In its society, there is the assumption that the male gender is superior, therefore holds more influence over others and gather more power. It is also assumed that females have slight power over men to manipulate them into doing things or believing things by using their femininity and innocence. These powers are displayed quite evidently in The Crucible which is set in a patriarchal society. In The Crucible, women were nothing without a husband or a father, no rights to own property, no rights to have a job and make a living, no rights. Yet when Abigail Williams convinced her friends to lie and falsely accuse others of being witches, the male judges had no qualms about believing them.
This description leaves a bitter taste in the reader’s mouth feeling that the result of the trial is already foreshadowed. Maycomb not being a big city, leaves room for the administration of the town to inhabit rooms of the courthouse and the “inhabitants of these offices were creatures of their environment, little gray-faced men, they seemed untouched by wind or sun.” (Lee 185), subsequently, they support as representatives of the state legislature the stereotype of boring unpolitical bureaucrats, who follows paragraphs rather than taking action. In this atmosphere starts the trial of Tom Robinson, who is accused of having raped Mayella Ewell. The judge is called Taylor and looks like “most judges (…) amiable, white haired, (with a) slightly ruddy-faced” (Lee 187). With this representative of the state jurisdiction, Lee presents a stereotype of a judge, if he would not have been talked about as “a man who ran his court with an alarming informality” (Lee 187).
Valencia portrays the average housewife and the general unhappiness of married couples. Edgar Derby shows how wars bring out the worst in people, and Bertram Rumfoord is symbolic of the apatheticness of officials who hold power. They are indifferent to how the consequences of their actions affect helpless citizens, and do not view the masses as ‘human’. Vonnegut’s intent in adding these symbolic roles is to deepen the meaning of the novel and to further carry the message of the theme to the reader. Valencia, who epitomizes the average housewife, also represents the unexpressed discontentment of many married couples.
Esperanza faces multiple conflicts in the house on mango street but the one particularly strikes her is how adult men see her as a women and how she see’s herself as a women. In cisneros house on mango street , Esperanza's faces with how adult men see her to how she see’s herself as a women . Men find her beautiful and attractive and manipulate her in various ways. She compares herself to multiple things in the neighborhood to figure out what role she plays as a women. Esperanza throughout the story tries to figure out how she stands as a women.In cisneros chapter”Boy and girl” cisneros writes”The boys and girls inseperate worlds.The boys in their universe and we in ours”(8).I can infer that Esperanza knows they’re seprate for a reason .The boys are to impress girls and girls are ment to impress boys.
The gender stereotype presented in this story is when the narrator who is unnamed, is restricted to being obedient to her authoritative husband. Instead of being a loving and passionate husband, John takes on a more commanding role advancing through the story. Another stereotype is that the males in the story are predominantly more erudite in terms of careers and professions. As the narrator states “My brother is also a physician… of high standing.” (130) In this the author presents a stereotype that men have more household value, because the only two females are the narrator who is mentally unstable and Jeanie the housekeeper. This cliché expresses that females should be confined in their homes doing the duties of a wife or
In what ways are women abused and discriminated against inside literature and throughout history? In many patriarchal societies, men have held authority over women due to gender. This power imbalance between men and women sometimes led to unjust treatment of women; men exert their authority over many women in the play, The Crucible. In The Crucible¸ male characters intimidate women to achieve specific outcomes and mark their superiority. Elizabeth Proctor, the protagonist’s wife, shows the standard for Salem women as she is submissive and does not defy her husband or the traditional role as a housekeeper.
She is not only able to “mimic” men, but she feels it is necessary to do so in order to make progress with her issues of debt, rent, and everyday interactions with the people of her town. Shen Te must have felt obligated to create a male alter ego. She just as easily could have created a fictitious female cousin to do all of her dirty work and still manage to keep her name clear. Instead, she solves all of her issues by way of being male. This begs the question; what does it mean to be a man in this society?
Sue Grafton disputes the social conventions set by men in the mystery genre. Her character Kinsey Millhone understands the power of mastering code and several other skills. This linguistically savvy character focuses on manipulating individuals into confessing secret information.Kinsey Millhone redefines the social order into a more desirable political view. Still relying upon realism and first-person narrative,Grafton endeavors to create a heroine that both rebels against and utilizes the genre attributes. Through this character she is conveying how women characters struggle to find agency and authority in a society where the society cannot yet comprehend the changing in gender-related power.
Did you know that there is injustice in the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen? The men in A Doll’s House treat women differently than how they treat other men. To society at the time men were above women. This idea is supported by the way that Nora is treated like a child by her husband Torvald, the way Nora has to follow all her husband’s decisions, during that time period women didn 't typically have a job or education. When all of the evidence is presented the reader can, therefore, decided whether or not they agree that women are treated very unjustly compared to men.
The social stigma that women are housekeepers and should be confined to the four walls of the house is perhaps a viable cause of gender disparity. They should not raise their voice regarding their fortune for the sake of the prestige of the family. In patriarchal society a lot of weightage is given to men.” The root cause of gender inequality in Indian society lies in its patriarchy system. According to the famous sociologists Sylvia Walby, patriarchy is “a system of social structure and practices in which men dominate, oppress and exploit women”. Women’s exploitation is an age old cultural phenomenon of Indian society.