While many different outlooks can be seen in this novel, he does an excellent job at showing the role of women and their progress during this time period. He shows how women had very little significance as compared to the role of men and their importance. Although there was much lack of rights for women during the time period, Steinbeck uses the men’s outlook on a woman, Curley’s Wife as a character, and the easily manipulated power, or lack thereof, that a woman had to show how in this time, women were thought to be inferior to
Janet’s confidence is based not on her femininity because the construction doesn’t exist on Whileaway In other words gender is not synonymous for identity. Things that might be considered offensive to the self-confident Janet have completely different connotations. For example, Janet considerers herself “dumb” compared to others from Whileaway. She even notes that the others call her this as well as she persists that is why she came, “because the others did not need her.” This is twofold. Firstly, she is evidently smart, at least compared to those of the other worlds, especially in front of the men.
Rationale I have chosen to write a letter from Jordan Baker from The Great Gatsby to a friend of hers. In the letter she is telling about Daisy and Gatsby’s relationship and especially how her friend Daisy changed as a result. As in the book Jordan is told to be someone who likes gossiping, it is suitable for her to be gossiping about someone who at least used to be her friend. The letter shows a bit different side of the events of the novel because the point of view Jordan has is more neutral than that of Nick’s as Nick admires Gatsby whereas Jordan is described to be someone who only cares about Jordan and thus she has no motive to twist things around. Also Jordan’s personality is brought up as her voice is heard throughout the whole letter.
The Foibles of Bernice and Her Desolate Generation From a dull bromide to a free-spirited flapper, Bernice undergoes several character changes throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.” In the perspective of the Lost Generation, Fitzgerald depicts this forlorn, oblivious girl who seeks validation and social acceptance via feeble and repetitive tactics. Weary of incompetence, she appeals to her cousin Marjorie, a veritable expert in the business of conformity, for advice on public image. Several key devices used to express Bernice’s character development, from dramatic irony to figurative language to hyperbole, show that humans who define themselves on the basis of societal paradigms are susceptive to arbitrary and often shallow
The writer appears to state, if the affection is solitary, people, having lost their inspiration to change, will return to their actual selves. The charm of the diverse characters, which is never uncovered by the writer, appears to show that sentiments of affection and fascination are not really sensible or justifiable to others. Miss Amelia is one of the outstanding character in the story as most of the scenes in the story revolves around her. Miss Amelia is an independent, candid and especially a recluse. She stands six foot one-inch-tall and has a
As Helen Cixous suggests, Gilman “breaks up truth with laughter.” (11) Although it was written hundred years ago yet it has so much relevance in the contemporary world. By strongly criticizing the culture and tradition of outside world, Gilman has brought this imaginary world with a feminist perspective. She has presented in her novel that, gender difference, suppression and oppression of women, sexual harassment, rape, will continue throughout the years. Gilman’s works are strongly embedded and connected with women like Women and Economics, Concerning Children, The home: Its work and Influence and many more. Herland depicts the breakdown of isolated society and expresses the changed ideas and the conflict between the outside world and their world.
One the other hand, Pope had a genuine understanding of women; he seemingly could put himself “in their shoes”. The one issue both poets were accused of not understanding was the education of women, “Viscountess Irwin suggests that Pope is the problem, not the solution: because lack of education makes all the difference between
Thus, a result is that in “Two Modern Girls”, Hanako is left alone as a result of her refusal to accept the truth about Yoshiro. At the same time, she takes a primarily feminine role of subjecting as far as it is mentioned that “Kðda, not Hanako, has a beautiful and young woman at his side” (Shikin 481). Thus, she has to be satisfied with the undefined position that is delivered to her because of being an unmarried
The novel’s main plot revolves around Gatsby trying to win her back. Perhaps Gatsby merely loves the idea of her. The idea of the twenties flapper girl that she represents. A fashionable young girl that only cares about having fun and disregarding America’s social norms and standards of behavior.
K. Narayan tries to promote the status of women very consciously. His ‘Women’s Lib’ movement, which actually begins in The Dark Room, comes to an apparent fulfillment in The Painter of Signs, encompassing a long journey from Savitri to Daisy via Shanti, Bharati and Rosie. The novelist laments the pitiable condition of women and this has perhaps led him to formulate the ‘Women’s Lib’ movement. Narayan does not advocate the westernized life style of women and he cannot accept the atrocities done on women in the moribund Malgudi patriarchal society. Thus, Narayan favours freedom for his new women and wants to see them educated, active and independent.