One example of this is women not being able to be a judge or to being able to be in a jury. Atticus tells us this in the book by saying, “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman-” and then he gets interrupted by Scout. Guys in the society of Maycomb are able to have any job they want to have but women are not able to all because they’re a women. Another form of sexism in the book is when Aunt Alexandra teaches Scout to be like a girl. This shows how there’s a specific role of women in the society and they could break from it but it is looked down upon in the society.
During the early 1900s , racism was dominating the south. Jim Crow Laws gave blacks little rights and made it almost impossible to live a normal life. In court, judges and juries were filled with white men. Biases and racism over run court rulings. A black man winning a trial over a white man was unheard of.
Only male abolitionists can attended while the female were excluded in the convention. At that time, women were the dependent of men. Married women had to obey their husband, and they did not have any rights for herself which caused many women suffered in inferiority complex. Their inferiority complex also caused them inequality in education and career opportunities which were the conclusion of the Declaration of Sentiments. Women did not have the opportunity to study at school, and they were treated differently with men in work field.
This was the start of racial discrimination in America that turned into racial injustice. That racism has only gotten stronger through the years. After the civil war ended slavery, many white folks started being really racists to the free blacks. This racial injustice has gotten out of hand and the movie 13th has provided us with the truth that the white men have been trying to hide from us. First, racial injustice has really developed into a worse thing.
I interpret this selection of text as sexism; though I’m sure he loved her very much, he was still controlling and believed she couldn’t think for herself for she was a woman. Psychoanalytic Criticism may also be applied, as her actions and thought patterns were heavily influenced by her sickness, "Better in body perhaps--" I began, and stopped short, for he sat up straight and looked at me with such a stern, reproachful look that I could not say another word. "My darling," said he, "I beg of you, for my sake and for our child 's sake, as well as for your own, that you will never for one instant let that idea enter your mind! There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours. It is a false
The sister of the protagonist Pip, Mrs. Joe Gargery is a good example, from the moment she is introduced the reader gets an awful view of her, she is represented as violent and everything in her character makes her unattractive. :” I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me “(Great expectations,1992 ,p.53) What there can be concluded from these examples is that Dickens, the male writer, did not mean the reader to have much sympathy for these female characters. From deep within they are not good people and they deserve what they get. It seems as though Dickens generalizes the entire female population as being corrupt and impure at the core. Jane Austen on the other hand describes her own sex more careful and positive.
These books and his other works shows that his writing style can be risqué and to some, distasteful. He writes about hard hitting topics and he does not sugar coat the characters’ true feelings. Additionally, some parents at Glenrock, Wyoming disagreed with the passages in the book Flowers for Algernon; the parents surprisingly compared the book to pornography magazines such as Playboy and the Hustler (Munley ¶ 4). This caused the book to be banned for “Explicit, distasteful love scenes…” by Glen Rose High School, Oberlin High School, Glenrock High School, Plant City, Florida, and Emporium, Pennsylvania (¶
Scout Finch as a Tomboy While writing To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee used her protagonist Jean-Louise Finch to portray equivalence to her personal life because she also did not follow the community’s gender demands. During the novel’s time, strict social limitations were forced upon women that solely make them appear as unequal to men. Scout’s character sways away from the customary gender roles as a consequence of her upbringing she refuses to fit in within the mould of a traditional southern woman. Scout’s Aunt Alexandra emphasizes these conventions and prohibits Scout from challenging them she even have a vision for little girl in chapter nine as narrated by scout I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches; when I said
“Red Flag” emerged from her conversation with four other women about menstruation and how it is a taboo issue that was never discussed in art or literature. Menstruation is still is a taboo subject, an ignored mark of “otherness” suggesting the inadequacy in women. It is a natural bodily substance and bodily process women go through, so why could it not be discussed with admiration in art? The fetishization of women is acceptable in our society but this image a natural, everyday act is considered obscene and offensive. Red Flag rejects the normative patterns of domination and submission in our social order; women are no longer hiding behind the conventional, yet restricting, veil of
In The Trojan women, the playwright depicts women with various personnalities whom show power of will and reflection; these characters go against Ancient Greek society's views on women as people then believed a female's sole purpose was to stay at home and bear children. Furthermore, the criticism of gods in the play, especially by women, certainly shocked audiences at the time because many citizens considered it a great offense to so much as question their power. On the other hand Dionysos in The Bacchae is used to question the limitation between humans and gods. The oppositions in the character's personnality reflect his dual heredity. He also is a victim of xenophobia : neither human nor god, he is rejected by both; born Greek but raised abroad, he does not have a true homeland and is considered a foreigner.
Such a story ought not to be written, he said; it was enough to drive anyone mad to read it.” Here the author uses the literary technique of irony. Doctors did not understand insanity; it was a relatively new field in medical knowledge. Doctors often ended up making their patients worse. The irony is that doctors are the ones driving their patients mad, and yet this doctor says it is “The Yellow Wallpaper” that is maddening. While it is not really applicable in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or other developed countries, it may be applicable to others where women are not treated with equality and the respect men have.