Hezeki Ross 2/23/2016 History 102 Book Review In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined, kindhearted, and obedient. Anna proved that she 's the complete opposite. Defying sixteenth century social mores of being considered as the weaker sex, physically and emotionally. Anna depicted herself as Independent woman, she was the frequent subject of gossip in Germany due to her indecent attire, flirtatious behavior and rebellious acts. After the discovery of Anna 's secret affairs with an nobleman and cavalryman (Erasmus of Limpurg and Daniel Treutwein), her wealthy father out of rage ban her from the household and abolished her inheritances.
Flappers of Yesterday “I have even heard it said in praise of the modern women that she does not look upon marriage as her aim in her life, but looks forward to entering to a profession and earning her living independently of male support.” A powerful quote from a writer named Sheila Kaye-Smith (DiPaolo 6). She is talking about the women of the 1920’s started to change and becoming a different person, thinking different ways, and act out differently. With that others had different opinions on how the felt the change in women 's minds in the 1920’s. Although people saw flappers as a disgrace, they were a new kind of feminist with their independence, behavior, and lifestyle. The Flapper originated from England before WWI and then came to the United States around 1915 but never really became popular until 1923.
I can relate my sister to Alaska. My sister has this sweet side towards some people but then to others she is a witch. She gives them so much attitude and makes them feel uncomfortable. I am like Colonel or Pudge because my sister will treat me nice but then out of nowhere be so mean and rude just like Alaska. You know when she is like this it either is because she is hungry, tired, or didn’t get her way.
“And I hope she 'll be a fool – that 's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). This quote was said by Daisy Buchanan in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. Throughout the novel, women are very present and Fitzgerald created mesmerising and contradicting personalities for each character to draw in the readers. During the flapper movement, many women were cutting their hair, raising the hemlines on their skirts, smoking, drinking, and even driving (Kennedy, Cohen, Bailey 745). Nevertheless, many women were still afraid to speak their minds, even if they followed the fashion and social trends.
Her own experiences are relatable like when she speaks of her “girlfriends dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly”.” This way the listener understands the ridiculousness of it and therefore see that gender inequality is still very present. She is firm in the way she speaks, by repeating “I think that it is right..” in various sentences forgoing rights that she thinks should be accepted. The message is clear what she wants to see happen with this is issue in the future. She ends the paragraph by saying “sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these right.” The way she delivers the message is striking and to the
“I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagine things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (Lee 54). This quote also shows how Scout thinks that being called a girl is bad when it is not. In this quote it also shows gender discrimination when Jem is talking to Scout. “ Jem was scowling triumphantly. ‘Nothin‘ to it.
Once, there was a woman who claimed that her identity is like the spirit of Caesar. She was raped when she was nineteen, and public condemned her of losing her virtue, even though virtue is not a woman’s consumable good that can be achieved by purity or lost by accident. This reaction is similar to that of a school teacher in the poem of Martín Espada, My Native Costume. In the poem, the teacher asks the writer to wear traditional costume for the students even though the writer defines himself as a lawyer. She is full of prejudice that the Puerto Rican people will always wear traditional clothes, but she rather thinks that she is doing a good job for her students while saying “the children want to see a native costume” (Espada).
During the 1900s, even after the civil rights movement passed, women continued to be objectified and dismissed. Socially, women were projected as the idealistic housewife, and were given unrealistic beauty standards. Views of women were conflicting, because in the media women could be sexualized, but could not openly talk about sex or have complete authority over their bodies. However, during the 1960s and 1970s, female artists fought to reclaim their bodies and dismiss these sexist ideas. One way women took authority over their bodies was by challenging stereotypes through performance art.
She makes Alice feel guilty by asking her if she does want to simply become a burden to their mother and then tries to scare her by saying that is she declines she may become like aunt Imogen, who is an older woman who never married and seems to suffer from psychotic delusions and seems to have lost her grasp of reality. Alice’s sister’s persuasive words were not expressed unkindly, but rather were aimed at ensuring that Alice made the right decision in terms of societal expectations. She was simply expressing the mentality that was instilled within her as well, regarding what a woman should desire and aspire to achieve in her
Not that she loved Daisy less, but that she--had doubts.” Assuming Loretta was incapable making a decision between running away from an unbearable relationship with Billy and the boundless love towards her older sister Daisy. Thus, interpreting the female gender ideology regarding women’s capability to be a role model within ”A Wicked Woman”. However, the ideology works against men when analyzing men’s potential of leading only with logic in the short story. In detail, the narrator describes the sudden conclusion Edward announces: "Loretta, I (Edward) am a fool. I mean it.