A male centred society and the patriarchy were once again being accepted as the norm and perpetuated. Women’s opportunities were severely limited, and her narrative was prescribed to her. Gloria Steinem was born the granddaughter of a committee member of the National Woman Suffrage Association, so activism and women’s rights had been tackled in her family far before she was born. Steinem’s parents split up early on in her life, resulting in her mother’s financial instability. Steinem later accredited her mother’s inability to keep a job to the hostile attitudes towards women in the workspace.
The play “Dead and Breathing” by Chrisa Hutchinson, revolves around a seemingly bitter and suicidal old woman that is in the care of a nurse. Miss Carolyn is 68 years old, has cancer and is on dying. Although this is true she have been told that she would have six months to live two years ago. She is in the care of a nurse named Veronika that is not as well off as she is. During the play, you see Miss Carolyn wanting to die.
Once Ellen’s grandmother wins custody of her, she is forced to leave the family she could actually see love from to her grandmother who hates her, although never truly stated, we believe the cause because of the similar features of Ellen’s and her father’s faces, Ellen then again sees herself as better as the care given of her. Her grandmother soon dies after becoming ill. Ellen has battled with who has the power in her life and her actions, when her grandmother becomes the caregiver of Ellen she tries to take the power from her. Ellen does get her wish when her grandmother dies and she takes the control again. Her father dies as well from his addiction. “When I was little, I would think of ways to kill my daddy.” (Gibbons 1.)
Does “Pride and Prejudice” written by Jane Austen, reinforce or erode sexist stereotypes of women? The story was written in the nineteenth century, an era when men and women had a structured stereotypical role. There is no erode sexist, however, reinforce sexist is present. Women had a very specific role in society and their status was based mainly on the family’s fortune. In the case of the Bennet daughter’s, their father had a small yearly income, therefore, being less favorable to marry to a higher social class.
(MIP-1) Najmah has lost her voice and control over her life due to the traumatization after witnessing death of her mother and little brother. (SIP-A) Najmah has lost her voice due traumatization after witnessing the horrific passing of her mother and baby brother Habib. (STEWE-1) Najmah is trying to communicate right after the death of her mother which occurred on page 82 but she cannot since she mentally states,”But I feel as if my tongue has been locked inside my mouth ever since I saw my mother airing the quilts just Before the bombs fell." (Staples 88) Najmah is completely traumatized, and is just speechless. Najmah is even trying to talk but she is so traumatized that she cannot, "I try to communicate, but although the words form inside
Jing-Mei merely wished that she “could shout back and cry and blame her [Mother] for all [her] misery…” , not that she could take the responsibility upon herself and strive to do better next time. This allows us to see that in the world of “A Hunger Artist”, Jing-Mei would have blamed her crisis, on the audience for not appreciating her work and by comparison, keeping her from being successful. Moreover, Jing-Mei would have condemned her manager, saying that he didn’t properly do his job of finding her good performances. Shown through the way that Jing-Mei whines, “Why don’t you like me the way I am?” it can be seen that she believes that she should be able to put in little to no effort and receive praise. With this mindset, she’d be more likely to blame her manager for not booking good performances, when in reality she just didn’t put in the effort.
It is evident that the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” represent the authors’ personal lives and oppression in women. Evidence suggests that Gilman based “The Yellow Wallpaper” off her own life. In 1884, Gilman happily married Charles Walter Stetson but soon became distant and depressed. Stetson was very overprotective and affectionate which caused her depression to severely worsen, and ultimately caused their marriage to end. As Carl N. Deglar states in his article, “Her illness became more severe, however, and ended in a total nervous collapse” (39-42).
By the end of the story, she rips off the yellow wallpaper and kills her husband. Similar to this is the story of Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ by Kate Chopin. This story highlights the life of a woman who is trying to gain independence in a trapped society where it is impossible for women in that type of culture to be free. Society plays a major role in her story as the society oppresses her in such a way that results in a tragic ending. The story of the women in the ‘Yellow Wallpaper’ and Edna in the novel ‘The Awakening’ share the same type of a story.
(Ahmadzai and Emal 1) When Layla's parent died with her husband she was sentenced or forced to make a promise to spend two years of isolation and solitude mourning, she compromised with the death of a broken heart. Which as previously mentioned she possibly killed the well being of herself through destructive emotions. Shortly after, Munjan died where to next to her. Both motives of death were caused by the irrational feeling of love, of each other. After Layla’s husband died, the reader finds “two more years without her beloved was enough to cause the women to give up on life” (Ahmadzai and Emal 2) This completely proved Layla's desperation.
AMPLIFICATION Medeas power is limited but all women in this society limited because of the patriarchy. CLOSURE In the last lines of the play jason goes on to say that he is driven away only because she kills the kids, OTHER POSSIBILITIES However, she is empowered because jason is suffering because of her actions so she has accomplished
Throughout American society, Women have been downgraded in the face of men. In america’s past, women were seen purely as housewives, and had no place in a higher position. Today women have many more rights, putting them on much more equal terms as men. With this, women have shown their capabilities and their worth to society, leading its progression, and proving that the arguments of the anti-suffrage movement were initially the opposite of what women could really do. The arguments that women’s place is only at home and that men have the sole job of running government and society has been proven wrong by women in contemporary society.
You can see the full extent of her suffering when she sobbed the truth to August “It was my fault she died. I killed her” (241) and when she torments herself with thinking that she is unlovable. Lily even describes that her words had “broke open her heart” (242). This shows how captive Lily is over her mother because, despite loving her life at the Boatwright’s house, she can still move past the death. Lily’s suffering increase after finding out that her mother had willingly left her behind with T-Ray and begins to question why?
“Some women accepted their status, but many rebelled against it, More and more women came to realize that, in order to be effective social reformers they would first need to acquire legal rights as women.” (The women’s rights) After the women had realized that they needed the legal rights, they tried everything to get those rights, but the men did not like the idea of their women or any women having rights to do anything. Especially to vote. They hated that they wanted their own legal rights and tried anything to convince them different. The idea of their lady have an opinion or any rights made them sick to their stomachs. Power with a women was not a good idea to them.
Good-by –because I love you.” (Chopin, p148) which caused Edna to commit suicide because she realized she was not happy without her kids and society wouldn’t accept her because she left her husband. Jaine returns back to her hometown after Tea Cake dies. Jaine at the end of the novel is looked at as a survivor and a hero. She left to find happiness, but he happiness that she found was not text book. Jaine found that love starts from within and has to be explored and sought out for.
“I’ve got out at last, in spite of you and Jane. And i’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can 't put me back.” She wanted the woman in the yellow wallpaper to escape so she helped her out. Because her husband traumatized her she was always nervous and emotional. She couldn’t even think straight it 's was that bad. In conclusion “The Story of an Hour” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are some of many great short stories written in the 1800’s.