Caught in an inescapable trap, many women, and to a lesser extent men, found themselves trapped by the ideas of Realism. The status of women, in terms of suppressed rights, economic opportunity, and equality with men were all subverted. Marriage was a supporting factor for this subversion, binding freedoms and taking away opportunity. Artists of the time like Wilde, Hogarth, and Norton mocked marriage as a fraud, and managed to sway the public opinion. But, when it came to offering equal opportunity for women, the male dominated field of art cared little.
Women are generally portrayed as unnecessary beings whose existence is purely for materialistic purposes and to satisfy men’s desires. Through the character Bayado, it’s simply a matter of ‘conquest’ of the women he chooses. Angela Vicario becomes his object of sexual desire. Most Latin American families want their daughters to marry a wealthy man. His social class and wealth is what allowed him this privilege.
Because of this, this society was made of men with big egos. These men would feel empowered and dominate women so they could assert their authority. They constantly had to be with women because without them, they weren’t able to have control over someone meaning they weren’t able to affirm their supremacy. Having that ability to command someone was special to them. In 1961 “The Wanderer” was released.
Even though Shelley and Huxley were two completely different genders, they were still huge criticizers of the society that surrounded them. They both lived during very patriarchal times and successfully mocked that part of society in their writing. Mary Shelley had even gone as far as to publishing Frankenstein without her name on it. In her age, it was wild for a woman to be so intelligent and have the capability to write a novel like this. If she had published it under her name, who knows if the novel would have been as successful as it is.
Fuller personifies what is wrong with the thoughts of people in nineteenth-century society. She is a well-educated, attractive woman and yet, in America, she is considered unmarriageable because of the unintended intimidation her knowledge brings forth. She can’t understand why men would not want to find a woman with whom they can carry on an intelligent, meaningful conversation and still be physically attracted to. She knows that once this inferiority complex is gotten past, women will start to excel in all different fields (7, 8). The intense passion of her message in Women in the 19th Century blows away both her male and female audience
Human nature has an interesting way of affecting people - creating some to remain content with personal possessions while creating unobtainable desires within others. People often have a certain facet about the wealthy life compared to the poor life; nevertheless, as the saying goes, “money doesn’t buy happiness.” Unfortunately, Madame Loisel learns this lesson the hard way; she was human nature’s victim for wanting the unobtainable. The irony in Madame Loisel’s life is that she does not have the fanciest possessions, but she has meaningful possessions - her husband and her health. The need to feel accepted within the society’s upper portion did more good than harm as the Loisels spend an entire decade trying to fix one night’s selfish
The content can easily be compared to current events, especially when comparing female sexual harassment and abuse. While there aren’t any well-known documents written by or for women in the era, what can be inferred from the writings of Virgil and Ovid is astounding. Both authors introduce their characters to be beautiful and desirable by all the male characters, but not all of the female characters want anything to do with the men. Additionally, while the men lust after the women, they are quick to dismiss their thoughts and wishes for their own, assuming that all the women are looking for is a husband to get them pregnant. Virgil and Ovid are also adamant that a “happy ending” for a woman does not exist without pain and suffering beforehand; and even then, it may not be so “happy”, if they even get one at all.
The book evoked mixed reactions of revulsion as well as admiration amongst the readers and critics. She was isolated by the society and family, for the unapologetic and candid narration of an Indian woman’s cravings and aspirations. My Story presents Kamala Das as an unconventional and modern woman who disregards the hypocrisy of the society. Kamala Das, in the book, goes through many phases in life, which provides her with varied experiences, which would have been concealed by other women of comparable circumstances. She had numerous close male companions whom she thought were in love with her.
Sex discrimination is one of the “glass ceiling” for women that make holds them from career advancement. “Back in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, when women first entered the job market by the millions, females in male-dominated professions, like finance, kept quite about sexual harassment because they were afraid losing their job” (Driscoll & Goldberg, 1993, pp. 174-175). V: Conclusion: A. short-review: 1. Mostly gender roles have been assigned by the culture sensitive which is appreciate from the society and social norm which depends on the context that lead to have the different roles in society based by they gender since we born with, but women sometimes dissatisfy for their less heavy works which could change to make more impact and value for themselves and their family.
Even though now women are able to join the workforce, they are still getting paid less than men. Despite America’s status as a civilized country, the degradation persists in too many ways. Most women are mistreated and taken advantage of because of how society portrays them as submissive and weak. However, women are far stronger than men thought to believe. Since the beginning, women’s ‘ jobs’ were to clean the house and to provide their husbands every need.