Throughout collection two there are many evident examples of stereotypical gender roles being broken. The Wife of Bath’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer, Mallam Sile by Mohammed Naseehu Ali, and The Men We Carry in Our Minds by Scott Russell Sanders are all great examples. There is no doubt that men and women have broken many traditional stereotypes. Understanding the opposite sex, however, has always been a struggle because of generalizations people make about certain individuals that do not always apply to others.These generalizations prevent people from understanding the opposing sex. In The Wife of Bath’s Tale, the knight is sent to find out what it is that women desire most.
For instance, in a study done by Dr. Katherine Young and Paul Nathanson, they concluded that men are additionally derided, rejected, and even abused in media in addition to being unintelligent, and that these same actions would never be done in the media with female characters in our culture (Abernethy 351). This is a prime example of gender inequality in our TV media nowadays, which shows the lack of television programs with intelligent men and women combined nowadays. This also shows that if a show featured an unintelligent woman and an intelligent man (its vice versa for many shows nowadays), it would be either be heavily criticized by feminist groups or receive no positive support in modern America culture. Astonishingly, even many men would be not in favor for that idea of a show, since it would ridicule a woman the same way the media ridicules men on modern television programs. This is irritating to many men because the modern media allows programs that depict men negatively to air on a regular basis, resulting in gender inequality in the media.
Based on the beliefs regarding men and women in society, gender roles and gender stereotypes have been created in order to label men and women into distinct categories, giving great disparity between the two in regards to what behaviors and characteristics are expected of them. There were both issues of gender roles and gender stereotypes throughout the film, ‘Collateral Beauty’. Women were stereotyped as dependent, sensitive to others’ feelings and supportive, whereas men were stereotyped as dominant, logical and aggressive. An example of this stereotype towards women is seen among Claire, a friend and business partner of Howard, Amy, a struggling actress who helped with the plan to make Howard seem mentally unbalanced while portraying the role as ‘Love’ and also Madeleine, a lady who lost her daughter and lead a grief supportive group. Dependence can be seen throughout the film when Claire agreed to engage in the plan to overthrow Howard of his job and sell the company.
Could it be said that history is less valuable than diamond? It is the same for males and females. Sometimes, we are lost in stereotypes when we concern masculinity and felinity. Women are not as strong as men; women should be submissive and obey their husbands; men should be tough and never cry; men are always the center and top. But as we known, there are women who are more capable than men, and there are men are emotional and cry.
These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother. Femme fatales are usually destroyed in the end, either by being killed or being domesticated, as though they are being punished thinking they can compete with men. Male dominance is always restored by the end of the film. In established film noir, the new economic, social, and sexual freedom that women experienced during the war years as they joined the workplace was quite unsettling to many American men. This fear of strong, independent women and the need to show the danger of this independence was shown, whether consciously or not, in most film noir.
The sisters are perceived as violating nature, and despite their title as sisters, they are very androgynous and their genders can be very ambiguous. When Banquo and MacBeth first encounter the witches, Banquo says: "You should be women, / And yet your beards forbid me to interpret / That you are so" (A.I S.3 L.45-47) This quote emphasizes the fact that even though the witches are sisters, they also have masculine features such as facial hair. The beards on the witches can symbolize their influence on the male-dominated culture of the time period. Throughout the play, the witches have a strong influence on many characters. MacBeth listens to their prophecies and tries to pursue ultimate power because of them.
Alice is oppressed because she is a woman, as are the other ladies in the novel. Women have less to say about what they need or want but they have to pay much and also to face the results when the men around them botch. It is dreary to see these frail willed men delineated in the novel who failed to stay up for women, who recognize an overall population where women are set backs of their
Women’s writings before Woolf, were timid and mostly fearful from true expression of thought and emotion, fearing male dominance; they were disabled and unable to attain their true potential and express themselves the truth outwardly. For Virginia Woolf, women writers are the key to incinerating such male patriarchal thought and recreate history through a female perspective. Confronting the imperialistic set up of the English Society proves to be difficult but shows women often failing but still continuing to challenge and seeking an outlet of expression.Woolf’s communicates such trials in subtle manners through her work, pointing out that Women’s Oppression through the times, like mentioned earlier, is deeply rooted in Social, Political, Economic spheres of a society. Hence, we can say Mrs. Dalloway, can be seen as a novel of projecting oppression, seclusion and isolation, Privacy of one’s own both in Body and Mind, creation of one’s Identity which could be either of the characters present in the novel or of the writers
However, women have to fight against these men in order to prove themselves in the society. Actually, men think that they are the only gender who is living in this world because in their point of view women don’t have such an effective role in the society. Consequently, it’s time to prove for these men that women exist in this world. So, every single person should ask himself how women can have a leading position with effective skills without any differences compared to men. Female leaders have more effective qualities than men leaders in various regions.
When Mrs Peters spoke about Minnie being worried about her preserves Henderson interjected with “Held for murder, and worrying about her preserves!” showing he does not understand or care about what Minnie thinks. Mr Henderson is just there to find evidence to charge Minnie Wright with the murder of her husband. We know this from reading “I guess before we 're through with her, she may have something more serious than preserves to worry about”. Mr Hale is not as rude to women as Henderson, although he can’t help the occasional comment. One comment that stood out to me was “women are used to worrying over trifles.” The words trifles means something of little value or importance, by Mr Hale stating women are used to worrying over unimportant items, it shows he doesn’t truly care about women’s thoughts.
She fights her own battles, whereas in the Anglo-Saxon society only men fought battles or sought vengeance. She is an outcast because of the fact she does not conform to society 's view of a woman. She is very hostile towards guest, and uses violence to solve everything. When Grendel, her only son,her last companion in this world dies she feels the need for vengeance. Unlike the other Grendel 's mother was very sacrilege and had physical power
In short, the duplicity of Nora’s nature accounts for her morally ambiguous which serve as a major source of conflict to her relationship and the play 's plot as a hole. It is her ambiguity that keeps the reader from defining Nora and choosing a definitive side in the conflict. That is to say, that many readers find it hard to support Nora and her feministic rise above the societally accepted views of the time period when the question of her subsequent turn from family and her children also comes into view. She remains in the proverbial grey area, hidden from the clear cut values of black and white-- good and evil. Furthermore, Nora’s ambiguous nature drives the conflicts in the play, acting as the source of tension between her and her husband, Dr. Rank, and Krogstad as her decision to overlook the laws in an effort to save her husband prove a perilous decision in regards to her way of life.
Even with all these social shifts in the expectations of women, Brett still depends on men. She can not support herself emotionally, financially of socially and she uses Mike and Jake mainly to fulfill these needs. Jake is her emotional support he fulfills her emotional side of all the relationships that she has, and she uses him in the way due to the fact he knows she will never actually be in a relationship with him due to the fact he was emasculated in the war and so in return nothing is expected of her. When she was trying to start her relationship with Romero she has a desperate need for Jake and his support she pleads "Oh darling, please stay by me. Please stay by me and see me through this.
Most men wouldn’t like to switch gender roles because of pride and they always want to be in control of women, For example, being the breadwinner in the family, controlling everything in the household, multiple things other men like to do so they can have the power in the relationship. On the other hand, there are women that would loathe men acting “feeble” in a relationship. Women want a hard working man and to support them as they live as “queens” in the household. Either way it’s going to be a complication in a man/women relationship in my opinion because people want to “build what they want in a person”. This suggests both gender roles are not going to be satisfied until they realize they need to make some changes in what they notice in a relationship.