Hedda is a victim of all the negative qualities that can be imagined. Ibsen has tried to move away from the stereotypical women by sketching feminist dramas but yet when he deprives the woman of her doll-like exquisiteness and angelic beauty, he still remains confined to the stereotypical women rather he makes them monstrous and treacherous. In my research, I will look out to these questions that How can a loving wife neglect and torture her husband? How can she insult her husband and his relatives? How a female can negate her child?
The frame containing the picture of the wife is very deep and various in meaning , for example , the idea of putting her in a frame is to objectify the woman , even though it might show affection and love of Henry to the wife , the symbol of it shows the complete opposite , by framing his wife he is limiting her , and not giving her freedom and tranquility , it also shows how he wants her to always stay under his wing and does not want her to be free even after her death . And by that the narrator is showing us that she was not given her freedom , she was not that important in the eye of Henry , and that she was not equal to Henry , which proves the anti-feminism in the story . To sum up , the frame , of the picture has played a decent role in showing the anti-feminism in the story
She rates herself as a novice in the culture and thinks that she could have been a better wife if she could produce more glamorous left over. The killing of Amit Basu by Dimple is to release herself from a difficult marriage. The difficulties are internalized in Dimple herself, with Amit playing a part in aggravating the situation. The ultimate catastrophe that befalls Amit would have been the other way round in Indian culture, women, instead of retaliating, succumb to their distress. In America, Dimple tries to question her emotional break-down, takes steps to restore her emotions.
Emmeline Pankhurst starts her argument by stating clearly that she is not there to advocate for women’s suffrage. She makes that clear in the first line of her speech. Pankhurst does not want to justify why it is necessary to fight for women’s suffrage, but wants to justify the way she and her fellow American suffragists fight for women’s suffrage. Pankhurst, as a militant suffragist, makes an analogy by saying that fighting for women’s suffrage is like fighting in a civil war. She makes it clear that she is only making this speech because she is considered to have no value in her society and is considered a threat to the community because of the women’s suffrage movements.
A Definition of Justice Equality is the well-known problem faced by women. It is the issue of how women have been treated differently from men who act as if they have a higher social position. Besides the equality issue, there is another problem faced by many women: mental abuse at home. The husbands are not literally abuse their wife, but how they act have made their wives live in agony. Subsequently, when the women as the oppressed party who have been treated unequally cannot demand such abuse to be punished since it is not written in man’s law, they will seek their own justice.
Chief’s mother does not follow gender roles by not taking the name of her husband and belittling him, Vera Harding is able to manipulate her husband by not following the gender role of loyalty to one person, and Nurse Ratched is completely work focused and emasculates the men. These women in the novel felt like the only way for them to gain power was through the breaking of gender
Therefore, the poet accepts herself as a freak, this shows her strong opponent against the society. She accepts it not because she agrees but to save her face from humiliation and to fit in a patriarchal society. Although there is no desire to her husband she save her face or pretends to be someone who she is not in reality. This shows how all women have to accept themselves as freaks and safe their original face or character and pretend who they are not in order to save themselves from the man
In materialistic world this education does not stand blows of utility and thus leads them to the destiny of home slaves and if they reject this destiny the reclusion with the fear of starving, exploitation and annihilation are carved in the unconscious of women. Ila Das represents this part of societal reclusion in the novel. Her reclusion is her rejection by the society because she fails to fulfill the norms of the male desires. Unable to get settled in women’s ultimate destiny- marriage, her life becomes a struggle to live her life with respect and honor. As Belsey comments “...Perception supersedes sense-certainty as a way of containing this ‘negation’, or reconciling the antithesis that has emerged between the self and its object of knowledge.
It is this power, a dreaded one, that patrilineal filiation has the burden of subduing.” (Kristeva, 1982, p.77) Freud argued that woman terrifies because she is castrated. “Castration fear plays on a collapse of gender boundaries” (Creed, 1993, p.54) She suggests, that Freud misread Han’s fear in the Little Hans and that Han’s viewed his mothers as the castrator not his father, that his mother’s lack of phallus is seen not as a castrated organ but that of a castrating organ. The mother-child border is entangled in the complex and multi-faceted image of the castrating mother. According to Freud, man fears that of the mother as castrated and as that of the cannibalistic all devouring mother. “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.
They neglect women’s social and psychological needs by crushing their identity and bounding their freedom. In the name of culture, religion and gendermen justify women’ssubjugation, exploitation and beating. Issues related to women’s discrimination and