If the poem was written during the same time, by her husband it would have a much different feel. Changing the point of view in a poem like Marks would change the whole perspective of the whole situation Pastan addresses. As the poem is written in Pastan’s point of view, the reader may assume that she is average or that she is just very hard on herself. “...If I put my mind to it, I can improve” suggests that she can improve in her job as a mother because that is how she feels her children think about her. She does this in a way that makes it undoubtedly understandable and relatable to the reader.
However, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw managed to write beautiful and astonishing plays to show that women can be empowering and have their own aim in life. In both “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw and “The important of being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, the reader is pushed to understand the drastic change in the female character’s outlook on their situation, and the concept of making your own destiny. In both of these literary works the female characters break the Victorian mentality that women can only stay at home and do household tasks, and please their husbands. They are presenting themselves as ingenious and self-assured human beings. In “The important of being earnest” we have the alluring and charming Gwendolen Fairfax.
She lacks the same free will which Elizabeth displays in her growth as a character, and therefore directly opposes Austen’s vision of an ideal woman. Although it would seem that Mrs. Bennet would experience growth by the end of the novel, Austen herself criticizes the mother: “I wish I could say, for the sake of her family, that the accomplishment of her earnest desire in the establishment of so many of her children” (Austen 364). Austen emphasizes the extent to which Mrs. Bennet
These values and morals of Victorian age was showed in Great Exhibition and they also included conservatism, hard labor, prohibitions of mentioning about sex, hypocrisy and patriarchal values. There was a competition with these values to upgrade a class and maintain life prosperiously since being respected and having inheritance that also brings reputation were extremely important for the Victorians. Therefore, arranged marriages and social class mobility are frequently seen as a phenomenon in nineteenth century England. In novel, Catherine Earnshaw’s marriage is one of these to change her class that can also be called as upward class mobility. She married up with Edgar Linton even though she loves Heathcliff inwardly.
The nineteenth century, an era of which men and women’s roles, developed more definition. During Victorian times, women had a great influence at home and home only; therefore, it gave women more power to argue for their right to be equal as the men in their society. The superiority of males during the time period was astounding, nonetheless, Bronte overcame the taboo and pushed for the shift of roles between males and females. In Bronte’s book, Jane Eyre, Victorian society’s injustice is revealed and women will be conveyed to struggle through their social class but still be determined to show the importance of their role in society, especially that religion and love is involved. Bronte intertwines her life into the character and it is reflected throughout the book.
But Laura is, thank heavens, not only pretty but also very domestic.” (Scene Six) In fact, Amanda is deeply influenced by the societal standards of male and female stereotypes that she becomes the agent of it and treats her own children differently according to their genders. She assigns different households for Tom and Laura and examines their behaviors based on the patriarchal values of what 's appropriate for them. She also shows great dependency towards male figure as reflected from the play in two aspects. Firstly, she emphasizes the traditional role of women being housewife only to Laura, because at that time, an urgency exists for women to "trap" a gentleman caller before certain ages but none for male. Secondly, she goes to Tom but Laura for decision-making, though Laura is older.
Trifles, while a short play in practice, was a glaring beacon of truth in what the role of a woman meant in the early 1900, and, arguably viewed as today. While women have been a strong cornerstone of society, their presence has often been taken for granted or lessened by their fellow man. Trifles is a perfect example to analyze the minimalized role women held in society and how man can and have driven her to the brink of madness. Through supporting documentation I will explain how the problematic relationship between man and woman created a realm for literature rife with not just the challenges faced by women but the growing psychological pressures brought on by abuse, isolation and strenuous work. Susan Glaspell, famed playwright and novelist, brought feminist empowerment through her stories which featured a variety of struggling female leads.
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft expressed what would be the constant struggle of women for the following centuries to come: “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves”. This quotation, taken from in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, strongly illustrates how difficult it was for women to emancipate themselves from men with no ability to act upon their futures. However, when changes happened to improve the daily lives of women in Britain, one might think that those progresses meant the beginning of equality and thus, the end of difference –of being treated otherwise. Yet, difference remained. Therefore, in order to understand this phenomenon, we shall answer to the following question: Why women kept being marginalized despite the adjustments made to establish equality between men and women?
A masculinist might ponder the thoughts that females deserve neglectful behaviour, lacking the comprehension of equality. Moreover, it is heavily concluded that before the Women's Right Movement came into effect, women felt restrained in their marriages, having to obey their husband's demands; this often led to frustrations. Men came off as
A. At workplace the counterparts always think with a female who quickly ahead in their career use their sex appeal to support them, it leads women to afford and work hard on themselves to be promoted in their career. “One of the reasons acknowledged by this society to explain the dissatisfaction women felt was Freud’s theory of the “penis envy” ( Freud, 1914) which affirms that women don’t accept the idea that they don’t have a penis and try to compensate this by attempting to be equal with men.” ( Lamb, 2002; 34). B.The Fear of losing their job keeps women silence about sexual harassment at