Juliet’s gender is what forces her to be dependent on others and their decisions, which will eventually lead to her death. In this time period, there was a mentality that existed where a woman was made more honorable or a better person just by having a husband. When Juliet was hesitant to even think of being married to Paris, her mother and nurse were surprised. It was unheard of to be a woman and not want to be married. This is shown when the nurse and Lady Capulet tell Juliet “By having him, making yourself no less.” “No less?
(http://opentextbc.ca/introductiontosociology/chapter/chapter9-social-stratification-in-the-united-states/#section9.2.) COMMENT: Due to the wife 's dependency on her husband, as created by society 's ideal role for woman, the wife will suffer a loss of her husband 's assets and subsequently, a downward movement in social class as the assets that warrant it no longer exist. Assets not only include wealth but the means of acquiring wealth as well. 2. POINT PROOF: “Women like me have few skills that they can sell”.
The need to break free in “The Story of an Hour” and “The Astronomer 's Wife” Women back in the 1920’s were considered weak and that men were the ones in charge of them. In these two stories they prove that the wives in each of them were not living their life to the fullest because of their husbands. Even though both stories are similar in that both the protagonists suffers with oppression, they differ dramatically. In “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, the character Mrs.Mallard expressed her happiness towards her husband’s death when she realized she will be alone, while Katherine from “The Astronomer’s Wife” by Kaye Boyle, was not happy because she was not getting the love that she wanted from her husband, but was soon happy after being
While, we can assume work produced by the husband is very important for his family. Simone continues to state, “…her [the married women] occupation makes her dependent upon her husband and children: she is justified through them; but in their lives she is only inessential intermediary” (384). In the final analysis, it is apparent that the treatment of a married women in the mid-1900s was poor. They were not credited for their hard work and contributions in and out of home. "The Married Woman" is a chapter in Simone de Beauvoir’s book, The Second Sex, which demonstrates her negative thoughts about marriage and the overall treatment of a married woman.
In this case Madame Mathilde did not accept her marriage and her frustration of not having the luxurious life she keeps fantasizing about. As a result Mathilde was taking her blessing for granted “Be thankful for what you have; you 'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don 't have, you will never, ever have enough- Oprah Winfrey”. (Panwar 30) Many times people focus on what they do not have and put tremendous effort in what they should have. As a result it is never enough and they keep wanting more, materialistic entities are
Chopin acknowledges the fact that women should do a certain thing and if they don’t do that certain thing than they will be punished by being yelled at, as shown in the quote, “He reproached his wife with her inattention, her habitual neglect of the children. If it was not a mother’s place to look after children, whose on earth was it? He himself had his hands full with his brokerage business” (Chopin page 6). Chopin illustrates an example of Edna (the women character in the book) getting scorned at because she was not able to do a “natural” capacity. In “The Story of An Hour” also by Chopin, Chopin conveys the emotion going through this women (main character, the women, that was not named) when she was notified of her husband 's death, but these emotions had to be concealed because it would be deemed unnatural and the women knew she would get punished.
Torvald believes that a woman’s purpose for living is to serve her husband and children rather than be her own person. Her life has thus been revolved around men, adapting to the “needs” of men, being conditioned by her father and then her husband. He is most shocked that she would put herself above her family, a societal standard that woman must sacrifice themselves for others: “It’s shocking. This is how you would neglect your most sacred duties… your duties to your husband and children” (68). A Doll’s House is a scathing criticism of the roles women are expected to play as the submissive spouse, inferior sex, and a conformist.
Living in a patriarchal society, women are constantly looked down upon and even more so following Hamlet’s mother’s decision of marrying his uncle shortly after his father’s death. Hamlet considers his mother weak because she completely lost her sense of reason and failed to remain faithful to her late husband. It is a common belief that women should always remain faithful after the death of their husband and if they don’t they are to be looked down upon. Shakespeare goes as far as to say that she will be punished for her faithlessness. He uses harsh and degrading language to further his belief that women are inferior to men, such as, “frailty, thy name is woman!” When Hamlet compares his mother to Niobe, he is saying that she is recklessly emotional, which translates to weakness among women.
Specifically, Baby Kochamma gives Ammu a difficult time because she “saw her quarreling with a fate that she, Baby Kochamma herself, felt she had graciously accepted. The fate of the wretched Man-less woman” (45). While Ammu does not appear to feel shame for her decision to divorce Baba, she is exhausted by the hardships she faces for doing so. She now must live in her brother’s home, struggling to provide for her children. Due to her social hardships and economic constrainstants, as well as her duty as a mother, she feels trapped.
George and Lennie made plans of a future together, they cared for each other and made sacrifices for the each other. Curleys wife doesn’t even like Curley. She tells Lennie “I don’t like Curley, He ain’t a nice fellow.” In a strong supportive relationship at the very least you need to like the other person. 2 weeks after getting married they are already gossiping behind each other’s back with negative comments . Instead of having companionship this leads to Curley’s wife feeling alone and the need for