One of these groups were the factory and business owners. They did not like the idea of women being able to vote because they thought they would vote for laws that would affect the operation of their businesses. Not all women agreed with the suffragist movement either. Some women believed that the man represented the family, so women did not need the right to vote (Suffrage Movement | Learning to Give). Factory owners, business owners, and some women were not the only people who did not like the idea of women voting.
Although Walter does not deserve the power, the manhood of Walter Lee enables him to “control” the family. Conversely, Beneatha’s talkativeness and her aggressive personality are against how a 1950s African American should act. Ruth asks “Can’t you be a little sweeter sometimes? (Act 1, Scene 1)” to indicate the modest characteristics women should have. Furthermore, Ruth’s decision of abortion at the beginning of the play was unconventional since it was against gender expectation because it is against her duty as a wife and a mother.
Not only did Lizzie have motive to kill her stepmother, she had motive to kill her father. It is said that Andrew Borden and his daughters did not have a usual relationship. According to Lizzie Borden took an Axe, Luongo, January 27, 2014, “The relationship between Lizzie and her father is clearly more than just the typical father-daughter relationship.” Lizzie and her father not having a good relationship might be motive for her to kill him. Also considering that Lizzie could have the same motive to kill that her stepmother had to marry, she could have killed her father over money. According to Lizzie Borden Case Open to New Analysis, Katradijion, May 13, 2012, “Borden’s father became known as an evil man who did not provide for his daughters.” This is substantial evidence because if Lizzie was mistreated by her father, that is a reason that she was driven to murder
"Lizzie did you, did you, Lizzie?" This question is asked directly to Lizzie but is also proposed to the reader and by the reader 's interpretation, he or she decides if Lizzie Borden did, in fact, murder her father an step-mother. Throughout the play, Blood Relations, it is suggested that Lizzie did commit these violent acts, although Blood Relations is a fictional story based on facts. Therefore the author, Sharron Pollock, can implant bias and also embellish or make up facts. Although the real Lizzie Borden was acquitted of all charges, many people suspect that she did commit these murders.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
This changed view of women came about due to progressive technology, little knowledge on women, and keeping them from freedom. Due to technology, women weren’t as needed to work with their husbands out in the fields, so their roles evolved to domestic chores. These domestic chores in turn kept the men from knowing about women's jobs, such as caring for the children, creating an atmosphere of mystery around them. The fact that women were always so close to childbirth and medicine for the family also helped to create the perception of magic, leading to the Salem Witch Trials. Keeping women locked up and away from society also contributed to the increasing negative views of women as they began to act out without freedoms.
She was tried and acquitted for their murder. However she was found not guilty for their murder. This is because there was no physical evidence directly linking her to the case. Also, this was during a time when women were not believed to be strong, and people didn’t believe a small woman such as she, was capable of murdering not only one, but two people. It was found that Abby was killed before Andrew, which meant that Lizzie and her older sister Emma would receive their father’s money.
In Trifles, Susan Glaspell uses the murder mystery to explore whether or not the rule of law is always the same as justice. From the beginning of the story the audience can tell that Mrs. Wright did in fact murder her husband and if this was a real life story she most likely would have been tried and convicted, even without the clues that the women found. The men found what they were really searching for, which was nothing. It was obvious that Mrs. Wright had killed her husband. There was no evidence from the encounter that showed anybody else came in the house.
“And they all lived together in a little crooked house,” Sophia, the granddaughter of the Aristide Leonides, said quietly. This statement is very enigmatic and mysterious. The word ‘crooked’ displays the dark mood of the novel and foreshadows the ominous incident that will happen in that ‘crooked’ house. The book Crooked House by Agatha Christie illustrates the murder of Aristide Leonides, the head of the Leonides family. He was found to be dead due to the overdose of the eserine, which is a drug used in Alzheimer disease.
As she was a middle class mom, who was arrested and charged with her husband’s brother, she consciously did not mention her crime because this may divert the attention of readers and they may start focusing on other details that are rather unimportant. Another reason for not discussing her own circumstances may be that it may make the opinion of readers biased towards her. So whether she was innocent or not, but her purpose of writing was to focus on the lives of those women who are forgotten by society as well the policy makers. Erin George made a fair attempt to make higher officials think about improvements in correctional system for women and highlighted the areas which need many improvements and can be improved if higher authorities consider them