She also is shown to correct people if they are wrong; "given the slightest chance she would exercise her royal prerogative: she would arrange, advise, caution and warn." Even her clothes are described as tight and restrictive. Miss Maudie on the other hand sets herself outside of the Maycomb conventionality and like Atticus, she stays within the bounds but follows her own code. Scout sees Aunt Alexandra in a bad light, she sees her as uptight as she is so different from her easygoing brothers. Scout wonders if she was switched at birth.
She reacts the same when she finds out about Eric being the father of the baby. She thinks she knows best for her children, she probably believes she is protecting them, for instance, when Gerald talks about “women of the town” and Mrs Birling wants Sheila to go out and not listen“ It would be much better if Sheila didn’t listen to this story at all”. Sybil is an extremely self-satisfied woman: “Yes. We’ve done a great deal of useful work in helping deserving cases”, she is very proud of herself and of the “kind” things she does and she is also a judgmental person. Priestly shows how she is the one that decides if she wants to help a woman in need.
Showing that she’s a caring and loyal person when it came to family. The second time, she went to rebury him to make that point public; she wanted to be caught. In this scene, Antigone is talking to her last blood family member, her sister, Ismene about burying their recently deceased brother Polynices. Ismene shows her true colors when declining Antigone’s plan to go against the law. Ismene wants to keep this between her and Antigone only as to not risk Antigone’s life.
Furthermore, for the Native Americans who come to watch the Election Day Pageant thinks it marks her as a person of importance and status. Hester Prynne is a powerful capable woman, she herself alters the meaning of the letter"A"from sinfulness and shameful ness into holiness, righteousness and ability through her continuos hardworking, charity and brave resistance. Pearl, Hester's daughter, is a symbol of all that Hester gave up when she committed adultery and gave up her place in Puritan Society. Additionally, Pearl is a symbol of struggle, resistance, rejection of restricted rules of Puritan Society. Hester lives in perpetual punishment because of Pearl,that is why she loves her so much.
We should be strong enough to say no if someone's asking us to do bad things. The most common reason is that trust that is especially things you can’t tell your friends. Finally, Strong jealousy and unhealthy competition can make people stop being friends. Most women feel a sense of competition from time to time toward the women in their lives. Psychologist Irene Levine, author of "Best Friends Forever," explains that women naturally compare themselves to their friends.
Elizabeth’s image was carefully cultivated; she wore an uncompromising public mask for the entirety of her reign. As a person she has been described as aloof, enigmatic, extravagant and intelligent. As a woman she had to surmount assumptions that her sex would lead her to be an inferior monarch, as well as restore the faith in the monarchy that had been dismantled by Mary’s tyrannical rule. She gained valuable lessons from Mary’s reign and used her femininity to gain obedience rather than an axe! The subordination of her own personal feelings and desires to meet the needs of her country showed a determination and dedication that inspired loyalty from her government and her subjects (Levine 1969, p.1-15).
Blanche then shows power and control over her sister to hide her exposed vulnerability by condescending Stella’s lifestyle and housing situation. This is shown in her explanations “Now, explain this place to me! What are you doing in a place like this?” Here this patronizing question emphasizes Blanches desperate need to gain power and feel more confortable in the situation. Blanche’s life is spiraling out of control and moving down the social scale, and the only place she still has power and control over is over her younger sister Stella. The concept of using ones vulnerabilities to another’s advantage to gain power is also show throughout
It isn’t that the grandmother is looking out for the safety of her family rather than the fact that she will go to any length to fulfill her desires. The grandmother sees “being a lady” as the most important virtue in life and unlike Weil focuses much of her time on materialistic objects and things like fancy dresses and belonging to a higher social status. Much of O'Connor's story emphasizes the grandmothers materialistic view on the world and how this view eventually hurts her. The grandmother discreetly seeks acknowledgement from others by bragging about her “connections” in Tennessee and a man who used to be her rich suitor through stories she tells to her family as if she has to prove to them she is a lady. Weil says that when you perform an action you should not do it seeking to be crowned hero but because heroism can be performed without desiring to prove to anyone that you have done something good for someone else without them asking.
With this being said, we all are secretly like Mrs. Turpin. From the moment she walked in the doctor’s office she began to judge people based on whether someone would offer her a seat and their physical appearances. Mary Grace is a symbol for grace and revelation in the story thus representing the religious overtones. Her point in the story was to help Mrs. Turpin become a better woman. Mrs. Turpin considers herself to be a Godly woman, yet she is extremely judgmental and full of rude thoughts.
When Mr. Hale says “Oh well women are used to worrying over trifles” he sums up what the male population thought of women. Martha Hale the first character the audience encounters initially seems like a very practical and efficient wife and mother who “hated to see things half done”. As ordinary as she may seem one can also deduct that she is a smart woman, capable of seeing the bigger picture and when given the chance will stand up for her beliefs. This is apparent through the way Mrs. Hale assess’ the situation that pulled her away