In the early ninety-hundreds women were treated with little or no respect, and were expected to stay at home, clean, cook and look after their children. In the one act play Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and the film Thelma and Louise. Even though both films share the same message, there are a few similarities and differences found in both, Even though both females were portrayed in different times Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Peters share a few similarities with Thelma and Louise. One example that best represents both in the text and film is annoyance and hatred of “men coming into my kitchen, snooping around and criticizing”. In the film, Thelma’s husband Daryl walks right into the kitchen disrespecting and treating her like a servant.
The tale to be interpreted is Charles Perrault’s, “Toads and Diamonds”. This tale type is AT 480: The Kind and the Unkind Girls. The tale is to be analyzed through a Socio-Historical analysis. This type of analysis fits best with this particular tale because, it distinctively captures the strict norms and values placed on women of that era. What is meant by this is that, this tale shows some of the many tasks that women of that time were expected to complete, such as, work in the kitchen, run errands, and overall just work continuously to provide for their families; as well as how they were expected to act.
women were seen as household wives in the story we began to see women doing kitchen chores evidently in the Victorian era women were responsible for household chores, however, Austen’s fiction primarily focuses on English women in order to show people that women are as central to society as men. Austen’s realistic notions of women show her contemporary views of female characters. She presents the females as strong and intellectual figures. Even though some of Austen’s female characters obtain only a home education, they have the ability to dance, play music, sing, draw, and speak modern languages. They are also interested in reading literature and expressing their own thoughts on the arts.
Upon Queenie’s arrival in the store, Sammy notes the reaction of the other women to her appearance: “A few houseslaves in pin curlers even looked around after pushing their carts past to make sure what they had seen was correct” (2). In referring to the other women as “houseslaves,” Sammy indicates that they are enslaved by society, within the walls of their homes. Their sole purpose in life is to clean the house and feed the men; as such, they clearly envy Queenie. Wandering the aisles of the A&P in her swimsuit, against the flow of the regular customers, she embodies everything that they have ever wanted to be: strong, independent, and free from social norms. This idea of female freedom, however, is not embraced by the male characters, who feel it threatens their masculinity: “It was they who were embarrassing us” (4).
On the other side in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles, from 1916, we see a similar lack of respect towards women. Although these stories are different, there is still evidence of women going against the social norms. When one becomes confined to solitary oftentimes the brain will entertain itself within the environment it finds itself. Locked away in an attic nursery we see Gilman’s narrator occupying herself with the wallpaper.
This play is a perfect example of a woman, following what she believes in and accomplishing her goal. In society, women are faced with many challenges that men just don't have to deal with. To this day, women are treated as inferior to men in every setting; work, school, public and even in households. Although I do think that Sophocles did separate Antigone's character, making her more independent and unconventional than the “traditional woman,” I think that there is more to the story. Sophocles still included Haiman, making him seem more heroic due to the fact that he defends her and kills himself over her body.
All of them lie. All of them cheat. They’re all wicked!” This shows that the Nurse states her opinion in situations that don’t “help out”. She is saying to Juliet what she thinks about most men even though it won 't particularly help Juliet.
Mr. Hale’s wife is one of the women and also the sheriff wife Mrs. Peters. In the play, the sheriff and the county Attorney seem to have disregarded the view of women and their importance to the society. They sort of push the women aside as if they aren’t able to do anything else other than stay in the kitchen. This is a typical stereotype where women are meant to stay in the kitchen and do things men tell them. Although in Trifles, the male characters are regarded as superior to their wife, who are treated childish for their concern in domestic
Did you know that there is injustice in the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen? The men in A Doll’s House treat women differently than how they treat other men. To society at the time men were above women. This idea is supported by the way that Nora is treated like a child by her husband Torvald, the way Nora has to follow all her husband’s decisions, during that time period women didn 't typically have a job or education. When all of the evidence is presented the reader can, therefore, decided whether or not they agree that women are treated very unjustly compared to men.
Introduction During the renaissance period, women were supposed to be seen not heard, they were expected to look beautiful at all times (Amanda Cloud, 2012). Though women were inferior to men, women in different classes had different roles. Low class women were expected to be housewives and take care of everything to do with the house. Upper class women may have had servants and workers working for them but the women were still expected to take care of the house hold (Pat Knapp / Monika von Zell, 2007).
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.
The challenges women have been struggling with for centuries has been the aspect of social reality, that once a woman gets married she is to be housewives and take care of the children and the necessity of the house whole as well as her husband’s needs. In addition, a woman does not get involve in social and political affairs, this isn’t there place. This is how society as well as men have perceive women to be for over centuries. In the excerpt above taken from “Lysistrata”, the author sheds light on the way men view women as socially inferior to themselves. For example, the author uses the phase “shiver me timber”, here the author uses words of surprise and annoyance in order to emphasize the way men felt about women when they deviated from the morn of society.
Stereotypes are never-ending cycles that have been instilled into the American society. Women are perceived to be weaker than men and also displayed as failures who are inept to gain confidence and courage. Marriage and the importance of having a male influence are prominent themes in Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Women are traditionally stereotyped as objects, vessels of empty desire, and assets. Their standard domestic chores and occupational jobs make females seem less valuable.
Susan Glaspell wrote the social satire, Trifles, in 1916. The play includes elements of what the women’s suffrage movement was all about and incorporates the mood of society during that time towards women; their social status was viewed beneath a male. It also shows the discriminatory mentality men had towards women that were commonly accepted. Trifles, described as something of little value or importance, is enlighten throughout the play. This new vision of the lack of roles for women during the 1800s, in which she wrote and lived, would influence her writing.