Dadi speaks upon the importance of the mother in law, the mother in law was to be respected in any way possible when you were a new daughter in law. If the mother in law was not respected the husband would teach the wife a lesson for not respecting his mother. Now, daughter in laws exert their power towards not only their mother in law but also their husband. In early era, daughter in laws used to fear their mother in laws as they were not to speak up for themselves on how they were treated, as Dadi explains. As times have changed we take notice on the difference of how Dadi speaks on her experiences to what we see now with the interaction with the daughter in laws and her family in law.
Sandra Bem describes “the relationship between men and women as a division of social responsibilities. Women are seen suitable for private concerns, such as familial issues, and men as the public representatives, or professional individuals. Women should know just enough about professional business that allows her to empathize with her husband when needed and is denied access to power through other political and professional aspects. Mr. Roman Motiram Janbandhu comments, the protagonists of all the novels of Manju Kapur are seen as women struggling against all odds. Manju Kapur has always tried to depict the picture of the sufferings of women at deeper level in her novels.
People were inquiring aggressively and were demanding explanations on issues the country is facing. Additionally, people were demanding their rights and equality. And Mary Wollstonecraft, with timing no less than perfect, rode the current and took this opportunity to fight for the rights of women. Vindication of the Rights of Woman projects a clear picture on how life was in Mary Wollstonecraft’s perspective and also how she wishes the world to be. The book discusses issues that mainly affects women such as men, education, marriage and societal pressures during her time.
These are two characters from different social classes that struggle with their own pride and prejudice. The author uses irony as a tool through which she views and expresses her thoughts about society in general. In Jane Austin’s novel, the audience can see the author’s use of irony through her ironic tone, the relationship of Elizabeth’s parents, and Elizabeth’s wit and cleverness. In the beginning of the novel the author sets the ironic tone by describing what she thinks about women and marriage. She starts the book by saying, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” (Austin, 3).
Many woman at this time felt similar. They were beginning to feel a captivity in marriage, and shied away from those ideas. The woman in our story comes to realize that she has become bound to this man, and is expected to fulfill her tasks as a wife. As a 1920’s woman, it also seems that she is realizing that this lifestyle may not be for her. The high’s and low’s of her emotions, when looked at culturally, can be viewed as those of a woman trying to find where she fits in a fast changing
In the Victorian era, women were forced to marry, as they needed the security of a man. However, Austen uses logos to question the real inequality in the Victorian era’s ideology, that a woman is incomplete without a man. This allows the reader to analyse the state of society from a different perspective. Austen also starts her sentence with an assertive tone further supported with her firm word choices, through using the words, ‘…truth universally acknowledged’. These words are important in her building ethos allowing her to deliver her controversial message.
In other plays of the period, women were given limited roles and were depicted as very two-dimensional. Here, we not only see women in a larger role, but we also see the raw emotions of a wife who fears that her husband has been unfaithful. Oftentimes in plays, we only see the husband’s side of the affair; Shakespeare is attempting to humanize and legitimize not only Adriana, but all women. By doing so, he is once again acting as a pioneer by moving towards a more accurate representation of women. Instead of simply giving the realistic version of women, Shakespeare includes Luciana as a way to represent the “old” way of thinking that still dominated his society during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
“Being born a woman is my awful tragedy. From the moment I was conceived to have my whole circle of action, thought and feeling rigidly circumscribed by my inescapable feminity.” – Sylvia Plath From Elizabethan society in Othello to mid-20th century in the Bell Jar, just as stated from Plath, patriarchy in the form of social convention and expectation defines the life of women with feminity. I. The oppressive patriarchal society in Othello In the patriarchal society of Othello, men have authority and superiority in domesticity and marriage. Women are often treated as possessions of men that blind obedience is required.
The male oriented society expects the married woman to unconditionally surrender her identity and be selfless submissive, meek and always dependent on men. The novelist through her work wants to give voice to such unfortunate women. She makes her women characters to question the social conventions and traditions and gives power and courage to over through the old myths and make them to carve an identity of their own. Key words: Arranged marriage, Patriarchal structure, Marriage bond, Victimization, Pativarta, Transformation, Empowerment and Emergence. They are women in virtue of their anatomy and physiology.
Her husband’s aggressive nature made her immune towards his act of so called love. The novel introduces the awareness of the role of each and every individual in the society. She demands through her novel to change the past patriarchal society which has always dominated the women of the society. She showed how the discrimination against women has been prevalent in the society. This shows that how the women are represented by the male writers in their writings by keeping male models in the centre of their narration.