In a male dominated society, women are forced to conform to the moulds that have been prescribed for them. When they do not fit into the categories that have been defined for them, they face ultimate rejection and suffer the consequences of non-conformity. This male dictated view of women is evident in the writings of 19th Century women writers who unconsciously view society through the perspectives that have been imprinted in their minds by society. A case in point is Kate Chopin through her work, Desiree’s Baby which chronicles the tale of an abandoned baby that is raised by a wealthy couple, the Valmonde’s. They were childless and raised her lovingly as their own.
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
During the Progressive Era, many women displayed a deceitful facade when interacting amongst society. They remain respectful and dutiful to their husbands in public, as vowed through their commitment in marriage. Deep down, however, ideas of revenge towards their husbands dominated this facade. Authors Kate Chopin and Susan Glaspell produce several works throughout this era that justifyingly portray the strain between women and their male counterparts in relation to marriage and divorce. Both authors express the way gender roles were set during the Progressive Era, specifically by writing “Story of an Hour” and “Jury of Her Peers” to illustrate the freedom women wanted to achieve apart from their husbands, which reflects these individual’s morals, psychological and social awareness of self identity.
John often attempts to make it where the protagonist cannot even think. He makes her stay on bedrest and is not allowed to write. However, she does not get better until she is free to express her own thoughts and not only from John, but Jenny as well. She writes for awhile “in spite” of multiple people; possibly in spite of society for not allowing women to think for themselves. Not only this, but John is so controlling that he removes any control that she could have in the house stating that all she needs to do is lay in bed and not to think about anything thus making her imprisoned and feel useless; the protagonist is thanking him for doing this.
This makes marriage more open in the sense of being able to choose versus being chosen. As the title suggests, Pride and Prejudice are a main concern for Women and their marriages. If a woman chooses to be with someone she loves, even if it means being poor, she also loses her honor within the society and even her family’s honor. In Austen’s novel, this can be seen through Lydia Bennet. She runs away with her lover, Wickham, and ruins not only her reputation - but her families as well, “Elizabeth’s power was sinking; everything must sink under such a proof of family weakness, such an assurance 3 of the deepest disgrace.
For example Anthony says, “but this oligarchy of sex, which makes father, brothers, husband, sons, the oligarchs over the mother and sisters, the wife and daughters, of every household” This is very sad since women and girls should not be ruled or told what to do because they are thought of to be less than man. The constitution is in place to have a unified country not to have an oligarchy of men lead households. The pathos appeal is used to show what suffering women are going through due to men ruling them, and not knowing how to fight back. Susan B. Anthony in her speech also says, “Are women persons?.....and no state has the right to make a law, or to enforce an old law, that shall abridge their privileges and immunities.”, which also connects with the emotions of the audience. She is trying to make people feel bad that women are treated less even though they are just as righteous as men to have the same privileges.
Adultery is every hard to defend because in most cultures or religions it’s socially or morally unacceptable, but The Storm challenges that position. An affair is normaly what ends relationships but for Calixta and Alcee, it makes them value their marriages like never before. Many people in today’s age
A lot of the time customs or beliefs are misunderstood and people think many things for example that Christianity promotes abusive relationships because wives have to submit to their husbands and, therefore, it’s okay. Secondly, there is the superiority blinker and this is extremely evident in our society, where either a specific religion assumes they have no room for change or judgment because they are right or a person or group assumes their ethics are more superior to others. Lastly the freedom blinker, where we assume that restriction is bad and therefore because of the removal of limitations people get hurt. Altogether this influences our worldviews dramatically and crucially because we determine them with an unconscious misunderstanding, we assume that this worldview is superior and with that freedom comes separation, conflict, hurt and
Katherina is scolding women for disobeying their husbands wants and desires, even comparing them to rebels and traitors. The specific word choice of rebels and traitors separates herself from women who are not fully obedient to their husbands, one could even say making them an enemy of sorts that she wishes to confront and change. This would also justifying looking straight into the audience because this would be a symbol of strength and of Katherina’s will and not backing down to placing women where she believes they belong in
Despite trying to make up for her mistakes, people still spread rumors about her making her feel like she isn't good enough. She also felt the need to tell Amir about her past before their marriage to make sure he still wants to marry her. She begins to hate Afghan culture because of how they treats women differently. While ranting about it she tells