This characteristic of Grace, owner of Grace’s diner, expresses that her behavior is a fight against common perceptions on how women should behave in the 1950s because she runs her own business and is able to support her own life without relying to a man. During the 1950s, women were entitled to do domestic work, such as taking care of their children and preparing meal for their husband when they come from work. On the other hand, Grace is a divorce woman who is having an affair with the bus driver, Carl, because she feels lonely and desire that companionship from a man. During her marriage with Barton, she still felt lonely just not when making love. Overall, Grace can characterized as someone who has gotten used to doing things on her own because she didn’t have a reliable man figures.
And how Nea deals with this events. This story is written with the immature and unreliable 12-year old perspective. These two sisters have grown together all through their life’s, creating a strong bound, and the fact that her family and a “old guy” is taking away her sister is something she can’t stand. In the end Nea believes that she is saving Sourdi from Mr.Chhay and her mother. However what Nea does not understand in all her youth and idealism , is that sourdi does not want to be saved: She willfully accepts her fate and her marriage to Mr.Chhay because she finds financial stability and a secure future.
She is nostalgic about them as well as Belle Reve - a symbol of belonging in a society. Elia Kazan, the director of A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) states that “[tradition] made a woman feel important with her own secure positions and functions, her own special worth. It also made a woman at that time one with her society.” (Kazan, 48) The traditions made Blanche feel safe in the cruel world, but also made her feel independent. At Belle Reve, Blanche took care of the plantation, but after her loss, she suddenly became “dependent on the kindness of strangers”. Since she does not realize that she’s responsible for her own financial, social and personal matters, she becomes victimized by those who hold the power in the modern times.
However, Mayella Ewell doesn’t deserve to be treated with kindness because she is insolent and unethical. However, she works on keeping herself clean and gardens as a hobby, but the flowers she tends to will never be anything the beautiful ones that Maudie keeps. Miss Maudie is a kind, well rounded woman that has a beautiful garden, and is everything that Mayella wishes to be. Women are treated one way, as ladies, or another, as not, and Jem even once told Scout to “... just hold your head high and be a gentleman.” (Lee 135). Mayella has worked to be a respectable woman, but many things hold her back: her dad, her looks, and her personality.
She is comfortable with her marriage and is unaware of her feeling towards independence. She tries to adjust to the creole society and has accepted the life full of responsibilities. Nevertheless, Edna meets people and encounters experiences she has on the Grand Isle, which gradually awaken her desires and urges for art, sexual freedom and music. She discovers her own identity and acts on satisfactions. Hereby, through a series of experiences, also known as awakenings, she becomes an independent woman, defying the norms of society, by only being responsible of her own passion.
Women are still considered delicate and must be taken care of by men and for southern women that is even truer because Southerners value tradition and traditional ideologies. However, women are now able to be more independent, though they are basically second class and don’t bring much importance to society other than the obvious repopulation. Miss Emily is a southern woman which means that she is taken care of by her father and then eventually her husband but because she never married she is taken care of by the town when her father dies. Now because of the slight changes in how women are treated Miss Emily is able to say no when the new town heads come in and try to get her to pay taxes and it is rude to oppose a southern lady, in the past that would not have been allowed because women weren’t able to have a real voice or disobey/ disagree with a man. Faulkner shows many times in the story how much he thinks women don’t bring much importance to society.
She holds an intense anger for the children and is convinced that they were keeping her in bondage and wasting her life. When a mother feels as though she is slaves to her husband and children, it is impossible for her to fell happy. However, Edna faces no harsh work, her husband is a wealthy man and buys her nice things, and she lives, and while her life is not one without any problems, it does not have any significant obstacles. This look into Edna's lifestyle asks the questions, How could Edna be unhappy with such a
She was “no longer [...] content to “feed upon opinion” when her own soul had invited her” (Chopin 103), summoning her to experience the rich and complex world that inhabited her being. However, as Edna’s ability for self-expression grows, the amount of people who can truly empathize with her gets increasingly smaller. The fact that solitude becomes a direct result of Edna’s independence is clear evidence of her awakening. Since the societal expectations of the late 1800s gave Victorian women very limited opportunities for individual expression, they preventing them from tending to their own wants and needs. For this reason, as Edna acknowledges her desire for freedom and verbalizes her emotions, she is met with disappointing resistance from the world surrounding her.
As shown in the film, the home-based of women in the general public was diverse from our time. Certain women’s lives were very different during that era but it is impossible to have women as one body. During that time, there were the extraordinary group of people or the elite class, the middle class, and the lower class. For the high and middle class, women carefully were raised, well-educated and treated like a special case of the family. However, the lower class women were treated like working tools with almost no respect and gratitude.
This statement insinuates that a woman’s obedience can be looked at positively. Without obedience, the stability and well-being of female will become non-existent. The narrator illustrates how the stepsisters and stepmother had the main character doing all the chores and refer to her as a “kitchen-wench” (121). The ability to maintain housework, such as cooking and cleaning, is a duty the submissive women are expected to fulfill. Even though the main character remains obedient even when she victimizes by her family, this also shows a sign of weakness because she did not stand up to her family.
Overall, Maya Angelou’s poem “ woman work” asks readers to see past their own interests and to see how women actually feel about working at home and at work. Maya Angelou tells us women to do something for our self’s most people would consider it selfish, but it is also selfish of the person she does that work for because she doesn’t get anything for herself not even rest, women can take their freedom as they it comes and take their chances to live life to the fullest without worrying about everything around the house if only someone was to help her out. Now a day 's life changed and women and men have the same equal rights unlike Angelou’s time, but women still work at home more than men ever will. Maya Angelou’s poem expresses a commanding tone and pleading at the same time telling them I am a human too I need a break