She never discussed her struggles to maintain everything by herself to Art. In fact, she could never properly explain her love for him, which causes Art to believe that she’s avoiding him. “In all these years we’ve been together”...”I don’t think I know an important part of you. You keep secrets inside of you. You hide”…“Why do you keep pushing me away?” (Tan 388).
This story blocked out feminism, it detailed into a world where women couldn’t compare to men. Janie allowed her grandmother to drive her into a relationship in which her grandmother saw fit. Janie was lost when it came to men, she unknowingly went into the relationship with Logan Killicks. In which Logan was much older than Janie and felt like he deserved respect. Janie resisted the commands he tried to shove at her.
Mildred hasn’t surrounded herself with loving, understanding people. She lacks the feeling of love, and even though her husband, Montag, cares about her, he is barely home. Her friends don’t even care about themselves because them, too, are emotionally disconnected, and couldn't care less about their miserable lives. Montags feelings are shallow and mediocre, he used to love her, but not the person she has become over time. On page 44, the conversation between Montag and Mildred was very bland, and even though they are communicating, they aren’t really communication.
While defying society's standards Edna Pontellier proved how different she was from Adèle. Leonce displays his frustration with how his wife, Edna, treats him, “He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation” (Chopin 6). Encircling the Pontelliers’ marriage was dissatisfaction due to Edna’s rejection of her duties as a mother and wife. Although Adèle has a disconnection with Edna’s personality she still displays friendliness while staying true to her own nature. Adèle is the epitome of what society considers an ideal woman, which helps show how different she is from Edna, “Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
Women were known to not be able to be in control of their lives as well as being married and taking care of their children Gerald and Eric’s exploitation of Eva Smith is used to show the corruption of men in that time and how they treated women. They objectified them and treated them disrespectfully. Eva Smith was exploited by Gerald because he saw her as ‘vulnerable’ and kept pointing out her “pretty brown hair” and “dark eyes”. This shows how he was focusing on the physical aspects, showing that men in that time mostly focused on appearances rather than personality (showing how men objectified women).She was described as ‘pretty’ and a ‘good sport’ by
Steinbeck doesn’t give Curley’s wife a name and this is important as it emphasises how she is seen as lesser in society as she is a woman. It reflects the inferiority of women in the 1930’s and makes her out to be an object of Curley’s. Her and Curley spend little time together and she ‘don’ like Curley’ so try’s to escape her loneliness by talking to the other men. The other men refer to her in a derogatory way calling her ‘tart’ and ‘jailbait’ because they are perhaps afraid of Curley as he has more authority and she is ‘his object’ and his ‘possession’ should be respected. This also shows the men don’t see her as an equal and she has no authority over them leaving her a very lonely
A sense of self is something Francie Nolan lacks in Brooklyn, New York. It is not because of a lack of love or female influence; she is impacted by the desires of females who have no opportunities in life because they are female. As Francie is about to graduate her teacher Miss Gardner advises her to burn her words about “poverty starvation and drunkenness” as they are “ugly subjects.” Her teacher wants her to write about the “''the true nobility of man'' and stick within the code of conduct. She goes on to explain that one does not write about the unspeakable aspects of society (Smith 315). The ideology of the teacher contradicts what Francie’s illiterate grandmother Mary Rommely instills in her daughters and her granddaughters.
Curley's wife may be an awful woman, but she has to presence neglect and isolation. Steinbeck uses her character to create a visual of the difficulties that women had to face during the Great Depression. There are not evident loving relationship with women, the only ones that are mentioned belong in a house of prostitution, which corrupts the view of all women in the novel . Curley’s wife had no companions and was ignored. Curley treats her as a possession
She is trapped in a loveless marriage and states, “I don’t like Curley. He’s not a nice fella.”(89). Due to her gender the readers can see that she is more like an object rather than a person. In result Steinbeck uses Curley’s wife to illustrate society’s views of women during the time period, as well as others with
A good example of a character is Bertrande.Coras describes Bertrande as “ “given the weakness of sex, (was) easily deceived by the cunning and craftiness of men.” (Davis, pg 110). He (Coras) considered her ignorant of Arnaud 's true identity, hence innocent of wrongdoing.” (Finlay, pg 555) Davis however describes Bertrande as known more as an honorable and independent character who acts more like a hero rather than evil. This also does not make practical sense, because back in the sixteenth century, women often were silent, because women did not have the same as in the twentieth century, making them often not speaking their opinions. Because of these new characteristics Davis “does not yield a portrait of Bertrande that is either plausible or persuasive.” (Finlay, pg
Daneon can blame himself for being a silent man, like his silent and a womanizer like his father who put up with Cecily demands. For Mary C? She suffered from depression, PTSD and just didn 't know how to give and get love as she never had examples. Imogene? She was just his comfort during all this, but his heart
In this story “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston I think this story is not a feminist novel. The females/ Women doesn 't have a say so of what they do.The men don 't treat the women with respect but see them as a object to get. Joe does not treat janie right. Some people who read this novel feel like it 's a feminist novel but it 's not because the females don 't do anything back or have a word back to the men because they go off the man. Janie’s grandmother didn 't play when it came to Janie she stayed ahead of her marriage, love and security.