Blanche is likely disliked for being prejudiced, and Stanley garners some favour for being the classic hard-working American. The nuances of speech cement class context, illustrate the differences of social status and education. The very marked differences between Stanley and Blanche are stressed by Stanley's ‘ straight, simple and honest’ non-grammatical, coarse, often slangy speech as against Blanche's high-flown rhetoric often comes across false, ensuring one doesn’t forget of her education. Blanche speaks with an undeniable lyrical quality, although often melodramatic, emphasis largely on her own emotions. Blanche is aware of her aging and fears her fading looks.
In a male society ,male literature has been created. Positive attributes or traits were given to men and less positive to women.According to D.Jill Savitt, “While male character have been given free reign to be what they like,even to fail if they choose, women characters have been written to play and replay the same the same themes limited as they are (par.,1) Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities, deconstruct many false assumptions about women in a patriarchal culturese or society. A
Pencey’s ad says that they have been “Molding boys into splendid, clear-thinking young men” (2). But Holden’s response to this boast is that, “They don’t do any damn more molding at Pencey than they do at any other school” (2). As the readers can see quite clearly, Holden is very cynical about people already. The school is actually probably full of nice people and well-rounded individuals, but Holden just makes them out to be phonies because that’s what Holden is himself. Holden’s cynicism is actually well-founded at times.
However both authors also use methods to counter act this view such as the use of imperative verbs in regards to the women giving orders. Women are portrayed as having a lack of knowledge in both novels. In ‘Pride and Prejudice’ this is often shown through the character of Mrs Bennet, who struggles to understand her husband. Mrs Bennet’s character is described through Jane Austen’s authorial intervention, who describes her mind as ‘less difficult develop’ and explicates how even ‘three-and twenty years had been insufficient to make [Mrs Bennet] understand’ her husband’s character. Here, Austen as the omniscient narrator is directly manipulating the reader to perceive that a man’s judgment and intelligence is greater than that of a woman’s and also sets the readers up to distrust the character judgement of Mrs Bennet throughout the novel.
William Shakespeare has been accused of many things, ranging from plagiarism to homosexuality, and is sometimes found at the epicenter of wild conspiracy theories. But of all the allegations surrounding the infamous playwright, seldom is he called a feminist. While Shakespeare’s plays feature some of the most powerful female figures in all literary history, his offering of more waif-like characters and tendency toward chauvinism in his personal life overshadow any bold statements he made in the name of feminist progress when, in fact, his ideas helped formulate some of the most prevalent themes of a movement that did not occur until centuries later. Messages of prevailing womanhood are laced into many of Shakespeare’s most widely read works, most often in the forms of female characters who demonstrate incredible intellect, rare courage, unwavering piety, or a deep sense of justice, and the strong Shakespearean women far outnumber the weak or dimwitted girls most stereotypically attributed to his catalog. William Shakespeare, although often accused of chauvinism, broke the norms and expectations of an otherwise sexist era and developed some of the strongest female characters in theatre’s history, thus establishing matriarchs that would later provide examples for the ideals of the feminist movement.
He was not in there for too long because Mr.Radley had to bring him back home so he would not die from the mold growth. When Boo left that basement, he would never see society again. While Boo was chained up in his own house, rumors passed were around town about him. People became terrified of Boo because of stories and lies told about him. He was only a victim of the insanity his parents put him through from being isolated from society.
In the novel The Catcher in the Rye published in 1951 by J.D Salinger and Six Degrees of Separation a film directed in 1993 by Fred Schepisi, we are able to examine the journey of the protagonists through the similarities within the thematic concerns involved in the process of maturation. Also alienation and familial relationships within a conservative society can be seen as an inevitable fact within both texts. The uniqueness of each text is enhanced by the differing contexts, whilst their examination of similar prosperous and conservative societies forces us to see the connection between the texts. The different forms of media allow us to explore on how both the literary and visual techniques of each text are used to present the different contexts in regards to the meaning of each text. Through the comparative study of the two texts we are provided with an insight to the journey undertaken by the two protagonists in their attempt to find their meaning of life.
John is also just as isolated in the new state. ‘ At Malpais he had suffered because they had shut him out from communal activities of the pueblo, in civilised London he was suffering because he could never escape from the communal activities, never be quietly alone.’ This reveals that still in two completely different societies he fits in to neither, for two different reasons. Also on the final page after his death it says, ‘ Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few
However, in doing this she has lost all emotion, and is alienated from other people by her inability to relate to other people. Havisham, who had been showed up on her wedding day, desires to destroy all mankind, but locks herself in a room for twenty years and does not talk to anyone save Estella. In all three examples, the characters are alienated by their desires and their goals. Pip, a sadly ignorant child, was brought up “by hand” by his sister Mrs. Gargery. He illustrates his harsh childhood by saying that “Having at that time to find out for myself what the expression meant, and knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand, and to be much in the habit of laying it upon her husband as well as upon me, I supposed that Joe Gargery and I were both brought up by hand.” (5) Even as a child, because of this harsh upbringing and his somewhat secluded home, he is not able to grow up with the other children and thus, is different from them.
Life Without Love or Independence? In Jane Eyre and Hard Times, women are portrayed in a negative light throughout their respected novels; females are represented as being second class citizens to their male counterparts, and are unable to have a thought of their own. The traditional views of Victorian era gender roles are both enforced through the outside portrayal of the women that do not fit the mold of the ideal Victorian women yet is also subverted by the feelings the women feel when they left their bonds, or the consequences of living in the suffering of the gender misogamy they endure over their lifestyle. By expressing the men through traditional Victorian masculine characteristics such as being powerful and dominant to their meek and loyal female counterparts, the novels establish early on the barrier that the protagonists struggle with merely being female. In the novels, women are treated like second class citizens when compared to men and are expected to be content with this Victorian idea of patriarchal domination.