Evelyn accuses Lil as being The Ratcatcher: “You made me betray her.” To which Lil responds “I got you through it.” This shows just how untrustworthy Evelyn is of other people because of her past, being sent away by her parents and was left to ultimately believe that they had forgotten about her. This paragraph and the last shows that however close Evelyn is to people, she will always have this issue with trusting people, and it is likely that her subconscious mind believes that everyone she comes close to has taken her away from something – freedom. This links to The Ratcatcher’s significance, as he is constantly taking away children’s freedom, and throughout the play Samuels presents this character via Evelyn constantly. In scene one, an authority figure, the Officer, is the voice of The Ratcatcher, and I believe that in this particular moment of the play the Officer isn’t the only Ratcatcher. The train itself is taking Eva away, so here The Ratcatcher is presented as both this intimidating man and an object, not living.
The prenatal Cash was a part of her, someone inside of her from whom she could never isolate herself. In the reluctant mother’s mind, Anse Bundren was to blame for corrupting her sense of privacy and would be forever dead to her. In this way, she severed what was supposed to be the most sovereign relationship in a woman’s life and created a rift through what was to come of the Bundren family. As the family grows, Addie develops misconceptions about her relationship to her children. Cash had violated her aloneness, while Darl was deprived of the love that Addie poured so strongly into the void that was her third son.
The betrayal of Polynieces causes his sister, Antigone, to start another long line of betrayal throughout the rest of the play. Antigone begins planning her betrayal against Creon and her justice against her brother when she goes to her sister, Ismene, for help. “You must decide whether you will help me or not.” (Line 30, Pg 774). Ismene is a coward and claims she cannot help Antigone, “But I have no strength to break laws that were made for the public good.” (Line 66, Pg 774). The fact that Antigone is now alone is this process does not slow her down at all; not even after Ismene warns her that the consequence of her actions could be death.
Kevin Matte Mrs. Bailey Bean Gr. 11 University English November 16th, 2011 How Hamlet Treats Women In this love story, Hamlet, a main character in the play has dilemmas with his love life. Hamlet is the most controversial characters in this novel, too fully and thoroughly understand his characters feelings and actions the reader must understand his pain. Hamlet is a male character that was not fond of the opposite sex, until his heart was broken. His attitude makes it seem like he finds women untrustworthy and weak.
A Doll House: Final Scene Analysis There are few moments as moving or as depressing to witness as the conversation that goes on between Torvald and Nora in the final scene of Ibsen’s “A Doll House.” The conversation is a brutally honest depiction of the ugliest parts of a relationship, in which both participants are too selfish and self-absorbed to make the concessions necessary in order to maintain the equality needed in a successful marriage. While Torvald apologizes for his rash words, he expects everything to go back to how it was before the argument, when his wife is still obviously unfulfilled. His wife refuses to take her husband and children’s needs into account and makes an unquestionably selfish decision that leaves the entire family shattered. When the contents of Krogstad’s letter are exposed, Torvald is understandably very upset. The implications of the damage his wife’s actions could cause him are very real and have very far-reaching consequences.
Were he bold as brass/She was in love with gallant Nicholas/However Absalon might blow his horn/His labour won him nothing but her scorn.” (Chaucer, pg 94). In most stories from the time era this tale took place during, such an appealing character would easily win over a lady’s hand. But all that happens to him is he gets scorned and ridiculed. This sarcastic humor is highly amusing to the reader. Chaucer may use this to prove, however, that charm and looks won’t get you everything you want in life.
Blanche, Stanley and Stella all react to truth differently within the play. Throughout the play Blanche changes the truth in order to survive in the society she is in. All of the times that truth is exposed, all the results and consequences are destructive and negative. Blanche uses light and fantasy as a way for her to be shielded from the truth. “I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.” Blanche has a fear or light because she has a fear of people seeing her clearly and her true age.
This ties to balance individuality and closeness because An-Mei is easily allowing the balance of connection and separateness fall apart with her mother. It also lets her know that she cannot be the type of women to have a baby before marriage or who is unfaithful to their husband. Another conflict is when the author writes, “Because sometimes that is the only way to and that of your mother, and her mother before her.
Ehrenreich wrote this piece with a firm and heavy tone that caught whoever decided to pick up and read it, to inform and to prove that not everyone is just turning the other cheek. Domestic abuse tears homes constantly, occurs to the point in which a spouse could horrifically have the worst outcome in which could be murder. Barbara Ehrenreich uses a prime example in which the wife of OJ Simpson doomed by her own husband was looked at more as a scandal due to his celebrity status instead of raising concern for multiple women who could be dealing with the same ordeal. “Family may not be the ideal and perfect living arrangement after all-that it could be a nest of pathology and a cradle of gruesome violence”. This quote by the writer sums up what the idea of family is often perceived as one thing but could become very horrific.
In William Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew there are three characters that fit the description quite accurately. Katherina fits best due to the fact that she is frequently aggressive throughout the play and out of all the characters that are portrayed as shrews she continuously has verbal arguments with other characters. Bianca and Petruchio also share shrew-like characteristics however they are very deceitful and are able to seem like well mannered characters, yet throughout the play their true characteristics are shown. Bianca fits the descriptions of a shrew for the reasons that she is deceitful and she misleads the men in her life. Petruchio can classify as shrew due to the manner in which he treats Katherina and his servants however, Petruchio only treats them in a harsh manner because it is part of his taming technique on Katherina.