“She proposed that the Declaration of Sentiments demand suffrage for women. All other resolutions passed unanimously. But only a bare majority voted for suffrage.” (Banner 42) However, there were some negative points. For example, in Cady Stanton’s childhood, gender expectations were very flagrant.” Margaret Livingston Cady carefully trained her daughters in the genteel domestic arts appropriate to future wives of the gentry.” (Banner
A short story called “Everyday Use” is written by Alice Walker. The main character of the short story Mama is the narrator. It consists of a mother and her two daughters experiencing a change in their normal behavior during this story. The mother had a permanent change in character by refusing to let Dee have the quilts she was asking for. The character Mama decided that she had enough of her eldest daughter Dee(Wangero) getting whatever she wanted while her youngest daughter Maggie stood by in fear.
The tale is about a young woman (Edna Pontellier) the protagonist of the story, who struggles to find her identity and her artistic ability. A woman who grew up in a conservative society. She was married to and as Kate Chopin describe in the novel (the perfect man) who’s everybody in love with, and she had two kids. Even with this normal life, it was never good or enough for Edna. She always felt like this is not what she wanted to do with her life.
The media is sexualizing woman and in television, the internet and books. Hans provides a convincing argument with supporting evidence and strategic organization of her article. Her creative and bold titles add empathies to the argument such as, “Sexy’s Not About Sex, It’s About Shopping”. Hanes has a young daughter herself and contains a background in play therapy her use of pathos is strong in this article. Hans believes the media has an oversexualized view of woman for example, Mother of a 3-year-old little girl Mary Finucane has claimed her daughter has “stopped running and jumping and insisted on only wearing dresses” (Hans pg.
The only way not to get pregnant was by not having sex- a choice that was almost always the husband 's. This was even more true in the case of lower-class men for whom, 'sex was the poor man 's only luxury ' (Douglas, 31). As a nurse who assisted in delivering babies, Margaret Sanger was very aware of how unwanted pregnancies affected lives. She witnessed the affects of self-induced abortions, the transferring of diseases from mother to child, and the deaths of mothers and children due to poor health conditions. Feeling strongly about the problem unwanted pregnancies, Sanger devoted her life to acquiring the right for women to prevent pregnancies through the use of contraceptives.
And I hope she’ll be a fool-that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (Fitzgerald 17). Daisy proclaims this line while speaking privately to her cousin Nick about the birth of her daughter. Her emotional words help reveal the harsh divide between males and females in the early 1920’s. Daisy had been subject to the male-dominated society since her birth, and is dismayed that her daughter will have to endure those same struggles. She is certain that her daughter’s intelligence will go unappreciated as hers did, and that her daughter’s frivolous nature and beauty will instead be embraced.
In a sense, I believe her main theme is valid being what women most desire. Due to the constant oppression of women by their partners, many people, in addition to the Wife of Bath, believe sovereignty over their spouse is the perfect resolution to their complications. However, marriage is mostly about teamwork and support as the two people journey on through life. In the present day, it seems that we have made impressive progress as strong partnerships are much more prominent in marriages compared to the time period of the Canterbury
In “Everyday Use,” two sister Dee and Maggie have different views on how they should preserve and honor their heritage. The story is told from the point of view of their mother, Ms. Johnson, and it is from her that we learn about the difference in the sister’s characters. Dee, who changes her name to Wangero, is outspoken and is the educated sister. Maggie is shy and appears to be ashamed of the burns on her skin. “[Maggie] thinks her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no’ is a word the world would never learn to say to her” (Walker 6).
Medea’s appeal to the woman of Corinth is poignant, powerful and above all, convincing. She uses her genders natural role as child-bearers to tear down the belief that women are the weaker sex. Medea states, ‘They say that we live a life in the house without danger, while they ﬁght with spears. They think wrongly. For I would rather stand in the line of battle three times than give birth once.’ (Euripides 1993, Lines 248-52).
From the publication of East of Eden to today the rights and empowerment of women have escalated exponentially. Women are no longer obligated to follow the nurturing mother ideal; they can be independent and strong. Then, in the novel, East of Eden, some believe the author oversimplifies his female characters by filing them into either traditional, caring mothers or heinous villains. However, Steinbeck utilizes their simple, one-dimensional archetypes to show how complex his female roles truly are through subtle details. Within the novel, most female characters are designated into the class of typical, loving mother types, but they are each defined separately within their cohort.