Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not. A visit to the “flophouse” (a cheap hotel, or brothel) is enough of women for George, and he has no desire for a female companion or wife. Curley’s wife, the only woman to appear in Of Mice and Men, seems initially to support George’s view of marriage. Dissatisfied with her marriage to a brutish man and bored with life on the ranch, she is constantly looking for excitement or trouble. In one of her more revealing moments, she threatens to have the black stable-hand lynched if he complains about her to the boss.
Marie de France does this to criticize and combat the societal expectations and inherent inequalities in Norman England. The poem begins by Marie immediately introducing and defending herself as a writer. She declares that in her culture, People should praise anyone who wins admiring comments for herself but anywhere there is a man or a woman of great worth, people who envy their good fortune often say evil things about them. (5-10) This introduction reflects the negativity her society has against female writers. Where Marie de France comes from, many people disagree with women having power through literature.
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.
In the poem, it is the ‘pinnacle’ of the anger. It contrasts with the childlike language earlier on in the stanza, ‘snuffling pig’, which again highlights her anger, and suggests that the reason behind her anger is ‘childish’ or silly, but the anger is real. ‘Snuffling pig’ could be reflected in her husband- he is a ‘pi’ in personality, and he is supposedly ‘snuffling’ or looking for girls. This could be why she takes her anger out on an innocent creature Similarly, in Horse Whisperer, anger is shown in ‘foul hex’. Again, he is taking his anger out on an innocent animal, by making the horse unrideable, and therefore likely to be beaten or sold on.
In the poem “Medusa” gender conflict through control is also illustrated when she says: “a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy”. This depicts that she feels ownership over her husband and wants him to “be terrified” if he does not obey her commands. However, in “Les Grands Seigneurs” the narrator conveys that after she was “wedded, bedded … a toy, a plaything … wife” she is nostalgic for the first three stanzas to how men were towards her before she was married as she is now powerless. We can depict that there was less gender conflict before she was married. Moreover, in “Medusa” powerlessness is also portrayed when she rhetorically questions herself “Wasn’t I beautiful?
There were times where Bone recalls “afterward, Mama would cry and wash my face and tell me not to be so stubborn, not to make him so mad” (Allison 110) which places the blame completely on Bone. I think the biggest factor into engagement was Anney’s refusal to leave Glen even after she knew, Bone’s lack of identity, the pre-existing idea that the family was trash, and her constant desire to please her mother even telling her mother “I could never hate you” after she witnesses the abuse. As Bone gets older she finds even more reason to blame herself for the abuse. She even blames her looks saying that her ugliness explains why Daddy Glen is
Medea Discussion Question #2 I actually think that Medea is the victim compared to Jason being the villain, although not entirely. I think this evidenced during a conversation between the nurse and the tutor, “Nurse: Oh, what an enemy Jason’s proved to those he should have loved! Tutor: What human being is not?” (Lines 15-16). They are both shown to have had their feelings of love with near absolute abhor. I think Medea deserves pity in certain situations, such as in the beginning and the events leading up to the murders, when she is shown crying out in the beginning of the play, “The pain of misery!
Although her husband loves her, she could not appreciate his hard work and had an affair with Tom. Her search for something more lead to her death. The disillusion of the American Dream is shown by Myrtle's death. To characters such as Myrtle and Gatsby, the dream was to have a lifestyle like those in East Egg. However, the dream itself is dead because East Eggers like Tom and Daisy are spoiled so much by wealth, they have lost all
she demonstrates the absurdity of the men of the industrial era’s repeatedly and calls attention to the erroneous and backwards thinking of the times through comedic satire. A powerful example of such satire from Howe's speech is in her introduction. she sarcastically proclaims “woman suffrage is the reform against nature” and continues to point out the ladies present in the crowd and their physical, mental and “general debility”. she sarcastically demonstrates the “debilities” of women to a point which they couldn’t possibly mark a ballot or drop it in a box and continues to lay on the sarcasm as the possibility of a woman completing such a simple and menial task is impossible because “all nature is against it. the laws of man cry out against it.
It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart she never loved anyone except me” (137) Gatsby is telling of how Daisy Buchanan is no longer loyal to Tom and how she now wants him back because he has run into money. Through Daisy, F. Scott Fitzgerald use of this character to exposes the new class that only wants to party and spend money. Daisy herself is old money locked in to the life of fortune.“But what gave it an air of breathless intensity was that Daisy lived there-it was as casual a thing to her as his tent out at camp was to him. There was a ripe mystery about it, a hint of bedrooms upstairs more beautiful and cool than other bedrooms, of gay and radiant activities taking place through its corridors and of romances that were not musty and laid away already in lavender but fresh and breathing and redolent of this year’s shining motorcars and of dances who’s flowers were scarcely withered” (155-156). This is proof that Daisy is in it for the money and is now leaving Tom Buchanan for Jay Gatsby.