Comparing Women In 100 Years Of Solitude And The Awakening

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In the books The Awakening by Kate Chopin and 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez are both in a different time period and both have a different view towards women in their society. The Awakening goes against women and who they are and thinks of them poorly. Women struggle for freedom and are presented as weak individuals. But 100 Years of Solitude portrays men and women to be equal, both women and men have an important role in their society and are both highly needed because of what they both have to offer. The Awakening by Kate Chopin was during a time when society viewed women as weak individuals. Demonstrates women's struggles for the freedom and individuality they wanted. During this time men had far more power than women did and took advantage of the freedom they had. This took place before the 19th amendment was passed and women were limited to their rights. He “Looks at his wife like a valuable piece that has suffered some damages” (p33). Shows that he views his wife poorly and he treats her as if she were only a…show more content…
That for someone to actually understand a women it would take a medical professional. They are viewed as filled with too many emotions and have too many worries. They are way different compared to men, because according to men they are fairly simple to understand. Viewed as impossible to understand, too emotional, and too different from men. In the role of society “Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman” (p43). A mother-woman is someone who is constantly therefore other in a time in need for helps. They worship their husbands and the holy spirit. But, she does not fit this role in society, she refuses to occupy the role and rather put herself above her family. One Hundred years of solitude 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents an equal society of men and women, they contain different roles and work differently. The men seek pleasure, power, and or knowledge outside
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