She told Lennie that if she had been allowed to be in the movies, she “wouldn’t be livin’ like this” (88). Curley’s wife was stereotyped as a helpless woman from the time her character was introduced to the time she was murdered. In the 1930’s, women were supposed to stay at home and do chores while their husbands were away, and then wait on them when they returned. Curley’s wife felt that her family was holding her back from her dreams, and the only possible way that she could find out of her situation was marriage. Because she was a woman, she could not just go to Hollywood herself and demand an audition, or confront her parents, which seems almost silly now but was a real issue back in the thirties.
The novel, The Glass Castle, shows how the Walls family lived without welfare. Both Rosemary and Rex refused to take charity or government aid despite the children and others pleading them to take it. Rosemary objected to conforming to what the society thought was best. Rex argued that his sporadic income was enough to keep the family afloat. However, the children begged their parents to accept other 's help to ease the financial burden on all of them.
Although she had the skills, clients, and motivation, there were still people trying to bring her down, the ones she had least expected. “People who were very close to me told me that I shouldn’t have opened up a shop, that I should have continued to work from home,” she says. “It was comments like those that motivated me the most.” She was told that she wasn’t responsible enough to be on her own by her father and her brother and she knew that even family would doubt her success. “Breakfast at Tiffany’s is something I do once a month to show my clients appreciation for their business, so since you’re apart of my clientele, let 's take a break and grab some breakfast.”
For many years, the suffrage of women was debated, as equality seemed far from the minds of men. Women were trained to believe their place was in the home caring for the children, cooking, cleaning and guiding. In Rev. John Todd D.D.’s, paper , Women’s Rights, the only area Dr. Todd allows a woman to have rights is within marriage, and only in the caring of the home and children along with helping to control the character of her husband. This concept alone is flawed as Gail Hamilton points out in her paper, Women’s Wrongs, which debates Dr. Todd’s writings. Hamilton finds his many errors in his thought process of separate spheres.
People do not respect one another anymore. You use to be able to walk anywhere without being scared. I asked what she did for fun when she was growing up; she said that she did not do much of anything she just went to school, came home, did chorus, and baby sat, and on the weekends they always had company over. I think my grandmother was a strong independent women.
Throughout the book, Jeanette’s parents always said that they would work something out in the end. Thankfully, she did not rely on them her whole life. She worked by herself and made it to New York. However, she did rely on her sister to bring her there. If it was not for her sister living there and offering Jeanette an opportunity, then she would have not been able to reach success as a writer.
Secondly, discrimination against women was also a huge problem in the 1930s. Women were considered the weaker sex and were left to do things like housework and taking care of children instead of working out in the fields. In the novella, Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife is told she should just stay in the house where she belongs. Women should have as equal opportunities as men to get a job and be given the same pay. Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers.
Edna says she wants to do her own thing without being fettered by her children or the society that is saying that you can’t get divorced. Edna also states that her children are bringing her down and damning her soul; Edna thought about her being free and realized that it is just another fantasy and the one person who actually gave her pleasure was Robert and he had left her for the sake of herself. Edna had been getting frustrated with the idea of her not being satisfied and her not receiving the love that she wanted and the realization of her not getting love or independence she didn’t give love back. She did love her kids but she never really wanted to be in this grouping of a mom or a housewife essentially.
Anna’s father was so strict that Anna couldn’t even go to school in whatever the situation was. Not like Sandra who could go to school and take English classes because her father didn’t care, but in Anna’s situation, her father didn’t want to hear any advice about Anna getting an education. Two months passed and God answered Anna’s prayers. It was a miracle on how one day her father woke up and told Anna that she must be ready in two days so she may go to school, and register for classes. Anna rushed to her room and thanked God for sending such a great miracle.
In addition, all women were denied the right to vote. “The cult of true womanhood ideology extended middle-class ideals far beyond the middle class and affected marriage, female education, and employment choices, as well as strategies for obtaining women’s rights…”(WOMEN). American women of the late 1800’s struggled with no rights in the government, considered inferior, and married women had no separate identity from her husband. One reason American women were treated poorly is because of their rights in the American government.
One of the main arguments of the anti-suffrage movement was that the women’s place was at home. Without women at the house, society would crumble without anyone raising their children. One anti suffrage document stated “Man’s political service to the state is counterbalanced by woman’s service in the home. If there were no families and no homes, there would be no State.”(2). Anti suffrage advocates believed that women held down the family portion of society, and that in turn gave them an important role.
Adam 's purpose was the fact that women don 't get any rights. She decided that the only way she would get the issue out to solve it herself. The evidence is in lines 67-69 "she had saved from the land, she made a will that was not allowed because women don 't have rights to anything". Abigail gave money to only women in the family to show that not only men deserve the
No longer could she enter into a convent, and she was forced to live with her father and later her sister and brother-in-law. After Claude’s death, Marie did not gain any of the benefits of being a widow. In her brother in-law’s shop, she was subject to his rules and his work. Her business-like mind allowed her to keep books and inventory, which placed her ahead of most women. Even so, she was thrust into a position that she did not want to be in, thus placing her in a more marginalized state.
Lastly, In the story her husband never lets her talk about house she feels, so she keeps it all bottled up in her head which eventually drives her crazy. As “The Yellow Wallpaper” States “It 's hard to talk to john about my case, because he loves me so. But I tried to last night” (777 Gilman). This show another great example of women cruelty because back then women were not allowed to state there own opinion and also