Comparing to “I Want a Wife”, the story “The rage behind a woman’s stare” talks about women who are unappreciated for the duties and responsibilities they accomplish around the household. The author tells us in the story that “The Death Look” represents the simmering rage towards a woman’s family and her husband. Donna Britt explains in the article that woman do so much with little help while maintaining an unbalanced life between her career and her life at home. One quote from this story that compares both “I Want A Wife” and “The Rage Behind a Woman’s Stare” is Michelle Obama’s speech in a 2007 campaign event showing how woman manage an endless swirl of duties: “Scheduling babysitters, planning play dates,…supervising homework, handling discipline…keeping the household together…[You men] try to do your part, but the reality is that we’re doing it, right?” Some men do not realize, acknowledge, and appreciate the women’s role in the relationship of a family. Not only was it hard to maintain, but some women felt as if
Instead of using a regular “okay”, Vernon inserts an “OK” to show her sarcastic anger towards one of her colleagues who disagrees with her opinion. You can tell she is immediately annoyed with peoples lack of respect of her opinion. With the emotion she is trying to get him to agree or even just compromise with the fact she wants nothing to do with having a child. By using such a strong emotion like anger she is adding passion to the argument; angry words like scold, attacks, selfless and deconstructed add fuel to the passage by giving the readers a feeling to have instead of just being neutral and it helps the readers gain an emotional tie and move over to “her side”. Having the readers believe she has a right to her own opinion right of the bat gives the author, Vernon, an upper-hand moving on to the rest of the article.
The speaker feels that men do not appreciate this work. By repeating “I want a wife” in almost every sentence, the author clarifies the many things a man expects and how ridiculous and overwhelming the amount wanted is. Even though she herself is a wife, she says she wants a wife to do all of these chores for her (274). Brady repeats “I want a wife who will…” to identify what a proper wife is supposed to do. Repetition enhances her sarcastic tone because after all that is expected of a wife, she says, “My God, who wouldn’t want a wife,” (276) in the final sentence, meaning even an actual wife would want someone to do as much as she does.
Consequently, he refers to her as “frail” (Act 1, Scene 2, line 146). It is apparent that Hamlet would have preferred to make decisions for his mother just because she is a woman. He does not trust her mother to make wise decisions even though she has been queen for quite some time. Ophelia, on the other hand, bears the brunt of male chauvinism as she is not allowed to choose for herself who she should love. Her father prohibits her from having a love relationship with Hamlet.
Steinbeck uses Curley's wife's character to depict the inferiority of women. He also uses her to inform the reader of the dire range of choices for women of that era. Steinbeck creates the character of Curley's wife to show the reader that life as a house wife is dull and repetitive. He does that by making Curley's wife not fit into the expected mould of a married house wife. She is a lonely character constantly searching for attention, even if it is from ranch workers, cripples and the coloured.
Families are often influenced by the media portrayal of the way women should run their families. So this has put women in a bad position to get jobs and make as much as men do. If the woman does not take care of her family how she is expected she is viewed as a bad parent, even though the father is the exception to these expectations as a
Leiva 1 Lesly Leiva Professor Harmon American Literature May 10,2015 The Silent Feminist Women have always been dehumanized in many ways since the beginning of time, seen as objects and for one whole purpose, to reproduce. Men started to get threatened by women intellectuality and started to make activities like writing into a man duty. Men started to see women with these problems, they looked for any reason to put down these women even more. Another excuse to show how weak woman really “are”, and instead of helping these mothers they made it worse. Instead of supporting women's advancement they suppressed it maybe not directly but by criticizing and not supporting the women who tried to speak out.
Despite the fact that he and his wife have been “mean and fought dirty” he knows they must break down these walls of anger and resentment, “no matter how much work it requires” (442). Dr.Ted Huston stated in the article, Will Your Marriage Last by Aviva Patz: that “Our culture is to blame for perpetuating the myth of storybook romance, which is more likely to doom a marriage than strengthen it” (449). Life alone is hard. Add a spouse, children, pets, work and daily responsibilities to the list, and we each will begin to see and feel the effects of a roller coaster of emotions. There are no exact guides on how to deal with the stress and fears that life brings our way.
“I burst into tears.” Pickler says, “They thought I was not going to be able to do my job. They thought I would throw up or have a cramp. But pregnant women work every day. It just was not fair.”(Armour, 2005) Even though it is hard to admit, the society is a gendered society. Gender discrimination in the workplace did exist and still continues in one form or the other, this in fact obviously ignored by Summers.
Women were upset that they didn’t have a voice in choosing the law. It was unfair towards the women. It was present in Document 1, woman were obviously upset with the fact that they didn’t have a voice in choosing the law. Woman thought that they should have the right to vote because they obey the law just like men do. These women went on strike, to prove to the government that they were wrong.