Chekov begins his tale of the affair between Dmitry and Anna from the beginning. The reader is able to see that Dmitry’s perspective of women is not favorable at the beginning. He tends to view women as inferior and Anna as a game. Dmitry “always spoke ill of women, and when they were talked of in his presence used to call them the “inferior race”” (205). In contrast, Oates begins her version of the tale midway through the relationship.
She is introduced as a temptress or “looker” but later reveals a deeper character in the novel. Curley’s wife is powerless due to her gender. In the book, women are portrayed as troublemakers and Curley’s wife is defiantly included in this portrayal. She is described as a “tart”, “bitch”, and a “tramp”. The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers.
Description In Siren Songs: Gender, Audiences, and Narrators in the Odyssey, Lillian Eileen Doherty shows us that the attitude of Odysseus, as well as of the Odyssey, is highly ambivalent toward women. Odysseus rewards supportive female characters by treating them as privileged members of the audience for his own tales. At the same time, dangerous female narrators--who threaten to disrupt or revise the hero's story--are discredited by the narrative framework in which their stories appear. Siren Songs synthesizes audience-oriented and narratological approaches, and examines the relationships among three kinds of audiences: internal, implied, and actual. The author prefaces her own reading of the Odyssey with an analysis of the issues posed by the earlier feminist readings on which she builds.
To begin, the double standard that when men sleep with a lot of women, they are considered as being “studs” but when women sleep with a lot of men, they are considered as being “sluts” has been around for ages. If you watch the movie: “The stoning of Soraya M.” the woman gets stoned for being accused of adultery by her husband who makes up a lie to “get rid” of her. I honestly think that whatever people want to do with their own genitals is fine by me as long as I’m not involved involuntarily in their business. Hey, it’s your vagina and/or penis, do whatever you want. But I do advise to be careful with aids and other STDs.
Topic: Compare the portrayal of females in Othello and Frankenstein. To what degree are female characters in each work dominated or oppressed by a patriarchal society? How prominent roles have they in each work? A Comparison of the portrayal of females in Othello and Frankenstein The female characters play dominant roles in both Othello and Frankenstein. Though, when actually examined, the females portrayed in both literary works do show signs of bravery and rebellious spirit, which represents the actual mind of authors, they are still oppressed by the patriarchal society to a large extent.
Throughout The Odyssey, written by Homer, the treatment of women plays a key role in the overall outcome of the story and is a central issue presented in this poem. In many scenarios it is evident that men are treated with superiority to women. During the era that this story was written, men played the dominant role. Society was organized, directed, and controlled by men, and it was accepted that women occupied a subservient and inferior position. Questia states, “Despite their vital role in Ancient Greek and Roman society, women were not considered full citizens and in most instances required a guardian – their fathers, and later husbands – to represent them” (“Women in Ancient Greece and Rome”).
“Well I think Curley’s married…a tart.” Steinbeck used the word tart, as it is an undermining term to say that a woman is promiscuous at that time. Tart also means sour so he could be saying that she is a stingy person. The phrase “I think” shows that they do not know her and that they just assume she is like that without any actual proof. That links in with how people did not think about getting to know women and that they are something by labelling them from their actions and what they look like. Steinbeck saw that this was a double standard as a man could go to a “cat house” and “get it out of his system” and no one would think any different of the man, however if a woman did that they would be labelled as a “tart”.
Fitzgerald openly shows his opinion that women generally have low moral qualities, and demonstrates this by the actions and speech illustrated by the three main female characters in the novel; Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker, and Myrtle Wilson. His portrayal of them appears to expose a disturbing, misogynistic view of women in the 1920’s. Others would say this is not the case and his approach to how he presents the women has a much deeper meaning therefore implying that Fitzgerald could in fact be a feminist. In my essay I will discuss how I feel that Fitzgerald’s experiences with women are mirrored throughout the novel and undoubtedly display his general ‘underlying hatred’ for the female kind in the Jazz Age through his constant implications of the negative characteristics women possess. Like the central character of The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald had an intensely romantic imagination; he once called it "a heightened sensitivity to the promises of life."
Not only was she a prize in a contest, she was a prize for the runner up. This is a very demeaning and degrading position. Women were also portrayed as weaker than men in several scenes, in both the physical and the mental sense. The opening quote can be used as evidence for this, when Hector tells the women of Troy to go back to doing the projects of women, such as working on the loom and the distaff. In other words, Hector is saying that this is the only work women are suited for, certainly not the works of war which occupy men.
Cinthia Lorenzo Mr. Ridings English 1302 13 February 2015 “The Yellow Wallpaper” as a guide to the Injustice of a Women Throughout many centuries women have been fighting for a voice in society. Unfortunately for Charlotte Perkins Gilman, writer of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” women had a limited amount of saying on what was right and wrong. During this Victorian time, men were the strongest and women depended on the men. Gilman expresses the lack of women’s voice during her century by demonstrating the act of women oppression and symbolism to express her message in the story. Initially, Gilman demonstrated the lack of freedom the protagonist has with her husband.