Conflicting perspectives arise when personalities clash, as evident in Ted Hughes' poems 'Your Paris' and 'The Minotaur', and in The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. These texts demonstrate the influence of egocentric bias on shaping perspectives, and how composers manipulate textual forms and features to shape our understanding of events and personalities. Hughes' publication of 'Birthday Letters' was a challenge against the dominant mythologies which had surrounded his and Plath's relationship ever since her suicide, and a medium through which he presented his own side of the story. Much of the criticism of the time came from feminists and American admirers of Plath, thus he sought to absolve himself of the blame which had been attributed to him for the breakdown and dissolution of their marriage. In 'Your Paris', it is immediately made apparent that Hughes and Plath had antagonistic outlooks even in the early days of their relationship.
1 Women’s lives after the two world wars changed, but there is some debate as to how much it changed. Their lives changed politically, with women gaining the vote, they changed in terms of employment, as they were now permitted to join certain professions and they also changed socially as a better way of living was set out for them. It is argued that women were given greater opportunities after the wars due to their exceptional participation on the home front. However, many historians believe that this change in women’s lives was simply due to the changing times and the progression in society. The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started.
She portrays strong feeling regarding the social class system of the time, the view towards women and marriage, and the complexities friendship and compassion held in the 19th century. Together, the events and feelings mould together Austen's satirical novel, and allows Austen to give her own opinions using her omniscient narrative throughout the book. Of course, in William Shakespeare's play 'The Merchant of Venice', we explore more of these strong feelings, however they are not at all similar- or so it seems. Shakespeare's use of unique dramatic methods expose hypocrisy in the Elizabethan Venice setting regarding the social intolerance between the Christians and the Jews. Not only this, but throughout the play, we can see obvious feelings of revenge and compassion, especially in Act 4 scene 1 where Shylocks loss of revenge evokes our compassion towards the emotionally broken man.
Without the changing role of women, things that we have in everyday life as American’s could possibly not exist. Women not only were more help to the family, but they were helping rebuild the nation. As a whole, women helped clean up the process of urbanization and immigration, helped literature grow, and helped change the ongoing problem of women’s suffrage. After the Civil War, many people from other countries started immigrating to America. As a result, urbanization quickly started going out of control due to lack of communication, too many people being forced into slums, and many other reasons.
Module A: Comparison of Texts Individuals challenge the values that permeate time, in a manner that is relevant to their society. This rebellion is evident in William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew and Gil Junger’s film 10 Things I Hate About You whereby Katherina and Kat initially disregard the social expectations for women of their context. The composers portray this comparably, using textual integrity so the women’s misunderstood, shrew-like behavior is suited to their culture and society. This in turn, provokes both characters to experience a transformation of self and their values. In The Taming of The Shrew, Katherina challenges the values and themes of courtship and marriage, dismissing the female etiquette when meeting her suitor.
The industrialization had a beneficial effect in the economic and social status of women, because the fact that they were earning money outside the home changed the relationship between husbands and wives. It was that marriage became a partnership; childcare or domestic work, for example, was being shared. It had also had a beneficial effect because women increased the power of decide for themselves. Industrialization created new jobs for women and children. WOMEN AND FAMILY It was said that women had experienced family life.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twtYoqJjB2v5b_wC87fSq87fpEdfmHaFGY3VBqJwPLQ/ediThe early 1900s are known as a time in history where there was a massive change in cultural views which had led to rash and progressive changes in women’s rights along with the creation of mass produced apparel and cosmetics. This period however pale in comparison to those radical changes of today's society and it is clear that twenty-first century concepts of women's rights , marriage legislation and various other topics which had once been considered taboo are much more accepted and widely discussed. Throughout the start of the 1900s, the United States had just come out of World War 1, where there had been conscription along with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. This had been one of the first
This period was marked by higher educational opportunities for women and a rise in the number of women in the workforce. Moreover, many began gaining access to advances in technology. This implies that they took part in the modernization process. The change had a great impact on participation in different sports. However, constraints of women’s fashion, physiology and social expectations inhibited their participation in sports.
Alcohol Abuse among Women Many people believe that women’s priorities consist of being able to keep a clean house, raise their children, maintain a good job, and remainconscience of their good looks.Consequently, this can be very stressful and overwhelming for women to be able to handle all of these responsibilities in their everyday lives. These aresome of the main reasons why alcohol abuses among women in America aretrending upward. Gradual use of alcohol among women has become evident throughout the past millennium. Today, women tend to have more responsibilities and higher stress levels than they did in the previous years.Slightly after 1945, the role of women began to change. More women entered the work force, but they were still expected to be good mothers and wives.
A detailed analysis of the dramatic contribution that Friar Lawrence makes to William Shakespeare’s tragic love story ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Ben Jonson once claimed that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “wanted art” (lacked skill) and this viewpoint can be instantly refuted by the manner in which Shakespeare handles the role of Friar Lawrence in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The conventional love play, featuring characters who are supposedly doomed from the start and whose “outcome is destined to be lose-lose” (Pam Marshall), can be viewed as a simple story with an outcome which will move the Elizabethan audience. However, Shakespeare can be seen to challenge the ideas of fate, belief through the character of Friar Lawrence and the themes of light and darkness. In this essay, I will look at the role of Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet – in particular, the eventual tragic deaths of the “star-crossed” lovers – and the manner in which Shakespeare uses Friar Lawrence as a means to challenge ideas of fate and light/darkness through his use of language, imagery and metaphor.