She solely lived her life listening to everyone else around her and did not think for herself and her benefit. She only lived to please her husband who had the “spirit of Satan” and care for her baby. Desiree’s didn 't even have the courage to stand up to her husband and tell him that was not black. Desiree only left the control of her husband because he told her to leave. Even when her husband clearly didn’t love her anymore, she still wished for him to change his mind so she could stay.
All around the world, women were not even allowed to vote because men thought that they did not know anything about politics and were not able to make such complicated decisions. Women in the past were not allowed to vote, to speak, work or do anything that men were doing. This kind of life for women was made even more difficult because they were also victims of physical and emotional abuse in their families. When the time came for women to get married, parents didn’t choose someone their daughter might love, but rather their families forced them to marry someone who came from a rich and powerful family, never mind if he was decades older than their daughter. In this society, however, there always were the so-called “black sheep” of the family; women who stood up to this injustice and demanded they be heard.
The horizon is a major symbol representing Janie’s lifelong search for happiness. Nanny did not approve of Janie’s ideal happiness. She was determined to force Janie to live the way she wanted her to; a way that Nanny never got to live. She wanted Janie to marry someone who would sit her on a pedestal and praise her. However, that is not what Janie fantasized.
You’d never allow yourself to ever be seen with her!” This quote is significant because it just showed Cindy how really different she looked and what she so-called friends thought of her. I think this was another turning point in the story because I think she realized that this girl she portraying to be was not her and she didn’t like being that
All she really wanted was to have a friend. Curley made her miserable. No one would even try to stand up to Curley, and this made it impossible for Curley’s wife to have any friends. This changed when Lenny busted Curley’s hand. Curley’s wife unfortunately developed an interest in Lenny after that incident.
Bethia felt the urge to finish writing the story of Caleb and Joel because she knew that if she didn 't write about them, and acknowledge their greatness then nobody would. Bethia was at a disadvantage most of her young life; she was a girl who wasn 't allowed to receive the education that she wanted. That is why she felt an affinity towards Caleb and Joel. They were two young people disadvantaged because the color of their skin. They were treated unfairly and never truly got the respect that they deserved.
I call it “home” because as of so far the main character doesn 't really talk about the Gion as she did her home in Yoroido. There’s no childlike description that could be seen as cute, instead there is pretty literal descriptions of the Gion. Her gilded hope for a better place was quickly ruined not only by the building but by how the head geisha named Hatsumomo. I was again reminded of the false hope that we talked about in the Latino-American unit. In “I want to be Miss América” the main character discussed about her and her sisters never being pleased with how they appeared even after being different or unamerican had become a popular style.
Growing up in a community with an unequal view of women, Grete has been influenced by the idea that her knowledge is of no importance. Grete had been looked down upon by her family for her lack of a stance and her position in society. However, Gregor’s transformation forces Grete to make up for his shortcomings, pushing her out of her comfort zone as well as her ideal gender role. Given the circumstances, Grete gives up her simple, easy lifestyle to make up for the loss of Gregor. In the beginning, Gregor depicts Grete using degrading terms to explain his sister, which suggests that her role as a female falls below his status as a male.
Benny has been a fatherly figure to her ever since, but he seems to still treat her as an adolescent. Joon is in no condition to be making life altering choices; although, she should be allowed to make small choices in order to feel normal. Benny doesn’t even trust Joon enough to leave her alone at home, “She is going to be alone every day … I’m not leaving her alone at night too.” The lack of trust that Benny has in Joon causes her to not trust herself either. She views herself as an unwanted human being that everyone seems to run away from. The only people Joon has known in her life are her brother and all the housekeepers he has hired to take care of her.
Sofia as a self-confident woman bought progression and change to Celie life, in a sense that she taught her how to fight and to stand up for herself. In the beginning of the novel Celie wasn’t confident in herself, she couldn’t stand up for herself and what she believed in she was simply weak, and this weakness was bought because of what she was going through all the man in her life that were abusing her and treating her like dirt and the fact that she never had a mother figure in her life to protect her and to teach her to be strong independent woman. So when she met Sofia she was jealous about Sofia character and she wanted to be like her she envied her- “…I say it cause I’m jealous of you. I say it cause you do what I can’t” (Walker, 2014,