At the beginning of the story, the woman is prescribed a “cure” for her “problems.” The woman’s husband wanted to make sure that his wife only rested and did nothing else because he thought would involve brainpower. It might not seem like it at first, but the diary is much more than just a collection of thoughts. Because the woman kept the journal, it symbolizes how she will not let the wallpaper and her husband control her life. It was a symbol of rebellion. However, despite how much the woman tried, she still let the wallpaper take over her, and the reader
Whatever he did she would have no say; Janie continued to keep silent regardless of what happened in their marriage, “No matter what Jody did, she said nothing. She had learned how to talk some and leave some. She was a rut in the road,” (Hurston 76). By this Janie was not well respected by Jody, she was not able to say how she felt. Considered being the wife of a rich man, she was treated less than
Mrs. Dubose, another extremely courage character, fought a dependence on morphine in order to die unaddicted. Because of a medical condition, she took morphine, then slowly became addicted. Upon realising her dependence she made a goal to not die addicted. In order to accomplish this the decreased the time she used morphine every night. She kept track of this with a timmer.
Throughout the time period that takes place within 혛혩혦혪혳 혌혺혦혴 혞혦혳혦 혞혢혵혤혩혪혯혨 혎혰혥, women are incessantly viewed as the weaker sex. From the very beginning, Nanny believes that Janie is too fragile to take care of herself, and therefore forces her to marry Logan Killicks. Moreover, in Janie 's marriages with both Logan and Joe, Janie is expected to believe that her self-worth depends on the men. This is shown when Logan tells her, "You ain 't got no particular place. It 's wherever Ah need yuh" (31), and when Joe remarks, "Somebody got to think for women... they sho don 't think none theirselves" (71).
This story blocked out feminism, it detailed into a world where women couldn’t compare to men. Janie allowed her grandmother to drive her into a relationship in which her grandmother saw fit. Janie was lost when it came to men, she unknowingly went into the relationship with Logan Killicks. In which Logan was much older than Janie and felt like he deserved respect. Janie resisted the commands he tried to shove at her.
Henry will turn me out…He’ll find another wife, who can give him proper children. There’ll be nothing-nothing in the world for me-nothing” (71). This forlorn desperate monologue given by Aunt Harriett is what truly cements the treatment of women when they do not meet the societal standard. This idea that a woman who cannot produce healthy children is less of a woman is not a belief shared exclusively by men. Mrs. Wender is appalled by the fact her husband has not thrown her out for
In this part, Curley’s wife talks to Candy about how his dreams are not going to work out. She says, “I seen too many of you guys...I know you guys” (Steinbeck, pg 79). This proves that Curley’s wife has been at that house for a long time with no one to talk to, and it’s caused her to have a constant need for attention. The only way she knows how to get attention is by messing with people. Curley’s wife tries to explain to Candy that his dreams will never work out which portrays that she deals with her attention by bring people down.
Throughout the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author reveals that there were false expectations based on gender through the character of Curley’s Wife. The amount of sexism and discrimination of women was explicit. Curley’s wife just wanted to fit in without being judged. She never found what it was like to be truly happy because he life ended to short. Perhaps if people put gender aside, Curley’s wife could have lived a longer
"There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself. There would be no powerful will bending hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow-creature" (Page 499). Chopin makes her strong statement in this quote from the story. Mrs. Mallard has no one to answer to but herself, and she feels liberated that her husband can no longer control her. During the late nineteenth century, women quite frequently had to suppress themselves to the will of their husbands, or to some other man who had a significant amount of control over their lives.
Largely due to society in both books being dominated by the patriarchy, women had less rights in comparison and overall less opportunities for their life. In both ancient Greek and medieval English society, common expectations of women were that they were to be subordinate and obedient to their male superiors, generally their fathers, husbands, or other male authority figures. In regards to the portrayal of their female characters, the similarities are very apparent. Both Antigone and the Wife of Bath go against their respective societies’ expectations of their gender by defying their male authorities. Neither of the two affirm to common stereotypes of women of their time.