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.
Nneka survived numerous bad experiences and seems to have earned her freedom in a very hard way. Her hair has symbolized the different levels of freedom she experienced in her marriage and after her husband death. She finally achieved the level of liberty that she desired at the very start of her life when no one can order or control her decisions. From that point, Nneka became “an independent woman with her boutique.”(80) And because of the social system, she can run her own business and be free. Now she could start everything from the beginning, new relationship, new way of life, and new
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple depicts the difficult life of Celie as she struggles to find happiness in her life. Walker presents a clear pro-feminist message through Celie’s misery as she sticks to female stereotypes, Shug’s steady happiness while refuses to conform to female stereotypes, and Celie being rewarded when she defies typical stereotypes for women. Abiding by female stereotypes, Celie lacks joy and positivity in her life, contributing to Walker’s message of pro-feminism. While talking to Celie, Harpo’s wife, Sofia, tells Celie “‘you remind me of my mama… she under my daddy foot. Anything he say, goes… she never stand up for herself’” (Walker 41), to which Celie shrugs her shoulders and responds “‘he my husband… This life soon
I believe that Eva is a big reason that Morrie is as loving and caring as he is. She helps to fill the loss of his mother. Because she is not stingy with her love, Morrie begins to see how important love truly is. She shows him that the world needs love to be a happy place and encourages him to be the person that shows love to
It correlated with man’s duty in society. They both symbolized virtue but with emphasis on different characteristics. Women were taught to be obedient, to be industrious, a woman’s self-value was demonstrated through her reputation which was determined by her husband’s family. However, there were some transformations that took place. By comparing and contrasting the two well-known books about women, Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women, and The Memoir of Lady Hyegyong.
During their journey, Aravis becomes a very trustworthy and righteous companion to Shasta. She thinks fast and is often the one who comes up with a plan in crisis situations. She never complains about the discomfort or fatigue of traveling. Many modern female readers can easily identify with Aravis character: she comes from the ruling nobility of Calormen, however she prefers leaving the comfort of her life to not marry an old, rich and powerful man to live her own life. She is a free-spirit.
VIRGO (M)—AQUARIUS (F) COMPATIBILITY Nature of Relationship: The compatibility level can be said to be fair between a Virgo man and Aquarius woman. Aquarius woman’s innovative ideas will impress the Virgo man to quite an extent. But when the Aquarius woman wants to stay alone and enjoy personal space, then this may breach the confidence of Virgo man in Aquarius woman and hamper the relationship. Virgo (M) – Aquarius (F) Characteristic traits Aquarius woman is unconventional in nature. However the Virgo man is very systematic in his approach.
(St. Vincent Millay 1-4). In this poem, readers can see that during this period, women were beginning to question and rebel against the expectations society placed upon them. As St. Vincent Millay points out, women were now enjoying their freedom, but society still expected them to return to a placid lifestyle once they got married. As a result of the aforementioned expectation, a crucial question arises: why must a woman abandon her freedom in exchange for marriage? Instead of complying with this age-old constraint, St. Vincent Millay challenges the expectations placed upon women in the last line of “The Singing-Woman from the Wood’s Edge” by stating, “What should I be but just what I am?” (St. Vincent Millay 36).
How come it 's always the women who are fighting for a stable and painless life? Why is it always the women who have the choice to live by suppressed under the society’s expectations or face the consequences of going against it and gaining nothing? Women equality has been an issue for a long time and it is dragged even to the present time. Fitzgerald, in his novel “The Great Gatsby” portrays women in two manners which are submissive and assertive but also showing how they both have desires for a comfort and stable life. Gender roles in society mean how certain genders are expected to act, speak, dress, groom, and conduct themselves.
As the visit from Desiree’s mother continues, she details in on how her husband, Armand, has changed because of his child and marriage for the better, as he did not punish the slaves or treat anyone with remorse. As a wife, it is indicted that “This was what made the gentle Desiree so happy, for she loved him desperately” (2). The use of tone in this shows how much of a innocent character Desiree is. The change in Armand was enough to make her happy, as she put her life and soul into his. She became happier than she ever was, and lived a good life for some time.