“How does this add to your understanding of women’s role within society at this time?” In this passage, Curley’s Wife is confiding in Lennie. A few lines into the extract, she asks Lennie “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”- Which could show that women at this time were told what to do, and whom they were allowed to talk to by their husbands. Women at this time were seen as having a lower status than men. Obviously Curley’s Wife does not love her husband, which is delicately shown when she tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, he’s not a nice fella.” It is noticeable that Curley’s Wife does not have a name throughout the novel. She is only addressed as “Curley’s Wife” – her real name is never said.
Nevertheless Larkin ‘got it back in the end’ which illustrates Larkin not fully conforming to her results in rejection. In the ultimate stanza Larkin criticizes his own personality ‘I was too selfish… easily bored to love’. This could suggest he is too simply mundane and egocentric for someone to love him. Alternatively it could be appear that Larkin is presenting women in a unenthusiastic light as he could also be suggesting that there can’t be one women with the right appearance and personality therefore he is selfish as he needs two women to meet his requirements. This point is reinforced in the second stanza where he describes meeting ‘beautiful twice’ which could demonstrate he met two sides of beauty one in a character and one
Robin Flores Professor Anderson English 103 25 October 2012 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest One is to say, woman are portrayed inferior to men because they were never given a position of power, men see themselves superior than women, and are consider as sexual objects. The movie, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” shows the audience that women should stay in a patriarchy system. The female character Miss Ratchet, abused her power as a leader by being over dramatic on her job. The main character, McMurphy never agreed with Miss Ratchet on anything because he feels superior. Two other females that had nicknames are known as a sexual need in the film because McMurphy invited them over to seduce the guard and Billy.
We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous (despite the patriarchal society of the 1930’s) but most of all she is an isolated character. Her hasty marriage to Curley proves to be failed attempt to escape her own spiral of disappointment of not fulfilling her ambition of becoming an actor. This ironically is a main theme in both texts. This essay will analyse and compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife through the structure, themes, what is said about them, their actions and what they themselves say.
Do you agree that Shakespeare presents Beatrice and Katherina as “offending against society’s expectations about women”? The idea that both Beatrice and Katherina offend against society’s expectations of women in the plays Much Ado About Nothing and The Taming of the Shrew is open to personal interpretation. We must take into account which society it is we are suggesting they are offending against, if we are judging it on Shakespearean society’s expectations we could, in theory, agree with the statement, due to the fact that at that time, women were largely expected to be submissive, quiet and respectful to the superior sex, males. However, it would not be correct to say that Beatrice and Katherina offend against modern day expectations of women. Further to this, it would also depend on at which point in the play we are making our judgement.
Her character is harshly judged from the start simply because she’s a woman and no one saw things from her perspective. Because of this, the reader is influenced to feel sympathy for Curley’s wife. Her husband, who is always trying to keep a close eye on her, controls her. He is exceedingly possessive of her, and is easily angered when he catches her talking to another man. “I get lonely.” She says to Lennie, “You can talk to people, but I cant talk to nobody but Curley”.
In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
One can get that idea, being that in both pieces the woman are having an affair with another man, although Sir Gawain and the Green knight was just a joke, it was mostly trying to “teach a lesson” or make a point to men, why one should not trust a women, because of the trickery and games they hold up their sleeves. And in contrast with that, Beowulf author shows the idea of women are less in control, by the two main women who had to serve their king, but also every other person at the
Steinbeck makes the reader conflicted on how they feel about her throughout the novel until and after her death. At the start of the novel our first impressions of Curley’s wife is shared with the other men on the ranch; in a negative way. The reader dislikes her as she is interpreted as being flirtatious, craving attention and provocative. Our first reference of her is at the start where the ranchmen talk about her. “Well I think Curley’s married…a tart.” Steinbeck used the word tart, as it is an undermining term to say that a woman is promiscuous at that time.
Beatrice is the one that starts this one. “I wonder that you will still be talking Signior Benedick nobody marks you.” This shows us that Beatrice wants to talk to him but she does it insulting him. Benedick responds really quickly “What my dear Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?” Here Benedick is saying that Beatrice feels that she is inferior to everyone and she can say anything because she is inferior. In Act II where there is a party in Leonatos house Beatrice talks to a masked man and tell awful things about Benedick to him.