Unfortunately for this siren every man whom she has lured has been the same, which portrays men to be all the same. In Greek mythology sirens are portrayed as dangerous seductresses, their lower half was that of a fish and their upper body was that of a bird. In “Siren Song” the siren singing explains that she doesn’t enjoy the company of her two sisters, whom she describes as “feathery maniacs”. This indicates that these sirens are the Greek mythological creatures and not mermaids as they are commonly confused with. They are even said to be ugly, so as to appeal more to the soul of a human then to the flesh.
Daisy’s voice was one of the main traits that kept her so intriguing and mysterious for Gatsby, which Nick mentions when he says, “there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget” (9). The excitement of her charming voice came from her affection for money, a trait of hers that Gatsby clearly dismissed until his tragic death. Daisy was most certainly a woman without mercy, which could be observed when she ran off with her husband after she professed her love for Gatsby, and shattered Gatsby’s dream of a happy future with her. Both women, Daisy and the Faery, can be symbolized as heartless demons that are in the form of temptresses, beautiful yet deadly. The main similarity and flaw that Jay Gatsby and the knight both have is their creation of a fixated, unattainable dream: a hopeful future with their idealistic lovers.
She chases him up to the point of exhaustion, and as much as he tries to avoid her she is persistent. In the end, Demetrius falls under a love potion and she finally gains his affection. The whole story is a horrible example for women. She completely throws herself to a man , up to a point of disgusting desperation and in the end she obtains her goal. In real life, true love would rarely be the outcome.
What Kind of Man is Odysseus? Odysseus was a clever, sneaky, deceitful man. Although sometimes using these characteristics as a survival method, he also abused them in quite a few different ways. Such as tricking Calypso after sleeping with her, and fooling Polyphemus. Odysseus also a firm believer in hospitality; Which explains why he was in such distress after learning of the suitors attempt to take everything he’s ever worked for.
Whether it be good times or bad times in a man’s life. In Eve Golden’s short story “Dangerous Curves” he explains the different types of women and their problematic relationships. The most lethal female in Golden’s “Dangerous Curves” is the uptown girl because they can harm men in ways like no other mentally and the most innocuous girl is the smotherer because she can do no wrong for you. The uptown girl is a dream girl such as the ones seen “on the cover of Sports Illustrated this year.” They will leave males questioning themselves, “why can’t I get her attention?” or “Does she even like me?” This type of problem will leave a man confused and insecure of himself. Trying to figure out ways to better him; to gain that attention he craves and wants from the girl it is us men strive for everyday.
The Duke’s duchess is flirtatious in nature and this displeases the Duke “Sir, ‘twas not her husband’s presence only, called that spot of joy into the duchess’ cheek”. The duke became jealous of all the other men that “called upon that spot of
Homer makes it sound as if Ariadne's life was useless because she did not give Theseus pleasure. The only woman we hear of for a different reason is Klymene, and we only hear of her because she "betrayed her lord for gold. "(195) This is the only time we hear of a woman for something she did, and once we do, it is a negative remark. Penelope, Odysseus' queen, is paid attention to only because of her position. Because she has a kingdom, she has suitors crowding around her day and night.
Although she claims to have been truly in love with the elder brother, and that “the Game was over” only after she has been “trick’d once by that Cheat call’d, LOVE,” (P.51), we can still see Moll’s manipulative nature and her extreme greed, by receiving money from the older brother in exchange to fulfill his sexual favors. This suggests that her attitude towards love and marriage is very emotionless, which is an attitude that she carries forward through many of her future affairs; another example is the affair with her long-lost brother, where she deceives him by saying “I had declar’d my self to be very Poor, so that in a word, I had him fast both ways; and tho’ he might say afterwards he was cheated, yet he could never say that I had cheated him” (P.68). This again shows the dirty ways that Moll often uses to manipulate men and take advantage of them; the reader rarely gets a picture of her as a sympathetic and loving creature, and thus would feel less sympathetic towards her as well. Moll might be cruel and heartless in the way she manipulates people to benefit herself. However, it is always important to
Scarlett O’ Hara is beautiful, but spoiled, high-tempered woman. For instance, Scarlett quotes “I want them to be pea green with envy!” She always wants people to be jealous of her. Sometimes she does not care what other people care of her. In addition, Scarlett always flirts with the guys. Scarlett can be unfaithful, just how she was to her husbands in the story.
These romantic comedies all share a common element of the roles that women and men portray. The romantic comedies of that time attracted audiences because the male/female roles were often exaggerated and comedic to watch. The men and women may not share equivalence of social standing or money in a post war era, but in the romantic comedy realm, women are trying to make a change. The woman character is usually stronger and more likely to take initiative. She depicts the “madcap heiress” role; rich and spoiled like Irene in My Man Godfrey.