In modern city, we can see many treatment center promote they can keep “fit”, but “thin” actually. Many women put much effort on improving their body shape so that they look more self-efficacy. However, it is not healthy and happy when they try to change their actual body. Women liked to compare with others, so they really concern about the comment of other people (J.A. McMullin, J. Cairney, 2004). Women self-efficacy is related to the others feelings.
The main themes that can be clearly seen and felt are society, class and marriage. Another common theme is women's morality and sensuality. Before the publication of Jane Eyre, women were simple supposed to live under the expectations of society. After this novel was published, the "new woman" became predominant who was based on the main character, Jane, who was independent, strong, forward, and radical in the sense of marriage and contraception opinions. The theme of sex scandal goes along with women's morality and sensuality because it also went against the prior conservative social expectations and beliefs for women.
With her wet red lips and wiggling fanny, Marilyn Monroe was perceived as the sex icon of her age and recognized worldwide as the “sweet angel of sex”. Monroe “was manufactured by no one but herself, self-created from the start.” (35, Harvey) and with her originality, she remained as an indelibly admired figure. The role that made her this much recognized and helped her be one of the most desired women in world was her generic “dumb blonde” character.
To create this hairstyle, women added in front of their heads hairpieces, usually made from their hair, and saving all the hair from their hairbrushes in a small container made of glass or ceramic. Among the fashionable middle and upper classes of the Victorian society, women’s hair became the main point of sexual interest, and the essential expression of her femininity. For the poorer classes, maintaining long locks among the disease and poor hygiene of the time was highly impractical. Many women devoted to selling their hair for cash — not a problem if they typically wore it short or
The introduction of this archetype allowed women to be portrayed somewhat equally to men in movies. Women were allowed to be dangerous, cunning, intelligent, and in control of the situation. Thus, the femme fatale character is a "good" feminist good feminist because it demonstrates that women can be equal to men various ways. However, some may argue that the reliance on sexuality does not celebrate a women agency because it is demeaning to women and prolongs the stereotype that women are just eye candy/sexual objects.
This can be seen clearly in two different stories that were written in the 19th century; "The Story of an Hour" written by Kate Chopin a prominent female writer of that time, and "The Necklace" written by Guy de Maupassant a male writer of that time. In both these stories ana analysis is done on the role of women and
Pride and Prejudice deviates from the social norms it is being accused of by showing and portraying female characters going against what was expected of them. An example being the refusal of marriage that would be financially securing for the family. Pride and Prejudice also deviates from social conventions at that time because Austen writes Pride and Prejudice as a social satire and makes humor of the traditional roles of women. Compared to other novels with female characters at the time, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Jane Austen’s female characters in Pride and Prejudice break the social norm for women and do not portray them as passive. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, is about five sisters whose mother is desperate to see them married off.
It presents a realistic view of the options for these women: they could get married and have children, work for white families, or become prostitutes. The novel also thematizes the culture of women and young girls, emphasizing beauty magazines and playing with dolls. Appearance is another theme that is identified in African American women had to be white in order to be perceived as beautiful, other than that they were perceived as ugly inferiors that can be abused, insulted, and beaten. Throughout the whole book we could interpret that woman in ”The Bluest Eye” are portrayed in relation to the influence they suffer from the white ones and from society in their search for their own selves. These black women are excluded from a universe of love and tenderness where the figure of man is a key element for their imprisonment in madness, silence, sexual oppression and lack of hope.
Her dress would not create such a stir nowadays, as most celebrities wear sheer, extremely revealing clothing in public. If the script had been written in 1929, the women would most likely wear simpler more modest clothing and we would probably see more women in suits, yet the portrayal of the “flapper” look was quite accurate. Then again if the action was set later, we would probably notice changes not only in the clothing but also in the behaviour of women. The women in the jazz orchestra showed us a very unique perspective on modern femininity in that era. The act of drinking and smoking in the train was supposed to demonstrate the image of an independent woman opposing the traditional gender norms, which is associated with the suffrage movements that emerged in the 19th century.
It is usually a women’s attire and they are willing to suffer for the sake of beauty. According to Comer (2016) foot binding is the process of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of tender young girls to prevent further growth. This practice originated among the upper-class court dancers during the Imperial China. It gradually spread and became common but the lowest classes.
The bible had said to essentially not dress fancy, but that changed. Because of the industrial revolution, there was a “glimpse of social mobility through the development of a middle class. (L., Caitlin)” This resulted in a new beauty standard for women. It became common for women to work on their physical appearance because it meant consumerism.
He says she has “gap-teeth, set widely, truth to say...large hips, her heels spurred sharply,”(line 478-483), attributes that men yearned for in a woman. Women dreamed of appearing curvy and having gap teeth so that men would marry them. Therefore, since the Wife posses these attributes it makes her a stereotype for women of this time not a feminist