The final rebellion at the end of act three was not an expected way of reacting of a woman against his husband. This is the reason why I can consider Nora’s rebellion not only as a rebellion against her husband, Torvald, but also as an uprising against society. Emancipation against the expectations that people of her surroundings had build up of her. That is why, in the middle of the fight, she says, “It is no use forbidding me anything any longer. I will take with me what belongs to myself ”; deciding not to let any other man “(…) to educate me into being a proper wife (…) ”, nor control anything of her
Dana is distancing herself from being a slave doesn’t feel that she could ever be subjected to it like Alice was. She uses pronouns like “her” to describe a slave to show that she will be associated with one. Rufus no longer understands the difference between friend and master at the loss of Alice. Dana was able to make the selfish decision of killing Rufus, rather than submitting herself, for the good of herself, not the good of anyone else. She could not stand to become like Alice, a slave at the hands of a master; thus, her determination to escape stemmed from her will to remain independent.
Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam makes many valid points about women’s identities in marriage. Mariam’s choices throughout the play reflect her understanding of the fact that in the world she lives there is no space for a chaste, honest, independent woman. The standards that a woman of the time are impossible and Mariam’s attempts to grapple with them are doomed to fail. After experiencing the freedom of self expression afforded to her after she believes her husband has died she is unwilling to re-enter the position of a subordinate. Mariam is aware the death is the only way to maintain the self she has created.
Love and affection given by their husbands all this while are false and unreal. This is proven by polygamy that is done by men. If men are really loving their wife, why must they marry another woman? Why must they betray their love and marriage? Thus, polygamy does not define a true love as it is too hurtful for women.
Woman should be at home, raising their children, could not be brave or refute what men said and they have to be happy with their life of slavery and comfort. Contrary to all woman, Antigone was a brave woman. A women that did not shut up her mouth and challenge the autoritary men voice. She always was seeking for morally justice.
In this discovery, Jing-mei believes she unlocks the prodigy within her. Determining to rebel, she makes a decision with twofold significance. Her shift into disobedience provides an escape from the confines of her mother’s strict directions. Guided only by her mother, Jing-mei feels unable to unearth her own aspirations. By determining to disobey her mother, Jing-mei finding a path for herself in the only way she can: through directly opposing her mother.
Louise thinks she is free from the binding of her marriage, but the whole time her life remains constant, despite her unawareness. Reguardless of the way society tries to exalt the identity found within a name, no social convention should have a say in Louise’s identity. Because of the uniqueness and the time that she has owned her name, it is still important to her. In spite of the importance, what defines Louise Mallard is what she would do with her life if ever given the chance to be independent. Her identity, as well as all of society, is not recognized by what will be carved into stone when placed six feet under but by what was done with that
Alike to Rossi’s memoir, Lambert’s piece idealizes the fact that one should never endure the tribulation of having to hide their sexuality from themselves or the world around them. In light of this, Lambert writes, “I can’t change, even if I tried, even if I wanted to” (Lambert). By including this line into her piece, Lambert exemplifies the theme by stating that she “can’t change” who she is, she can only accept who she is. This relates back the text in regards the universal idea presented across both texts that love should not be obscured by what society unrighteously deems acceptable. In both pieces, the woman must learn that they have the right to embrace their sexuality rather than neglect it.
Hereby, through a series of experiences, also known as awakenings, she becomes an independent woman, defying the norms of society, by only being responsible of her own passion. Unfortunately, Edna’s awakenings isolate her from society, which eventually lead her to the path of solitude. As the ocean, lessons from mademoiselle Reisz and her realization of desires reach her; she is setting herself for free from society’s values. “I am no longer one of Mr. Pontellier 's possessions to dispose of or not. I give myself where I choose.
Scholl intentionally disregards norms to retain her individuality and rebelliousness. Despite being knocked down by her teachers and principal, Scholl refused to have her spirit and resistance completely smothered, “Later, Sophie would not buckle again on her political views: In another letter to Fritz, she wrote, ‘I don't like to think about it, but soon there is going to be nothing left but politics, and as long as it's so confused and evil, it's cowardly to turn away from it,’" (Campbell Bartoletti). Showing her resilience and distinct identity and will, Scholl believes that it is cowardly to not take action against adversity. Although she knew that having and voicing her opinions was heresy, and that Fritz could turn her in, she still remained confident and unwavering about doing the right thing. Scholl made an impact on the world because she held onto her personality, and without her iconic and rebellious attitude towards life, she would not have made nearly the difference in the world.