The Corrupting Power of Women The portrayal of women in Of Mice and Men is limited and unflattering. We learn early on that Lennie and George are on the run from the previous ranch where they worked, due to encountering trouble there with a woman. Misunderstanding Lennie’s love of soft things, a woman accused him of rape for touching her dress. George berates Lennie for his behavior, but is convinced that women are always the cause of such trouble. Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not.
Although her beauty was astounding and young, she had no money. Alfred Ill chose to marry Matilda Blumhard, a general store owner, and neglected the child Clara was expecting. Bribing two men to admit to having intercourse with Clara, Alfred managed to liberate himself of his responsibility, have Clara considered a prostitute, and sent to a brothel. That was the beginning of her transformation. Her innocence is destroyed along with her morals, her dreams, and anything human like.
(p. 25) | Very opposite from Daisy, who is “innocent” and dull. | Myrtle orders Wilson to get chairs so “somebody” can sit down. (p. 26) | Her use of the word “somebody” suggests that she doesn’t really want chairs. She is very controlling, which is odd because in this era women had a significantly lesser amount of power than men. | “He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive.” –Tom describing Wilson (p. 26) | Ironic because Daisy is found to be unfaithful to Tom as well, later in the novel.
Engineer Harris, who had conducted dingo research, had cited an example of a captive female dingo removing a bundle of meat from its wrapping paper and leaving the paper intact. However, the evidence was rejected. Also ignored was the statement of a woman dingo tracker who had tracked the dingo and found places where it had put the baby down, leaving the imprint of the baby's clothing in the soil. Therefore the lack of proof and the disregard of evidence show that Lindy Chamberlain was treated falsely by the justice
That is why they could not find a motive. They just saw the small details in the kitchen as Mrs. Wright being a lazy house wife. They did not see that most women of there time was very neat and organized. The men were blind to all the women’s responsibilities and interests. The women looked at the small picture and found out the reason for her murdering Mr. Wright.
Punishment in The Scarlet Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, physical punsihment is nothing compared to how the mind can cause punishment. In the Scarlet Letter, Hester Phynne is isolated by the members of Purtian society and left with her child Pearl, a constent reminder of her sin. Dimmesdale’s choice to not feese up to his sin leaves him with mental punishment that makes him sicker and weaker. Chillingsworth does not receive pain, but he does inflict pain to those around him. The main characters of The Scarlet Letter are left to tourment by themselves, the worst punishment of them all.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin puts an interesting perspective on the oppression of women. Some of the reasons behind the book being unnecessary are that, going into the ocean shows a strange way of showing her freedom. Also the ending makes the reader think that woman cannot survive on their own without men, which would make the moral to this story kind of cloudy. Lastly, it also seems unneeded that the narrator would relate the bird with the broken wing falling into the ocean to Edna’s plunge into the ocean that killed her. The ending to a book like this one must have a powerful well rounded end that this book seems to lack.
Holden ends up being too afraid to do anything because Holden says, “she was young as hell” (94). Sunny was too cold and business-like, which turns Holden off. Even though the two do not engage in any sexual activity, Holden comes into contact with a prostitute, bringing him one step closer to adulthood and one step farther from the innocence of being a child. Another fall Holden experiences is after he spends time with Sunny. Maurice, Sunny’s “pimp”, comes into Holden’s room and demands payment from him.
The ultimate goal of this population is to control everything in order to eliminate or avoid the unexpected This means even the work place women are expect to look and act like women, this means suits that have skirts. Masculinity Is the different between the roles played by men and women? In Mexico the men are almost always in charge. The work place is not a expectation to this rule in most cases the men are the boss at work. They are more competitive by being brought up to think that they have to be more competitive.
When the men in the work place make sexual advances towards Clare or degrade women and each other nothing seems out of the ordinary in fact it seems natural for such masculine based behaviors to be presented. However, when anyone, male or female, shows signs of any female oriented ideal or emotion they are immediately condoned for it and made to feel ashamed. For instance, when Mary begins to cry her boss cracks a joke about women not being able to hold their water. This statement devalues the emotion presented making it appear to be a sign of weakness that only women are capable of and ultimately feeds back into the patriarchy mentality of the dominance of the men over the submissive female. This sense of empowerment given to men in the work force again delivers them the benefit of feeling safe with their ‘authoritative’ actions and behaviors making them feel more at ease within GameaVision.