Men still dominate work fields such as engineering, computer science, and physical science. Although women have went from 20 to 60 percent work force population, jobs are relatively gender base. Women still have mostly “pink-collar jobs” with male overhead. While America has come a long way from the past, things like gender inequality, job stratification, and unequal pay make America a patriarchal society. Some advancements show signs of America turning into an egalitarian society i.e.)
Rupa’s husband makes an effort to cheer up Nisha: “Suresh’s family should have met your family” (Kapur 201). He advocates a traditional approach to which Nisha snaps back: “Uncle, this is the modern age. …what harm is there if first we got to know each other? How can I tell him to send his family, if I don’t know him first?” (Kapur201). Nisha gets a big upset when Suresh be disloyal to her and transforms his position.
His first confession is of deserting his sisters in Shahbagh because he “pictured his youth ebbing away” and left to “help provide for his sisters…but also to escape.” (Mountains Echoed 75) Nabi tells how he used to drive the Wahdati being his chauffeur. One day he was amazed to see a beautiful young girl Nila who soon got married with Suleiman Wahdati. Unfortunately Nila couldn’t give birth to any child so Suleiman took his services to get Pari. Nabi tells that Suleiman and Nila were quiet with each other and rarely spent time together. Nabi would enjoy the company of Nila and often took her for a long drive.
Is the world giving more attention to men? Have men been giving more prioritize than women? These questions remain unanswered while society keeps secretly supporting men. The inequalities between men and women have been happening in all kind of field especially in work place, which has becoming a tremendous concerned in the society. It is one of an issue that requires more attention than any others.
The Role of Women in Society In this essay, I will discuss the many roles women had throughout society in The Ramayana, Sundiata and Macbeth. Based on the assigned readings, women were described as manipulative and cut-throat individuals that were willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. With a goal in mind, they were able to exploit others into doing things their way and have favor in their eyes. The women would use their charm for good and evil, for whatever reason behind their calculated motives their actions had a tremendous impact on the outcome of the story. The Ramayana, is your basic love story “boy loves girl, girl loves boy”.
She was the chief queen but never enjoyed the pleasures of a queen. She was deceived by her husband and was always looked down in comparison with Kaikeyi. She was a queen who never believed in pomp and grandeur. She was extremely dutiful and submissive yet her married life was an extremely unhappy one. The birth of Rama though bought her happiness but that was short lived as Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata during the same time.
They are dealing with unending struggle to enact an equal position to men in the society. Manju Kapur’s heroine, Nisha is forced towards domesticity and so-called family rituals under patriarchal notions. She is caught in dichotomy between her personal wants and institutional liabilities. However, Nisha defies the oppressive mechanism of a closed society and asserts her individuality. She nurtures her desire to lead life of her own.
Whichever wive the man and his family chooses he gets. Women are told that they should feel lucky if a man chooses to marry them. We see an example of an arranged marriage in the film when we are introduced to Darshini, who is the first daughter in law and Sita who is the second daughter in law to Dadi. Darshini and Sita had arranged marriages with Dadi 's two sons. The process of Darshini and Sita being arranged into marriage is that both of the women were forced to leave their homes and start their new lives in Dadi’s home.
So she abides condition to her groom that she would have freedom to run her business even after their marriage. As a business woman, Nisha works spontaneously for last two years. It brings to her sense of achievement in life helping her to create her own identity, her own voice; and her own place in the society and in the home. This success leads her to get marry and fulfill her quest for home that may be parental or of one’s own, the key factor of the novel. The importance of Nisha’s marriage lies in the fulfillment of the family of Arvind, who is marrying for the second time after an accidental death of his first wife.
Devi, after her post-tertiary education, from America comes home to Madras with the memory of her black American lover, Dan. In the novel, mainly discuss three female characters Devi the protagonist of the novel, Sita, Devi’s mother and Mayamma, a housekeeper. This mythological story is relevant to the story of Sita, Devi’s mother. When Devi was a, child, she saw a photograph of her mother Sita, with a veena , a musical instrument, that she never saw before and when she tried to learn the facts, her grandmother narrated this story. The story goes like this: Sita brought along with her veena, when she came to the house of her in-law and she loved to play with it at her rest hours.