The main contemporary ideologies presented using different techniques are those of Thatcher, in ‘Top Girls’ and ‘Trainspotting’, set in 1980s. Margaret Thatcher portrayed individual endeavour for success as most important rather than society working together especially for women whom she aimed to ‘liberate’ with her ideals. Thatcher made a political stand using a subtle allusion to Ronald Reagan’s ‘American Dream,’ so that the people would subscribe to her and her ideals. Both writers, Welsh and Churchill, criticise these contemporary ideologies presenting the absurdity but in some cases conforming to them by addressing impact on gender and class. Marlene calls Thatcher; ‘Maggie’ – colloquial use of her name suggesting closeness, perhaps a metaphor for the incorporation of the prime minister’s ideology into society and presenting its strong impact on ordinary life, especially Marlene’s.
A Woman’s Portrayal in “To the Troops at Tilbury”, Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, and The Tragedy of Mariam As the Renaissance began, we find that, much like the ancient days, women gain and then lose rights as the historical and political faces of Europe change. Even during Queen Elizabeth’s rule, as the de facto King of England, she was forced to uphold the standards given to a woman during the time. However, as we see in her speech “To the Troops at Tilbury” Queen Elizabeth also blurred the lines of masculinity and femininity as she to the role of a true king and all the masculine responsibility and strength that came with the title. As a male writer Shakespeare was able to quietly ask for change in society’s view of women in his satirical sonnet 130. Throughout the entire sonnet he mocks the ideas of women’s perfection in the Renaissance, and shows that no woman is perfect.
This main topic can be seen from the title Hills Like White Elephants, where hills refer to the shape of the belly of a pregnant woman, and white elephant is the fetus they are going to get rid of. The story begins at the train station in a bar where they have a conversation about the shape of the hills. The story happens in Spain, and we see the characters are going to take an express train that comes from Barcelona and goes to Madrid, but we don’t know exactly where they are or the time era, in which it takes place, we don’t know if they really take the train. The train symbolizes change, movement but in was they are scared of it as movement is not always forward but it can also be backwards in this case in their relationship. It is the “train of life” (David Gagne, 2001).
— Moderns and their Mothers’ Reach — Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams) By Patrick McEvoy-Halston May 2006 In Terrible Honesty, Ann Douglas argues that moderns felt they needed to find a way to free themselves from the influence, from the control, of their Victorian predecessors, and discusses how their cultural products were means to this end. Free, they created one of the richest cultural periods of all time. But she also argues that moderns well knew that a price would have to be paid for all this self-fulfillment and self-growth. She writes that they knew that at some point the Maternal, the “object” they repressed and beat back, would stage a return and make them pay for their insolence. Some theorists—especially those influenced by object-relations thought—argue, however, that the nature of how most of us experience our own self-growth and freedom ensures that moderns would themselves stage the return to a matriarchal environment—that is, that she wouldn’t need to return, for they would feel compelled to come pay her a visit.
Terms: In my critical evaluation essay there will be many areas in which I will discuss ethos, pathos, and logos because of their relevance in the feminist organization and there effects on how people think. Ethos is something that some believe are standard form of ethics however; what one person my view as good ethics another could see and bad ethics. The whole way that the feminist movement began was with the organization using pathos to get housewife’s to feel unappreciated and to want to join their cause. Logos is how studies and research shows the long term effects that the feminist movement has had on our society. In the article “Now We Can Begin” the author uses pathos to get housewives and other women feel as unappreciated and insignificant as a housewife when she stated (Eastman, 2012) “What, then, is "the matter with women"?
This paper will address the writings of Audre Lorde - “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”, Betty Friedan - “Feminine Mystique” and Peggy McIntosh “Unpacking the invisible Knapsack”. Audre Lorde’s piece deals with the role of difference within the lives of American women. Bringing out race, sexuality, class, and age. She emphasizes that without these considerations any feminist debate of the personal and the political is deteriorated. Betty Friedan conducted a survey among suburban women in the United States in 1950s and early 1960s and wrote about what she called "the problem that has no name".
My mother stands 154, with a petite, slim figure and distinguished features to match. She has a fair complexion, smiling eyes and she has rosy cheeks and red lips. Her rather serious demeanour gives her an air of authority. Yet, behind her steel-rimmed glasses are the soft, kind eyes. My mother has always been my source of encouragement.
HEDDA GABLER ANALYTICAL ESSAY IN THE PLAY HEDDA GABLER, PLAYWRIGHT HENRIK IBSEN UTILISES THE MEDIUM OF THEATRE TO COMMUNICATE HIS UNDERLYING IDEAS REGARDING WOMEN IN SOCIETY. Written in the early 1890s, Hedda Gabler was considered a symbol of shock and controversy to those fortunate enough to view the play at its release. The playwright, Henrik Ibsen, was at the forefront of exposing the realities of the lives of individuals that others preferred to disregard, and did this via the conveyance of various themes that challenged modern ideas. The play is about a housewife who dreams of freeing herself from the social conformities placed on women, and one who desires conflict and manipulates for amusement. Among these, confinement of society, masculine control and class distinction are constantly evident through all three acts while the protagonist, Hedda Gabler, is portrayed to have a misidentification of reality and desire for freedom, ultimately achieved in the most unorthodox of methods.
The Simpsons and Feminism Since it is debut on December 17, 1989, The Simpsons , one of the most successful animated television series in USA, focuses on to be a satiric parody of American working class nuclear family. Since The Simspons are not a usual “nuclear family” , it deals with serious contemporary issues in USA and creates important discussions in society. In this essay we will focus on one of the debates that were mentioned and which is still a big debate that is being discussed all over the world : “Women and their role in the society” . Throughout the essay we will focus how “The Simpsons” interpreted this issue and reflected it to it’s episodes. We will focus on three videos and in the light of each videos we will try to focus on the basic facts that were mentioned in the episodes about women and their role in the society .