Women would live under the control of their father, husband or other male relatives. Women would not leave their household, but instead spent all day taking care of their house. Men had the upper hand. Women were traditionally passive. Women were in control of staying home to take care of their children.
In paragraph 18 of the novel it explains how mother sees on television a little girl playing the piano fluently.Mother observes the girl and starts to gossip how jing will never be as good as her because she doesn't want to do anything for her future career. Mother later tells her she will be taking piano lessons with the neighbor. She will take them just to make her mother happy and proud of her. We know that everyone will judge her no matter the way she plays. No one will stop judging because it's just the way life is
Jose Goncalves Professor Karen Oden English 1301 Jamaica Kincaid “Girl” Kincaid wrote a fictional story about a mother who was teaching her daughter how to properly act in modern and formal society. From the type of clothes Jamaica mentioned on her essay, it can be told that it portrays the life of an old-fashioned society where a nice lady have to act or behave in a certain way. In the first two sentences, Kincaid says, “Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry;” (Kincaid 895). Using these words, it basically says how women should treat and wash their clothes. With this essay Kincaid shows how a parent back in the days use to perform his rule
These women were expected to work for their husbands and help them run their business. They would work alongside their spouses and then go home and take care of the household. Upper-class women may have had servants and workers working for them, but the women were still expected to take care of the family. For instance, ladies could not function alone, nor could they live by themselves if they were not married. According to the law of the state of Florence, if a girl was divorced or single, she is required to move in with one of her male relatives or join a convent and become a nun because there is no other option at this time for
In Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”, a very short story written in one single paragraph, is advice from a mother to her daughter on how to be a lady. As the reader, I felt overwhelmed reading all of the do’s and don’t’s the narrator tells her daughter “this is how to sew on a button; this is how to make a buttonhole for the button you have just sewed on;”(p.320) Perhaps Kincaid purposely wrote this story in one large paragraph to make the reader feel as stressed out with all this information as the daughter did. Although, the narrator never tells a place or time, her advice depicts where this story takes place. For example, “don’t sing Benna in Sunday school; this is how you grow okra; this is how to make a pepper pot;” (p.320-321) evidently,
If you so crazy 'bout messing round with sick people then go be a nurse like other women or just get married and be quiet . . . “ Beneatha does go to college, although the book does not specify if she did become a doctor or not because most of her college money was lost when Walter gave away all of the money. Mama’s dream was to own a house and get out of poverty.
Explain- They take in woman that can give children to people that can’t have kids. They are tagged and taken in being taught that there special and if they say anything out of line the woman are sent to a place where there skin will peel away until they die. Describe- This is the second house that she has been at but everyone says she is lucky to have this house, as well as there is an eye in her house. An eye is someone who watched you and if you say or act out of line than your sent away. Reveal through dialogue- There is a meeting for all handmaids, where she runs into a girl she knew.
It is well known that for much of history, females have been largely oppressed and given few rights, unlike the male gender. Traditionally, a women’s role in society was to be a submissive housewife and to raise children. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, a young woman goes against the law to give her dead brother a proper burial, defying the typical role expected of a female during this time period. Antigone can be seen as a role model for women because she knows her own mind, stands up to her uncle, and sacrifices herself for someone she loves. Women during this time period were expected to listen to the men in society and follow their rules.
women were seen as household wives in the story we began to see women doing kitchen chores evidently in the Victorian era women were responsible for household chores, however, Austen’s fiction primarily focuses on English women in order to show people that women are as central to society as men. Austen’s realistic notions of women show her contemporary views of female characters. She presents the females as strong and intellectual figures. Even though some of Austen’s female characters obtain only a home education, they have the ability to dance, play music, sing, draw, and speak modern languages. They are also interested in reading literature and expressing their own thoughts on the arts.
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen shows how European society treated women. The female characters confined to the social value of the Victorian era. All the female characters in A Dolls’s house receive a role and because of it receive poor treatment. The main character’s relationship with her husband shows this. “When did my squirrel get in” (Ibsen I).
Due to the time period that the story grasp in, women was staying home as a housewife or accepting the lowest paying professions. Yet, this would connect to why Dewey Dell in As I Lay Dying, the only daughter in the Burden’s family, was expected to stay home and take care of her ill mother as her father and brothers were out working. The ability of what an individual can or cannot do is not based on their performance, but based on their sexuality. Tran also adds in the second book
Women and the Economy Females adults and children were involved in the preindustrial economy. They spun yarn, weaved cloth, made candles, soap, butter, and cheese. Factories offered jobs for young women. These factory girls barely earned money for all the hard work they did for 12-13 hours. Boston Associates hired New England farm girls.
“Many flappers celebrated the age of the flapper as a female declaration of independence . Experimentation with new looks, jobs, and lifestyles seemed liberating compared with the socially silenced woman in the victorian age.” (Flappers). Others on the other side just accepted the fact that they were meant to stay home and do all the chores, keep the house up, take care of the kids, and wait on their husbands hand and foot. More and more women came to realize that if they wanted a change, they would all to be in on it since women do not have a big voice in society and only listen to the men. “Some women accepted their status, but many rebelled against it, More and more women came to realize that, in order to be effective social reformers they would first need to acquire legal rights as women.” (The women’s rights) After the women had realized that they needed the legal rights, they tried everything to get those rights, but the men did not like the idea of their women or any women having rights to do anything.
Women have always worked at home, minding the children and cooking for their husband while finding time to make clothes for their family. In the nineteenth century, women got the chance to do things they did at home for money. Women got to spread their wings a little and teach or sew clothes or write for money. They did have trouble getting the right to do so. With the women suffrage movement and the United States needing to do things instead of slaves, women got their independence.
After the end of World War II, American men return home and took back their jobs, and women were resorted to staying back at home to perform domestic task such as cooking, cleaning, and raising children. What arose was the gender expectation that the men were supposed to be the powerful leader of the family while women were to suppose to be the docile housewife. They were not encouraged to take part in masculine activities, but to be as feminine as possible. For instance, women’s fashion in the 50s was all about dresses and accentuating the curves of a woman’s body. To express the gender constraints that they were under, Americans turned to ballet.