Freya Stark’s being a woman does add to the interest and individuality of her narrative in ‘The Southern Gates of Arabia’ in several ways. In her book British traveler Freya Stark takes her readers through her journey in and around Arab world as she discovers new places she has not seen before. Stark notes her unforgettable adventure in her writing as she writes about the Hadhramaut Valley. Stark takes us through her journey as she discovers the Bedouins whom she fantasies about and is interested in. It is interesting to mention that Stark is Stark lifestyle as a western women play a massive role in the book.
Women in Sparta took care of most things they kept order between the slaves. Women had their kids helping out the shop when they were old enough. The men in Athens thought that women having any type of power was wrong and they blamed the fall of Sparta on women. Women were not the cause of Sparta's fall but they did have a big impact on other city-states. Historians do know that Spartan women were known for their natural beauty, and that they were forbidden from wearing any kind of makeup or enhancements.
As a woman one would rather stay in Sparta than in Athens because the women of Sparta got to have sovereignty, mobility/status, rights and respect. The women of Sparta got greater independence than the Athenians because the Spartans believed that in spite of the person’s gender all Spartans had a responsibility to serve the warlike end of Sparta. Furthermore, Spartan women were taught to read, write and protect themselves, they were taught these things just so that they could be independent and so that they would not have to depend on men to do their work for them while they were at war, another reason was so that women could produce strong babies if they were strong. The women got their freedom in exchange of being warriors and guarding their properties. Spartan women were known for starting conflicts.
~ Anna Strong ~ A woman of extreme courage 。 Strong is a fitting name for a woman of valor and strength. Anna Smith Strong was a very courageous woman who assisted our country tremendously during the American Revolutionary War. She demonstrated an immense amount of bravery through her work, and I believe we can learn an immense amount about courage when reflecting upon her life. Anna Smith Strong is remembered as a courageous, influential character in American history because of her position in the Culper Spy Ring, the most illustrious spy group in the Revolutionary War. The members of the ring were Benjamin Tallmadge, Abraham Woodhull, Austin Roe, Robert Townsend, Caleb Brewster, and Anna Strong.
He was raised as a hard worker and was trained to snitch on his family, classmates, and coworkers. Shin was beaten and always hungry. This was life in Camp 14, one of the worst of all camps. A part of the book that was a big surprise to me would be the disconnect Shin had with his family. Shin was the cause of his mother's and brother's death; but yet he felt no remorse.
For example, on pages 183-184, Anna is dressed as a kitchen maid and has a flask of poison to kill John. She does this because her mother, Irene, wanted to kill John because he insulted the Ducai. Anna is unfortunately caught and Anna and Irene are sent to a nunnery. I think that if Anna had not been caught, she would rule in a more efficient way. Also I think that Anna would not die by cutting herself with a poisoned arrow while hunting the way that John Comnenus II did.
Therefore, regarding the education in Sparta, the weaknesses outweighed the strength because the Spartan’s didn’t value family morals, the basics of reading and writing were taught, and the upbringing of Spartan boys was cruel and painful. The only focus to the Spartan was war and violence instead of family morals. At the age of seven, a young boy is removed from his family
Hezeki Ross 2/23/2016 History 102 Book Review In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined, kindhearted, and obedient. Anna proved that she 's the complete opposite. Defying sixteenth century social mores of being considered as the weaker sex, physically and emotionally. Anna depicted herself as Independent woman, she was the frequent subject of gossip in Germany due to her indecent attire, flirtatious behavior and rebellious acts. After the discovery of Anna 's secret affairs with an nobleman and cavalryman (Erasmus of Limpurg and Daniel Treutwein), her wealthy father out of rage ban her from the household and abolished her inheritances.
Saba was determined to fight for justice but due to family and societal pressure, she actually just had to succumb at the end. While watching the film, I realized that in this century to deal with the moral issues of abuse and oppression against women is a huge challenge. As the idea of patriarchy is deeply ingrained in one’s mind from an early age and there exist certain loopholes in the law that let people literally get away with murder when honor is the excuse. The film shows the mindset of the men in our society. Even after being released from jail, Saba’s uncle and father were determined on their side of the story that she bought shame to their family and deserved every bit of what happened.
Instead of protecting her daughter, Marie blinded Sara as she now has an unrealistic view of the world. Furthermore, to show how important exposure is at a young age, the episode ends with Sara beating up her mother because she is continuing to be too controlling and then walks the street until she gets into a stranger's trailer. Had she been exposed to things as a child, Sara would know better than to get into stranger's vehicles. She literally does the worse thing we are told not to do, get in a stranger's