Both Benedick and Beatrice hate the idea of marriage and continuously express this view throughout the play by saying things like “I’d rather hear a dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me”. Here, Beatrice clearly turns away the idea of love and marriage, going against the status quo. However, once Beatrice hears that Benedick loves her, her views suddenly change, she conforms to the pursuit of marriage and begins to fulfil her socially sanctioned, womanly role. The play at this point becomes conservative, as all the characters are conforming to society’s norms. In Much Ado, Hero is referred to as a “jewel”.
By changing the main focus of her paper and making over-generalizations about the way that all women feel, Bennetts takes away from the effectiveness of her argument and weakens her overall credibility. Bennetts starts her article by sympathizing with the struggle women go through while transitioning from working-woman to housewife. She blames the “corporate culture” for not being flexible enough to allow mothers to balance their responsibilities at work with their responsibilities at home (Bennetts 419). Bennetts then goes on to explain the resentment women begin to feel for having to give up their careers to be a homemaker. They begin to harbor anger towards their husbands who “still view child care and household chores as women’s work” (Bennetts 419).
Compare and contrast the three chosen writers' presentation of the ways their female characters fight against the constrictions that society places upon them. Introduction Feminine sexuality and power are important themes in the three key texts: Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath (from The Canterbury Tales), Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. In all three works, the female protagonists predominantly use romance and sexuality as a tool to limit the constrictions placed upon them within their separate societal contexts. This essay presents the argument that the female protagonists in all three texts use sex as a powerful tool to exert control over their male counterparts in terms of relationships and social status. Each protagonist in her own way attempts to debunk the dominant anti-feminist notions which defined her respective social environment.
Eli Pearlmuter Written Engl/Lit Studies I (ENGL-111-DLB 3) Instructor: Dr. H. EL Khalfi 02/15/2009 Essay 1-Topic: 2. Susan Glaspell’s “Trifles” is about the struggle between men and women. Argue for or against this statement. The “Trifles” play is definitely about the struggle between men and women. The struggle is being penetrably described in the play in a woman point of view.
The superficiality of life is constantly contrasted with the differing social structures within society in Katherine Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway with her continuing fear of aging and the new that constantly rocks her world. The challenges on the role of women and the place they possess in the society are constantly questioned as writers sought to shock their audience and show the world on how they saw it. Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler not only presented a woman that challenged and pushed the boundaries of society, but a woman who did not want to be the stereotypical wife “Angel of the house”.
Streetcar Named Desire, a Play by Tennessee Williams explores themes of women being chameleons by blah . she picks her husband over her own sister which highlights the dependency of her on her husband. Despite the various times her husband, Stanley beats up Stella, her “love” for Stanley overpowers her and she overlooks his temper and even considers it a passion. Stella is a representation of typical women in the 1940’s society. Stella is dependant on men to the point that she chooses to disbelieve her sister was raped by her husband, just so she can go living with him because life without the support of a man is unthinkable.
In the contrasting paragraph, she presents how she is anti-war, by saying ‘stop all this!’ this use of short a sentence emphases her thoughts about war, and how in fact it is ruining society. Another way the writer presents thoughts and feelings is using lists. ‘Stop this breaking of homes, these sad privations, this mangling of men, this making of widows!’ This is used in the contrasting paragraph to again emphasise her thoughts about how sending the men off to war, will ruin society and create more problems. The way the writer contrast is showing how it is all good women getting these jobs, but in fact in the long run, it would not be a good thing, and will eventually take its toll. The writer looks at the role of changing women, and how before the war, women went to extreme lengths to try and get ‘the vote’ and to feel part of society, and the war has done this for them.
She is faced with a huge dilemma, not being allowed to talk to her beloved Hamlet who apparently does not even want to be with her any longer. To make things worse, Hamlet of course accidentally murders her father. The first act of insanity by Claudius spreads this infectious behavior into other characters. After all, Claudius must have been very unstable to think that murdering his brother and marrying his sister-in law would be a good idea. In addition, Gertrude is not as innocent as she would like to think either, she remarried in a matter of months and seems more worried about keeping her high social status instead of grieving the loss of her husband.
B.Not all of the youth see it so, Mercutio Montague had a keen bloodlust. C.Romeo and Juliet suffer greatly, their marriage couldn't stop the war, and it was the feud that killed them both. V.The young and old are very different. A.They both have their own morales and reasons. B.The elder wage their war without thinking of the next generation.
A Controversial Revenge Medea is a play written by Euripides and was first performed in 431 BCE where it won third place in the annual theater contest. The play is centered on the plight of Medea, a foreigner from Colchis, and her struggle with Jason, her Greek husband, after he marries another woman. Medea is outraged when she finds out and then creates a plan to kill everyone involved in the conflict. She poisons a dress that kills the bride and the father-in-law, the king of Corinth, and she stabs her two children to spite Jason. The play ends with her taking the children's’ bodies from Jason and flying to Athens, where she is granted safety by the king, in her dragon pulled chariot.