Another example is seen in chapter 6,”But you ain’t goin’ off in all dat mess uh commonness”(Hurston,60) This quote shows that Jody is not allowing Janie to go to a communal event, which is the funeral of the mule, because he doesn’t want her to be in all of the commonness. This is hindering Janie’s independence because she is not making choices for herself, and she doesn’t do anything even though she wants to go. Being in the relationship with Jody constricts her freedom, which proves Hurston's theme. Thus, Zora Neale Hurston uses community as a motif to help prove her theme, using specific details such as Janie’s disallowance to go to the funeral and the community scorning her. In conclusion, the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” presents the theme of love and that being in a relationship hinders independence but in an unique way.
In Document D, Abigail Adams exclaims, in the John Adams miniseries, that Congress is like the King, because they don’t care for women and slaves (Source D). When Abigail tells her husband this, it displays her opinion that the King isn’t being fair to the Congress. In return, the Congress isn’t being fair to the women, which means that she needs to stand up for herself and the other women that need a say in laws and government. In Source B, Adams writes, “…we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.” Similar to Source D, this quote illustrates how strongly Abigail Adams’ determination would take her. She believed that women have no voice or representation in Congress, and this would cause a rebellion, because women should be treated as equals.
Thus, Davis establishes the omission of single women in the Hebrew Bible as the invisible women. Moreover, she suggests that the Numbers 30 view of women has long been outdated, for “women no longer transition strictly and inevitably from virgin daughters to chaste wives” (Davis 22). For this reason, Davis adamantly argues that “Virginity as a concept was invented as an attempt to control (female) sexuality” (30); a concept used still today to control single women within the Church. Ultimately, Davis concludes that women, specifically single black women, should not be identified in relation to marriage, or lack of marriage, as well as their sexual activity, or lack of sexual activity. Rather, single women should be embraced
Ismene’s unwillingness to participate in the burial of her brother, demonstrates her compliant and submissive disposition towards men and authority. “We are only women, we cannot fight with men, Antigone! The law is strong, we must give into the law. In this thing, and in worse” (Sophocles 46-49). In this sense, Ismene is the character who contracts with Antigone because both of them have very dissimilar views about the power of men over women.
In her letter, written in the spring of 1776, she advised him that no attention was paid to ladies, which may start a rebellion because they will not be bound by any laws that they have no voice or representation in creating. She goes on to say that she is disgusted by these laws and how they blatantly discount women. “Why then not put it out of the power of the vicious and the lawless to use us with cruelty and indignity with impunity. Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as vassals of your sex” (Sayre). Although Abigail Adams was more private about expressing her feelings, she and other women fought for these
Hakim doesn’t immediately pick up on Maggie’s behavior and continues trying to make unwelcome advances. Maggie’s personality is one of apprehension and suspicion toward anyone but her mother. The mood stays the same as Dee, Mama, Maggie and Hakim-a-barber sit down together to talk and Dee announces to the family that she has changed her name to Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo with the reasoning that she refuses to have the name of the people who oppressed her. Mama doesn’t know how to react and is slightly puzzled because her daughter is throwing away her family name. When Dee (Wangero) began taking things that belonged to her mother in order to decorate her new house, the mood changed quickly from bewilderment to acrimony when Dee finally went too far.
Collins’ proposal engenders Elizabeth’s character development. Readers witness Elizabeth’s opposition to the cultural norm; she is unwilling to adhere to the values other women in the era cling to and deem as gospel. In this passage, Elizabeth openly defies the idea of following society’s norms. She stands her ground and will marry for love only and not for financial securities or for an elevation of her status. She is not willing to simply be seen as an extension of another, such as being the wife of a clergy and simply making him look more favorable in public.
The church was practicing the same values and thought of patriarchal theology, women were excluded from leadership in the church and society. This exclusion was based on the argument “women’s exclusion from ministry are application of the general theology of male headship and female subordination” (195 sexism). Women in early Christianity have long been stereotyped with the role of procreation, house keeping, inferior mental ability, and inferior soul. For these reasons the church has perpetuate the thinking that women should listen and receive ministry rather than give it. Early interpretations of biblical texts by believers in Kyriarchal and patriarchal theology believed that the bible prohibited equal right and liberation of women.
Ismene believes a woman shouldn’t fight authority, especially if death is the penalty. When she was first asked to participate in the plan she said, “What? You’d bury him when the law forbids the city?” (Antigone 61). She didn’t think about the fact that it’s her own brother that is laying above the ground deceased. The only thing she cared about was that the city forbids her to do anything outside of the law.
She is “against rape” in all its forms. However, she thinks not everyone agrees with her, as many countries around the world are still very tolerant when it comes to marital rape. She then talks about Lebanon, where there are no civil law against husbands sexually violating their wives. Despite religious leaders 's beliefs that women are men 's “legal appendages” and accessories, and their involvement in civil courts decisions, the author doesn 't blame the lack of gender civil rights on religious authorities. Rather, she talks about a global gender discriminative vision seen around the world, that feminists must fight against in order to make it disappear.