This is opposite of social norms in the nineteenth century because a woman having sexual desires was not natural, and she must be coerced into sexual acts by a man. Chopin writes a story where Calixta’s sexual desire builds without her really noticing it because a women having sexual desires is natural. Calixta is described as “greatly occupied and [does] not notice the approaching storm” (154). Calixta puts her needs and wants to the side to take care of her husband and son, but now she needs to do something for herself. In the late-nineteenth-century, women were thought to be happy with whatever their man could give them, Calixta wants more.
One of his most notable theories was the Oedipus theory, where he believed that a child wanted to have a strong relationship with the parent of the opposite sex, so they started to gain a hatred towards their parent of the opposite sex. This theory was mostly used towards son’s and their attraction towards their mother. Over time, they would learn to hate their fathers, because they believed that the father would steal the mothers affection towards their son. Females were often left out of the question with this theory, so the Electra theory developed. The Electra theory is the psychosexual theory, where girls are in competition with their mothers for possession of their fathers.
Again, Lucius and Fotis are a perfect example when after a sexual encounter, Lucius is exhausted yet Fotis tempts him into a new act. This temptation was her form own manipulation which in the end was for her benefit. After finishing the book with the prominent theme of sex, and the control women utilize through, it comes to question if the act of sex falls into the real of men or
So the society sees Brandon as a man, and that is a physical threat to her. That she chooses her preference to be a male. Teena Brandon's sexual identity is not a transsexual, and a lesbian, but she used a cross-dresser, bandage to cover her breast, and artificial penis for her male sexuality. Usually, Brandon was confused about her personality and how to carry herself around in public.
Touching Bottom by Kari Strutt – Feminist Criticism In Touching Bottom by Kari Strutt, the author completely flips male and female roles around. Usually, the main hero in literature is male. However, in this short story, the author challenges the concept of male dominance and destroys gender roles. The female protagonist learns to clutch onto the power she has over her life. At first, she lives her life in fear and to only please men such as her father and her so called husband.
There are still “feudal-era attitudes toward the sex of unborns and the women who carry them,” (Ostrovsky). A study from Ohio State University discovered “that women who chose not to learn their child’s sex may be more open to new experiences and combine egalitarian views about the roles of men and women in society with consciousness,” (“Pink”). This article goes in depth on . Including that expecting mothers who scored high on a test of parenting perfectionism, were more likely to have known the sex of their unborn baby (“Pink”). Ostrovsky admits in her article that most women are “terrified at the thought of having a daughter”.
Irene has the desire to become the person Clare is, but she is not ready to give up certain things to be who she wants to be. Both women are in sexless marriages, this shows the arousing of sexual desires that each woman has in the closeness of their history together, adding to their already established relationship from their childhood. In presenting this idea it shows that men are not the only ones thinking of sex, applied by the absence of their husbands, seen with the travels of Clare’s husband and with Irene’s compliance to her husband’s wishes to sleep in separate rooms. Several parts of the text are presented in this idea of a lesbian relationship between Clare and Irene.
Martha the significant other of George uses manipulation and intimidation to push her husband to have greater success. George is more reserved then Martha tends to be. He makes rude comments, but you can understand that Martha most definitely wears the pants in their relationship. Again both these women live through their husbands success and since George is not a a very successful man, Martha finds away to live through other men because she cannot have success herself due to the time period when women weren't really aloud to have much of a say with anything.
She is interested in asking Hezekiah about him but knows she should still be mourning. Janie is so wrapped in the idea of her needing a relationship because of Nanny engraving it in her head, that the first guy she found attractive, she is interested. Janie seemed to have a trend of picking random boys and never truly focused on whether she is compatible with them or not. Although Janie is ready to move on from Joe, the emotional abuse is still with her. She is scared to open up to a new man or trust anyone new.
• This passage shows Francie’s coming of age; she is losing her innocence and becoming an adult. She is more aware of sex and she is frequently asking Katie questions. • Katie is strong and brave because unlike the other mother’s, Katie told Francie upfront everything she wanted to know about sex. Most mothers weren’t brave enough to inform their children.