In the book, Hilly Holbrook is at the top of the social ladder because of her future politician husband, William Holbrook. Another reason Hilly is well respected is due to her passion for blackmailing and threatening people. When Hilly got a new maid, Eula Mae, she was already skeptical as to why she wasn’t asking for much pay. So, Eula asked Mrs. Holbrook for a loan so she could send her sons to college.
Like Mrs. Dubose, Aunt Alexandra disapproves of Scout’s attire and is constantly telling her to change the way she is so she can act more like a girl and less than a boy. This is another situation from the book where someone is treated unequally from the others simply because of her gender and because of the way she decided to act. In attempts to convince Scout to dress more like a girl rather than a boy, she feeds her lies by telling her that dressing up in dresses would allow her “to be a ray of sunshine in [her] father’s lonely life” (Lee, page
Throughout the novels The Awakening by Kate Chopin and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë being single or married are conditions that shape the lives of the characters. Both novels involve married couples that are dealing with a variety of problems. In Wuthering Heights, Old Cathy only married her husband, Edgar, for social and financial status. Her life is filled with old emotions and chaos once her true love comes back into her life. Mrs. Pontellier in The Awakening seems tired of being married to her husband and finds Robert more interesting.
The Good Earth, a historical fiction by Pearl S. Buck, shows the life of a farmer in twentieth century China. Throughout the novel, Wang Lung, the main character, progresses from a poor countryman to a rich businessman. O-lan, Wang Lung’s faithful wife, bores her husband many children and serves as a strong foundation in the household. Through multiple examples in the book, Buck portrays the obvious gender bias of Ancient China, a woman’s understood responsibilities within a household, and their quiet power.
She chooses to marry Tom for his money, because she is tired of waiting for Gatsby. Daisy decides to love Gatsby again after they meet again five years later and he impresses her with his big mansion. Daisy shows her fickle personality when she to not go to Gatsby’s funeral and leave town. She doesn’t even say a word to Nick.
In the book Curley's wife is shown as a pretty woman who is used by men. She wanted to go to Hollywood and become famous, but because she married Curley who lived on a farm she had to stay at home and clean up. In the book they don’t give her a name, they leave her unnamed because in the time period that the book was written women were seen as inanimate objects. They were used for cleaning and taking care of children.
(79). Gatsby’s obsession is also illustrated by the fact that he hopes that Daisy will just randomly show up to one of his parties like many other people do (81). Daisy was born into the upper-class lifestyle, “’She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me. It was a terrible mistake, but in her heart, she never loved anyone except me!’”
This is like how Hester is trying to convince everyone at the governor’s mansion that she had the skills to raise Pearl. The song also talks about how the girl is tempted to be with a man even if it is against what the majority says is right. Hester loves Dimmesdale enough to have a kid with him even when she is married. Society did not accept this idea in the seventeenth century, and Hester was seen as a criminal in this Puritan society. Already Gone-Sugarland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R5d_R7JeTk “Hurt” by Jonny Cash describes how Dimmesdale feels as he is being tortured mentally by Chillingworth.
Kate Chopin’s novel, The Awakening opens with a scene of two birds, emphasizing that the motif of birds later within the novel will play an important part with setting the constant metaphor they bring. Throughout the whole novel the motif of birds is a metaphor for the Victorian women during that period -- caged birds serve as reminders of Edna’s entrapment and the entrapment of Victorian women in general. Edna makes many attempts to escape her cage (husband, children, and society), but her efforts only take her into other cages, such as the pigeon house. Edna views this new home as a sign of her independence, but the pigeon house represents her inability to remove herself from her former life, due to the move being just “two steps away” (122).
The attraction this female character portrays for Walter Neff is phenomenal, she has captured his attention by the way he glazes at her. As they are talking Walter introduces himself and soon after Phyllis asks how she could take out an accidental insurance policy on her husband’s life without his consent. By asking this of Walter we know that she is up to no good especially because she doesn’t want her husband to know. Neff infers that she is anticipating a murder and leaves because he does not want to be a part of it. Her sexuality has influenced Walter to the point he can’t get her out of his head and soon after she shows up to his apartment and that is when we see that he is no longer able to resist her.
To begin with, majority of the time, Nancy’s life is threatened due to her unhealthy relationship with Bill Sikes and so she tries her best to satisfy him. For example, Oliver ends up at the police station and the gang persuaded Nancy into going to the station to find out what had happened with Oliver. In order to do so, she had to change her appearance to look more like an upper class woman, and to not be recognized as a prostitute, because otherwise nobody would listen to her. As a result, Nancy plays the role of Oliver’s shocked sister, “ Oh, my brother! My poor, dear, sweet, innocent little brother!
APARNA SUNNY Comparing and Contrasting Liesel’s and Elie’s Experience The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Night by Elie Wiesel, are about two souls who endured a great amount of anguish and misfortune. A Jew and a German, two individuals whose stories should have been remarkably different, turn out to be unexpectedly alike. Liesel’s and Elie’s experiences both comprise of destruction, self doubt, and the obligation to stay alive. Despite the similar experiences they confronted, they survived in their own means.
Marie De France’s portrayal of “Bisclavert” is a commentary on the expected social roles in the mediaeval time period and how deviations from upholding these expectations lead to undesirable consequences. Her allusions to the importance of maintaining loyalty and chivalry allows one to determine the significance that these values held in society. For example, the betrayal of a husband by the wife was deemed to be prohibited and a harsh punishment would have been considered the norm. All major characters in this lai do not uphold to their social roles, and as a result are subjected to negative consequences. The author introduces the character of a werewolf which she uses as a tool to symbolize a man’s desire for rage and revenge.