However, Janie still does not recognize the importance of her choice or if she even has a choice because she is part of an unchosen system from the start. The clash of generations made Janie submit to Nanny’s vision instead of her own. Instead of seeking love and natural marriage, she should seek materialism in which she has no interest. “She hated the old woman who had twisted her so in the name of love” (Hurston, 89). Logan is the culture’s definition of the horizon, the culture’s definition of freedom and definition of being a woman.
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.
During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards both look and act in a specific way, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made, but the women were made out to be so unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking.
She says “You must think for yourself, what you must do. If someone tells you, then you are not trying” (Tan, pg 130). An-Mei tells her daughter how she should speak up and not allow Ted to go over her in the divorce. She says “I am not saying you should save your marriage. I am only saying you should speak up” (Tan, pg.
According to Isabel, she should be an independent young lady who travels the world. As she encounters with Madame Merle, Madame Merle allures Isabel to marry with her sinister friend Gilbert Osmond. Isabel steps into a sorrowful marriage which she cannot end because of her pride, sense of social duty and partially because of the love for her stepdaughter. The main idea of the book is if you give up the permanent things you value the most for someone/something because of temporary thoughts/feelings you are obliged to be miserable for rest of your life. Henry James numerously points out that Isabel cares a lot for her freedom and she rejects her loved suitor Caspar Goodwood just because she wants to be a free woman.
In all probability Daisy would have watched her mother play the role of the good wife, a role she herself would be expected to play and a role her daughter would be anticipated to play too. Women of that time would’ve been seen and not heard, their husbands’ infidelities were not challenged, and to leave your husband would have been far more scandalous. Daisy is a victim of the cultural norms of that time, in that she was born a female, and her learned helplessness is a result of her own family life, watching and learning from her
Another example is that the Wife of Bath convinced the Knight ,by explaining that the things, which are her being old, plain, beasly born and poor, making the knight prevent him from loving her are in fact what should make him love her, that he had to give up his power in order for her to acquire it, for if he had not given her control of the partnership, both would have been unhappy through the rest of their lives. We also know that she gives the answer, which nobody were able to argue its accuracy, to the question what women want. From that we can also deduce that she is, in fact, “a mistress in the game of
This makes her wonder if she made the right decision moving to Lowell. She has her little sister to care for now and debts to pay off back home. Lyddie is only a teenager and is forced to act very mature in this situation. While some people believe that Lyddie should sign the petition, it would leave Lyddie without any money or a place to go. Lyddie is in need of money, for this purpose, she should not sign the petition.
She does not begin to fully develop as a grown woman mentally until she believes she can no longer take pride in being a good mother. Nora, only trying to take care of her husband, borrowed money without Torvald’s knowing. This guilt causes Nora to exemplify Freud’s reaction formation. (Myers). This occurs when a person who feels one way towards a person acts the opposite of how they are feeling.
His wife Nora helps him realise when she declare she is "leaving now" her decison to leave was sparked by neglect she expreiened from Helmer. Disregarding any indapendance and respect for her, depriving her basic human treatent. This is approved when Helmer says: `First and foremost you are a wife and mother.´ Nora resonds with the obvious "First and foremost I´m a human being" but the fact she needed to state it empathises Helmer does not recognize her demands for equality and respect. Helmer initally believes Nora has no other purose other thana service to him and his chilren. Nora finally seeks indaendance from Helmer "you're not the man to help me with that, I ust do that alone".