For example, “SEEFATHERHEISBIGANDSTRONGFATHERWILLYOUPLAYWITHJANEFATHERISSMILINGSMILEFATHERSMILESMILE". This part contradicts with the nature of Pecola's father which associates with weakness and hatred. The chapter also explains Cholly's miserable childhood; the denial of his father to him and his shame at the hands of white officers when they oblige him to have sex in front of them, the thing which led him to rape his daughter twice in order to take revenge of this painful memory. Consequently, the parts of Dick and Jane story are used by Morrison to show the irony in the character's
The 20th century was characterized by patriarchy and social values. This essay will compare how Philomela in Ovid and Celie in the color purple were raped, Philomela was raped by her brother in law and cut off her tongue to silence her and Celie on the other hand, and she also raped by her stepfather and silenced her. I will demonstrate this by showing how Philomela was raped and become a repetition in rapture and silenced again. On the other hand, Celie is also raped and but she moves away from the repetition in rapture as she get the opportunity to breaks away (unsilenced) violence and victimization and into taking control of her life and making her own choices. The myth of Philomela and the Color purple show how women were victimized and censored by society where men hold power and women are excluded from it and stop women or silence them not to speak out.
"Ah can’t die easy thinkin’ maybe de menfolks white or black is makin’ a spit cup outa you: Have some sympathy fuh me. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah’m a cracked plate." Nanny is beyond exhausted. She grew up during slavery, was raped and had to raise her child, Leafy, without a father. Nanny never got married because she was worried that Leafy would be trampled upon like she was.
Throughout El-Saadawi’s text, she explains, “women are a menace to men and society, and the only way to avoid the harm she could do was to isolate her in her home” (520). Women were thought of as nothing but a seductress that could lead a man to impure thoughts, which would lead him away from Allah. The only way to change the thoughts that the men had was to cover the woman’s body completely. In the story of the No Name Woman, Kingston describes the same sort of a situation, as she discusses her Aunt who drowned in a well, “she worked at herself in the mirror”, where “all the married women blunt-cut their hair in flaps about their ears of pulled it back in tight buns” (328). What she is explaining here is that her Aunt, made sure to make she had taken care of herself, which was untypical of a married woman.
The pregnant women who were raped either had miscarriage or delivered deformed children. The mothers of the raped girls was unable to speak due to the severe trauma. The sons whose mothers were raped refused to even look at the faces of their mothers. After begged by their wives,some husbands accepted them so that their childrens will not be orphaned but then also they were never treated with the respect that they deserve as a wife or as a mother. In one case, a 80-year-old victim was kicked out of the house by her son and in other case, one sister was raped, but the stigma casts over all the six sisters.
Some of these characters are Abigail Williams, Deputy Governor Danforth and Reverend Parris. Abigail certainly abused her power once she realized, at the end of Act One, how powerful an accuser can be, she seized that role. Abigail also gained her power as women in Salem were the lowest class with few or no options in life. They usually worked as servants until they are old enough to marry. Abigail was also under the spell of John Proctor who took away her innocence when he committed adultery with her.
Women were for the most part dependent on their husbands. The man went off to work while the women stayed home and nurtured the children. Divorced women usually struggled and often actively sought out a new provider, settling for the next best thing. Single mothers were shunned, demonised and classified as the outlaws of society, destined to raise scoundrels and delinquents. Widows who had not married rich were also destined to suffer and go without; spending a life time mourning the man who was supposed to make provision for everything.
You are bringing hugely affects the way you behave and your personality traits. Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, David Bartkiewicz are all renowned for being notorious killers. Ted Bundy was born as an illegitimate child and his grandparents felt humiliated when his mother gave birth. Charles Manson was rejected by his parents and born to a 16-year-old prostitute an alcoholic David Burke awaits was adopted when he was just a few days old and had a travelling child heard of Paddy theft and bullying. These bitches all experienced dreadful child size and has played a crucial part of who they
The character Lila had to leave her schooling and stay at home to look after her two sisters. Women experience social evils in society. They have been treated cruelly which affects them both physically and mentally. In Desai‟s novel Fasting Feasting, Uma‟s cousin Anamika has to face the cruel torture imposed by her husband and her mother-in-law. “Anamika was beaten regularly by her mother-in-law while her husband stood by and approved – or at least, did not object.”(Fasting Feasting, 71) She is beaten by her husband even when she is pregnant.
Instead of finding safety, she was a victim of misogyny. She had become pregnant at the age of thirteen and married Felix, the leader of the gang who had committed the crime against her. Candy continues to suffer abuse as she became, ‘a child-abuse wife.’ as she says in Bourgois’ book (2003: