Since she spoke up to the men, she said, “I was not yet Frondos’ wife, so you cannot say my husband should have defended me; this was my father’s duty as long the wedding had not been consummated…you permit other men abuse your women... (87).” The downfall of Laucrencia is she believes she should settle down with someone, who does not respect her because she believes no man would want her. She sees herself as a woman, who is not pure anymore. In She Stoops to Conquer, Kate Hardcastle is the hero of the play because she has no evil bone in her body. She is raised to know her worth, but she knows when she needed to hide her strong side from the men.
It was better to be loved than being in love with her case. Alce on the other hand also did not love his wife, nor did she love him. He like Dmitri married for social reasons. In "The Storm" by Chopin Calixta is seen being married for security and to keep her good name.
Antigone looks at herself as equal to men or if anything higher than men, while Ismene thinks women are inferior to men. In the Greek tragedy “Antigone”, Antigone learns that King Creon refuses to give a proper burial for Polynecies, brother of Ismene and Antigone. Antigone shares this with Ismene, she refuses to help Antigone bury her brother and thinks the decree that Creon has implemented are for everyone’s safety and well-being.
Perkins implies that the ill treatment John gives to his wife is not related to her sickness, but rather, it is because of the culture which despises women and treats them like children. That is why he speaks to Jane as he would a child besides calling her his “little girl.” The reader can see how the treatment of the narrator by her husband and society has adverse effects on the woman. Even when she challenges her husband’s treatment, some part of her still makes her believe that by being a woman, she has to listen to the john, who is the authority, a doctor and the one in authority. In a way, the society makes it impossible for the women to think and act for themselves because they believe that they cannot do anything
Both woman tried to advance at the peak of motherhood while tending to a family of children. However, Tillie Olsen viewed motherhood as a hindrance to her success. She allowed herself to indulge in self-pity, at times seeming regretful to her parenting position. Although she never swayed from her mothering duties, an image of depression marks her character and a jealousy towards the male class is portrayed, as she relates in her story: "But where it is forced because of the circumstances for the sex into which one is born – a choice men of the same class do not have to make in order to do their work. " In contrast, Anne Tyler, while assuming the identical role of a mother with similar obstacles in her career advancement, accepted her destiny and embraced it with love and a sense of fulfillment, as quoted in her essay: "They may have slowed down my writing for a while... after all who else do you have to love, no matter what?"
Feminism- the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” was aimed to be a feminist novel, however it wasn’t a feminist novel because of how Janie depended on her husband, and because of how Janie chose her husband 's. Due to those factors the novel turned out to be a regular novel instead of a feminist novel. Janie was so dependent on her husband’s that she couldn’t really take care of herself.
Society has made an effect on every person, it could affect you positively or negatively. Mildred, Montag’s wife, in the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is not the world’s best wife. Society has brought her down to this level because the community does not want the civilians to be thinking for themselves. It is as if the generation is being controlled with what they are able to say, or even do. These people are not allowed to live their own lives because of the fact that the society doesn’t want them to do so.
She says that “it is so discouraging not to have any advice and companionship about [her] work,” and that she believes that “congenial work, with excitement and change, would do [her] good.” John however does not realize this because he is still so involved in the patriarchal society. There is no one who is believable around him to explain this new way of thinking. He is very resistant to the change in his wife’s behavior about her place in society because it will also make him seem like less of a man. He has a reputation as a doctor and since he interacts with people who still believe in gender roles he is held down to their standards as well or he would risk losing his practice.
A Marriage Without Love Marriage has lost its value. The Red Tent proves this by not only showing that marriage is just for women to have babies, but marriage is no longer sacred between people who love each other. Zilpah didn’t want to marry Jacob, but because her sisters married him she felt obligated to, leaving Zilpah and Jacobs marriage in shambles. Even when Jacob tried to show Zilpah extra attention, and he tried to love her, it still didn’t make her love him, because she didn’t love him in the first place, after she had her baby she just left it at that, and didn’t show Jacob any time of day.
In addition, the wife role in a male-dominate society is one where the women have no ability to make complicated decisions, think critically, or rely on themselves. The irony in a title such as "Trifles" shows the reader how the men in this story think of what society thinks as women work as much less important than a husband 's role in society. Mr. Hale makes a remark supporting the analysis by stating how "... women are use to worrying over trifles" (Glaspell 1040), while Mr. Peters remarks in agreement ←that "kitchen things" (Glaspell 1040) are not important. Men force the women into a domestic, oppressive role, while the men show no respect for the women.
In comparison between Tom, Othello and Mark, they are not tolerable of the idea their wife or girlfriend having affairs with other ( Daisy with Gatsby, Desdemona with Cassio and Erica with Bobby, the doorman.) This shows the inequality of men and women’ rights. Daisy and Tom’s relationship end up compatible as Daisy chooses Tom over Gatsby because Gatsby doesn’t have the background and security Tom can offer; Tom says Gatsby is "a common bootlegger.” Also Daisy scared to get in trouble for killing Myrtle. She conspires with Tom to make Gatsby the one who pays for the accident.
Basically proving that Beneatha is against most of the males in her life, such as Walter and George in her life, in the situation of becoming a doctor. Walter doesn’t think the money was worth her medical school and George doesn’t believe that woman should become doctors just as same thought as Walter. This supporting my claim by showing that Beneatha is always determined or yelling at her family because they are not behind, and supporting her path to achieve the dreams she has for herself. In “Raisin in the Sun” the author conveys the theme that dreams morph who you are by developing key character’s identity. Two people that exemplify this are Beneatha and Walter are people who let their dreams shape who they are in the present.
Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore. This marks his transition from boyhood to manhood: a transition in which the male perception of female inferiority grows stronger.
Wollstonecraft credited the general female population’s inability to achieve these components to their unequal opportunities to educate themselves outside the realm of maintaining their home, their beauty, and keeping their husband entertained, “One cause of this barren blooming I attribute to a false system of education, gathered from the books written on this subject by men who, considering females rather as women than human creatures, have been more anxious to make them alluring mistresses than affectionate wives and rational mothers” (102). She saw this as a direct attempt by the male driven society to distort the women’s ability to enhance their reasoning capabilities and securing their place banished from public life spheres. Catriona MacKenzie, author of “Reason and Sensibility: The Ideal of Women 's Self-Governance in the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft”, recognized Wollstonecraft’s stance on the importance for women to gain the ability to heighten and sharpen their reasoning skills, “In her defense of equality, she puts a great deal of stress on women 's capacity to reason and on the idea that virtue must be founded on reason” (38). She understood that only through having a reasoning ability can the women find true equality. However, it is also through this reasoning ability that women will be able to examine and understand their own sexuality for
The classification of abortion as deviant and a crime made women subject to both punitive and social punishment. Women were subject to abortion laws due to decisions made within a patriarchal society that did not include the opinions of women, especially on political topics (Sauer 1974). Abortion laws were created by elite men, physicians and lawmakers, whose positions gave them the ability to make decisions that controlled the actions of others as well as impact public opinion (Reagan 1996). Although women were targeted by the criminalization of abortion, they had no power to fight against criminalization through legislation or meaningful social movements. Not only did women lack political power, but they were also invalidated by voicing opinions