The documentary inspects the women 's battle to secure their status in their family through dealing with a patriarchal mentality, the women also attempt to exert their power, and through it all, we become familiar to Dadi, the manager of the family. Having a daughter brings sadness through some families as they know the struggle their daughters ought to face. Compared to males, their life is much harder as the experience of being a female is more a burden than anything else. There is no day off being a woman in a household, either being a sister, daughter, daughter in law or mother in law there is always a task assigned to you. In Dadi’s family, Dadi supports this claim as she describes being a woman as being an inferior caste.
Aunt Julie says, “Yes, so Hedda wouldn’t feel ashamed of me.” (Act 1, 224) This quotation establishes that even though Aunt Julie is practically Hedda’s mother-in-law, she has to be careful to not bring shame to Hedda’s status. As this sets Hedda apart from everyone else, mit also goes to show how she is seen at a hgiher level than other people. In the quotation, “And that it was you who carried off Hedda Gabler. The beautiful Hedda Gabler! Imagine!
It's final.” (Attwood.63) In the social construct of the narrator’s household, the wife is the woman with the most power, she controls most of the house activities with the commander (husband) away. When the narrator first comes in there is an establishment of a hierarchy. The wife has never questioned her husband for having multiple affairs and having total control over her however she does feel the threat of the narrator and she aims her authority towards the narrator; thus contributing to the sexist system that keeps women under domination. In the Handmaid’s Tale the society is misogynistic and there are four roles a woman can be, they can be a wife, a handmaid (a procreator), a whore, or an unwoman. The narrator is put down by a number of people however the worst of all herself putting herself down.
Additionally, Grete removes furniture from Gregor’s room, which on the surface may seem like a benevolent gesture to allow Gregor to move more freely. Yet, she is actually exercising her authority over both her mother and Gregor. As Gregor’s mother reasons as to why not to remove Gregor’s furniture, Grete “did not let herself be swerved from her decision by her mother” (Kafka 34). Her conviction to deprive Gregor of the pieces that represent his life as a human reveals the process of her own transformation into a figure of power. Finally, Grete’s most significant show of power is her convincing of the family that the insect is not Gregor.
Arnetta uses her over bearing personality to establish her place within the group. She applies actions, words, and stares to imply her dominance amongst the troop. The girls are left intimidated after Arnetta opens her mouth. “Usually people were quiet after Arnetta spoke (Packer 8)”. Her words
Dadi is a mother-in-law in her extended family. Her role in the family is being "the manager" of the family. Being labelled as the manager of the family means that Dadi is the one who assigns day to day tasks to women in her household. She is the one who settles tough situation among her own daughters and daughters in law to maintain balance in their family. One of the biggest roles Dadi has within the family as a women which demonstrates that she holds power is that she is the one who is in control of the money.
She forced on her dreams to try to keep herself happy but this only make matters worse. Mrs Birling and Curley have a lot of key factors in common like how Mrs Birling controllers her family still feels she has the upper hand over everyone in her family this is show “what an expression. Sheila really the things that you girls pick up those days!” Curley believes that his wife is owned by him and he has more power over his wife. This is shown when everyone asks him how come you have a glove on all the time he says “it is filled with Vaseline”. This tells that he is waiting for his wife to come home.
This made us feel biased towards specific characters, especially Rosaura’s mother and Luciana’s cousin. An example of that is when her mother says: “Get away with you, believing all the nonsense you’re told!” or “That one's not your friend. You know what you are to them? The maid’s daughter, that's what!” This examples make us think that Rosaura’s mother does not care about Rosaura’s feelings, but she is really just trying to help her daughter. Another example is when Rosaura is talking to Luciana’s cousin.
Reed sends Jane to school to get rid of her, because she feels that Jane doesn’t deserve to be in her house any longer. As this school Jane mellows out, but she also works hard to fight the same stereotypes she faced at Gateshead. While at Lowood school, Jane gains and then loses a friend, has to face more abuse from a male figure, and has to tolerate harsh living conditions. Through all of that Jane is determined to become educated and break the mold that society has built for her. As Jane grows and finishes school she does indeed break the mold.
Even if they had nothing to gain, they would feel pressure of custom to behave as good daughters in front of the whole community.” emphasising how Lear has such an immense influence over the girls and the aftermath of treating them as though they are his subjects is his punishment. This love contest forces the girls into a corner, and in accordance with the Elizabethan patriarchal system they are obligated to comply with their father’s wishes. This act causes the girl’s to retaliate against Lear as he has publicly embarrassed them with a foolish contest of love. Paul Cantor’s critic further stresses the point that Lear is the instigator - the
We all learned to respect and love our parents. Tita’s mother, Mama Elena, isn 't the motherly material everyone wants to have. She orders people around, discourage them, and always puts the family tradition first, but not in a good way. In the beginning, Tita tries to cope with Mama Elena and her orders. “I’m sorry Mami.
Seconds after the nurse comes out and takes away Daisy’s child. Nick Caraway then says, “With a reluctant backward glance the well disciplined child held to her nurse’s hand and was pulled out the door,”(Fitzgerald 106). This event in the novel is critical in portraying Daisy’s inadequacy as a mother and her shallowness as an individual. Daisy treats her daughter like an object only to be brought out when it 's convenient to her liking. She parades her daughter to her guests and then sends her off showing her disregard for her child.
Janie stands up for what she believes in, and through these confrontations, she better understands herself. Janie reacts in different ways to people in her life trying to control her, and this can be seen with Grannie, Jody, and Tea Cake. Grannie forces her to marry Logan, but Janie stands up for herself when she decides to leave him after Grannie dies. Throughout the novel Janie is looking for love, and she
In the world today everywhere WE turn, our lives are being shaped, and our identities are changing. Women identities are key targets to society. Women’s identities are socially constructed through the people they associate with and the media. People only know what they are taught and only act upon things they’ve learned. Growing up little girls one’s taught to be identical to their barbies, watch princess movies/television programs, eat the same as their mom’s, and so on.
Often times in the book, Aunt Alexandra is inferred to be an inferior mother figure to Calpurnia. She talks about the kids not acting up to the standards of the family behind their backs and puts Atticus up to lecturing them about their downfalls. Aunt Alexandra also disapproves the kids’ clothing and activities, but especially Scout. She scowled when she told Scout to come inside to talk with some neighborhood ladies and she was muddy. She says that before long, Scout will start acting, dressing, and behaving more like a lady.