Scholars have described the Female Gothic as something that “[…] not only engendered a body of critical work which focused on the ways in which the Female Gothic articulated women’s dissatisfactions with patriarchal society and addressed the problematic position of the maternal within that society, but placed the Gothic at the centre of the female tradition. ”1 In other words, Female Gothic focuses on, not only the literature written by women but also on criticizing the position in which women have been put for centuries. Women have been undermined by society, taking away their freedom as individuals, turning them in submissive, quiet beings. Disregarded as only useful at home to take care of the children.
Women's roles have changed throughout time. Both The Chrysanthemums, written by John Steinback, and The Story of an Hour, by Kate Choppin, are stories that use both direct and indirect characterization on women and their roles in their time. Throughout The Chrysanthemums, there are examples of our protagonist Elisa Allen struggling as a woman in the 1930s Great Depression society. In The Story of an Hour, it focuses on the fact that the protagonist, Mrs. Louise Mallard, feels oppressed and stripped of her freedom as a person. In addition, these two women grew from their pain, but were still seeking for more.
Genogram and Ecomap Reflection Paper The story of my family laid out on paper with either scribbly lines or straight lines, symbols that represent death or sickness is beautiful and sad at the same time. Family is a complicated thing. It shapes us in so many ways, the patterns I was able to see on my genogram were interesting. The women on my mother’s side of the family have dealt with depression for generations. I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood.
The CR doesn’t appear in its historical expressions but as personal dimension, the Four Clean-ups Movement set the stage for her loneliness, the fear of darkness, that awkward feeling of being always superfluous. Growing up was sad and a shameful experience, every touch felt vulgarly brutal, yet the remembrance of those years helps the writer to become aware of the significance of her inadequacy, estranged and disconnected to both the repressive collectivism and the shallow capitalism. The protagonists by and large are urban educated female venturing far beyond themselves; Duomi, Niuniu, Wang Qiyao, Coco, Hong using their bodies as the tool of their experience perceive a world denied to their narrative brothers but in the end this world closes on them too, revealing the same desperate loneliness. The background stage is very desolating though this time to fail are not the primary organs of socialization, family and school, but the male world. Men are broken.
Will I ever be able to understand the hurt and pain of living as a colored sister in America? Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf , expresses the obstacles of colored womean living in a world that doesn’t seem to want them. Modern day America pushes them into being outcast and feeling less than whole. Through short poems filled with rich details, Ntozake Shange brilliantly describes the situation of seven colored girls’ struggles with loneliness, oppression, and sexism in everyday life through short poems filled with rich details. The poems are filled with different topics that range from interactions with men in large cities, the myriad threats of domestic abuse, struggles with identity, cruelty, and indifference in black culture.
The short stories, “I Stand Here Ironing” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both stories told by women who felt that their responsibilities as a mother were
The media has taken upon itself to bring to life the stories of these women. For instance, the infamous story of Sybil the women with 16 different personalities. Sybil’s main reason for her disease was linked to the good and bad relationship she had with her mother as well as several childhood sexual abusing. Multiple personality disorder struck Sybil when she started to have hysterical breakdowns everytime she’d bring a date back to her apartment. She was lonely and lacked companionship and she could not understand why.
Many display chronic physical symptoms, presumably somatic, and attribute it to the long-term effect of the disappearance. A number of wives of missing persons face extreme stigmatization in their homes that has led to their being rejected by their in-laws, leaving voluntarily or continuing to live there in terrible conditions (Robins, 2006). Having a missing relative makes a family poorer. A minority of households faces challenges in feeding their families, and a small number of households with no economically active member have no alternative but to beg for food (Zia, 2009). Families articulate their economic needs in terms of what they cannot afford, and for most this prioritizes food, education and health care (Dabla, 2012).
In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan writes about the intergenerational struggle between the mothers and daughters. This emcompasses the daughters’ modern day life complications such as marriage and money and the mother's old-fashioned wishes such as, following parental orders and honoring the family. Based on the following quote the theme of shame is crystal clear: “But my mother's expression was what devastated me: a quiet, blank look that said she had lost everything” (Tan 140). Jing-Mei Woo had failed her
The book reveals the private angst which many middle class women were experiencing in the 1950’s as unwaged housewives and consumers. ‘Mystique’ was Friedan’s term for the ‘problem with no name’ – the psychic distress experienced by women who had no public careers and were immured in domestic concerns. The book is based in part on a survey of Smith College graduates. The book led to the birth of America’s largest Organization- NOW (National Women’s Organization) in 1966.
Male & Female Devine The Male and Female Devine’s myths are intriguing. The reader’s mental strength and capacity will be tested and compromised after researching the various beliefs from around the world. The reader is forced and driven to question their beliefs, cultural background, and ancestors. I’m a Christian and therefore, I believe the Female Devine, was introduced after the Male Devine