Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
In the times John Steinbeck lived in women were not held in high regard but they were just present to serve men. However, they still tried to yearn for a better future by exploiting men. The character Curley's wife in the novel is a victim of society and her dream. She is married to Curley who neglects her and so because of her loneliness she is always seeking attention. She wears too much makeup and dresses like a "whore"
This was when Holden realized his cynicism and negative outlook on life when he struggled to think of anything or anyone that he actually liked. He has a wall around him because he depends on it to shield him from the rest of the world. Holden brings the isolation upon himself because he ruins his chances to get the love and human contact he so desired. For example, his date with Sally Hayes and calls to Jane Gallagher are cut short due to his harsh behavior. Holden revels in his loneliness for a sense of safety, while his loneliness causes him
This can be shown in the ‘Proof of Marriage’ source as the phratry must accept that a child is legitimate, otherwise property will not be given to the son. However it can also be said that it is in fact wives who fear their husbands and not the other way round. In the Eurastophenes’ murder case, Euphilites laughed at his wife when she suggested he ‘mauled the maid which could indicate women were in fear of how sexually controlling their husbands could be and how they could still get away with it. In the Naerea source is also shows men can be abusive to women with little to no consequence as Phrynion gets away with his abuse towards Naerea. You could also view the violence as a cry of fear and other controlling behaviour could emphasise that.
There is definitely a tendency to mock the remarks made by the females of the play just because they are women. This conduct aids as the backdrop of the play: a male-dominated society which does not respect the rights of women and will never consider their needs as valid. This is what leads the men to take value away from the women's thoughts and opinions. The conflict between justice and law can be seen when the woman start to consider the actions of Mrs. Wright as appropriate. Exposition: -Characterization George Henderson: Mr. Henderson is the county attorney who has been called to
Edna’s character abandons her role as a mother and wife; she breaks moral values and standards because of the intimate love affair she shares with Robert, therefore leading to the struggles she faces in the novel where she failed. Moral characters say more about a person than the background of an individual and play an important role in one’s life. When disregarded it can bring shame and conflict to a family differentiating a person to be good or bad. The concept of good and evil differs from one person to another, but certainly, a married woman who loves another man apart from her husband and acts upon that love is sinful. When the story begins Chopin’s description of Edna makes it look like she is the antagonist of the novel, when Mr. Pontellier was sitting on the
“My Last Duchess" and "To His Coy Mistress" shows the act of the men in these two poems. Both the characters in these two poems have a certain attitude towards women, which is that they both see women as objects but in different ways. Also they both can hurt anyone for their profit. Both the speakers of “My Last Duchess” and “To His Coy Mistress” use poetry to create an argument. The Duke in "My Last Duchess" is an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cares more about status and wealth than love.
I believe that when they first got married there was some kind of love in their relationship, but when they realized they could not conceive a child Don Elias blamed his wife. Even though it was most likely he was the infertile one, he treated her as if all she was good for was to take care of him like a maid. This is what made her a hard, bitter old woman. Dona Matilida believes it was her fault, and feels guilty about not being able to provide him with a child he so greatly desired. This caused her to turn a blind eye to what he was doing around town with other women.
‘Women must creep’ (Elaine R. Hedges) illustrates the thought that women shouldn’t be heard, but do only what they’re required to do, reinforcing how women were demeaned. The lack of power women had was not only present within their marriage, but also in society as males were perceived as the more significant gender, so women were patronised and dismissed by patriarchal control. Patriarchal control is represented clearly by John, the protagonist’s husband, which increases complexity within the novel as the isolation and ‘The resting cure’ he enforces upon her, causes her mental state to degenerate further, despite John believing it is helping his wife. There are a number of methods used to increase the characters complexity in The Yellow Wallpaper. For example, the use of epistolary displays a 1st person narrative and is in the present tense, “I never used to be so sensitive.” This is present when the protagonist writes to herself, Gilman uses this technique in order to show the