Nonetheless, the makeover films lessen the conflict of social class and women’s inequality in the original theatre version and stress magnificent scenes and costumes to attract audiences, which make Eliza lose herself and become a kind of Cinderella. First of all, Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (1964), and Cinderella’s have similar plots because Eliza and Cinderella have similar life experience. They have poor life situations and stay in the lower class in the society. Eliza is a street flower seller and a working-class. Eliza’s mother is dead and her father does not care about her.
In his piece “Common Women” Wiley discusses how women neglecting their motherly duties open their families up to dysfunction. In the case of Eleanor Shaw, she meddles in Raymond’s relationship and prioritizes her husband’s career over her son’s happiness. This dysfunction aligns with Wiley’s assertion that women with more free time become overbearing harpies. Wiley writes that women are like “a middle-aged puffin with an eye like a hawk that has just seen a rabbit far below” (Wiley 201). The contrast between the predatory nature of the hawk and the ineptitude of the puffin serve to paint women’s ambitions as comical yet concerning.
Key Words: Munro; focalization; runaway; characters In women’s literature, “runaway” is a familiar theme. Girls and women run away to pursue independence and freedom. InJane Eyre (1847), the principal paradigm expression of the nineteenth-century Western women’s desire for selfhood and freedom, the heroine, Jane Eyre runs away from Mr. Rochester whom she perceives as the love of her life to pursue the equity of marriage and independence.In Ibsen’s A Doll’s House(1879), Nora runs away from her selfish and hypothetical husband in order to change her doll-like existence. “Free. To be free, absolutely free,” Nora’s need for rebellion escalates and culminates in her walking out on her family.
But while Father pushes ideals of toxic masculinity onto his son, Mother also pushed similar ideals on their daughter Nanny. When speaking with her daughter about how she felt about her husband’s decision to build a barn instead of a home, she seems to push the thought that women are nothing without men. She tells Nanny, “One of these days you’ll find out, an’ then you’ll know that we know only what men-folks think we do.” (Freeman 651) They go on to speak of how Adoniram treats the two of them, they realize that they are lucky that he does not force them to work and by most standards, they live good lives. But Nanny is marrying soon and though she has high hopes for how her husband will treat her, Sarah doesn’t seem to have high hopes. Aside from wanting her to be married in their house, preferably a nice house, and though it is never explicitly stated, it seems as though Sarah realizes that she has to set an example for her daughter and prove that women are more than what men define them to
She wanted their life to be the ideal life she had before. Ann is also the same. Instead of moving, she wants a life where her husband only listens to her. Her husband John, is usually working in the farm or out helping his very old father take care of himself. Ann doesn’t recognize that other people need John and he also needs to do other important business.
The short story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro is narrated by an unnamed young girl who talks about life on her family’s fox farm where she lives with her parents and younger brother. She undeniably prefers working outside with her father on the chores and tending to the foxes instead of working in the house with her mother. Throughout the story there are subtle and obvious indications of the differences in and expectations of boys and girls. The narrator clearly demonstrates her preference to the role of a boy, but it wasn’t as if she was given the choice to not conform to society’s and her family’s expectations of a girl. Notably, the roles of men vs. women were clearly defined and differentiated within this story using the narrator’s
The short story “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro is narrated by an unnamed young girl who talks about life on her family’s fox farm where she lives with her parents and younger brother. She undeniably prefers working outside with her father on the chores and tending to the foxes instead of working in the house with her mother. Throughout the story there are subtle and obvious indications of the differences in and expectations of boys and girls. Although the narrator clearly demonstrates her preference to the role of a boy, she finds herself conforming to society’s expectations of a girl. Notably, the roles of males vs. females was clearly defined and differentiated within this story using the narrator’s parents.
She kept abusing and kept her behavior the same. She ran away to her parents’ home. They rebuke her for her childish habit and send her back to her in-laws’ home but this time also she raises hell in her in-laws’ house and again returns to her parents’ home. Her parents again try to send her back to her husband’s home but her in-laws refuse flatly to accept her until she gets maturity and becomes old enough to cohabit with her husband. This is general information about her (Wikipedia).
Being a homemaker, she is also a writer of social people. (Read cookery, etiquette for parties etc.) One fine day, she accompanies her husband and child to a social party where she realizes that her husband is running away from her life in search for much greener prospects. In this struggle of facing the new challenge with all her emotional and social burdens, Meera meets an equally desperate and emotionally dejected person, Jak (JA Krishnamurthy). Jak is deserted by his wife but had to look after his daughter who is in very bad shape right now, all thanks to the society.
Margarite’s father finds out about these “hobbies” he threatens to send her to a “convent” until “her wedding day”. From the start, her society notices “she needs more practice being a lady”. Marguerites mother was beautiful and fulfilled the role of being a woman in medieval times, but even she failed, by not producing a living male