As someone who has not previously had the opportunity to watch “I Love Lucy”, it was a pleasant surprise to be so thoroughly entertained by wholesome comedy such as this show. It is no surprise or secret that Lucy is the main selling point of the show (though her husband and other costars are also very funny). There is merit in delving into why Lucy is so funny, and how this was so different than what was popular and acceptable in the time the show was created. While there was many a housewife on TV before Lucille Ball, and countless others afterward, it cannot be argued that she is truly one of a kind, for many reasons. Lucy’s character compares to other housewives on TV in a few ways, all of which are admirable.
“Shameless”: did showrunners stop romanticizing the typical working class family? American TV shows have always loved to follow a typical poor family. This base on which a plot could easily be developed has been popular since the late 1980’s like the TV shows “Family matters” or “My wife and kids”. Those TV shows never really presented an accurate depiction of the traditional working class family since the audience of those shows was only looking for a simple entertainment without any challenging ideas or criticism of the inequality within a country.
One theme could be, love is the only thing you need to be happy. While Mathilde Loisel and Della Young are both young, beautiful women married to caring and very loving husbands, they are completely different in personalities. Della Young is an unselfish wife who cherishes her husband, but Madame Loisel of Guy never considers anyone 's feelings other than
The short story did not have evidences that her husband was mean to her before the described evening. Mary was shown as a stereotypical housewife, who cared about the housed and calmly waited for her partner: “now and again she would glance up at the clock, but without anxiety, merely to please herself” (Dahl). But she demonstrated an unpredictable astuteness when her little world was destroyed. Mary also killed her husband, but did not shut down like Minnie, and developed a successful plan how to escape responsibility. The woman was shocked, but did not lose her countenance.
It captures beautiful preparations for the party, it is tiring, but the end of the result gives all delights. These are beautiful feelings and expectations of the final outcome of major planning.’ [..] she loved having to arrange things; she always felt she could do it so much better than anybody else.’ (Clay, 1984: 246) Laura is the one who likes to take all the responsibility.
However, the quality of life for a noble man’s wife was certainly better and also less dangerous, and she was often thought skills in cooking or medicine. The code of chivalry in medieval texts raised women up as objects to be admired, cherished and protected, a venerated position similar to Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and the romantic love between knights and their ladies was glorified. However, the reality was very different their lives were difficult and far from the ideal or romantic. These socialised beliefs also translated into literary texts. There are also very few examples of gender equality in medieval literature or history.
Similar to Revolutionary Road, wife and husband’s different notions of self-fulfilment and dealing with a disappointing daily life contribute to severe problems in their relationship. American Beauty, however, does not emphasise the inability to compensate for a failed marriage between two partners who have forgotten how to love each other, but rather highlights the relationship between Carolyn, materialistic values and her blind urge to ensure an social power. Lester himself states, “Our marriage is just for show. A commercial for how normal we are; when we are anything but” (American Beauty). Carolyn does her best to keep up appreances according to her idol, Buddy ‘local-real-estate’ King’s principle “In order to be successful, one must project an image of success.
Rhodopis’s resourcefulness manifests itself in, not only her physical labor, but in her use of song to stay optimistic, while Raisel’s ingenuity is displayed when she tells the rabbi’s son a riddle while disguised as Queen Esther at a Purim celebration. Because both of these women live in patriarchal societies, there is little they could do to actively change their respective fates but to use the seemingly insignificant skills that they possess. Though they possess these talents, Rhodipos and Raisel also gain status through divine intervention. Both stories insist that women are not to be complex creatures, but rather pawns that are at the will and whim of the men and the divine entities that surround them, both ideas being perpetuated by each of their
... I’m happy” (215). Once Celie stands up for herself and speaks her mind to Mr. ____, she begins to feel happier and content with her life. Unlike her past self, who mindlessly obeys stereotypes and her husband, Celie acts more like Shug and disregards stereotypes in order to better her life. In Memphis, Celie eventually starts a business making pants, very different from the draining labor she had been doing back home.
Many of the Disney princesses often represent ideal female qualities and characteristic behaviors. In Towbins article she also states, “Men are depicted as physically aggressive, non-expressive, and as heroic saviors, particularly of women. Women are portrayed as beautiful, dependent on men, and engaged in domestic responsibilities” (Towbin). For example, in Disney’s Snow White, Snow White tidies the cottage she lives in, she cooks for the seven dwarfs, and makes sure they wash up for dinner. In Cinderella, Cinderella is responsible for cleaning, cooking, and doing the laundry for her step mother and step sisters.
The movie demonstrates how women are independent. Women don’t need men to do things for them, they are capable of doing all things. This movies shows that after World War II women emerged from the household and showed their true potential. Baseball was one thing that proved women’s abilities in society, along with many other abilities such as working outside the home. They broke away from the stereotype that women belonged in the home where they would cook, clean and care for the children.
Over the years there have been many movies that have come out were characters either fall in their gender roles or they step out of their gender roles. When movies first came out, filmmakers usually made movies where characters within the movie had typical or traditional gender roles. The reason that they did that was because they wanted to present viewers with characters they can easily recognisable and relatable to, by portraying a conventional image of a person or group of people with identifiable characteristics. There are many examples of this.
You probably know about successful entrepreneurs and what they have done to their community with their products and/ or services. However, many people do not know the things that these people went through before their big break to success. Many of these people were told they could not do it, failed miserably, got rejected, etc. Events like these can be painful to go through, but by looking at these entrepreneurs who failed forward can encourage you to go on. These are the people to inspire others that despite failure, you can achieve your dreams and be wildly extraordinary.
The novel Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta and the magazine article, The Good Wife’s Guide, originally published in ‘Housekeeping Monthly’ in 1955, explore the gender roles of the stereotypical 1950’s housewife and how they should behave. These texts also investigate the idea that women are treated differently from men and some impacts that growing up in a sexist and single minded society can have on the youth of the community. Gender stereotyping someone is to discriminate them because of their gender, making the assumption that they obtain a certain characteristic or trait because of their gender. The Goods House Wife’s Guide is an eighteen point list that depicts how a wife in 1955 should act and all of the things she needs to