'She is no ordinary woman', her pride was her strength and her fuel of dedication which drove her to achieve her ambitious goal. The play starts off by showing Medea suffering and crying upon her husband's betrayal and it presents an ordinary woman of the time. 'Oh I am wretched pity me for my sufferings! Oh, if only I could die'. Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband.
A constant theme in what makes some women more valuable and a higher asset in the Waknuk society is her ability to be a mother. From Mrs. Wender’s disbelief as to how well she is treated by her husband given the fact her child is a deviant, to Aunt Harriet’s uncalled for suicide, to Sophie’s sterility causing the man she so dearly loved, to lust after Rosalind purely for the fact she could produce an offspring for him. Sophie explains her dilemma to David in her statement “…I’d have given him babies gladly, if I could” (167). Aunt Harriet reveals her struggles as she pleads her sister to let her swap children for a night to fool the inspector into providing her a certificate of normalcy. Her reasoning behind wanting to keep the child at all costs is profoundly heartbreaking.
She told me it was a girl, and so I turned away and wept. ‘All right,’ I said, ‘I’m glad it’s a girl and I hope she'll be a fool- that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.’ (Fitzgerald 12) This quote shows that Daisy Buchanan is aware of just how hard it is to be a woman in their society but at the same time it also shows how weak she is. From the point of view of Nick Carraway, this shows us just what Daisy Buchanan is thinking right away when her daughter is born. Instead of teaching her daughter to be stronger than she will ever be, she hopes she will be a fool. I find this careless because Mrs. Buchanan should be stronger and be willing to teach her daughter how to be strong.
It tends to upset the traditional power balance between the sexes and construct women as powerful and men as weak and threatened. The femme fatale was; a woman who seduces, exploits, and destroys her partners. O’Shaughnessy was deceitful and homicidal but also smart and ambitious. Their independence and power can be seen as a positive step in the representation of women. These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother.
Ulrich discusses that this slogan succeeded in today’s world so well because women have always had a specific stereotype. They are only known to be the caretakers to the real laborers, therefore women were easily forgotten. If women were seen out of the home doing something or trying to do a “man 's job”, individuals look poorly upon them ultimately leaving women’s history in the dust. “The problems with this argument is not only that it limits women. It also limits
This subject ties to sexism because Janie was not able to express herself but lived through the image of a hard working female. Interpreting the message of sexism in Their Eyes Were Watching God. Janie is now with another man named Joe Starks (Jody by the nickname Janie gave him) was a man in high wealth. Janie was not able to have the freedom she wanted with this man. Whatever he did she would have no say; Janie continued to keep silent regardless of what happened in their marriage, “No matter what Jody did, she said nothing.
In conclusion, either way, both women are extremely a selfish human being, especially Abigail because she looks out for own need only. But as for Elizabeth, her character change from being cold to noble and sincere when Elizabeth began to help John Proctor into confessing; telling him to forgive him, and she won’t judge him. Author Miller explains that women can be selfish when it comes to love. Also, it illustrates how a small amount of women’s selfishness can hurt tons of people. All women just want to keep all the love, they don 't like sharing, honestly, whether the choice is right or wrong, it’s what make them happy and feel secure even selfishness kills everyone.
She exclaims to her sister, “Shout it from the rooftops. I’ll hate you all the more for silence – tell the world!” (4. 4-5), thus she is fully aware of the anarchy she is committing, however, she has too much dignity to accept the consequences. Nonetheless, her pride tends to take over, and when interrogated by Creon she admits to her actions, but refuses to apologize for her treasonous acts. Antigone, much like Creon,
Women were forced to take jobs that hadn’t been taken by men such as schoolteachers. This shouldn’t have been the case; women can do just as good of a job as men working jobs like farming. African-American women were also discriminated against; they would take jobs as maids and servants. It is horrifying that women would be treated like they could do nothing; it must have been very frustrating. Although many women did not question that way of life, there were some who hated it.
According to Patria one of the three sisters involved in the movement, states that she and her other sisters were not willing to offer their family for the revolution until Minerva did “But Minerva, your own child- I began and then I saw it did hurt her to make this sacrifice she was convinced she needed to make” (Alvarez, 155). Patria’s compelling words show the determination of Minerva to end the sadistic presidency. Minerva doesn’t not want to give up her child but she does so for what she believes in. Such determination leads to worthiness of the sister’s sacrifices. Dede, the only sister who survived insists that she would have joined her sisters but she couldn’t because of her husband “Even so that night, her ears still ringing from Jaimito’s shout, Dedé had been ready to risk her life.
Jody needed to have complete dominance of everything in Janie’s life to be content with their relationship, and when Janie had different opinions than his, this caused problems in their relationship. In another instance, Jody insults Janie’s age, which leads to a significant argument between them. When Jody insults Janie, it is accepted in their society, but Janie finally gets fed up when she says, “But Ah’m uh woman every inch of me, and Ah know it. Dat’s uh whole lot more’n you kin say… When you pull down yo’ britches, you look lak de change uh life” (Hurston 79). Janie stands up for herself and verbally attacks her husband, which was unusual for the time
However, many feminists were outraged that Hurston displayed the problem of abuse so lightly. They claimed she downplayed the severity of husbands abusing their wives. In Hurston’s novel, Janie starts as a young
In this book it seems that suicide was the only thing Edna had control over and she took it. You see Edna struggle with her role as a mother and wife. The constrictions placed on her left her unhappy. You could see that she wasn 't involved with her children but loved them alot and knew that they would be better off without her. Her ideas of freedom and a new and exciting life don 't go as she planned.
Not only in the United States, but rather all over the world, women consistently get looked down upon for various reasons. It might be because of the fact that men believe women are only useful for cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids. However, women actually hold a very important role in society. Men often forget that it was a female who brought them into this world. Women also take part in many political affairs and they always try to make the world a better place.
Her sins have led her to “partly… [have a] lack of demonstration in her manners” (150). Hester had realized that those who were rude to her in her time in need have no need for Hester’s kindness, which eliminates almost the entire village but a few. Pearl had started suffering with Hester from the beginning, the both dealing with the unjustness the Puritans liked to throw at them. Thanks to this, Hester has grown the protective side of her to keep Pearl safe and is often left in wonder by her child’s impish actions. She is now a mother by