What could I say? I’m crying because I don’t know any of the dances?” Isabel also ends up sleeping with one of her bestfriend’s husband. Since she hasn’t had sex for awhile it was easy for her to fall into seduction. “And then he was in me and I was crying out, in pleasure… It was over and wrong… what would Liz say to me?” Besides the wrong she had done, Isabel is a good person at heart and tries to redeem herself by helping out the woman she hates most, Margaret Casey. “I had to cut myself off from the danger… Margaret had no manners.But I would help Margaret
Both girls did very bad things to one another, but it is best to see the evidence from the opposing side first so a decision can be made on who is more of a victim. Elaine was a huge target for Lysandra’s anger to be disposed upon. Elaine won the poetry contest fairly by a meritocratic poem about a “shipwreck.” (128) In return, Lysandra ignored Elaine ever since she lost. Elaine tried to be to a good sport about winning, but even Lysandra’s family does not respect her anymore. Her father said “You!” and shut the door right in her face.
In 'Sister Maude' a much more destructive relationship between siblings is presented. Like 'Brothers', this poem hints at the way in which the move towards adulthood brings a distance between siblings. Christina Rossetti begins her poem "Sister Maude" with two similar rhetorical questions, asking who told her parents about her 'shame'. We do not know at this point what the narrator's shame is, but it gradually becomes clear that she was having an affair with a handsome man. In Victorian times when Rossetti was writing, this would certainly have been considered shameful.
He pressured her into drinking the concoction out of desperation. Lord Capulet wanted the best for Juliet but ended up playing a role in her death along with several others as well. Hasty decisions and poor choices resulted in a tragic ending. Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet all played a major role in the deaths throughout the story. They contributed in a domino effect where one wrong decision results in a chain of
For this reason, the pecado contra natura was feared and horrified the general public. This is because sodomy was believed to cause plagues, famines and natural disasters, based on the biblical example of Sodom and Gomorrah. Society saw sodomy as a sin against nature, a condemned sexual act that would not lead to procreation. As the machista culture was crucial to patriarchal colonial Latin America, the general population also usually ridiculed the passive male in the relationship more than the active one. The passive male was scorned and suffered much stigma “for having submitted to domination, being dependent, defeated, violated and effeminate.” As a result, society expected death to be the punishment for such a
Racism is destructive, it destroys and creates divisions in society. Most racist behavior includes ridicule, racist abuse and harassment and physical abuse. There is also racial discrimination which is the unfair or unequal treatment of a person or group. This type of discrimination is deliberate and the Australian laws make it illegal for people to engage in racist activity or to encourage racist acts to occur. It is unlawful to discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and descent.
Ophelia was once flawless, but since her encounter with Hamlet she has fallen into the same madness and wants to kill herself. Ophelia opens up her feelings towards Hamlet, even though her father and brother both warn her not to. Hamlet’s madness causes him to push Ophelia to the point of a mental break down. He drags her into the same hell he is
She state that her action that night was ‘the worst dating faux pas’ meaning that what she had done was against the idea of a typical male-in-control relationship. Mulvey then establishes her main contention that there are many young and successful women out there who would ‘soften their image’ and conceal their accomplishments to get the perfect husband and increase their chances of marriage. In this article the writer uses a rhetorical question as a way to draw readers towards her contention that women should step up to be in control of
The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred. Throughout the play she is seen as quite powerful and headstrong by refusing many marriage proposals and being quite stubborn in doing so. However, she is reduced to a weak being however upon dying which is a culmination of her passions. It is perceived that women are a danger to men and to society as a whole and so Giovanni’s actions are to be blamed not on himself, but on Annabella because of the beauty she possesses. Giovanni states that Annabella’s “lips would tempt a saint” thus showing the corruption her presence inflicts upon even the supposed innocent of men.
Mrs. Mooney was previously involved in a dysfunctional marriage to a “shabby stooped little drunkard” (61). Similar to her own marriage, Mrs. Mooney indirectly forces Polly to marry for money. Mrs. Mooney is a ruthless character as a result of her previous troubles. Consequently, Mrs. Mooney’s maternal connection with Polly is non-existent, turning their relationship into a business. When Mrs. Mooney is observing Polly’s interactions with young men, she becomes frustrated that “none of [the men] meant business” and considers sending Polly back to her previous job (63).