Esperanza, in the House on Mango Street, struggles finding friends because genders norms in society and her responsibilities in her family. In the vignette “Boys and Girls”, Esperanza says,”“My brothers for example. They've got plenty to say to me and Nenny inside the house. But outside they can't be seen talking to girls”(#8). In the quote, Esperanza reveals one reason she doesn’t have friends is because of the gender norm in which boys do not talk to girls in public.
The Handmaid’s are dressed in this way because they are processions of the men they are ‘working’ for. They are even named after the men they stay with; the Commander’s name is Fred; therefore, his Handmaid is named Offred to show that she is ‘Of Fred’. The women are given no choice in the matter, and their personal and emotional needs are over looked time and time again because the
Growing up a girl wasn 't the easiest thing because there was always the who 's that boy, why are you talking to him, watch what you 're doing, that skirt is too short and the list could go on and on. I was no exception to said comments. I was test subject 0. Being the first for both my parents, I had to learn to listen to the most ignorant rules. Ashley you have to go to bed early, Ashley you have to be nice to your cousins, Ashley you have to share your chair with your sister, Ashley you can 't be friends with a boy, Ashley you can 't wear makeup, you have to stay in your seat, and etc.
In Ancient Greek Civilization, women were viewed as submissive. A man always controlled the women; that either being the Father or Husband. Women were forced to stay in the house and complete all household duties. Women were not even granted the right to attend assemblies, participate in politics, or even represent themselves in court. Having little to no overall power in your society can have a huge burden on Women but this can also fuel certain Women to strive to change the society they live in.
In 人The House on Mango Street, women are人often left in their houses while the men are allowed to roam freely. One of the first examples we see of this is Rafaela人who is “getting old from leaning out the window so much, gets人locked indoors because her husband is人afraid [she] will run away since she is too beautiful人to look at,” (Cisneros, 79). Rafaela is never allowed to go outside because her husband is afraid人that she will leave him. Since she is always locked inside, she listens人to the sounds from outside and dreams of being allowed to go outside. In this way, the private sphere人 becomes a人prison rather than having the sense of freedom usually associated with privacy.
She gets isolated because of her appearance because she's a girl, and is Curley's wife which if you talk to her he will have a problem with you and would want to start a fight. Curley's wife says “ I never get to talk to nobody I get awful lonely(43)”. Finally, Lennie, Lennie is isolated Of is characteristics, he his mentally handicapped, which means his brain works differently than the rest of the characters in the story. One part of the story that shows Lennie is handicapped is when they meet the Curley.“You the new guys the old man was waitin for’ we just come in; said George’ let the big guy talk(13)”. In this statement, Lennie is isolated because he has a childish personality and George has to do the talk for Lennie.
It is evident in the fact that when Fermina Daza is alone at home and doctor comes for routine check-up, she sends Gala Placidia out to give the message to Dr. Urbino Juvenal: “The senorita says you cannot come in now because her papa is not at home” (Marquez 116). Women are treated as if they don’t have mind of their own and will lose control by just meeting a man in private or just looking at a male in privacy they would get hypnotized. They are considered as treasures which always need to be guarded and protected by a male member of the society, only name changes with time and nothing else. When she is born, it is her father, in growing years her brothers and once she enters the marriageable age, a man “who provide(s) her the security they need in order to face life.” (Marquez 65). Women have been treated and nourished in a way that they themselves consider them as fragile, dependent and submissive.
For as long as people can remember, the stereotype that men have “more power” than women in a relationship has been a relevant argument. In the novel How the García Girls Lost Their Accents the Author, Julia Alvarez, writes about four girls and part of that revolves around their relationships with men. In all of their relationships with men, he has the power in the relationship which means he makes the decisions for them. When they lived in the United States the girls and their mother had more say in the society. When they lived in the Dominican Republic men just saw them as submissive housewives who bear their children.
Defying Gender in Society Forced Traditionalism to a "Man 's World" the female characters within this play are often forced to obey to the beliefs and values of men. Women started realizing that they needed to fight for their rights to change the situation. In the opening of A Doll’s House, Nora appears utterly happy and takes pleasure in the company of her children and friends even though she is treated like a child by other characters. She does not seem to mind her doll-like existence, in which she is coddled, pampered, and patronized. Thus, reflecting the situation faced by many women of this era and showing the oppression of female characters in this play and their expectations dictated by society.
Children behave like how their mothers do. In Tony Morrison’s novel of Sula we can analysis different kinds of mother. For example, Sula’s mother, who used to sleep with other men and did not pay attention to her daughter Sula. Sula she had an Oedipus condition because she did not like to have children and be a