Estella did not understand that she deserved better or she was just so put off of having to act in love, that she stayed with a person that abused her. Thanks Havisham. Because Miss Havisham was not able to, she lived her deluded fantasies of wreaking havoc on the male sex through her adopted daughter, effectively ruining her life. Not only were her life and relationships ruined, but so was her perspective of herself. No one should ever believe that they are defective, incapable of love, or even that they should just accept abusive situations.
These three examples not only show how women were oppressed but that they also have idealized images and expectations to live up too. Moreover, Kate ended up being the only woman who would obey her husband. The only reason she did, however, was so she wouldn’t suffer any more of his mistreatment. The Widow and Bianca, however, believed the expectations they should follow were stupid. This is why they refused to listen to their spouses in the bet.
That is there life now, they can’t speak out, cant have their own opinion, with no way out of this, your thoughts are your only safe place. Without equal rights or ownership of anything all of a sudden, ever women can think, they aren't good enough or what did i do wrong. Even the wife’s, who can say anything, may feel threatened and feel not good enough for the husband because they have to bring another woman into their home so the husbands can have intercourse with them, so they can have a child that she can’t provide for him. Offred ends up getting caught as unwoman because she married a caregiver. You are not aloud to be unwoman, they hang her wife and make surgical adjustments to Offred, she can still have kids tho.
She lead others, as well as herself, to greatness; this is similar to Queen Elizabeth’s life. Jess, in the story Cinderella Society, compares to Queen Elizabeth the First because others disliked them due to the impact of their father’s decisions; however, they persevered to lead and help those in need, yet through it all, neither lived a fairy tale life. Because of the mistakes and decisions of Jess’s and Queen Elisabeth’s father in their lives, others disliked them. Queen Elisabeth was known as an illegitimate because of her father, so the respect and privileges of being the king’s daughter where not passed to her. For instance, Hanson states, “She was part of her
All her desperate endeavors are wasted because no matter how hard she tries, she can not overcome the temporary state of social status. Using the Countess, Pushkin successfully illustrates the impermanent social hierarchy that everyone in St. Petersburg strives for but ultimately cannot
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman…They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them. She is unapologetic when she chooses how to live her life.
Katniss' mother is not accepting the death of her husband by blocking out everyone, which is almost exactly the same response as Geneva to her situation. Both Geneva's and Katniss' mother's responses influence their daughters in ways that they will never forget in their lifetime. Because Geneva is so caught up in her own mess and doesn't recognize reality, a Saranell is deeply
Often, in public opinion Eleanor was branded as a bad mother, which was an unfair observation from outsiders which weren't privy to her authority being emasculated on a daily basis by her mother-in-law. Not to mention, her husband's culpability in the willful exclusion of his parental role in their children's lives. Additionally, the lack of a maternal instincts, which can be attributed to the dysfunctonal relationship with her mother was another hampering fact which precluded Eleanor to be the mother she wished she had been. Consquently, collectively these behaviors facilitated the relinquishing of her maternal influence to Sara and ultimately robbed her from her rightful place of being their
Rasheed treated Mariam as property instead of an actual spouse. Mariam had no voice of her own, Rasheed controlled every aspect of her life, from what she wore to where she went. Mariam could not carry out a pregnancy causing Rasheed to build anger against Mariam, this led Rasheed to lash out and abuse her. Mariam dealt with endless beatings from Rasheed, over the simplest mistakes, because she was too afraid to stand up for herself or leave Rasheed. “It wasn’t easy tolerating him talking this way to her, to bear his scorn, his ridicule, his insults, his walking past her like she was nothing but a house cat.
For example (page one) “No sooner were the ceremonies of the wedding over but the stepmother began to show herself in her true colors” After her father passed away, it allowed her stepmother to be in control of the family. In my opinion if Cinderella’s father did not pass away there would’ve been little to no disrespect towards Cinderella, Her father wanted the best for her. Another example of how her situation is forced to mistreat her (page 1) “poor girl bore it all patiently, and dared not tell her father, who would have scolded her; for his wife governed him entirely. while the way this paragraph is not considered “traditional” I personally believe the situation she was faced to live with after her father passed away is considered her being mistreated by