“Who weep for the waste of sturdy hips” (line12) is mentioned in “In the Counselor’s Waiting Room” thus showing that the mothers of the two daughters are criticizing the two girls in the poem. Typically, each gender must be attracted to the opposite sex; but if this is challenged by anyone they are censured and become an outcast in society. Evidently, in the poems mentioned above, being a woman and acting out of societal norms causes others to criticize the individual and condemn them for the choices they have made. Moreover, the literary devices and elements within the poems are quite different. Within “The Silence of Women”, Rosenberg’s diction is effective in that she creates an image and
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 feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me” The author is using a metaphor that Estella’s success and failure both create the person she is. The quote is important because matron accuses Estella of being ingratitude, cold, and having a lack of love. So Estella replies by asking how Miss Havisham could reproach her ward for being cold when her personality came about as a direct result of Miss Havisham's tutelage. Pg.373 3) “My convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me… I looked at him eagerly when he looked at me, and slightly moved my hands and shook my head.
She chose to put this particular poem right in the centre of the collection because it is the most taboo poem and shows just how much men can influence women in relationships or even just for sex. A good example of this is ‘I went mad for the sex’ from ‘The Devils Wife’ shows she is with him for the sex and she’d do anything to keep getting it. The poems in the first half of the collection the women always escape from the betrayal of men take control. ‘Delilah’ and ‘Mrs Quasimodo’ are good examples of this as in ‘Delilah’ she cuts off his hair, ‘Then with deliberate, passionate hands, I cut every lock of his hair’ shows she took control of the situation and did it as a duty because his hair is what makes him strong, and without it he has nothing. Also ‘I fastened a chain to the door’ is ironic as she is trying to escape from being controlled by him yet she is ‘chaining’ herself inside the door so she cannot escape.
Examine the ways in which feminism has contributed to our understanding of families Feminists take critical views of the family as they argue it oppresses women and therefore creates issues such as unequal divisions of domestic labour and domestic violence against women. Feminists believe that there is a ‘triple burden’ of paid work, domestic labour and emotional work. Also gender inequality is not regarded as natural or inevitable, but something that has been created by society. Feminists also argue that the oppression of women is due to patriarchy. The New Right has been criticised by feminists such as Ann Oakley (1997) as it has a conservative and anti-feminist perspective on the family.
She is a feminist, though she is quick to avoid the label, as all of the women who are feminists in the novel are simplistic extremists (Doane 2). After Jenny publishes her book A Sexual Suspect, a biography about her life as a single mother and a so-called sexual deviant, she begins to attract a group of militant feminists, called the Ellen Jamesians. These women have cut out their tongues to show support for a young girl that was raped, and they hate Garp, for representing male lust. One can tell, through Jenny’s violent death, that Irving believes that mothering should be more about raising children, not imparting sexual norms. Jenny is a less- than adequate mother to Garp when it comes to
Curley’s wife essay Curley’s wife is a character of wide complex and diversity. Her role slowly unwinds and develops throughout the course of the novel, constantly changing the reader’s opinion of her due to her ambiguous characteristics. We see through the novel that in 1930’s America women were generally treated with contempt through the course of the novel and as a general theme. Steinbeck depicts females as ‘trouble makers’ who bring ruin on men; Curley’s wife who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency. Women were looked upon as inferior; and incapable of the skills men were, so a woman’s role was mainly housework and nothing with manual requirement.
By utilizing the Handmaids as a representation of the females in the Gileadean society, the author exposes the flaws of an anti-feminist society through objectification and the absence of agency. The Handmaid’s Tale illustrates women who are strongly objectified by men. An example of how Handmaids are objectified is through their names. The women are named after their assigned Commander; their name which consists of two parts is constructed with the prefix, ‘Of’, followed by the suffix of their Commander’s name. The main character’s Handmaid name is Offred, meaning that she is property of Fred.
The word “knive” indeed implies a violent action, which could mean that Owen is describing weather as though it were an enemy. He then uses personification later on in the poem; "Dawn massing in the east her melancholy army". In this quote, he personifies dawn or nature as a woman which points out that Mother Nature herself has betrayed them. This clashes with the whole idea of women being compassionate and loving, and in fact, the image of the woman is being subverted. This is used by Owen to describe the unpredictability of war that the soldiers had to face.
Using a female character makes it more powerful to challenge the authorities and the norms. The wife likens to the priests who use the literature badly and wrongly to vindicate their acts. The wife’s misusing of literature shows that she is unschooled. The wife shows us herself to be in opposition with the patriarchal society she lives in. When she talks against society’s norms, she talks in a dialogical