When I realized what lives some of my poets had led, how they were drunkards, and swindlers, and unchaste
, and untrue, I lamented over them with a sense of personal disgrace in them, and to this day I have no patience with that code of the world which relaxes itself in behalf of the brilliant and gifted offender; rather he should suffer more blame.
Bertha Mason, the true daughter of an infamous mother, dragged me through all the hideous and degrading agonies which must attend a man bound to a wife at once intemperate and unchaste
But I will tell thee why with good reason dishonour attaches to the husband of the unchaste
wife, though he know not that she is so, nor be to blame, nor have done anything, or given any provocation to make her so; and be not weary with listening to me, for it will be for thy good.
Quite apart from the overtly sexual nature of the Twilight novels, readers should be concerned also about the extent to which they encourage a kind of romantic obsession that is itself unchaste
. With great insight, John Paul II writes that the pleasure men and women sometimes use each other for may not be explicitly sexual; for some people--and women are particularly prone to this weakness--the emotional high associated with romance can be pursued as an end in itself, with a member of the opposite sex as the means to this end.
Importantly, the works serve as correctives for society's members who believe women's words and deeds meant they were unchaste
, unreasonable, and unfeminine.
He had described Ujjawala as an unchaste
woman and accused the petitioner of acting at her behest.
The sub-plots of Obit are as thick as the depth of inherent intrigue: the unchaste
priest the husband who longs for reconciliation while dating and a daughter's psychic sight.
Gone are the images of an idealized female touching the golden riverbanks; instead, the reader is treated to washerwomen, lackeys and servants, coaches carrying passengers down to the river's edge, and entire groups of people engaging in activities perhaps best understood as unchaste
. Finally, the Manzanares itself is shown to be a tired, old character ("viejo y sin antojo" 12) which retreats to its source after having seen so much merluza (the "pescadas" of line 14).
and incredible became unchaste
and consenting, a
But Atwood endows the maids, though outsiders, with a privileged perspective and voice as satirists who eloquently critique the ideology of the dominant order that normalized their slaughter by condemning them as unchaste
But wait - here comes the Unchaste
breed with its bright, interesting markings.
In Livy, Lucretia says "though I acquit myself of the sin, I do not absolve myself from punishment; nor in time to come shall ever unchaste
woman live through the example of Lucretia" (1.58.10-11).