Women now are much more intelligent, powerful, and of course beautiful. Compared to the 18th century where women were described as more like servants towards the husband, they could not say anything or do as they please just like in the story; even in marriage. In this time, women were below men, and this is because men have been given this power of supremacy over their wives once they became husband and wife. After reading this story for the first time, it was very clear right way that during that time women was portrayed as a prisoner to their husbands. However, this should be common knowledge that marriages in all different forms are not always about mutual feelings.
Clearly, because of the attention they get and because they talk about each other behind one another 's back. All of this, if thought about, smoothly lead to their relationship with Steven. Renee getting so much attention because of her beauty makes her hard to get, and even harder to reject. This means, that when Steven was strong enough to kick her out because of Jeffrey 's vulnerability to illnesses, they 're relationship changed, since now, both Steven and Renee knew Steven was strong and confident in the inside, and not like other boys. This changed their relationship, after some time, for the good.
Dorothy Ko talks about many myths and in her article about the origins, the development, and the eventual end, Ko explores the process of male power and female desires during the practice's the article argues that the men's desire for bound feet was connected to larger concerns such as "cultural nostalgia, regional rivalries, and claims of male privilege." (p.g 60, Ko) it describes how women of those who could afford it, the wealthy women bound their own and their daughters' feet as a symbol for high status and self-respect. The binding of feet, "was associated with bodily labor and domestic work, and properly bound feet and beautifully made shoes both required exquisite skills and technical knowledge passed from generation to generation." (p.g 78
The Second Great Awakening affected society in a both harsh way and also positive way. It affected the society in a positive way because of all the movements that started. An example of one of the movements can be Women’s Movement which helped women basically get more rights in terms of them living their own life. The women did this because they wanted to be equal with the men since men could own property and vote but on the other hand there were the women who couldn 't do any of those tasks. There was also the Temperance Movement which helped drunks drink less alcohol since the movement lessened the amount of alcohol available in the U.S.
This breakaway led to Chinese elites embracing a new social order which created a shift in women’s status in Chinese society. This impacted all spectrums of daily life including culture, politics, and economic changes. One of the most gruesome and heinous practices in Chinese culture is the binding of women’s feet. This practice started during the 20th century. There was an emperor who was captivated by dancers with small feet and he saw this as a symbol of beauty.
It correlated with man’s duty in society. They both symbolized virtue but with emphasis on different characteristics. Women were taught to be obedient, to be industrious, a woman’s self-value was demonstrated through her reputation which was determined by her husband’s family. However, there were some transformations that took place. By comparing and contrasting the two well-known books about women, Ban Zhao’s Lessons for Women, and The Memoir of Lady Hyegyong.
This was all just an act that Petruchio was playing to “tame” Katherine. He wanted her to start acting the way she was supposed to, more like her sister Bianca who was the favored sister. He also had a goal of gaining some money because katherine was a part of a rich family. Katherine was very different than all the rest of the women when it came to gender ideals. She needed to be “tamed” and start acting like all the rest of the women.
(Ibsen 4). In these conversations between the couple, the audience can detect Nora’s charming manner which reinforces Torvald’s image as a protector. This realistic representation of a traditional couple, which strongly relies on stereotypes, is an important factor that contributes to the shocking effect of the ending as it suggests naïve, middle-class housewives were in fact capable of reaching autonomy. Within a society in which women were virtually powerless, this was an outrageous idea for both men and women.
Due to the era 's emphasis on conformity, women in Lewis Carroll 's time were expected to be satisfied with their lot in life, and any sentiments expressing different beliefs were met with indignation and hostility. Thus, just as Caterpillar was surprised and offended that Alice could be frustrated by being only a few inches high, Victorian society was shocked by women who were bold enough to protest their limited social roles and lack of equal
However, the society’s opinions of women was internalized by Myrtle due to growing up with such notions, and these views had shaped her own. Therefore, Myrtle believed that the work had to be done by a male in a time when women could not achieve anything substantial on their own. Furthermore, she felt pressured to find a man, as it was considered that a woman’s main achievement in life was to settle with the most prospective suitor. This lack of self-worth, influenced by the society, is what had led Myrtle to Wilson, a man who she believed “knew something about breeding, but he wasn't fit to lick [her] shoe". When Myrtle let Wilson achieve her goal on her behalf, she had lost control of her future.
This is due to the fact that “for wealthy planter families, educated daughters reflected positively on their social status” (McMillen 91). They often took classes “to enhance their social graces and elite status” (McMillen 91). Classes like this were often music, dance, and embroidery. It was thought that mothers needed an education to fulfill their role properly. They should know how to read and be exposed to the world around them to be good examples to their children and be better companions for their husbands.
In 1927, the Chinese government started making some efforts to improve the status of women. They introduced legislation to offer women more legal rights in education, marriage, education, and property, the government had no intention to change the patriarchal system in any substantial ways though, so this legislation was rarely put into practice. When the China Communist Party came to power in 1949 the status of women was improved in many ways, The Marriage Law of 1950 granted women the freedom of marriage and divorce. The Election Law of 1953 gave women the same rights to vote as men and women were given the right to possess or inherit property. The party encouraged women to participate in the social production of a new society based on the principles of socialism (Zhou, 2003).
She was an accomplished historian and scholar, and she contributed to many important texts in the Chinese society. She composed a well-known tract for women. This included and offered advice to brides from elite families on how to behave correctly towards their husbands. In addition, due to her father being an important official, she gained access to the imperial court, and from this she gained fame as a
She had “roughed lips” and was “heavily made up” this means that she cares about her appearance and wants to look attractive in front of others. In that era women were looked down upon by men because of their sense of fashion as they were viewed as objects belonging to the men and Steinbeck demonstrates this in the way the characters in Of Mice and Men react to her appearance. He also makes this obvious to the reader when Curley’s wife finds out that Curley was in the house and she wasn’t. After using the excuse of “lookin’ for Curley” when she goes to the bunk-house to flirt with the new guys (Lennie and George) and when Slim tells her that he seen him going in her house “she was suddenly apprehensive” giving the impression that Curley will be mad if she is not home when he comes in as in the 1930s women were expected to do nothing apart from the jobs given to them from men. They were not allowed to go out and socialize unless told to do so (especially not socializing with other men).