The chorus says, “You are right Medea” (L 266). She voices women’s loss of power over their bodies and economies. And how they became trapped in the their own household. Medea explains, “With an excess of wealth it is required/ For us to buy a husband” and notes to not take a “master” is worse (L 232-234). Here she passionately speaks out against the injustices she faces as a women.
Here we can see women being subjugated under men, forced to obey their husbands. Many husbands were abusive to their womenfolk, which can be seen in Oliver Twist, where Nancy was killed because she had left her house and didn’t obey her husband. The fact that it was not a big deal killing her, highlights the prejudice towards women in the time period, that she must have sinned so it is okay. The reason men felt this power
Societies do not accept the idea of women being successful in their life and feel that women are a threat. In consequence we can see clearly how Erin Brockovich addresses many ideas as reversal of gender roles, sexual objectification, and inequality. Erin is mistreated and misjudged throughout the movie by men, and by her society for falling into a certain category, which is being a divorced woman. She is thus given a certain role, and is looked down upon by people, because to them she has failed the most important task in a woman’s life, which is to get married and stay married. It is thus a movie about self-awareness, and female
He also had to deal with his father’s death and with his mother’s marriage to the man who poisoned his father (Claudius, his uncle). A person’s state of mind cannot be clear, when everything and everyone seems to be against. Hamlet’s heart and soul were full of hate and sadness. All that he could think of was revenge. He regarded women as weak human beings, who could easily fall in temptation, as a result of his mother’s betrayal.
Mammachi, the mother of Ammu and Chacko is representative of the older generation of women in the novel and is a victim of oppression and discrimination at the hands of her husband, Pappachi. She was physically abused as she was beaten either with a brass vase or an ivory handled riding crop and psychologically traumatised by her husband. Mammachi however, kept mum and as a post-colonial Indian woman she succumbs to the lures of pre-colonial caste rules thus, she becomes an instrument of patriarchal domination despite being a victim herself. Moreover, it is evident that the men in the novel, particularly Pappachi, suffer from an inferiority complex. Pappachi expresses jealousy when he refuses to help her when she started a pickle making business even though
After the death of her husband her life becomes tough. She is a poor girl and for performing the funeral rites of her husband she has to take loan and that loan ruins her life. Her desperate and pathetic condition is very clearly shown in the story. Bhaagan has taken loan from Bajia, who is a corrupt man and always put heavy taxes on her loan. Bhaagan is a poor lady and never manage to pay the loan back as she is always paying the tax of her loan as well as the loan of her husband which she has taken from Bajia to perform the funeral rites of his
Kambili sympathize with her mother, and at the same time she hates her mother because, the “mother’s constriction of her possibilities of self-definition and autonomy, her subsumption under the name of the husband, and her giving up her identity as a woman” (Grosz 181). As a result, she has unpleasant for her children. Kambili and Jaja do not do something wrong in the complicity of silence in their father’s violence, and he ends his period by drinking poisonous tea. The same measure of violence also reflects in Nigeria and this period of time leads to the Head of State’s violent death by poisoning too. For the university, the strong and vocal people who have questioned against the corruption they have pushed out and the weak people are may continue their works there.
This affects George’s behaviour extremely because when he finds out he becomes mentally ill. He realizes that he is married to someone who has no respect for him because he cannot provide for her. Myrtle even mentions to her sister that she regrets marrying George. She says, “‘ I married him because I thought he was a gentleman,’she said finally. ‘ I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe’” (39).
Where There’s a Will presents two kinds of images of the women, women who suffer throughout their lives. Sonal Mehta has been victimized and exploited by the patriarchal social system. She is a silent sufferer and there are women who contend with patriarchal unjust authority for their right and equities. Kiran Jhaveri and Preeti are bold, assertive shrewd money minded and at times, defiant. They don’t let patriarchal authority rule over their lives.
Their life is a continuous drudgery. They both receive very bad treatment at the hands of their husbands. Nayana has an apathetic attitude to life. She wants a son not because she expects any help from him in her old age, but because she does not want her child, her daughter, to suffer at some drunkard’s hands as she herself has suffered. Nayana says to Jaya, “Why give birth to a girl, behnji, who’ll only suffer because of men all her life?