Her anguish and anger was relatable by the audience because her sorrow and grief symbolises an average woman of her time who would have reacted in a similar way after a loss of her husband. However she transforms herself into an evil master mind and labels her husband and his new wife as her enemy. Her pursuit of revenge and will of making 'corpses of three of her enemies' flips the whole scenario as well as her characteristics. By this time she becomes a distinct character and no longer remains a typical woman. This clearly shows the hidden strength of a woman which was suppressed by men.
These women did not conform to the traditional role of the wife and mother. Femme fatales are usually destroyed in the end, either by being killed or being domesticated, as though they are being punished thinking they can compete with men. Male dominance is always restored by the end of the film. In established film noir, the new economic, social, and sexual freedom that women experienced during the war years as they joined the workplace was quite unsettling to many American men. This fear of strong, independent women and the need to show the danger of this independence was shown, whether consciously or not, in most film noir.
All around the world women are treated unequally due to the traditional society that we live in. I would highly recommend How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents because it talks about the endeavors that their family had to face due to male dominance, pride, and identity
The first example would be when Sarah remarks the Graveyard of Failed Hopes is “an all-female establishment”; ironic since she would become a driving force of change for the better. Sarah is discouraged to be a jurist by her family, even told essentially to give up her dreams and go husband hunting. Around the time Sarah Grimké was around, I’m sure a lot of women faced gender stereotypes such as that. Not only were they slaves to their family’s expectations, but also the rules of society. The world was very biased against females in all aspects back then, some of those prejudices still live on today.
She fought for her own rights along with other women’s rights. That shows courage because she stands up for what she believes in, not caring what the end result might be. In the article it said, “But After the famous trials in 1872, she won and more support. Younger women rallied around her. They too went out and made speeches and handed out positions.” This also shows courage because she shows women it's ok to fight for rights that more people should do it, even though she could be arrested or be in serious trouble.
Hedda suddenly cannot stand the relationship between them because now Mrs. Elvsted has achieved a kind of relationship with Løvborg that Hedda was unable to have. She starts to attempt to destroy the relationship by revealing Mrs. Elvsted’s love for Eilert Løvborg. When this backfires, she takes a more radical approach and burns the manuscript they created together, a symbol of their love. She openly says while committing the act, “I’m burning your child, Thea … Your child and Eilert Løvborg’s” (Ibsen 1528). It is her jealousy of the relationship between her former lover and her friend that leads her to repeatedly attempt to destroy their relationship and take joy in the
The Daughters of Liberty The Daughters of Liberty was a group of women activists who fought for the freedom of the colonists from the British Parliament. They were a major factor in protesting against taxes and boycotting British goods. The Daughters of Liberty did whatever it took to free the Patriots from British rule. They accepted women from all ages and all backgrounds. The Daughters of Liberty were important to American history because the rebelled against the British, had influential leaders, and helped people better understand a woman’s role in society.
These strong characteristics shape this woman as one who has many admirable qualities. Therefore, Antigone represents the integrity of the independent female conscience over the power of the state. The expectations of a woman's role in Theban society is displayed by a conversation between Antigone and her sister Ismene. The conversation develops the idea that Antigone is going to defy the state and do what’s right and bury her brother. Ismene's reaction of “We are women… We must obey.
Childless and merciless, Madame Defarge is the antithesis of Lucie Manette. Both women possess the ability to inspire others, but while Lucie creates and nurtures life, Madame Defarge destroys it. Because her entire family perished when she was a young girl, Madame Defarge wants revenge, not merely on the family that caused the evil but on the entire class from which it came. Her knitting represents both her patience and her urge to retaliate, because she knits the names of her intended victims. She knits a register of all the oppressors belonging to the ancien régime, dooming them to destruction.
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.