In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the victim of sexism is Curley’s wife who is so insignifact that even a name was not provided for her. Sexism is shown in the book when Curley’s wife is regarded as a bitch merely owing to the fact that she is flirtatious and wears appealing clothes. People are prejudiced against Curley’s wife because she is a woman and also because she wears makeup and dresses. She is constantly called derogatory terms throughout the book simply because of her appearance and coquettish actions. She is perceived as Curley’s property so she is not to be looked at or spoken to.
Space was the best solution to create no conflicts, but it was not the best solution towards his feelings. Even though he wanted to be like everyone, Crooks knew it was impossible. Lennie was the only one that respected Crooks and offered him some company, but Crooks denied it. “Yall ever come into a colored mens room” (Steinbeck 75). Crooks never experienced being favored by the rest of the men, or being white.
The townspeople hate Smitty because he is hanging someone who doesn’t deserve it, even though it isn’t Smitty’s fault he is just doing his job. Despite their friendship Michael doesn’t defend him against the angry town after the hanging the next morning. The Snob is a story about Young John Harcourt and when he see’s his father at a book shop with Grace, the girl he loves. John is scared that his dad will embarrass him because he isn’t the same social class as Grace. John tries to avoid his father and gets in an
The wife rejects the label ‘lesbians’ ﴾by definition ‘women having sexual relations’﴿ not for the sake of her own heterosexuality, but simply in regard of her husband’s personal identification. Faced with the ‘terrible lies’ ﴾Kay 277﴿ and cruel scrutiny of the media, Millie views herself as ‘the only one who can remember [Joss] the way he wanted to be remembered’ ﴾Kay 40﴿, constantly seeking solace from fond memories only she has control over. Colman Moody’s perception of his father’s identity is another puzzle solved accordingly to the story’s progress. Initially ashamed and ‘so embarrassed [he] could emigrate’ ﴾Kay 48﴿, Colman displayed a rather rude and sulky attitude whenever digging into his early years alongside Joss. Nonetheless, though many have mistreated this mentality as LGBTQ+ prejudice, it is clearly pinpointed by Colman himself that “It's not because I hate gays or anything like that.
Women’s Characterization in Hemingway Erica Jong once said, “Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.” Throughout history, women have been pushed around, their voices silenced, their opinions challenged; women had to fight for their rights. Similarly, in Hemingway’s short stories, “Cat in the Rain” and “Hills Like White Elephants,” women are often in relationships in which they do not have an equal say, they are sad and longing for more than they have. Hemingway undermines the significance and value of the women in his stories. The women are in unaffectionate, unfulfilling relationships with men who do not encourage their independence, choices, and opinions, therefore they are miserable. In the short stories “Cat” and “Hills,” Ernest Hemingway
Was one of the most preeminent writers in history prejudiced against women? It is formidably supported that John Steinbeck had strong prejudiced opinions about women as evidenced by his writings. Considering the vast number of available works, only a small selection of Steinbeck’s most popular literature is needed to investigate the slighted nature of his female characters: the women of The Grapes of Wrath, Eliza from “The Chrysanthemums,” and Curly’s wife in Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck repeatedly generates a society that does not provide a place for women with ambition or intelligence, despite any effort to try and insert themselves into society. Additionally, he focuses on the inferiority of women, who cannot openly exert their power.
Women were not allowed to vote and divorce if they were allowed they would carry a heavy social shame and it was only available when both partners agreed. Injustice violence and inequality becomes the law. Women are not treated equally. Men treat women like trash or just like a doll or a servant. Men think that women are useful only to bear children, cook and clean.
Furthermore, the name of Pecola's family (Breedlove) is very ironical. As a matter of fact, this family has no relation with love; Cholly, the father, hates his children and Pauline, the mother, prefers the Fisher family whom she works at because "power, praise, and luxury were hers in this household", (Morrison, 128). In addition, there is a whole chapter in the novel which represents a great example of irony in page 132. Morison begins some of her chapters with parts of Dick and Jane story which contradicts with character's real life. For example, “SEEFATHERHEISBIGANDSTRONGFATHERWILLYOUPLAYWITHJANEFATHERISSMILINGSMILEFATHERSMILESMILE".
The society will not accept that she seduced a black man, her feeling of guilt motivated her to remove him out of her way "I got something to say and then I ain 't gonna say no more. That nigger yonder took advantage of me and if you fine fancy gentlemen don 't want do nothing about it then you 're all yellow stinking cowards, stinking cowards, and the lot of you. Your fancy airs don 't come to nothing and Miss Mayellering don 't come to nothing, Mr. Finch”. ( Lee 167). This is another kind of racism between man and woman, she does not have the right to dream, to love, to learn, there is always someone that thinks for her and tells her what she should and should not do.
Shashi Deshpande has exposed the gross gender discrimination and its fall-out in a male dominated society in her first novel “Roots and Shadows”. In the novel, she depicts the agony and suffocation experienced by the protagonist Indu in a male-dominated and tradition bound society. She refuses to play the straitjacketed role of a wife imposed upon by society. Her quest for identity is tellingly expressed in the novel. “The Dark Holds No Terrors”, her second novel, is about the traumatic experience the protagonist Saru undergoes as her husband refuses to play a second-fiddle role.