As Vivie challenge her mother, Mrs. Warren has trouble accepting Vivie’s opinion. For that reason, vivid compares herself to a poor women to demonstrate that, “Everybody has some choice, mother” (Shaw 1804). Vivie wants the choice to seek out a job to benefit herself instead her mother. Thus, Vivie challenges the female role through her behaviour when she tells her mother “I don 't want to be worthless” (Shaw 1827). She ultimately wants to have a purpose in society instead of others seeing her an object through her appearance.
They each deal with Mrs. Bennet 's auctioning behavior regarding marriage, but each girl deals with Mrs. Bennet 's embarrassing behavior differently. These girls prove that there is not a reason for preserving social etiquette beyond preserving traditional beliefs, attitudes, and philosophies. If these girls were not constrained by their mother 's and society 's rules and expectations, a more potent side of their personalities would show through, leaving them as more expressive and
Edna is married to Leoncé Pontellier, who she married to get away from her family and be free. She states, at one point in the novel, that she likes how Leoncé is obsessed with her but that she doesn't really love him the way she should and the way Leoncé loves her. Furthermore, Leoncé cares about his
A thorough analysis of The Greats Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, demonstrate a woman named Daisy is pressured to act according to the current era ethics. Daisy is portrayed as an ideal woman from a quick glance, however she is far from the current norm and she contains flaws that do not come from the mold a woman is expected to be shaped from in the modern era. It becomes conspicuous in a statement from Gatsby that Daisy priorities wealth over love. “’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried. ‘She only married you because I was poor and she was tired of waiting for me.” (pg.
Just because we are taught jobs have a set gender. That if a woman actually enjoys something only boys are supposed to like, then they are “fake” and “doing it for attention.” For women who actually achieve what they want in life, they are accused of “being selfish” Wow, I wonder who she slept with? Does she even love her family? She must be a secretary for the boss.While she could be the co- owner of the company, she is still looked down on, like she hasn’t earned it. Women are expected to make life choices such as choosing the right partner, get married or not, have children or not.
The latter quote is clear evidence that people should not leave it to others to inform them of how certain concepts in life work. Janie listened to her grandmother’s ideas about love and went into her first marriage enormously unguided. In the end she felt very disappointed with her marriage to Logan, but nonetheless, she was able to learn that marriage and love were not always synonymous. If Janie would have never experienced marriage herself, it is very possible that she would have remained ignorant to the fact that a marriage between two individuals does not result in love every time. People should learn from Janie’s experience about witnessing and living things for themselves instead of just trusting the opinions and beliefs of
By this phrase, her mother is implying that other people’s opinions matter more than her own; she has to act a certain way and do certain things to be socially accepted. The mother is telling her what to do and what kind of woman she needs to be, instead of leaving that decision up to her. By implying that her daughter’s reputation is important, she contradicts herself. Towards the end of the piece, Kincaid’s mother states, “…don’t throw stones at blackbirds, because it might not be a blackbird at all…” (Kincaid, 5). This phrase means one cannot believe everything they hear because it may not even be true.
Both Beth and Meg obey to society’s expectations of the role that women should play, Amy and Jo at first try to get away from these limitations and grow their uniqueness. After some time both Jo and Mary marry and adapt a more established life. An example of the book briefly shows this messages being "Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than
Hester chose to isolate she and Pearl to create a wave of self-improvement. Because of Hester’s mysterious, seductive, and rebellious actions, she demonstrated the characteristics of a byronic hero. Hester Prynne was eventually able to overcome her rebellion by maturing and accepting herself for who she is as a person. After the events of being humiliated in front of the townspeople, Hester isolated herself in a small cottage in order to overcome her “monster.” The Scarlet Letter led Hester to change and become the person she was at the end of the book and, “...was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude!
She makes Alice feel guilty by asking her if she does want to simply become a burden to their mother and then tries to scare her by saying that is she declines she may become like aunt Imogen, who is an older woman who never married and seems to suffer from psychotic delusions and seems to have lost her grasp of reality. Alice’s sister’s persuasive words were not expressed unkindly, but rather were aimed at ensuring that Alice made the right decision in terms of societal expectations. She was simply expressing the mentality that was instilled within her as well, regarding what a woman should desire and aspire to achieve in her