A sense of self is something Francie Nolan lacks in Brooklyn, New York. It is not because of a lack of love or female influence; she is impacted by the desires of females who have no opportunities in life because they are female. As Francie is about to graduate her teacher Miss Gardner advises her to burn her words about “poverty starvation and drunkenness” as they are “ugly subjects.” Her teacher wants her to write about the “''the true nobility of man'' and stick within the code of conduct. She goes on to explain that one does not write about the unspeakable aspects of society (Smith 315). The ideology of the teacher contradicts what Francie’s illiterate grandmother Mary Rommely instills in her daughters and her granddaughters.
She was only written with negative character traits which made it so characters or readers were never able to sympathize with her. Next, no character ever had a turning point where they saw Curley’s wife as more than exactly that, Curley’s wife. And finally, he never gave her a name. There was a great imbalance between sexism and making the readers question the sexism. If Steinbeck had chosen to give the woman some justice the message against sexism would have been stronger.
These actions have consequences, just like John said, “If you exploit people they become less likely to cooperate with you voluntarily” (PsychologyToday). We can relate this to “A Good Man is Hard to Find” because that is exactly what the grandmother did to her son Bailey. Bailey did not pay much attention to his mother because he already knew how manipulative and selfish she could be. The only reason why he did everything he did was for his kids. The grandmother would use the kids as targets to get what she wanted, because she knew Bailey would listen to them and not
Premila added,“So I don't think we should go back to that school”(Rau,38). The readers can get a understanding of how Premila was treated proving their culture was not as “great” as the British culture. Rau forces readers to recognize that in their society no matter what the problem is insular people make it worse. Also, the mother and Premila thought Santha didn't know what was going on but she did by saying,“I understood it perfectly and i remember it very clearly. But I put It happily away because it all had happened to a girl named Cynthia, and I never was really particularly interested in her” (Rau,42).
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
Elizabeth Stanton states in “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Seneca Falls Conference” that, “ [mankind] closes against her all the avenues to wealth and distinction which he considers most honorable to himself ”.Traditional values had taught society that the roles of men and women were different, giving men the upper hand in jobs, and education, making women subordinate to men. For instance, Emily Dickinson’s “ anonymity was due in large part to difficulties she would have experienced in trying to overcome prevailing attitudes about women’s proper place”. Dickinson could not reach her dream because her society at the time rejected the women who did not go with the norm of society. However today Dickinson is know as one of America’s
While defying society's standards Edna Pontellier proved how different she was from Adèle. Leonce displays his frustration with how his wife, Edna, treats him, “He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation” (Chopin 6). Encircling the Pontelliers’ marriage was dissatisfaction due to Edna’s rejection of her duties as a mother and wife. Although Adèle has a disconnection with Edna’s personality she still displays friendliness while staying true to her own nature. Adèle is the epitome of what society considers an ideal woman, which helps show how different she is from Edna, “Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
In fact, Scout believed her father was boring compared to other fathers, she noticed, “He didn’t do the things out schoolmates’ fathers did” (118). She did not understand the importance of his job specifically; it was not labor, and she could not observe direct effects of his efforts. Scout did not think he had any skills for he took careful consideration and never showed off unless it was desperate. At one point in the novel, Atticus’s sister, Aunt Alexandra, wanted to teach the children about their heritage and their ancestors as if it dictated who they were, but Atticus worked to have the children perceive other people as simply having different ways of living. His observations can be observed through his accommodations for his company, “And yet not look too good, or talk too wise.” Scout noticed how depending on who he was around, he would change ever so slightly to ensure more comfort of them, not to cause them to feel inferior.
The misfit might be talking about his evil ways, saying that his done with his evil ways as it brings no joy. The story of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is about a grandmother who cares nothing but about herself. She judges people based off appearance, and not their character. She is selfish as she doesn’t care about Baileys family when they are in the encounter with the misfit, but instead does everything she can to potentially save herself. Her gracefulness comes to late as she is compassionate to the misfit when she is about to die, and she pays the price for
However, just because men are physically superior does not mean that also translates to mental superiority. If anything, it shows that women were given the capacity of an intelligent mind to compensate this shortcoming. She again stresses that it is the equality of education that is being sought after. The essay by Murray is important because it demonstrates just one of the many thoughts that were increasingly being expressed by women of the time. The essay was written at a time where the prevailing idea of male superiority in society was still so ingrained, attempts at changing the status quo were impractical.
Most people believe the hypotheses is right, and teachers also follow this rule to educate their students. However, in the article, “Does Gender Matter”, Michael Kimmel explains the hypotheses is wrong. The society assume that women are innately less able than men, but there is no scientific support. Women are repeatedly told they are less good, their self-confidence falls and their ambitions dim. Kimmel believes that the confidence is the most important issue for a man to be successful whereas
A good example of a character is Bertrande.Coras describes Bertrande as “ “given the weakness of sex, (was) easily deceived by the cunning and craftiness of men.” (Davis, pg 110). He (Coras) considered her ignorant of Arnaud 's true identity, hence innocent of wrongdoing.” (Finlay, pg 555) Davis however describes Bertrande as known more as an honorable and independent character who acts more like a hero rather than evil. This also does not make practical sense, because back in the sixteenth century, women often were silent, because women did not have the same as in the twentieth century, making them often not speaking their opinions. Because of these new characteristics Davis “does not yield a portrait of Bertrande that is either plausible or persuasive.” (Finlay, pg
I think Dylan’s friend, Eric, was more like Kevin in the sense that he was more homicidal than suicidal. Sue wishes that she could have questioned Dylan more and listen to his problems rather than to try and fix the way he felt. She wanted to bond with him more to try and save him. Eva just shut down when she did not get along with Kevin. Finally Sue made a statement that she still loves her son, and Eva told Kevin, straight to his face, that she hates him.