2The Speaker… Addresses himself to a coy or an unwilling woman Pleads for sex using the argument that they have not “world enough and time” to delay.Seeks to frighten her into compliance: this is shown in his descriptions of her body: her eyes, forehead, “ the rest” and “every part”He wants her to “show” her heart
3The Woman Is unwilling to accept the speaker Is quite intelligent Is compared to a “marble vault”Despite her charms, her vault is coldly closed to himThe speaker clinches the attack with the next image “then worms shall try/that long preserved virginity” (line 27-28)She has no reaction to this…
4This poem is pro-feminist because… (1)the woman remains in control throughout the poemDespite the speakers assaults, she remains in control- she doesn’t give inThe speaker is put down: “Nor in thy marble vault shall sound my echoing song” (line 26)The speaker’s tone is frustration/anger towards the end: “then worms shall try that long preserved virginity, and your quaint honor turn to dust…The grave’s a fine and private place” (line 27-31)
5This poem is pro-feminist because… (2) the speaker, a man, is shown as foolish, irrational, and arrogantHe puts her on a pedestal while assaulting/harassing her: “Though by the Indian Ganges’ side shouldst rubies find; I by the tide of Humber would complain” (line 5-7).He is irrational: he puts her on that pedestal, showing how she’s beautiful and precious, but then later on says, “But at my back I always hear times winged chariot hurrying near;... Thy beauty shall no more be found;” (lines 22-25).Shows how he lives in the present; stupid- doesn’t think long-term.
8The Feminist Approach says… “Woman aren’t different from men; women are constructed differently by men”De BeauvoirMan defines human, not woman.A woman CAN be a hero or code hero!!!
9In A Farewell to Arms…Frederic is not in control of his relationship with Catherinehe is controlled BY HERexample: Catherine plays “the game” of love with Frederic “not for diversion, but for survival. Hers is a sophisticated game, over his head, and Frederic does not understand the stakes” (Spanier 135)example: Catherine declares, “We’re going to have a strange life”“thereby taking control, and casting Frederic-compliant, convenient, and quite unsuspecting- as substitute player for her boy who was killed” (Spanier 135).
10Frederic is not in control… He does what she saysEx: interesting dialogue:Catherine: “Say, ‘I’ve come back to Catherine in the night.’”Frederic: “I’ve come back to Catherine in the night.”Catherine: “Oh darling, you have come back, haven’t you?”This was during her third meeting with Frederic, and she’s already controlling him!!!Implying her dead lover!!!
11Frederic is not in control.. A final example of a revealing dialogueFrederic: “Do you always know what people think?”Catherine: “Not always. But I do with you.”Catherine knows all about him- she can control situations in a way that benefits HER, not THEM.Goes back to the idea that her game is for survival