Their assumptions about the female sex, prevents them from seeing the crime scene for what it really was. Meanwhile, Mrs. Peters, the sheriff’s wife, and Mrs. Hale, the neighbor man’s wife, are able to relate in many ways to the loneliness and loss of self that Mrs. Wright felt while spending her days alone tending to her home and husband. The men in the play are so blinded by their sexist ideas about females, that they miss the evidence of a motive to convict Mrs. Wright of murder. The men, after hearing the women discuss how Mrs. Wright was worried about her jarred fruit freezing, make several comments regarding the fact that this is something trivial that a woman would worry about even while being held for the possibility of murder. Mr. Hale makes the comment, “-Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.” (pp.
Hamlet basically tells his mom (Queen Gertrude) to shut up and sit down, and Laertes tells Ophelia that he holds the key to her mind. Since Hamlet is notoriously the worst to the female sex, we will start with the assault on his character. Hamlet said "Frailty, thy name is woman,“ thus Hamlet believes his men are the epitome of stability and strength, right? Not really, but Hamlet's attitude toward women is definitely sexist and biased, and his hate seems to emanate from his revulsion at his mother's marriage to Claudius, which he considers “unfaithfulness” to his dead father. His attitude is totally unjustified.
The King’s character flaws are based around that, he punishes all women because of the sin of one woman. But just like Toyo-o one day a women came along smarter than the rest and he fell under a trance. Using a feminine approach in both cases these women ended up changing both men for the better. Works Cited Lawall, Sarah. The Norton Anthology of World Literature.
By ending the play this way, Behn is saying people who love each other shouldn’t have to fight to be together, thereby proving this patriarchic practice unfair. By placing an emphasis on the man who uses women as sex objects by titling her play after him; by having almost all the female characters in the play treated horribly, used, and manipulated; and having the female characters barely putting up a fight, Aphra Behn suggests the heavily patriarchic society that exists is too extensive and is dangerous for the women in it.
In the beginning of the story, we can clearly see this male dominant and female subjectiveness within the characters. More precisely, “The miller basically sold his daughter, the King commanded the daughter like a slave, Rumpelstiltskin exploited the daughter for everything she had, and worst of all, the miller’s daughter accepted it without any serious opposition” (Grimm). The main character, the miller’s daughter, allowed herself to be subjected to these males, and thus Mead would never support this fairy tale. Being a firm believer of feminism, Mead would be highly shocked and angered that this fairy tale, intended for youths, would depict women with such characteristics acceptable. Another characteristic that Mead wouldn’t approve of in the story is greed and evil.
It is all a matter of control. Up until the very end of the story John is still trying to restrain his wife under his power which Gilman demonstrates when he “(faints)…right across (her) path”(642). Through John’s condescending behavior towards his wife, the author sends a clear message that most men tend to degrade their wives so as to establish their self-worth. Gil... ... middle of paper ... ...s an hysteric and prescribed a “rest cure” which prohibited her writing and labeled her feminism and social critique as symptoms for uterine illness. The Oxford Dictionary defines feminism as an advocacy of woman’s rights and sexual equality.
Terry explained that her brothers and mothers abused them severely. Terry’s brothers would assist their mother with the beating, when they became too big for their mother to beat them. In the story Terry described how her brothers would restrain them, while their mother would beat them until they would bleed or pass out. Not only would she beat them, she restricted them from eating, she said they were demon posed. Thereasa Knorr would not feed them as a punishment, she even went as far as tying them to their beds and locking them in a broom closets for months because she claimed that were worshiping the devil.
Everyday I come home and clean up the mess that you and your brothers leave for me.” Her father screamed, getting a little louder with each word like he did every other day. Nicole could have recited the speech word for word. She did not, because if she did that she would get in trouble for talking back. “You could at least get up and empty the dishwasher.” He said, with little authority. “Yeah, yeah, whatever dad.” Nicole said back.
Tom managed this by telling people that it isn't every day that you get a chance to paint a fence and he thought it was fun. He had people begging him to paint by the time that he was finished his story. He would have taken every boy in the town's wealth if he had not run out of paint. On June 17th about the hour of midnight, Tom and his best friend Huck were out in the grave yard trying to get rid of warts, when they witnessed a murder by Injun Joe. At the time Muff Potter was drunk and asleep so Injun Joe blamed the murder him (Muff Potter).