This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Elisa Allen is a strong thirty-five-year-old woman who lives with her husband, Henry Allen, on a ranch in the Salinas Valley. Elisa is the main character in “The Chrysanthemums” who goes through a lot of changes in the story and although she is an interesting, strong, and passionate woman, she lives an unsatisfying and uneventful life. In the beginning of the story, Henry is shown talking to some men about business. The author shows Elisa constantly glancing at the men, yet she just tends to her garden.
This play is a perfect example of a woman, following what she believes in and accomplishing her goal. In society, women are faced with many challenges that men just don't have to deal with. To this day, women are treated as inferior to men in every setting; work, school, public and even in households. Although I do think that Sophocles did separate Antigone's character, making her more independent and unconventional than the “traditional woman,” I think that there is more to the story. Sophocles still included Haiman, making him seem more heroic due to the fact that he defends her and kills himself over her body.
In the beginning of the story Georgiana is characterized as being a foolish young girl that is extremely weak. She is dependent on other people's judgment and when her husband hates her birthmark that everyone thought made her so beautiful she asks him, “Then why did you take me from my mother's side? You cannot love what shocks you!”(page 1, paragraph 6). She was dependent on her mother to tell her what to do constantly and how she told her she was so beautiful, therefore, when she had a change in scenery it was confusing to her. After being told multiple times a day that he could not stand to look at her she figures out that when she compliments him she receives compliments in return.
Although she doesn’t see that she is being evil. Strangeworth is a wonderful lady that wants to warn every one of the dangers that are happening around people, but what she doesn’t understand is that she is the evil that is all around this wonderful. Miss Strangeworth thins that she runs the town and she needs to be the protector just because her “grandfather built the first house on Pleasant Street” (Jackson, 1941, p. 163). Miss Strangeworth had the idea that she was at the top of a hierarchy and that she had to make sure that the town was safe and clean from the evil that was actually coming from her. She had written letters to people whom she thought she was trying to protect but the people that got the letters read them and took them differently and once they had discovered who the anonymous writer was they retaliated.
Although Emilia does not ever say these powerful words out loud, she is still willing to not follow her husbands commands despite his strong character. Emilia proves again that she has powerful thoughts when she stated that,”Let husbands know, Their wives have sense like them; they see and smell, And have their palates both for sweet and sour As husbands have’ (Othello IV.3.92-5) Emilia contends that women are physically the same to men,they both get distraught and have issues that trouble each other, they should treat each other similarly. Women can still analyze literature about the inequality and rights for women through many of the injustices that are modern today.
In doing so, she becomes dependent on others and cannot fulfill her personal goals. In contrast, opposing the norms allows both members of a relationship to further themselves while still supporting each other. Because each member develops their independent characters, they establish a healthier relationship and a healthier family. Thus, Hansberry encourages her audience to reject the patriarchy, arguing that focusing on one's personal needs is as important as supporting the
Each person will manipulate and handle the other until the time that one of them gets bored, hurt, or just leaves the imbroglio. In this story, the mistress starts out trying to prove herself morally, intellectually, and physically superior through comparison to others and learns this will not serve her in life. She compares herself to her sister Claire, Peter her lover, and Mrs. Piper, his wife. The mistress shows a sudden speck of maturity but never claims any culpability for her actions.
With this being said, Maya goes into deeper details in stanza three, she lets society know that she will always rise up out of her affliction. She feels that society might keep her down, but her nature will rise above and stand against what society is trying to do. In stanza four, she knows that the racist people in society will show bitterness towards her own success. She felt that they did not want to see a black woman rise up and be successful. Maya knows that society hate to see black women that is full of pride in stanza five.
He shows concern due to Edna 's lack of socialization with other females and general rebellion against societal norms. Edna is able to recognize that the love she feels for another man is not the main reason that she is going through what she is going through. Edna says “it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips” (Chopin 140). She is able to know that this desire for a life of free will is driven by her own desire. Edna begins to recognize the faults in her life and starts to revolutionize her life and
An example of her wisdom was to get past the obstacle of her grandfather treating her differently because she was a girl, Pai would disobey him because she knew what he was doing was wrong. She would go against his orders and stand up for herself in this way. Pai also showed her wisdom and respect, even in her troubled times during the speech. When her grandfather was upset with her and she struggled trying to reconnect with him, she still respected him and dedicated her speech to him. This was her overcoming a problem because she still stayed strong and did what she could.
Jared Keim Mr. Bowne AP English III November 19, 2016 Teaching the Lesson of Inequality The television is on. The bottom line reads, “ Black unarmed teenager killed walking down a street at night-- top anonymous executive says the gender wage gap is because one week at of every month, women are irrational due to their period.” Gender and racial inequality is a problem faced by society throughout time. In Toni Cade Bambara’s, “The Lesson,” the divide between the black American children, and the privileged, upper class white children is used to demonstrate social inequality.
Colorless Chrysanthemum “The Chrysanthemums” is a short story by John Steinbeck that is about a woman named Elisa, a woman who spends all of her time gardening her prized chrysanthemums; these prized chrysanthemums symbolize Elisa’s role as a woman. Steinbeck shows this role as a woman in several way; the chrysanthemums first symbolize Elisa’s maternal instinct, and her want for children, the chrysanthemums then symbolize Elisa’s sexuality and then her femininity. The chrysanthemums first symbolize Elisa’s natural maternal instinct, and her want for children. Elisa is thirty-five year old woman, and while it is still possible for a woman of her age to become pregnant, it is quite a bit harder, with a tendency for more complications.