The Women’s Right Movement changed the lives of the American Women for the better, due to gaining the right to vote, access to higher education, and the opportunity to enter the workforce. Before the reform movements of Women’s right, the American women were discriminated in society, home life, education, and the workforce. Women in the 1800s could not only vote, but they also were forbidden to speak in public. They were voiceless and had no self-confidence, they dependent men, since they had little to no rights (Bonnie and Ruthsdotter). Before the reform movement, the American Women were voiceless, they had no say in society, however the reform movement will soon change that.
I looked at my mom she had not said a word the whole time but at that moment she looked conflicted in emotions and was like begging me to say “No”. Finally, I replied “Yes, Dad!”. It was not just an unthoughtful decision or an excitement for going to America – a dream come true of many many friends of mine. For me, it was a opportunity to prove what I believed in that women can be successful in the same field as man can. In Eastern culture where female are valued for traditional role of mother and housewife, women’s lives mostly end up getting married and staying home take care of the children no matter what education degree they have earned.
At a young age she vehemently rejected the educational system’s attempt to mold her into a “good wife, wise mother.”She acknowledged boldly that women were not born only to serve men. As the first editor of the trailblazing women’s journal Seitō, Raichō began to call for a women’s spiritual revolution. “And within its
As a result, Chopin’s reputation was so badly damaged that her work was ignored for decades after her death. No longer content to be loyal wives, pure empty vessels, and passive women, Chopin’s female characters broke free from society’s traditions in “Respectable Women”, “The Kiss” and “Story of an Hour”. From the beginning of the twentieth century, women were educated to be the perfectly devoted wife. “Women were expected to uphold the values of stability, morality, and democracy by making the home a special place, a refuge from the world where her husband could escape from the highly competitive, unstable, immoral world of business and industry” (Lavender 4). This meant that their main priority was to keep the home peaceful for their husbands.
This causes Jing-mei to do less than her best throughout her life as she grows into a Chinese woman of America. “Two Kinds” represents the difficulties o two distinguished views and how they should or should not coexist with each other. In the story, Jing-mei’s mother has set unrealistic goals for her daughter to reach and achieve. Her mother came to America to start over and create something that is great in her eyes. America was seen as a clean slate and Jing-mei’s expectation level is set lower than her mother’s because she sees herself from a different perspective.
Response to “Two Kinds” Donna-Lee Bellamy Jing-mei’s confrontation with her mother following the recital is not where the climax occurs in Amy Tan’s Two Kinds. Jing-mei is the protagonist and during the climax the protagonist is supposed to change during that event. Jing-mei’s mother is constantly encouraging her, telling her she can be a prodigy if she puts forth more effort, but Jing-mei does not believe in herself or her abilities. Jing-mei says, “ For unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could only be me” (464).
The education system in Jane Eyre helps establish the idea of feminist criticism in the Victorian Era. In the 19thcentury, there was little to no opportunity for women to have jobs. Women were even equipped to feel distressed when it came to involving themselves in certain parts of society. Men had all the high paying jobs, leaving women to work as housewives or a governess. Even though in today's society having a job of educating young children is renowned and eminent, being a governess in the 19thcentury was considered lowly and was viewed as an underpaid servant asked to tutor children.
http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html The Women at English Literature Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) The role of Jane Eyre is an excellent example on the view and manners of women in the Victorian Period. She is resigned, but already have personal thoughts and pursues. She is a middle-class worker, with no actual family and no prospects, at the beginning, of improvement. But, because of her personality, she manages to transform her life in many ways. If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess.
A professional career was almost impossible, and despite Britain’s ruler being female for most of the nineteenth century until 1901 when Queen Elizabeth died, women were second class citizens. In 1870, Queen Victoria had written, ‘let women be what God intended, a helpmate for man, but with totally different duties and vocations.’ Trint, S. History Learning Site 2010-2011. Women’s Rights. www.historylearningsite.co.uk [accessed 07122011] Women’s subordination to men meant that their prime duty was domestic. Children were an economic responsibility for women - providing food, housing and clothing until the child was independent and could go out to work to provide for the family themselves.
Morality is an issue with this as women are sometimes not ready to be a mother and their husbands or boyfriends have already left them. Men usually just walk away from the situation but women have to choose to either have the baby or have it "aborted"?. Some people say it is a sin to let a women have an abortion because they say they are killing a baby and the baby is still innocent and has nothing to do with it. Women have made vast improvements in their lifestyles in the past few decades from holding positions in governments to simple things like getting a job and supporting themselves. Regardless women will always be important to society because they bring a senseof love, lust and emotion to society.