Death and the Maiden and Punishment are literatures that are about woman that have suffered in their life`s, but at the end they make choices that made them happy. These two literatures explain the power women can contribute through control. Paulina and Chandara are from two different countries and backgrounds, but very similar when it comes to completing a goal in their life`s they have to fulfill. Chandara and Paulina are two woman that seem weak at the beginning of the story and play, but as they set on a target they become strong and wise on the decisions they make. A major them that occurs in Death in the Maiden and Punishment is control.
Control is defined as, to dominate or command of something or someone. In Death and the Maiden and in Punishment, Paulina and Chandara take control of their life`s and decide how to live them without anyone telling them how to live their life`s. Chandara possess self realization when she uncovers that her husband does not truly care about her and starts making her own choices and have self-respect towards herself. Also, Paulina knows she wants Roberto to say the truth that he raped her. With Roberto saying he raped her, she will feel free and more secure with herself after knowing she heard what she wanted to hear.
Also, one main thing that affects women in Death and the Maiden and in Punishment is the way their country runs the government. Death and the Maiden takes places in Chile; in Chile the government was run by military dictatorship, but years later it became a democratic state(Gascoigne). Even though Chile became a democratic state, women did not have the power or control to do what pleased them. For example, in Death and the Maiden, Gerardo is telling Paulina to take Roberto to...
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...ntrol of what she wanted in life as well as Chandara. These two women also have similar cultures. For example, Chandara would serve as a traditional wife, she would cook and take care of the children. Paulina was also a traditional wife, they did not have any children, but she would still cook for Gerardo and cook for him when he arrived home .
In conclusion, control is seen as a power factor in Death in the Maiden and Punishment. Paulina and Chandara are considered inspirations for many women, because many may be in the same situations as they were and don’t know what to do, but Chandara and Paulina were able to do things their way and had control over their lives. Paulina and Chandara were outsiders in their country when it came to justice and laws, but that did not stop them from believing what was correct and getting justice from others actions.
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