The play is set in a violent, male dominated era where men were expected to be strong, brave and able to take control while women were kind, nurturing and feminine. However these roles are subverted in particular to Lady Macbeth, as she is manipulative, strong and persuasive while Macbeth is portrayed as weak and easily manipulated by his wife. Porphyria’s Lover and Laboratory are both poems, which deal with the crimes of passion. One of Browning’s earliest dramatic monologues in Porphyria’s Lover centers on the delusions of an obsessive and emotionally
Analyzing The Odyssey 1-5-05 The Odyssey, by Homer, has many different themes. This paper will be covering three concepts in particular. The first curiosity in the epic poem is the fact that Odysseus, the main character, is seen as both faithful and unfaithful to his wife. Also, the control of events in the lives of the mortals by the gods brings to light the concept of limited free will. And last, the language of different scenarios, i.e.
A feminist point of view would find these women to be flawed, for they cannot survive without the assistance of a man. The book tells the story of a “manly life” in first person dialogue. Considering every female Odysseus encounters “falls in love” with, we can equate that he makes his own problems based off of his ego. In a way, the Odyssey is not just the tale of the wanderings of Odysseus. The poet has made it into a type of descriptive catalog of women, in which he examines women of all kinds and from all backgrounds through objectification.
‘Maybe you better go along to your own house now. We don’t want no trouble’ this shows that the workers were cautious of being caught with Curley’s wife and sent her on her way to avoid conflict. Curley treasures his wife and if she were caught in any trouble, even if it was her fault, she’d be seen as innocent. Finally, Steinbeck also presents women as attractive and confident. The quotes ‘If he ain’t, I better look someplace else, she said playfully’ and ‘Hi, Good-lookin’.’ These show all the workers think Curley’s wife is attractive and she knows this, so she’s being confident with them.
Founding Mothers gave me information relating directly to my project. It was useful, very helpful, and my main resource. Westward Movement Secondary Sources: Lunardini, Christine.What Every American Should Know About Women's History.Holbrook, Massachusetts. Christine Lunardin Inc. 1994 This book showed me all the important events that happened in women history. It helped because it gave me the impression that women 's history was more than just a fight to vote.
(www.Cliffnotes.com) Although Fitzgerald makes her despite being beautiful and charming, Daisy’s very selfish, shallow and a mean person. Moreover, Daisy truthfully married tom for his money and didn’t care what he did, unless and so long as he could continue to buy her anything she wanted. Daisy also would hope that her child was a girl, so that she’d be like her and survived the way she did “And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”. (Pg. 17 Scott Fitzgerald ;) Daisy was implying that the best way a female was to survive in this world was to be attractive and not do anything with her life, and sit back and let money buy her happiness.
192) Antigone- “Perhaps. But I am doing only what I must.” (Prologue, Pg. 193) Ismene cares for her sister very much. When the sentry brings Antigone with him to be questioned by Creon, Antigone does not deny anything, and Creon is furious with her, and calls up Ismene, thinking that she had helped Antigone. Unlike Antigone, Ismene is afraid of dying.
Morgan le Fay, Lady Bertilak, and the Virgin Mary, help develop the overall themes of the work by forcing the Gawain to question his ideals. Morgan le Fay and Lady Bertilak, the magical old woman and the beauty, are characterized as the male hero’s opponents. They manipulate but rely on his final choice, and are protected by their social status in Bertilak’s court. Both Morgan and Lady Bertilak are condemned in Gawain’s angry speech for stepping outside what he expected and for challenging his conflicting ideals. Gawain’s lady love, Mary, on the other hand, is the constant guide and source of comfort to which he may always turn.
At her death she is presented in an innocent way which is in great contrast to the way she has been presented in much of the novella ‘She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young.’ This suggests that she was never evil and that she was attractive but in a nice way. Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to present the theme of the American Dream. ‘Coulda been in the movies, an had nice clothes- all them nice clothes like they wear. An’ I coulda sat in them big hotels, an’ had pitchers took of me.’ Sadly a guy had let her down and it never happened. She is desperate to feel noticed and special and this shows how lonely she is and isolated.
In her short story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, Joyce Carol Oates emphasizes the theme that appearances are not everything through the development and fate of her characters Connie and Arnold Friend. Connie prides herself on her beauty; “she [knows] she [is] pretty and that [is] everything” (427). She believes that her plain, simple family is inferior to her; she views her sister Jane as “plain and chunky and steady” (427) and she does not pay any attention to her mother, who is “simple and kindly enough to believe” (429) anything Connie tells her, be it the truth or a lie— “everything about [Connie has] two sides to it, one for home and one for anywhere that [is] not home” (428). When she is away from home, Connie projects a mature, lascivious persona that is trapped inside her, waiting to be set free, but the only place Connie can satisfy her desires is when she goes to the shopping plaza with her best friend. At home, Connie’s mind is “filled with trashy daydream” (428), always “thinking, [and] dreaming, about the boys she met” (429).