Artemisia painted this after the seven month trail of Tassi for raping her. It was a painful public humiliation for her and Tassi got away without getting any penalty. She expressed her repressed rage through this painting by drawing herself as Judith and Tassi as Holoferne. Although during that period women were considered inferior to men but Artemisia showed the women dominance. I think this painting depicts the tough side of women and how strong they can be when required.
She is a feminist, though she is quick to avoid the label, as all of the women who are feminists in the novel are simplistic extremists (Doane 2). After Jenny publishes her book A Sexual Suspect, a biography about her life as a single mother and a so-called sexual deviant, she begins to attract a group of militant feminists, called the Ellen Jamesians. These women have cut out their tongues to show support for a young girl that was raped, and they hate Garp, for representing male lust. One can tell, through Jenny’s violent death, that Irving believes that mothering should be more about raising children, not imparting sexual norms. Jenny is a less- than adequate mother to Garp when it comes to
The Real Reason Andrea Yates Killed her Children Shirley A. Elmendorf Abstract The real reason Andrea Yates killed her children was due to her thought disorder and the reinforcing command hallucinations. These two reasons are thematically consistent with her belief that she was a poor mother and her children were not turning out right. One might also argue that Satan could be a projection of her own partly self-perceived evil. Psychoanalytic theory has long emphasized “paranoid projection” as a defense against inner rage that is too painful and frightening to acknowledge. It was clear that Andrea Yates was experiencing some sort of depression, which caused her to become psychotic and think that she was doing a good thing by killing her children.
I wasn’t really bored at all, through the book. I really liked the character, setting, storyline, and diction. There were few things I didn’t like. I didn’t like the length and the beginning. I think that Knowles’ should have made it longer.
1. The fact that Vanessa was raised by a single mother, who was an active prostitute living with a drug addict for a boyfriend, played a major part in the person she grew up to be. It also did not help that her mother’s boyfriend, Larry, treated her horribly. Larry enjoyed spending his time getting high on crack and sexually assaulting Vanessa, which was yet another terrible way for a young girl to grow up. An additional, high influential, factor that put her in many of the situations throughout the movie was her
As Francie watches the women through stones at Joanna and her baby, she realizes that the women are hypocrites and decides that she hates them because “they stuck together for only one thing: to trample on some other woman...whether it was by throwing stones or by mean gossip.” One of the most crucial events in Francie’s loss of innocence was her experience with the sex offender. This is the first time she has had any experience with sex of any kind and it is a very emotionally scarring event for her to have to deal with. The final event that shows a loss of innocence in this section of the story is the death of Johnny. Francie has to watch as her father’s health declines. His death causes her belief in God to diminish and she begins to see the world in a different
Peer reviews were difficult for me, because I do not think of myself as a very critical person, but the course overall was very helpful. The first, and my personal favorite would be the explanatory essay. I enjoy reading, and I liked the fact that I could reflect on the book as a whole, giving my thoughts on the events as they were unfolding. The more I wrote, the more defined my opinions became, and the more confident my writing grew. Where I stated, “I believe this novel was Bronte’s life work, masterpiece, and what she felt about this world in general,” is a prime example of my explanation of the novel.
Mike McCracken American Literature Who is to blame? In The Crucible, the character Abigail Williams is to blame for the 1692 witch trials. Abigail is a mean and vengeful person who always wants her way, no matter who she hurts. Throughout the play her accusations and lies cause many people pain and suffering, but she seemed to never care for any of them except John Proctor, whom she had an affair with seven months prior to the beginning of the play. John Proctor and his wife Elizabeth had employed Abigail, until Elizabeth found out the affair and threw Abigail out.
I found myself infuriated and judging this woman I had never met, blaming her for her actions. In my opinion she was using the insanity plea to save her own skin. After doing some extensive research I found myself touched, even moved and full of compassion for a woman that was lead down such a self destructive path by an overbearing, controlling, rigid conservative religious nut named Randy Yates. Most mothers who kill their children are younger and generally start out as teen-age moms. Andrea Yates doesn’t fit the profile of a mother who would kill her children.