In Mother Holle, there is a struggle between the forces of good and evil. The conflict between good and evil is characterized by the pretty sister and Mother Holle versus the ugly sister and the sisters' mother. The mother is evil and has one daughter and a step-daughter who she takes care of. The step-daughter is pretty and hard-working and the real daughter is ugly and lazy. Instead of making the ugly daughter work to get rid of her laziness, she makes the pretty girl do all of the house work and allows the ugly daughter to remain lazy, but the pretty girl does not complain.
Capulet, an easy-going person, is enraged at Juliet’s disobedience and unwillingness. The Nurse, who is Juliet’s comforter and counselor, becomes “wicked”, when she suggests that she marry Paris instead. Juliet also shows her maturity, by making decisions and speaking for herself on what she thinks is right. Her growth and independence starting from Act 1 to Act 3 is truly shown in this scene. In this scene, Juliet tries to calm Capulet’s rage.
She argues with Benedick, this takes up most of the act, the two get very carried away, and this shows us her passionate nature. On the other hand we have Hero who, although being present in Act 1 Scene 1, says only one thing. This is a perfect example of her nature; her timid nature Hero is just a little, spoilt, girl. She has everything done for her and this is a major reason why she is so quiet, people do anything for her because she is an ideal girl; this is what so attracts Claudio I imagine. Beatrice on the other hand is a very mature young woman, although not quite a woman.
It would be grievous indeed, if absence and absorption in art that sort of things were to blunt his natural feelings (I.24) This theory of filial respect is one of the “ghosts” Helene clings to until the very last dramati... ... middle of paper ... ...art f all evil in society, a place where woman can be sensual man can to anchors and a prison for children (60). As we have exhausted, these families are unfamiliar but yet real. Their mothers play a vital role in the present and future of both plays. Both plays support this theme of families and their dysfunctional way of being and their unparallel patterns oppose to those of the normal, traditional standards. Works Cited Carlson, Harry G. Introduction.
The subservience of Katherine has been labeled as barbaric, antiquated, and generally demeaning. The play centers on her and her lack of suitors. It establishes in the first act her shrewish demeanor and its repercussions on her family. It is only with the introduction of the witty Petruchio as her suitor, that one begins to see an evolution in her character. Through an elaborate charade of humiliating behavior, Petruchio humbles her and by the end of the play, she will instruct other women on the nature of being a good and dutiful wife.
Initially, Oates portrays Connie as an extremely conceded young woman. "She was fifteen and she had a quick nervous habit of craning her neck to glance into mirrors or checking other people's faces to make sure her own was all right." Oates set the tone for Connie's character by that statement alone. It was obvious that Connie was a pretty girl but what was more obvious is that Connie knew it. Connie's conceded quality was first revealed as she "gawked" at herself in a mirror to the point where it angered her mother.
The stepmother is not at fault here, her only intentions were to make sure her daughter stays happy and for that she kept ignoring and treating Beauty poorly. And before she could realize it she had turned into an ungrateful stepmother who did not like her stepdaughter at all because she was so involved in her daughter 's happiness. Since the entire neighborhood knew about Beauty and Pock Face it was evident that one was looked upon as pretty while the other addressed as ugly. Any mother cannot tolerate the consistent rejections of proposals that Pock Face got. Therefore the stepmother took this step and chose Pock Face over Beauty in
Proving his desire to remain strong in the face of tyranny. “And he'd swell up, aware that every one of those faces on Disturbed had turned toward him and was waiting, and he'd tell the nurse he regretted that he had but one life to give for his country and she could kiss his rosy red ass before he'd give up the goddam ship. Yeh!” (Kesey, 187) I agree to some extent, that without her there wouldn’t be a book, she makes the book exciting even if her methods are all but pure. Her character stands as a symbol of the oppression woman received during that time and in a way, the society in which these characters live are flipped. While on the outside woman have no rights, in the ward they are the all mighty, all knowing, powerful, controllable force.
Throughout the text, there are several legitimate arguments for both sides, but in the end, Hamlet seems to sum up the Queen’s true persona with the words “Frailty, thy name is woman”. Evidence of Gertrude’s true nature can be found in many instances through out the play such as encounters with Hamlet, other characters’ thoughts on her, and Gertrude’s conversations with several different people. Gertrude’s first weakness, her lack of compassion, is shown early in the play when she urges Hamlet to cease mourning for his dead father. “Do not forever with thy vailèd lids seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know'st 'tis common.
'You too, O wretched bridegroom, making your match with kings, You do not see that you bring Destruction on your children...';(Medea 964-966) Euripides role of female characters to sympathize with Medeas heartache in the beginning, and magnify the unscrupulous murder of her children in the end is brilliant. The reason for the female support is evident. If the Nurse or Chorus had been a male servant or a mixed crowd in society the plot of the play would have been lost. Medea is a woman suffering from a broken heart, and it seems only fair that she be given sympathy and judgment from peers who can relate. Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned!