A modern example of direct guarding is ‘vigilance’ which is coming home unexpectedly to see what the female partner is up too. Wilson et al found that women who agreed with questionnaire items such as ‘he is jealous and doesn’t want you to talk to other men’ were twice as likely to have experienced serous violence from their partners. Men can also guard against their partners infidelity either by conferring benefits or by inflicting costs, including violence. As not all men possess resources that might be used to provide benefits, some men are especially prone to using violence or the threat of violence (Shackleford et al). According to Daly and Wilson, death of a partner from physical violence may be an unintended outcome if an evolutionary adaptation that was designed for control rather than death.
Although Edna has taken control of her own life, she is still not happy with her life because of the many different types of love she has experienced. Alcee loves her but she only uses him as an affair while her husband is doing business. Robert truly loves her, and she felt the same way about him, but he can’t have her, because her husband already owns her. Edna doesn’t want to be owned by anyone, but no matter how many times she rebels and takes control of things, men still think of her as a possession. Edna ends her life in search for herself, and her
A man whose mate was unfaithful risked investing in offspring who were not his own, while a woman with an unfaithful mate risked the diversion of resources away from her & her children. Sexual jealousy, therefore, may have evolved as a solution to these problems. Men are more jealous of the sexual act; to avoid cuckoldry while women are more
Although not shown explicitly in Act 1 of the play, Ibsen seems to be somewhat critical of the institution of marriage in the 19th century by showing how Torvald, the husband, patronizes Nora, the wife. To Torvald, it may be an expression of love, but he is treating Nora as a child to be coddled. Also, Krogstad persuades Nora to help him in order to keep his job, which shows how easily women were subject to manipulation by the male. Therefore, Ibsen characterizes the institution of marriage in the 19th century as extremely traditional and very oppressive to women. Act I indeed shows Nora as a doll-like character: she is coddled, pampered, and patronized.
The men on the ranch fear Curly's wife. She is a temptress of sorts and she is a possession of Curly’s (hence her name). She projects undertones of sexuality in almost everything she says. The men are lonely which only highlights her danger. They do not want the bosses son, Curly, to get angry.
Women in the 1800’s were dominated by their husbands and expected to be submissive in every way. After Kate’s real life husband died, she decided to voice her opinion on this topic. Sometimes the rules and morals that society or religion teaches us, isn’t really what we want for our own lives. Especially when it comes to sex, romance or love there are a lot of different opinions. Certain cultures may teach that sex (of any form) before marriage is not wrong while others believe that our morals change as society allows it to.
Curley’s wife is portrayed as being a whore – but this is only due to the way she dresses, her provocative ways and the way she acts around men, as if she is aware of her femininity. This could suggest that she is only like this because she is bored, like it is something to do – something interesting for a change. She is constantly trying to get people to notice her. But, because of Lennie’s purity and innocence, he doesn’t see her in the way other men do – a sexual object. When Steinbeck quotes “And because she had confided in him, she moved closer to Lennie and sat beside him”, it is clear to the audience that Curley’s Wife is using her sexuality as an object to create some sort of excitement for herself.
To her, the religious laws were more important than the governmental laws she was being asked to follow. Antigone and Creon would never see eye to eye on which law ultimately should be followed because of their own individuality. While Antigone had to pay the price for disobeying the governmental law, she ultimately had the right to give her brother a proper burial. One of the main themes in the play Antigone is Civil Disobedience. Often society has laws that individuals feel are immoral, or unjust.
Emotional abuse is also used as a way to control one’s partner. Once a victim confidence is shattered; they may feel like they are worthless without their partner. Emotional abuse is important because it can lead to depression, anxiety and even
So if your husband did love you anymore I would go find someone else that will and give me the full attention that I deserve from the man. Why can a man cheat in the relationship and it be alright and the woman acts like they don’t see it. But when the woman is cheating in the relationship everyone knows and it is the worst thing in the world, the men don’t act like they don’t know. If the man is unfaithful not only is he making a woman unhappy, but she cannot even go find happiness with someone else because the guy will be a hypocrite about it. No woman wants to be cheated on after the man married her; these are not qualities that are looked for in an ideal man in