Until she encountered Robert Leburn, Mademoiselle Reisz, and Alcée Arobin, her value of self-cognition has changed. For these three identities, Edna often struggling in the dilemma, but then, her aspirations on physical or mental are lacking. It can be regard as she is not satisfied with current situation, and, to seek the maximum happiness for individualism, her own self. Initially, as a wife, Edna’s marriage seems perfect apparently. Her husband, Léonce, a successful man, manages his business all the time; he offered anything she wants materially as money, clothes and so on, but, he forgot the communication among couple is essential part in marriage, as he does not notice the independence
It was normal for a man to have the most power over a household. However, Walter struggles to the role his family plays in his daily life. Because of Walter’s business failure, he was able to develop and find the harmonic balance between money and family. Walter was able to face Karl Lidner when given the choice to sell his family’s dream home in return for one thousand five hundred dollars. He confronts his greed and desire to become a wealthy businessman and realizes that he lost his only supporters throughout his journey.
A Doll’s House is a study of a marriage in crisis. The Helmers have been married for eight years and have three young children. Despite this, there is no real understanding or meaningful communication between husband and wife. The first dialougue between Nora and Helmer in Act I is quite revealing. He teases and scolds her for being a spendthrift while she placates and humours him; massaging his male ego and playing the role of coquettish young girl.
The poem is written with short lines in free verse. She is free to live the life she wants, unlike her father who was bound by his job and desire to support his family, represents when she was a baby and their lack of time together. Stanza two is lengthy, Walker makes use of repetition , she shows how she realises how much she misses him as she gets older, her feelings become more intense (note the use of exclamation as she is more emphatic) . Lapses and leaps between memories as she remembers the past and her father memories come to us sporadically. Unstructured as she lives an unstructured life where she does as she pleases.
Mayella is usually beaten and sexually assaulted by him, especially when he is drinking, but Mayella has a plan that will let her be free from Bob. One would say she is not powerful because she is enclosed from the world, beaten by her father, and not very respected. For example, as Atticus asked Mayella to see if her father is good and tolerable to her, but she says “He does tollable, ‘cept when-”, ‘Except when he’s drinking?’ asked Atticus so gently that Mayella nodded.”(Lee, Chapter 18) This would prove that Mayella has less power than usual when her father is drunk because, his gender as a male has the power over her and gets violent when drunk. One would say this would already decrease her in having power, since she is a woman and women back then really did not have much rights or respect. But there was someone who was ever decent to her was Tom Robinson, an African American who was accused of her beating and sexually assaulting her.
He showed zero empathy or remorse for his actions, even after having to payout settlement after settlement throughout his career. According to Brownmiller “the use of coercion to achieve sexual conquest represented an exaggeration of prevailing norms rather than a departure from them” (Brownmiller, 1975). While Brownmiller focused primarily on rape it still applies to sexual deviancy, which is the case for Weinstein. For over thirty years Weinstein exhibited his power over aspiring actresses who just wanted to be successes. Women around him felt powerless.
To say it in another way: If Great Britain was a ship, the queen was (and still is) the figurehead instead of the captain. For as long as humans can remember, women have been overruled by men. Trough stereotypes women have been seen as people who stay home all day taking care of her and her husband’s children and making dinner as well as tidying up the home, while the men are seen as family’s provider. Thanks to a handful of women of dared to speak up women finally got their wish granted. It wasn´t before around 100-200 years that this changed.
She was no stranger to abuse and sexual violence. In Bourgois’ book, Candy says she was abused by her father until the age of thirteen (2003: 218). This is an example of men lashing out to regain authority. She threatened his authority by warning him that she would run away and elope if the beatings did not stop (2003: 218). Bourgois explains what he has learned from Candy about the cultural traditions.
She had two brothers, Ernest and Harry, and she preferred Ernest over Harry, but Ernest had passed too. All she had was Harry and her father. When her mother was alive, Eveline perceived their family as more pleasant and happier than she, Harry, and her father are (Joyce 1). Eveline’s father became abusive after his wife’s passing. “Even now, though she was over nineteen, she sometimes felt herself in danger of her father’s violence.
Walter’s dream is similar to the, “American Dream” in some ways. His dream is to open a liquor business with a few of his friends that will apparently sustain the family. Since Walter was jealous that Beneatha was going to acquire the rest of the insurance money and nothing for his himself, His mother felt grief for her son Walter and gave the rest of the money including Beneatha’s medical school money in hopes that Walter would place Beneatha’s share of the money in the bank. Walter then took all of the money including Beneatha’s share and gave it to his friends to invest in his liquor store. However Walter’s friends betrayed him and took all the money.