Glynnis is no longer seen in the image of a victimized house wife; she is now the antagonist, “Glynnis is angry” ( American Appetites 51). All the anger and hatred that Glynnis directed at Ian came from Glynnis’s self hatred. Glynnis had an affair with Ian’s best friend. Even though Glynnis knows she was in the wrong, she refuses to accept it. She must take her blame and put it upon the shoulders of her husband.
These husbands seem to have no regard for the opinion of their wives; as if being male brings superiority. In Romeo and Juliet, “Cultural production of the female body”, and Abigail Adams’ letter, women are degraded and objectified as well as are prohibited from exercising their freewill, especially in marital relationships. Women are often put in situations where their free will is compromised due to male superiority and social obligation. In Romeo and Juliet, conflict between social obligation and free will repeatedly occurs when it comes to marriage. In Act 2.4, Capulet states “But fettle your fine joints’ gainst Thursday next, To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.
The marriages where women do not have a say, the stress of following set standards, and the rules of virginity against women all contribute to the culture where women feel powerless. Women's emotions and feelings are ignored in order to maintain a society where men set the rules about how a woman should act and what she should
By reducing him to nothing but his manhood, Lady Macbeth causes her husband to feel as though he must prove himself to be a man once again. Secondly, the use of her lower status as a woman is especially relevant when she is able to lead any forthcoming suspicions away from Macbeth, because no man would ever believe a woman capable of such diabolical nature. This is especially evident when Macbeth goes off on a tangent and admits to killing the guards. Sensing that her husband is acting loquaciously, as he reveals information that could potentially lead to suspicion thrown upon them Lady Macbeth professes that her delicate female sensibilities are affected. Immediately Macduff says “Look to the lady”(II.iii.115).
As a woman in a marriage you must obey your husbands every request. You aren’t even allowed to look at another man; doing so may end in fatal consequences. On page 104, “Sharma tells a story about a woman, her friend, who was stoned to death because her husband accused her of looking at another man. Women were treated poorly for the littlest things. Many husbands beat their wives if they did something
Additionally, she transforms from a complacent young lady to a defiant woman who values her own desires over the opinions of society. In the beginning, Edna is unsatisfied and is tied down to society’s expectations being complacent to others around her. In chapter one, Mr. Pontellier does not treat Edna with the love and respect like the other husbands of Grand Isle do. After Edna comes back from sun bathing outside, Mr. Pontellier says that Edna is “burnt beyond recognition” viewing her as “personal property” (Chopin 12). Mr. Pontellier expresses no affection towards Edna.
She is just like Crooks, Crooks is lonely because of his race, well Curley’s wife is lonely because she is a woman. As a woman she wants someone to talk to like Crooks said, “a guy talkin’ to another guy and it don’t make no difference if he don’t hear or understand…”(Steinbeck 71). Curley’s wife is just a victim of the world she lives in, but men view her as a danger to it, which prompts her to be a danger to them. She is only that way because she is outraged that she cannot talk to men, without them thinking that she is hitting on them. Due to misogynists, women during the Great Depression also felt this
The character of James McDermott in Alias Grace, makes him another member of this patriarchal society who believes that women need to conform certain gender roles and it should not be the other way around. McDermott is a misogynist towards women and an extremist in this patriarchal society as he expresses a lot of hatred towards women, as he thinks women should not exist in society. He shows this after he decides to quit working for Mr. Kinnear as he hates being ordered around by Nancy. “Nancy had given him his notice, and he was to leave at the end of the month. He said he was just as glad, as he did not like being ordered about by a women, and had never been thus while in the army or on the boats…And he did not care to stay any longer with
In “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” Bennetts tells of all her stories of how poorly women are treated, feeling like society should treat them the same as men. She explains “Mother’s Day would be an even happier occasion if it didn’t leave so many women feeling that their most important concerns had been kissed off by a greeting card” (44). In “The Myth Of Co-Parenting,” Edelman states “It began to make me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership started to rest entirely on me” (53). Edelman is expressing her anger that her husband started to not care anymore, while Bennetts is angry that people push mother’s troubles aside with a piece of paper. Edelman also shows in her article that she is angry by telling that she took her husband's credit card on day for revenge.
According to the typical social standards, women are supposed to be submissive to men. However, Lady Macbeth takes total control over her husband. When they are plotting to kill Duncan she says to Macbeth, “and you shall put this night's great business into my dispatch” (1.5.421- 422). She does not believe that Macbeth has what it takes to carry out this plan. Not only does she put down her husband, but she also strives to make