Money, power, and success have blinded people into thinking they are in love and it has led to these women being oppressed. Tom and Gatsby in this book are what is called the patriarchy. According to Revise Sociology, the patriarchy is “The systematic domination of women by men in some or all of society’s spheres and institutions.” In Tom and Daisy’s marriage; they are both having an affair, Tom wasn’t at his child’s birth, and he oppresses Daisy physically, maybe by accident, and socially, by not allowing her to go wherever she wants to go. In Tom and Myrtle’s affair; they are both married, yet they have this affair, she is dependent on him because he oppresses her economically and psychologically, and he also oppresses her physically when he broke her nose. In Gatsby and Daisy’s relationship; she is having an affair with him and he psychologically oppressed her with his money and wealth only to get the idea he has of her as his “Golden Girl.” Fitzgerald’s argument is, when love is not the main reason for a relationship it will lead into oppression of women.
There emerged female authored literature that addressed exuberance and despair. It brought to the fore the dreams of victory and the defeat of violence. This is well illustrated in the fiction of Kate Chopin, one of the top American authors of the 19th Century. According to Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar who were literary critics, the oscillation between despair and extremes of exuberance is well depicted in Kate Chopin’s literature “The Story of an Hour” (Robinson). In order to be able to fully understand Chopin’s message, readers must envision the tradition of the Victorian society in which Kate lived.
George, on the other hand, is a passionate and faithful husband to Myrtle and is crushed to learn that she was cheating on him so much so that he assassinates Gatsby whom he thinks was cheating with myrtle and murdered to get rid of the evidence of his adultery. Tom Buchanan is an arrogant, controlling man, who does what he wants not considering about how his actions influence those around him. Tom is also the earliest person to use physical violence in the book, striking Myrtle in a fit of rage when she would not stop shouting Daisy 's name. "Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy 's name."Daisy! Daisy!
Shaw crafts these nasty words to display how many men felt during the time period of a woman who chose to go out and make a life for herself. This underlying tone that money is only okay if it is respectable arises within Frank’s communication to Vivie, with Frank going so far to say that “if [Vivie] ever put your arm around her waist in my presence again, I’ll shoot myself there” (Shaw 1812). This ridiculous and hyperbolic claim calls further attention to Frank’s disrespect for Mrs. Warren in that his fragile masculinity has been so attacked by her disapproval of marriage that he feels the need to influence Vivie. This conversation points out the irony in Frank’s thought process, where
In general, the Miller embodies the negative stereotypes of the working class during the Medieval Period. The drunk, disrespectful Miller has a mind that is consumed by sexual desire, whether it is appropriate or not. He is a dishonest man who looks for ways to cheat others out of money and materials solely to benefit himself. After stealing corn from his customers, he charges them three times the price he truly deserves. Of all the tales in Chaucer’s novel, the Miller’s is unquestionably the most vile, due to the author’s focus on infidelity, tricks, and revenge.
The men in A Doll’s House treat women differently then they treat other men. To society at the time men were above women. The evidence has been stated that Nora is treated like a child by her husband, Nora has to follow all of her husbands decisions, and the social customs of the time didn't
Most of Carter’s stories are not new tales, but retellings of old ones, and underline the fact that stories are a part of the human civilization and have always been there. However, in the general acceptance of stories as part of culture what has been overlooked is the fact that the stories shape culture and human behaviour. Stories encode moral norms and gender stereotypes and propagate them in society. Fairy-tales, in particular, portray stereotypical modes of behaviour for men and women, boys and girls and subtly urge them to internalize and thus perform this kind of stereotypical behaviour. Through her stories Carter draws attention to the passive acceptance of the social and moral codes by the readers and the need for all individuals to think anew and re-examine those blind spots in the tales and uncover what has been covered up.
They are married, and it was obvious they do not get along. Sykes keeps abusing his wife hoping that she would leave the house to him and another girl, but Sykes pays no bills for the house. Of course, this infuriates Delia. Sykes then tries to have Delia killed with a real snake. It is extremely ironic when Sykes is killed by the snake he had set in place for Delia.
She used her novels to comment on the society, values in life and importance of education, as well as to point out the irony of life. Although her works are most noticeable because of the critique of the times, she is often remembered for the romances she depicts in her novels. Her usual protagonists are young women, only entering adult world, trying to find their position in the society. Such is the case in Northanger Abbey, where Catherine, turning 17, starts to experience the real life and troubles of an unmarried woman among the landed
This stream of consciousness reveals not only her sarcastic mockery but also comprises a more serious message about the early twentieth century social and political gender roles. In this context, the following paper argues that Dorothy Parker 's “The Waltz” tells a story beneath a story, that within the brief, amusing sequence of a ballroom situation, the sad story of an unhappy marriage is told. At first, several