The fact that John Wright’s cruel action in strangling Minnie’s beloved pet bird that helped her to cope with her isolation was not the only sole reason she murdered him. The action actually was the peak of the social oppression and loneliness that has eventually strangled Minnie herself. They understood Minnie’s situation as they themselves received the same prejudice and mistreatment, as seen from the line, “We all go through the same things- it’s all just a different kind of the same thing”. This theme is represented mostly through the character, Mrs Peters. Even though Mrs Peter is a sheriff’s wife and was described as “married to the law” by the County Attorney, she has sympathy for Minnie.
Another reason why Scout’s saviour is Atticus is related with her acknowledgement over the superficiality and restrictions of being a Southern female, for example when Mrs. Dubose tells Scout: “You should be in a dress and camisole, young lady! You 'll grow up waiting on tables if somebody doesn 't change your ways ...” (page 135; To Kill a Mockingbird). Meaning that if Scout does not ‘woman’ up she will forever be rejected.This quote is one of many illustrations in the novel where our narrator communicates to us Lee 's criticism of Southern women and their ignorance concerning gender roles. Even Atticus the man how abides by no social conventions, ridicules the women 's attitudes. There are multiple examples of this; one were he tells Alexandra that he prefers “Southern womanhood as much as anybody, but not for preserving polite fiction at the expense of human life” (page 196; To Kill a Mockingbird).
This highlights the wife’s feeling of negligence. The sentence; “she liked the way he wanted to serve her” (p.158, l.7-8), referring to the padrone, shows that she was not receiving much attention from her husband, if any. It becomes clear that she sympathises with the cat’s isolation and the hostility of its surroundings as she states: “it isn’t any fun to be a poor kitty out in the rain” (p.159, l.11-12). In this exposition, an analogy between the cat and the woman becomes evident. She feels the restraint that George imposes and to please him, she tries to make herself ‘compact’ just like the cat, who was “trying to make herself so compact that she would not be dripped on” (p.157, l.19-20).
Her lies are less a thought of her own character and more a reflection of her husband’s surroundings .She does feel the need to keep up her self –respect, while satisfying her own needs. Again, her lies established the fact that how stressed she is by the opinions of her husband. The patriarchal setup of the play and gender roles are being broken as she is destroying the strict rules and by deciding to go out of family. She says that Torvald stops her from eating macaroons as they will destroy her teeth as well as her beauty, she still eats the macaroons. The limitations didn’t stop her from satisfying her own pleasures and she refused to obey through harmless actions showing that she strongly desires independence, but is too afraid to raise her own voice.
In the progressive modern world, the ancient mindset of men’s superiority exists in many societies. Women who are opposed to such ideology are, in some cases, perceived as rebellious when words such as feminism has come to acknowledgement for over a century. Through the struggles that the characters of A Thousand Splendid Suns faced in the patriarchal Afghani culture, Khaled Hosseini delivers his feminist ideas. For her whole life, Nana endured the troubles given by men, and she is one of the “fallen female warrior” of the novel because she fought against the oppression and lost, due to the unfortunate circumstances of her life. Mariam also suffered the torments imposed on her by the men in her life, sharing a similar fate as her mother, Nana, in a way.
The purpose of this paper is to throw light upon the discrimation of woman in the male dominating society through the character of Sarita in the novel The Dark Hold No Terror. Sarita or Saru is the main character of the novel. This novel presents the search for identity discrimination and suppression faced by Sarita from her childhood to her married life. It is the story of an educated and economically independent woman who is in search of her identity, which leads her to unearth the hidden strength within her. The Dark Holds No Terror ‘ is a story of Sarita and her relationship with her parents, husband and the agonizing discrimination she faces throughout her life.
Sheriff Peters finds their concerns irrelevant and even jokes about it saying, “Well, can you beat the women! Held for murder and worryin’ about her preserves.” (Glaspell 561). Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale are not amused and continue on amongst themselves. It was the
The women responsible for household duties while the men run government functions. In the novel we see that there is a crisis so the government created a program where infertile women would continue with their domestic duties while fertile women were to participate in the child bearing program to avoid extinction (Novels for Students). Women are given the option to not partake in this, but they suffer the consequences put in place which is to be killed. Through the book we see women oppressed by the men and see the lives that the society have accepted. The theme of guilt and innocence is seen in the novel through the hardships of the society but without anyone seeming guilty.
She wants to prove to her husband that she can do better. On the scene that they had an argument because of her hair really shows the strong feeling of the woman to have her freedom and let her decide by her own while, on the scene wherein she said that she’ll go down to get the cat though it’s raining shows that she wants her husband to show some concerns for her. And the lines from her inner thought wherein she said she liked the way liked the way the owner serve her. Because that was the one she wanted to be treated by her husband. The story shows the situation of a woman battered by her husband, not physically but
K. Narayan tries to promote the status of women very consciously. His ‘Women’s Lib’ movement, which actually begins in The Dark Room, comes to an apparent fulfillment in The Painter of Signs, encompassing a long journey from Savitri to Daisy via Shanti, Bharati and Rosie. The novelist laments the pitiable condition of women and this has perhaps led him to formulate the ‘Women’s Lib’ movement. Narayan does not advocate the westernized life style of women and he cannot accept the atrocities done on women in the moribund Malgudi patriarchal society. Thus, Narayan favours freedom for his new women and wants to see them educated, active and independent.