In any case, Pierrette is admired by the younger girls, Linda Lauzon, Lise Paquette and Ginette Menard because they assume that she is enjoying life. However Pierrette only pretends that she is a successful lady with independence and a man who truly loves her. Pierrette Guérin is trapped in her maudite vie plate. Pierrette’s choice to follow Johnny has made her a typical slave of patriarchy with more abominable consequences in contrast to the other women. When Pierrette chose to leave home for Johnny, she was deeply in love with him.
There is a strong relationship between the Wyf of Bath’s prologue and tale. She has radical views about women and marriage at a time where women are meant to be passive towards men. They are also classed over their sexual activity; they are defined in a relationship to the men that she has slept with, used to sleep with or if she is still a virgin. The Wyf of Bath is an experienced woman for she has wedded five different husbands. In addition she is very clever and often argues with sophistry.
‘“It was full of money that was the inexhaustible charm that rose and fell in it, the jingle of it, the cymbal’s song of it. High in a white palace the king’s daughter, the golden girl”(120). It shows that Daisy’s father is rich, and she is treated like a princess. She lives in a huge house. Her wealth can bring her to her success.
Think of it as a candle, once you melt that candle there is no way to put it back together. This is true for both of the stories. In “The Rocking Horse Winner” the mother’s greed for money forces her son Paul to find ways to get more money in order to try to win over her love and attention. In the very beginning of the story it described a mother who “had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her; and she could not love them (Lawrence, 162).” The mother was always good at showing a respectable image to her friends about how she felt about her children though. It states that her friends say “She is such a good mother: She adores her children (Lawrence, 162).” Paul is determined to win his mother’s love by gambling and goes on a “mad little journey (Lawrence, 165)” in order to try to prove to his mother that he is lucky and she could love him.
However, even though the husbands were bothered by this, she took extreme enjoyment that she had such power. The Wife almost seems to be evil with her actions, especially when she knows she is treating the husbands in such a manner. She uses her femininity and the fact that she is married to take her actions of sexual desire to extremes. The Wife believes that since she is married, she is allowed to pursue her desires with no shame. With the different personalities of the characters that tell their tale on the trip in The Canterbury Tales; the Wife of Bath has a particular nature of true femininity and power which seems to be only evident when she is married.
He has more important things to do like earning money. His being murdered in the end frames the urgency to resolve his sexist attitude. Lucille is a strong woman, and this play is really about the strong love Leo and his wife share. Love thrives in an equal relationship, and in such a relationship, love trumps all injustice. More toward the end of the musical, Leo and Lucille both sing a song called, All The Wasted Time.
Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace weaves the tale of an attractive middle class woman, Mathilde, who longs to live in wealth and decadence. Using irony and symbolism, The Necklace shows just how dangerous longing for wealth and all its luxuries cab be. In The Necklace Mathilde’s husband acquires an invitation to a lavish ball, when presented with the invitation, Mathilde instead of reacting joyfully as her husband expected, merely threw the invitation down and mournfully muttered that she has no dress suited for this ball. So Mathilde’s husband allows her to buy a dress using the money he was saving to buy a gun. Although she now has a wonderful dress, Mathilde realizes that she has no jewelry that can match the dress’s elegance.
In ‘Hour’, the love is passionate and sexual. The lovers are probably married to other people, or facing some other restriction and their meeting is dangerous. This danger makes it exciting. Her passion for her lover is seen when she says things like “for thousands of seconds we kissed”. There are strong feelings of urgency and sexuality.
Juliet the young beautiful love interest of Romeo the represents youth, innocence, and passion. Lady Capulet the mother of Juliet is mature but represents the colder side of love, she married lord Capulet for his position and money as Juliet is wanted to do with Paris. Nurse Juliet’s former wet nurse and guardian is crude and humorous, she represents the physical love. In Romeo and Juliet, women have minor roles in the society. They are expected to be obedient and followers of men in their families.
MAx word count: 400 In the opening scene of All my sons, Sue Bayliss helps undermine the normality. She is jealous because all the characters enjoy her husbands company more than hers and she is friendly to most characters. She is very controlling towards her husband to attract some of the attention he receives because she is very insecure. However even though Sue can bikker a lot towards her husband she seems to interact well towards Joe Keller as friends would interact in real life. Furthermore in real life there are some women who people call “gold diggers” meaning they just want the money so the fact that Sue encourages her husband to go see a “sick” patient to get a few more bucks helps undermine the normality of the scene.