When Benedick says he does not like the dish, he is being disrespectful not only to Beatrice but to the people of the time. He also states that no woman will be let in to his perfectness until the woman is perfect herself. Benedick loves teasing people but will not accept the fact that people tease him. Shakespeare illustrates benedick in more detail which allows the audience to understand what type of character
Forster’s use of a pastoral setting, poetical language and characterisation of Lucy seem to restrict her as a feminist just as criminally as Cecil’s idealised portrayal of ‘Lucy as a piece of art’, leaving the reader with an unfulfilled and disappointing protagonist. Therefore one would agree with Freida Lawrence’s opinion: ‘your women I don’t understand. You seem to dislike them much’, as well as Rae H. Stoll’s, who finds Forster’s fiction misogynous, as Forster lack of sympathy towards feminism is only too obvious to the 20th century critiques (Lawrence) and to today’s modern critiques (Stoll). ‘A room with a View’ is a novel in which the contextual influence of the emerging feminist movement, such as the Women's Social and Political Union, during the early 20th century is obviously present, revealing Foresters acute awareness of the social change in which he was writing. However despite these feminist influences, Forster is recorded to have been critical of his close friend, Virginia Woolf’s writing, arguing that ‘there are spots of it all over her work, and it was constantly on her mind’.
This is demonstrated in the text “Those who had before known her, and had expected to behold her dimmed and obscured by a disastrous cloud, were astonished, and even startled, to perceive how her beauty shone out, and made a halo of the misfortune and ignomity in which she was enveloped” (40). The letter might be a sign of sin to Hester and the Puritan village, but Pearl sees it as something else entirely. The scarlet letter is both a part and a connection to her mother, for they both are the physical manifestations of Hester’s wrongdoing. After Hester takes of the letter, Pearl refuses to come to her. She refuses to recognize her mother, only coming to her after the “A” has returned to her mother’s bosom.
However, this attitude to love and women changes from positive to negative when he realises Lesbia’s infidelity, seen in Poems 5 and 10. Catullus also holds a negative attitude to other women in the poems who he sees as objects of affection and lust and not as women to love. Secondly, Catullus has an unfavourable attitude to women as he see’s women as deceitful. This attitude is seen in Poems 10 and 11 where he is deceived by Lesbia and a woman he names as a ‘tartlet’ and this leads to Catullus’s final attitude to women where he see’s women as being insatiable, this also links to the first attitude where Catullus uses women as objects to calm his desire for lust and is seen in Poems, 11, 32 and 110. The focus of the commentary is to form an argument around the statement that Catullus’s overall attitude to women is negative and derogatory.
His attitude makes it seem like he finds women untrustworthy and weak. Throughout the play Hamlet’s treatment towards women were unkind, unfair and disrespectful. Hamlet is unkind towards Ophelia and Gertrude throughout the play. Hamlet: Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty can translate beauty into his likeness; this was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once.
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."
Carol Ann Duffy describes Medusa as a bitter woman, who has been betrayed by the man she loved. The poet creates the reader’s reaction to medusa’s character through a direst address to the reader. Rhetorical questions like ‘Are you terrified?’ and ‘Wasn’t I beautiful?’ bring the reader unto immediate contact with Medusa. Furthermore commands like ‘Be terrified’ and ‘Look at me now’ are used to build fear and allow the reader o experience her rage. This is just one method used to create the reader’s reaction to Medusa.
Yet sympathy wise Phaedra attracts a lot more sympathy than Nurse as Euripides portrays as the start of the play how these events are completely out of mortal control yet the characters reactions to them isn’t. Therefore when Phaedra starves herself we, the audience, feel sympathy as she is feeling unwanted passion for Hippolytus that she can’t control. So the only way for it to end in her eyes is to die or later on do the deed: “One dear to me destroys me. It is not what ether of us wishes”. The blame for these events could be placed upon Cypris yet when reading the play Euripides uses the gods yet paints them to be cruel and petty.
The Language of the Brag” by Sharon Olds On a personal level, I found Old’s poem to be tremendously stimulating. I was both disgusted and enthralled with the almost violent and grotesque imagery Olds provides, I also thought this short story left me conflicted with the strength and courage of childbirth but also left me discouraged to endure the process myself. Though descriptions of “my stool black with iron pills” and “…passed blood and feces and sweat” are enough to horrify a young woman, I felt a sense of empowerment from the narrator’s recognition of her accomplishment, one that cannot be achieved by men (1280). The author eloquently shows her pride as she states, “I and the other women this exceptional/ act with this exceptional heroic body” (1280). With these lines Olds takes the female body, a subject that has been overly abused by past poets who glorified a woman’s anatomy as a possession and a prize, and contorts the sometimes iconic symbol into a reality: a reality which feels pain, but also gives life.
Different to Liar being a dramatic monologue and the title hinting that you cannot trust betrayal of another character, its a one word title but still strong as it gets the point of it across. A sense of insecurity is shown when Duffy writes “she made things up e.g. That she was really a man” indicating they truly dont know who they are linking to the theme Identity and showing an insecurity of her gender. Also, a point of view is shown “He was called Susan actually” from the speaker about how Susan is actually quite deceptive and that she is a