of the
In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition. Yet she is afraid her feminine qualities will prevent her from achieving the murder of King Duncan. Which would gradually lead to her mental breakdown. Regicide was considered a mortal sin in Jacobean times, one God couldn't forgive. Whereas Browning’s protagonist in The Laboratory sustains her feminine qualities this is reflected in the line “The colours too grim” in which she is referring to her dislike of the colour of poison and that it needs to be 'brightened' up in order to convince her victim to drink it.
Even with the evolutionary changes within our society, women in the Middle East are still being discriminated against. Islamic views in the Middle East are the fundamental cause of the repression of women there, and remain the major obstacle to the evolution of their position. Women in this region of the world have no marital rights, are unjustly punished in comparison to men, and have a very strict dress code. In the Middle East women are denied the same martial rights as men. They are prohibited from getting a divorce, while men are free to divorce and remarry as they wish.
Both women are contrasting representations of Hedda. From the opening of the play her [Hedda’s] relationship with Aunt Julie is a strained one. Hedda views Aunt Julie as a symbol of what she herself loathes and could at the same time could quite easily become. Aunt Julie epitomises the idea of the domestic, dutiful woman with no true purpose of her own. She instead finds her purpose through the lives of the male characters and the arguably mediocre success that Tessman has had.
This poem expresses the pain and sorrow of a battle that someone is fighting against themselves. Someone who is tore between her aging self and her youth. The woman knows that she is no longer a child but she’s having a hard time letting that part of her go because she feels that her youth is the only good thing about her. “Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon,” indicates that the woman turns to those who only throw lies at her, the lies that she wants to hear. Candles and the moon don’t swallow the image of what stands before them yet they reflect off a brightness, a lying goodness.