A plea for the end of the discrimination of women--the Declaration of Sentiments—was signed in 1848. The Girl Scouts formed in 1912, and by 1920 women’s suffrage was redefined. For centuries women have been uniting to eliminate their gender’s subjectivity to prejudice; however, the battle against misogyny is even now unfinished. Incompleteness and sisterhood are two themes reiterated throughout Susan Glaspell’s short story, “A Jury of Her Peers.” Glaspell personifies and emphasizes said central ideas through the characterization of the protagonist, Martha Hale. The initial setting of the play immediately identifies Martha as a housewife who, as pertaining to the time period of the plot, satisfies the stereotype of women in the early part of the twentieth century.
“Good Mourning. I am Nurse Ann and I’ll be your test instructor today. I see here on your file that you have symptoms of Tourettes Syndrome.” She continued with disorders, but it occurred to me that she knew everything about me as though she raised me herself. I looked around to block out her voice, but I can’t find anything. “SHUT UP!” I yelled at her as I backed up into a corner.“It’s gone.
A lesser author would have put that line at the beginning of the poem, leaving no imagination for the reader. After talking to all of her relatives, the speaker’s grandmother made the biggest impact her, settling her opinion about her mother’s heritage. The speaker’s hatred
Thus the Bundren family’s journey communicates the idea that one’s life cannot measured in length but in depth because one’s legacy will outlive one’s physical form from beyond the grave. The novel begins with Addie Bundren 's end. As she dies, she is surrounded by her family, for better or for worse. Her husband Anse, her daughter, and two of her four sons quietly watch over her like patient buzzards until suddenly “[her eyes] go out as though someone had leaned down and blown upon them” and all emotional hell breaks loose (Faulkner 48). Her daughter “flings herself” on to Addie dead body while her youngest son with “all color draining” flees the
I only heard stories but my mother’s grandmother on her mother’s side was a cold and numb woman, especially cold mother, no affection was giving towards my grandmother which laid the foundation for how my grandmother would raise my mother and her two sisters, which eventually trickle down to me and how I handled the responsibility of motherhood. The women on my mother’s side have difficulties expressing emotions and showing love by affection, it was more important to take care of the home, to clean and to cook then to worry about your children’s emotional well-being. I look back and I wonder what happened to my great grandmother, was she raised that way or was the impact of being young girl during WW1 losing her father and then had to live through WW2 raising two daughters while her husband went off to war and became a prisoner of war? Did WW2 affect my grandmother who still to this day tells me stories about the sirens and how scared she was when she had to hide and find shelter in church basements? Rebuilding Germany after the war was hard on both my father’s
“Sun so high!" she cried, leaning back and looking, while the thick tears went over her eyes. "The time getting all gone here." At the foot of this hill was a place where a log was laid across the creek. “Now comes the trial," said Phoenix” (Page 289).
In the short story, “The Story of An Hour,” written by Kate Chopin a woman named Louise Mallard is given the devastating news leading her to believe her husband had passed away. Mrs. Mallard’s close friend and sister try to tell her this news in the most gentle way possible since she had a heart condition, but almost immediately Mrs. Mallard started crying and locked the door to her room. Once the crying halted she quickly realized all the freedom she now had in her life because of her husband’s passing. After all the exciting thoughts of her new life, her sister bangs on the door and gets her out of the room. Mr. Mallard walked through the front door, unknown that everyone had thought he was dead.
Just when she thought she could take it all, she broke. During this event in Steinbeck’s story, she and her husband were driving and “She turned up her collar so he could not see that she was crying weakly—like an old woman” (211). She was beaten down simply by a sight, not only was she crying but as if she was an old woman. This showed she was not as strong as she made it out to be, and she was terrified to let her husband see her in this condition. She lost all of her dignity when she saw those flowers and could not help but sit there and let the tears
Chopin uses the phrase, “…of joy that kills” at the end of her short story. The meaning behind the phrase is somewhat twisted. We know that Louise Mallard is not happy at all to see her husband’s face after thinking he was dead. The joy of Mrs. Mallards independence was ripped away from her so fast which caused the overwhelming feeling which caused her to die. Throughout the story Mrs. Mallard has experienced many obstacles in just the time of an hour.