Therefore, Nora's decision to leave her husband and family is ironic because it proves to be the "miracle" she is waiting for, rather than the one she originally expected. Nora becomes a feminist heroine in the play by showing what women can achieve, but rarely attempt. The determinism that many men force on their women partners in society (in forms of control, dominance, and power) restricts the women's ability to strengthen as individuals, and gain their own self-determinism.
Women who live in hostile environments or those who are young and naive are more likely to take such actions for their own safety. It may seem like they are doing it for love and for comfort, but more likely this is not the case. For the males this is an opportunity for them to keep women for themselves. Meridian’s husband doesn’t help Meridian continue her education, but rather enjoys it when she stays home because he knows he will always come home to a women. Situated in a male dominated society can be very dangerous.
By examining the issues women f... ... middle of paper ... ...ny psychological reasons, but it also makes her believe that all she has to offer in a relationship is her body. Due to her internalized racism, she believes she would never be as good as Megan, Drew’s wife. Clemencia understands her skin color to be the reason why Drew did not leave his wife. It is a deluded thought because a man of authority showed inappropriate interest to a young developing girl. Her parents’ relationship and her affair drastically altered the view of herself and the world around her.
In this theory, women classify themselves as to what their status is in the society. “A woman’s conception of herself is a product of her social existence” as it was mentioned in the theory. The Marxist feminism is a rejection of individuality set by the liberal feminism since women are a distinct economic class rather than individuals. The radical feminism focuses more on gender. Women are oppressed because they are women.
This helps explain how Maya has a very insecure and confused self-image about her sexuality. She is so afraid to be true to herself that she would not even tell her own mother her thoughts. Also, the lengths that Maya goes through to prove her sexuality affect her self-image. This can be seen when she writes, “The little pleasure I was able to take from the fact that if I could have a baby I obliviously wasn’t a lesbian was crowded into my mind’s tiniest corner by the massive pushing in of fear, guilt and self-revulsion” (284). This, again, shows Maya’s insecurities on her sexuality that she goes so far to prove that she is not a lesbian that she gets pregnant.
He removes her self and those qualities that define her as an individual, and for him she becomes sexualized body parts. She acts the part of the thing he wants her to be.” Prostitutes often start believing they are commodities because that is how men treat them and it causes them to have mental issues. Women that are raped feel worthless and like they are no longer important to society. By becoming a prostitute, women have a very high chance of becoming a victim of domestic violence. However, a woman’s body is not meant to me’s the urges.
By conforming to these roles both man and woman can be sure of securing a respected position in society. Nora engages in a mutually dependent game with Torvald in that she gains power in the relationship by being perceived as weak, yet paradoxically she has no real power or independence because she is a slave to the social construction of her gender. Her epiphany at the end at the play realises her and her marriage as a product of society, Nora comes to understand that she has been living with a constr... ... middle of paper ... ...her defiance to no longer comply with the gender constructions of society. Ibsen, therefore, criticises society’s compliance with the constructions of the culture and urges us to be more like Nora is at her epiphany. Lady Bracknell is memorable for her comically masculine traits and character.
Macbeth might have a strong conscience also, but this is something that breaks them away from each other and shows that something is wrong with Lady Macbeth. Before the sleepwalking scene many critics noticed Lady Macbeth moral sense before this (Kiefer). From the start, Lady Macbeth has wanted to be powerful, with her wishing she had more roles of a male. Once Duncan’s murder happened that pushed her to her limit causing her to go insane. Many say that Lady Macbeth is more of the type of person to not have second thoughts but by having guilt feelings ( Kiefer).
More so, he felt that the other officers were doing wrong by accepting bribes and wanted to expose the situation. The other officers were so corrupt that they collected more money through bribes than the salary they earned, a situation that did not please Serpico. His strong stand concerning corruption made his friends turn against him, placing his life in danger. The anti-corruption efforts of Serpico jeopardized his life at the hands of his colleagues. He was later transferred to the Narcotics Squad where he was shot by a drug dealer after his partners betrayed him by failing to support him.
The narrator hates her and... ... middle of paper ... ...She tries to keep those relationships working and she was ready to sacrifice some of her interests in order to stay. There is a difference between Marla in the beginning of the novel and Marla in the middle of it. Marla shows that she can develop attachment to someone and be involved in romantic relationships unlike the narrator, who is attached to Tyler only. Summing up, Marla is the main woman who joins the company of the narrator and keeps both Tyler and narrator related to the rest of the world. As well as other characters, she is self-centered and strange to the world where she lives.