Women, according to Creon, are inferior to men. “We cannot give victory to a woman” Creon states, “If we must accept defeat, let it be from a man; we must not let people say that a woman beat us” (678-680). Losing or being corrected by a woman shows defeat at its worst in Creon’s opinion. As we see in previous lines, Creon’s son, Haemon, resolves himself from his father’s words. However Haemon’s opinion shifts.
She does not ask her father for his permission to marry—an action that is beyond radical for the 17th century. Many would believe that Barbantio’s outrage is to do with Othello's race but Othello’s race has nothing to do with it. Barbantio was close friends with Othello prior to the marriage further proving that his outrage stems from his daughter defiance. He believes, like all men of the time, that his daughter is his possession like his house and his clothing, making Othello the same as robber. Barbantio sees his daughter only how he expects her to be, quiet and obedient, rather than an individual.
The use of ‘evade’ tells Abigail that he cannot be overcome and therefore she cannot overcome god like she has taken control of the Girls. Miller has used a comma before Hale says Abigail to prolong the pressure that Abigail is under as well as to lengthen the dramatic tension. The women of Salem are only seen as house wives, doing the normal roles of a mother and wife. Miller exerts an extreme amount of pressure on them to be a certain way; it is like Miller is expressing his view on women in ‘The Crucible’. The society preaches freedom however value uniformity more.
Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, is written to communicate claims regarding society and the role of women during the eighteen hundreds. Chopin uses rhetorical devices such as tone and diction to convey her claim. Chopin’s claim is that their husband and the unwritten rules of society should not control women in the eighteen hundreds. Kate Chopin is using tone to convey Edna and her husband’s opposite views on a women’s role in society in the eighteen hundreds. Edna’s husband has a tone of disbelief.
To begin with, is the targeting diction the author implies towards his mother in the speech. The situation creates frustration with his mother, his father’s wife, who was quick to betray Hamlet Senior by marrying Hamlet’s uncle in such a short time. For example, Hamlet expresses his frustration “she married. O most wicked speed to post” (line 155) toward the queen because she proceeds with her usual activities as if the death of her husband, the king, never happened. The significance in this is the careless attitude his mother has and the selfless mage she creates upon herself.
Juliet, however, wants to remain faithful to her banished husband and refuses. Her nurse, who supported their quiet relationship, suddenly changes her mind and sides with Lord Capulet. Having nowhere else to go, Juliet seeks Friar Lawrence to ask for his advice on how to approach this dilemma, and even threatens to kill
And if a woman succumbs to acts adultery, this is seen as a great threat for the Oikos as the women can no longer be seen as honourable or chase, casting doubt on children’s legitimacy. It suggests that women tend to be seen as weaker and therefore potentially victims in need of protection through the law. Athenian men such as Ischomachus thought women were physically weak to an extent, believing ‘work.. indoors are women’s tasks’ and the ‘outdoors are the mans’. However, he justifies this indoor role he has given to his wife by different characteristics the gods have given to the sexes including women’s physical weakness however through the bee analogy he stresses the requirement for women to be assertive and strong in management in the internal roles of the oikos which makes her distinct from other women through her superior expertise she gains from managing the oikos. This suggests that Athenian men thought women were weak because of what they believe or what they’ve been taught to believe rather than see what women might be able to do.
She does not allow Tita to gain hope for Pedro Marquiz. The injustice of allowing Tita’s older sister, Rosaura, to marry Pedro in Tita’s place is one example of Mama Elena squashing Tita’s hopes of marrying Pedro.. Although Pedro pronounces his true intent and reaffirms his love for Tita, she is still a slave to her mother’s dictating family values. It is a constant war between Mama
This means that Hamlet won’t have time to waste time courting a girl below his class, and Laertes says that “[Hamlet’s] will is not his own, for he himself is subject to his birth,” which means that Hamlet may love Ophelia now, however, it is not meant to be and she will be cast aside sooner or later as Hamlet has to make decisions based on the good of his state and people and he is a slave to his family name as well as his country. Laertes begins to play on Ophelia’s emotions, describing to her how shameful it would be if she were to blindly fall for Hamlets charm and “lose your heart or your chaste treasure” to Hamlets greedy hands. Laertes warns Ophelia to “fear” Hamlets affection and the dangers it may bring to her reputation as even the most modest of girls can get a reputation if she is too complacent; “The chariest maid is prodigal enough if she unmask her beauty to the moon.” Ophelia’s lecture ends with Laertes chiding the hidden agenda of Hamlet, or even men in general, and exhorts Ophelia of the “contagious blastments” that are “most imminent” if she allows herself to succumb to Hamlets lustful desires. Laertes again reminds
Never Marry a Mexican (Sandra Cisneros) In “ Never Marry a Mexican” the narrator Clemencia does not want to get marry because of men’s’ infidelities and the hardships her mother experiences in her life married to a Mexican man. Clemencia believes all men cheat and either she is going to be the one getting cheated on or she is the one that’s going to make a man cheat. In the passage she states, “I’ve witnessed their infidelities and I’ve helped them to it”(Cisneros 179). She knows she has caused pain to woman and calls herself vindictive and cruel. Even though the narrator refuses to find love inside her race, she is battling between being a crazy, psycho whore and looking for love with men that are already taken or married.