In order to deal with this unhappiness, Mrs. Ramsay reads people as a way to feel close to them. She felt, “for the most part, oddly enough, she must admit that she felt this thing called life terrible, hostile, and quick to pounce on you if you gave it a chance (Woolf 60).” Those are not the life views of a happily married woman, or, in that case, a happy women in general. Mrs. Ramsay is one of the, if not the, loneliest character in To the Lighthouse. She looks towards her connections with her kids and husband as a path to take her away from that lonely feeling. When her kids and husband are happy she is happy.
To continue, there are other sections where Kingston actually feels sorry for her aunt. For example, at the end of paragraph 25 Kingston says how her aunt is going through so much work to make herself look presentable, that she hoped the man she loved appreciated her and was not just a tits-and-ass man. Another example where Kingston feels sorry for her aunt is in paragraph 22. Kingston explains how she does not see herself like her aunt in anyway. Her aunt had two sides to her, a calm woman and a wild woman free with sex.
She was conventional in prior times, married with one daughter, a husband and a career. She is ambivalent to many things that may seem horrific to the reader. On page 93, Offred is witness to Janine's confession of being raped. She doesn't comment on how the blame is placed on Janine. Is this because Offred has begun to accept the words of Aunt Lydia, or more likely, is she silent to create emphasis... ... middle of paper ... ... reason - love.
The women are that of Lady Philosophy, Nature, and the White Queen. Each woman’s beauty is described to that of which the author wanted the reader to focus on in the woman’s personality: intellect in Lady Philosophy, the high status once held and the role as mother by Nature, and the good heart and kindness in the White Queen. In Boethius’, The Consolation of Philosophy, Lady Philosophy is given the briefest physical description out of the three allegorical women, but holds the most symbolism. Lady Philosophy’s beauty ... ... middle of paper ... ...ted others and no one was ever harmed by speaking with her. Trouth, a vow made with a sense of honor and honesty, has even embodied himself in the Queen (Chaucer, line 1003).
These insults created an unhealthy mother and daughter relationship between Mariam and Nana. With each insult Nana unconsciously destroyed a bit of Mariam’s self esteem. Although their relationship seemed weak and abusive Nana did display her love for Mariam through various compliments, unsupportive ways and through her final suicide. This included Mariam’s act of pleasing... ... middle of paper ... ...n her life. In conclusion the women who forged female bonds in Hosseini’s novel were able to find inner strength and fulfillment.
The development of a feminist reading from the perspective of Gilbert and Gubar... ... middle of paper ... ... but instead reunites the two women's spirits. "We was girls together," Nel says, and it becomes clear the importance of this revelation to her. She cries "circles and circles of sorrow" for the lost itme between herself and Sula (Morrison 174). Perhaps she also cries for a whole history of lost women seperated by societal functioning and a world built my men. Works Cited Cixous, Helene.
Barrett Browning though is optimistic about the goals women can achieve. She wants to demonstrate to women that belief in themselves and their dreams is possible and preferable to the standard. The poem begins with Aurora Leigh's observations of her aunt. "Her somewhat narrow forehead braided tight/ As if for taming accidental thoughts/ From possible pulses..." (273-275). This quotations shows several things; how specific Aurora Leigh's observations are (necessary to be a good poet) and the type of woman she will have to live with.
First, in order to get a complete understanding of what Phenomenal woman is... ... middle of paper ... ...style; to the mood; to the schemes I would overall say that this is a phenomenal poem In my opinion this poem gives encouragement to all women no matter what size, color, or situation. Phenomenal Woman in my opinion gave a clear depiction of what she was trying to say about the female body, the female attitude, and the female characteristics. Mrs. Mya Angelou is an inspiration to all women, and this is clearly seen though out not only this particular poem but though out all of her poems, essays, books, and movies. This poem, Phenomenal Woman, is not just a great poem but a great story. Mrs. Mya Angelou though well when writing this poem I recommend this poem to anyone.
Strength, power, and self-confidence are three meaningful words that the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou illustrates. Angelou uses alliteration, rhythm scheme and her own personal style to convey the meaning of a “phenomenal woman,” which is what she considers all women to be. Angelou, as an example, enlightens readers that not all hardships and tribulations have to be known. One can interpret that every woman experiences a trial in their life that eventually makes them a stronger individual. Moreover, a “phenomenal woman” is different, but beautiful in their own unique way.