Steinbeck uses character relationships to create an impression of the characters so that the reader can begin to imagine what they are like. Curley’s wife is seen to be a lowly, devious woman by the majority in the farm that will do anything and hurt anyone to make herself feel better. As she is a woman, at the time she is seen as an inferior to the male workers. She is married to the bosses’ son, Curley, and their relationship is a poor one. We can see that Curley clearly treats her as a trophy wife as her name ‘Curley’s wife’ shows that she is practically his property and he owns her.
Furthermore, sometimes raped black women it leads them to be stressful, depression and sometime death. Black men were unable to help or defend their women because they were slaves themselves, therefore they had no power which means they just have to see and do nothing about it. Davis describe the important information about how badly is the black women being treated. “Many white men, who began by taking a slave girl in an act of sexual exploitation ended by loving her and the children she bore” (Davis, 1981:25). This shows that black women were treated like animal and treasure just for having high number of children.
Men can have an adverse effect on women’s lives, these relationships can cause inner turmoil in the lives of those women involved. Ophelia from Hamlet and Linda Lowman from Death of a Salesman are prime examples of how these relationships can turn their lives for worse. Many do no realize what they are giving up to keep the calm, or are so blind that they feel a sense of normality in their lives. Both of these women let their men basically have total control of their entire being, which resulted in both their lives ending in tragedy. These women are both heading for disaster; they let these men treat them as they see fit and do not take Linda and Ophelia’s feelings into consideration.
Hawthorne felt the need to create a new, strong, and righteous character to for the battle of equal status between men and women. As the heroin of the novel, Hester Prynne represents the fighting feminist. Her miserable life reveals the low status of women during the 17th century Puritan society and exposes there is no mercy towards the cruelty and the prejudice the women encountered during this time period. Although ashamed and alienated from society, Hester proves to contain a stronger being than the women of that time. Hester does not fall after convicted of a sin, but becomes a strong woman seeking equality between men and women and the letter she is branded “was a symbol of her calling” (Hawthorne 150).
The relationship between Oluremi Faust, also known as Mimi and the infamous Stevie J is one that has been on the rocks sense the first season. With Stevie J’s continuous infidelity and the lack of support that Stevie j gives Mimi with the up bring of their daughter, it shows society how the African American father is not around and is usually a “rolling stone” for lack of better words. Mimi is constantly at ends with Stevie J and his mistress in an emotional war that often takes her away from being a unstable parent. The show also portrays her as a dependent of Stevie J but Mimi is actually an entrepreneur. This side of her is often lost in the drama of her love life.
Firstly, Deception is a major theme within the play. Despite Richard’s physical deformity he was still charismatic and could effectively play with people’s emotions. Richard, after killing Anne’s husband seeks to gain her hand in marriage but was cursed by her saying "Never hung poison on a fouler toad. Out of my sight! Thou dost infect mine eyes.” In spite of her obvious dislike towards him, he successfully wins her over by falsely proclaiming his love for her saying “Your beauty was the cause of that effect; Your beauty: which did haunt me in my sleep.” The diction used in this scene highlights Richard’s deceiving skills.
The sexual relationship forced on the African women is illustrative of the “unhealthy institution which [smothered] all sense of decency in women” (Children of God’s Fire, p. 140). It diminishes the sense of pride and individuality for those African women because they are treated as objects used for sex and maid service. It was especially hard for the African women because they had been torn away from their culture and language. Many of the women had been separated from their husbands and children who were all sold separately to different masters. Furthermore, the African women were more objectified because they were used as wet nurses to suckle the children of Spanish women.
She defies both her husband and her king. She gives her husband little respect, which in her time was unspeakable, and she refuses the King’s demand to have her leave the city that day. Medea M. Dow 2 multiplates the men and shows her true genius. A large part of the oppression of the women in the Ancient Grecian culture, was the denial of education. Medea was extremely smart and was able to kill both her husband’s betrothed and the father of the betrothed, the king of Corinth, showing that even
Each female character in the story has her own way of showing how they have been a victim of this discrimination. Racism is “the belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others (American Heritage Dictionary).” It is discrimination or prejudice based on race. As well as sexism, society uses racism to oppress women and also the black race. The black race in the novel discriminate each other whether it is light-skinned blacks against dark-skinned blacks or blacks who are well off against poor blacks. There is also the most common aspect of racism which is whites against blacks.
Gatsby uses one of his characters Daisy Buchanon, whose name suggests the flower to symbolize money’s ability to corrupt people. At the beginning of the novel, Daisy is portrayed as a gentle and innocent women. When Nick first meets her, he describes her as “sad and lovely”, with “bright eyes and a bright, passionate smile” (Fitzgerald 9). But throughout the story, her husband Tom, who is rich and arrogant, treats her like a lot of women were treated in this time period: like she is not very important. He cheats on her, and when she finds out, it seems he could not care less.