Also, Americans can be seen as ignorant. The American culture makes them distinctive from any other. The culture of Americans is shown endlessly throughout history. In Florence Kelley’s speech that she delivered at the National American Woman Suffrage Association was powerful. She fights child labor laws and how
The assumptions/stereotypes made about women were as if women were maids, powerless, and uneducated people. The nature of women has been judged constantly over the years. Women’s decision such as; the usage of birth control, the decision of abortion, and even women’s right to go to school or work has been judged. During the years of 1890-1925, the men thought of themselves as superior. Men also seen women as inferior to them, physically.
There are still “feudal-era attitudes toward the sex of unborns and the women who carry them,” (Ostrovsky). A study from Ohio State University discovered “that women who chose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with consciousness,” (“Pink”). This article goes in depth on . Including that expecting mothers who scored high on a test of parenting perfectionism, were more likely to have known the sex of their unborn baby (“Pink”). Ostrovsky admits in her article that most women are “terrified at the thought of having a daughter”.
In the Awakening Edna Pontellier was an unstable character, she upsets the expectations of the nineteen century women’s role. Chopin focuses on two females that influence Edna`s life and help her in what we see are her awakenings Both of these characters will represent the role of women’s in the nineteen century. Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz are the examples that the men around Edna contrast her with and who they obtain their expectations for her. Edna begins to see that the life of freedom and individuality that she wants goes against both society and nature. She cannot free herself not even through suicide.
William Dean Howells’s “Editha” and Henry James’s “Daisy Miller” In the nineteenth century, American writers became obsessed with the Realism movement. They started to focus on problems of that century such as wife abuse, child neglect and women’s freedom. They wrote about the middle class that suffers from different social problems especially women who act against their social norms and traditions. Realistic writers try to represent the events and social conditions as they really are without idealism. They show the harsh and cruel reality of the surrounding environment that women live in without framing that reality in beautiful frame.
E. This relates to the topic because it shows that the women feel like they need to stand up for each other against men. Conclusion "Medea" criticizes the male dominated society. It criticizes what a small role women play in society even if they have great abilities, what little power women have, and how unfair it is that men can do what they want while women cannot. I find this interesting because it seems so modern, women all over the world still struggle with the problems that the women in Medea did. Euripides, and C.A.E Luschnig.
One of his most notable theories was the Oedipus theory, where he believed that a child wanted to have a strong relationship with the parent of the opposite sex, so they started to gain a hatred towards their parent of the opposite sex. This theory was mostly used towards son’s and their attraction towards their mother. Over time, they would learn to hate their fathers, because they believed that the father would steal the mothers affection towards their son. Females were often left out of the question with this theory, so the Electra theory developed. The Electra theory is the psychosexual theory, where girls are in competition with their mothers for possession of their fathers.
Killing Chickens by Meredith Hall and Lincolnites by Ron Rash both display the theme of power. Power is exemplified in a good and bad manner between the two stories. The mother from Killing Chickens has a bad experience with power in the beginning. Once the power was placed on the mother, it become more pressure that began to add up over time. While also going through a divorce, having power in this time frame was not ideal in order for the mother to cope.
Things like this upset people, mostly the men in particular. The men were upset because this showed that they were losing the dominance they had over the female society. In the story, the narrator, Nick Carraway meets Daisy and Jordan, two women who are greatly impacted by the effects of society. Fitzgerald uses the role of women to demonstrate the impact of society on women during this time. The main female character in the novel would be Daisy Buchanan.
During the late nineteen fifties and early sixties, American society looked negatively on psychiatric wards and how to treat those that inhabited the wards along with the women that were fighting strongly for equality in the workplace, and in the community. In the wards of America, harsh operations were bestowed upon patients in hopes that it would cure whatever ailment the patient suffered from. In society, women fought for equality, and at times had impacts stronger than man. Ken Kesey accurately shows the struggle of the patients of a psychiatric ward that struggle with the impact of a stronger matriarchal society. By writing while experiencing the effects of hallucinogenic drugs, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest shows the struggles