Although there is almost no chance for her to ever see either of them again, she still tries to preseve the relationship. She is used by Commander for sex and companionship and had an affair with Nick (higher preganancy chance). Most of her actions are being forced “Which of us is it worse for, her or me?”(151) meant the sex between the narrator and commander is unbearable to the point of watching your husband having sex with another women right infront of you. Her only defiance done totally by herself is “I will use the butter later that night.” (113), everything else including escaping the Gilead, having an affair with Commander, having an affair with Nick and leaving the Commanders house are all stimulated by others. Offred represent those who does not stand against oppresion, being pushed around and used for sex.
Beside the jealousy, there is another factor that is also psychological and based on gender study. Gender relations are pretty antagonistic in Othello. Unmarried women are regarded as their fathers ' property and the play 's two marriages are marked by male jealousy and cruelty. It means both wives are murdered by their own husbands. Most male characters in Othello assume that all Venetian women are inherently promiscuous, which explains why female sexuality is a huge threat to men in the play.
Knowing she is breaking his trust, she still intends to keep intact John’s expectations of her as the obedient wife. “There comes John, and I must put this away, -- he hates to have me write a word” (Gilman 4). Later she implies that her husband hates to have her write a word. Perhaps John was not comfortable with his wife working because women are not meant to work. This then develops an outward profile of marriage that serves John’s logical perceptions of her as a wife and what she should be.
Gilman writes “ he is very careful and loving, and hardly lets me stir without special direction.” (Gilman 648),this statement shows the mindset of women during the 1800’s and how men were superior even in the eyes of a woman. During the late 1800’s the current social issue was women’s rights. Many women like Charlotte Gilman were women rights activists. Not all women were in support of women having the same rights, and very few men believed in women 's suffrage. J.B Sanford, California 's senator in 1911 opposed women’s suffrage.
Sanger was a feminist who believed women would never be equal to men until women were able to decide when they would become a mother. Because of her feminist views, she put a lot of blame on men in her essay for unwanted and failing pregnancies, arguing that women are enslaved by men's desires because the women are left on their own once they are pregnant and have a child. With pregnancy, Sanger argues that the women suffer more greatly than the men. Sanger says that, “In an ideal society, no doubt, birth control would become the concern of the man as well as the woman.” Throughout her entire essay she constantly portrays women as the victims, because their feminine spirits are “bondaged” by men’s desires. Her arguments are based more on her opinion, than absolute facts.
The abducted women, however, tried to stop the war and prevent bloodshed. These women were led by Hersilia, the wife of Romulus. This story shows how women link the families of ancient Rome. During this time period, women were given absolutely no political freedom or power. They could not attend, vote, or speak in any political meetings, nor could they hold any sort of office.
The speakers in the two poems; “To Coy His Mistress” and “My Last Duchess”, were flawed due to the ignorance of their view of women; given that all they believe is that women are on earth to please every man’s need, which is mainly sex. The similarities, and differences, between the two speakers of the two poems, show the real intentions of the speakers have towards the women in the two poems. The speakers in the poem had one belief about women, they are only meant to make men happy and feel good. The imagery used in “To Coy His Mistress” helps create a better mental picture of what the speaker wanted from the woman. The speaker persistently tries to persuade the woman in the poem to have a sexual moment with him because his feels that since
Their relationships were controlled, and they had to have a chaperone with them at all times during the date. Women were also unable to vote and there were very few paid jobs, as they were expected to be housewives and those who did have a job were extremely low paid ones like cleaning ladies, dress makers and secretaries. However, during the First World War, women were taken into war industries which
Although gender inequality is still an issue today, women have gained so many rights throughout the years. Since the Renaissance, a time period between 1300-1500 AD, women have made a lot of major achievements regarding education, jobs they can get, marriage rights and so much more. A women in the Renaissance lived to please her husband. Every decision she needed to make was influenced by the men in her life, whether that was her husband, father, brother, or uncle. She couldn't choose who she wanted to marry, and wasn't
First of all, female need to undertake many duties, not only the work, but also cooking, taking care with children and so on. I believe many of your guys sitting here are females. Don’t you feel you are treated unequal by others? Many people think that those things are women’s duty, but not men’s. Even some people said that men have the work stress and they just need to make money for their family.