It is told from her point of view. The speaker is a housewife who is fed up. During this time, her point of view can easily be associated with the idea of feminism. The poet choses to write in her own point of view because it makes relating to ideas of feminism much easier. If the poem was written during the same time, by her husband it would have a much different feel.
Gisel Mendoza March 4, 2018 Mr. Miller AP English The Outcome of Degrading a Woman Historically, women have been seen as less valuable to society. Their roles were to have children and serve their husband. Many women are often victims suffering from physical abuse and political injustices. Society portrays them as submissive and silenced. Even though now women are able to join the workforce, they are still getting paid less than men.
Zamira Yussupova agrees that image of woman-being, who should sit at home, cook for family, look after children and deal with their upbringing, comes from earlier times and still stuck in people’s mind as stereotype. But, nowadays everything is changed, and it is very possible to hold family and business together, because women, who work can afford themselves to hire housekeepers and nurses. However, most of the employers, even if they understand this, prefer to hire men rather than women. And Zamira Yussupova is that person, who faced with such situation in her career path, and not once. During job interviews with employers, they are asking about personal life of the women, is they married or going to marry in near time.
It is this male dominance that deems women as second class citizens who do not need an education. In ‘Alicia who sees mice’, Alicia attends university , due to her mother dying she has ‘inherited her mother’s rolling pin and sleepiness’ although she has the opportunity to study , it is not as important as looking after her family. Esperanza’s mother is not as lucky , she is a typical women in Latin America. Her life revolves around her marriage, family and children. Due to being a woman , Esperanza’s mother was not able to complete her education , instead she was forced to stay at home and look after Esperanza and her siblings while her husband provided for them, she strongly resents this ‘“I could have been somebody, you know?
Women could not spend their money. They had no control over how they spent money. In the article “Women in ancient Athens”, the author says “A respectable woman’s main role in ancient Athens was to stay home, keep pretty, and bear children” to show that if women were expected to these things they surely couldn’t have been able to spend money or things like that. Women could not earn money. If a women was supposed to stay home and clean the house and knit, they wouldn’t have had been able
Women wanted to have the same right rights, laws and to be treated as the other sex. Early in the period, matters such as politics was of small concern for the Victorian woman since she was disallowed to own either property nor money. She was always supported by her family and husband. In some cases, she had to go to her husband’s family for support. When a woman successfully divorced her husband, she was forbidden to see her children.
Marriage and Same-sex Couples after Obergefell. Los Angeles, CA: Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law.) This shows that the legislation in favor of homosexual couples triggered an escalation in same-sex marriage and helped in the situation of many same-sex couples who were unable to marry. In addition, as same-sex marriage is considered to be a controversial issue because it endangers and “affects” deep into the traditional beliefs and customs, there is a conservative part of society that opposes it. So, these facts all together show ho untraditional families are gaining importance in today’s society.
In society, women have expectations put upon them when it comes to their duties and responsibilities at home. Women are expected to be the caregivers in their families; therefore some women feel and have chosen to put their dreams and aspirations aside to fulfill the role society has placed upon them. Eveline gives up her lover, a chance to leave Dublin, freedom from caring for her family and most importantly her potential happiness in order to keep her mother’s dying request. For Eveline to make this decision, she tricks herself into remembering the happier times she had when she was younger despite the truth of having an abusive father. By using the psychological and gender strategies to summarize “Eveline” written by James Joyce, we can analyze how Eveline suffers from mental paralysis from not wanting to leave behind a home she knows because as a woman she bears the responsibility of making sure everyone is good with the exception of her.
After the war ended, women were no longer needed in the workforce and were expected to return to pre-war beliefs and focus on marriage, housekeeping and child rearing. The image of the happy housewife became the image that many women strived to achieve and was on the more frequent depictions of women in television, magazines and advertisements. Television played a vital role in the postwar era in reflecting the changes in society as well as influencing the future. Women began to look at the lives of their mothers and saw the unhappiness and decided that was not the life that they wanted to live. Though with the stereotype of the spinster and old maid, many were still afraid to remain single.
They practiced the ideology that girls were meant to be at home and help the family. So it did not really matter to them whether they had a high school diploma or a college degree. The government also neglected women education and one of the recommendation of the University Education Commission of India (in 1947) stated that “women’s present education is entirely irrelevant to the life they have to lead. It is not only a waste but often a definite disability” [x]. But, as the education institutions saw a rise and eventually became much more accessible, the educational aspirations and thinkings of people started to change.