2.) In older terms, virtue refers to a woman’s purity or virginity. If a nun’s outfit protects her virtue, it is most likely plain, full-covering, and considered “unattractive.” 3.) To rebuke someone means to offer sharp disapproval, or scolding. The Wife most likely was very disapproving of the Friar’s tale.
1920’s: Women’s Suffrage Alice Paul once said; “There will never be a new world order until woman are part of it.” In this quote the women’s right leader refers to how women are important to society. Society need women because of their capacity in a smartest way to take decisions. Unfortunately back to the 1920s man did not think women were necessary, in fact that all the women were being excluded from politics, sports, jobs and education. Women’s suffrage struggled with not only being accepted in society in daily activities, but fighting for the right to vote, the access to higher education, being excluded from jobs, equal payment opportunities, and sports activities. On the 1920s the right to vote was not designated for women.
Whether it be in their money, church, or respect, women were forced to live in their husband's shadow. As previously stated wives were responsible for the household. This reasoning behind this was in part so that the women would be to busy to meddle into affairs designated for the men (Westerkamp 39). A woman would not have the time or energy to do anything other than what was asked of her and that's the way men wanted to keep it. Women were convinced to have 8 or 9 children for this very purpose.
The nineteenth century american society characterized by, generally speaking, gender inequality. American woman`s live was shaped “ by those dramatic forces that shaped all Americans: politics, economics, social upheaval, wars, depressions, disease,[and] protest movements.” In such a society woman enjoyed few rights whether these rights were socially, politically or legally. From a social point of view, American woman remained under the authority of her father and husband. A married woman was expected to stay at home, to cook, to raise children, to run the household and to create what might be called a heavenly atmoshere for her husband. She was a symbol of virtue who
Not only are they both very important, they are also rude and manipulative. They are alike in some ways and at the same time they have some differences. Abigail William in The Crucible by Arthur Miller, is a teenage girl. She is practically the villain in The Crucible, she's a liar, manipulative, and selfish. “She has an eerie sense of how to manipulate others and gain control over them.” Abigail William was a big deal, not only did she have an affair with an older man who was married, she also accused three innocent women of being witches.
During the Victorian Era, women were expected to be demure, asexual and obedient and society confined their roles to mothers and wives. The subject of the dramatic monologue, however on several occasions appears to defy these conventions and establishes herself to a certain extent as an independent woman from which there occurs conflict as the Duke resents this strength of nature and instead desires to control her. The Victorian ideal that women were property is embodied in the quote, ‘twas not/Her husband’s presence only, called that spot’ where the Duke suggests that he should have sole ownership and control in her life, and he would be the only man who was of any importance to her. This concept of ownership and property is reinforced throughout the dramatic monologue where the first line, ‘That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall’ which illustrates a possessive nature borne out of his supposed masculine superiority. The Duke views the Duchess as an object, more valuable and pleasing to him when inanimate than alive, the adjective ‘last’ also creates the impression that the Duke has had many wives and they were all similarly disposed of, treated like throwaway items rather than human beings.
If Norma Jean did not have this mask of Marilyn Monroe she could be even more depressed than she already was as she would not have the distraction of the drugs, alcohol and men she needed to take her mind off of her depressed thoughts. Marilyn’s mask was not just significant to her but also to the people who idolised her during her generation of time. Marilyn was a huge icon not only for her time but also for to the present day but Norma Jean, not so
Hero is yielding and obedient to the pressure from Claudio and Leonato. However, Beatrice stands her ground for her own beliefs and refuses to allow social constructs to define her. Renaissance society forced women to be complaint and passive women; nevertheless in today’s society it is more common for people to be encouraged to ‘be themselves’ and ‘be unique’. Hence, it is always important for one to not conform to the social mold and believe in one’s own
This play, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, focuses on women, especially in marriage and motherhood. Torvald is a character, who describes inequality between men and women and the women’s role in the society in that era. He believes that it is an important and the only duty of a woman to be a good wife and mother. As an individual, a woman, could not conduct or run a business of her own, she needs to ask her father or husband and they were only considered to be father’s or husband’s property. Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed.
It tends to upset the traditional power balance between the sexes and construct women as powerful and men as weak and threatened. The femme fatale was; a woman who seduces, exploits, and destroys her partners. O’Shaughnessy was deceitful and homicidal but also smart and ambitious. Their independence and power can be seen as a positive step in the representation of women. These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother.
Throughout American history women were put on the backburner with rights that a man had. When the American Revolution started women thought that they would have rights as a man, such as having a job and not staying home to care for the children constantly. These women came to what soon would become America for a change in their life and to stand by their man. Although it can be argued that it is important to keep the house tidy and children in check, does this really mean you are a bad wife if you do not want to do this? When war broke out women took to the fields as nurses and would bring water to the men.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Miss Representation successfully conveys the dangers that are associated with the demeaning methods the media uses to displace women from inspiring, valued positions and the effects of it on the American female population. The documentary explores the negative portrayal of women in the press and Hollywood, lack of female participation in major fields, and the side effects of the antifeminist movements on impressionable, young girls that have become highly visible through the media. The documentary reports of how even the most casual hints of misogyny distort the public’s values and expectations for women. The targeted audience is everyone because society can only right its wrongs by working and empowering together. However, Miss Representation does emphasize that young women in particular were the most important group of their intended audience.
We live in a world that bombards us with over-sexualised images to aspire to. This sets standards for both women and young girls which are unrealistic and unattainable. Society is becoming more and more sexualised, leading to future generations becoming obsessed with vanity and looks. "Our children should no longer be sacrificed on the altar of the obsession with celebrity culture and the 'beauty ' industry it has spawned." The media is constantly spewing out over-sexualised adverts which they shove down our throats.