But now, she becomes a widow, her husband and mother died and her brothers were grow up, she does not need to support any one more, she does not need to live for any one more. Nora, a beautiful lady, who was the best example for the “pass rule”, her husband, Torvald helped Nora’s father, then Nora’s family let Nora marry with Torvald as a return gift. Nora did not have any free choices, she had to do this for
Flowers then encouraged Marguerite, “to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” which means a person needs more than just book smarts to be consider intelligent and to able to use that intelligence to survive in life; a person that has wits though life experiences can be more intelligent than people that just gain knowledge in only school books because the people with wits are more savvy from their social life experiences compare to people that live life educated only though book. Maya Angelou is telling this story because she wanted to teach the audience that a person with formal education by only books doesn’t equate to intelligence. She implies, that even some college professors are less intelligent and don’t have as much wit as to some country folks because, the country folks have learned important lessons in life that only life experiences can teach but books cannot teach these important life lessons, base on the passage she wrote, “That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors, to listen carefully to what country people called mother wit.” The story’s settings are important because it was part of U.S history, where blacks were look upon as second class citizens compare to whites. This was suggested in the passage where Marguerite complements her idol Mrs. Flowers whom is a black woman, by comparing her to a white woman,
Her parents owned the local hotel in Fort Royal, Virginia, but they never had excessive amounts of money. Despite her family’s lack of money, Belle’s parents believed it was important for her to receive a good education. After Belle had completed some primary school at the age of twelve, she was shipped off to Mount Washington Female College at Baltimore. This school was an institute that taught girls to behave lady-like. At the age of sixteen, she had finished her schooling and was seen in society as a beautiful debutante.
She wanted to live a more lavish lifestyle, but later she will find that the life she has is much better than the life that she will obtain later in life. Although Mathilde Loisel didn’t have a harsh life, she suffered greatly. She longed to live the life in which she thought she deserved because of her beauty. She lived in an apartment with her husband that was plain and not very desirable to live in, well in her standards. She will daydream about the life she should have had and not want she has.
Women were expected to marry, have children and financially they were expected to be fully dependent on their husbands. Women rarely had careers and most professions refused entry to women. However, between the years 1850 and 1901 women’s role in society began to be challenged. There were a number of reasons for this,
Infidelity today is the number one killer of marriages and relationships, and can be looked at as a symptom for non-working marriages. In the novel there was a lack of love and respect in the marriages, and there wasn’t anyone trying to fix their marriages either because they were around for their spouse’s money, or cheated because they were rich and felt could get away with it. There was one couple in particular that demonstrated these examples of infidelity in the novel. The couple was Daisy and Tom. Daisy stayed married to Tom because he was buying her happiness and his money, while deep down, she was really hurt and sad about the relationship.
Women in the Renaissance era Interest in the role of women in the medieval and Renaissance period received an upswing with the advent of feminism in the 1970s. Up to the mid-20th century historians tended to argue that women in the Renaissance, at least those who were wealthy, enjoyed more power and independence than women from previous generations. In Renaissance Italy, most women from the upper classes had only two options in life: marriage or the cloister. Whether marrying a mortal man or Jesus, they needed a dowry. Since well-born women did not work, the dowry offset the cost of keeping a wife and family.
Martha Ballard is able to go beyond what I would have expected a woman from the late 18th century, could do. She is as a free spirit yet still completes her obligations as a wife. She is not made to stay at home and care for her children and husband, and although she does that job with great pride, Martha can be described as a woman with many professions, “…a midwife, nurse, physician, mortician, pharmacist and attentive wife [and mother]…” (Pg. 40). But how typical was this in her era?
She feels as if she deserves a certain lifestyle and is even quite verbal about it. She has everything a person could want, but yet feels as if she has nothing. Greed, in both stories, led to major loss. Mr. Thomas lost his money in the mattress and his home. Paul’s mother lost her very own son due to her