She had torn apart relationships, families, and the entire town was against itself. With each new day came a fresh accusation about somebody who had been writing the letters. Mrs. Strangeworth caused it all. Mrs. Strangeworth truly was an evil woman, she had not committed any sort of crime, but she caused families to turn against each other and friendships and relationships to deteriorate. This is truly an evil deed as it has the potential to take the value out of somebodies lives.
People are always going to rebel, there are always going to be people that know the truth and disagree with it entirely. An example of this is when Montag found out there were the “book people” outside of town. They were the “rebels” of this society, they weren't following the law, they ran away and memorized books so they could never be taken from them. These “rebels” ran away from their home, life, and in some cases family to keep the knowledge they had and to help it live on. This novel’s plot is similar to today because we are all puppets of the government even if we don’t realize it.
In the country of Iran Marjane Satrapi encountered many social discrepancies in her youth. Those discrepancies established in Persepolis: A Story of a Childhood includes differences in treatment for women and men. The culture in Iran during the Iranian revolution showed a diverse way of treating women unequally. Certain laws for women were established in Iran for example, women must appear with their husband or a male member of their family. However, men were not put order such vigilant eyes of other men.
For example Anthony says, “but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household” This is very sad since women and girls should not be ruled or told what to do because they are thought of to be less than man. The constitution is in place to have a unified country not to have an oligarchy of men lead households. The pathos appeal is used to show what suffering women are going through due to men ruling them, and not knowing how to fight back. Susan B. Anthony in her speech also says, “Are women persons?.....and no state has the right to make a law, or to enforce an old law, that shall abridge their privileges and immunities.”, which also connects with the emotions of the audience. She is trying to make people feel bad that women are treated less even though they are just as righteous as men to have the same privileges.
Jaimito was very abusive and ruled Dede’s life. He screamed at Dede, pushed her around, and hit her. Dede’s sisters were out making a significant and dignifying change in their country and all Dede wanted was to be a part of it. Dede finally decided she had had enough and went completely behind her abusive husbands back and joined the revolution. Her sisters denied letting her in, and Dede grew more and more frustrated with her sisters for joining the revolution.
In Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, Nana tells Mariam that a man always finds a way to blame a woman. This mistreatment of women is depicted in the novel by utilizing multiple examples. Throughout the novel, men were able to use women as scapegoats in the Afghani society that deemed women as unequal to men. Hosseini portrays how this treatment of women was accepted in Afghani culture because men’s superiority was derived from tradition. He depicts a culture in Afghanistan where wives were seen as mere possessions, so their husbands found fault with them for the inconveniences they experienced.
For centuries, women have been exploited by the society. Events of women being prohibited from doing things like voting or working and being forced to behave the way it is considered to be socially acceptable have been jotted down in history. Until today women are still viewed as the weaker sex. In some countries, women are regarded less than human and are treated like slaves. Khaled Hosseini goes into the oppression of women in his novel A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Furthermore, Feminist Criticism provides a better view of literature because it shows that women can be powerful. When Emilia finds out that her husband has been plotting an evil plan she says,” Tis proper I obey him, but not now”(Othello V.2.195). Emilia refuses to help her husband after she finds the cruel intentions he has despite the expectation of women always being submissive to their husbands. Women also have a voice and feelings, they are capable of defying their husbands commands when they know what he expects is simply wrong. In a literary article,The Role of Women in Othello: A Feminist Reading states that,” Society weighs heavily on the shoulders of women; they feel that they must support the men and defer to them, even if the actions of the men are questionable” (Literary Articles).
These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother. Femme fatales are usually destroyed in the end, either by being killed or being domesticated, as though they are being punished thinking they can compete with men. Male dominance is always restored by the end of the film. In established film noir, the new economic, social, and sexual freedom that women experienced during the war years as they joined the workplace was quite unsettling to many American men. This fear of strong, independent women and the need to show the danger of this independence was shown, whether consciously or not, in most film noir.
While some people continue to hold onto discriminatory values and remain uneducated in important topics, it is necessary for governments to make ending gender inequality a priority, especially in these middle eastern countries where radical religious groups like the Taliban force their restricting values on others and male guardianship strips women of the freedom of being in charge of their own lives. It is essential for governments to continue the fight against the Taliban and other extremist groups that are preying on women. The attack on women’s rights began immediately after the group took control when “the Taliban closed the women’s university and forced nearly all women to quit their jobs” (“Report on the Taliban’s”). Before the rise of the Taliban in 1994, Afghanistan was making steady progress towards equality. Women could vote by 1920, gendered separation was abolished in the 1950s, and in the