She’s just self-obsessed, and unable to judge herself and her position honestly. It seems at every chance she gets, Curley’s wife likes to talk about her lost opportunities. She speaks of a traveling actor who told her she could join their show, without gathering that this is a pretty standard pick-up line. Same with the offer to go to Hollywood: Curley’s wife has convinced herself that her mother stole the letter, rather than realize the men weren’t really interested in her for any actual talent. Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death.
Avalon was a pretty, smart and kind girl so she was a definite threat to the popular girls. The popular girls (also known as ‘The bitches’) verbally bullied Avalon on a daily basis, but it didn’t end there. One would believe that your own home is the most peaceful and safest place, right? Wrong. For Avalon, she was also strongly cyber bullied by a group of people on multiple blog pages that were initially started by an anonymous under the username Dragon Girl.
Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play. After finding out Stanley raped her sister she still chooses Stanley though she asks herself “what have I done to my sister?” Stella is so stuck on her life as it is that she’s not willing to accept that Stanley is not the man she once deceived herself he was and that internal conflict is what makes her a huge
Pg. 108 "She was appalled by West Egg...by its raw vigor that chafed...and by the too obtrusive fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing. She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand." c. Daisy’s best qualities is that she allows herself to play right back at Tom in his little game. She knows that he is going to be flirting with girls all night, so she allows it while she sneaks away to do a little flirting of her own with Mr. Gatsby.
This deepens the possibility that Penelope might prove unfaithful to Odysseus and builds suspense throughout the narrative. Since we are offered these contradictories to the idealized Penelope, it builds intrigue or maybe reflects a fundamental anxiety about and distrust of women--even with the best of women. Penelope’s significance to Odysseus is that she represents that good, tranquil life and surroundings he strives to reestablish throughout his twenty-year tribulation. Penelope is the women Odysseus lives for in spite of all he has to overcome to get back to her. If we look at the dishonorable and deadly women in the story we have to examine: Kalypso, Kirce, Skylla and Kharybdis, and the Sirens.
For twenty years now Penelope has maintained the city of Ithaca as well as raised her son Telemachus all by herself. This shows her power and strength because it proves that women can also keep a kingdom such as Ithaca from dwindling. In the story we read about the suitors begging for her hand in marriage when we truly know all they want is to be King of Ithaca. Penelope is a strong willed women; not wanting to believe that her husband is dead and therefor refuses all of the suitors. Even though Penelope has no powers or immortality she still holds true to what she believes and is patiently awaiting for her husbands return.
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
Miss Saunders also gets made fun of because of the big blotch she has on her face which is her birth mark. Miss Saunders realizes Maleeka is a smart and talented student and encourages Maleeka to work hard. Then, a boy starts liking Maleeka, Caleb. But then he stops talking to her because everyone is making fun of them. Not only does she try to impress everyone with her appearance but she also goes along with Char, and gets in trouble because she has no ability to say no and walk away.
Both Kreon and Antigone share hubris. According to Sophocles, the play “Antigone” Kreon discusses the love for ruling Thebes: “This girl learned insolence long before she broke this law. What’s more, she keeps on insulting us, and then gloats about it. There is no doubt that if she emerges victorious, and is never punished, I am no man. She will be the man here” (519).
They form a very close relationship, and it grows into a passionate affair. Edna fights and struggles against society for independence and is overwhelmed with confusion, but she is finally able to break free from the role she was cast for through her successes. Like an audition, Edna does not make the cut for the role of a motherly woman. She loves her children dearly, but she does not express it like most mothers do. Madame Ratignolle and Edna have very different feelings and perspectives on motherhood.