This was not true, but Mayella was outraged. She couldn’t comprehend that a black man wouldn’t want to kiss a white woman. So when Tom couldn’t respond the way desired, she took it out on him. She completely ignored his will for her own sake, making her villainous. Also, the jurors are villains because they hand over the case to Mayella because she is white and Tom is black.
The Justification of the Townswomen There are certain types of people, that everyone eventually meets, that tends to make matters worse. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, all of the townswomen that occupy Boston, Massachusetts, may believe that women should stick together, but, obviously, show differently. They constantly pester Hester and Pearl by forgetting their human nature and letting go of their morals. Little do they realize, the bullying they instigate, is just as bad as the adultery that Hester had committed. As if public humiliation, and being a single mother, is not already enough, she has fellow women antagonizing her in multiple different ways.
Wollstonecraft, in order to convince her readers for change, gather up what women lack and blames it all back to their lack of education, thus proving her point more. She does not only attack men who she believes is wrong, but she also mocks these privileged women who are gullible and too caught up with only themselves, fashion, and criticizing other females. She writes, “and these young ladies, with minds vulgar in every sense of the word, and spoiled tempers, entered life puffed up with notions of their own consequence, and looking down with contempt on
Feminism: The Real Problem in The Great Gatsby Margaret Atwood stated, “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” Men think they are superior, if women laugh at them it angers them, but women don’t worry about getting laughed at, they are more worried about doing something wrong and having a man kill them. Feminism in The Great Gatsby is the literary criticism that seems most prominent. Feminism is seen throughout this novel not only through the women who are main characters but some of the less important characters as well. This reoccurring theme is shown through the character Daisy plays, Tom beating Myrtle, and Jordan’s description.
Pecola envies the white race because they are treated well while she is treated badly. For example, she gets bully by a group of boys and calls her “Black e mo”(Morrison 65)She gets bully just because the other people thinks that the Blacks are inferior and can be bullied. In reality, she gets bully just because no one stands up for her. Most importantly, her teachers don't stand for her because she is black and her family is torn so no one can care for her. The idea of double-consciousness that W.E.B.
When reading “Taming of the Shrew” by Shakespeare and watching “10 Things I hate About You” directed by Gil Junger, the stereotypes and gender role of Katherine (Kat) and the sisterly relationship between Katherine (Kat) and Bianca come across. “10 Things I Hate About You” is an effective adaptation for “Taming of the Shrew” because they both illustrate the theme of women challenging their stereotypical roles in society. Women are supposed to be quiet and not have any opinion or say in the society they are in. In “Taming of the Shrew” and “10 Things I hate About You”, it is difficult for Katherine (Kat) to have a say due to the men in their society. In the film, Kat has opinions on things, but is not allowed to express them because the men just don’t care or they find it funny since women are supposed to keep their mouths shut.
One of the things I have learned in this class is to avoid broad generalizations when making your case; something this article does not do. The author is quick to paint all women with one brush. When talking about the demise of feminism, the author states “Now that women allegedly have the same sexual freedom as men, they actually prefer to be sex objects because it’s liberating”. This may be true for some women, but it certainly is not the case for all women. Based on what I have seen and heard of from the women in my life, I would say the women who prefer to be sex objects now are in the minority.
The character of James McDermott in Alias Grace, makes him another member of this patriarchal society who believes that women need to conform certain gender roles and it should not be the other way around. McDermott is a misogynist towards women and an extremist in this patriarchal society as he expresses a lot of hatred towards women, as he thinks women should not exist in society. He shows this after he decides to quit working for Mr. Kinnear as he hates being ordered around by Nancy. “Nancy had given him his notice, and he was to leave at the end of the month. He said he was just as glad, as he did not like being ordered about by a women, and had never been thus while in the army or on the boats…And he did not care to stay any longer with
They come in all shapes and sizes, ethnicities and backgrounds, religions and sexualities. Evershed realizes this, and uses her personal struggles and the ongoing struggles of women everywhere to get a message across: women are beautiful, powerful, and strong. This is why there have been many women to join together and promote feminism; to stand proud
In this story everything is the exact opposite which makes this story so appealing. This story has a lot of conflict, these girls think that they really know racism and believe that they cannot be friends with the other young white females that are also at camp with them. Snot is a little girl who has a lot of things to say but instead of speaking up she purposely just follows along with the crowd. The African American girls resolve to beat up the white girls when they think they over heard them calling them “niggers”. (Packer.par20) "Brownies" is a story about racism as it is experienced by young girls, but it has a twist.
Both the article Oppression by Marilyn Frye and the article Feminism is for everybody that includes men by Katherine Fritz both talk about the way women are demoralized by society on what society assumes about the person not what they know about the individual. That just because a woman dresses sexy does not mean she is sexually easy or deserves to be called derogatory names or harassed or worse raped. There should also not be one set of rules for men and another set for women. If a man has multiple sexual partners, he is labeled a stud and if a woman has the same number of sexual partners, she is labeled a whore or slut. Society attaches labels to us since birth, which is where female oppression starts.
“There’s nothing remarkable in their making a man foolish, in women winning men To sin, for Adam our father was deceived just so, and Solomon, and also Samson, Delilah was his death and later David Endured misery for Batheba’s beauty. Women ruined them: how wonderful if men could love them well, but never believe them!” (130). Ever since Adam & Eve days, females have been seen as femme fatale. As “An alluring and seductive woman, especially one who leads men into compromising and dangerous situations.”- (dictionary). Sir Gawain expresses his thoughts and advices his audience that it is ok to love woman but never believe their stories nor fall for for their seduction otherwise a permanent scar will be carried upon sinners.