However in modern times, women are almost completely respected and equal, and encouraged to be active members of society and government. Despite being equal, it is men who are often told by society that in order to get a woman they must ‘woo’ her with gifts and actions, as seen in the movie ‘Arthur’. Over the course of time, women have not only been gaining equality, but the way that men interact with women has also evolved, from Disrespect and inequality to respect and equality. In early years, Women got no respect, and were not considered equal. Thusly, the obligations of men were minimal.
Her poise is an illusion set up to shield herself from reality, yet she still attempts to make herself attractive to new male suitors. Themes: Violence and cruelty appear as a theme in this play. Violence is often fraught with sexual passion. For instance, Stella explains her love for Stanley despite his brutality to Blanche. There is the unnerving suggestion that violence is more willingly accepted by women in a marriage than one would like to believe.
Symbolism in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles The symbolism in Susan Glaspell’s Trifles is linked to the characters in the play. Women, during this era, were less appreciated than men; therefore, wives struggled to maintain a good lifestyle without angering their husbands. The play demonstrates the male domination during this period. Women that were tired of the male domination were capable of doing the unpredictable, for example committing a crime. A murder has occurred in the Wright household.
A scholar may read it that even though the man has given power to a woman it was given by a man who was feministic. King Lear soon chooses to banish his only loyal and loving daughter gives the power to his two eldest daughters. The eldest daughters are now powerful as well as being emotionless. This display of masculine characteristics by the two women also works to create multiply ways to read King Lear. Cordelia the best representation of “female”
Even though she thinks it’s unfair she hesitates and recognizes that men and women should have equal rights. Since most writers in the 18th century were men, society looked at women writers more on the negative side or didn’t take women serious. Between 1700s and 1800s, Anna wanted femininity. Considering women writers didn’t have much freedom with their own creativity. She says, “thou mayest command, but never canst be free”(20).
Assess the fashion industry using the feminist perspective Feminists argue that that in society men oppress women and that women do not have equal rights when compared to men, they argue that the family serves the needs of patriarchy and that we reside in a patriarchal society where males are the dominate sex. Feminists take a critical view on most things in society but a main one being fashion. Feminism itself simplifies down to equality. It is shown to be not about attacking men but improving society and having equal chances between both sexes. It states that many women’s focus is on her wardrobe so they can impress the opposite sex as they feel useless if they fail to impress, they also argue that fashion is a more female dominated area, they show that most of the top fashion designers are male ruled and that Radical Feminists such as Germaine Greer believe that all key societies (including fashion) have been found on patriarchy (ruled by men).
The Invisible Cage Pride and Prejudice In the nineteenth century society, the options of choosing husbands for unmarried women are limited due to the reason that the society has prescribed a set of values for them. The English society associated the entrance of a woman into the public with a reprehensible loss of femininity. Jane Austen, the author of the novel Pride and Prejudice herself suffers in this era by not allowed to be acknowledged as the author for her books. In Jane Austen's book Pride and Prejudice, she depicts how young men and women behave in the society and how they set up their life and social position for their own desires. With this background, Jane tries to deliver the message that the people were restrained and they suffered by the rules set by the society such as family reputation, women’s position, and class division.
Was the war a catalyst, speeding up the progression of women’s rights, or were the effects so trivial that no advancements were made? With millions of men sent away to fight as soldiers, the war provided women with an opportunity to get an insight into the male world of work. This crushed the idea of separate spheres and gave women themselves purpose and freedom. Source 16 explains how women began to break free of the stereotypes inflicted upon them, ‘thousands of women had experienced the joys of achievement.’ They were experiencing the thrill of something new and it was exciting. This quashed the theory that women were too fragile or unable to perform male dominated jobs.
At the time women were not permitted to inherit their fathers wealth and therefore had to choose husbands who were financially stable. Even though the novel is set in the nineteenth century it has great relevance to current times. The feelings attached to marriage in historic cultures are still the same today, especially in Asian cultures. By and large ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a romantic comedy showing how the elopement of Lydia has an effect on the entire family. Throughout the novel we become familiar to themes of love, respect, greed as well as friendship.
Calpurnia contrasts to Caesar because she shows great care for her husband and listens to him intently. Caesar, on the other hand, is much more skeptical about what she tells him and believes more what his male counterparts say. Portia differs from her husband, Brutus, because when she attempts to communicate with him, he prefers to keep his feelings inside. There is yet a further concept Shakespeare is alluding to by inserting Calpurnia and Portia into the play: he is insinuating that men cannot thrive without the presence women, and, when they go unnoticed and are ignored, tragedy is the only possible conclusion. Firstly, the role of Calpurnia as Caesar’s virtuous wife is so greatly important in her belief in superstitions that she actually forewarns him about his death.