...The girls hair aint combed since they mommy died... cook dinner… I start trying to untangle hair..."(12) This is the cultural role in which women have to run the household. The same day she marries Mr.___ she is instantaneously cooking and caring for the children and house. This is a prime example of the cultural expectation for women. . In addition, it says," Your place (Sophia) is here with the children... Women is like children.
Women and how society stereotypically sees them role is also seen by all the comments Alan makes throughout the film such as 'Women always think you need the man, the father, like it will do any good ' and 'Women think too much '. These comments play into the outdated role of women in society as they make it seem like women are overly emotional and dependent on men. The film explores not only the stereotypical version of women in society but also the modern women in society through both Nancy and
People are tired, weak, and sick, and they need a strong young girl to help take care of them. She has proven her helpfulness in a lot of different events throughout the novel. For instance, she helped take care of her mother who fell ill early into the story. She took care of her the best she could, all by herself. Evidence in the text states,” I took two extra clothes press and hurried upstairs to watch over Mother...I so wanted to touch her...I smoothed her hair…’I’m here’...’Be still’...I sponged her face clean.” Matilda was raised by her strict mother who enforced obedience.
During several generations, the women had their role well-defined in their homes: cooking, laundering, cleaning, and taking care of the husband and the children. After many decades, this role started to change, and some women were raised to wish more from life than their mothers and grandmothers. This situation happens to the character Agata in Atanas Sileika's novel Buying on Time. She was born in a good family; however, during much time, she lives with her family in a basement, and her husband believes that her place is in the kitchen. By the second half of the book, she achieves her personal fulfillment in work outside the home.
Women in Culture and Society from the Story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Women in society have always been judged by their actions and appearance. In the short story "Girl", the narrator focus is advising the girl to avoid wrong judgment that can damage her reputation, but also teaches her thing she should know to have a better life. Although the defining of a lady is different everywhere around the word, is safe to say that is a women that behave to society standards. Society judge a lady by the way she behaves in front other, trying to be the perfect lady. While in the Middle East a lady is a woman who is respectful to men and dresses to their culture standard; covering their hair and/or face.
I experienced this pleasure of having an opportunity only at my great grandmother’s house, of course under her very meticulous supervision. The first time I washed the dishes or made an omelet was in her kitchen. She was a retired tailor, but still held on to a little workshop in her house for minor sewing tasks. I was amazed by her work as she was a true artist. She used to let me organize her box of buttons or show me how to sew a shape on a small piece of tissue.
Within both short stories, the protagonists’ elders dictate their home life. Charlotte’s mother, an imposing figure that hates disorder and embodies perfectionism, prevents her daughter from developing a personality at home. In Charlotte’s household “ [complaining] is weak, [rejoicing] is childish, [laughing] is noisy. And moving around raises dust” (Wilson, 184). Similarly in The Bicycle, in Hannah’s entire day revolves around the schedule that her Tante Rose implements.
She spends most of her time at home doing all chores as housewife (338). Clarisse, on the other hand is never showed when working. She liked to be away liberated from working to her husband. Calixta and Clarisse were different in terms of fidelity selfishness, and
Thatcher portrayed the quality of women’s lives through the life of Martha Ballard and the women around her. Mrs. Ballard lived independently because she worked on her own. Martha Ballard gained a lot of independence from her occupation as a female practitioner. She excelled at her job and took great passion in her work. Astonishingly, she even “delivered 797 babies in the twenty-seven years of her diary.” This shows the time she had away from her family.
Cinderella represents anyone who is alone and misunderstood, however, she wants to achieve her goal of a happy marriage. Meeting of the Mentor Left at home, Cinderella must finish all her chores, while her step sisters head to the ball. However, her step mother said if she finished all chores she could also attend. She finished the task and her step mother ruined her opportunity leaving her alone at home. After about ten minutes into the movie following her call to adventure and refusal Cinderella meets a fairy godmother appeared and provided her with not only a gown, but with horses and a carriage to arrive in.