Lord Capulet tells Juliet that she is “A spoiled little girl” and he tells her “You disgust me you little bug” and then he calls her a “worthless girl! You pale face!”. Lady Capulet obviously doesn’t spend much time with Juliet because Nurse is always taking care of her and Lord and Lady Montague are obviously not very caring about their son if they let him sneak around late at night.If Lord Capulet had spent more time with Juliet, he might come to realize she is not very worthless or stupid as he thinks. Lord and Lady Montague don’t spend time with their son if they let him sneak through ladies’ windows. They would watch him so he couldn’t sneak out of the house at sundown.Therefore, the Lords and Ladies Capulet and Montague don’t understand love if they don’t love their own children.
They assume that she does not leave the house because of that. The reality according to Esperanza is that she does not leave the house because she misses Mexico and does not know English. Mamacita misses a home, yet is constantly arguing with her husband because she is home. She struggles with accepting her home and does not realize that her home is where she is. Even though she misses Mexico and does not know English, she can still leave her house.
She uses her brothers as an example, which she says “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 other words, her brothers are being hypocritical in a sense that they would not talk to Esperanza and her sister in public but behind closed doors they speak to them. Hence, Esperanza is forced to socialize with Nenny. She observes that Carlos and Kiki, her brothers, are each other’s best friend.
To Surrender Self Worth for Society Too often in the community of Mango Street, a women’s independence is compromised for the greater authoritative figure, men. One might even go far as to say that gender roles represent a social construction on Mango Street. The people of the neighborhood grow to learn the ways of those before them, only to carry out the confinement of the women and oppression of the men. What is most appalling is that the women learn to accept their roles as helpless and incapable. In the novel The House on Mango Street, Cisneros uses the motif of gender roles to develop the theme that because women are often inferior to men, they view themselves as less important and must rely on men to determine their role in society.
Notably, Steinbeck also isolates Curley 's wife from everyone on the ranch because she has to stay at home while everyone is out working and Curly does not want his wife to talk to anybody except for him, but since he is always working, it pressures her to talk to others and be rebellionent since she gets lonely by herself. “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Pg 85). “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can 't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad.
Many times throughout the book she has described herself in ways that degrade herself. For example she once said “...i am not as pretty as Nelly…” I doubt this is actually true. I feel like her community made her feel like she is not as beautiful because she did not act like the stereotypical woman would. The men on mango street beat and oppress the women. Esperanza’s raping and Sally’s beatings only reinforce this idea.
But still feels lonely. Also, throughout the story Esperanza gets negative attention from boys because of her culture. For some men she comes across in the story they see her as a toy for her ethnicity and not being from America. This also embarrasses her as she is still trying to find out what love is but can’t because if the negative attention. Therefore, even though she struggles pushing through with her ethnicity, others have it just as hard as well, showing how different ethnicities can clash.
These husbands seem to have no regard for the opinion of their wives; as if being male brings superiority. In Romeo and Juliet, “Cultural production of the female body”, and Abigail Adams’ letter, women are degraded and objectified as well as are prohibited from exercising their freewill, especially in marital relationships. Women are often put in situations where their free will is compromised due to male superiority and social obligation. In Romeo and Juliet, conflict between social obligation and free will repeatedly occurs when it comes to marriage. In Act 2.4, Capulet states “But fettle your fine joints’ gainst Thursday next, To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.
She says “She is happy, except sometimes her husband gets angry… though most days he is okay. Except he won't let her talk on the telephone. And he doesn't let her look out the window. And he doesn't like her friends, no nobody visits her unless he is working”(101-102). This shows how much power men have other their wives who get married before eighth grade because society tells them that they need a man to become successful.
Norah who is meant to be the one who acts like a child in the play because she wasn’t very well educated apart from anything that is happening outside her house, she also doesn’t really have authority in her house. Whereas Torvald is meant to be the antagonist while he was just trying to live up to the society’s expectations. He doesn’t treat Norah as person who is from the same position and treats her as if she is his doll who he can fool around with whenever he gets his free time from being a banker. Krogstad is also considered to be an antagonist but this does not certainly mean he is the villain in the book. Krogstad blackmails Norah in order for him to have a higher position in the bank so that he could provide his family with basic needs.