Indeed, it was only the high rank women who were allowed to be educated*. What equated women’s book-learning in the Middle Ages with black magic and disgrace, now, became a privilege not every woman can acquire. In addition, the Reform movement called for “a revision of religious positions on marriage.”(mohja) This “revision” led to the decline of misogamy. The rejection of misogamy and the confirmation of the importance of the marital statues strengthened the position of woman in the family. An extremely
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
Like all the other eras in English history, the Elizabethan had many notable similarities and contrasts with the present day. One significant remark of the Elizabethan era and our time is the role of women. During that era, women were obliged to sit still and look pretty. Women did not go to school and were educated only by their mothers. They were taught how to be a good wife and mother.
Because of her being part of one of the highest upper social classes, she was expected to have a nurse that takes care of the housework; but that did not mean that she had to stop acting as a mother with them. For example, “Nora takes off the children’s things and throws them about (…)” . This is not a decent mother’s anticipated behavior, which would have instead been to accommodate the coats in a proper manner for Anny, the maid, to put them in the right place. The standards of society represent women as housekeepers which have to complete the role of taking care of their children . As Nora does not satisfy any of these roles, we can conclude that she is rebelling against these expectations of society, because she is not taking care of her three children as she ought to.
During the Victorian Era, women had a staggeringly small amount of power compared to their male counterparts - they were expected to be meek, submissive housewives. In Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations, Mrs. Joe attempts to resist this role as much as she possibly can by using the extremes of her limited power, but without lowering her social standing. This behavior is intended to show audiences the true extent of the power struggle middle and lower class women felt during the Victorian Era.
Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre provided Victorian England with a new kind of woman who represented a shift in the common view of what Mary Wollstonecraft asserted was a limited education for women. Their education kept them childlike and superficial, with most of their attention going toward appearance and with being satisfied mostly with matters of the home. The social pressures prevented women from becoming more interesting through reason and substance which were confined to the masculine sphere. Jane Eyre and Blanche Ingram, with their distinct backgrounds and because of different events both ladies have gone through, separately, can determine how different these two ladies are. Jane Eyre’s social class throughout her life was very ambiguous, never really fitting into one category, often in between levels of the social spectrum.
Culture is one the most important factors that represents where a person comes from.In eveyday Use by Alice Walker this story characteres not only the symblolism of cultere and heritage,but also separetes the differnce betwwen what culture relly means and what it may portrayed as.Throughout the story it tells the tail of a Aferican americcan family living in a small house and not being sincaily scaured.Dee is well educated woman who finds it hard to understand her familys culture becuse shes embarread of her momther and sister maggie.Dee’s mother and sister have a low education and dont understanf and appreciare their familys background. People can have different point of views on situtions and in the story Everybody Use by Alice Walker this
In both Lucy’s life as Russell 's women seemed to play a huge in role their family and society. Lucy in high school argues strongly for women 's suffrage declaring it a moral right. Also Lucy thinks that in addition to women being successful that they are also responsible for successful men. The best thing that a woman can end up doing is becoming a nurse but Lucy believes that they should be a matriarch who leads men in the right direction. This book shows that everyone has struggles in their lives but you had to learn from your mistakes and overcome what you have faced
Introduction Women in the Middle ages were treated as the second class members within their social class. They were taught to be obedient to their husbands and were expected to run the household and raise children. Their role in the society, however, was much more complex, while some medieval women achieved a high level of equality with men. In the Middle Ages women had a secondary role, coming second after men. Women’s life was divided between family, marriage and religion.
Men were given privilege in society and were seen as the ideal figure. Woman rights and involvement in education and key aspects in society was very limited. As previous stated laws of society and common law were restricted to woman and added more to the dominance of men. This was especially seen in the legality of woman. It was necessary for woman to be followed by men at all costs and have a male guard.