Vitality Kotyakov said that "Modern society highly values women 's beauty"(Analysis of Phenomenal Women By Maya Angelou). Women now put them selves down because they do not think about their inner beauty they only listen to what other people may say about them. This poem really explains how to have confidence in your self no matter how you look. In each stanza her confidence is shown by her inner strength through symbolism, tone, and imagery. Angelou expresses how to be a confident woman through symbolism.
In “Professions for Women”, Woolf uses rhetorical strategies to strengthen her argument. Woolf boosts her credibility by starting off with personal anecdotes of her occupation as a female writer. Imagery is used to allow the audience to visualize how the “Angel of the House” represents strict gender roles from society’s implications that confines the Woolf’s writing. An urgent tone is used to highlight the necessity of overcoming the phantoms that restrict women’s abilities. After the change from society and implications of gender roles, women have more opportunities to stand up for themselves, reflect on their accomplishments.
These new social norms, combined with the prohibition of alcohol resulted in a luxurious, over-the-top, and high-spending lifestyle. One character who embodies all of the characteristics of the “new woman,” is Daisy Buchanan, the wife of Tom Buchanan. In The Great Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan is portrayed by F. Scott Fitzgerald as a woman who is more concerned about her social status and wealth than her morals, but when examined closer, it is evident that she was torn by her idea of love. Daisy Buchanan is a beautiful young woman originally from Louisville, Kentucky. She is Nick Carraway’s cousin and the love of a young, fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby.
In actuality, Zelda bore a resemblance to Rosalind because Zelda too was independent, did what she yearned to do and expressed her viewpoints without inhibitions or restrictions (Solomon). For her, women such as Rosalind must be admired because of their courage, their recklessness and spend-thriftiness. The first quarter of the 20th century saw several young women in America as “flappers” because it was a craze adapted by all. F. Scott Fitzgerald said that the character of Rosalind Connage resembled his own wife and thus “the original American flapper” was in reality base on Zelda herself
Gives women who read the book that there is hope for them to have fun and be successful in their lives. Lady Brett in the novel, The Sun Also Rises, is a powerful character who is constantly in control of who ever is around her. Her great looks, seduction, and education all attribute to her overall attractiveness. Lady Brett Ashley does not follow the ideals of the traditional victorian women. She is concerned with her moral code and she pursues her own personal goals.
To a woman who had seen the hardships faced by the poor and had compared it to the lavish and seemingly perfect lifestyles of the rich, Myrtle had found her source of supposed happiness through the American Dream. By having a fortune, Myrtle had thought she could overcome any dissatisfaction, not realising that money had its own cost to pay. Initially, Myrtle had believed that hard work could land her what she wanted. She had believed in the prospect of the American Dream being attained through work and determination as any other impoverished person did. However, the society’s opinions of women was internalized by Myrtle due to growing up with such notions, and these views had shaped her own.
These character traits can be seen most evidently in Woolf’s reaction towards the freedoms women earned, in regards to owning real estate. Unsatisfied, Woolf declares, “this freedom is only a beginning; the room is your own, but it is still bare. It has to be furnished; it has to be decorated; it has to be shared” (Woolf, 1931). Many women of the time would have been ecstatic with the gain of owning property; yet Woolf is eager for more. The phrase “only a beginning” (Woolf, 1931) also shows Woolf’s ambitious prospects for the future, while at the same time revealing her bold nature.
Due to that, she has developed a permanent self-importance and feeling of superiority towards others, and feels the constant need to give advice or to speak her mind (source?). Lady Catherine is the sister of Mr Darcy’s mother (and thus his aunt) with whom she decided very early that Darcy and her daughter Anne should get married eventually (cf. 82, 336), their intention presumably being to continue their superior bloodlines: “They are descended on the maternal side, from the same noble line; and, on the father’s, from respectable, honourable and ancient, though untitled families. Their fortune on both sides is splendid” (PP 337). Again, it is conspicuous that the reasons for their marriage only concern social positions and fortune.
Emma Marriage For Jane Austen, marriage was a permanent affair that conferred financial and social security on a woman. This is due to the fact that women had limited rights such as earning one’s own property and wealth. The significance of matrimony is apparent through her female characters, Emma, Harriet and Miss Bates. Emma aspires to match-make Harriet by marrying her into a higher social position to Mr Elton – “she would detach her from her bad acquaintances, and
(1978) said that “As an upper-class, white woman living in East Egg during this time period in America, Daisy must adhere to certain societal expectations, including but certainly not limited to actively filling the role of dutiful wife, mother, keeper of the house, and charming socialite. As the reader finds in the novel, many of Daisy’s choices, ultimately culminating in the tragedy of the plot and misery for all those involved, can be at least partly attributed to her prescribed role as a ‘beautiful little fool’ who is completely reliant on her husband for financial and societal security. For instance, one could argue that Daisy’s ultimate decision to remain with her husband despite her feelings for Gatsby can be attributed to the status, security, and comfort that her marriage to Tom Buchanan provides. Additionally, the theme of the female familial role within The Great Gatsby goes hand in hand with that of the ideal family unit associated with the great American dream, a dream that goes unrealized for Gatsby and Daisy in Fitzgerald’s prose.” It was the inevitable result. And this attitude was created by the
However, the best things in her life came from individuality. From gracing the stages of Broadway to travelling the globe, her greatest success and happiness were products of independence. Aunt Nora has an unbelievable amount of courage to challenge traditional expectations, which inspires me to deny society’s criteria for women in my own