A thorough analysis of The Greats Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrate a woman named Daisy is pressured to act according to the current era ethics. Daisy is portrayed as an ideal woman from a quick glance, however she is far from the current norm and she contains flaws that do not come from the mold a woman is expected to be shaped from in the modern era. It becomes conspicuous in a statement from Gatsby that Daisy priorities wealth over love. “’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.” (pg.
People began to support women’s rights, and that was a huge win for advocates. People such as John Stuart Mill were passionate advocates for women’s rights. In document 1, Mill begins by saying that traditionally, the vocation of a woman is the place of a wife and mother. He believes that one is supposed to consider of women in that way, but in truth, he recognizes that by denying women the same opportunities as men, the world is denied of the talents of women. He wrote The Subjection of Women with the help of his wife.
One of the major themes in the novel, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, is marriage. Unlike today, women in the nineteenth century women did not have a lot choices. One of the choices include marriage. Women in this time were held back and are not expected to have careers like men. Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon.
Her friends would view her ability create an environment that she controls, and that works in her favor over the male species to be empowering, feminist, and delightful. But that is the modern perspective. In the Medieval Era feminism had the main goal of women controlling themselves. It’s not until after that has been achieved that women are looking for something more. Allison’s ability to gain sovereignty is ambitious and twenty-first century.
A heroine is “a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities” (Dictionary.com). Minerva was the first sister to get involved in the revolution, which made her a leader. She is willing to fight with everything she has,even if it brings danger itto her life. Mate is a sister that admired Minerva a lot. When Mate finds out that Minerva is sneaking out to secret meeting she asks her why she would do that.
This is a quote of Ellen choosing to be her despite all of the people who don’t like it and that she doesn't care what they think and she is just going to live her life the best she can and however she wants. “I could not possibly hope to breathe; when I said I can’t do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn’t supposed to be doing things that required pants” (108) says Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird. When Scout says that, she is talking about her Aunt Alexandra who is one of the people who follow the social norms where Scout isn’t. Scout Finch is also a person who has a different wardrobe than all of the women in the town. Scout likes to wear pants or overalls which isn’t accepted in Maycomb, Alabama.
Olympe de Gouges can be considered as the pioneer feminism advocate. Her famous work “Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen” (DRWFC) in 1791 was highly controversial. Her work propagated to place women at the centre of politics and society alongside with men. This was highly contentious as women had been subservient to men for much of history. Her work was grounded in the Enlightenment ideas of thinkers such as Diderot, Voltaire, and Montesquieu who questioned the unequal treatment of women (Racz 1952, 151).
Brigid breaks the stereotype that women are to stay in the shadows of men. Brigid is blunt, cunning, and self centered. She truly shows this at the beginning of the novel when Spade calls her out on her bluff by stating, “ ‘you aren’t… exactly the sort of person you pretend to be’ ’’ (Hammett 91). For someone to lie it shows their true character and for a woman to lie to a man during the time that women are being oppressed is a big statement showing that they want to be equals with men. Brigid does not hold anything back and she acts as she thinks she does not care what others think about her she just wants to he heard and will do anything to make that happen.
In compliance of those rigid feudal ideas that accentuates female subordination, Madam Liu emerges as the prime antagonist despite of the outlaws, making herself a sharp opposite to Young Mistress, her wilful daughter-in-law. Madame Liu practices matriarchy in the household, and the indisputable power she possesses is evident by her absolute control on the life and death of Young Mistress. It is her who proceeds the wedding, calls for a chastity test and decides the form of punishment endorsed on Young Mistress . With a closer speculation however, Madame Liu derives her power from maintaining the status quo of male privilege. She practises chastity after her husband’s death personally, and goes further to consolidate her power by passing her own distress on her daughter-in-law, saying: “fame is the noblest of all possessions in life” ([人過留名，雁過留聲。我守了二十多年的寡，也是從苦水裏熬出來的]).
A character that stood out and did not care on how she was looked at was The Wife of Bath. The wife had to be one of the first outspoken and independent women of their times, she was the one who would represented the women of her time and her character change the world of literature for women. This tells us a lot about the roles men and women had to be in. The wife of Bath and Alison from “The Miller’s Tale” were simply women who acted in a way that was not acceptable, but if it was men doing it the same it would be okay, somewhat like today’s society. “The Wife of Bath" female stereotypes of the Middle Ages was “liberal” unlike most women being anonymous during the Middle Ages, she had a mind of her own and voiced herself.