He places her in the nursery of the colonial mansion, despite her requests to be placed otherwise, “I don 't like our room a bit. I wanted one downstairs... but John would not hear of it” (Gilman, 2). The narrator’s husband dictates all aspects of her life to the point where she internalizes her husband 's authority, accepting his dominance over her, “I sometimes fancy that in my condition if I had less opposition and more society and stimulus—but John says the very worst thing I can do is think about my condition, and I confess it always makes me feel bad,” (Gilman, 2). Even though the narrator knows what she needs is to be active surrounded by people instead of cooped up alone in a house out in the countryside, she abruptly stops her train of thought as she remembers John’s instructions to not think about her condition. Connie and the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” are both vulnerable and victims of circumstance.
In the 1980’s, a man playing housewife was ludicrous, and a woman being the sole provider for the family was considered outlandish. In Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh”, conflict arises when expectations based on gender are not satisfied by the characters. In the beginning, Leroy held the typical masculine role while Norma Jean held the feminine role. Now that the roles have switched, Mason reveals this to the readers by exhibiting Norma Jean to be the man, by pursuing higher education classes, and by her life revolving around working out. One of the key roles that Mason shows the change of gender roles is that Norma Jean is always working out.
Rather, they both use each other exclusively for their own personal gain (Bender 132). George, her brother’s best friend, serves as a direct contrast to Rose’s relationship with Eddie; her relationship with George is all emotions and very little physical contact. When all the children are little, George is the first to respond to Rose’s claims that she can taste feelings. He takes her seriously and after the borderline neglect that she has experienced from her parents, any attention from him is life-altering (Bender 20). As they grow older, Rose turns to George for advice and help, especially after Joseph begins acting strangely.
Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
In the 1950s, there were usually a specific guideline for what a family is supposed to look like. According to a Washington Post article by Bridgid Schulte in 2014, called “Unlike in the 1950s, there is no “typical” US family today”, the United States has since changed the family dynamic. In the 50s, the head of the family was always the father, and he made the money to support his wife and their kids, who would someday do the same for their families. The mother would almost always stay home to care for, feed and clothe the children as the stereotypical “Homemaker” that was romanticized during this decade. Schulte mentions that, “But perhaps what we haven’t fully understood yet is that today, there is no one “typical” family.
It’s because our aunts taught him to do countless household chores since he was small. My older brother has many good qualities. For one, he’s dependable. When I got married, he took good care of my children and our mother, especially when I’m not at home. He did the chores around the house, like cleaning and cooking.
Lucy’s schemes often failed in every episode which proved that her husband was always right. The show also did not challenge gender roles. In the episode, job switching, both Lucy and Ricky decided to switch roles to prove each other they can handle each other’s job role. By the end of the episode, Lucy could not handle a job at a factory and Ricky could not handle house chores. This once again did not challenge the common belief that a women’s responsibility is to run the household while the men runs the business.
II. SUMMARY OF LUCILLE BALL (Time frame – 1950s - 1970s): I will provide a summary about Lucille Ball by using sources to provide background information about her life proceeding to the time of her success in comedy and television. I will then discuss how her stardom and popularity in the public eye helped to develop her brand, which lead her to become the first women CEO of a television network and the first owner of a television
Laura watched the way the children acted, and the way they were treated. She seemed as though she were jealous that they had the life she could’ve had if her mother were still alive. As the family talked with one another, they showed love, but when it came to Laura love was not near. Later in the novel, the Fairchild children began expressing their thoughts on Dabney marrying Troy Flavin. Troy was an outcast to the Fairchild family, and as he is brought into the home more, the Fairchilds push him further away.
Actors were finally casted in 2008 with Brian d’Arcy as Shrek, the caring father whose daughter was disappointed to find out he would be the big scary green ogre. Sutton Foster as Fiona, the unladylike talented actress as the princess trapped in a tower for years. Chester Gregory II as Donkey, the hysterical and energetic comedian as the even more hysterical and energetic sidekick. Christopher Sieber as Lord Faarquad, the six-foot and two-inches dude who plays the three-foot discriminating ruler, and, my personal favorite, John Tartaglia as Pinocchio, the talented real boy puppeteer who is now the puppet who thinks he is a real boy. These characters brought the director’s visions to life.
Puppy by George Saunders, the multiple characters view single events and abject with contrasting perception. The story reveals the differences between the lives of two very different mothers and how they chose to raise their children. Marie is a more well-off mother. She tries to give her kids everything they want, since she felt like her mother didn’t treat her right. She buys her kids all kinds of toys and pats to try to win their hart.