As showcased by Amanda’s regimented beliefs, The Glass Menagerie demonstrates how society’s gender roles objectify women. The mother and widow of the play, Mrs. Wingfield is no pushover, yet her parenting is a product of gender roles preset by society . The first scene of the play features her at the dinner table nagging the narrator, Tom, to not “push with his fingers...And chew — chew!...A well cooked meal has lots of delicate flavors
In a society conforming to patriarchy the women 's places is said to be in the kitchen; in this film we see that in some instances this archaic belief is still the case. This is seen when Nancy expresses that her husband (Alan) believes that everything to do with the house, school and backyard are her domain. Nancy, somewhat, defies this stereotypical role by working and admitting that she does not always find pleasure in cleaning and looking after the children. Penelope however in the beginning of the film plays into this stereotype; she plays the dutiful wife by cooking, cleaning and being a stay at home mother. Women and how society stereotypically sees them role is also seen by all the comments Alan makes throughout the film such as 'Women always think you need the man, the father, like it will do any good ' and 'Women think too much '.
Scannell uses onomatopoeia the word ‘slashed’ to describe his action and the aggression he has towards the nettles. Sister Maude written by Christina Rossetti is a dramatic monologue which the narrator shows anger and aggression towards her sister Maude and loves is shown towards the narrators’ mother and father and also her lover. She talks about how her sister is jealous with the relationship that Christina and her lover has, which she destroys successfully The poetics’ character has shown anger through vocabulary she describes her sister’s behaviour. ‘Peer’, ‘Lurk’, ‘Spy’. This just shows how much anger she’s taking out on the poem.
In “A Mother’s Day Kiss-Off” Bennetts tells of all her stories of how poorly women are treated, feeling like society should treat them the same as men. She explains “Mother’s Day would be an even happier occasion if it didn’t leave so many women feeling that their most important concerns had been kissed off by a greeting card” (44). In “The Myth Of Co-Parenting,” Edelman states “It began to make me spitting mad, the way the daily duties of parenting and home ownership started to rest entirely on me” (53). Edelman is expressing her anger that her husband started to not care anymore, while Bennetts is angry that people push mother’s troubles aside with a piece of paper. Edelman also shows in her article that she is angry by telling that she took her husband's credit card on day for revenge.
Within the book, there are instances which state that women can’t/won’t do a certain task/thing because of reason/excuse. One example of this is when Scout asked Atticus, the Finch’s father, about why people in Maycomb couldn’t sit in the jury stand and mentioned Miss Maudie, a gentle woman who never lets others forget her thorns, Atticus replied, “For one thing, Miss Maudie can't serve on a jury because she's a woman-" (188). He says the reason for this is, “I guess it's to protect our frail ladies from sordid cases like Tom's. "(188) and also that he, “...doubt(s) if we'd ever get a complete case tried—the ladies'd be interrupting to ask questions."(188). Atticus is saying that the reason why they can’t be in the jury is because they need to ‘protect them’ and that they just slow down the entire trial process.
Due to Mrs. Walls’ believed that Jeannette was mature enough to cook for herself, she never put a physical barrier or a mental barrier that feared Jeannette to stay away from using the stove at a young age. As Walt Disney would say, to fulfill her needs of hunger, it was essential for her to learn how cook on the stove, despite her age and any obstacle that stood in the way of learning, growing, and becoming independent yet
They both were unsuccessful in wooing the women of their dreams. Ichabod’s strategy was slowly and subtly trying to win the heart of Katrina Van Tassel. Miles’ strategy was to not even approach Priscilla and have another man do it for him. They were both alike in their strategies because they were both cowardly. They were
Nevertheless, she does not try to actually make a difference and tackle any patriarchic beliefs and / or sexism nor does she want to be associated with being a feminist. This role is exclusively left to Shazzer: She voices her opinion on male privilege and dominance in our society very directly and loudly which is why she tends to be seen as a “ranting”, angry woman from the outside (e.g. from Bridget and her friends or her coworker) – much like the image of a “strident feminist” Bridget is describing in the beginning. She seems to fit the stereotypical version of a man-hating and bra-burning feminist that would like nothing more than to ban men completely from society in many ways as she always points out how men are responsible for everything. When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her.
The kids and Anse violated her aloneness which she cherished. She did not view her children as her own but as Anse’s. To get revenge on him, she had an affair with Whitfield and ended up having Jewel. Her affair was not done in love though, for she did not believe in love. It was done out of her deep hatred for
Joe says, “Her hair was NOT going to show in the store” (55). Joe is worried that the other men might touch Janie’s hair and he does not want that because he is really jealous. It is not right for Joe to tell Janie how to have her hair only because he his very jealous. Joe is also not a good husband because he just uses her as a trophy wife. The book says, “She was there in the store for him to look at, not those others” (55).