Miller uses irony in this as it is in fact Abigail who shows these attributes towards Elizabeth after Abby’s affair with John Proctor and becomes jealous of their marriage. It also shows her cold resentfulness towards Elizabeth when she suggests Elizabeth is making up lies to get Abigail into trouble. Abby also shows a lack of respect when she refers to Goody Proctor as “It’s”. By objectifying Elizabeth it shows that Abby has little appreciation for her, again showing utter revulsion. The impersonal term lowers the importance of Elizabeth giving the impression that Abigail sees herself above Goody Proctor.
Steinbeck then created the characters based on the people he met. In this novel John Steinbeck presents Curley out to be a slimy, nasty and a horrible bully due to his actions and the way he treats people. He has no respect for anyone but himself, especially women. He treats his wife llike dirt and often objectifies her as it is said in the novel he wear's a "glove fulla vaseline". He does this to keep his hand soft for his wife who he is using as a sexual object which is rather humulating for her.
Bernard’s actions hurt him a lot and he feels emotionally hurt. His excellence brings him a torture which others think is a treatment to kill his excellence. Also, Ender’s excellence is disliked by others when colonel Graff uses his sister to add torture toward Ender. Ender’s one weakness, his sister Valentine’s love is abolished by colonel Graff so that Ender will have no
Do her hateful actions against tom really show how “sweet” she is, or do her actions show an abused girl worn down by her fathers repulsive behavior.. An example of this is when Mayella lures tom into her house knowing it was wrong, “She grabbed me around the legs(.....) She reach'd up and kissed th' side of me face,”(Lee, 194) Mayella is a very deceptive person, she practically sets him up for this big scandal, then puts the blame on Tom, who is in fact the mockingbird. Mayella has been subjected to many horrific events and much sorrow but that does not excuse her for condemning a man. Further more Mayella weak testimony only further promote hate and anger in Maycomb, "I got somethin' to say an' then I ain't gonna say no more. That nigger yonder took advantage of me an' if you fine fancy gentlemen don't wanta do nothin' about it then you're all yellow stinkin' cowards, stinkin' cowards, the lot of you. Your fancy airs don't come to nothin' – your ma'amin' and Miss Mayellerin' don't come to nothin', Mr. Finch,"(Lee, 290).
Miss Bingley is jealous of Elizabeth, she feels threatened by her and fears that she will loose Darcy and his affections will focus more onto Elizabeth. "When dinner was over, she (Elizabeth) returned directly to Jane, and Miss Bingley began abusing her as soon as she was out of the room. Her manners were pronounced to be very bad indeed, a mixture of pride and impertinence; she had no conversation, no stile, no taste, no beauty." Again in this sentence Miss Bingley uses short pauses in what she is saying, she pauses
Tamela’s hostile aggressive tendencies are exhibited in her dress, her relation to people around her, and in some of her self-harm behavior. When she dressed provocatively to go out to sing she said that she loved to get attention. She even went as far to state that attention from men is “the only way you know you’re worth anything.” Due to her sexual abuse history and her terrible relationship with her father, Tamela did not trust or have many real relationships with men. She was angry with her parents and the person who abused her and she exhibited that anger by dressing in extremely comment-provoking clothing. Then, when people called her names or treated her like a prostitute, she would become extremely aggressive and yell and curse.
“In Mexico as elsewhere, hair cutting for women was a gravely insulting, visible symbol of sexual and social dishonor.” This would reflect upon her husband’s honor as well. Although chaotic, both Maria and Rita performed these deeds in order to preserve their honor. Through this story we are able to see how gossip was used to wound someone’s honor, gossip about one’s chastity wounded their honor and how violence was used to publicly humiliate and decrease one’s honor. In “Scandal at the Church” we see how the women underhandedly were able to affect each other’s honor and try to create a way to raise or lower their class rank in
It first influences Osan by her telling Jihei “you’re acting outrageously, Jihei. You shouldn’t have signed that oath if you felt so reluctant to leave her”. We notice Jihei just signed the oath because he felt forced now in this quote we see how Osan is putting up with Jihei somewhat having feelings for another women this shows us how society view of a married women influences Osan so much to a point where she accepts what her husband is doing and in doing so she save her marriage. Osan also says to Jihei “I felt so unhappy that I wrote a letter, begging her as a woman to another to break with you, though I knew how painful it would be”. It is clear that Osan knew about everything and in doing so, she writes a letter to Koharu and keeps it a secret.
Creon’s Discrimination in Antigone Despite how prejudice and unjust, women have not always been treated fairly. In Antigone, a play by Sophocles, Creon, the king, displays an extremely discriminatory attitude to women and he unfortunately suffers in the end, undergoing a harsh downfall. He disregards the value that women have and shows lots of animosity towards Antigone, not only because of her “criminal” actions in going against his proclamation, but because she is a female. He then becomes impulsive with his decision-making and suffers immensely due to his nebulous view on female equality. Sophocles characterizes Creon as a sexist ruler who has little value for women, which consequently leads to his downfall.
In the play king Lear, mercy is an insatiable trait which is surrounded by so much hate and malice every time love is given it makes those moments so much more enjoyable. In the begging of the Play King Lear, Cordelia the king’s daughter, is outcast, cheated of her inheritance accused of being a wicked child and one that nature is a shamed of (I,i,215-219). Even though at the beginning of the play king Lear disowns his daughter and she has every right to be unloving to him; when they are reunited King Lear offers to harm himself but Cordelia turns that idea away and forgives him when she asks to take a walk with her father (4,VII,83). People want to see mercy, they want to see those that deserve worse receive compassion and mercy Lear deserved to be turned away but Cordelia showed tenderness to her aging father and