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 (IV.2.195) we discover that Emilia responds to Iago's commands repulsively. By betraying her husband's will, she mentally chooses sides between good and evil, justice and tragedy. 'Othello' presents this struggle, secretively interweaving the deceiving plot that makes 'Othello' stand out from the rest of the 'Shakespearean tragedies'. Leading up to
(Macbeth I, v, 26) Lady Macbeth made Macbeth feel bad about himself, by lowering his manhood and bravery. Lady Macbeth deceives everyone so well that people were scared to tell her about Duncan’s death, not thinking she can handle it. “Look like an innocent flower /but be the serpent under it” (Macbeth I, IV, 65-66) this means to look innocent and pure but to be evil on the inside. At first Lady Macbeth is able to keep her cool and not think anything of the deed. Macbeth on the other hand cannot sleep and starts to see things.
Beatrice is cynical and witty; she doesn’t conform when it comes to the role of women in Elizabethan time. In terms of how males view females, there is a theme of cuckoldry (men who married unfaithful wives). This is shown in the first scene when Leonato confirms that Hero is his daughter, ‘Her mother hath many times told me so’, a joke at her expense, implying she is unfaithful to him. In a conversation between Claudio and Benedick, they talk about Hero. Claudio asks if he ‘noted’ her, Benedick tells him he did not, but he ‘looked on her’.
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.
Harper Amaty Pitt starts off as Joe’s valium-addicted, sociopathic wife. A deranged sociopath that is sex-deprived and out of touch with the external world and reality in general, she recoils into her mental delusions and drug abuse. With the assistance of some of her companions and mother-in-law, she manages to liberate herself from her plummeting matrimony. Her desperation to be noticed and have emboldening contact with other human beings and conversation leads her to seek an affiliation just slightly better than what her marriage offers her. This is why she turns to
One of the major conflicts in “A streetcar named Desire” is the battle between Blanche’s need for “magic” and illusions, and Stanley’s need to see the world as real, stark, brutal and honest. Explain the reasons why Blanche and Stanley need to see life the way they do and then decide where you consider Williams final view toward illusion and reality lies. Does he align himself with Stanley’s reality and brutal honesty, or with Blanche’s illusion and pretense. In this play William’s has made Blanche a romantic even though she is the play’s protagonist. Stanley on the other hand has a life that is all about gambling, bowling, sex and drinking.
After all, a woman's charm is 50% illusion.” Shows that she hides the truth to make herself appear better in the eyes of other’s. Blanche: “What I mean is — he thinks I'm sort of — prim and proper, you know! I want to deceive him enough to make him — want me.” Showing how she deceives her victims. Relationship with other characters Blanche says to Stella: “I want to be near you, got to be with somebody, I can't be alone!” Showing that she is a needy character that needs others to take care of her especially he sister Mitch: “You need somebody. And I need somebody, too.
Bradstreet desired for Puritans to admire her writings as they do Guillaume du Bartas. Bradstreet says that with her “wond’ring eyes and envious heart/ Great Bartas’ sugared lines do but read o’er” (128). Anne wants to be like Bartas, but Bradstreet knows that because she is a woman, her works will never be praised like Guillaume’s. Bradstreet is also envious of the Greeks and their literary accomplishments. Bradstreet also shows her insecurity when she says, “Nor can I, like that fluent sweet tongued Greek” (129).
The final line “Who could not say, ‘Tis pity she’s a whore?” can be seen as directed towards her and so she is blamed for everything that has occurred. Throughout the play she is seen as quite powerful and headstrong by refusing many marriage proposals and being quite stubborn in doing so. However, she is reduced to a weak being however upon dying which is a culmination of her passions. It is perceived that women are a danger to men and to society as a whole and so Giovanni’s actions are to be blamed not on himself, but on Annabella because of the beauty she possesses. Giovanni states that Annabella’s “lips would tempt a saint” thus showing the corruption her presence inflicts upon even the supposed innocent of men.