The women are kept in their domain, the kitchen, throughout the entire story because that is where men believed the women should be. When the county attorney asks the sheriff about any clues that could be in the kitchen he responds with “nothing here but kitchen things.” (p. 187) Although the sheriff claims to need the women’s assistance in finding clues, he completely dismisses the idea that the kitchen could hold any valuable information because it is a women’s place. When the women notice Mrs. Wright’s preserves have burst in the cabinet and then express sorrow for Mrs. Wright the men laugh, and the narrator zooms in on the division between men and women by telling
For instance, while the county attorney and sheriff are making their observations of the home, they do not take into consideration the awful state of the house as a possible clue of the everyday struggles in Mrs. Wright’s life. Instead, they blame Mrs. Wright right away for "not being a good housekeeper". Also, the men laugh at the women's assumptions in a way that seems pretty rude. This is also because, to the women, this is a normal form of treatment: they are simply to be seen and not heard; they are pretty much invisible. There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women.
Yasmine Reza’s God of Carnage depicts precisely what the title of her play states. Two couples, both of the upper-middle to upper class, meet together one night to discuss a seemingly simple matter: one couple’s son has knocked out two incisors of the other’s with a stick. Initially, the parents—Alan and Annette Raleigh and Michael and Veronica Novak—act as civilized adults trying to sort out the problem without hurting anyone’s feelings. Socially awkward, Annette compliments the Novaks’ tulips; Alan remains completely disengaged; Michael tries to make the Raleighs feel at home; and Veronica seems to be the only one truly caring about the issue. The entire dynamic of the play shifts when Annette, tired of Alan’s shamelessness in talking on his cell phone constantly, vomits all over the Novaks’ coffee table and Veronica’s precious books.
Kimberly Prine 4/21/15 CJ 112 Assignment #4 Psychological Theories Aileen Carol Wuornos was a serial killer who had killed seven men, widely believed to be the United States’ first female serial killer. She was convicted for six of the murders and sentenced to death, ultimately meeting her end through execution by lethal injection. The product of a highly dysfunctional marriage, Aileen had been subjected to horrific tortures as a young girl. Her father was a psychopathic pedophile who was in jail at the time of her birth while her mother was an immature teenager who abandoned Aileen and her brother. Brought up by her grandparents, she found herself the victim of rampant childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather.
Mary Stephan Professor Yan English 102 February 5, 2014 “A Jury of Her Peers” Martha Hale In Susan Glaspell’s “A Jury of Her Peers” Martha Hale is not the central character, but she is a complex, major character in the story. We learn much about what kind of person she is as she talks with Mrs. Peters about her neighbor and murder suspect, Minnie Foster Wright. She has fond memories of Minnie as a pretty, vibrant, carefree girl. Those memories of Minnie come into focus with the realism of what Minnie has become and what has taken place in her house. We then see Mrs. Hale begin to emerge as a guilt-ridden, sympathetic, and loyal protector of Minnie Wright.
And they stood by the door where there might be some cold air came in from outside. 2) Women could just stay in the kitchen while the men were looking for clues and evidence upstairs. Women were trapped in it and not allowed to go upstairs. I think from the image that the men spent most of their time “upstairs” and women in kitchen “downstairs”, we can also perceive the concept of hierarchy. Men stepped women under their feet.
Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale decide to hide the evidence and the men are unable to find any evidence from the murder. Before the first dialogue the entrance of each character demonstrates and highlights the superior and firm outlooks of the men. The women are given weak physical and emotional features “the two women—the Sheriff's Wife first; she is a slight wiry woman, a thin nervous face. Mrs. Hale is larger and would ordinarily be called more comfortable looking, but she is disturbed now and looks fearfully about as she enters.” The men unlike the women are buddle up and go straight to the stove with no nervous feelings except keeping warm near the oven. The men cause the women to defend not only Mrs. Wright by their comments “Well, women are used to worrying over trifles” but they also defend themselves and how they are observed.
Another way she exhibits her motherly nature is she goes behind a screen and could not see Roger. Obviously she expects him to not do anything he would regret later, if she leaves the room with him and the purse unattended. “The women did not watch the boy to see if he was not going to run nor did she watch her purse” (3). This shows that she trusts Roger as if he was her own son. The last way Mrs. Jones shows her maternal ways is when she asks Roger if he has ate yet.
While at dinner Holmes enrages Watson’s fiancé by pointing out she had been married once before from what he deduced using deductive reasoning. It cuts away and then Holmes is shown being beaten up in an underground fight type thing. Holmes sees a woman from his past, Irene, and picks up her handkerchief before beating his opponent up and getting his money. It then shows the prison where Blackwood tells the guards he wants to see Holmes. The next scene shows Watson arriving at Holmes house where he informs Holmes that Blackwood has asked that he be there for the hanging.