Examples Of Patriarchy In Rumpelstiltskin

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The definition of patriarchy is a male-centered society, in which women are marginalized politically, economically, and psychologically. Patriarchy is present throughout the story of Rumpelstiltskin. When the poor miller boasts to the King about his beautiful daughter to look like a person of importance, the daughter couldn’t object. The miller is willing to give away his daughter, as though she is an object, to a greedy king. The wishes of the daughter are unheard by her father, and he seems to care more about his status than his daughter’s well-being. The King forces the girl to spin straw into gold, and locks her in a room. If she fails, then he threatens to kill her. But once he sees that she can be of use to him, he decides to marry her.

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