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. This behavior changed drastically as showrunners decided to create new rules that would give them more freedom; they realized that the general public loved TV shows like “Malcolm in the Middle”
The home they make together differs with their poverty and the world outside. Their love seems to be never ending, though Della worries about how her sacrifice will affect her husband because of how it affects her looks. 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, she does not feel how her mother and perceptions of society control her. Mrs Sheridan is Laura 's mother who understands the harsh laws of life that is why she sticks to the rules, so that from the side her family would look perfect. It means that she makes people think that they do not argue, they are happy and, most importantly, they are able to support each other and be united.
Noble women had no more rights than their peasant sisters who tended to livestock and planted vegetables on the farm. 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.
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
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. Celie becomes more independent, confident, and bold as she rejects the stereotypes she once relied on. As a result of dropping her old stereotypical tendencies, Celie is rewarded with an overwhelming surge of happiness and will to live.
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.
I feel this scene shows that women can endure pain and are strong.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. They showed that they were not made for the house, they were independent and capable.