He is able to instill fear in those who are beneath him as he uses corrupt government ideals and abuses his power. When Antigone quarrels with Creon in regards to burying her brother properly, Creon refuses to listen, as he says, “no woman shall be the master while [he lives]” (Sophecles I, ii). By refusing to listen to anyone and making his own decisions, Creon asserts his hierarchy and marks his place as the dictator; he will not allow anyone else to make their own decisions. Having power Creon does instills fear in others and causes them to treat him with the upmost respect. Because Creon is the only leader with total power, he refuses to “take [his] orders from the people of Thebes” (I, iii).
For example, when the Inspector asks Mr Birling, 'Why?' as to why Mr Birling had refused Eva Smith a raise in wage, Mr Birling is completely shocked at being questioned this and says 'Did you say Why?’' This shows that the Inspector is not prepared to wait around for basic answers, he is determined to get the truth by any means possible. The Inspector also interrogates the characters in a particularly harsh and rude manner. He pressures them until they finally break and confess the truth. He tries to make them feel guilty by continuously trying to make them see their errors and how they have been forgetting socialism, making them seem selfish and obnoxious.
Cal The antagonist is Cal. Cal is clearly the opposing character. He may seem as is if he is the victim, but all he does is deliberately attack Andre’s mother not understanding her situation and position. According to the play, Cal states “How many of us don’t want to hurt our mothers and live in mortal terror of their disapproval. Our lives aren’t furtive, just our feelings towards people like you” (50).
There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women. This conduct aids as the backdrop of the play: a male-dominated society which does not respect the rights of women and will never consider their needs as valid. This is what leads the men to take value away from the women's thoughts and opinions. The conflict between justice and law can be seen when the woman start to consider the actions of Mrs. Wright as appropriate. Exposition: -Characterization George Henderson: Mr. Henderson is the county attorney who has been called to
This could suggest that she feels wrong for shat she has done or the she doesn’t want him to leave her. The part where she puts HIS arm around HER waist gives the reader the impression that she is in control in the marriage and he no longer has any control over her, which is why she has soiled her gloves with another man. It suddenly clicks in her head that she worships him and that he could now do whatever he wants to her and she would let him because she feels so guilty. He ties her hair around her neck three times and starts to strangle her. In his mind she is not putting up a fight, we know this because he says: “No pain felt she; I am quite sure she felt no pain.” He then proceeds to open her eyelids, like she is still alive, and rest HER head on HIS shoulder, he now has the power in the marriage, though mainly because she is dead.
The constant struggles to achieve authority and power greatly influence the fate of the characters. Agamemnon is a signifier for political power. He thinks that a “person will wince at the thought of opposing [him] as an equal” (Lawall, p.111, lines 196-197), demonstrating his military and political strength. The warlord refuses the ransom Chryses offers him for his daughter “and [dismisses] Chryses with a rough speech” (Lawall, p.108, line 33). The reason for his refusal was not the girl herself but rather what she represents to him; Chryseis represents his dominance over a territory because she was the prize given to him after the conquest of Thebes.
By the narrator already assuming psychological judgment from the reader, the reader can also feel to question and doubt his sanity through just the first-person perspective. His madness is challenged when he admits the old man has done nothing to him and that he “loves the old man”, but yet is still going to murder him because of his eye. The reader also learns of the narrator’s psychological mindset right before he murders the old man. “But the beating grew louder, louder! I
The audience is caused to fear Othello's transformation into the ''green-eyed'' monster, then pity him when he claims his title in blood. The most significant flaw that Othello possesses is jealousy, however, he was not moved to it immediately. “She has deceived her father and may thee.” Iago says to him in Act 1, Scene 3. This was an attempt to convince Othello that Desdemona has or could commit adultery since she has already proved to be capable of going against her father's will with their marriage. However, Othello informs Iago that he is not a jealous man.
And what is a greater crime than making women hate themselves for reasons that they cannot change? The “anti-narcissism” that men have made consists of women not liking anything about them and wishing that they were the opposite sex just to get more respect. They don’t have any self-respect for themselves because of the nonsense that the “dominant” males have fed them their whole lives. This makes everything hostile for women and while men are busy controlling what the rules are and what can be published, women are struggling with this internal conflict that they’ll never get far in life because of their sex. Cixous boldly declares that women have been “kept in the dark.” What is this darkness you may ask?
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). Mrs. Mooney is highly focused on her own aspirations, and therefore compromises her sense of empathy. Mrs. Mooney is a heavy influence on Polly’s actions. Mrs. Mooney acts as if she is unaware of Polly’s affair with Bob Doran; however, Mrs. Mooney and Polly share an unspoken understanding. Mrs. Mooney is the ringleader of Polly’s indecency, and manages Polly under implicit control.