Since the beginning of time, the world has been living in a male dominated society. Women have always been viewed as less than a man. What are the qualities of a good woman and what are they worthy of? This question can be asked, but the answers from different gender perspectives will vary. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, social inequality and gender inequality are two very important topics that can be depicted.
During their marriage, she struggles to keep pieces of herself alive, the pieces of herself Nathan repressed. Orleanna even admitted that she “encountered her own spirit less and less” (200). Nathan has chipped away at her essence and she accepts that because she won’t leave him or challenge him. When she got the chance to be alone, usually when he went away on revival, once or twice Orleanna found herself “putting on red lipstick to do the housework” (200). She can’t wear red lipstick in front of Nathan because he would find it immodest and would punish her.
She feels like she had a part to play in with the affair. As a result of Elizabeth saying that, John doesn't take it. He gets upset with her and says that she is was never in the wrong, but he was. Elizabeth towards the end of Act IV constantly reinsured him that whatever decisions he makes, she knows that a good man is behind
The narrator is certain she is really sick, and not just nervously depressed as diagnosed by her husband, but she is confined by her role as a wife and woman, and cannot convince her relatives and friends that something is actually wrong with her. In the story the narrator says, “”If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the
Though Jane seemed mostly healthy, her illness takes hold and she ends up believing she had emerged from the wallpaper. John knows Jane has an illness worse than depression and takes every precaution so that when she snaps, his name does not go down with her sanity. Jane struggles severely with her illness and does not really trust her husband when he diagnosed her with a nervous depression. It feels as if John is too persistent of the fact. It feels like John is covering a more ravenous illness that will change her more than depression ever could.
His intentions are not to harm his wife, but only pushes her closer to losing her sanity. He oppresses her by belittling her feelings and her sickness. He only tells her she is going to be ok and she is not truly sick. John disregards Jane’s feelings and keeps her trapped in a house with no activity.
She knew that even though she had a different opinion, it would not have as much as an impact as her husbands. John had caused Jane to become imprisoned all alone in the room upstairs. She became trapped by her own thoughts, and her physician husband’s solution only worsened her
So she abandons her wifely and motherly duties to pursue this relationship by moving out and refusing to raise her children. She then continued to pursue Robert but did not want to marry him because she doesn’t want him to own her. Her headstrong ways continue throughout the novel but she realizes she cant handle the isolation and ends up killing herself. Leonce starts the novel as a man content with his marriage, family, and reputation. But as his wife’s action change, he is forced to change his focus from going to work and hanging around to fixing his wife’s actions.
Perhaps, he should regret that they broke up because she has helped “walk you [him] through the dark side of the morning”. Michaels sings that “Cause I got issues, but you got ‘em too, … Cause we got the kind of love it takes to solve ‘em”, she depicts how their love has the power to overcome the issues in their relationship. Both of these songs are expressing a complicated relationship in which one of them has already ended the relationship, on the other hand, the other relationship is struggling yet enthusiastic about vanquishing their unresolved issues. Because both of these songs have a similar message, relatively, the new song will be just as familiar as the old
The protagonist is pressured yet again by society to be thankful for her controlling husband. Finally, at the very end of the story. John finds what his wife has done with the wallpaper, symbolically freeing her from the prison she was trapped in, the gender roles seems to switch. He faints due to shock at the torn wallpaper
He forces his wife, the narrator, to confront new problems and fix them in more of a restricting way using self imagination and creativity. Although John tries to bypass and escape his problems, this is not the case for his wife who chooses to solve her personal obstacles differently. The narrator is very self aware of her problems in life and despite what her doctor and husband suggest, she tackles them head on by confronting her feelings and issues in her journal. For example, when the narrator says, “I did write for a while in spite of them,” (648). She shows that she knows that hey forbid her from writing, but it is the only way that she knows she will get better.
When Janie first complains of her marriage to Logan, Nanny says, “Heah you got uh prop tuh lean on all yo’ bawn days, and big protection, and everybody got tuh tip dey hat tuh you and call you Mis’ Killics,” (23). Nanny tries to convince Janie that she should be satisfied with her status of having been able to marry a respectful man. However, Janie feels that love is necessary for her marriage, and that she will be extremely unhappy if she cannot love. For Janie, the status does not matter for any relationship; rich or poor, as it is pointless without love for one another. Her firm determination to find love leads her to marry Joe, who claims he will never make her work or suffer hardship.
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has several women with strong characteristics. Such as Myrtle, Daisy, Jordan, Catherine, and Mrs. McKee, But the leading women were Myrtle, Daisy, and Jordan. Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan have a great deal of differences and similarities. The two ways they are different is how they interact with men and how they are looked upon by men.
The drawback of “[s]witching topics is another habit that gives women the impression men aren’t listening” (264). Finally, men as listeners do not make noises is another habit that women believe men are not listening. Linguist Lynette Hirschman found that women make more listener-noise, such as “mhm,” “uhuh,” and “year,” to show “I’m with you (qtd. in Tannen 265). Women expect listeners to express opinions or agreement or give comfort. On the other hand, men keep silent because they do not tend to argue with women in the
Also, the main character expresses selfishness even though she love him she is thinking about her being free and she does not have a problem with her husband it might just be with the institution of marriage where she feels like she is incarcerated. Whereas, in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is also imprisoned but this case more literal than the other, it shows a controlling male figure that controls his wives every move and even right to go outside even when she is supposed to be on “vacation” but she was not allowed to do much and had to keep her writing a secret. “ And I am alone a good deal just now... I lie here on this great immovable bed-it is nailed down.” (81).