Mariam longed to place a ruler on a page and draw important-looking lines”(Hosseini ). Mariam is an example of how women are banned from an education and whose life could have been changed by education. Instead of being educated, she is sheltered by her mother and lives the rest of her life without high expectations of herself. Nana teaches her that an Afghan woman has to endure the life that is chosen for her because she does not have a say. Nana even says "There is only one, only one skill a woman like you and me needs in life, and they don't teach it in school.
In particular, when Laila decides to go walk to visit her sister, she does it without the supervision of a male and puts herself in danger of the Taliban. By doing this she is fighting against the stereotype that women in Afghanistan are oppressed and showing her voice that women are independent, even with the simplest of things like walking alone. Laila fights with him and the social construction because she does not believe in the social standards for women; thereby breaking down the single story many Americans have placed on Afghan women. Unlike Mariam, who for the whole book never speaks out against Rasheed, even after he treats her like she is worthless. For instance, one night Mariam had undercooked the rice that she was serving to Rasheed; Rasheed was so furious with her that he forced her to chew pebbles.
In the novel, Scout is a tomboy and because she does not have a mother as she is dead so she doesn’t really have any female influence growing up. Scout looks up to Jem and wants to be like him. One day, Jem says, “I declare to the Lord you’re gettin’ more like a girl every day!”(69). Scout is outraged by this and takes the word as an insult. Also, in Maycomb females should be wearing dresses and acting lady-like, nevertheless Scout likes to wear overalls and play with Jem and Dill which can be seen as very un-ladylike.
In the book I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai explains the struggles of her hometown, Sway Valley, and the problems that occur in Islam. One of the enormous problems in Islam was the fact that Women were not allowed to have an education and furthermore, were not allowed to be even seen outside. In Islam, it is extremely hard for women to do anything besides staying home and if they were caught outside without a burqa or a niqab, they could be killed. Malala Yousafzai was torn with these new laws that were implanted by the Taliban which made her take action against them with her prominent words and leading her to becoming an international symbol of peaceful protest. Although, Malala could not convince the Taliban for educational equality in Islam, she was able to convince millions of people around the world to take actions against them through her struggle for educational equality powerfully due to her use of ethos, tone, and imagery.
Bearing is an inconsiderate English Professor. For instance, one of her students tries to gain an extension on the essay, due to the death of his grandmother. “Do what you will, but the paper is due when it is due”, Dr. Bearing replies. She does not have any sympathy towards this student at all once she receives the news. There are many more instances where she either embarrasses or shames a student for not doing exactly what she wants.
Eventually, the Taliban started to blow up girls’ schools so that they would be unable to go back to school after winter break. The laws that were inflicted by the Taliban, impacted, mainly, women.
Antigone broke every rule in the book when it came to the way that women were supposed to behave in society back then. Women back then were either seen as slaves, mothers, or concubines, even Kreon told his son Haimon that, “when you lay yourself under a pleasure female the pleasure goes cold soon…and never never never let ourselves be bested by a woman” (lines 740-745 & 772-77), claiming that women are only good for one thing and even that is not enough to trust a woman. But Antigone was not seen as any of these things she believed in something and even though her sister told her not to do it, Antigone knew what was right and defended her beliefs. When Ismene said, “moreover we’re girls girls cannot force their way against men” (lines 70-72) it was obvious that this was one of the reasons that she did not want to help Antigone, she was raised to believe that women did not have the same strength that men have. Antigone defied all “rules” women were taught back then and made sure that not only would she be looked like as a martyr, but as a woman who was not afraid of any
Women were not allowed to smoke in public, they couldn’t even leave the house without an older woman or a married woman. Of course as we all know women can do that now. Women also had to wear nice long professional dresses when they were in public view. It was unacceptable for a woman to smoke in public. Many found it unladylike, today women smoke in public.
The Taliban would not let women go to publick schooles, and they could not go to public hospitals. They could not get help from a male doctor, so they had own hospitals for women with female doctors. Taliban said that it was women 's fault that the country was so poor because they had so many problems. Some of the problems were bad economy, many years of war and extreme poverty. Eventually it was also decided that the women could
A Sorrowful Woman was written by Gail Godwin an American novelist and short story writer. She wrote this short about a young woman who seem to be depressed and wanted nothing to do with her husband and son, because she felt overwhelm from her duties of being a wife and a mother. She tried different roles within the home, like writing poetry, but none made her feel satisfied (Pg.39). She was secluded from the rest of the world. In spite of the fact that she tries on numerous roles none of these appear to fulfill her; she attempted these identities like trying on outfits, then disposed of them.
Taliban women were forced to live under the Taliban’s laws and restrictions. Some of the laws are women can’t be treated by male doctors, can’t talk loudly and they can’t be seen outside their house. Men and women can’t listen to music, order people to change their names to Islamic ones, forced
In most texts women are usually forced follow the societal norms; having no power and staying subordinate, giving all their power to the men, although they can use different techniques to receive the power they deserve. In comparing the two texts, in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, women are seen as powerless, weak people who have been silenced by the men in their lives. Whereas in Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, the women have no sovereignty over themselves due to the society they live in where women shouldn’t. While the women in Amir’s life help him because they understand how to overcome their own powerlessness and can guide him on his way to become the kind of man he wants to be, the women in Holden’s life cannot guide him on his
Women’s Rights in Modern Society Gender equality will not be eliminated until 2095 which is another 81 years, that women won’t be respected on the same level as men. This issue affects some women more than others to the point it has ruined their lives. Where the gender equality situation stands in society it is looked down on because this issue should be solved long before now. While “The Crucible” explores majority of minority of human nature, the issue of Women’s Rights in contemporary society illustrates we are still faced with this majority over minority through wage gaps, education, workforce. The issue of majority of minority through women's rights in society relates to The Crucible through this on going problem of men feeling a sense