Whilst Tess possesses a vulnerability that is exploited, Esther is cast out from society because of her mental disorder. A major setback for Esther’s development was the societal beliefs and attitudes surrounding mental health and its treatment, something Plath includes to highlight her own struggles with depression. This alienation manufactured her beliefs that ‘wherever I sat -- on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok -- I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.’ Plath’s allusion casts Esther in the hellish realm of her own mind, a ‘glass bell jar’, forced to watch the world revolve around her when she needs their acceptance the most. The fragmented structure we see in this line through
The instances of foreshadowing within the novel enhance the tension and foretell the massacre of antoinette’s sanity. Tia’s cruel betrayal on Antoinette foreshadows the loneliness and the lack of trust in Antoinette. The specific event is also a cause for Antoinette’s marriage. Christophine had given Antoinette a few pennies, which attracted Tia’s attention. Firstly, Tia bets that Antoinette can’t do an acrobatic movement underwater, seeing that she succes, Tia steals the money and they both begin insulting each other.
Kilbourne leads us to start thinking, are American women and their bodies objectified similarly to the Islamic and Chinese women. El Saadawi and Kilbourne seem to talk down the same lines as far as women being considered seductresses. The Islamic women are considered, “as a menace to man and society”, “this concern to conceal the body of women went so far that the split-second uncovering of a finger or a toe was considered a potential source of fitna (a woman’s overpowering seductiveness) in society which might therefore lead to anarchy, uprisings, rebellions, and the total destruction of established order!” (520). They are considered so powerful that if women could control what they could do with their own body they could destroy the entire Islamic way of life. While American women are considered sex symbols and we worshipped when they show their bodies, even more so for the lesser amount of clothing they have on or
Legalizing prostitution in countries or not is the ongoing, debatable matter of concern all around the globe and people have been putting forward their perspectives towards it. Some people take prostitution as exploitation of the human body and say that it is against the morality of the society. However, there are certain unnoticed benefits of prostitution in the society and it is better to legalize it in all countries with age-restriction. Being culturally influenced to a great extent, people do not consider prostitution as a decent profession. Prostitution is observed to be morally wrong and most of the women are labeled as ‘bad’ once it is publicized that they are involved in it as people give much priority to virginity and purity of women.
Blanche being Stella’s sister, also came from a rich family. When Blanche’s husband died, she spent her money on their funeral and she ended up losing her home. Losing her home could be compared to a princess losing her castle and money but in this story she didn’t have a handsome prince rescue her. Blanche was much defamed and got bad reputation in the society for sleeping with different men. She wanted to escape this bad habit so she went to visit Stella.
Sexual harassment has been an ongoing problem for women from different cultural backgrounds and different beliefs. In addition, women start to lack confidence due to the social influences in the media which men target women online for posting photos. Also, women are concerned about their safety and the labels they have been given in society, which leave scars on them physically and emotionally When it comes to men, they are viewed as being powerful, strong, and opinionated, which gives them the freedom to take advantage of sexually harassing women. This paper will further discuss how women are bring sexual harassment through sexual violence of law, social media influences, and its effect on endangering women in society. In our society, the government has created laws to protect women’s rights from being violated in any form which causes harm to an individual.
I will draw on Confucianism's views on gender hierarchy, media's depiction of leftover women, and the power dynamic between parents and their leftover daughters to verify my arguments. My motivation of this research lies in understanding how women's personal agency in their decision on marriage is gradually erased, or in some cases disappears completely, by the influence of various social forces. In Chinese patriarchal culture, women's identities are defined by their roles in family relationships such as good mothers and obedient wives, and leftover women are castigated against because they don't fulfill these roles, which harms the stability of society. The Chinese femininity in the present is largely influenced by traditional Chinese culture. For thousands of years, Confucianism has served as an ideological and
Unfortunately, recent studies discover that there are many people, dominated by women, desperately use shortcuts to look more physically attractive. The dangerous and unhealthy resort that these women are willing to use is very concerning and controversial. This essay will argue that falsely image of beauty shown in media and peer pressure provoked by cultural phenomena such as ‘selfies’ might be a strong reason causing women to undergo extreme dieting and cosmetic surgery. Fashion modelling industry recently criticize to be a problematic cultural institution due to excessively use thin underweight models in advertisement and fashion show. The tragic death of two Latin American model in 2006 cause by anorexia nervosa has effectively drew international attention and roar of protest against the ‘zero’ culture (The New York Times, 2006).
Stereotypically, if not saint, the woman must be deceitful, manipulative, dangerous for men and it is possible to interpret the Wife of Bath in this way. However some may say that she is a feminist heroine, expressing her feelings and desires openly, rebelling against the domination of men. This interpretation has some evidences, for example, she evokes arguments with her last husband over a book Valerie and Theofraste which contains a stories about the most untruthful wives in history. Frustrated Alisoun wants to destroy the book, she provokes Jankyn and in a result of the fight, she loses hearing in one ear. Nevertheless, her behaviour cause laugh rather than admiration for her attitude to life and marriage.
Women often feel powerless and vulnerable in the negotiations regarding condom use and their struggle to be able to assert power. Women’s powerlessness is directly linked to their economic needs. The stigma that the public and police hold towards prostitutes makes it difficult for the prostitutes to report violence. Violence is a very real threat to most prostitutes as 82% of prostitutes have been physically assaulted (Lobert, 2014). Women often face rejection discrimination and emotional abuse form family members and partners because of their