Rossetti shows us she resents men and the power they have over women and also the weakness and few liberties that women have in this period. Rossetti chooses a first person narrative in this poem so the narrator can address her questions and laments to Kate. We are taken through an emotional journey with the maiden where we are told what happened to her. This explains her initial anger at Cousin Kate. The maidens Questions in the first stanza express her anger and confusion at the experiences she has had to endure.
Marie de France does this to criticize and combat the societal expectations and inherent inequalities in Norman England. The poem begins by Marie immediately introducing and defending herself as a writer. She declares that in her culture, People should praise anyone who wins admiring comments for herself but anywhere there is a man or a woman of great worth, people who envy their good fortune often say evil things about them. (5-10) This introduction reflects the negativity her society has against female writers. Where Marie de France comes from, many people disagree with women having power through literature.
'Curley's wife is a very complex character because she is presented in different personalities at different chapters and in this chapter we see that she desires freedom and fame. Steinbeck presents her in such way that or opinion of her changes through out the novel, first we see her as a flirt then we see her presented in a horrible racist personality and now Steinbeck presents her as Innocent. Steinbeck did this because at this chapter where she dies it's like he wants us to feel sympathy for her because not that she is dead her problems are gone and there is not need for attentions because now she looks relaxed laying down on the hay. The language used in this chapter is very descriptive especially the part when Curley's wife dies, this might be because at the time
She then goes onto talking about herself and how she ‘coulda made something’ of herself and that she only married Curley on the rebound. This then starts to make the reader feel sorry for her and rethink their opinion of her. She then continues to say ‘I don’t like Curley, he aint a nice fella’ which creates even more empathy toward her from the reader. This may be because she hasn’t achieved her dream and is living as part of someone else’s- on the rebound. Consequently her death, towards the end of the novel, creates a totally different image of her by the
Through the continuity of ‘I’, Rossetti portrays how society has isolated her, thus discarding her from society. Through the first person narrative, Rossetti enables the reader to view the journey that this fallen women has had, therefore emphasising the sadness and dismay the narrator felt as others walked passed her with a ‘Basket full’ symbolising how they all still had their purity, being able to pick any husband because of it. Furthermore, this first-person narrative enables the reader to walk in the narrators shoes witnessing the prejudice the ‘fallen women’ had to endure as they ‘Mocked’ her for purely falling into a temptation. Moreover, Rossetti uses this first-person narrator making the reader sympathise with the narrator who in stanza 7, ‘loiters’ which illustrates how she would now have to walk through life with no purpose or meaning. Also, the effectiveness of the first person narrative is that it establishes the narrator’s channel of emotions due to the betrayal of her lover.
She became mean too since she was lonely and the men rejected her. Curley’s wife was so lonely that she looked like a desperate, sour woman but when she died “the meanness and the plannings and the discontent and the ache for attention were all gone from her face. She was very pretty and simple, and her face was sweet and young.” (Steinbeck109). Loneliness had affected Curley’s wife so much that the only time she looked happy and in peace when she died. Loneliness had made her so much harm in the way that she was better off dead because she did not have the lonely feeling anymore and she looked like what she was- a young sweet, pretty, simple girl.
She is as duped by her husband, Iago, as much as the rest of the cast and she tries to amend her wrongdoings in the end by telling the truth to Othello although she is too late to save her mistress, Desdemona. Bianca on the other hand is women who I believe is in on the whole plot to ruin Othello. In my readings I think that Iago uses this women for his
Miss Bingley Miss Bingley is a foolish and scheming character. She is shown in such a light that she is the complete opposite to that of Elizabeth Bennett; she is desperate for Darcy’s attention. "'Eliza Bennett,' said Miss Bingley, when the door was closed on her, 'is one of those young ladies who seek to recommend themselves to the other sex, by undervaluing their own...but, in my opinion, it is a paltry device, a very mean art.'" Miss Bingley immediately shows the reader her distaste to Elizabeth by trying to show Darcy what she believes is Elizabeth’s scheming character when in fact it is her that is the one trying to fool Darcy and the reader into thinking lowly of Elizabeth. Miss Bingley uses lots of pauses in her sentence possibly to show the reader that she may be pausing to see the effect her words may have on who she is speaking to.
(Wharton, 1072) The story evolves to paint the picture of a female competition in which Delphin is but a pawn, blameless and controllable by women. The women's energies were spent toward each other, but even Mrs. Slade held no resentment for Delphin and the role he may have played, she only hated Mrs. Ansley, "'I knew you were in love with Delphin - and I was afraid; afraid of you, of your quiet ways, your sweetness...you...well, I wanted you out of the way, that's all'" (Wharton, 1074). She felt that Delphin had no accountability for making his own decisions, she only blamed Mrs. Ansley. Mrs. Ansley reinforces this by confirming that upon receiving the "invitation", Delphin could not pass up the opportunity for intimacy, "'But of course he was there. Naturally he came-'" (Wharton, 1076).
When she is abandoned by her husband and her family gets involved in financial difficulties, so she cast herself on the mercy of Alec and becomes his mistress. To relieve misfortune of her family, she sacrifices herself. Second, though Tess possesses some strong personalities, her character is still impacted by old morality. Tess knows clearly that she is the victim because she is seduced by Alec. But ,she always regards herself as a sinner and when someone speaks ill of her, she even thinks she destroys the purity of nature .