This story blocked out feminism, it detailed into a world where women couldn’t compare to men. Janie allowed her grandmother to drive her into a relationship in which her grandmother saw fit. Janie was lost when it came to men, she unknowingly went into the relationship with Logan Killicks. In which Logan was much older than Janie and felt like he deserved respect. Janie resisted the commands he tried to shove at her.
As she explained to her sisters, Bronte wanted a character “as plain and as small as [herself]”. She hid behind the mask of Jane, an opinionated young woman, to tell her story, describe her life and share her unorthodox views. What makes this book timeless, even if the ideas themselves, of fate and free will, are no longer controversial, is that it urges the reader to question whatever is the conventional wisdom of their own time. A clear example of Bronte’s skepticism towards fate and religion appears in Chapter 9 when Jane is having a final conversation with her dying friend Helen. Helen explains that she “had not qualities or talents to make [her]
In The Jilting of Granny Weatherall, the narration of the story is a mix of third person limited and first person. The first person narration gives the reader the ability to hear what is going on in the mind of Ellen and receiving her point of view on different events is what makes her character feel more alive and believable “So, my dear Lord, this is my death and I wasn’t even thinking about it. My children have come to see me die. But I can’t, it’s not time (Porter 7) . The first person point of view offers the reader a look into Ellen’s emotions, enabling the reader to feel the despair and pain that Ellen must suffer through before she dies.
26). Wollstonecraft burns that assumption that this desire is not innate because women should not have to be encouraged to complete a natural ability, like eating food or sleeping. She then continues her argument for an equal education system and how to form a lasting relationship with a significant other during her contemporary epoch by stating “The most holy band of society is friendship. It has been well said, by a shrewd satirist, ‘that rare as true love is, true friendship is still rarer,’” (Wollstonecraft, pg. 20).
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
When Granny realized that she was going to die, it came as a total surprise to her, when she said " So Dear Lord this is my death bed and I wasn't even thinking about it.”(219) people might be wondering what this has to do with her successful life. Well, this shows success because Granny was so happy with her life that she didn't want to die, especially when saying "There is nothing more cruel than this, I'll never forget it.” (220) If Granny hadn't led a successful life she would be miserable instead of seeking to live on. She would have just wanted to die and wouldn't have cared what happened. She just never wanna stop her adventure of success, she is doing well and she could be able carry on her achievement. The more time she lives will help her gain more price in life.
Johnson refuses to give the quilts to Wangero, one wonders if it was because she hated her daughter over the rejection of the family heritage, because she had found success, or if her daughter was an unlikeable character from the start. Was there a jealousy that her older daughter had found success and confidence when she would never know any, was she jealous of the confidence her daughter displayed by saying she did not have to live under the old ways anymore, or was she favoring Maggie over Wangero, since Maggie was flawed like herself? No matter whether one sides with Mrs. Johnson and Maggie on the value of the quilts, or with Wangero, the obvious schism is clear. Where one party values them because of the family connection, the other rejects that connection because it was born out of oppression and
Her thoughts take precedence over images, Instead of being given lovely images of her children, the reader is left to imagine the fleeting moments of mother-child interaction. Unlike with the idealized relationships of Madame Ratignolle, much of Edna’s raising of her children is out of necessity and they are simply a force that keeps Edna from having her own individuality. In the society represented in The Awakening, it is clear that mothers who err from the patterns of married female behavior are frowned upon by their husbands. Chopin also makes it clear that the husbands in the book, especially Edna’s husband Leonce, feel that it is necessary to intervene in their wives lives, in order to make judgments of their profession as a mother and wife. In her husband’s relationship with Edna there is no question of his devotion to her, but the reader cannot ignore the issue of economics that continually comes up anytime he finds himself dissatisfied with his wife.
During the Anglo-Saxon period, and even in today’s society, females portrayed as peace keepers because they are not supposed to get involved in any of action that starts some kind of feud. Because Grendel’s mother wants vengeance for the death of Grendel, she disturb the status quo of the female sex by starting up a feud. The same similarities are shown in Pascoe’s essay about how females are depicted and how they are supposed to act “However girls did not use this word as part of their regular lexicon. This sort of gendered homophobia that constitutes adolescents masculinity does not constitutes adolescents femininity”. (Pascoe, 577-578)The quote explains how girls at River high barely use the word “fag” because it did not account for femininity.
Why aren’t women treated like human beings? In the past years there has been a stereotype that women aren’t good for anything except cooking, cleaning, and sitting pretty. This idea can be seen in both modern society as well as Sophocles’ Antigone. In Antigone, Creon and Ismene share their beliefs on women’s societal defeat, in which they fall significantly short on the scale. In Antigone, Creon disregards women’s strength.