The play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is largely based on stereotypes. The most prevalent one explores the difference between gender roles. Glaspell exerts the repression of women in the 1900s. During that time, women were highly looked down upon by men, and were only seen as the housekeepers and child bearers. This example is displayed throughout the play with the men, however, the women in this play prove that the stereotypes of gender roles held against them are completely wrong, which is shown through the characters, set design, and symbolism.
Islam and ideologies parts talk about how people correlate Islam with feudalism, capitalism, idealism and communism. Moreover, the parts of Islam and applications talk about Islamic daily applications such as woman, civilizations, freedom of thought and etc. In this modern era when people measure and see everything from scientific perspective and rely much on ratio, religion is considered as an antique lifestyle. It is also applicable on Islam that considered as religion done with its duty to reform the Arabs. In fact and my opinion, this understanding is totally wrong.
The most prominent point of The Second Sex is to illustrate how women are segregated from society by men, something which happens a lot in Heart of Darkness. De Beauvoir explains to the audience that men and women often do not understand one other and because men hold a higher social status in a patriarchal society, they have made women the ‘Other’ group in society. This is made evident by De Beauvoir’s following quote: “To pose Woman is to pose the absolute Other, without reciprocity, denying against all experience that she is a subject, a fellow human being.” (De Beauvoir 1266). As a consequence of not understanding women, De Beauvoir explains, men use this false sense of mystery as an excuse not to understand women or their problems. In Heart of Darkness the narrator Marlow believes that women live in their own naïve little world and that they should not interfere with the affairs of men, which he states in the following
Religion has been the cause of different outbreaks such as ‘The Crusades’ and several terrorist attacks which date not very far away from today and more relevant to this topic the Iranian Revolution, but how can this “collection of beliefs” be the reason for someone to change their way of thinking, especially in such a religious country like Iran. The story of Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi tells us the story of her life in Iran before and after the revolution showing us the different ‘personalities’ she goes through, from innocent girl to a disaffected teenager. In this story Satrapi exploits different themes such as the heterogeneity in regions with Iran and the rest of the world, warfare and politics but one that stands out and is presented through the whole book is religion. Religion is portrayed as an excuse to start a conflict and it shows the personal development of characters, in this case the protagonist Marji. Right from the start, Marji introduces the Islamic Revolution of Iran which took place in 1979.
This demonstrates opposition to the regime because it shows her going against laws in her own free will to show what she loves. It also illustrates a belief in personal freedom because she is wearing clothes that are frowned upon. In this panel, Satrapi is challenging the negative stereotypes about Iranians by showing that people do still want to be free and not part of the Islamic regime. In the book Persepolis the author shows many reason as to how everyone in Iran didn’t want the Islamic regime. Satrapi challenges stereotypes about Iranians by showing people still want a better life and also by showing Individualism in Marjane.
Social Breakdown in The Great Gatsby Women can achieve what they want using their intelligence, but men treat them in a way that makes them feel worth less than they actually do or are unable to do things because of that. “The thing that women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” (Roseanne Barr). Women’s surroundings and the way they are treated affects their decisions and behavior. Also, Men play a role in how they are treated and viewed.
In Act I, Scene 3, Lady Capulet comes to Juliet's room to tell her that ''the valiant Paris seeks you for his love.'' Even though Lady Capulet and the Nurse are excited about the pursuit of such a distinguished suitor, Juliet replies that she will meet him only to see if she is interested but doesn't promise she will like him. It is agreed that Juliet will formally meet Paris at the party thrown by her parents that evening. Over Before it Began
Everything can be viewed from two perspectives; A fist fight, a murder, bullying, just to name a few situations. This is still the case with Iran and it’s people. Iran and its neighboring countries are often portrayed negatively as terrorist, or failed nations. This is not always the truth, however, and one can learn that through Marjane’s coming of age story, Persepolis. The personal nature of the story is told through Marjane’s loss of innocence, her opinions on religion, and her observation of the prominent gender roles.
As a man, Orlando instantly spots Sasha, the Russian princess, and falls in love with her. On page 24, he describes his immediate attraction towards her and thinks that the feeling he is involved with is love. Orlando refrains from his emotions because he cannot tell if Sasha is a man or a woman. He is hesitant and apprehensive, and when he transitions into a woman, she, Orlando, reflects back on Sasha and writes, “was it a boy’s or was it a girl’s?—young, slender, seductive—a girl, by God! Furred, pearled, in Russian trousers; but faithless, faithless!” (175).
Arab women living abroad will continue to suffer from labels and the more they face these stereotypes and are called names like available, oppressed, conservative, trapped, and etc., the more they begin to believe the stereotype and behave in line of those beliefs. So, for example in a study, Spencer, Steele, & Quinn (1999), men and women were tested among the stereotype that men outperform women in mathematics in standardized tests. So, under these circumstances the men and women were given the exams to prove the stereotype were the men outperformed the women .This demonstrated how much our behavior can be affected by the stereotype because the manipulation of thought that leads to action. There is a clear maintenance of stereotype. For Arab women, if they are perceived as sexually available or oppressed, being put under the pressure of those stereotypes might cause them to actually act in the way they are perceived.