Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
This is especially true for Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife is seen acting out throughout the novel as a way to pull attention to herself. This is done because nobody on the ranch, not even her husband will treat her as an equal. In today’s terms, it is like having a little sibling causing a tantrum so they can sway the attention and favor of their parents towards them. In conclusion, Curley’s wife is not the antagonist, but someone whose dreams have been shattered, and is someone who is trying to regain a spark of happiness in their life
As the two sisters fight over who loves their father more, they demonstrate to the audience that they are selfish and manipulative. They take advantage of their father’s old age and use their words to get gain for themselves. They do the exact opposite of what daughters are supposed to do during those times. “The representation of patriarchal misogyny is most obvious in the treatment of Goneril and Regan...Goneril’s and Regan’s treatment of their father...is seen...as a fundamental violation of human nature” (Bruce). God was most powerful, followed by men, who were followed by women.
There were supposed to be modest, virtuous, sweet and should also be weak and be dominated by strong men. They were always looked down upon by society; there were moderated by their physical appearances, ability to bear children and to please their husband. Has society’s expectation for men become so lower that there are being judgmental towards women? These society’s boundless expectations towards women leads to the end of their individuality. Nora’s awakening; her rebirth has led to her own independence as when she stands for herself and at the end of act 3 (pg. )
From women being portrayed as property to enabling women to take a stance on their freedoms. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin conveys the message of how the married 19th-century woman felt. Chopin provided an insight of how the females were powerless when it came to their independence, how women were joyful about the death of a husband since it was the only way out of a controlling marriage, and the amount of dread that the women endure during a marriage. Mrs. Mallard could signify most of the married women of the 19th century. Chopin’s story displays that women are human just as much as men and that they should not be treated as belongings, but rather as a human, especially in
However, Brooks provides two examples of people, Dwight Eisenhower and Mary Ann Evans, who had decided to make the effort ‘to be better than used to be.’ Former president Eisenhower was a person that recognized that his temperament was a concern and would continually attempt to maintain an optimistic and cheery image; in fact, he occasionally performed ‘silly things’ to soothe his anger, such as throwing written slips of paper with the names of people he hated. Evans, an ‘emotionally needy’ woman who “[fell] for every man she met and [was] rejected,” lived in a society that condemned outside relations in marriages. When she fell in love with George Lewes, a married man, she made the pivotal decision in her life to pursue her love and this choice led to a steady devotion and a change in her character. Whether it is a personality or controversial issue, these people sought to improve themselves by making the effort to
Serena Joy barely even leaves her house as a wife’s duty consists of staying home. She is a very unhappy character. Her life before this new government was a celebrity in television singing gospels and making speeches fighting for the life she has now which she hates. The only attention she receives is from when she fakes ill and all the other wives come visit and nurture her. However, if she were to get “pregnant” it will bless her ,the household,and wives will envy her.
Murasaki created a female character strong enough to reject Genji but still delicate to fit the Heian female description. The powerful depiction of women in Tale of Genji mirrored the persona of Murasaki herself. Murasaki did many things not common during the Heian period. Instead of marrying upon reaching puberty, she stayed with her father until she was ready to get married. She also hated men in general due to their consistent drunkenness and somberness.
The Marches had just lost their fortune, and the sisters struggle to keep their household running. Marmee works hard for the family without complains, she acts as the girls’ role model and as the moral compass by which the girls are guided. Mr. March, the girls’ father, serves as a chaplain in the Union army. Josephine ‘Jo’ March is our story’s protagonist, she acts like a tomboy despite her attempts at taming that side of her while she aspires and works hard to become a great writer. She hates the gender
In 1880s, women in America were trapped by their family because of the culture that they were living in. They loved their family and husband, but meanwhile, they had hard time suffering in same patterns that women in United States always had. With their limited rights, women hoped liberation from their family because they were entirely complaisant to their husband. Therefore, women were in conflicting directions by two compelling forces, their responsibility and pressure. In A Doll’s House, Ibsen uses metaphors of a doll’s house and irony conversation between Nora and Torvald to emphasize reality versus appearance in order to convey that the Victorian Era women were discriminated because of gender and forced to make irrational decision by inequity society.