Contrasting attitudes are clearly illustrated in Julius Caesar in the relationships between Caesar and his wife Calpurnia and that of Brutus and Portia. Calpunia is the stereotypical image of a woman of her time, exemplified in Act 2, Scene 2, when she uses an imperative statement "you shall not stir out of your house today". This portrays her as a concerned, caring wife who is trying to save the life of her husband. But Caesar contrasts her attitude when he declares"Caesar shall forth" this illustrates that Caesar doesn't value his wife's advice, he is very much dismissive of her. The way Caesar presents himself in his marriage conflicts with how other characters view and represent him.
In the poem “Medusa” gender conflict through control is also illustrated when she says: “a suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy”. This depicts that she feels ownership over her husband and wants him to “be terrified” if he does not obey her commands. However, in “Les Grands Seigneurs” the narrator conveys that after she was “wedded, bedded … a toy, a plaything … wife” she is nostalgic for the first three stanzas to how men were towards her before she was married as she is now powerless. We can depict that there was less gender conflict before she was married. Moreover, in “Medusa” powerlessness is also portrayed when she rhetorically questions herself “Wasn’t I beautiful?
/My quiet Penelope - whom I know so well, would seem a shade before your majesty.”(V) Odysseus knew that he couldn’t lie to Calypso because she was a goddess, so he told her what she wanted to hear; That she was indeed prettier than Penelope, but notice there was a second issue in her question and he neglected to address it. He never once said that Calypso was far more interesting than Penelope because he would be lying and Calypso would see right through it all. Not only was Odysseus sneaky, he was also very arrogant! After defeating Polyphemus he was in the ship
------------------------------------------------- Anna, at the time of meeting Gurov, was also not happy with her husband. Anna’s choice to enter into this relationship was a much harder decision and she then felt the immorality of her decision weigh upon her. Anna said herself, “I love a pure, honest life, and sin is loathsome to me. I don't know what I am doing.” (243) Anna and Gurov each chose to enter into a relationship. The two may feel as though bad timing plays a part here, however, each of them knew there could be consequences of acting on their initial feelings.
This is one area in which perhaps Macbeth as a tragic hero is distinct, as in other cases, such as Julius Caesar, he ignores his wife's advice. If Macbeth's tragic flaw is his ambition, in other tragic heroes the hamartia is different. In King Lear, for example, Lear is undone by his own strong pride that causes him to mistake his two unfaithful daughters to be faithful and to identify the one daughter that loves him truly as being ungrateful. Cordelia's response in honestly only giving her father the love that it is her duty to give backfires disastrously, even though she retains her integrity, as Lear ends up disowning her: Here I disclaim all my parental care, Propinquity, and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee from this forever. Lear's tragedy is made in the foolish decision that his pride drives him to in Act I scene 1, and he is distinct from the tragic hero of Macbeth in the nature of his tragic flaw and in the fact that throughout the play he is only surrounded by characters who love him, support him and want what is best for him.
and this is shown on the essay when she writes this ”If, by chance , I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with another one” Really, is sad but is the truth, men do think women’s are objects they can’t take and leave when they want and demand things and expect to received without giving. As I read the essay it was stupid to see that they didn’t realize that all the wife’s duties could also be done by men, like cleaning, working, taking care of the kids, and of course pleasing their wife’s when she
Iago tells to Othello “every man who is married has an unfaithful wife. Every woman who is married is an unfaithful wife.” It may be true for some men and women but there could be some exceptions such as Desdemona. Iago tells Othello that it is better to know the truth, which Iago knows that it is not the truth. Iago speaks to Cassio, not about Desdemona, but about Bianca, because Othello couldn’t hear what Iago and Cassio said, but could only see Cassio’s face. He is convinced that Iago was speaking the truth.
The authors’ similar ideas, yet different approaches, reveal their contrasting views on the same topic. First, the most frequently used stylistic device seen in both “I Want a Wife” and “Girl” is repetition. Using repetition, Brady achieves a sarcastic tone by repeating the phrase “I want a wife,” (274-276). She writes about the needs of men and how wives do it all, listing off stereotypical demands of marriage like “I want a wife who will wash, clean, and care of the children, (274-275). The speaker feels that men do not appreciate this work.
She was determined to only marry someone if she was completely in love no matter what their social class may be. Elizabeth believes that she and Mr. Darcy are in the same social class because she is a gentleman’s daughter and Mr. Darcy is a gentleman’s son and now a gentleman himself. The amount of money each has is of no relevance to her. Mr. Darcy, however, took social class very serious and strongly believed in only marrying within the same social class. When Darcy first met Elizabeth he was unimpressed and said that she was unattractive simply because he knew that she was not as wealthy as him.
Suddenly he became obsessed with it. He constantly told her negative things about the birthmark, making her adopt his point of view. However, she was not force to drink the liquid even though he was criticizing the “odious hand” (1036). What to blame may be her obsessive love for her husband and his obsession with perfection. She did not hate the birthmark before Aylmer began to criticize it.