The quote shows evidence of what Elizabeth is feeling towards her husband. In comparing both sides I believe that Elizabeth Proctor is not guilty. All she wanted to do was protect her husband, which shouldn't condemn her. Any body pressured in that kind of situation would lie to protect the one they love. She also did nothing wrong to Abigail and was tormented by Abigail and the other girls for supposed witchcraft, which we all know she did not do, Elizabeth was known for honesty and
It shows that scout believes that women have a minuscule amount of power, and that she needs to act like a boy for her to even be recognized by Jem as a member of the group. Gender equality is not fully intact, as shown explicitly throughout the novel. Scout is not the only woman who feels the impact of sexism in the novel. Especially in that time, women were not treated as equals in many circumstances. Women are also set a standard to be ladies, doing things such as wearing dresses and not playing outside like males are allowed to.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she uses her characters to challenge the gender roles of that time. In her book, women are the submissive and weaker gender. They cannot gain power without a influential or wealthy man backing her up which is usually connected by marriage. Considering since women have no powers in society, in marriages they also don’t have much power, therefore the husband suppresses their wives and doesn’t give them any freedom. Because the females are scared of the males, they don't fight back and just keep it in.
In this play, the author illustrates the central idea that people should not allow jealousy to control their actions. Abigail is one example of a character that allows jealousy to control her actions. For example, when John and Abigail talk to each other at the beginning, Abigail keeps broaching the topic of their love and also calls Elizabeth “...a cold, sniveling woman” (Miller 24). This shows that Abigail still loves John and hates Elizabeth because she is John’s wife which embodies jealousy. There are also many people in Salem that Abigail could have accused and Elizabeth has a good reputation which makes her a smaller target.
In its society, there is the assumption that the male gender is superior, therefore holds more influence over others and gather more power. It is also assumed that females have slight power over men to manipulate them into doing things or believing things by using their femininity and innocence. These powers are displayed quite evidently in The Crucible which is set in a patriarchal society. In The Crucible, women were nothing without a husband or a father, no rights to own property, no rights to have a job and make a living, no rights. Yet when Abigail Williams convinced her friends to lie and falsely accuse others of being witches, the male judges had no qualms about believing them.
His reference to her strong opinions as “Garbo routine’ clearly suggests that he does not respect her thoughts and modern world views. All of the above strongly confirms how he sees the female gender as inferior to men and how he uses his gender to dictate what he wants from her. He displays annoyance towards her modern views and also finds it funny that she wishes to become a doctor once again highlighting the stereotypes men has towards women. This clearly suggests that the play was written at a time when women are not very driven into bettering themselves because they are conditioned to thinking that they have no other place in male dominated society other than being wives, home-makers and mothers. All these statements
Curley’s Wife in the book is a tart. This is true as Candy describes her as, “ She got the eye.” (Steinbeck, 28) This reflects the time period Curley’s Wife lives in, a period of women treated as property and trophies, often ignored till someone brings the trophy or property up. The same with Curley’s Wife as she is not very important to Curley, Curley only keeps his hands soft for her, this shows how little Curley’s wife means to him. To extend this point, Curley 's’ wife is simply known as Curley’s Wife, this shows how little she means to him that hae does not even introduce her properly. Curley’s wife is often lonely as she says in the book, “ I get awfully lonely.”(Steinbeck, 86) This shows that she was isolated on the ranch, and no one wanted
Abstract The roles of women in the play A Doll’s House exposes the restricted role of women during the time of its writing and the problems that arise from a drastic imbalance of power between men and women. In “A Doll 's House,” Henrik Ibsen especially probed the problems of the social passivity assigned to women in a male-oriented society. While characteristics of the play are portraying as a male dominated roles by men making all the decisions in both society and their family unit, hold all position of power and authority, and are considered superior. Nora Helmer decides to take control and deface mean of authority and takes a stand as a dominate independent female. Defying Gender in Society Forced Traditionalism to a "Man 's World" the female characters within this play are often forced to obey to the beliefs and values of men.
Women did not have the same rights as men, in this was men had power over women because they could control them. In this time period if a woman did not have a man, she would most likely be poor, since they could not work or own land. This systematic oppression allowed men to have women bend to their will. A quote from the DWC On Wifely Duties reads, “I think we may infer that since women are by nature weak they should diligently care for things concerning the household” (DWC 10.7 (“On Wifely Duties”). This writing done by Francesco Barbaro describes how women should act to please men and to ease their lives (DWC 10.7 (“On Wifely Duties”).
Now, even though women have proved that they are capable of fulfilling the same things men can, we still have a lot of men and women developing sexist thoughts against the female figure in its majority. Belittling of women is still present in society, the only difference now is that when this occurs women and men stay quiet, while in comparison to the novel it was something typical amongst men to gain respect. Maraima Oyola, is an example of a women who confronted constant belittling from her father to both her and her mother. Her father was an alcoholic who belittled his wife everyday as a part of his daily routine, both verbally and physically. He once tried to burn his children causing one of them to loose his voice for years.
For numerous years in the past, women always play a smaller role in society politically, economically, and socially than men do. This was a norm for everyone living during that time period; everything that people do was reflect by it, including the literature written. In William Shakespeare 's Hamlet, the roles of women are just as society would have displayed them during that time. The leading women, Gertrude and Ophelia, are seen as less valuable than men and insignificant because of their dependence on male authorities, obedience, and are easily manipulated by others throughout the play. To begin, Gertrude and Ophelia are less significant in the play because of their heavy dependence on male authorities in their lives.
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