As the book travels on Edna defines this role less and less, as well providing several thoughts formally against it. Other characters in the Awakening such as Mademoiselle Reiz, also do not stand well as perfect examples of how 1800th century women were supposed to behave. Adele was written by Chopin as a friend, alone, in concept that she would provide readers with the standard for American women during this era. Adele loves her life and “She is what all women in her society should be like; she puts her husband and children first, centering her life around her family and her domestic duties(Miller).” Adele is also perceived as woman of self-sacrifice showing almost no interest in her own ambitions, or her own cares. This sets the stage for Adele as “the 'ideal mother'[which] was a woman who basically forsook all notions of self and desire…[and] would've had almost no life outside of her children (Breazeale, Liz).” This an important concept for the reader to know for them to gain an understanding of how women were meant to act in the setting of the Awakening and that they were expected “to be women that idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels (Chopin 4).” By providing a character like Adele who is such
Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre provided victorian England with a new kind of women who represented a shift in the common view of what Mary Wollstonecraft asserted was a limited education for women. Their education kept them childlike and superficial, with most of their attention going toward appearance and with being satisfied mostly with the matters at home. These social pressures prevented women from becoming more interesting by using reason and substance, which were confined to the masculine sphere. Wollstonecraft’s observations of women’s education is both proved and disproved in the characters of Jane Eyre and Blanche Ingram. Another contrasting difference between these two women are their personality traits.
The author accomplishes to transform Gilly into a real girl who cares about people; people who became her family and who had unconditional love for her. But at the end she got what she wanted since the early beginning, she shaped her destiny and met her mom and went to live somewhere closer to her. Paterson made the plot of this story in such a particular way so Gilly could change her point of view about the people around her and see that her actions would always bring
The only thing that they told her before she left was, “Adopt their manners, to be uneducated, to grow up like one of the poor women..” (Brontë, 32). But Jane did not care, in fact, she was more excited than scared which should suprise many, being that young. She shows this by saying, “Independence would be glorious- yes, I felt that- that thought swelled my heart.” (Waxman, 257). Jane took it upon herself to make new friends and to do what she felt was right. “To resist injustice and tyranny is, in Jane’s view, a way to improve the world: a good feminist principal.” (Waxman, 249).
Her dream is “to stay at home safe with Father and Mother, and help take care of the family”(140). Beth is a very responsible and caring as a little woman should be, yet while helping and taking care as she fills her mother’s place at the Hummels family, she got inflected by the scarlet fever. Beth pays the price for repressing entirely the manifestation of one’s demands; for simply being a little woman. One can see the attrition of energy in the labor to live like a little woman. One can also see the passive self-image that is actual encumbrance of the little woman as Beth describes herself “ stupid little Beth trotting about home, of no use anywhere but there” (360).
Jamaica Kincaid’s prose-poem “Girl” is about a mother who tells her daughter how a girl should be and what should she do and act in different cases. Throughout the prose-poem, we see that the love the mother gives is considered as tough love due to her bossy and strict tone, yet the girl deserves to be who she wants to be, have a voice and live her life making her own mistakes. Parents have a huge influence on their kids and even though it is good to have a parent educating you, it can get to a point when it is too much. “This is how you smile to someone you don't like very much; this is how you smile to someone you don't like at all; this is how you smile to someone you like completely” (Kincaid 1). Psychological speaking, it is unhealthy for the kid to have their parents telling them what to do every second.
Gives women who read the book that there is hope for them to have fun and be successful in their lives. Lady Brett in the novel, The Sun Also Rises, is a powerful character who is constantly in control of who ever is around her. Her great looks, seduction, and education all attribute to her overall attractiveness. Lady Brett Ashley does not follow the ideals of the traditional victorian women. She is concerned with her moral code and she pursues her own personal goals.
Jing-mei evolves from an optimistic girl to a spiteful rebel as a defense mechanism against her mother’s pressure, carrying her rebellious identity until she reaches peace later in adulthood. Initially, Jing-mei finds happiness in trying to realize her inner prodigy, but this state quickly changes. She begins “just as excited as my mother, maybe even more so,” eager to reveal her talents.
Jane Eyre is set during the Victorian period, back when a women 's role in society was determined by class, and also indicated what was socially correct for a woman to do. A job as a governess was one of the only few respectable jobs available to the poor yet well educated women who were not able to get married. Jane Eyre does not only narrates a girls life experience, but it also emphazises the social injustices of the time, such as poverty, lack of education and inequality between the sexes. Jane 's economic status is particularly noted at the beginning of the novel. Miss Temple is the kind and sweet teacher at Lowood School, who plays an important role in the emotional development of Jane Eyre.
3. In today’s world women are more assertive and liberated in their view. But Jaya fails to attain her selfhood by fulfilling the likes and expectations of her husband. The lessons taught by the female members of her family made her bound to lead her life in the same track. Her abilities and strengths are undermined.