This is an extraordinary autobiography of Princess Sultana which is gripped by her powerful strength, indictment of women’s lives within the royal environment of Saudi Arabia. The writer Jane Sasson belongs to America and she was much interested to know about the lifestyle and problems of a women in middle east that are suffering from pain. The story contains those harsh situations which never any religion commands. Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country where people follow the teachings of Islamic Fundamentalism. The life style in this country for a woman is not acceptable, society does not gave respect and importance to them, and they are only for the use of sexual fulfilments and desires.
Gender inequality and discrimination in the field of education, media and politics in Assamese society From the ancient age women are said to be weak and fragile and not fit to work. They have been facing discrimination by the man and the society and they still facing and are fighting up against them. People do not realize what is it like to get a woman educated instead they keep her in the house and make her do household or do other work. Man are always said to be superior than women which is not true.
A Woman Lost in a Patriarchal Society Feminism and gender differences contribute a major role in the works of authors from the 18th and 19th century. During that point in history, women were essentially treated as second-class citizens without the ability to do anything less they faced judgment and ostracization from members of society. Women were not allowed to vote, own property nor be accepted into prominent leading positions. Instead, many were required to stay in the home and care for the family which mainly included the well being of their husband. Women lacked the freedom and independence they not only wanted but needed due to a society run patriarchal views that hindered the growth of women.
The play “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell is largely based on stereotypes. The most prevalent one explores the difference between gender roles. Glaspell exerts the repression of women in the 1900s. During that time, women were highly looked down upon by men, and were only seen as the housekeepers and child bearers. This example is displayed throughout the play with the men, however, the women in this play prove that the stereotypes of gender roles held against them are completely wrong, which is shown through the characters, set design, and symbolism.
Nana is the mother of Mariam and the mistress of Jalil, a wealthy upper-class Afghani man. Nana was portrayed as the elder woman, who is unsatisfied with her life and resents men for their treatment of women. Through Nana’s banishment from Jalil’s house by Jalil’s wives after she was impregnated by him, Hosseini demonstrated that it was socially and culturally acceptable for men to have several wives but the blame will be put upon the woman if she was to have an affair. Jalil defends himself by accusing Nana of forcing it on him, which led to Nana stating that “Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman” (Hosseini 7). This statement is of significance because later on in the novel, various situations that is relatable to this statement occur.
The reason Khaled Hosseini wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns was to tell the abuses that the people of Afghanistan, mostly women, had to endure. Hosseini shows the readers this by using the lives of Mariam and Laila. He made these women to help the reader understand the sadistic part of the world. Hosseini gives us a new lease on life, from the horrible lives these women had to live through. I would have liked to recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns to anyone, but because of such adult themes like abuse and murder I think it shouldn’t be given the faint of heart and to anyone younger than thirteen years old.
In the Victorian era, men and women based their connections on the formidable society that was there at that time. Qualities that were not wanted by the society were ignored and disregarded as inappropriate, thus making conduct in this era very stern and gender stereotypical. Women at that period had a distinctly strict way of life. The main role of a woman was considered to marry, to take part in their husbands’ life, and to take on their husbands’ interests and business. They were confined to live false lives and have false interests to please the Victorian way of lifestyle.
Two misogamic views were remarked: one that claimed that all women are bad wives and celibacy was the way to a higher form of living and the other one sustained that both men and women have bad qualities.(Kemp 39) The adherents of these ideas thought that women were an error of the nature, they had a lot of flaws and they were less worthy than a man. Also, they assumed that marriage is unbearable because women are intorelable. The most radical among them had considerated that every women wants to be a man or that women are not even human.(Bock 13, 26). Despite the pro-marriage ideology promoted by the England laws, this misogamist ideas continued to flourish.(Kemp
She was treated as if she had a lower social class than the rest of her family. Her step-mother “could not bear the good qualities of this pretty girl, and the less because they made her own daughters appear the more odious.” This jealousy led to taking power over her, overloading her with chores in the house and treating her as an object rather than human. They were so cruel to her, as they even mocked her, with her name originally being “Cinderwench.” She couldn’t tell her father about the cruelties that she dealt with, since if she did, her father “would have rattled her off; for his wife governed him entirely.”
Curley's wife considered her marriage unhealthy and did not consider Curley a good husband. Throughout the novella, Curley's wife was consistently looking for Curley and she spent most of her time in the ranch house alone. The two were never together and the only time they were Curley was nasty to her, which drove Curley's wife to feel alone, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Curley's wife 89).
“Now piercèd is her virgin zone; she feels the foe within it. She hears a broken amorous groan, the panting lover 's fainting moan, just in the happy minute”(Jon W.). Women are raised in a battlefield; they are taught to rely on men to protect them because they cannot protect themselves. This is an insult to many women everywhere, and it is a problem with society. If women were portrayed and viewed more independent, we could change the world we live in.
Endurance is cruel, necessary due to preconceived notions of another person’s self worth, and lack of compassion. In Khaled Hosseini’s book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, Hosseini highlights a greater understanding of what it takes for women in oppressive countries to endure their entire life hardship and isolation. In the case of Mariam and Laila, at very young ages, struggle to find their path in society, only to have their fate foretold for them with many deaths and family members lost along this not-so-glamorous journey. By the time their paths’ cross they experience true hardship, and life-changing migrations. It is this endurance that eventually creates a strong bond of friendship between Mariam and Laila.
The Middle East has long struggled to show their women the rights and freedoms offered to most other women of the world. The struggle to gain equality amongst men has been unsuccessful as women today are still oppressed. They’re forced to cover the bodies and sometimes their faces, they can’t leave their homes without the company of a man, and they aren’t allowed to receive an education usually past middle school. These are just some of the things women are forced to deal with. Despite these restrictions seeming cruel and pointless, there are people who support this, including women.
To be able to talk about heroes, gender, and Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey, there needs to be a separation between the journey to become a hero and the plot of the story. Although an entire story can be solely based on “The Hero’s Journey,” it’s not limited to the journey. How events play out and character development among other things are apart from what Campbell describes. The journey he describes stays the same regardless of the gender of the protagonist. Gender can only affect the plot itself depending on type of world that is built.
The Thousand and one nights offers a unique perspective on the roles of women in that society. The roles of women are really interesting because they are treated different in numerous circumstances. On one hand, they are shown to be powerless, and on the other hand, some are shown to have absolute control. Throughout the beginning of the story, the status of women seemed to go from getting brutal and wicked treatment by men, to their ability to fight back, and then they are revealed as somewhat heroic. There are some major differences in how men and women are portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights.