If it weren 't for her, maybe people wouldn 't see women as the strong and independent individuals we are capable of being. I couldn 't imagine being expected to be a stay at home mom, taking care of what needs to be done around the house, and not living for myself. I give Fuller praise for what she has done for all women in this country, all because she believed in what we are all capable of being. In Margaret Fullers Book, Woman in the Nineteenth century, Fuller states “Let every woman, who has once begun to think, examine herself.”2 That quote from Fuller speaks volumes. She is bringing awareness to all, declaring that if we as women exist and use the minds we are given, we can do admirable and limitless things in this world, for ourselves.
Nowadays, anyone can be a stay parent, completing gender-neutral tasks. The role of housewives are no longer perceived to be “low on the totem pole” but a well respected, being the primary caregiver of the household. In addition, with the increased employment of both spouses, more people find themselves turning to housekeepers and nannies to perform all the same tasks as a housewife. Life is simply not a path we are forced to follow, every person has their own destiny in life. When asked what comes to mind when hearing the word “women” responses of a mother, wife, and caregiver come to mind.
During the parties there was a “great number of single girls dancing individualistically”. This proves that it was now acceptable for women to be on their own during social events, without being held back by men who would order them around. Girls at the parties are said to be dancing “individualistically”suggesting that they are now enjoying their new freedoms. Women were now independent and not restricted to be at social events without being accompanied by their husbands, unlike years prior. A lot of women in this era take
Lastly, Lady Bracknell commands Gwendolen to leave and go to the carriage. This again shows an act of empowerment, even though Gwendolen is her daughter, Lady Bracknell still has this dominant personality and demands her to go to the carriage. In a scholarly online article, Gender Roles of Victorian Era for Men and Women, the author comments that, “a married woman was completely under the guidance and supervision of her husband. Motherhood was an achievement in the life of women, but only formally. Mothers had to be submissive and meek”.
Jane finds healing whenever she is with Miss Temple and Helen as they treat her with kindness that she does not receive during her childhood. Miss Temple as mentioned by name becomes “a sort of shrine of ladylike virtues: magnanimity, cultivation, courtesy-and repression” (Gilbert & Gubar 344). Bronte uses Miss Temple to represent the woman that Victorian period accepts and yet does not lose her independence as the scene where she stands against Mr. Brocklehurst demonstrates. Miss Temple acts as a guide to Jane as she takes her first step of learning how to fit among other people. Jane also describes Helen Burns having powers within her which “kindle[s]…[and] glow in the bright tint of her cheek” (Bronte 55).
Mostly influenced by the media, during the day women were expected to always look perfect, presentable and expected to be wearing a dress: “Emphasis was on practical but attractive housedresses, not only for household chores but suitable for quick errands or the school run.” ("1950 to 1960"). But in contrast, for the evening 's, big extravagant dresses in all different colors and patterns were the norm. Nowadays, most mothers are not expected to be perfect and around the house jeans are a must. Shoes were along the same lines with Oxfords and other casual shoes being
It also sounds like he is a very popular party-goer, as he talks about the rooms that, “the women come and go, Talking of Michelango.”( line ) But, since he speaks about them as a memory that he is not fond of, this could mean that he wasn’t a very popular man at these parties. It seems as though he made a lot of mistakes and has tried to change and fix them. Through this line, “In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute
Baby B Every present I received came in two, and every outfit I wore was doubled. No, there wasn’t something wrong with my vision, but I was a twin. We were dressed the same way, we grew up the same way, and we had the same genes. As best friends, we did everything together. We weren’t forced into activities, but it just happened that we had similar interests.
Deenies mother is always saying deenie needs to be a model when she hasn’t even asked deenie what she wants she is trying to live the life she wanted through her children like her other daugter (Deenies sister) helen who is "the brains of the family" she is always telling helen she needs to study because shes the brains but deenie never has to study because she the face of the family which is very unfair to not only helen but also deenie. They both should be treated the
Anthony worked closely with Elizabeth Cady Stanton who was also an activist/reformist for women and other causes. They met in 1851. Even though they were total opposites, they were best friends. While they worked together, Elizabeth usually stayed indoors writing books as she had to raise her children, while Susan was out giving speeches and protesting. Together, they launched a national woman’s suffrage movement, published the newspaper - The Revolution, and lectured, lobbied, and protested for equal rights.
I decided to select the two documents, “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” and “A Dialogue on Female Labor” for the reason being that women were obligated to work at home taking care of their children rather than actually having the opportunity to join the work force. However, once it became the norm for them to have a job it was shown to be under some rough circumstances. These two documents ultimately contradicted what I was always taught in school, instead of the awful surroundings I believed they lived through they explained how good they were housed and paid. The theme that connects them both is the idea of the women were given the opportunity to work and essentially enjoying their workplace. The author of “A Tour of the Lowell Mills” is Davy
Audra had feared that her marriage to Maxen might bring to the surface feelings or words of judgment, but those closest to her offered nothing but affection and support. She was the most fortunate woman alive. Hand in hand, Audra and Maxen exited the library. The servants must have been hard at work during the wedding, for her bedchamber was now decorated, too, with holly, thick candles resting on pillars, and fragrant pine garlands. There were cushions spread around on the floor in keeping with the casual atmosphere, and food and drink sat on low trays.
The idea that women take care of the children and home, while the men take care of finances is becoming less and less prominent. Some men are stay-at-home dad’s while the women make the money. While there are many differences between then and now, there are also some similarities. Some things just don’t change. The main similarities lie in the male gender role.
Ellen was seen as striking towards the public upon her arrival, showing more skin than appropriate in New York for women at this time. Ellen Olenska’s etiquette was also questionable. “It was not the custom in New York drawing-rooms for a lady to get up and walk away from one gentleman in order to seek the company of another…” (Wharton 40). In this particular time period, women are expected to stay seated while waiting for men to approach them for a conversation. The reader can see that women were not seen as much more than simple entertainment in society.