The short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid was a lesson of a mother to a daughter about to become a woman. There is a lot of instruction from the mother gives tips on proper cooking methods, house cleaning, gardening, how to set a table, how to iron, but everything that the mother said was helpful and useful for the girl. The mother tried to give her young daughter with all the good advice on how to live a fulfilling life in society, so she can be growing up and becoming a respect woman. At last, the mother in this story just wants her daughter to grow up as a good
In Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, she demonstrates how being restricted to one role because of their gender can, therefore, have major consequences just like how it did to Edna. Women were viewed as nothing more than a maid, when in reality they did so much and were not appreciated. They had to cook, clean, look after the children and much more when they could have been doing bigger and better things. Those who decided to not do what was required of them had to face major consequences such as their children being taken away or being shunned by their community. Women today are finding cures for diseases or running their own businesses, instead of being the one at home yet, they do not get the same praise men do.
During one section of ‘‘Roman Fever’’, Grace is knitting with Crimson Silk, which symbolizes the intertwined story within and the feud boiling within the women themselves. Finally, the use of the setting of the colosseum symbolizes a place of hiding. Throughout the short story, instances of symbolism appear to give the insight Wharton is trying to bring out of the colosseum. This, in turn not only brings significance to “Roman Fever” but begins to bring forth the story within. The use of symbolism within their story shows the significance of how social norms impact women throughout the times of Wharton and how
Women are expected to be the caretakers and the maids for the home. Any deviation from these roles are seen as unusual and are treated differently because of it. Even if the women do have careers that are as hard and tedious as their male counterparts they are expected. If we the second shift is to be less burdensome for women, first we must rid ourselves of the ridiculous expectations placed on
Because of some statistics about women 's work, Hekker views her work as unique work which needs special care. However, the author mentions that people view her as an outsider, shamed, and out-of-date person because of her occupation. Hekker adds that other newer statistics put her hope down as the number of housewife mother is decreasing. Thus, the author clarifies that she must be treated as an important and unique creature because she is going to be one of the few housewives. Hekker concludes by mentioning that being a housewife is a heroic job if and only if the works that a housewife does is for children, husband, and house of someone else.
The author uses the metaphor, " I don't want them to turn her into a swallow" multiple times. The reason for the constant repetition is so that the author shows us that the mother doesn't want her daughter to do what swallows do, such as flying away and leaving to different places far away from her. The author wanted to repeat this metaphor more than once to show the reader how she really feels. Due to the specific words used in the poem
The women’s suffrage movement began with unhappy women looking to protest and fight for what they believed in and ended with them succeeding. In the 19th and into the 20th-century women had specific duties. Wives were to clean the house, cook eat meal, and take care of the children. Few women were well-educated with their own property; unmarried of course. They wanted more opportunity and excitement.
Essentially what the father told his daughter was that she has to dedicate herself to becoming an excellent artisan and that weaving was going to be the central focus of her life. By doing this the father is reducing the possibilities of his daughter going against the social paradigm and is forcing her to start adjusting to the gender rules of the society. In response to the conversation between the father and the daughter the mother also decides to speak to the daughter and she says, “‘And as how you are to go, to walk, to come upon the road, you should not lower or raise your head; it means imprudence. You are to go directly. Also, you are not to act shamefully or to cover your mouth.
In the first chapters of The House of Mirth Wharton establishes various conditions that Lily desires. She is in search of wealth, social prosperity, and marriage. But Lily’s craving for independence is an added aspect that cannot go overlooked. The craving is established early on, in chapter three of the text. Lily is seen longing to, “drop out of the race and make an independent life for herself” but yet knows it would not be a fit lifestyle for her because “she hated dinginess as much as her mother had hated it, and to her last breath she meant to fight
A Doll’s House, a play written by Henrik Ibsen was an interesting read and practically a glimpse of how women were treated in the 19th century. Ibsen’s play portrayed women whose inner nature was strongly in conflict with the role the 19th century woman was called on to perform in the society (Ibsen, 2017). The daily life of women in the 19th century was that of many obligations and fewer choices, women were always being controlled by men, first by their father, brother, uncle and then their husbands. For instance, Father’s would not educate their daughters or they would rather get a special kind of education such as those in sewing, catering or housekeeping in order to prepare them as “Dolls in the house”; with the sole idea that they would eventually become properties of another man, therefore, there