The women are treated as nothing more then incubators for the couples and not as human beings. The women have been stripped of their rights and have had everything taken from them, including their names. When Offred, the main character, speaks of what they call the ‘ceremony’ she says it is a time when the husband attempts to conceive a child within her and she speaks about the way that she is treated. She describes the ceremony as a time when her soul purpose is to be nothing more then an object that the Commander will attempt to conceive a child within. When the ceremony begins she is to lay on her back and Serena Joy
I believe that you should treat people how they treat you. So always treat people with kindness unless they do you wrong. All in all, I would say the short story was okay. I would not give this advice to any little girl or anyone matter of fact. I think the advice everyone needs is to learn how to stand up for yourself and others.
The maid has worked for the family for years. As she is finding out about Gregor’s transformation, she is terrified and orders the family to fire her. Next, you have the chairwoman; she is hired after the original maid quits. She is not afraid of Gregor’s transformation. She comes to terms of his transformation without fearing or having disgust for him.
In Jamaica Kincaid’s Girl, a mother simultaneously berates her daughter with instructions and teaches her what society expects from her. Kincaid uses repetitive details frequently throughout the story. For example, the mother tells her daughter “how to hem a dress” and “behave in the presence of men” so that the daughter can avoid “looking” and being “recognize[d]” as the “slut” she is “bent on becoming” (437-8). Her mother’s message of avoiding acting ‘slutty’ exposes modern gender stereotypes. The repetitive details suggest that a girl must dress and behave a certain way to avoid being branded a slut.
In the story “The Good Earth” by Pearl S Buck, the author uses O-Lan’s marriage as an example to show how women in the early 20th century was treated poorly and were unappreciated by others regardless of how important their role was in the family. From the moment O-Lan was married to Wang Lung until she died, she has served everyone in the family and cared for them without being appreciated. The morning right after getting married to Wang Lung, O-Lan started to do housework like bringing tea to her husband and his father. After bringing tea to the old man O-Lan returned to Wang Lung and said “I took no tea to the Old one-I did as you said-but to you I…” (Ch. 2, pg.
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
Why are you upset today? She replied: “something bad happened in my family and my mum always say your brain doesn’t work.” Me and Mrs Rees looked each other and then Mrs Rees said: “It’s not like that and you better pay attention to the lesson and show her how quick you can learn everything.” I said: “I believe that you are very clever. Now come and sit next to me. If you are stuck or straggle I will help you.” R is a dissociable girl, but I noticed when she participate in a group her works are better. Also I noticed that how encouraging words are effective.
The mother thinks the daughter has already set herself up for a life of promiscuity. The mother even goes to the extreme of instructing her daughter on “how to make medicine to throw away a child before it even becomes a child.” This is a clear concoction to remedy an unwanted pregnancy. The mother probably herself had experienced a promiscuous lifestyle and once used this exact abortion recipe; thus wanting to let her daughter know that this is what can happen when you take to the bed with men. She also reminds her to stay away from “wharf -rats boys or even give them directions.”
Later in the book we find out that, she is raped by her father, Cholly. Pecola’s curiosity to find and maintain Blue eyes causes her to lose her innocence as a child. Pecola’s parents also added to the problems she had to deal with, her parents were always fighting which ultimately led to Pecola becoming crazy. In the beginning the first time Pecola started paying attention to her physical ugliness was when her parents were fighting. Right after, she mentioned “She also knew that when one of the girls wanted to be particularly insulting to a boy, or wanted to get an immediate response from him, she
She explains to her husband that she has been objectified like “a doll-child”, and a “doll-wife” all her life and is done being objectified by the people around her (Ibsen 53). She has been patronized and controlled by society. At the end of the play, Nora realizes that prioritizing her duty as a wife will never truly make her happy and decides to leave her husband. Torvald realizes that her decision is final and is left with a slam of the door. Nora slamming the door as she exits symbolizes the new women she is looking to become which also represents the modern nineteenth-century feminist step to seek true identity in society.
This could be a symbol of the discrimination that women go through, and that it can only be seen under particular circumstances, and during certain times. When the story mentioned the main character’s destroying the wallpaper and walking over her husband, it most likely symbolizes as freedom. Even when she broke the glass ceiling it can be seen as women trying their best to break free, and away from the discrimination. There is a line in the Yellow Wallpaper that states "But I know she was studying that pattern, and I am determined that nobody shall find it out but myself!" I feel like in this part of the story, it’s trying to explain, how other people are seeing that women are trying to step up and change everything, and the women in the story is trying her best to find the best possible solution in order for men to realize women should have the same choices and rights.