Feminism relates and teaches us about the topic of our course, interpersonal communication in many ways. Feminist thought has become an important influence across many traditions of the communication theory. Feminism and women who are mothers or women in general, offers for studying and thinking about the topic of interpersonal relationships and how communication
One subject they tend to talk about often is motherhood. Larsen continues her use of character foiling through the contrasting of Irene’s and Clare’s feelings about motherhood to emphasize how their contrasting situations influence their feelings. Clare does not enjoy being a mother. She believes that it is too much pressure, especially because she doesn’t want her daughter’s skin to reveal that she has a black parent. She says, “I nearly died of terror the whole nine months before Margery was born for fear she might be dark.
She screams “It isn’t fair. It isn’t right.” (162) as the townspeople are beginning to stone her. The fact that she is actually the scapegoat of the story is perhaps the strongest points of irony in the story. “The Story of The Hour” by Kate Chopin is another irony filled story.
Women were wrongfully blamed for things that went wrong in their relationships. By showing unhappiness in their relationships, they would suggest that something was wrong with them because they couldn’t maintain a successful marriage. This shows the dominance of men in relationships and that women were subservient to them; men could do horrible things in marriage and still get away blameless as their wife would be the one deemed responsible for the problems in the marriage. A similar situation is explained in The Book of the City of Ladies, when de Pizan rhetorically asks “how many women are there, and you yourself know this, who because of
She is just like Crooks, Crooks is lonely because of his race, well Curley’s wife is lonely because she is a woman. As a woman she wants someone to talk to like Crooks said, “a guy talkin’ to another guy and it don’t make no difference if he don’t hear or understand…”(Steinbeck 71). Curley’s wife is just a victim of the world she lives in, but men view her as a danger to it, which prompts her to be a danger to them. She is only that way because she is outraged that she cannot talk to men, without them thinking that she is hitting on them. Due to misogynists, women during the Great Depression also felt this
Glynnis is no longer seen in the image of a victimized house wife; she is now the antagonist, “Glynnis is angry” ( American Appetites 51). All the anger and hatred that Glynnis directed at Ian came from Glynnis’s self hatred. Glynnis had an affair with Ian’s best friend. Even though Glynnis knows she was in the wrong, she refuses to accept it. She must take her blame and put it upon the shoulders of her husband.
Armand and Desiree’s relationship symbolizes how people perceive victims of gender discrimination. Desiree fears Armand so greatly that the slightest bit of his discomfort makes her physically shake. “When [Armand] [frowns] [Desiree] [trembles]” (Chopin 2). Desiree is afraid of Armand because she knows he has the power to ruin her. Armand has the ability to devastate Desiree and her child, which gives her the impression of vulnerability.
In “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” Bennetts tells of all her stories of how poorly women are treated, feeling like society should treat them the same as men. She explains “Mother’s Day would be an even happier occasion if it didn’t leave so many women feeling that their most important concerns had been kissed off by a greeting card” (44). In “The Myth Of Co-Parenting,” Edelman states “It began to make me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership started to rest entirely on me” (53). Edelman is expressing her anger that her husband started to not care anymore, while Bennetts is angry that people push mother’s troubles aside with a piece of paper. Edelman also shows in her article that she is angry by telling that she took her husband's credit card on day for revenge.
Chopin uses time period to her advantage and employs a constraining mentality as a means of shaping Edna’s conflict throughout the story. This is well displayed as Chopin writes that, “...her [Edna’s] new and unexpected line of conduct completely bewildered him. It shocked him. Then her absolute disregard for her duties as a wife angered him” (61-62). As Edna begins to disregard society’s expectations of her as a wife, her husband describes his opinion which is primarily formed by the social expectations of women.
Introduction: This paper will discuss about the role of woman in the society, what problems are facing by the women, the status of woman in Islam, woman education, benefits of the woman education these are the which are going to be discussed in the depth. Topic related to woman can easily be discussed in the length because there are many countries in the world which are facing problems related to woman. However, it also shed some light on the topic of woman and rural development. The objectives and responsibilities also will be covered, as well as the ethical obligations.
Chopin wants the reader to realize that in her time, women were stereotyped in a male dominated society. After hearing about her husband’s passing, Mrs. Mallard began to have a sense of peacefulness coming from the outside world. This doesn’t mean that she was happy about the death of her husband, but she felt a newfound independence. Stereotypically, married women were considered to be housewives during the early 1900s. Women were told by their husbands what to do because in those times it was believed that men had higher authority than women.
Kate Chopin, the author of “The Story of an Hour,” was inspired to write her stories based from what had happened to her in her life. All the man in her life died, which affected her deeply and writing was the thing that helped her keep going. Susan Glaspell on the other hand, was the author of “A Jury of Her Peers,” who at the time rebelled against society’s expectations. Both women a the time were trying to address the issue that women were being thought as inferiors by man and were also mistreated. In the two stories there was irony, women were being viewed as inferior by the man, and the role of a women was the same in both stories.
Kate Chopin’s Story of Irony In the Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin irony is exemplified in a few ways, such as the care her friends put into telling her the news of her husband’s death, Josephine worried about Mrs. Mallard while locked away in her room, and the “heart attack” Mrs. Mallard suffered. Her friends put care into telling her of her husband’s death because they thought the news would be devastating to her which at first it was but after some time to think she was glad he was gone. Secondly, Josephine was worried about her mother being locked away in her room by herself after hearing the news, but what Josephine did not know was that Mrs. Mallard was “drinking from the very elixir of life.” Lastly, the heart attack she suffered after seeing her husband alive and well wasn’t actually because of the joy of his return rather because the revelation and moment of life she just experienced was
Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" demonstrates how an unhappy wife rejoices internally over a forbidden independence. Chopin uses a variety of symbols and imagery throughout the story to explain Mrs. Mallard's emotional and physical state. The continuous theme of oppression represents the thoughts of a young woman yearning for an escape from a society where her true thoughts are not acceptable. As a feminist writer, she aims to give women the strength to reject what society constructs as behaving like a lady but, see herself as an individual worth significance.