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DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MENThroughout the
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?Throughout the Common Era, women have been recognized as a strong influence on the actions of men. For example, Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made, and in literature, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. Did the women of Homer's epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad emulate the women of the Common Era? The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War and Achilles' role as an Achaean warring against the
Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons Virginia Woolf was a professional writer who made many important contributions to the progress of women and women’s rights. She was born in 1882 during a time -- the middle of the Victorian era -- in which the feminine ideal that she struggled against so much was very prevalent; the ideal women was thought to be passive, pretty, and proper. “The Angel in the House” was Woolf’s term for the internalized ideal against which she strove to overcome. Her father was a writer too; he wa
Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Carl Jung   Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a son of a minister in Switzerland. He was born on July 26, in the small village of Kesswil on Lake Constance. He was named after his grandfather, a professor of medicine at the University of Basel. He was the oldest child and only surviving son of a Swiss Reform pastor. Two brothers died in infancy before Jung was born. Jung's mother was a neurotic and often fought with his father. Father was usually lonely and very irritable. When the child could n
In George Orwells 1984 the Party the government of Oceania has many sl
In George Orwells 1984 the Party the government of Oceania has many sl
In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party, the government of Oceania, has many slogans. One of the sayings is “Big Brother Is Watching You”. Despite the fact that the slogan is only mentioned a few times throughout the novel, it embodies the government that Orwell has created. We first learn of the slogan when the setting is described on the first page of the book. Orwell depicts, in explicit detail, the sights, sounds, and smells of Oceania. When illustrating the hallways of Victory Mansions, Winston
A Doll's House: Theme of Emancipation of A Woman
A Doll's House: Theme of Emancipation of A Woman
A Doll's House: Theme of Emancipation of A Woman In reading Ibsen's A Doll's House today, one may find it hard to imagine how daring it seemed at the time it was written one hundred years ago. Its theme, the emancipation of a woman, makes it seem almost contemporary. In Act I, there are many clues that hint at the kind of marriage Nora and Torvald have. It seems that Nora is a doll controlled by Torvald. She relies on him for everything, from movements to thoughts, much like a puppet who is dep
All About Eve
All About Eve
All About Eve English 30 Spring 97 In the film All About Eve, (directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and released in 1950), Eve Harrison (Anne Baxter) was a young woman with evil running through her veins. She wanted to be somebody and chose to get there through Margo Channing (Betty Davis) who was a famous stage star. Eve would do whatever it took to get where she wanted to be, including hurt the ones that trusted her and took her in as a lost lamb. Though Eve was already evil within and thro
Hey Joe hand me the 316 socket I mumbled into the underside of my car
Hey Joe hand me the 316 socket I mumbled into the underside of my car
“Hey Joe, hand me the 3/16” socket,” I mumbled into the underside of my car. I felt a nudge in my ribs as my friend, Joe, handed me the socket I asked for. Matching the ends of the hexagonal shaped socket with the stub on my wrench, I pushed the two together. A loud click signaled the two ends of the socket and wrench fit perfectly. Reluctantly, I went to work tightening the chassis of my car. I felt overwhelmed by the number of lugs I would have to check and tighten. It took me almost a half a
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Ma
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Ma
Uncontrolled ambition brings about the downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The play Macbeth can give many different views of itself. The one that I mainly see is ambition. The ambitions that Macbeth has are not bad but the way that he wants to get them are. Lady Macbeth helps him along the way. At the start of the play when Macbeth and Banquo meet the 3 witches is when him ambitions are repeated to him: All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee thane of Glamis! All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee thane of
When attempting to read criticism of Shakespeare plays one idea is cle
When attempting to read criticism of Shakespeare plays one idea is cle
When attempting to read criticism of Shakespeare plays one idea is clear: if the review was written more than five or ten years ago the essay is likely to be exclusive when it comes to the women in Shakespeare. Little attention had been given to the women of Shakespeare prior to the seventies feminist movement. The women in King Lear deserve attention just as women in every Shakespearean play do. A common idea among critics is that the women perpetuated evil and were not worthy of acknowledgmen
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history society has played an important role in forming the
Throughout history, society has played an important role in forming the value and attitudes of the population. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman are two novels which exemplify the negative effects of society’s influence. Both Elizabeth Bennet and Marian McAlpin are strong women who rebel against society’s influences in their lives. They refuse to accept the pre-set roles and identities handed to them. Both women realize that the individual’s needs are not
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains
Inherent inside every human soul is a savage evil side that remains repressed by society. Often this evil side breaks out during times of isolation from our culture, and whenever one culture confronts another. History is loaded with examples of atrocities that have occurred when one culture comes into contact with another. Whenever fundamentally different cultures meet, there is often a fear of contamination and loss of self that leads us to discover more about our true selves, often causing pe
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Seinfeld It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of channel surfing when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, 20 inch friend, (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom’s such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. There is onl
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the
Soaps but more importantly music videos can be said to interrogate the cultural construction of gender and representations of identity. The video suggests a set of images to the viewer and usually these are a blurring of gender and identity. Music videos predicate on the representation of female gender experience. The two interrelated sign systems- access signs and discovery signs- will be discussed. Music clips that will be focused on are Madonna’s ‘Burning Up’, ‘Express Yourself’, and ‘Justif
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies
The Characteristics of Shakespeare comedies Shakespeare wrote many different forms of literary works and one of them is comedy. At the end of his professional life he had written four famous comedies which were later called his ³romances². Shakespeare¹s comedies were not primarily love stories but they all included a love plot. His romances all had the happy ending of a comedy, but in a way they hinted on violence (Prentice Hall Literature). His focus and emphasis was clearly towards the struct
When comparing men's ability to women's ability is there really a big
When comparing men's ability to women's ability is there really a big
When comparing men's ability to women's ability, is there really a big difference? Many people believe that differences do take place, but how? Both men and women have hopes, dreams, strengths, weaknesses, and goals. Even though these similarities exist, women are still sometimes thought to be lower than their male peers. There have been many cases in which women felt they were being treated differently than the males around them. But, did you ever think there would be the problem of inequality
Homosexuality and Misogyny in Greek Life
Homosexuality and Misogyny in Greek Life
Homosexuality and Misogyny in Greek Life Feminine equality and the need of a male female relationship, these two ideas are what many people believe in today’s society to have always been around since the beginning of time. But these people are wrong because both misogyny and homosexuality have been around for thousands of years and in this paper I intend to converse about homosexuality and misogyny in the time of Greek antiquity compared to how Aristophanes portrays it in Lysistrata. In this ess
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Hopkins Case
Hopkins Case
Hopkins Case Facts: Ann Hopkins was an accomplished college professor, mathematical physicist, and systems management consultant working at Hollins College, IBM, NASA and the accounting firm of Touch Ross. In August of 1978 Hopkins began working for Price Waterhouse (PW), another national accounting firm as a manager in the Management Advisory Services. PW specialized in auditing, tax and management consulting with offices worldwide. The partnership ranks included 662 partners in the United Stat
Relational Dialectics Theory
Relational Dialectics Theory
Relational Dialectics Theory COM 105 Relational Dialectics Theory 11/24/03 Relational Dialectics suggests that relational life is always in process. People in relationships continually feel the pull-push of conflicting desires. Basically, as people communicate in relationships, they attempt to reconcile conflicting desires, but they never eliminate their needs for both of the opposing pairs. There are gender and culture specific aspects of Relational Dialectics and different consequences of thes
Sexual Storms Are Brewing
Sexual Storms Are Brewing
Sexual Storms Are Brewing! Symbolism runs a rampant path throughout the story “The Storm”, written by Kate Chopin. The storm brewing outside is used to symbolically relate the storm of emotions going on between Calixta and Alcee inside the house. The intensity of their sexual act inside the house follows the pattern of the storm outside. Just as their passion climaxes so does the storm. The underlying meaning of the story is about sexual energy, and passion that is portrayed through an act of n
Hedda Gablers Role in Society
Hedda Gablers Role in Society
Hedda Gabler’s Role in Society English 2333 Henrik Ibsen portrays a microcosm of nineteenth century society in his play, “Hedda Gabler”. Hedda, the protagonist, exhibits a mixture of masculine and feminine traits due to her unique upbringing under General Gabler and the social mores imposed upon her. However, although this society venerates General Gabler because of his military status, his daughter Hedda is not tolerated due to her non-conformity to the accepted gender stereotypes. Hedda's gend
Wrong Path
Wrong Path
Wrong Path ELA 11 20.1 December 19, 2003 Although man is been given freedom of choice, it must be took into consideration that it can be influenced by outside factors. However, despite these outside forces, each individual is responsible for his own actions. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth certainly commits many evil crimes, but not without help from the influence of others. Lady Macbeth is, without a doubt, one of these outside factors. Lady Macbeth calls on the evil spirits to “ come…[and]
Macbeth
Macbeth
Macbeth “Discuss the significance of the sleepwalking scene and its relationship to the rest of the play.” Sleep is the transitional state between wakefulness and death and gives our body and mind a chance to maintain, repair and protect itself. Lady Macbeth’s true personality is revealed during the sleepwalking scene. Her character follows the pattern of decline, despair and death. This pattern starts when she no longer had control over her husband, followed by hallucinations when she is sleepw
Tennessee Williams Glass Menagerie The Glass Prison
Tennessee Williams Glass Menagerie The Glass Prison
Tennessee Williams’ Glass Menagerie: The Glass Prison Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is a play told from the haunted perspective of a man about his sister, but the comment made is uniquely feminine. The emotional prison that Tom blames his sister for his entrapment is much less powerful than the web that entangles Laura. Laura is forced into a world, not only by society, but by her own mother’s perception of it, that calibrates the worth of women based on their beauty, their charm, and
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare
Representation of female characters in Shakespeare Shakespearean plays are written within the patriarchal ideologies of the Elizabethan era. Women were considered to be subordinate to men. This subordinance was clearly projected in the portrayal and representation of women and their sexuality. The 1970’s and the rise of feminism challenged these Shakespearean, stereotypical representations. These new, feminist readings brought new perspectives to Shakespeare’s works. More particularly, the repre
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler Henry Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is a play dealing with a woman who is searching for a way to find herself in the midst of a society controlled by and favorable to men. Hedda is raised only by her father, a strict military man, without any female role models to prepare Hedda for wifehood and motherhood, which is the only role women were allowed to play during the nineteenth century. Because of her unique upbringing, Hedda grows up admiring freedom, independence, and power; she has a very
Macbeth Summary Theme Character Analysis
Macbeth Summary Theme Character Analysis
Macbeth Summary Theme Character Analysis Act 1 Scene i: Play opens on eerie, macabre note in an open place, where we see the three witches, the weird sisters. In a dozen lines, they announce their evil nature by saying Fair is foul,and foul is fair/Hover through the fog and the filthy air, and their intention to meet with Macbeth once the hurly-burly of a battle between the forces loyal to the King Duncan (led by Macbeth) and a rebels army (led by the current Thane of Cawdor) comes to an end. Sc
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on
Patristic Views on Gender and Women Patristic History and Thought December 6, 2000 Women, gender, and the roles given or expected to play, have been of great debate throughout human history. In the last century, western society has undergone a dramatic shift in their understanding(s) of women. Women now have the vote, property rights and other important legal protections. Besides these legal guarantees, social attitudes and norms of the feminine have also changed. A women’s place is no longer “b
The Narrative Structure
The Narrative Structure
The Narrative Structure The narrative structure would best be described as classic / realist due to numerous factors throughout the film. First of all, the characters in this are very well rounded: the story is told at a slow pace and this gives us the opportunity to gain vast information about the characters within it. This is done through the length of the film, clocking at 142 minutes, 22 seconds (136 minutes, 36 seconds on video due to PAL transfer), also this film spans the nineteen years t
The Awakening
The Awakening
The Awakening „The Awakening” is a novel in which we can notice many significant influences that made this book Kate Chopin’s masterpiece. I chose the last chapter ,because in my opinion it reveals the results of cultural, biographical and literal backgrounds in the most apparent way. In the last XXXIX chapter Victor and Mariequita flirt and discuss Edna’s dinner party. Suddenly they see Edna’s walking toward them. It is still quite long before the summer season, but Edna explains that she has a
Body AwarenessMeanings
Body AwarenessMeanings
Body Awareness/Meanings I. A. I found the reading about the full body exploration and genital exploration to be quite interesting and informative. Doing this exercise does not only help people feel more comfortable with their bodies but doing this kind of exploration exercise on a regular weekly or monthly basis could be used as a self exam/physical. In doing this on a regular basis, you would know more about the changes that your body has been through in the allotted amount of time since you la
Women in World War I
Women in World War I
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
Echo Personality Disorder
Echo Personality Disorder
********************************************************************* Echo Personality Disorder The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for 'Inverted Narcissism' and 'Covert Narcissism' which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities of the personality, which in many of these individuals may not be a feature at all. EPD is a highly differentiated form of Dependent Personality Disorder, mark
Freud
Freud
Freud He is peeping through a small hole, from which a light comes out and shows his expression. Is it an expression of pleasure? No, it looks like pain he feels. But his eyes are looking so lusty in desire, he is masturbating. I have never seen an expression like this, he is both taking sexual pleasure and feeling a deep pain, plus he seems to be afraid of a mother who might catch him masturbating; he is in such a hurry. But that’s ridiculous, he is a grown up, why would a man be afraid of his
Identity
Identity
Identity Eng 304 Essay # 3 What influences a person’s identity? Is it their homes, parents, religion, or maybe where they live? When do they get one? Do they get it when they understand right from wrong, or when they can read, or are they born with it? Everyone has one and nobody has the same, is there a point in everyone’s life when they get one? A person’s identity is his or her own, nobody put it there and nobody can take it out. Everyone in this world has a different identity because they al
Antigone And Ismene
Antigone And Ismene
Antigone And Ismene The personalities of the two sisters; Antigone and Ismene, are as different from one another as tempered steel is from a ball of cotton. One is hard and resistant; the otherpliable, absorbing and soft. Antigone would have been a strong, successful 90¹s type woman with her liberated and strong attitude towards her femininity, while Ismene seems to be a more dependent 1950¹s style woman. Antigone acts as a free spirit, a defiant individual, while Ismene is content to recognize
By Derek Choi
By Derek Choi
by Derek Choi Shakespeare Tamed Shrews and Twelfth Nights: The Role of Women In Shakespeare It is curious to note the role of women in Shakespearean literature. Many critics have lambasted the female characters in his plays as two-dimensional and unrealistic portrayals of subservient women. Others have asserted that the roles of women in his plays were prominent for the time and culture that he lived in. That such contrasting views could be held in regards to the same topic is academic. It is on
Audrey Flack
Audrey Flack
Audrey Flack Audrey Flack, born in 1931 in New York City, grew up knowing as a child she wanted to be an artist. Although Flack's family did not share her enthusiasm for her dream, she attended the High School of Music and Art in New York. Here her promising future as an artist was beginning to unfold, and she received the St. Gaudens medal. Upon graduating from Cooper Union as the top student, Josef Albers lobbied and persuaded her to attend Yale university's fine arts program. In 1952 from Yal
World Food Customs
World Food Customs
World Food Customs Final Paper France and it's Culture Food & Café France, located in the center of Europe, contains a population of around 58 million different people. Most of these people reside in urban areas; 73% to be exact with Paris being it's largest city. Within France, the café is a very big part of their life. So much so, France literally shuts down for two and half-hours during lunchtime so everyone can eat at their favorite café. Since it is one of the most important parts of Fren
FLAMENCO BAILE
FLAMENCO BAILE
FLAMENCO BAILE: A LIVING HISTORY Flamenco is not merely a style of music, song or dance from Spain but rather a way of life that influences the daily activities of many individuals. The art of flamenco was intended to be an outward expression of an individuals most profound emotions and the flamenco way of life. It was never intended to be a technical art performed with stoic precision yet without duende (a passion/feeling for flamenco). The main components and styles of flamenco will be discuss
The Irony of Fleur
The Irony of Fleur
The Irony of Fleur Unlike Voltaire’s Candide, the name of the main character of Louise Erdrich’s Fleur does not give the reader a clue about the character’s personality. In French, fleur means flower which is the symbol of love, romanticism and feminine fragility. However, in the story the name and the actions of Fleur Pillager show irony. In my view, Erdrich creates the irony deliberately, in order to emphasize on the gender conflicts in the story. Right at the introduction of the story, Fleur
Virtu and Fortuna
Virtu and Fortuna
Virtu and Fortuna Under close scrutiny, The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is seen to be a mind-baffling construct of many levels of meaning, and, many might say, enigmatically so. It is hard to determine where Machiavelli is writing in earnest and where in sarcasm or self-condemnation. As John Plamenatz says, the perverse Machiavelli likes to make himself out worse than he is. He likes at times to shock his contemporaries... No doubt he succeeds. The important message here, though, is that the
This Boys Life is a memoir about a young mans struggles with his own
This Boys Life is a memoir about a young mans struggles with his own
This Boy’s Life is a memoir about a young man’s struggles with his own identity. The first section of the chapter titled, Uncool, is a good illustration of how the young Tobias Wolff feared other peoples perceptions of his true self. The fact that Wolff and his two friends, Taylor and Silver, were raised without true father figures in their lives played a major role in the behavior and character of these three young men. Through othering and double consciousness, the boys came to realize th
Nature vs Nurture
Nature vs Nurture
“Nature vs. Nurture” The question of whether nature or nurture has more influence on gender characteristics has been explored for many years. Anatomically and physiologically speaking, there are more similarities than differences, between the sexes. There are also more psychological similarities than differences. When tested at cognitive skills, there is no gender gap in the average verbal ability as shown by tests in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and solving analogies. There also is no no
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding Its Origins Popularity and D
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding Its Origins Popularity and D
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The
The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jessica Holman Mr. Fox / Ms. Brown English / History First Semester Junior Report The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 The Women’s Rights Movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible and inspirational series of events to occur in United States history. One of the more credible aspects of these events happens to be the bold, intelligent pioneers that paved the way for many other women throughout the United States to follow. An important battl
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved o
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved o
The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones. Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus’ own purpose is simply the fight to save his own life and return his shipmates home safely, the gods of Olympus are the unknown captains of this journey. It is an epic story of the making of men, mainly Odysseus and Telemakhos. Homer methodically details the struggles set forth by the gods. The contests of Odysseus’ wisdom, honor, piety and prudence. These tests of will p
Gender Socialization
Gender Socialization
Gender Socialization A baby is born and the doctor looks at the parents and says three simple words: It's a boy or It's a girl! Before a newborn child even takes his or her first breath of life outside the mother's womb, he or she is characterized by gender. The baby is brought home and dressed in clothes that help friends, family and even strangers identify the sex of the child. Baby boys are dressed in blue and baby girls are dressed in pink. The baby boy may be dressed in a blue jumpsuit wit
Jane Austen had many influences in her life that led to the material w
Jane Austen had many influences in her life that led to the material w
Jane Austen had many influences in her life that led to the material written in her books. All of Austen's books focus on young women in their path to marriage. (Southam, pg. 2) Jane Austen wrote on life as she knew and events that could have or did influence her. Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Sevington, Hampshire, located in England. Her father was a Reverend for the church, while her mother was born in to an aristocratic family. (Tucker, pg. 6) Jane was the seventh of eight
Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarc
Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarc
Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarchal society which operates through concealment. It is a story in which the characters attempt to manipulate one another through the secrets they possess and the subsequent revelation of those secrets. In her novel, Smiley gives us a very simple moral regarding this patriarchal society: women who remain financially and emotionally dependent on men decay; those able to break the economic and emotional chains develop as women an