Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not. A visit to the “flophouse” (a cheap hotel, or brothel) is enough of women for George, and he has no desire for a female companion or wife. Curley’s wife, the only woman to appear in Of Mice and Men, seems initially to support George’s view of marriage. Dissatisfied with her marriage to a brutish man and bored with life on the ranch, she is constantly looking for excitement or trouble. In one of her more revealing moments, she threatens to have the black stable-hand lynched if he complains about her to the boss.
In The Taming of The Shrew, Katherina challenges the values and themes of courtship and marriage, dismissing the female etiquette when meeting her suitor. In the Elizabethan Era in which the play is set, a woman allowed herself to be wooed and won over by men who courted her. Katherina flouts this moral behavior in the scene whereby she meets Petruchio. Rather than responding to his request to marriage in the acceptable way of being passive and congenial, Katherina retaliates in a juxtaposing manner. Her boisterousness and hostility is epitomised in the stage direction [She strikes him].
How has the Eunice been presented in A Streetcar Named Desire? As A Streetcar Named Desire is predominately a study of couples and the time, Williams uses Eunice and Steve’s marriage to give a separate backdrop to the neighbourhood; it gives the audience a broader insight into understanding the conflict shown between couples. Williams uses Eunice’s marriage to compare with the Kowalski’s. In Scene 5, Stella and Blanche’s conversation is interrupted by the sound of Eunice and Steve arguing, and Steve subsequently beating Eunice, which would shock the audience, however Stella responds to the violence by saying that alcohol is a “more practical” cure for Eunice’s woes, further shocking the audience with the nonchalant attitude toward domestic violence, which is a constant occurrence in the play. As Eunice is used to present a wider background for the play, she also presents the society at the time, and sometimes voices the audience’s opinions, for example, after Stanley beats Stella, Eunice’s speech is punctuated with many ‘!’, showing hers and, furthermore the audiences, shock at the violence.
This woman uses mental and emotional harassment to attempt at getting what she desires. Curley’s wife is repeatedly displayed as a tart. Her overly flirtatious personality leads to her inevitable peril. Steinbeck uses this character to represent a different type of person who attacks emotionally and physically in unique ways. One example of her harassment is displayed when she meets George and Lennie on the first day of their arrival.
Self-love and racism play a very important role in Zora Neale Hurston's “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon. Janie spent her days looking for passionate love in three different marriages. With the character of Mrs. Turner, she shows how everyone is racist in the world, and she is black herself but don’t want to realize it because she’s biracial. Hurston’s theme of “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was based on the Harlem Renaissance and was shown dramatically throughout of the book. First, the theme of love with her Granny was force upon Janie and finding love within her was described as a pear tree and the horizon.
The quote ‘men were deceivers ever’ comes from Act 2 Scene 3 of the play, from the song that Balthasar sings. The cultural perceptions of gender role in the Elizabethan era would be seen from a different perspective by a modern day audience. The message in the song presents ideas of women accepting men as they are and that their behaviour is not going to change which contrasts with women’s attitudes in the modern day, as women would not be expected to conform to the rules of society. This quotation can be used to describe the false accusations that Hero is cheating, which Don John claims to Claudio. In Act 3 Scene 2, Don John enters Leonato’s house and says to Claudio “I came hither to tell you, and circumstances shortened the lady is disloyal.” Don John is presented as a ‘deceiver’ in this scene by his actions, creating uproar between the couple.
Josh Beatty Mrs. Moore Honors English 10 April 28th, 2011 The majority of people have been picked on or teased at some point in their life. Racism in the 1960’s was an extreme form of bullying. The civil rights movement was occurring in this time. The Secret Life of Bees happens during this hard, and wonderful, time for African Americans, specifically 1964, wonderful because they were getting their rights as an American citizen. In the book, Rosaleen, an African American housekeeper and nanny, gets upset with the bullying and the overpowering of the whites and acts out; this acting out gets her put in jail.
Don't you even know who my father is?” This quote makes it evident that the status of Elton’s father directly influences who he ‘should’ date. Cher’s evinces egotism, believing that she has the ability to challenge natural social behaviour. Cher’s manipulation of Tai’s appearance is shown through the mis-en-scene of expensive clothing and make-up, in an attempt to fascinate the opposite sex using physical adjustment. Cher’s repeated attempts to draw two unlikely people together (Tai and Elton), ends in the realisation that she does not possess the capability of defying human attraction. Heckerling depicts the changing social attitudes towards marriage in a contemporary
During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137). Even though Juliet was already married to Romeo, she could have accepted her fate because of the hatred between the Montague and Capulet families. Yelling at her parents causes them to be mad at her, and lying makes the situation worse. Eventually, the choices the two “star-crossed lovers” made led to their
While her getting worse than before, it dramatically shows the procedure of being enlightened in case of rising of female powers. There are several evidences that may represent narrator’s mental instability and they seem to be originated from John’s oppressive way to treat her. The narrator is afraid that John doesn't seem to understand her state fully enough. "Personally, I believe that congenial work, with excitement and change, would do me good." (1279) She knows doing her favorite work―writing―and traveling around beautiful places may be helpful to recover her nervous hypochondria, but she just tries not to make John irritated by doing nothing.