The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to. Another evidence, according to Hosseini (2007), “ “...You are not able to think like we can. Western doctors and their science have proven this, This is why we require only one male witness but two female ones” ” (p.390). This proves how
Hezeki Ross 2/23/2016 History 102 Book Review In an era when women were supposed to be disciplined, kindhearted, and obedient. Anna proved that she 's the complete opposite. Defying sixteenth century social mores of being considered as the weaker sex, physically and emotionally. Anna depicted herself as Independent woman, she was the frequent subject of gossip in Germany due to her indecent attire, flirtatious behavior and rebellious acts. After the discovery of Anna 's secret affairs with an nobleman and cavalryman (Erasmus of Limpurg and Daniel Treutwein), her wealthy father out of rage ban her from the household and abolished her inheritances.
She does not even try to stand up for herself or tell Atticus that Mr. Ewell is abusive when he drinks. She is terrified by her father because he has more strength than her. What also hurts her is that she cannot vote, she has no job, and she has to uphold the southern girl outlook. Document B, box two, is says “...She reached up an’ kissed me ‘side of th’face… Tom Robinson shut eyes tight. ‘He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.” ("DBQ Is Mayella Powerful?"
Henry will turn me out…He’ll find another wife, who can give him proper children. There’ll be nothing-nothing in the world for me-nothing” (71). This forlorn desperate monologue given by Aunt Harriett is what truly cements the treatment of women when they do not meet the societal standard. This idea that a woman who cannot produce healthy children is less of a woman is not a belief shared exclusively by men. Mrs. Wender is appalled by the fact her husband has not thrown her out for
This is the reason Lennie and Curleys wife are ideal for one another, they both draw out the outrage and love in one another as they are both in the same circumstance, for instance Lennie is mentally handy caped thus meaning if you were like Lennie back then you would be shunned and would only make society worse. Curleys wife was a woman which implied she had no power and no rights as men did implying that the main suitable spot for her to be was in the house. To add the unfathomable amounts of time Curleys wife spent in the house was not beneficial as it promoted dejection and the feeling
Paquette is the only woman who seems to view her situation with any sort of bitterness. After she was kicked out of the baron’s castle she became a prostitute in order to make a living. She was “forced to continue this terrible profession that you men find so pleasant, while to us women it is but an abyss of misery.” (92). All of the characters at some point claim that they are “one of the most unfortunate creatures in the world.” (92) However, until the end Paquette is the only one who truly laments her position and feels that she is being wronged. She is completely powerless in this profession and when she is no longer pretty she has only poverty to look forward to.
Let us not be oppressed by our womanhood! Let us be empowered! Let us reject to construe ourselves as victims, on just the grounds that, we are women. We have been antagonised and castigated by modern feminists, not enabled! Consequently, pseudo-feminists need to realise how they appear to the rest of the world in this day and age.
Gertrude unveils her characteristic of greed with her marriage the brother of her ex-husband who dies so that she could remain the queen of Demark, but after becoming queen she is still ignored as an important person in society. Despite Gertrude being a queen she is living in a patriarchic society when she is left unheard because of her gender. Throughout Hamlet the play demonstrates Gertrude’s invisibility and lack of self throughout the play which describes how she had a freedom and individuality to think for herself but her voice still not matter to the men n the society because they have the most
It could be said that he is not a hero because after he defeats Polyphemus, he yells to him, “If I could take your life I would and take your time away, and hurl you down to hell! The god of earthquake could not heal you there!”(479-481). By saying this, he was challenging a god and belittling Poseidon's power, which does not aline with Greek values. Still, this does not make Odysseus less of a hero. What he said was wrong, but he was punished and he changed his ways.
For Heaven’s sake!” This quote suggests that the Wife of Bath believes all women are incapable of keeping a secret, which is an untrue and harmful stereotype. Her main opinion on women seems to be that while they wish to appear wise, pure, and good on the outside, it does not mean they are perfect internally and many