In Margaret Atwood's novel, The Handmaid's Tale, manipulation is exercised through the lessons of the aunts. Their use of propaganda tricks the minds of the handmaid's, showing what position the handmaid's hold and how great it is to be living in Gilead, a place where women are respected and protected; however, it is brainwashing them and turning them into true believers, when in reality Gilead is a prison towards the handmaid's where their only purpose is to reproduce. In Chapter Nineteen of The Handmaid's Tale, during the ride to Commander Warren’s house, Offred has a flashback to when she was in the Red Center. In one of Aunt Lydia's lessons, she discusses how some women believed there would be no future and that the world would explode therefore putting the excuse that breeding was useless, and
Therefore, Maria was an innocent victim of the French corruption that nicknamed her Madame Deficit despite she often gave examples of almsgiving. As Campan observed in her Memoirs of Maria Antoinette, when she married the dauphin, Maria Antoinette was a frightened adolescence who had to defend herself from the enemies of the court. And it was exactly “the mistreatment undergo everyday that made her decide to enjoy life, organize parties, look beautiful and avoid the senseless rule of the French etiquette.”12 Those logical wishes for a 19 year old were used by pamphlets as a way to damage even more the reputation of Maria Antoinette. In fact they exaggerated by assuring that “in one day Maria was able to spend more money than a thousand peasants living in Paris.”13 This was a pure calumny. Though it must be admitted that when Maria Antoinette became queen she refused to understand the privileges that came with the position, she was not the responsible for the poverty and the high inflation of France.
We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous (despite the patriarchal society of the 1930’s) but most of all she is an isolated character. Her hasty marriage to Curley proves to be failed attempt to escape her own spiral of disappointment of not fulfilling her ambition of becoming an actor. This ironically is a main theme in both texts. This essay will analyse and compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife through the structure, themes, what is said about them, their actions and what they themselves say.
The constant use of "I" puts us right in the narrator’s head and allows us to empathize with her. Ironic Indirection If we took the narrator’s words at face value, we would believe that her husband is kind and loving, that she really is physically ill, and that women really do get trapped in wallpaper. All of this is questionable at best and mostly dead wrong. This is part of the fun of first person narration – you’re never quite sure if the narrator’s perceptions actually reflect what’s going on. The narrator's tone also clues us into her character – her uncertainty and hesitation at the start of the story, and her determination towards the
She is as duped by her husband, Iago, as much as the rest of the cast and she tries to amend her wrongdoings in the end by telling the truth to Othello although she is too late to save her mistress, Desdemona. Bianca on the other hand is women who I believe is in on the whole plot to ruin Othello. In my readings I think that Iago uses this women for his
The reader has now observed what traits and behavior is being conveyed based on the conversations from Hester and Chillingworth of said chapter. We have now learned through Hawthorne, and the dialogue he set for Chapter IV, is that about Hester’s past, for the most part; is unknown. She is a strong-willed and haughty woman whose actions are done with passion (as seen when she was standing in the scaffold in the beginning of the story). However, she seems to get intimidated by Chillingworth during their conversation. Her sudden change of personality gives the reader an insight on how intimidating Chillingworth really is to Hester, and possibly others.
Is Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? We have been studying the text The Crucible by Author Miller and I am going to study in detail weather Abigail Williams is a victim, or truly the villain. Abby is the villain and some may put it down to some of the "reddish work" she has seen but is it? In Act One Abigail is willing to lie to everyone to save her own, Abby is certain "[they] danced" and nothing else, even though we know that is not all they did. Abby threatens the girls, forcing them to tell the story according to the way which incriminates her the least.
Women during this time were only allowed to go so far and do so much without being restrained it seemed like. She doubts herself in letters she sends to her female friends who sympathize with her problems in choosing her partner for marriage. As a result to her resent of her thoughts about female powerlessness, and her outspoken thoughts of marriage. Virtue also resulted in achievement of morality, which was identified with marriage. Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing.
If Maupassant’s story “The Necklace” had been poorly written, it could easily have shown Mathilde quickly as only vain and superficial. But all writers must make us feel for their central characters if their stories are to be successful. Analyze Mathilde, her husband and any other secondary characters in the story and develop an argument that explains how Maupassant forces us to care about what happens to Mathilde. Guy de Maupassant's short story "The Necklace" tells of a vain, narcissistic middle-class housewife who longed for the aristocratic lifestyle that she believed she deserved. In describing Mathilde's callous self-centeredness in preparing for the party to which she and her husband were invited, as well as her reaction to losing what she thought was an expensive necklace she borrowed, de Maupassant incorporates a tragic irony that makes this story a timeless classic.
This new event come to reduce Macbeth’s anxiety but increase his hesitation: his speech is full of opposition and wonderings « Cannot be ill, cannot be good [..] why do I yield to that suggestion ». Macbeth, after having known his future according to the prophecy, seems not sure about his feelings his ambition and cannot dissociate bad and good. He is self satisfied of his new position but he was also with the older position; so that uncertainty, created by the witches’ prophecy, makes him uncomfortable. Lady Macbeth, after having read his husband’s letter informing her about the witches’ prophecy and its partly reliability, saw her passion and lust come into play; she is sure about the prophecy effectiveness and seem ready for nothing in order to make those predications true. First she doubt of her husband’s ambition and rigorousness and she’s afraid of