How do the connections between the two texts enrich the meaning of each text? When considered on their own, texts are constructed to create meaning and impart that meaning on a responder. However when two linked texts a considered together, their meanings are enriched as the responder can compare both texts, and take extra meaning from how the two texts differ and agree with each other, by evaluating which is more effective. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when read in isolation can be a simple bildungsroman narrative about the maturation of a young woman. However if the responder were to read Fay Weldon’s Letters to Alice on first reading Jane Austen, the connections between the two would shape and then reshape the responder’s understanding of both texts.
We are introduced to a majorly significant and complex character, named Curley’s wife. Steinbeck shows us that Curley’s wife is flirtatious, mischievous (despite the patriarchal society of the 1930’s) but most of all she is an isolated character. Her hasty marriage to Curley proves to be failed attempt to escape her own spiral of disappointment of not fulfilling her ambition of becoming an actor. This ironically is a main theme in both texts. This essay will analyse and compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Curley's wife through the structure, themes, what is said about them, their actions and what they themselves say.
The constant use of "I" puts us right in the narrator’s head and allows us to empathize with her. Ironic Indirection If we took the narrator’s words at face value, we would believe that her husband is kind and loving, that she really is physically ill, and that women really do get trapped in wallpaper. All of this is questionable at best and mostly dead wrong. This is part of the fun of first person narration – you’re never quite sure if the narrator’s perceptions actually reflect what’s going on. The narrator's tone also clues us into her character – her uncertainty and hesitation at the start of the story, and her determination towards the
Karen Horney had come up with the best theory for Neurosis and it relates to me because I can agree with the needs that it calls for an individual. Even though there are different, personality traits explained in our society now, through its origin, principles, validity, and application, it justifiably aligns with my perspective. Neurotic theory came from the theorists, Karen Horney, who felt like this theory was an attempt to make life better as a way of interpersonal control coping. (Boeree, 2006) In the article, the author leads the reader all the way up into Karen Horney’s life as she begins her journeys as a theorist. After her husband died, she came to New York and there she begins to develop different theories on neurosis.
Power in Charlotte Perkin Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" "The Yellow Wallpaper" written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman explores the idea of inequliaty between men and women. The story shows how power affects one person which is portrayed through the narrator and her dominant husband John. "The Yellow Wallpaper" suggests that a male dominant relationship leads to a downfall in marraige. John's dominant power over the narrator suggests she is incapable of expressing herself. The narrator says "There comes John, and I must put this away,- he hates to have me write a word (79).
Euripides has been accused of being a misogynist as well as the world's first feminist. In your view, do the portrayals of Medea and Jason allow such contradictory interpretations? Euripides' Greek tragic play, 'Medea', depicts a wife's desire to right the wrongs done to her by her husband and in the pursuit of satisfaction, she commits the heinous of crimes, infanticide. The play is set in a patriarchal society, where women are treated as mere tools to satisfy their male partners. Euripides' portrays Medea as both a weak and strong woman, being able to stand up to some of the male characters and simultaneously succumb to their presence.
Paige undergoes a great deal of sacrifice, which is seems as though is perceived as a normality in the genre of black sci-fi. Cloning is a concept that seems to be featuring more often in modern day science fiction films, but the main difference that Tananarive Due and black sci-fi is bringing to this concept is motherhood. The hunger games is an example of modern film writer who has adapted a similar concept with the addition of heroism. Heroism as a contrast seems to be more attractive to viewers when linked with self-sacrifice and motherhood. Yet in “Like Daughter” Paige is still a hero for saving the child from a live of misery, but this doesn’t need to be written because it is left up to the reader’s imagination.
Furthermore, this role can be understood as fearful of the criticism that society (during that time period) has when a woman is seen with a man. Likewise, the peculiarity of this aspect can be comprehended within the Egyptian poem “The Beginning of the Song that Diverts the Heart”. This ancient poem is centered upon a recalcitrant woman. Her undertaking was to sway the man she loved to engage in an ascetic relationship. The similarities can be evidently understood and recognized within “Zhongzi, Please,” and “The Beginning of the Song that Diverts the Heart”.
Although women occupied an entirely different position in society compared to men, they too held a certain sphere of influence and power; they simply exerted it in ways that were distinct from men’s strategies. By examining the character of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, one can see just how women exerted their power and influence in The Odyssey and to what ends. Penelope uses clever cunning and sexual charm to toy with men’s emotions and to meet her own needs while she is waiting for her husband to return from battle. The types of strategies and her relative success in using them will be examined in this essay. Athena is the daughter of Zeus who helped Odysseus throughout his quests.
George and Editha's relationship is hinged on these very things. Their relationship is very contemporary because even though this short story was published in 1905 it mimics the relationship between men and women now. Gender roles have always been a source of controversy, with men putting unfair standards of femininity upon women and vice versa. In this short story Editha is lacing unfair standards of masculinity upon George. For example, Editha has just finished speaking to George about her feelings and thoughts on the war, when she has a thought; "but now, it flashed upon her, if he could do something worthy to have won her-be a hero, her hero-it would be even better than if he had done it before asking her; it would be grander" pg.55.