She made a foil that contrasted both characters in order to make a statement in her time period. She made the character of Lady Catherine and Elizabeth polar opposites to tell the reader that social customs is not everything that matters. Elizabeth is a woman from the lower class that did not really care about what society says about her, while Lady Catherine is a woman of propriety that believes appearances are everything. Elizabeth touched the subject on marriage and customs because she thought that the way it is portrayed in her period is absurd. While Lady Catherine’s character symbolized the behavior of the majority of the people in her society.
In the first chapter, Mill seeks to state his primary aim. Essentially, this aim is to challenge the popular idea that, by default, women are not equal to men. Mill’s disapprovals of women’s social status are founded on his social justice analysis eliminating women from decision-making, politics and generally from the public. He argues that this type of social injustice is one of the major obstacles to human development and the moral progress of human kind. Stuart states that such situations have a negative impact on women
She argues that the characters in Pride and Prejudice are defeatist, ignorant, and, perpetually chained to each other. This stance is troubling, however, because it overlooks the meaningful aspects of Jane Austen’s work, namely the transformation of Darcy and Elizabeth’s relationship. The first point is that “there is no degree of virtue --or talent or beauty--that a good dose of arrogance cannot overwhelm and turn into something bitter and repulsive” (Puterbaugh 1). This is certainly true when it comes to the likes of Mr. Collins, with his supremely conceited attitude. Take, for example, what he spoke to the beautiful Elizabeth on the proposition of engagement.
This is another kind of racism between man and woman, she does not have the right to dream, to love, to learn, there is always someone that thinks for her and tells her what she should and should not do. She is oppressed, she is angry because she is not free. When Atticus faced her with this truth and respects her needs of having a better life for herself in the trial scene, she thought he is making fun of her and refused to answer his question, this scene unveil Mayella’s anger, actually by saying that anger has two types positive anger and negative anger, this one can be considered as a negative one. The Ewells know that they were the poorest in the novel, the only thing that gives them value is they are white; they use this to discriminate themselves. Bob Ewell, is Mayella’s father, the villain of the novel and most figures that struts hatred to the African Americans.
The society of that time had ideas and expectations on how women should behave. They were expected to be humble, pure, innocent, good wives and mothers. Furthermore, they were seen as inferior to men in almost every aspect. Feeling himself as a 'misfit ', Hardy was always in a disagreement with editors and critics, thus he had to edit his texts to conform the Victorian Society. In this way, he identified himself with the suppressed classes.
It is this power, a dreaded one, that patrilineal filiation has the burden of subduing.” (Kristeva, 1982, p.77) Freud argued that woman terrifies because she is castrated. “Castration fear plays on a collapse of gender boundaries” (Creed, 1993, p.54) She suggests, that Freud misread Han’s fear in the Little Hans and that Han’s viewed his mothers as the castrator not his father, that his mother’s lack of phallus is seen not as a castrated organ but that of a castrating organ. The mother-child border is entangled in the complex and multi-faceted image of the castrating mother. According to Freud, man fears that of the mother as castrated and as that of the cannibalistic all devouring mother. “Construction of a patriarchal ideology unable to deal with the threat of sexual differences as it is embodied in the images of the feminine as archaic mother and is seen as the castrated mother.” (Creed, 1993, p.22) Kristeva suggests that the notion of the castrated women is to ease mans fear of woman, who has the power to psychologically and physically castrate him.
Saudi women’s education. As explained by feminist theory, women’s inequalities originate from the social structures and institutions that are dominated by men (Acker, 1987). In the context of Saudi Arabia, women have been treated with disrespect and consequently their values in the Islamic society are not acknowledged (Katz, 2013). The manipulation of conservative norms and traditions Saudi Arabia led to the origin of male dominance (Katz, 2013). The ideology that women do not deserve quality education is therefore preserved.
II. DEAR GOD Although oppression and discrimination appear to be the main issues explored, Walker uses religion as a binding force, buffering the two other themes and as an insightful vehicle for widening audience appeal and empathy through the common voice of Christianity. Walker’s narration of the novel through a series of letters addressed “Dear God” subtly reinforces these other two themes and provides a raw account of Celie’s experiences through a shared audience perspective. The constant referral to Christianity is used to not only highlight Celie’s development as a character, but to also emphasise the importance religion and spirituality held in black communities and American society at the time. Arguably the most effective of Walker’s literary techniques, these letters allow the reader to understand Celie through a sense of character voice.
Even though this is not a positive aspect between the two it creates foreshadow that occurs later on in the novel. Elizabeth is totally turned off by this and not only feels likes shes been been made fun of but also everyone else in Meryton. Elizabeth hearing this means Mr.Darcy is going to have a bad reputation around town and is going to be known for his bad manners. This rudeness from Darcy will leave the thought that Elizabeth is going to think negative of for most of the novel, which leads to the next scene. The second scene
The use of the images reveals the essential humanity of the woman who is forced to live under the veil. Women, who are always socially conditioned start to believe in their alleged inferiority in the due course of time, fail to recognize the maltreatment that is meted out to them. This inability to judge their condition stems from their lack of proper education. One of the earliest literary feminists Mary Wollstonecraft offered her a vehement critique of the education system which, she felt, was unabashedly biased to men. In her epic study, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in 1792, she meant to promulgate everyone about the naivety surrounding women’s education.