Yousef. N Mr. Thomas ENG4U1 March, 25, 2013 A Women’s life, from a Feminist Approach, “The Painted Door” In the story by Sinclair Ross “The Painted Door” the main character, Anne, represents a weak, unhappy, selfish and insecure woman who is not pleased with her husband’s life choices. Employing the Feminist approach to “The Painted Door” reveals striking aspects that would otherwise be imperceptible. In society, often times a woman is shown as a person who is incapable of being alone; she will always need someone with her too keep her satisfied. Firstly, one can see this when it shows how Anne feels about being alone and what she does to make sure she is not alone for the night.
Unsex Me Here In her essay Shakespeare’s Sister, Virginia Woolf analyzes the reasons behind the lack of female authors in Elizabethan England despite it being such a prominent time for literature. She discovers that, according to the history books, women at the time had very little rights and were tragically mistreated members of society. On the contrary, the women pictured in the works of art at the time were smart and cunning, or at the very least had strong, influential personalities. One of these women being Lady Macbeth from The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Woolf interprets the contrast between the women in fiction and the real women of the period as evidence that the famous characters are nothing but impossibilities imagined upon by men.
Both women are contrasting representations of Hedda. From the opening of the play her [Hedda’s] relationship with Aunt Julie is a strained one. Hedda views Aunt Julie as a symbol of what she herself loathes and could at the same time could quite easily become. Aunt Julie epitomises the idea of the domestic, dutiful woman with no true purpose of her own. She instead finds her purpose through the lives of the male characters and the arguably mediocre success that Tessman has had.
Periplectomenus’ depiction of women as being ultimately manipulative and deceitful and can be seen in many ways to be a very typical characterisation in the play as a whole, most explicitly shown in practice with the female characters themselves, but also in the male characters comments on them. However, Periplectomenus’ repeated comments about women being materialistic, superstitious and a financial burden do not actually seem to be a typical characterisation of women at all in the ‘Swaggering Soldier’. On the one hand it can be persuasively argued that Periplectomenus’ misogynistic comments on women are a typical reflection of both the presentation and perception of women in Plautus’ ‘Swaggering Soldier’. This can first be validated with the way that women are stereotypically presented as manipulative and deceptive in the ‘Swaggering Soldier’, which can be reflected in Periplectomenus’ comment, in false direct speech, of a woman sycophantically addressing him as “darling” in order to convince him to give her “some
It could also be viewed as the plastic meaning suffocation and overpowering material goods that are not needed but somehow are the most important subjects to these women. These respectable women however in Duffy view are artificial and fake. They only talk about trivial subjects because, language embarrassed them. This could mean a literal language such as swearing or a subject which is rude or not talked of in high society. Or meanings that they are uneducated or cannot express themselves well and therefore find it hard to communicate with each other.
Psychological Reading Throughout The Girl Who Played with Fire, abuse and psychological dysfunction is used as a device of motivation. Although violence and abuse is prominent throughout the text, the psychological aspect, mainly associated with character Lisbeth Salander, is merely hinted at both visually and through dialogue. During the text, psychological damage is used an excuse for the way both the way that Salander looks and for her intentions. This is shown through costuming and dialogue. A stereotypical view point of a person who psychologically impaired is that they are socially awkward, destructive; they lack remorse and are private.
Josh Duran Mr. Chrestman American Literature 8 June 2003 The Feeling of Worthlessness in a Woman In the poem “Prologue” written by Anne Bradstreet it is made clear that many of Bradstreet’s insecurities come from living in a Puritan environment. Bradstreet often questioned the Puritan faith. However, once she learned the woman’s place in her society her questioning grew further. Bradstreet was not happy living the life of a “normal” Puritan wife. Instead, Anne wanted something more, something that made her feel like she fulfilled her role in society as a whole; not just the woman’s society.
The gender dichotomy in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles has allowed the variant of critical opinions of Glaspell's main themes of women’s power within law and justice. Most literary critics focus on female unity as a means of gaining power; however, as Karen Alkalay-Gut notes, "Underlying this attitude is the assumption that . . . women's lives are individually trivial, and their only strength and/or success can come from banding together" (1).
She belive that by succumbing to the 'idealised' image of a woman that in reality does not give women the liberty of having a mind of their own,the women are being disrespectful to themselves. Amal kassir is addressing the ladies who have fallen for this trap and is asking them to save their dignity and not give in to the conventional concept of beauty because you are perfect the way you are and states that exposing your body is not feminism.There is a lot more to it. Amal Kassir through her narrative,challenges the patriarchal system and makes a stand against it by choosing to think for herself and doing what she believes is right despite the criticism she has
Bridget Jones Diary Analysis Essay Reading Bridget Jones Diary was difficult. Just knowing it was a book about a girl’s life and hearing the reviews about it made it really tough to focus on keeping up with the book. I decided to write about Bridget Jones and why her character was a bother to me trying to read the book. Bridget was very predictable; she’s your common insecure girl, paranoid about life and she comes off as lazy and selfish also. The only thing I could come to like was her independency, I have a lot of respect for woman who can take care of themselves or well for the most part at least.