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The Disappointment by Aphra Behn

     There are many ways to explain the meaning of the tittle. From the lecture, the disappointment can be defined as the sexual dysfunction that causes woman’s imperfect enjoyment. However, in my point of view, it means her disappointment with the culture and society.  At the end of the poem, Behn just shows her disappointment to Lysander. She says

Whose soft bewitching influence,

Had Damn’d [Lysander] to the Hell of Impotence. (Behn 140)

She is giving up elaborating her feeling because she knows her audience (men) would not understand it. Women are silent in the communication is caused by the culture in that period, which suggested that she is not only disappointed to Lysander’s impotence, but also disappointed with the culture, in which women are silent and objectified.

     Further, Lady Mary points out that how women are objectified in The Lover: A Balled. She says: “we harder like trees, and like river grow cold” before women lose their virgin. Women are saved and they feel save when they are transformed to object illustrated that how women are treated in that period. Women are not only objectified, they are also to be ignored since they do not have a change to talk and express their emotion. Besides, women’s low social position can also be found when Lady Irwin says she is vapor in her poetry. Hence, Behn is disappointed to the culture, in which women are objectified and they have to remain silent.

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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

The Knight of The Burning Pestle

The Knight of The Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont is interesting because it is a combination of two different plays and one of them is shown according to the citizen’s demand. The story of the citizen and his wife within the play is trying to convey the message of people have a lot of choices in their life and they should be choosing what they really desire, or else they would end up being like the citizen and his wife. Although it satires me as an audience, I am more interested in recalling the play and see it from a different perspective. Further, I feel that same  when I read Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. I was so confused why a killer who kills Birdboot and Moon can be the real inspector Hound. But I found It out later, the Birdboot and Moon who are killed maybe just the characters on the stage, not in the real world. Hence, the killer can be the REAL INSPECTOR HOUND. One more thing to mention, I was in the play hence I cannot tell it.   C:

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2012 in Uncategorized