In today’s society, humans look down on each other for their wrongdoings. These wrongs include adultery and acting as a coward. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne depicts society’s oppressive actions toward Hester Prynne because she committed adultery; as well as Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale’s internal struggle against his own cowardliness. Hester is shunned and looked down upon because of her sin, just as women in today’s society are for committing the same act. Dimmesdale is petrified of speaking up and owning his wrongdoings; Dimmesdale sees himself as a coward, just as men in the same predicament feel.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy depicts the inner lives and hardships women in a patriarchal society face. Roy provides a reflection of the social injustice in India in the form of abusive and tyrannical males who abuse women - both physically and psychologically. The novel is a vehicle for the author to express her disillusionment with the postcolonial social conditions. This response will critically analyse the lives of the female characters in Roy’s novel, specifically Mammachi and Ammu and explore the ways they have been marginalised. Mammachi, the mother of Ammu and Chacko is representative of the older generation of women in the novel and is a victim of oppression and discrimination at the hands of her husband, Pappachi.
In a male dominated society, women are forced to conform to the moulds that have been prescribed for them. When they do not fit into the categories that have been defined for them, they face ultimate rejection and suffer the consequences of non-conformity. This male dictated view of women is evident in the writings of 19th Century women writers who unconsciously view society through the perspectives that have been imprinted in their minds by society. A case in point is Kate Chopin through her work, Desiree’s Baby which chronicles the tale of an abandoned baby that is raised by a wealthy couple, the Valmonde’s. They were childless and raised her lovingly as their own.
After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov is married, but he does not like being married. Anna, on the other hand, is married, but her husband is absent. After Anna arrives in Yalta, she quickly becomes friend with Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov and then later became lovers (Chekhov, 2406). Anna considers herself as a broken woman, and she fears that Gurov would never
The novella seeks to demonstrate the way of which life was like for the characters of all different statuses and backgrounds. Through Curley’s wife’s character, we are able to see how life was like for a women during that time period and how sexism impacted and influenced their lives. Curley’s wife developed a form of loneliness through the way in which her life was shaped. In order to demonstrate Curley’s wife as a powerless, lonely, and sexualized object, Steinbeck builds social injustice through the role of women being expect from the American Dream solely based on their sex and the identifications from society that followed. Curley’s wife is a major target in the dehumanization of women during the course of the text.
In this moment, there are marriages being torn apart for the wrong reasons. Not only men are coming off as lethargic and heartless to the relationship, but also women appear needy and unsatisfied. These stereotypical characteristics of the opposite gender demonstrate that men and women do not really know each other. Even though Schlessinger, in “The Improper Care and Feeding of Husbands”, argues women 's qualities of being self-centered cause, destructive influences as the reason there are downfalls in relationships, Tannen proclaims, in “Sex, Lies, and Conversation”, that these downfalls in relationships are lack of communication between both sexes which derive from the couple’s inability to perceive their distinctive viewpoints. In Dr. Laura Schlessinger selection, she diagnosed wives who are unhappy in their marriage as selfish after questioning them.
In fact, it gets every character further away from happiness. ‘The combination of restlessness and resentment puts them on the path to the tragedy at the end of the book.” (Wulick 113). Gatsby tries to use his money and get Daisy and that fails. He ended up dying because of an affair that Tom was having. Daisy is unhappy in her marriage to Tom because he is not committed to her.
Romeo and Juliet’s love was doomed from the beginning, because of the enmity between their families, this contributed to their death. This was seen as an act of rebellion, and they obviously blamed it on Romeo’s presence in Juliet’s life. In Act Three, Scene five, Juliet’s father Capulet speaks enormous hatred he has for Romeo, by calling him an opportunistic man, who has led his daughter astray
In the story, the protagonist Louise Mallard suffers from a heart problem which to an extent shows how much she is oppressed in her marriage. Unlike Desiree, her heart is not in the marriage. She takes marriage as a confinement and a battle of will between husband and wife. She is not satisfied with the limitations that are imposed upon her being a wife. She thinks that the end of the obligations of marriage will free her and she can follow her own desires.