Yes, most of this characteristics where mainly believed to be just for man. However, time has changed, feminists have evolved from the household women who depended on their husbands. Women are not afraid to fulfill masculine roles. The twenty first century feminist is not a woman who wants equality between genders by being called passive or supportive. The new feminism is represented by a masculine feminist who embraces her femininity and is not afraid of being aggressive, assertive, independent, and competitive.
“During these time periods if men or women switched these traits it was known to be unacceptable and inappropriate” (McKee 33). The role of the wife in Ibsen’s “A Doll House” shows how the female tried to take dominant trait and it backfired on her. Nora also held a secret from her husband, due to the anger it would cause. Which fits the masculinity description as being
Heathcliff was an orphan whom Catherine father have adapted while he was on a business trip, to her he is an outsider he was uneducated. Henry have always tried to bully him he hated him so much. All of those elements have transformed Heathcliff’s personality in 180 degrees and especially when Catherine left him to marry Edgar meanwhile she didn’t even love him, she loved the life he was living. Heathcliff was uneducated so he took a decision to take revenge from Catherine and of all those whom destroyed his childhood and life. when Edgar father’s died henry started to treat Heathcliff as a servant and that destroyed his relation with Catherine even more and her travelled abroad for 3 whole years and he came back educated and ready to take his revenge .
From day one, Hagar's marriage to Bram was a complete embarrassment to her and her family: "When i'd listen to Bram spinning his cobwebs, then it would turn my stomach most of all, not what he said but that he made himself a laughingstock" (p. 114). Upon hearing about their plans to wed, Hagar's father disowns her. Bram was not a rich man by any means, he drank heavily, always spoke in slang, and caused a scene on a regular basis. Hagar thought she'd be able to change him and coax him out of his wild ways, but when he proved her wrong, she just accepted the fact that she'd have to live with it or lie about it to save face. When applies for a job to get away from Mananawka and her husband, she lies to her boss as to her real relationship with Bram.
The Creature knows this and hopes for better. The Creature admits to Frankenstein that he is unusual, but he just wants to live a normal life. He expresses these feelings to Frankenstein again by saying: “All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things!” (Shelley 145). The Creature’s lonely feelings are present because no one in society accepts his appearance. The Creature just wants to be accepted because he is alive and has feelings, but nobody understands that.
This foolish act causes Lear to become vulnerable to his other two evil daughters as they conspire against him. After later realizing his mistake and how little Goneril and Regan care about him, he begins to go mad. Yet right from the start I had to question if he wasn't mad already. What king would just retire and divide up a powerful and sturdy kingdom? A Kingdom is run best under one ruler because only one decision is made without any contradiction.
When Pip receives his fortune from his secret benefactor, his disregard for the two people that love him the most becomes much worse. Before hi... ... middle of paper ... ... of why his common life and being with Biddy is much better than the alternative, Estella. However, after all those reasons come to him, the remembrances of Satis House and Estella rush back to him and he is thrown into a conflict between the two. The worst part of Pip’s conflict comes from the fact that even Estella warns him of her cruelty. She tells him how she has no heart to love and will never care for him (229).
In the book Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo depicts his masculinity in many different ways, even if it hurts the people closest to him. He feels it is necessary to display his manliness so he does not end up like his father Unoka. “He had no patience with unsuccessful men. He had no patience with his father” (4). Okonkwo correlates virility with aggression and feels the only emotion he should show is anger, leaving him no way to cope with the death of his culture.
Henrik Ibsen viewed the life of Laura Petersen Kieler as tragic from action’s of men due to the men she surrounds herself with. The men in her life caused the feminist movement represented in “A Doll’s House” as they did not treat the women as they treated them as their equals and oppressed their women and pushed their views aside. Ibsen’s male character, Hemler saw the concept of marriage as something that should be fair, when he opening to Nora, Hemler said "Well, we will share it, Nora, as man and wife should. That is how it shall be.”, and Nora still doesn’t want that and chooses not to be with him. (Ibsen 15) Nora is not a feminist; Hemler agreed with the same stance of the feminist movement and quietly does more than Nora.
However, he refuses to listen to her because he doesn’t want to seem like he would listen to a woman (Sophocles 37). His refusal shows that men are supposed to be dominant over women and a man who listens to a woman is not masculine. It also represents the idea that during this time period, women have no valuable opinion. Additionally, in A Doll’s House, Nora is criticized for taking out the loan on her own, like when Mrs. Linden says, “Why, a wife can’t borrow without her husband’s consent!" (Ibsen 151).