To commence,In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the main character, Edna Pontellier conforms outwardly and questions inwardly. In the novel, Edna is a wife with three children. As the story progresses, she begins to question the submissive nature of females in society.In the story, Edna states “ You have been a very, very foolish boy, wasting your time dreaming of impossible things when you speak of Mr. Pontellier setting me free! I am no longer one of Mr Pontellier’s possessions to dispose of or not. I give myself where I choose.
Excerpts from the Awakening deals with the fact that even though women uphold expectations as wives and mothers, they still deserve the same amount of respect, freedom, and attention as men do. Throughout The Poisonwood Bible however, Orleanna is treated differently than how she should be treated. Similarly, in Excerpts from the Awakening, Mrs. Pontellier begins to realize her place in the world as a human being. Orleanna feels like she has failed as a mother, and she also feels as if there’s nothing that she can do to be a better wife. Orleanna hates her husband for making their family live like this.
1.1 Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship In the day to day activities there are different relationship that affect and contribute to our lives some of which are the working relationship and personal relationship. There is a difference between a working relationship and personal relationship. A working relationship is the type of relationship that is developed in a work environment, it is a relationship with work colleague and work environment where you working within a guideline, code of practice and a common goal. Working relationship is the relationship you have with the service user which is not personal but professional, for example even though you see a service user daily and spend more time with them than your friends, it is against policy to become personally involve with them by sharing your personal information with them or going out with them like you will a friend. A personal relationship is the type of relationship that could be long term which you have with a friend, family members, a social group or a partner who you are romantically
Harriet Martineau is known to be the first women sociologist who has always been concerned with women place in society. This is a fight that continues to be had in society today. When looking at gender and it’s role in the workplace, you can see that it is definitely a “social organization, in which we interact we each other and how we think about ourselves” (10.1). When I noticed the women in the room of the meeting not saying much, it shows the need for growth in socializing is also needed, regardless of the males in the room and their part in the meeting.
Between The Odyssey’s Penelope and Athena, and Cold Mountain’s Ada and Ruby, the pairs mutually work to better the situation with men journeying to the major characters, Penelope and Ada. Ada compares to Penelope as both have husbands away at war, but there is more than just that. Ada and Penelope both age and mature well in the arms of their comforters. Ada, by herself, was rather in need of help and would not be able to continue duties on her own. Penelope, on the other hand, managed to maintain the household even as her husband, Odysseus, left a mess in the palace.
In Marshall Erikson, we see a dominant formation of postfeminist masculinity, which simultaneously merges traditional masculine value. His large physical build body structure and lawyer profession as well as his emotional softness, a caring nature, and domestication to his long time girlfriend and wife, Lily, give the viewers a conflicting construction of masculinity. However, the textual affirmation of his faithful marriage does not identify with traditional masculinity values. Franka Heise, in her article “‘I’m a Modern Bride’: On the Relationship between Marital Hegemony, Bridal Fictions, and Postfeminism” conveys the privileges of ‘marital hegemony’ in contemporary American culture which reinforces and legitimizes “heterosexuality as norm and monogamy as a social duty” and where marriage is “the most desirable and ultimately only legitimate form of intimate, heterosexual relationship” (Heise 1). Thus, Marshall from the beginning of the program is automatically claimed with hegemony control over both Ted and Barney.
Throughout this novel, Bruce appeared to want to live through his daughter’s life. For instance, Alison and Bruce’s life have always been about femininity versus masculinity, “It was a war of cross-purposes” (Bechdel 98). As Bruce was trying to expose his feminine side by using Alison as a proxy, Alison was trying to make up for the lack of masculinity her father showed. She noticed that her father’s taste are much more effeminate than her own. Thus, ties back to his obsession of beautifying the house.
There are heavily emphasized themes of femininity and masculinity in this short story, as well as Oates’s many novels. In Ellen G. Friedman’s article, “Feminism, Masculinity, and Nation In Joyce Carol Oates’s Fiction” (2006), she affirms, “Oates’s male characters, especially but not exclusively her father figures, help to chary how changing ideologies of masculinity serve feminist purposes.” Connie, as a girl, places a high emphasis on her outside appearance whereas Arnold, as a man, falls for Connie due to her looks alone. Connie’s relationship with her mother, her desperation to be pretty, and her desire to be wanted all contribute to her ultimate
She was replaced by an enlightened, determined and more useful member of society who tries to make a positive contribution to help her husband in his difficulty. These days modern life has thrown countless examples of women struggling for their identities and thus emerging in the same way as Nora did. Ibsen though in his own ways, is probably the playwright to bring this change noticeable in their respective plays. Ibsen showed a woman who left her husband simply on the grounds that he had treated her as a doll and not as a responsible human being. Nora is depicted until the end of the play as the helpless, mindless fool who wastes her husband’s hard earned money.
Lester Billings is married to his wife, Rita, who is being quite oppressed by him. Lester Billings is a man of very old-fashioned ways, and he does not think, that it is the woman, who should make the decisions. He describes himself as ‘brighter’ than her. He claims that children tie a man down and makes the man committed to his wife. He has a more traditional way of thinking about relationships and parenting.