This idea can be seen throughout the book but becomes very apparent at and after the assault on Marjane’s mom. She recalls that “They insulted me. They said that women like me should be pushed up against a wall and f***ed. And then thrown into the garbage, and if I didn’t want that to happen, I should wear the veil” (74, 4-5). This demonstrates how fundamentalist men thought that since she wasn’t wearing a veil she was dressing “provocatively”, and therefore she should be used as an item and afterward would be useless.
When Marjane and her father pick her up, she is in tears. Two fundamentalists had approached her whilst she was waiting for her husband to pick her up. They threatened her that if she does not wear the hijab at all times like most Islamic women do, she would be raped losing her individuality. According to the regime, woman needed to be covered from head to toe and not be seen expressing their thoughts. C.
Rose believed that it was unfair for girls to be dress coded for things boys were not. When she decided to wear that shirt, she was not only following her beliefs, but she also wanted to make a statement to others saying that dress codes are not okay. Rose had stood up for her what she believed in just like Antigone did. Furthermore, at the end of Antigone, Creon is sentencing her to death. However, Antigone is now trying to
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.
It is true that women can be sensitive and emotional so there was Medea portraying a usual woman in an unusual manner. Her despair and grief intrigued everyone in Corinth which led to the appearance of the chorus. Since Medea is a foreigner in their city, it was easier for them to judge Medea for they do not know her. They thought that Medea’s reaction was too much and since she is a woman, she had no rights to act that way. Medea was too devastated to show up yet she wanted to point out her side.
The repetitive details suggest that a girl must dress and behave a certain way to avoid being branded a slut. Although these stereotypes are horrific, they are the harrowing reality women face every day. Kincaid uses repetitive details to critique women’s role in society. These repetitive details, a subset of realistic details, illuminate social issues. Similarly, many other authors employ realistic details to expose societal critiques or unwritten messages within a narrative.
Within Act 2, the most momentous event in my eyes was the warrant sent out for Elizabeth Proctors arrest. The element that surprised me the most was not the fact Elizabeth was arrested. But the fact that girls like Abigail are so afraid to get in trouble that they will do almost anything, including blaming it on other people like Elizabeth Proctor to avoid the truth. Because of the accusations they have given out, the town has put these girls on a pedestal where they have achieved an unnecessary and strange amount of authority over women in the Salem community. The following quote from Elizabeth on page fifty-five shows her awareness of Abigail and the other girls influence in the court, “The town’s gone wild, I think.
The idea of rebellion was treated differently by each author, although they were similar each author had a deferent point of view on rebelling. In Reading Lolita in Tehran and Cairo the main characters rebelling was extremely dangerous, but it was represented as an act of bravery. And in Persepolis 2 the women rebelled with small details against the law to show society what little freedom they have. The first two stories that are mentioned have only an act of bravery in common, but the way they rebelled was done in completely different ways to show just how many different types of struggles women in those countries go through. But as the readers go on in the stories the differences in the way each author perceives rebellion becomes more clear.
I hate this place, I want to leave, and I want a better life style, just like every other wealthy people out there! So let’s run away together!” Chrissie blurts with tears of frustration streaming down her boney cheeks, and as if her tears could communicate, Hern surprisingly understood her statement clearly. Hern exhales through his mouth and closes his eyes, once he opens them he asks Chrissie, “why me?” “I can feel the want of power in you,” she said simplistically as she wipes her tears, while her speech left Hern in utter confusion and unsureness.
In Saudi Arabia, a woman was arrested after someone recorded a video of her in public wearing a mini skirt and a crop top. That is just one of the many things that prove how different and strict they are towards women in Saudi Arabia compared to women in America. According to an article on independent.co, “women in Saudi Arabia need permission from a male guardian to travel, work, marry, access healthcare and even leave prison” (independent.co). In order for a woman in Saudi Arabia to travel or get married, she has to have to signature of a male guardian, otherwise it is illegal. Women there used to get arrested for driving, but that rule has recently been changed and they are now allowed to drive.