I’m here,” and “why do you always have to be right?” Joan understands that life changes no matter what, and she attempts to cope with John’s death. Joan also tries to comfort Quintana in order to comfort herself. Finally, Joan understands that she cannot always be right. Throughout the book, Joan enjoys the literary device, repetition because she is able to explain how she feels and express the importance of a particular quote. As Joan grieves, she is just like any of person, and she even goes the five stages of grief.
Many people from Domery said that whenever she had the chance she would give alms to the poor. Till her death Joan was still carrying a cross. Many question whether Joan was really just a crazed witch but in my opinion I believe she was driven by her love of God and so a highly positive influence for many individuals. Many people believe that she was a crazed witch because of her trial, but in reality she was put on trial for witchcraft and heresy without legal counsel, 25 years later after her death. She was cleared of all charges and declared a Saint 400 years later by Pope Benedict.
I want to further research on the first women suffrage movement to find out why was it ever okay to exclude black women and working class women. Growing up I was taught to believe that the women’s suffrage movement was to help all women, but what most aren’t aware of is that black women were still enslaved. Throughout the whole movement the
She did find her voice and place in society. She did shy away from the stereotypical role of what woman should be at that time period. Yet, by the end of the story Janie was still alone like she was at the beginning. The only difference was that she wasn’t the unsure young girl she had been then. This was a brand new Janie.
“To me it seems that too many young women of this time share the same creed. 'Live, laugh, love, be nothing but happy, experience everything, et cetera et cetera. ' How monotonous, how useless this becomes. What about the honors of Joan of Arc, a woman that would truly fight for something other than just their own emotions” (Jami 1)? After getting a call from God when she was only 13, she decided that she could not ignore His call.
This movement was the building blocks to why women have the rights we have now. The Women 's Liberation Movement was one of the more known feminist movements that happened after World War II. This event motivated women in developed countries to want the right to be something other than a stay-at-home mom and housewife. Women felt they deserved to be treated like men, meaning wanting the same pay and job opportunities. Women working wasn 't a topic usually discussed because women weren’t really allowed to voice their opinion on many topics that were important to them.
The choice to rise up and fight back against a society determined to keep women submissive and taciturn hasn’t been available to women of the past. Consequences for doing so were met with harsh punishments and personal safety was more often than not the largest factor in their calculations as they would have been imprisoned, physically abused, and even killed. Now with the right to vote, with women in governmental power positions, and so much more, women have come too far to allow themselves to be defined by anyone but themselves. To conclude, I cannot answer the question, what is woman? Woman is not the same for anyone.
According to Roseanne Barr, “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it” (86). In society, we have been taught that men are in charge of all the power and women are only given limited power. Women can be powerful if they are willing to take it instead of waiting for it to be granted to them. Feminism and the power of women is not only a controversial topic in society, but it is also a popular motif in one of Barbara Kingsolver’s novels.
Woman suffrage was a rough time for woman. They proved in many ways, to men and the government, that they were capable of having the responsibility to vote. Except, no one seemed to care and thought that they were not ready. Allowing women to vote is a right because otherwise it would be considered oppression, women are just as capable as men to vote, and they will help improve the government. First of all, if women were not granted the right to vote, it would be considered oppression.