She told Lennie that if she had been allowed to be in the movies, she “wouldn’t be livin’ like this” (88). Curley’s wife was stereotyped as a helpless woman from the time her character was introduced to the time she was murdered. In the 1930’s, women were supposed to stay at home and do chores while their husbands were away, and then wait on them when they returned. Curley’s wife felt that her family was holding her back from her dreams, and the only possible way that she could find out of her situation was marriage. Because she was a woman, she could not just go to Hollywood herself and demand an audition, or confront her parents, which seems almost silly now but was a real issue back in the thirties.
Because of the abstinence of her mother, Lily lacks the knowledge of how to be a lady in her society. In the 60s, women were expected to be married at a young age, usually giving up their life in order to stay at home and have babies. If they did had jobs, they were very low paying. Also, they were expected to do common house chores inside such as cooking and cleaning, look attractive and listen to their husbands because they were the caretakers. The men, however, were expected to work, provide for their family, and do outside jobs such as mowing the lawn or washing cars.
The lead singer talks about how he tries to satisfy and be their for his significant other, but that doesn 't stop them from being disrespectful and rude. The beat of this song helps to show readers the frustration Pattyn had toward her father. The harsh tempo helps demonstrate how rebellious Pattyn is feeling and how fed up she is with being ignored and abused. When Pattyn is at her place of residence, she feels very alone unless she talks to her sister Jackie.
For many years, people of colour were forced into slavery just because of their race. They were made to be housekeepers, cooks, work on farms and build railways. Women were not allowed to vote, work or go to school. They had to stay home and cook, clean and take care of the babies. Little girls could not attend school and had to stay home and help their mothers.
Esperanza, in the House on Mango Street, struggles finding friends because genders norms in society and her responsibilities in her family. In the vignette “Boys and Girls”, Esperanza says,”“My brothers for example. 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 the quote, Esperanza reveals one reason she doesn’t have friends is because of the gender norm in which boys do not talk to girls in public.
Although Connie’s sister is older than she is and still lives at home, Connie’s parents are constantly wishing she would be more like her sister. If there is one thing Connie and her sister have in common, it is that they both are allowed to go out with their friends without any questions
For example Annie's feet hang off the bed inferring that she's had the same bed since childhood, which in a way isn't that abnormal but the fact that she outgrew it and a new one wasn't bought tells me that they don't have the funds for it, also Marita shares a room with her mom, it isn't necessarily bad but it's all her mother can afford being a single mother. They also both grew apart from a close friend, Annie had grew apart from age and basally getting sick and somewhat despising her, and then in Maritas case hers was lost from
That is the cycle that most children’s families in the story are stuck in. Sylvia, the main character, Sugar, her cousin, and Junior, Sylvia's sibling, all live together with Sylvia's Aunt Gretchen while their mothers were "in a la-de-da apartment up the block having a good ole time" (Bambara 280), most likely meaning that their parents had effectively left the family, and were not providing for their children. There is no age given for Aunt Gretchen, but given the circumstances, one could not expect her to be able to provide for three children by herself. Sylvia described the other residents of their apartment as "winos who cluttered up our parks and pissed on our handball walls and stank up our hallways and stairs so you couldn't halfway play hide-and-seek without a goddamn gas mask" (Bambara 279), showing that the residents are bad
In every town she lives in, someone in her family gets into trouble and they all have to skip town. Because of all their moving around, Jeannette does not have a stable childhood. Also, when they move to new houses, they always lack something important like electricity, running water, and basic furniture. Not only is she always left in these dilapidated homes, but sometimes, she is left in them alone to take care of her siblings and provide for them. Her mom occasionally gets a job but prefers to sit home and paint, leaving it to her children to get money for dinner.
No longer could she enter into a convent, and she was forced to live with her father and later her sister and brother-in-law. After Claude’s death, Marie did not gain any of the benefits of being a widow. In her brother in-law’s shop, she was subject to his rules and his work. Her business-like mind allowed her to keep books and inventory, which placed her ahead of most women. Even so, she was thrust into a position that she did not want to be in, thus placing her in a more marginalized state.
Edna has found her new found freedom by moving out of her big house she shared with her husband into a smaller house for herself. She is still trapped by her feeling s for Robert. He comes to visit her for the last time; Edna leaves Robert at her house and told him to wait for her. When she got back, Robert wasn’t there and left her a note, “I love you. Good-by –because I love you.”
Lastly, In the story her husband never lets her talk about house she feels, so she keeps it all bottled up in her head which eventually drives her crazy. As “The Yellow Wallpaper” States “It 's hard to talk to john about my case, because he loves me so. But I tried to last night” (777 Gilman). This show another great example of women cruelty because back then women were not allowed to state there own opinion and also
In The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza and her family move into a small, one bedroom house on Mango Street, which is in a poor, minority area of Chicago. In this neighborhood, abused wives stay inside all day, looking out of the window and dreaming. Esperanza sees this abuse occur and vows that she will move away from Mango Street as soon as she can. However, Esperanza realizes that she can never truly leave Mango Street, as she must return to help the other women stuck there because the men do not help the women. Living on Mango Street allowed Esperanza to mature into an independent, empathetic young woman, who has seen the abuses toward woman and wishes to change the neighborhood.
Ninoska arrived from Dominican Republic 4 months ago and stated that she is having problems adapting to the United States. Youth reported that she misses her friends, school, relatives, her house and relatives. Youth complained that she never wanted to come to the US but that her mother obligated her because she got separated from her stepfather. She also added that because she does not speak English, classes at school are very difficult and that she is getting stress and insecure about her grades. Youth lives in a small apartment only with her mother, they have no relatives on this country and very few friends.