Janie disliked the rag, but said nothing because it please Joe. Janie would do anything to please her husband's. Hurston shows this through her text, “This business of the head rag irked her endlessly. But Jody was set on it”. This not only reveals the willingness Janir has to please her husbands, but also resembles the power her husbands had over Janie.
Ulrich discusses that this slogan succeeded in today’s world so well because women have always had a specific stereotype. They are only known to be the caretakers to the real laborers, therefore women were easily forgotten. If women were seen out of the home doing something or trying to do a “man 's job”, individuals look poorly upon them ultimately leaving women’s history in the dust. “The problems with this argument is not only that it limits women. It also limits
Orual’s selfish actions in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis makes her seem like an immoral person. She is extremely reliant on those she cares about to provide joy in her life, and she selfishly tears others away from their personal happiness to fuel her own. Though she claims she does so for the benefit of the others, she only causes more pain. However, in ‘Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis, Orual’s selfishness and possessiveness stems from the love she holds for those in her life, therefore readers can sympathize with her and the consequences of her actions are mitigated. The person Orual undeniably loves the most is her sister, Psyche.
What Delia did right there is right. Delia did the right thing by standing up to Sykes and showing him that she was tired of the mistreatment she was receiving and the mental and physical abuse. Any person would get tired of something that is unfair or something that disturbs their inner peace. Delia and Sykes were married so one would expect them to love each other maybe some fights there and then but they were the opposite, fights everyday and the only time they weren 't fighting would be when they’re eating of sleeping. She wasn 't being treated like a wife, girlfriend or friend.
Yet, Bradstreet is truly attached to her work since she wants to fix its flaws, and seriously wishes she could. She laments, for it is not possible. Bradstreet ultimately accepts that this book remains out there to roam freely. Clearly, she hopes her published work is not criticized, which is understandable. Bradstreet happens to be very harsh on her own work and appears to be her worst critic.
Throughout both plays and many others within, the general faultiness yet calculated cruelty of women are noted often by both male and female characters many times, including Phaedra and Medea. Since women only had the ability to be respected for few things, for example, the ability to bear children and keep a husband, it follows that stepping out of line could have severe consequences for them and their status. The imbalance of power in Greek and Roman society has created an outlet of seemingly disproportionate revenge committed by women, in response to their oppression. It is not truly disproportionate if one considers that a woman who had never been able to fight back or speak up in her life will one day respond with a collective blow to the patriarchy when it is vital for
The jealousy that marks Hedda’s feelings towards Mrs Elvsted is used to simulate the self-loathing in women that stems from the inability to fit into the traditional female role in society. Where Mrs Elvsted is docile and nurturing, Hedda is manipulative and destructive. This creates a jarring effect as the audience can directly compare the two female characters, especially when the audience notices how effortlessly Mrs Elvsted is able to influence and inspire other characters, like Lovborg and later Tesman, constructively while “everything that [Hedda] touches becomes mean and ludicrous” (p 99). It is ironic that while both female characters were feeling unfulfilled, ultimately, it was Mrs Elvsted - a character who fit into the female role completely - who passionately rejects society’s conventions whilst Hedda kept trying to act within such conventions, even though she had made it clear that she was miserable. This further emphasises Mrs Elvsted’s perfection as she becomes socially liberated, though she only does so to remain emotionally close to Lovborg and continue to play a supporting role to him.
Society makes it harder for those that embrace diversity and respect the differences God’s children have. Therefore, things like the Queen Bee theory can be an easy style to mimic when you are a woman that just wants to strengthen her career and lead, ones that wants to have the same chances men have. Women working with other women help spread light and eliminate darkness. It presents a chain reaction that is positive. It is not the best when women are working with other women that want to do negative things and it’s even worse when these women still don’t have the same chances.
Once they decide on a man, there is no going back and divorce was considered uncommon. The women in the novel, each display their thoughts on marriage. However, Elizabeth Bennett, who is opinionated and passionate about her beliefs, is inclined to disagree with the norms of the society the most. While others believe that marriage is the key to happiness, she disagrees. She is not easily influenced by those surrounding her, even her family, and her honesty and wit allow her to avoid the drama that dominates the society.
Arkadina constantly, dotes and is affectionate towards Trigorin, contrary to Nina, whose presence in Konstantin’s life is very inconsistent. Arkadina however is jealous of Nina, which is very ironic for an empowered, successful, actress is jealous of a 19-year old girl and fears losing her love-interest, Trigorin to her. Arkadina despite being the strong woman that she is, shares her weaknesses with her son, Konstantin. She cannot be called a villain or hero, , instead she is vain and miserable who is capable of compassion. Nina’s technique of flattering Trigorin too is similar to that of Arkadina.
Everyone grew attached to her but no one really wanted to show it, because they feared the scornful eyes of their peers. They were embarrassed because they thought she was untouchable. You could think of her as an expensive gem; people can look but they can’t touch. Who wants to associate themselves with a jewel thief? Bernadette was the girl who just wanted to be loved; she would do everything she could just to fit in.
However, it 's when she witnesses the relationship between Sofia and Harpo, This is shown by being jealous of Sophia’s independences ,in the text it says "I say it because I 'm jealous of you. I say it because you do what I can 't" (page 42). Celie longs for the courage that she finds in Sofia. The physical and emotional abuse she had being going through made her feel that she cannot be an independence woman , and instead she she is powerless