‘Men were deceivers ever.’ To what extent can it be argued that Shakespeare’s presentation of men’s attitudes to women in ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ allows for comedy? In Much Ado about Nothing, it can be equally argued that men’s attitudes towards women are actually used for comedy purposes, and it can be argued that their attitudes aren’t. For this argument, the relationship between Beatrice and Benedick at the start of the play can be seen as comical to the audience, as they both claim to dislike each other and take pleasure in making rude remarks to one another. On the other hand, the relationship between Hero and Claudio could be seen as quite dark to the audience, as there are accusations and trust issues between the two. The quote ‘men were deceivers ever’ comes from Act 2 Scene 3 of the play, from the song that Balthasar sings.
Many people moved to cities to work in industry and about 40 percent of those workers were low-wage earners.1 As industry grew, women, children, and poor immigrants found themselves the main targets for work in factories. With the birth of unions, workers have a voice at work. They negotiate contracts so that they can work in a safe and fair workplace. Better wages, retirement packages, and vacation time are other things for which a union works.2 A Brief History of Manufacturing Before manufacturing, people made what they needed on their own or traded with people nearby. Because of this, people became specialized in certain skills.
She certainly did not “pass in silence without matching wits”(292) with Swift. She gives him a taste of his own medicine. While Montagu’s retort was humorous and insulting, she seemed to miss the point that Swift was trying to portray. She merely counterattacked him for writing such a disgraceful poem. It went right over her head that Swift was trying to say that everyone has at least a few less-than-winsome qualities or that the reason he used a female character was only to emphasize this fact, to show that, while men may put women on pedestals, that does not
However, the idea of women being unequal to men is quickly dispelled by Webster who appears to mock the misogynistic characters of the play and indeed, very possibly the misogyny of society as a whole at the time. This is most apparent through his evolution of Vittoria as a character and also a symbol of the downfall of sexism. This is most striking when considering Flamineo’s comment that “[perfumes, when chafed] expresseth virtue, fully, whether true, or else adulterate.” Portraying a key theme throughout the play of a true nature disguised beneath a thin veneer of sweet nothings. This facade of Vittoria’s is first revealed to the audience through her manipulation of Bracciano in her dream sequence. Whereby her constant play on the word “yew/you” (“both were
They began to use machinery rather than animals and people. A farmer and his sons would be able to run a whole farm on their own without hired help. They were able to get work that would normally take weeks, done in a shorter period of time. They were then able to get food from places that were not close to them.... Industrialization helped the middle class because the poor working class was working in the factories, the upper class owned the factories, and the middle class was comprised of people who managed others, worked at banks, or were highly skilled craftsmen whose jobs could not be replaced by unskilled lower class workers or machines, etc. Also, the Industrial Revolution led to divides in the upper and lower Middle Class.
Margaret Atwood’s speech “Spotty Handed Villainesses” explores Patriarchy, feminism and “bad” women in literature. She uses wit and humour to disarm the audience and often uses anti-climatic statements to grab the audience’s attention. Margaret Atwood’s speech resonates through time with her critical study of feminism in a social context and the impact that feminism has had on literature. In the speech Atwood explores the moral dichotomy that exists in Women at the time. She shows how women can only be categorised as either an angel or a whore.
The industrial also encouraged a huge migration within countries. Families were moving from the countryside to the city for better opportunities. The industrial revolution produced new social classes. Now people were not both rich and part of the aristocrats lifestyle or extremely poor. The classes were more spread out and
Donna Woolfolk Cross explains in her article, "Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled" that propaganda shapes our attitudes on thousands of subjects by tactics such as name-calling which "consists of labeling people or ideas with words of bad connotation" (Cross 210). Aunt Lydia uses name-calling by stating that these women were lazy sluts and explains how important and how much better childbirth is in Gilead in comparison to the old days. Her manipulative speech is what blocks the handmaids from thinking, only to react unquestioningly. Cross's article explains that glittering generalities "try to get us to accept and agree without examining the evidence" (Cross 211). Aunt Lydia's use of glittering generalities and convincing tone of voice makes these women accept whatever she defines them as, giving no reason to think otherwise.
Womens suffrage synthesis paper. Women have always been under suffrage from the superior male empowerment. they endure depression of rights such as voting and freedom of speech, the thought of women having such straightforward authority to do the bare bone basic in nationalistic movement of voting and cary an impact on our developed country is profound even today in the eyes of a man. people in general can ignore womens suffrage all they desire but it is sure to catch up to any who oppose it, the accusation that women ask to much of the present society almost as if they want more then they need, all together the men have stronger thought towards why women need to be relieved of there freedom. Women are always becoming more independent as time moves on, starting with only a few fighting for freedom to many thousands of women protesting for there rights.
The Skills of the Unskilled in the American Industrial Revolution By James Bessen* 2/02 Abstract: Were ordinary factory workers unskilled and was technology “de-skilling” during the Industrial Revolution? I measure foregone output to estimate the human capital investments in mule spinners and power loom tenders in ante-bellum Lowell. These investments rivaled those of craft apprentices. Although factory workers were unskilled in a sense, the implementation of this technology depended on the development of a labor force with substantial human capital. From 1834-55, firms made increasing investments in skill, allowing workers to tend more machines, thus raising labor productivity.