Through its portrayal of human experience, Welles’ Citizen Kane reinforces the significance of perseverance. To what extent does your interpretation of Citizen Kane support this view? Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane tells the story of a flawed man whose thirst for power and love lead to his lonesome demise. This portrayal of a common human experience has much to teach the audience about the significance or perseverance, or more importantly when to give up as Charles Kane’s stubborn persistence to attain his goals was the thing that caused him to lose them. This can be inferred by an examination of Kane’s goals, his motivation for his goals and then looking at the choices Kane makes to persevere and how they affect his future.
Year of wonders depicts a society where power and strength are valued more than compassion & love. Discuss The novel Year of wonders demonstrates a society where characters demonstrate their value of power and strength compared to compassion and love. Which is evident through Josiah Bont , as he portrays himself to be a cruel and unjust man who adamantly displays dominion and cruelty to his wife and his daughter, Colonel Bradford and His family also value power and strength due to their status in society but as well as their own personal fears. However, Anna Frith, Elinor Mompellion and Anys Gowdie are the exception as they value compassion and love over power and strength and is demonstrated through their actions as acting as the aids, midwifes and apothecaries. Rector Michael Mompellion is the contrast to these characters as he is someone who displays someone who has changed from a person who valued compassion and love to someone who loses all faith and turns to value power and strength.
Being exposed to situations of adversity a boy his age would not usually have to face, Jack yearns to meet the expectations of society in the 1950’s, especially that of manhood. The expectations of males in the 1950’s era was to be masculine and the dominant figure of the house. The men Jack looked up to as role models where men who had been to war and owned guns. Although it is easy to see in the first passage what a poor person Roy is, from his attempts of ‘threats and occasional brutality’ to make sure Rosemary held her ‘place’, it is clear Tobias presents his younger self as blinded by Roy being ‘what a man should be’. Furthermore Jack’s use of the word ‘should’ instead of could or would, to describe Roy, signifies how, at that point, Jack thinks that all other forms of manhood, other than Roy’s, is not correct .
The advertised machismo quality, or an exaggerated masculine quality, in men is initially found to be evident in Valentin, however, it gradually subsides as Molina shows to be the stronger character. Puig’s theme also shows up in the relationship between the newspaper reporter and the retired theatrical singer in one of Molina’s later stories. In a similar manner to Molina’s relationship with Valentin, their relationship also breaks the common stereotype of the dominant male. Both couples learn how to understand each other, and they learn how love is a mutual garden tended by both sides of the relationship. Both couples also develop a willingness to change for the other’s sake, and both sides learn to consider the other in higher regards than his or herself, resulting in self-sacrifice on both sides, even to the point of death.
“ Apprehensively Bertrande listened to the approach of every passer-by, started and turned cold each time the door to the house creaked.” With the disappearance of Martin the threat to the family’s name and honour is seen, by the way in which family members, in particular Bertrande deal with the criticisms. Bertrande’s behaviour is a typical 1500’s female wife’s behaviour toward any threat to family honour that would be talked and discussed about within the community. As a woman Bertrande is virtually powerless in her society. Her inability to control her life is as much a function of the feudal society that she lives in, as it is being a woman. Whilst the system impacts adversely on both men and women, the men do have more choices whereas the women are relatively powerless.
The two texts present a woman from a disadvantaged point of view and how she struggles to establish a foothold in a male-dominated society. In Hamlet, analysis of the plight of women falls on Ophelia and Gertrude. The two women endure chauvinistic suffering and finally break loose. Gertrude transgresses the patriarchal bounds of femininity by marrying soon after her husband’s death, much to Hamlet’s chagrin. Consequently, he refers to her as “frail” (Act 1, Scene 2, line 146).
Curley’s wife, who walks the ranch as a temptress, seems to be a prime example of this destructive tendency—Curley’s already bad temper has only worsened since their wedding. Aside from wearisome wives, Of Mice and Men offers limited, rather misogynistic, descriptions of women who are either dead maternal figures or prostitutes. Despite Steinbeck’s rendering, Curley’s wife emerges as a relatively complex and interesting character. Although her purpose is rather simple in the book’s opening pages—she is the “tramp,” “tart,” and “bitch” that threatens to destroy male happiness and longevity—her appearances later in the novella become more complex. When she confronts Lennie, Candy, and Crooks in the stable, she admits to feeling a kind of shameless dissatisfaction with her life.
She blames men for giving them the place in society but also puts it on women’s shoulders by saying, “Only in recent years has woman's position as the gentler and weaker half of the human family been emphatically and generally questioned. Men assumed that this was woman's place; woman herself accepted it”4. She does begin to display some energy for what could change minds of women that accepted their submissive role in society. “Since they were given the role, women have still rallied and protested to rights of men. Despite the winning of voting, property and working rights, they have accomplished nothing relative to their vital factors of their existence”.5 Her belief is that they are there to lead the movements of bettering society by voluntarily bringing in only those who are fit to undo the wrong that they have allowed to come about.
He has the same scar. It will make baba love him more. Besides it, in the family, Hassan is the servant he can get a lot of love from baba while Amir need to work hard but he still not get the love from baba. This reason makes him think Hassan is stealer who steals baba’s love. When Amir want to make Hassan become a theft, baba turns him to shock “Except Baba stunned me by saying, “I forgive you” (Hosseini 112) Baba is a strictly person.
I am not oblivious to the flip side. I very well know that being a single mother is still much tougher and less marveled than being a single dad. A woman no longer a virgin is no longer marriage material. Hence gynaecologists are making bundles through “re-stitching” her hymen!! Too many women have internalized archaic adherence so well that they turn against their own kind.