Though both women were ordinary they had their differences; Mrs. Hale was outspoken and feminist and Mrs. Peters is a delicate woman with little expression of opinion. These two women—contrary to their initial impression—evolve as characters and hold significance through pure common female knowledge, discovering the truth about what happened on the night of John Wright’s death, and proving themselves to be no less worthy or capable of being the jury than the men. Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters are two dynamic characters; they evolve from generic housewives without a voice in the conviction of Mrs. Wright to being the only true jury for their peer. The men in this story don’t play much of a role but they are used to express the stereotype of women. When Mr. Hale says “Oh well women are used to worrying over trifles” he sums up what the male population thought of women.
Briana Norton Mrs. Nicci Brown-GPS 210 29 January 2013 Women heroes of the Odyssey In Homer’s Odyssey, the women have a major impact within this epic. Though in most stories and even in todays world, women are said to be inferior to men and play minor roles therefor they fall into the background. The two that have had the most effect on me is Athena and Penelope; these women have much in common, both wise and clever in their own sly ways. Athena the daughter of Zeus who is also the goddess of wisdom, craft and warfare, plays a vast role in the fate of the mortals within the epic. While Penelope, a mortal, also has an important role.
ElizabThe Leaving: Elizabeth’s a strong character (Story by Budge Wilson) My impression after reading this story was that Elizabeth is a strong character. Many people know Elizabeth as a very strict and plain woman, but, having many strong qualities, it changes the character of Elizabeth rather strong than strict. Being a strong character, does not necessarily mean to have a sufficient amount of strength, but to have more leadership skills, bravery, and independence. Firstly, the physical appearance of Elizabeth, and the way she shows her body language, is a true example of a strong character. According to this quote from the leaving.
In fact, women’s power can be unstoppable. It might be the result of centuries of ignorance and indifference towards women’s capacities, as it might be an inborn nature. However, the woman revolution is starting to break the wall of racism and discrimination, proving that a woman can be equal to a man in all domains: politics, society affairs, business, medicine, legal affairs and others. Few years ago, in the occidental
She really had a lot of girl power. She would stand up for herself, not let anyone talk crap, and she even wore britches. It was interesting that a woman that strong and confident still had to be saved by a man. It was totally obvious that she had not been the one to kill Piute Dave however they were still going to kill her, until that masked Unknown man showed up. “Girl, I have won you fairly, and now you are doubly mine.
Tituba: A Woman of Words Tituba was the most compelling character in the work because unlike others, she was the first woman to admit that she is a witch rather than deny the fact and say she is innocent. When the judges ask her if she hurt the accusers, she says: “Yes, but I will hurt them no more; she figured out a way to agree with their accusations while always excusing herself” (82). When she says this to the jury, she knows that not only will they be pleased with her answer, but let her live. Tituba is very keen for she finds a way to change the system so it can be in her favor. After she confesses that she is a witch, she goes on with her story when she talks about the devil and his promises to her: “The devil came to her in the form of a hog and also a giant black dog; he promised her many pretty things if she would serve him” (83).
Women in Homer's Odyssey are judged mainly, if not exclusively by their physical appearance. If the strong males, such as gods or kings consider a female character beautiful, or if her husband or son is in any way significant, the woman is successful. The clear demographic of this tale is most certainly the group of individuals that looks really matter to. During Odysseus' gallant and masculine journey to the underworld he meets multiple female characters. Homer tells the readers about their appearances, their children (mostly sons at that,) or how many gods they’ve slept with.
Looking back in history, women have often been portrayed as a specific stereotype. There has been hundreds of years worth of records and stories that show women in societal ranks that are substandard to men. The Odyssey is an example of classic literature that shows women in more powerful and intelligent roles than any other literature from the same period. Athena and Calypso are female characters of great intellect, strength, and supremacy. Their characters are unique, imperfect, and genuine.
The role of women differs drastically from the poem to the movie version of Beowulf, and it says a lot about what we value as a society, and what the Anglo-saxons valued. While in the epic, the few women that are named in the story are powerful and influential, those same women, along with others that are exclusive to the movie, have nearly no influence on the men at all other than sexually. When analyzed, it can be seen that the role women play in the movie is drastically smaller, and in some ways disappointing, in comparison to their roles in the epic. Arguably the most important woman in the entire story if Beowulf, is Grendel’s unnamed mother. Depending on if viewed in the light of the epic or the movie, she is either an ugly and gigantic water demon, or a seductive humanoid.
Olivia Lashlee Professor Feick English Composition 1 16 September 2011 The One and Only K$ Although most people tend to ridicule this famous person, Kesha Rose Sebert happens to interest me in a very positive way. Known as Ke$ha, this girl knows how to bring skill to the stage and stand out tremendously. When it comes to celebrities, I only admire the ones that have a great personality. I also feel that a unique style is crucial in order to hold my attention. Last, but not least, I remain fascinated in those who have awesome talent.