Janie, at first, doubts Tea Cake loves her because of her age and then, on account of her fortune, fears he may have married her only to run off with her money. However, Tea Cake proves through and through that he loves Janie for Janie and treats her with love accordingly. Though Janie and Tea Cake’s marriage is not perfect, (such as when he beats her to show Mrs. Turner and her brother that he is in possession of Janie) she has found the “bee for her bloom” in Tea Cake. Willingly, unlike with Killicks who would have forced her, Janie works with her husband in the fields when she and Tea Cake make a home in the Everglades (184–185). When jealousies arise through the flirtation of Nunkie, a girl who takes a liking to Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake fight but talk through and express their feelings over the flirtation to one another until each gives in and they become united once more (188–191).
She simply meanders through life selfishly, giving nothing of herself, and living as though she had not been there. She is Montag’s wife, living with him, and with the best chance to influence him, yet Montag realizes, “I don’t miss her. . .if she dies. .
So gradually, she pressed her teeth together and learned to hush. The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor. It was there to shake hands whenever company came to visit, but it never went back inside the bedroom again” (183). In their patriarchal society it was normal for a wife to feel oppressed and to crave freedom, and independence from her husband; when Joe Starks died Janie finally felt free from his oppression. This
I hate you, I’ve always hated you!”(Esquivel pg.199). Tita tells us that she is perfectly able to be or do anything she wants. She also gave Mama Elena a piece of her mind and tells her that she hated her, yet again standing up to her superior. Another example of Tita showing us that she is a feminist is when she is rebellious. Rosaura marries Pedro even though Tita is in love with him Even though Tita could never marry Pedro, she resents Rosaura for marrying him.
John Updike’s “A&P” demonstrates through several methods the struggle that unwritten principle can place on women in their search for individuality and personal freedom from oppression. Sammy’s thoughts demonstrate this very concept, as well as Queenie’s actions as an independent woman, and the unfair and morally unjust establishment of a woman’s place by the oppressive male characters. With these ideas, Queenie is clearly represented as an innocent feminist who is ultimately shunned by her male oppressors. Sammy, the typical male totalitarian, is very much condescending towards the story’s female characters, automatically assuming ignorance on the part of them. His lack of understanding towards women exhibits itself on the very first page,
Snow White and Cinderella reinforce the idea that women should cook, clean and become a domestic servant for the man they love. When women who are looking for a distraction view this film, it is subtly showing them that in order to live their perfect, happy life they must work for it. That they are only worthy of love once they have served their “prince charming”, as that is what their fantasy is showing them. This representation is extremely harmful to women. They may view these movies and see that they are not these things, that they do not currently cook and clean for their lovers and they may wish to maintain a full time job instead.
Phoeby confirms to Janie that she is being gossiped about even though Janie tells her that it doesn’t really matter what other people think about her. Phoeby worries that “Tea Cake” took her money and found a younger girl. Janie rebukes this. However, she does tell Phoeby that “Tea Cake” is gone. “Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done, and undone," and soon afterwards she notices a bee pollinating a flower and believes that this is representative of love.
Reflection Chapters 13-18 This was quite the eventful section! At the beginning, it was obvious that Janie was trying to keep her guard up and listen to her friend in regards to her money when marrying Tea Cake. Nonetheless, he still found it and spent almost all of it. At this point, I thought for sure everyone was right about Tea Cake. After he gambled and won back the money, I found it slightly charming that he assured her they were going to live off of his money alone.
Sofia demonstrates a more masculine gender construction; regardless of being a woman she cannot be controlled, ‘He say, I tell her one thing, she do another. Never do what I say. Always backtalk.’. Harpo wants to be able to control his wife however through her ‘backtalk’ and violence towards him, ‘She reach down and grab a piece of stove wood and whack him cross the eyes.’, he cannot and is therefore seen as weak and insecure about his masculinity as a result of his father’s watchful eye. Her violence is the main basis in which she is considered more masculine, as she is overthrowing male authority and the dominance males have over females in
In Othello, Desdemona has noticed a change of how Othello feels towards her. Othello has been so controlled by Iago that he considers “a man of honesty and trust” (I.iii.284), which lead him to doubt Desdemona’s faithfulness. Desdemona even wonders if a woman “would do such a deed for all the world” (IV.iii.65). Desdemona felt that all women in her society would never confront their husbands due to fear that was installed in them. Emalia explains to Desdemona that there are certainly women who would be unfaithful to their husbands.
It 's wherever Ah need yuh" (31), and when Joe remarks, "Somebody got to think for women... they sho don 't think none theirselves" (71). To both Logan and Joe, Janie should be nothing but an obedient piece of arm candy for them to order around when needed. They never let her make decisions for herself, because they feel that, since she is a woman, they have control over her. However, when Janie is with Tea Cake, she willingly works in the muck with the other men, finally disproving the believed stereotype that women are weak and gaining confidence for herself.