Simone continues to state, “…her [the married women] occupation makes her dependent upon her husband and children: she is justified through them; but in their lives she is only inessential intermediary” (384). In the final analysis, it is apparent that the treatment of a married women in the mid-1900s was poor. They were not credited for their hard work and contributions in and out of home. " The Married Woman" is a chapter in Simone de Beauvoir’s book, The Second Sex, which demonstrates her negative thoughts about marriage and the overall treatment of a married woman.
A thorough analysis of The Greats Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrate a woman named Daisy is pressured to act according to the current era ethics. Daisy is portrayed as an ideal woman from a quick glance, however she is far from the current norm and she contains flaws that do not come from the mold a woman is expected to be shaped from in the modern era. It becomes conspicuous in a statement from Gatsby that Daisy priorities wealth over love. “’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried.
Granny's last moments were spent resenting God because he had not given her longer to bury her secrets and hide a secret affair that would shatter her children's expectations of her; a very conceited thought for a woman lying on her deathbed. Porter reveals Granny Weatherall's secretive and
Lena’s memories of her childhood serve as characterization for her. The passage also serves to explain her necessity for freedom through anecdotes from her childhood. For example, the reason that she does not want to be married is because, “even the wild ones” turn into cranky old fathers. This is reflective of her cynical memories of home, saying that her father was a cross man. Lena’s refusal to be married was a radical notion at the time of the books publication.
He continues about Mick; “She knows I am deaf but she thinks I know about music.” (The Heart…183). Singer closes his letter to Antonapoulos with; “I do not understand, so I write to you because I think you will understand.” (The Heart…184). Likewise in The Member of the Wedding loneliness is a present theme.
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
That comment epitomises the lack of sense that women are sometimes portrayed to have even in the current day and age. When speaking about how he attained his job Marlow states that his aunt got the job for him because of some of her connections, implying that
From another one?” (4.5.23-24). Ophelia questions her choices by asking if she could have possibly known who her true love was. She also briefly mentions the story of the baker’s daughter, which is crucial. This mention alone alludes to the fact that Ophelia regretted her choices made with Hamlet.
Curley’s wife best demonstrates this towards the stable buck, Crooks. During a confrontation in Crooks’ home, she throws a tantrum against the innocent stable buck, confessing that he needs to “keep his place then nigger”(81) and how she could get him “strung up on a tree so easily it ain 't even funny”(81). Curley’s wife is abusing the power that she only has because she is Curley’s wife. She truly has no authority over any of the workers and saying this is a threat. Even when Candy tries to defend Crooks, she still insists that “Nobody’d listen to you an’ you know it”(81).
Therefore, this short story indirectly emphasizes how women were suppressed in their marriages and wanted freedom, independence, and self-identity. A literary element which serves as great significance to the story is symbolism because it contributes to the actuality that Mrs. Mallard did not love her husband, but was only adhering to society’s norm. Mrs. Mallard’s heart trouble serves as a symbol of anguish because as her heart is trapped inside her body, likewise, she feels oppressed in her marriage and is unhappy with the restricted freedom and lack of independence. After hearing about her husband’s death, she did not experience any heart trouble; however, you would expect her to since she lost her significant other.
Many of best-seller books have been directed to become movies. In this case, the film version of the novel Of Mice and Men was published in 1937 where the era of Depression had its presence. The movie, directed by Gary Sinise, (also acted as George) was adopted in 1992. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie were considered as “family” and portrayed as nomads because of working at different ranches. George and Lennie anticipated owning their own farm, but since Lennie suffocated Curley’s wife, (the boss’s daughter-in-law) their dreams have been ruined.