Rose’s total lack of loyalty is what spurs the novel across the country, beginning with Rose leaving her husband. The lack of attachment to Son or Sissy results in painful and tumultuous relationships with both of them. Whereas Son’s loyalty is so strong that it makes Rose’s mistreatment of her family hurt more, Rose’s is not even strong enough to obligate her to stay. Sissy, in this case, is perhaps the most wise, adapting her
Marriage is usually perceived as a momentous event that finally unites man and wife as equals. However, in Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie, the protagonist, faces the contrary. Although her second husband, Jody, treated her as an equal during the beginning of their relationship, she eventually is treated as a lesser part of their union as he asserts his dominance over her. After the death of Jody, Janie eventually found Tea Cake, who treated her fairly throughout their relationship, as shown through his natural willingness and patience to teach her how to play checkers. With their relationship, Janie experienced a marriage where she had the right to make her own decisions and express herself.
She did everything in every single way to become what her husband needed, she was loyal to Troy and stayed with him for eighteen years. Eighteen years of making sacrifices, sacrificing herself into making her surrounding better for her family and her husband. She really would try to be everything what her husband needed, as she put it, “I done tried to be everything a wife should be. Everything a wife could be.” She was expected to take care of her family, she minitrated the finances in the house, she was suppose to help her husband out that was her job not another woman's job, Rose is Troy’s wife. He wasn’t loyal to her for as long as their marriage stood, not only was there infidelity but a child was brought from Troy sleeping with other women.
In 1790, Judith Sargent Murray, a writer and publisher from Massachusetts, published an argument regarding the equality of sexes. In Murray’s opening sentence she states, “our souls are by nature equal to yours.” The statement provides insight of the purpose of her argument, that men and women are equal. The men and women breathe the same breath of God, and that neither is lower than the other. Murray says that from her observations there are “as many females as males, by the mere force of natural powers, have merited the crown of applause.” Therefore, whether female or male, they have both been praised with fame. Secondly, Murray recognizes her opposing argument, the ones who are superior in mind and strength.
Though both these women showed to possess similarities to real medieval women such as Heloise and Christine de Pizan.The Prioress and Heloise-both were prioress, devoted to religion and educated. The difference between the Prioress in 'The Canterbury Tales' and Heloise was that Heloise had a relationship with a man. The Wife of Bath [from 'The Canterbury Tales] and Christine de Pizan were both women who loath to be ruled by men-they were women who wanted freedom; they did not want to be controlled. Though, Pizan did not marry 5-6
Janie disliked the rag, but said nothing because it please Joe. Janie would do anything to please her husband's. Hurston shows this through her text, “This business of the head rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it”. This not only reveals the willingness Janir has to please her husbands, but also resembles the power her husbands had over Janie.
David shows compassion towards his friends and family. He also develops a stronger compassion for Sue towards the end of the book. “He took her hand it felt small and cold in his, and he squeezed it hard. There was no reason for a girl like Susan to be here frightened and remorseful, staggering around the mountains darkness” (Duncan 107). This quote shows that David shows compassion towards Sue because no guy would think or do stuff like that for just any girl and the fact that he did is him showing compassion towards Sue.
“Construction of a patriarchal ideology unable to deal with the threat of sexual differences as it is embodied in the images of the feminine as archaic mother and is seen as the castrated mother.” (Creed, 1993, p.22) Kristeva suggests that the notion of the castrated women is to ease mans fear of woman, who has the power to psychologically and physically castrate him. The archaic mother as the monstrous womb and the castrating mother can be used as a way of understanding the work of Mona Hatoum and AIne Phillips, both
Igraine justified Uther’s adultery with the loyalty birthed from matrimonial titles. Brian Price’s modern take of the code of chivalry supports the reasoning behind justifying such an obviously unprincipled act. Price (1997) claimed that “there are many places where compromise is expected; loyalty is not amongst them” and that one should “be known for unwavering commitment to the people and ideals [they] choose to live by.” Igraine chose to commit herself to her current husband, demonstrating the type of loyalty that the modern code of chivalry defined for knights. The majority of readers in the 21st century can not come to terms with Igraine’s nonchalant disposition to such an absurd situation, but loyalty is a place
The writer finds another opposition of patriarchal binary thought which portrays the characteristics of Susan and Edmund Pevensie. This opposition, according to Cixous, can be analyzed as the hierarchy where the feminine side is always seen as the negative powerless instance (21). The traditional perceptions of gender are constructed in patriarchal culture that portray women as passive, helpless, emotional, and nurturing, whereas men are constructed as active, competitive, rational, and heroic. These perceptions can be seen in the character of Susan as female character that is passive and seems to use her heart more than her head, in contrast with Edmund who is powerful and always uses his head to face his problem. The Pevensie siblings arrive in Narnia for the first time in the first book, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, which is Lucy Pevensie was the first child who realized the magical world through the wardrobe.