In Gilead being a handmaid means that Offred is stripped of her former normality, she is no longer able to do the simplest of things, such as reading, due to the oppressive policies of the Republic. Through Offred’s role as a handmaid Atwood shows us that she can no longer express who she truly is, or was, before the takeover of the regime even her name is taken from her and changed to that of her 'owner' - the Commander. Gilead tries to indoctrinate all the women who are to become handmaids, that being a handmaid is their only use and their only form of identity is their bodies, which they must use to the benefit of the regime or suffer the consequences. Atwood shows us how Offred, reconstructs her physical and psychological identity including how her identity is effected by how she is perceived by other characters involved in the regime. Being reduced to the role of a handmaid has meant Offred's physical identity has been severely altered from how it was in her past life, Atwood presents her attempts reconstruct her physical identity under the supervision of the regime throughout the novel.
T: Title: The title describe the women with her riches house got burned down T: Tone: Anne Bradstreet poem, “Upon the Burning of Our House” is resentful and remorseful. She was being resentful that her house got burned and down and that all her possessions are turned into ashes. But throught that sorrow, she is remorseful because since she’s a Puritan and believe that none of the things did not actually belongs to her but to God’s. Therefore, material possessions are easy to get and gain but also easy to lose and destroyed. T: Theme: That you should not centered on what you have because you will eventually lose it when you die, and only God is with you.
The people inside the home very well could be just innocent people, living their day to day lives. Intruding in on people’s lives is so irresponsible, unfair, and does not comply with humane conduct while fighting battle. The prisoners’ wives most definitely thought they were going to be tortured or ever worse killed, which is just not fair. Walzer critiques the idea of the naked soldier by explaining that once the opposition is dressed for battle, why is it only then that they are now dangerous? In the sense of Walzer then, the Marines would not have been acting unjust, and that all the insurgents should be killed.
After Aunt Tam fought and “resisted with every bone” (186) in her body, she runs away, symbolizing the rise of women. The resistance given by Aunt Tam shows the strength within women and the lack of credit given to the gender. Aunt Tam, showing her resistance, proves the ignorance Vietnam has towards feminism. The Vietnam government tried to “…mask their own terror” (25) in order to cover up their tracks. A few methods to stop oppositions of feminism, as seen in the novel, were to silence them.
So I asked a few people, who uses this word so freely. Why must we be directed this way? Friend or not I should not be your Bitch. I was told that some woman are called the B-word because they are belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, rudely intrusive, unpleasant and hard to get along with. Does that make it okay to call me a Bitch?
The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers. She opens herself up to Crooks and Lennie because they possess equal amounts of powerlessness as she does. Curley’s wife feeds off of character’s insecurities, so she can strengthen herself against harm. At the end Curley’s wife’s powerlessness shows greatly when she is strangled at the hands of Lennie who she tries to seduce. This just shows how women then were little to any powerful.
In Jacobean times women were seen as inferior and even in the Victoria era, thus she required external forces to crush her conscience to allow her to fulfil her ambition. Yet she is afraid her feminine qualities will prevent her from achieving the murder of King Duncan. Which would gradually lead to her mental breakdown. Regicide was considered a mortal sin in Jacobean times, one God couldn't forgive. Whereas Browning’s protagonist in The Laboratory sustains her feminine qualities this is reflected in the line “The colours too grim” in which she is referring to her dislike of the colour of poison and that it needs to be 'brightened' up in order to convince her victim to drink it.
A Revolution Against Comfort In Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We the civilized people of earth all live under the One State with one ruler, the Benefactor. The people take comfort in their lack of freedom; they follow a strict schedule for everything (including sex and sleeping), they all vote the same every year, and they dread the hour of the day designated for personal use. The main character, D-503, enjoys his lack of freedom as everyone in the society does, until he meets I-330, a revolutionary. She presents him with a new idea of personal freedoms and free thought which he does not agree with because it attacks the ideas that keep his life so comfortable and safe. D-503 has the same reaction to this idea that many of the citizens would most likely have, which is a dread of anything that might sacrifice their comfort and safety, even with the possible gain of a truly free existence.
She born as General Gabler’s daughter so she feels for a better destiny and imbues with romantic vision of making one’s own life a work of art. She could be imagined as distinguished, beautiful, proud and even in her defiance of her surroundings and in the gesture of her suicide. Hedda is pitiful because she is a tormented creature caught in an era that society imprisons women in limited choices, as a victim, in spite of her desperate to control the fate of others. With Hedda’s manipulative character, her desire of a “beautiful” death and her fear of scandal are the core characteristics that compels her to manipulate Lovborg in killing himself and leads herself to commit suicide. When Hedda first appears in the play, she is a cool character who has control of her emotions and actions.
Ishmael Leseur turned the other cheek to being bullied by Barry Bagsley. He did this because he didn’t want to bring attention to himself or give Barry Bagsley anything to pick on him with. Ishmael also turned the other cheek during the awards night because he didn’t want to ruin the night for everyone and bring himself down to Barry Bagsley’s level. People need to feel good about themselves and not let the bullies win. After all bullies usually only pick on people they know they can make feel bad to make themselves feel good.