According to Priscilla L. Walton, author of He took no notice of her; he looked at me: Subjectivities and Sexualities of ‘The Turn of the Screw, a gender criticism of the Turn of the Screw, “The governess of the novel serves as a representation of the “problematic nature of single women and their sexuality” (Walton 349). Women with a job and no husband threatened the patriarchal society because she could not fulfill her motherly duties of having and raising children. But in some ways becoming a governess can fill some of those desires relating to children. Through being a governess, a woman can fulfill the raising children aspect of a woman’s identity as she was a substitute mother to the children she is caring for. A governess gets to take care of the children and raise them so that they are successful in the future.
The Berlin Wall and Great Depression were over and the new era came upon to spark the beginning of the 1950’s. The typical focus of this era was to protect families individually and preserve domesticity, and hold certain standards too succeed in life. To include, that in 1950’s, there was much improvement when it came to working and jobs. There were more white collar jobs in the office and other administrative settings such as: advertising, marketing, etc. After the Cold War, there was a vast Economic boom, people were earning money and putting money in the banks more than ever before.
Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law. Not to mention, her husband's culpability in the willful exclusion of his parental role in their children's lives. Additionally, the lack of a maternal instincts, which can be attributed to the dysfunctonal relationship with her mother was another hampering fact which precluded Eleanor to be the mother she wished she had been. Consquently, collectively these behaviors facilitated the relinquishing of her maternal influence to Sara and ultimately robbed her from her rightful place of being their
The women of the feminine mystique had the choice to become a housewife or obtain a career, although they were pressured by society to adopt the latter, the element of choice was still there for them. It was the difference between what they thought their lives would be and the actual reality which led women to develop discontent, depression and ‘the problem with no name’ . It was this element of choice and the usage of it to the full potential which ties Friedan and Sanger close together, the women of Sanger’s time were limited with their choice for family planning and the lack of knowledge held them back due to child rearing requirements. For the women of the fifties Friedan felt that they were not using their freedom of choice to the full potential and should instead
Even the ornaments in the office and clothing of poodle and bulldog are described with the word “masculine” and “feminine”. The narrator’s description of Mrs. Malley, attitudes toward Mr. Malley, and jealousy of her husband hint at why the narrator is not self-assured of herself and her job: the writer. The narrator probably has no confidence in her profession because she does not have time or spend time to write because she has to take care of her family and no one approves her work. In 1962, when Munroe wrote story, women did not have a right to write novels, act, and work outside of house. All women had to be housewives and had no other choices.
Some of the advice the mother gives, like using herbal medicine and catching fish, brings the idea Antiguan women live in poor, rural locations. Growing up from an impoverished area serves to be another disability because these young women who want to urbanize traditional values couldn’t receive the resources to do so. Antiguan women made attempts to bring change to many of their expectations. However, they were clearly oppressed by the society they live in, and at the same time were forced to conform to social expectations or face severe ridicule, which could have great
Women wanted their men to be with them but they had to work day and night for their men’s the women could not be around them as much as they did but it was really against the law.Women were forced to share rooms with others and they had to wait to go shopping until other women were ready (Lemon).Women really did not need to wait on the others they are grown they had to sleep with others also it was not right and not apart of the law.In the spite of the discrimination women faced to fight labor market and depression (Lemon). Women wanted to have their things in private and not around other the women 's depression were to provide opportunities for not just themselves but other women also. Women in the 1930s were trying to keep jobs and were working day and night trying to keep their family’s some food in their homes, because many women could not get jobs because they were not married. Many women had quit their jobs because they went low on money because they had to share it with other women. They did this so other women would have an enough to pay their bills and get food and clothes.
The expectations of a woman during this time period were to take care of the house while the husband works, learns, and does everything outside of taking care of the family and home care. This would give the narrator and a majority of woman the feeling of oppression and depression. The change in the narrator comes when she notices and becomes intrigued with the “Yellow Wallpaper.” The narrator notices a pattern in the wallpaper and pictures a woman trapped behind the wallpaper who is attempting to escape. She fights the realization that the predicament of the woman in the wallpaper is a symbolic version of her own situation. At first she even disapproves of the woman’s efforts to escape and intends to “tie her up.” Further into the story she feels compelled to tear down the wallpaper to free the trapped woman.
She was repeatedly attacked against and viewed as less than a human. This quote from the text, “Seen the new kid yet?”(51), gives a correlation of dependent children seeking others for help, to how women were given no power by the society and needed to be dependent on others to fulfill their lives. In earlier days children were heavily disciplined and had no real connection with their parents, that correlates to Curley’s wife’s resemblance to being lonely with no stable connection. They cannot obtain the same, or any, freedom as a man. Consequently, this leads into the next quote, “ Why’n’t you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?”(62), that resembles the recurring childlike personna that is following Curley’s wife’s character.
Following the release of book, many women began taking notice of the injustices they had experienced in their lives as a housewife. Considering the time period, countless young girls were taught from an early age that this was their lifestyle, and, as a result, dreamed only of becoming a perfect housewife. This way of life forced women to utilize their feminine aspects for the purpose of appearing as a loving housewife in front of society. “They (housewives) could desire no greater destiny than glory in their own femininity”(Friedan,15) shows the influence society had over
For example, women struggle with upward mobility due to the household responsibilities that are perceived as woman duties. If a woman has a child, this takes her away from work and thus affects her mobility to move up. Another example is the lack of mobility for blacks due to their life circumstances. “Blacks themselves feel that their path to occupational attainment is made more difficult by the lack of decent available jobs for which they are qualified, the concentrated poverty of their neighborhoods, and their lack of social contacts in the inner city” (Hurst, Pg. 347, 2013).
The state contributed through their purchase of about 10,000 buses for the rural based schools. The increase and interest in higher education also continued to be on the rise during the postwar era. The GI bill helped to assist veterans in achieving an undergraduate degree, while “the number of high school graduates increased, and a prosperous economy made a college education affordable for a broader spectrum of people.” The increase in university enrollment also can be said for junior college enrollment. The Junior College Act in 1965 established a set of state board and funding guidelines. Enrollment continued to increase due to its accessibility and affordability.