There’s a power balance between the three men and the two women in The Reeve's Tale that is influenced by patriarchal values. The author limits actions performed by female characters to carry stereotypical assumptions of gender expectations. If you examine closely, the miller's wife is unnamed purposefully because she is considered untrustworthy and invaluable to Symkyn. Also, any credibility that is given to a female, has to have a man present to accept those responsibilities. This formulates that women cannot exist without having some type of man to establish their credibility.
Without the physical act of retaliation, there would be nothing to discuss. When discussing feminism, the theme that both The Awakening and A Doll’s House bring up, it can be argued that the women’s acts of rebellion were more harmful to their families than helpful. One factor unmentioned in the discussion of Edna and Nora’s rebellions are the families that both women left behind. Both Nora and Edna ultimately abandoned their children in an attempt to find a greater sense of self. Thus, Nora and Edna betray their obligation and duties as mothers.
The social dogma situates the women at the lowest position in society, depriving them the opportunity of being respected by their own knowledge and capabilities. Due to the fact that Austen work was contemporary to her life, her novel conveys the restrains imposed to women but at the same time follows the archetype inflicted that a social order must be followed where women must find the proper candidate for marriage, proper of Victorian times. This notion is clearly conveyed in her novel “Emma” as the main character, Emma, withdraws herself from the group of women who find themselves in urgent need of finding a husband. She states that: “My being charming, Harriet, is not quite enough to induce me to marry; I must find other people charming -- one other person at least. And I am not only, not going to be married, at present, but have very little intention of every marrying at all.”
Instead of leaving Phoebe in those awful conditions, she decides to take Phoebe to be her daughter. It is best stated by Edwards when she writes, ”In every end, then, a beginning.” (Edwards.68). Caroline’s decision ends the life that she knew and throws her into the life of being a mother. Caroline leaves everything behind for the betterment of Phoebe’s life.
The character Curley’s wife is a great example of the need for companionship and how loneliness can change someone. Steinbeck shows the wife’s feelings through her actions. “I could get you strung up on a tree so fast it ain't even funny.” (Steinbeck 81) This quote demonstrates how desperate she is for interaction with others, she was willing to go into Crooks’ room when she knows she is not welcome.
Although Emilia does not ever say these powerful words out loud, she is still willing to not follow her husbands commands despite his strong character. Emilia proves again that she has powerful thoughts when she stated that,”Let husbands know, Their wives have sense like them; they see and smell, And have their palates both for sweet and sour As husbands have’ (Othello IV.3.92-5) Emilia contends that women are physically the same to men,they both get distraught and have issues that trouble each other, they should treat each other similarly. Women can still analyze literature about the inequality and rights for women through many of the injustices that are modern today.
Adis K, EKJU15 The Lovely Bones There are two major themes that are continually being presented throughout the novel “The Lovely Bones”, these themes are grief and hope. This essay will analyze how different individuals from the Salmon family cope with the death of a family member and their way of advancing with their lives.
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role.
Since men do not understand women this way, they tend to be avoided. Men will be alone: “alone with his dreams, hopes, fears, love, vanity” (417). I think that being mysteries creates a way for a woman to be herself, for example, she can create or imagine the world that everything is in her favor without being understood by men is definitely an