The Corrupting Power of Women The portrayal of women in Of Mice and Men is limited and unflattering. We learn early on that Lennie and George are on the run from the previous ranch where they worked, due to encountering trouble there with a woman. Misunderstanding Lennie’s love of soft things, a woman accused him of rape for touching her dress. George berates Lennie for his behavior, but is convinced that women are always the cause of such trouble. Their enticing sexuality, he believes, tempts men to behave in ways they would otherwise not.
In The Simple Gift Billy tries to forms a self defence towards Caitlin when he first sees her by rejecting her. “My first thought was to hate her because of her shiny watch and her perfect skin”P38.Billy is aware of Caitlin because she seems to be so different from him and he felt he would be judged by her. “and I knew she’d call the manager” P38 In Strange Chameleon the protagonist has a very low self esteem because he does not fit in. He feels that he doesn’t deserve his lover because of this. “Swimming in a dirty river with dirty me you were very beautiful.” Nakayama uses repetition to make the audience focus on thought that he sees him self as “dirty” and how he doesn’t deserve her.
This nonsensical simile is used to create in the readers minds the idea that this fish really is a man, and his actions show it too. The poet uses this pun to make us laugh about the similarities between this fish and a man, but at the same time we feel pity for him as we know that if “his heart skins like a” stone he is feeling depressed and heart-broken and if “he drinks like a” fish he must be (like the poem later says) drowning his sorrows in alcohol. Similarly, other puns like these are found in the poem (“she makes kissy lips at him”), that describe the characters flirty human behaviour, showing that the poet also compares the female fish to a human too. The implication that the fish can feel, drink or make kissy lips is also personification that further strengthens the comparison, literally
They start talking about Beatrice and Benedick and how much she is in love with him, knowing that Benedick would be eavesdropping. They use metaphorical diction as Claudio states, ‘bait the hook well, this fish will bite.’ Meaning that Benedick will fall for their trickery if they keep up their chatter about Beatrice. Claudio’s diction is then exaggerated when he describes Beatrice when she ‘beats her heart’ and ‘cries “sweet benedick”.’ After Claudio, Don Pedro and Leonato Leave. Benedick’s diction is very clear to show that he is very passionate about Beatrice, proving that he has been deceived but doesn’t realise it. The use of high modality diction in the phrase ‘No!
Some of the things a person may experience will affect how they treat other people. A prime example would be The Catcher in the Rye’s Holden Caulfield. “ Holden respond[s] to inner rather than out pressures; ‘he is a victim not so much of society as of his own spiritual illness’ which forbids him from discarding any of his experiences and condemns him to carry the burden of indiscriminate remembrance” (Ohmann 24). This suggests that people can become victims of their experiences. Holden is trapped by the memory of his mind which in turn makes him conduct unfair judgments on others that he actually sees in himself.
Wallace sympathizes that if lobsters can’t control their pain, then humans are unnecessarily boiling and eating them, as a result, putting them through immense suffering that humans wouldn’t want to experience themselves. Wallace, however also compares them to frontal lobotomy patients. These patients experience physical pain but perceive it in a different way. They do not necessarily hate or like pain. They feel neutral about it.
Another major theme in the vignette is one of sexuality because as Esperanza is in a transition state and first experiences her emerging sexuality as a desire to be desired by the boy at the dance. Esperanza is ashamed of her feet and during the baptism she says “My feet growing bigger and bigger” (Cisneros 47). This symbolizes her insecurities growing. The theme of insecurity is common throughout the book. In the previous vignette Esperanza was scolded by a nun who said Esperanza lives in an ugly house across the school and even though she didn’t live there she was too embarrassed to tell the nun that she didn’t live there(Cisneros 45).
He buys women drinks, dances with them, is very rude and judgmental, and he really only judges them on their looks. He sees them as disposable objects that he can throw away without a second glance. In the novel, he calls himself a sex maniac and you can see that side of him when he is around women. He tries to be polite to women, act older than his age, and even tries to seduce them. He does, however try to give these women a chance to almost prove to him that they aren’t phonies, but almost every single time he is disappointed.
Hero and the other women do the same thing to Beatrice while she is standing nearby. Beatrice and Benedick are surprised by this rumor and a little offended that they have both been given the label of being too proud for love. This deceptive act drives Beatrice and Benedict mad as they both fight with their own feelings of pride versus love. It causes them to even change their own character a little or perhaps just bring out a side of them that the audience has not seen before. Benedict goes from being a proud bachelor to a love sick puppy and Beatrice goes from being stubborn
Maggie's condition throughout the novel is forced upon her by things outside of her control. She has a crush on a boy, like many girls do at her age, but is too naive to the world to understand his intentions. Her family is mad because they believe she is sleeping around. While she is truly just an innocent young girl with a crush. These misunderstandings escalate to the point that Maggie is kicked out of her home.