Both Snow White and Cinderella themselves start off in unfortunate situations where they are the “damsel in distress”, and are later rescued and willing to be bound to their savior for life, cooking and cleaning to put a smile on their faces. Women watching in the 1900’s are looking for a fantasy to distract them from their own lives - they have been cast back into their stereotypical gender roles after The Great Depression is over, making them stay at home wives while their husbands go out to work for them. They currently are the perfect little housewife - or so society wants them to be. The vast majority of woman will be quite upset with being out of work just because of their biological sex, as it should not be a contributing factor to work capability. Snow White and Cinderella reinforce the idea that women should cook, clean and become a domestic servant for the man they love.
For Harriet, she is oppressed and suffered in the patriarchal society. David and Harriet are conventional in the gender stereotype that ‘Man are breadwinners while women are homemakers’ that they think this old family style is happy. However, patriarchy and gender stereotype makes Harriet suffering from the family problems. When Ben is born, he is not as lovely and normal as people expect and he disappoints David. As a married woman living in a patriarchal society, Harriet thwarts her husband’s dream which is to have a happy perfect family so she feels that she is condemned by everyone even though it is not her fault indeed.
She is also expected to sleep on a straw. Saru feels why the woman is considered unholy during menstruation periods. For Saru the very word “mother” stands for old traditions and rituals, for her mother sets up a bad model, which distorts her growth as a woman, as a Being… Thus, the strange childhood experiences up her inflated ego and her thirst for power over others. She worked hard to become a doctor. She had clear view of her life and her studies.
Mildred’s constant addiction to gadgets represents her denial towards her problems and the little desire she has towards a better life. Her ignorance is another of her great weaknesses since she lives in a world where her feelings don’t matter and is easily influenced by tv and propaganda which explains her obsess towards hair dye and a soap opera family, even when Guy tries to talk to her all she seems able to talk about is her “family”, he tries to talk to her into reading some of the books he has found but she’s just worried that Captain Beatty might show up and “burn the house and the ‘family’” and asks him “why should I read?” “what for?” (34, Bradbury). Mildred doesn’t understand what she’s feeling and therefore prefers little amounts of superficial happiness that only give her joy for a little while, instead of reading and exterminating her ignorance because she’s too afraid to understand what is really happening inside of
She fights back against society with a goal to find her true identity. Edna changes from a dedicated housewife who would stay in Tuesdays to answer phone calls to moving out from their home to a smaller home because she did not like how nothing belong to her. She was unhappy with being a typical woman during the 19th century and therefore decided to take actions against it. Madame Reisz motivates the character because she is someone that Edna can look up to since Madame Reisz is not married, does not have children and is very talented in music. The urgency to find her true identity also pushes her to continue to pursue this path.
In Charlotte Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” focuses on an unnamed female protagonist that suffers from “temporary nervous depression” that her husband, who is her primary doctor, treats her illness with the resting cure. Which does not allow her to do any activities that could overwork her or her mind leading her to keep a secret journal about her true feelings and motives? Gilman skillfully uses of tone, style, theme, and symbol conveyed a feminist ideal, presenting a first-wave feminism masterpiece. The understanding of the tone of a story gives readers a particular message of what the author feels about the subject. The tone of a story can be closely linked to the style of the story, Gilman has the narrator 's tone as passive, disturbed, paranoid, and intimate.
As the story advances, Emily translates her life through types of control, and this plays into her cooperation with the town, and even more particularly, her association with her suitor Homer Barron. She is prideful and isolated, driving the townspeople to theorize on her life and to judge her considering how she connects with Barron and how she keeps (or doesn 't keep) her home. Emily in the long run secures herself away in the dusty, rotting house while she becomes more seasoned and feebler. She has almost no human contact. Toward the end of the story, Emily stuns the town with the privileged insights she has been keeping in her upstairs room, with her psychological condition apparent by the gray hair on the cushion beside Homer Barron 's rotting body.
Q10. The quote used to describe Nai Nai 's death was "Nai Nais ' life had evaporated like an episode of Spring Dream". ~Chapters 5-6~ Q1. Niang attitude towards the living quarters in their new home showed that she loathed her step-children, but thinks highly of her own. She explained that no one may enter their rooms without prior permission from both parents and the person who currently resides there.
Early on in the novel, Esther declares “[she] never intend[s] to get married”, at her time, this was considered quite a statement coming from a woman, it was seen as the only suitable option. However, Esther sees marriage almost as a bond that would be holding her down, her controversial opinions on marriage continue all through the novel. One particularly bitter remark comes when Esther remembers a time she visited Buddy, finding Mrs Willard braiding a rug out of old strips of wool. Esther notices the beautiful patterning of the rug, finding herself quite perplexed when Mrs Willard puts it down in place of their kitchen mat, not surprisingly after a few days the rug has become dull and ruined. As a result, Esther expresses how “I knew that in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners (…) what [a man] secretly wanted when the wedding service ended was for her to flatten out underneath his feet like Mrs Willard’s kitchen mat.” Esther considers marriage to be unequal, the woman being inferior to her husband.
That Long Silence of Shashi Deshpande presents the he narrative of Jaya and Manohar, who live respectively as a couple in spite of their desperate mentality towards a portion of the central issues of life. That Long Silenceis “a muted and essentially sympathetic treatment of the problems of marital relationships maintaining a credible balance between sexes” (p.255, The Second Sex). Jaya, the protagonist, is sufferer appropriate from her adolescence days, which proceeds even after marriage. She supported disgrace since she couldn 't react and respect the established music of Paluskar and Faiyaz Khan like her dad. Her grandma has constantly scolded her for her curious nature and further forewarned her colloquialism that “for everything question for everything a retort what husband can be comfortable with that?” (p.5, That Long Silence).