However, her character embodies the struggle of a real woman. Despite being equally gifted, Judith would be held from achieving the greatness her brother would go on to accomplish, as “it would have been impossible, completely and entirely, for any woman to have written the plays of Shakespeare in the age of Shakespeare.” (Woolf 523) While one could argue the shortage of famous, impressive literary works by women proves they are less capable than men, I can distinguish what Woolf truly implies. Essentially, the playing field is unequal. Fortunately, today we have less of this imbalance. As Quindlen says, “women should not be only permitted, but welcomed into a variety of positions and roles only men occupied.” (72) However, this was not the attitude in Shakespeare’s time.
The novel Of Mice and Men would change drastically if Lennie and George were to change genders. As a women, Curley’s wife didn’t pay much attention to Lennie. She is known as a person who would “feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.” (Steinbeck, 90) Her actions illustrated how she can be a seductive person because she was the one who took Lennie’s hand and placed it on her head. If she didn’t take his hand, then Lennie wouldn’t have began, “stroking her hair,” (Steinbeck, page 90) which wouldn’t have provoked Lennie into touching and strangling her. This caused Lennie to cover her mouth and twist her neck, resulting in her death.
Lennie is attracted to her right away, but it is a way he likes rabbits. George is worried that Lennie will mess up again like he did in weed with the pulling of the dress of the girl. So George tells Lennie to stay away from Curley's wife. The atmosphere at the ranch and the bunkhouse is calm, feels safe, and tense, and it is because of these
One of the reasons is because the ghostbusters themselves (they are all female) wear baggy jumpsuits when they fight, they 're smart, and they aren 't models. Their secretary is a super attractive but dumb blond, but it 's a guy instead. Not only that, they don’t make the fact that it supports women the base of the show, its just something that happens. When I saw it I was so exited because it showed women being the smart ones. It still had sexism, but it was towards both genders.
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
The novel portrays many male characters than female. The women shown by Steinback are Curley’s Wife, Susy, and Aunt Clara and are given somewhat respect. Even though there are not many female characters, John Steinbeck symbolizes them as archetypes throughout the book he indicates sexism of women being at the bottom of the social hierarchy in a male workplace. Although all women in the novel are portrayed differently, on some level as authority figures, they differ in the amount of respect received
Was one of the most preeminent writers in history prejudiced against women? It is formidably supported that John Steinbeck had strong prejudiced opinions about women as evidenced by his writings. Considering the vast number of available works, only a small selection of Steinbeck’s most popular literature is needed to investigate the slighted nature of his female characters: the women of The Grapes of Wrath, Eliza from “The Chrysanthemums,” and Curly’s wife in Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck repeatedly generates a society that does not provide a place for women with ambition or intelligence, despite any effort to try and insert themselves into society. Additionally, he focuses on the inferiority of women, who cannot openly exert their power.
Foreshadowing was used in Of Mice and Men to present the theme of weakness. For example, in a conversation between Lennie and George, Lennie states, “‘Jus ' wanted to feel that girl 's dress- jus ' wanted to feel that girl 's dress- jus ' wanted to pet it like it was a mouse-’” (Steinbeck 11). This event was used to suggest that Lennie would end up doing something like he did in Weed again in Soledad, California. Lennie’s childlike demeanor is what gets him in the most trouble. Due to this he does what he wants without thinking about the consequences.
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” a quote said by Timothy leary a former male american psychologist and writer. In the early 1900’s women did not have the simple right of voting, during those times men were given all the power even if they were abusive towards women it was acceptable. Now a days women have overcome many of these obstacles, not only with the right to vote but by having one of the biggest names in history are women. Everyone thinks that there is nothing but equal rights and everyone if given what they deserve. However there are a lot of people who are opposed to the idea of gender equality and think that it is ridiculous but it is one of the most important things to have for two main reasons.
Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely. Curley 's wife eventually seeks attention by going to Lennie, which leads to the cause of her death. Steinbeck 's use of the theme of loneliness to show that people need to interact with others and that loneliness can affect people of all types. One character that faces lots of loneliness is Curley 's wife because of the fact that she gave up on her dream of becoming a actor. As a result Curley 's wife went looking for a rich young man.
Rosemary Almond was a housewife that was abused by her husband, Derek Almond. Throughout the book we saw that she really loved her husband, but because of the stress that her husband was going through with the terrorist on the loose and the pressure from the leader he was mean and abusive towards her. She played one of the damsels in distress in the book because she was in situations where she needed to be rescued. First by her husband who abused her and almost shot her, but decided not to because the gun was not loaded. We can see that he hurt her badly in panel 6, page 65 where there was a red spot on her clothes because he slapped her and hit her for asking for them to be intimate.
Furthermore, Curley’s wife dreams of doing things in life and by marrying Curley those dreams were put on hold. So, as of right now she is not happy with what her life has become. Before we even meet Curley’s wife Candy criticizes her for flirting with men other than her husband , leaving readers with a negative impression of her. With no real companionship on the ranch, however we later learn that she simply yearned for attention, using the only weapon she had: her sexual
It is therefore not very surprising that she tries to convince The Misfit that he’s a good man instead of trying to convince him to spare her family, because she is trying to manipulate him into thinking he isn’t the kind of person who would “shoot a lady” because that is how she thinks a man who “come[s] from nice people” would behave (45). Any other person would not bother with her argument because if there is anyone who is clearly not a good person, it’s a serial killer. Grandmother, on the other hand, values the idea of appearing to be a good person over anything else and can’t acknowledge that The Misfit would have different values. She is so focused on clinging to this philosophy that she barely notices when her family gets shot and continues with her ineffective argument
The quiet, smart and polite guys will be able lead normal lives and live amongst the rest of the female population. If you think about it, what women would not want a kind and smart guy? This is not a world where women run everything and men do not exist. Women and men will coexist happily because there will be no men there to hurt and or treat women badly. Mothers will not be disappointed in the way their sons treat females, nice guys will not finish last and females will no longer be hurt in anyway.