She throws light on the emotional and intellectual growth of Del and comprehends her ambitions in life. Del represents the pathetic conditions of girls and women who experiences sexual humiliations in the male dominated society. “God was made by man. Man at a lower and blood thirstier stage of his development than he is at now, we hope. Man made God in his own image.” (Munro in Lives of Girls and Women 189) She feels shy by the lustful feelings of Mr. Chamberlain who misbehaved with Del by offering a glass of whisky is a clear cut example for the sexual exploitation of women in the society.
The Scarlet Letter and Easy A are the stories of women who defy their societies. Hester, of The Scarlet Letter commits adultery but refuses to reveal Dimmesdale or Chillingworth in order to both men from public humiliation. Hester is forced to bear the burden of her punishment alone, while her partner is held up as saintly. Olive, of Easy A, pretends to sleep with various boys in order to protect them from bullying and to boost their social statuses and inadvertently gives herself a bad reputation in doing so. Because both Hester and Olive defy their society’s views of femininity, they are ostracized by their unforgiving and judgemental societies as sinners; however, both women are actually saints who through their good deeds improve their
Valencia, who epitomizes the average housewife, also represents the unexpressed discontentment of many married couples. She loves Billy excessively, but he does not reciprocate this. Billy continues to have the same “so it goes” attitude and is both indifferent and impassive to her death. This emotionless outlook substantiates the fact that he marries her purely for the sake of having a significant other, and does not genuinely love her. Upon thinking about their marriage together
It is true that women back then on television were stereotyped as housewives and displayed as mindless and inferior to their male counterparts. However, if feminists allow this male stereotyping to happen, then it goes against their core belief in their cause. This is irritating to many men alike, in which the media allows themselves to be ridiculed and humorized on a regular
At the end of the year of the Knight’s challenge, he met a woman who is, “ A fouler-looking creature I suppose/ Could Scarcely be imagined.” (168) From this description, Chaucer illustrated the shallowness of the Knight’s human nature, in which he naturally has the first impression on a woman base on the person’s outlook. Later, when the woman asked the Knight to marry her in return of saving his life, the Knight shallowly felt miserable to have to marry an “old, poor, ugly woman.” Not only he did not have gratitude toward the woman for saving his life, but also he abhors her look, age and wealth. The Knight told that even if his wife is faithful, good, and loyal, it does not make him any happier, if she is old, poor, and ugly. The Knight’s reaction might as well be cruel and harsh, but is exactly the prospect for every upper-class men at the time. They were expected to marry women that are beautiful or have a fortune.
Our media and TV shove others agenda’s down your throat and it’s infused or snuck into a show, just to make it more and more commonplace until you don’t notice it anymore because it’s become common. “All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General” (Gioia 232). Yet today we still see color, and judge race by negative examples of other people of the same race from the past. Is this where we as Americans are headed? As our leaders look for new path to equality with socialist ideals to make everyone equal and include more government control?
Dantès is shown to create his identities, not due to the growth of science, but in order to become part of the development of culture in France after the events of the Revolutionary Wars. Creators are shown to have brought their creations into existence due to these progressions of science and culture, which displays the construction of new identities as an almost inevitable occurrence in society. The exploration of self, mankind’s need to feel in control, and desire for justice are displayed as natural urges and therefore the events in the novels are shown to be, albeit exaggerated, universal truths. ‘Frankenstein’ for instance, quickly became a myth as it drew on the tale of Prometheus, whilst ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ helped fuel theories about Jack the Ripper. Dantès in ‘Monte Cristo’ represents humankind as a whole as his desire for revenge is displayed as something held by all humans in their psyche.
Being a mistress to Rochester in addition to being financially and socially inferior to him prompts her to leave him. When a new suitor, St. John, proposes to Jane, she again rejects the marriage. This time, it 's because St. John plainly states that Jane would be subordinate to him as a missionary 's wife. Jane soon leaves St. John too. It 's only when Jane is fortified financially through an inheritance and socially by newly discovered family that Jane marries a blind and crippled Mr. Rochester.
The Scientific Revolution is what lead the people to a new way of life, a life where they were valued as well as their ideas in society and in government. The Enlightenment was influenced by the development of the Scientific Revolution to use logic and reason to challenge accustomed beliefs. Before the Scientific Revolution, people were blindly following the church and believing everything they said. They lacked the freedoms of speech, religion and they did not possess any knowledge of their own. The Scientific Revolution, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation led the people to a new age of intellectual pursuits and new outlooks of the word that differed from the Church’s.
Further, to add to this, is the supposition that woman is a penis envy, where woman from the beginning is morally inferior to men. Freud asserts that in woman, while she is a girl and has discovered the absence of penis in her body, would feel envious. She is hurt on the fact that she cannot be like her father, a figure that she thinks is in power because of having penis. In here, Freud said that a girl develops Electra complex , she wish to be identified to her father that in the absence of penis, she would now opt to have a male child in the intention of “gaining” penis to compensate in her inferiority. Her desire towards her father has shifted to men in general where she becomes passive to
The use of different wrong doings allows readers to view the abuse displayed in the 1800’s. However, many others and I can attest to the novel not encompassing the dilemma of abuse enough. The men, converting it into an ideal, romanticize the abuse of women. The men are envious that Janie takes her abuse so quietly. The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life.
As the woman quickly flees upon her release, the narrator refuses to follow as she is so unaccustomed to the “green instead of yellow” (89). In addition, the narrator calls her husband “young man” (89) demonstrating her emotional distance and reversing patronizing attitude. Her husband is no longer a figure of fear as she mirrors his “gentlest voice” (89) thus “silencing him” (89). He merely becomes "that man" (89) whom she nonchalantly creeps over. However, unable to go back to her habitual life, and unwilling to leave the house, she finds herself in state of madness and unreliability.
This detail again strengthens the idea that regarding women, men had little values regarding their treatment and they did not hold marriage in such a sanctity that it is now held. Another instance of male brashness is witness in the relationship between Telemachus and Penelope. Once matured, her son speaks harshly toward his mother declaring that “I cannot fault your anger at all this. My heart takes not of everything, feels it too, both the good that the bad—the boy you knew is gone” (XVIII.255-258). The most painful of these words arrives at the end when her son proclaims that the child she raised is not the same anymore.
In class, uniqueness is highlighted of one religion from the other and in the text Oneida has many rules and features that make them unique, however, the lengthy use of their eugenics is the strongest separating trait. From the explanation of the perfectionist use of eugenics I learned that not everything that is successful is for the best of society and began to relate it to other aspects of my life that fit the same outline that I had never took time to think
(He nodded.) "No, of course there isn 't. When somebody 's sent here, there 's no ..." Startled by the expression of distress on his pale face, she suddenly broke off.” In this quote, Huxley shows how the savage caring for his dying mother is difficult to understand. The nurse believed he was there to find out about the centers, but he was there to see his mother before she passed away, and that confused the woman, because death is normal and is accepted. No one is saved.