Women then were naive to the fact that they had to be married off and taken care of by other men. During Kate’s first meeting with Petrucio, it was a strong exchange of words because Kate wasn’t much of a pushover like her younger sister Bianca. A woman like Kate was difficult to marry off because men loved to control their women during that time. Bianca was also the type of girl men liked because she was passive, and she was also younger. In the 1500s women were prisoners of
In both cases, the leaders seemed to be held in high esteem for the people that are occupying well off positions within that society. People in the lowest classes don’t seem to hold the same opinion for their leaders and are seen to not trust the government as easily (Orwell, 2008, p. 86; Park & Bong, 2013). Since these groups of people would not always conform with the rest of society, the governments would need to find another way to control their behaviour. The film also has similar features to “The Machine Stops” as they both feature humanity depending on a machine that provides them with everything they need in order to survive. It also protects them from the outside environment that is deemed “unlivable”.
By definition, to be "just" one must possess the ability to fix a problem or argument with another. His laws were discriminatory in that they were often seen as cruel punishments for the lower-class society. One of the reasons why he was so hash was his lack of desire to deal with such little problems as Rule 195, "If a son strikes his father, his hands shall be cut off." Many believed there were better ways to solve these problems than physical punishments. This may be seen as the simple way out of court trials and therefore made King Hummurabi 's life a little easier.
In society, it is automatically assumed that people want justice, equality and stride for freedom. Despite that, when a group of people are put together; they turn into a stack of dominos. Although they do not realize it, when someone of higher social class creates a certain stigma against a person or group, the rest will eventually follow through despite personally knowing them. It is the act of bias and influence that hinder the sight of many. "Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is deep-seated evil within our society" a quote from Judith Light.
Eva Smith is the perfect example to show the audience that you might not be affected by this but someone might be and you will be the blame for it. “but I felt rotten about it at the time and now I feel a lot worse.” Sheila said this because she actually felt really bad and to blame for this girl’s death unlike the rest of her family except Eric. People were put into social classes according to their wealth, jobs and success. The upper class families don’t care about others with low class and are shown to be more powerful at that time. The high class families always had the power even though they were the same as the others but more successful,
Harrison Bergeron by Vonnegut and The Pedestrian by Bradbury warn readers about the dangers of conformity and total equality through a loss of individuality in society and the cruelty of a totalitarian government. In today’s society, some countries’ citizens are lucky to have individual freedom. It is a blessing to be able to be whoever you want to be, but conformity and total equality can ruin that. Vonnegut and Bradbury portray this warning in Harrison Bergeron and The Pedestrian by describing societies where citizens aren’t blessed and must live under oppressive governments enforcing conformity and total
(AGG) Many people believe that money will buy you happiness, but no matter how much money you spend, you will never get the true happiness you receive from people. (BS-1) The characters in the novel Fahrenheit 451 focus on looks and value their possessions. (BS-2) Becoming materialistic has many effects towards people. (BS-3) There are some people in the society who reject the idea of materialism. (TS) Ray Bradbury created a society full of materialistic people to warn the readers about the dangers of being overly focused on materials.
It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
Finally, Mortola’s hunger for what she feels is justice is stronger than ever. From a quarrel between a father and his daughter, to two feuding kingdoms, and a quest for vengeance, Inkspell is full of struggles of great importance. One of the important conflicts in the book is Meggie and Mo not seeing eye to eye. Mo often has fights with Meggie because he feels she is too obsessed with the notebooks about the Inkworld. Mo expresses his frustration in saying, “Perhaps I ought to turn into a glass man or turn my skin blue, since my wife and daughter obviously think more of fairies and glass men than of me.” Mo is angry because Meggie is obsessed with a world other than the one they live in; No less, it is a world that has caused much pain in their family, making it hurt a that much more.
“When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch” said Betty Davis. Contemporary society has many different gender stereotypes. All those stereotypes make a hart time for young boys and girls in America today. Gander stereotypes could limit women’s and men’s capacity to develop their personal abilities.
The article written by Jennifer Britz was a wakeup call to realize how equality among men and women still isn’t the way that it should be. She explained the process for accepting, rejecting, and wait listing into her college. She stated " The reality is that because young men are rarer, they 're more valued applicants.” (Britz) Mediocre men are chosen over talented women just to keep the numbers more even. In my history classes, my teachers always discussed how women were degraded and what hardships were dealt with to finally gain equal rights. Women are still dealing with sexism in wage and education.
“When you judge others , you do not define them: you define yourself” - Earl Nightingale. In a society where people are still judging other people to try to make them look good is a low blow, you know you will not be able to judge them on their actions but on something they were born with, the color of their skin or the way the look. This is why discrimination happens every day, bigots must have a scapegoat to blow all the stress they have. But in reality they are not defining the other person because those are petty words, but the bigots actions while insulting the poor man will define the bigot . Once people have learned about how to blow all the stress they have, we can almost act as one.
Secondly, another nicknames Torvald calls Nora a ‘spendthrift’ which was offensive on many levels and symbolized his attitude towards his wife. Parents generally use the nickname ‘spendthrift’ on their children when they feel as though their child buys and spends money on things that are very unnecessary, calling Nora this symbolizes that Torvald does not treat Nora as a partner and more like a child. This is further proven when the nicknames, ‘spendthrift’ is used to such a high extent that it was evident that the author was trying to make his sense of superiority and sexism visible; thereby giving Torvald control over Nora. Lastly, Torvald uses the nickname songbird which symbolized that Nora is not seen as an equal as a bird is placed in a cage. It goes on to say that she can be owned as a pet because that is what happens to songbirds.
Charlie was very upset about how society treated mentally handicapped people. He tried to change it, but he found himself falling into the same motion as society and treating them badly. He does not understand why someone would be treated badly because they have a low intelligence, even if they are a kind person at heart. The cruel mistreatment of the mentally handicapped throughout the book occurred because of feelings of superiority that the general public had over the mentally handicapped people in society. The way that a mentally handicapped person was treated was not seen as bad, and even if it was, it couldn’t be changed.