Mr Birling uses his daughter as a ticket to social status and he says to Eric he has earned his way. Mrs Birling comes around as controlling “you’re not support to say such thing”. What this suggests that Mrs Birling is remaining Mr Birling is most control over the marriage there is no love. Curly wife posed his mind, and he’s very jealous being the only woman on the ranch, curly is even more worried about her behaviour with the men who work there. You can tell that curly doesn’t have all the control over his wife because it says that “you see a girl around here” he demanded angrily.
Whenever Sister would criticize how the women are treated in her society or how awful it felt to have the uterine regular inside of her, Andrew would brush off the comments as an unimportant, woman’s-only issue. Sister would further try to explain to her husband the oppression herself, and many women, dealt with every day, “but he could not comprehend such petty complaints in the face of greater issues” (Hall 33). This brushing off of feminist and women's issues is similar to how our own patriarchal society disregards women’s issues. This is due to male privilege, a social issue that allows men advantages in life solely based off of their sex, and is prevalent in every aspect of life. In Allan G. Johnson’s article, Patriarchy, The System he states that “manhood and masculinity [are] most closely associated with being human and womanhood and femininity [are] relegated to the marginal position of ‘other’” (74).
She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother. However, at the same time, she also romanticizes about men and wants to be swept off her feet and get married, which according to Dr. Nielsen is normal. She explains, “A poorly fathered daughter is often unaware of her tendencies because they are all she knows. She is often too clingy, dependent and jealous” (Nielsen). Mate’s clinginess is revealed when she romanticizes about men and obsesses over them.
The grandmother has a very twisted view on the world. She can be backwards at times and also very wrong. The grandmother thinks a good man could fall for anything, like Red Sammy. In her eyes a good man doesn’t have to be a good man as long as she gets her way. The grandmother’s life is centered on herself.
Aleyn reduces her value, making her an undesirable woman for marriage since chastity is desired more than an experienced woman. Afterwards, Symkyn is punished by the wife and two scholars because he fails to control his women and is inevitably isolated with manhood. Unluckily, Symkyn cannot withhold social statuses or break down social barriers since he cannot maintain authority. John and Aleyn are worshipped in the tale, because they were able to hold their power, despite their lesser
Her conflict began when her father betroths her to a rich suitor (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b). She is portrayed to be cautious and suspicious of her betrothed and as we can see later in the tale, rightly so. “But the girl didn’t care for him as a girl should care for her betrothed, and she didn’t trust him. Whenever she looked at him or thought of him, her heart filled with dread” (Grimm & Grimm, 1812b, p.151). The characteristics associated with this bride are helpful for identifying her as the hero of the story, her caution and canniness led to the punishment of the villainous robber.
In the book Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Márquez the author illustrates the lack of accountability held to Bayardo and Santiago by their objectification of women throughout the book and still asking for pity. This is contrasted to the Vicario family needing to be perfect and having the twins be the leader of the house, in order to make the reader question their biases by making the reader feel sympathetic to Bayardo and Santiago despite their sexism. Santiago thinks he is invincible due to his wealth and abuses his power and high social class in contrast to the Vicario brothers, who have to be the leaders of their house although they are the same age. Throughout the book, Santiago is shown to be a frequent customer of the whorehouse and seeks to have sex with Divina Flor, the adolescent daughter of his maid.
When she says this, she means she does not love him as much as her sisters say they do, because it would not be fair to anyone else if she gave all her love to him and none to, for example, a husband. This is a major blow to the King, he feels entitled to all of Cordelia's love, yet is only allowed to have a portion of it. Cordelia's stance is just, for if she has no love left to give to her husband, she would not have any happiness in her life other than her own father. Lear does not see this however, and is highly offended by her lack of affection for him. This creates as awkward dynamic between the two, for the relationship he craves seems to romantic, yet Cordelia knows better than to allow this to be true.
John “had recently married a wife whom he loved more than his life” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 35-36). Since this carpenter is the most sentimentally involved with Alisoun, he ends up the most betrayed and embarrassed by her disloyalty. Conversely, Alisoun doesn’t give Absolom any reassurance that his infatuation is requited, so he does not fall into the trap of falling for her. Consequently, Absolom leaves the situation feeling rejected, but not truly dejected because his connection with Alisoun was only in his dreams. Meanwhile, Nicholas begs her for sex by yelling “sweetheart, love me right away or I’ll die, so help me God!” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 94-95).
She unswervingly bows to the will of her tyrannical husband “Hippolita needed little persuasions to bend her to his pleasure (pg 89)." This is a result of context because 18th Century England was a period of time where women were marginalized and considered to be subservient to men. Her subservient nature is hyperbolized to show that she easily swayed by the will of her husband. This paints her in a weak light and makes the reader feel as the danger is directed towards her because she is exposed to the volatile nature of her husband. Isabella too is in constant danger because of Manfred’s obsession to marry her.
Then he yelled at her as if it was her fault that she wasn 't beautiful like the rest of the wealthy men’s wives. She thought that he mad at her for not giving birth to more children, even though that wasn’t what he was mad about it still made her feel bad. She couldn’t buy anything to make her give birth, however, he could get something to bear more children, another women. 7. “It is useless for you to beat the lad as you do.
This gruesome treatment of women as nothing more than a paper towel you use and toss aside truly emphasizes how inferior they were to men. The powerful men do not think twice about disrespecting women and do not consider the feelings of their wives. These actions differ from our modern philosophical approach to women’s position in society in the sense that now it would be deemed repugnant to sleep with many women and parade your mistresses around town. Presently, our society’s morals prevent us from having the same style of relationships between Greek men and women, a relationship that resembles the one of master to slave in the
Secondly, another nicknames Torvald calls Nora a ‘spendthrift’ which was offensive on many levels and symbolized his attitude towards his wife. Parents generally use the nickname ‘spendthrift’ on their children when they feel as though their child buys and spends money on things that are very unnecessary, calling Nora this symbolizes that Torvald does not treat Nora as a partner and more like a child. This is further proven when the nicknames, ‘spendthrift’ is used to such a high extent that it was evident that the author was trying to make his sense of superiority and sexism visible; thereby giving Torvald control over Nora. Lastly, Torvald uses the nickname songbird which symbolized that Nora is not seen as an equal as a bird is placed in a cage. It goes on to say that she can be owned as a pet because that is what happens to songbirds.