She became a huge role model for women all across the globe, as well as inspiring pilots as well. Amelia Earhart was not only one of the bravest women in history; she was one of the bravest people in history. Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas into a family that struggled financially. Her father’s name was Edwin Earhart, who is a lawyer and her mothers name was Amy Otis Earhart who is a stay at home mother. Her and her younger sister spent most of their childhood with their very traditional grandparents because their parents couldn’t support them and eventually wound up getting divorced in 1924 when Amelia was 27 years old.
Richard, Busy Hands: Images of the Family in the Northern Civil War Effort (New York: Fordham University Press, 2003). This book can be best described as showing the influence female nurses had in the Civil War. It is noted that the bond the female nurses made with the male soldiers helped them on their way to recovery. The familial atmosphere that the nurses provided gave the soldiers a boost in mental and physical health. The book really shows how the compassion of the nurses went a long way.
Kym Moseley de Leon is a modern day hero. She went through the struggle of having an unfaithful, abusive husband to taking care of her daughter as a single mom. She was able to rebuild herself thanks to her family and most of all, her husband Robert de Leon. Kym Moseley’s battle against life itself as a single mom displays and imitates the hero’s journey that is shown in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, as well as serving as living proof that heroes are found in our daily lives. She learned that she was worthy and that you need to have self respect before others respect you.
Omission of Jane Fairfax in the movie Comparing the novel Emma and its movie adaptation a striking difference is noticeable. Although most characters are maintained in the adaptation Jane Fairfax is left out. Jane Fairfax is a woman about the age of Emma, who passed most of her life in the company of Colonel Campbell (a friend of her father’s), his wife and his daughter. Colonel Campbell is described as a respectable man who decided to take care of the little girl after the death of her parents. Janes nearest of kin were her grandmother and her aunt, both of them lived a humble life and hardly had a sufficient income.
As her novels gave more liberty to women than was common during that era, Haywood sparked controversy and faced severe criticism from the patriarchal society. She intentionally created a mysterious sort of persona as she kept her personal life away from the public. Nevertheless, from behind the guise of her numerous heroines, she managed to offer thousands of women the advice they needed to survive the prevailing issues of the eighteenth century.
She would rather be able to identify with and relate more to a man from similar conditions than the supposed ‘sister’ from the polished society. One of the most prominent feminists, Simone de Beauvoir, faced similar problems in defining a woman. In her book, The Second Sex, she begins by asking the question “What is a woman?” (Beauvoir, 1949, p.13). She doesn’t agree with age old explanation of woman is a womb and thus realises that women have always been defined as the ‘other’
Women now are much more intelligent, powerful, and of course beautiful. Compared to the 18th century where women were described as more like servants towards the husband, they could not say anything or do as they please just like in the story; even in marriage. In this time, women were below men, and this is because men have been given this power of supremacy over their wives once they became husband and wife. After reading this story for the first time, it was very clear right way that during that time women was portrayed as a prisoner to their husbands. However, this should be common knowledge that marriages in all different forms are not always about mutual feelings.
Women struggled with the limited clothing options, few job opportunities, had unrealistic beauty standards, and did not have the ability to achieve a higher education. The women’s rights movement improved women’s lives by breaking stereotypes and changing women’s ideals. The women of the 20th century, often struggled with beauty and fashion restricting their clothing options. Women were often described to be weak and a symbol of being delicate and fragile. In the 50’s, women were simply expected to get married to a wealthy man, stay at home, and raise children while her husband worked to provide for the family.
I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood. The women on my mother’s side have difficulties expressing emotions and showing love by affection, it was more important to take care of the home, to clean and to cook then to worry about your children’s emotional well-being. I look back and I wonder what happened to my great grandmother, was she raised that way or was the impact of being young girl during WW1 losing her father and then had to live through WW2 raising two daughters while her husband went off to war and became a prisoner of war? Did WW2 affect my grandmother who still to this day tells me stories about the sirens and how scared she was when she had to hide and find shelter in church basements? Rebuilding Germany after the war was hard on both my father’s
Women should not only be powerful but also beautiful and independent. Women in the eighteenth century were portrayed as servants did not have any say in anything just like the story of an hour by Kate Chopin, where even in a good marriage you could not do the things you wanted to do. In the eighteenth century, Women were portrayed as powerless humans who were beneath the men because men were powerful everything was given to them once they became men and wife. According to Hicks, Jennifer “Divorce was quite rare in the 1800s and if one was to occur, men were automatically given legal control of all property and children”, In the story of an hour Mrs. Mallard who was portrayed as weak because of her heart problems was told that her husband had died from a railroad