However, he is quite stubborn and the lack of communication in their relationship is very unhealthy. His wife “[doesn’t] feel as if it [is] worth while to turn [her] hand over for anything” (Charlotte Perkins Gilman 4). He refuses to hear her out on anything, and makes all the decisions for her. Whether it is which room she is to stay in, or whom she is allowed to visit, John takes away every choice she has and every decision she may have made. He does love her, but because of the hierarchy in their household, and because he is a physician, he firmly believes that he is right in everything he is doing.
Logos: “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is right of those who suffer from it to refuse allegiance to it, and to insist upon the institution of a new government” This particular appeal effectively allures to the logical thinking of the reader. It tells the reader that people only disagree and rebel against the government when it is about something that is very important. It also shows that because of the government being destructive it effects the safety and happiness of the women. Pathos: “In the convenant of marriage, she is compelled to promise obedience to her husband, he becoming to all intents and purposes, her master…” This appeal feeds into the emotions of the reader. Showing how women are nothing but servants to their master.
The wallpaper can represent the narrator’s entrapment by societal expectations, being trapped within her own mind, and her lack of voice in her own life. One of the most obvious interpretations of the wallpaper in Gilman’s story is as her entrapment by societal expectations. The story was written during a time in which women were second-class citizens, and were expected to behave according to moral standards set by men and the church. In the story, the narrator’s husband, John, stands for conventional society, and she has no choice but to accept her role in life. When the narrator comes to believe that the wallpaper is a kind of prison for women, it reveals that the wallpaper is more than simply an obsession.
A woman should be an obedient wife and a devoted mother. The norms of the society confine a woman to be dependant of her husband without having any independence or self fulfillment. These confines and expectations are forced on Edna simply because of her gender. Leonce on the
One way Austen shows this is through Mr and Mrs Bennet, Mrs Bennet does not understand her husband Mr Bennet, and whilst Mrs Bennet’s aim in life is to get her daughters married to rich men, in contrast, Mr Bennet is not interested in family affairs and does not seem to think much of his daughters in general. 'They are all silly and ignorant like other girls.' Austen presents Mr Bennet and his behaviour as being wholly disinterested shown by his generalisation saying they are “all silly” suggesting a lack of attachment, his goal isn’t to get his daughters married and so doesn’t impact upon it. Unlike Mrs Bennet, who embarrassing behaviour shows an extreme contrast to her husband; her behaviour, ironically, does more to harm her daughters' chances at finding husbands than it does to help. "What is Mr. Darcy to me, pray, that I should be afraid of him?"
Gender discrimination in the workplace did exist and still continues in one form or the other, this in fact obviously ignored by Summers. Gender difference is the product of gender discrimination or gender inequality, not the other around. In fact, gender difference is the main outcome of gender discrimination. There are two reasons for gender difference, first and also the most important is the nurturing climate, the second is cultural differences. In most cultures, men are encouraged to be stoic and to prove their masculinity; on the other hand, women need to be passive, helpless and dependent.
She is classified as an outsider, portraying that she is inadequate in having the ability to interact with others. Also, she blocks the ‘’rectangle of sunshine’’ - Steinbeck does this intentionally in order to allow the reader to pursue a sense of social misfit; as the men think she causes trouble and other than Curley, she has no other engaging connection with any of the other men. This produces the fact that Curley’s wife is marginalized and disempowered from society overall and has no relationship with others as she is seen as an ownership of Curley. Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 The importance of Curley’s wife in the novel is how she is revolves around the novels main themes such as dreams. Curley’s wife is excluded from female roles as she is seen as a possession of Curley and is often found in search for companionship, as her newly found husband doesn’t provide her with the affection she desires.
She tells these lies to protect herself from social ostracism. By nature she doesn’t fit the social stereotype of a woman. Being the perfect wife during this time was to be proper, unintelligent, compliant, in need of male protection and only of value as decoration, and as a homemaker and child-barer. On the other hand, her sister Stella is characterised as Blanche’s polar opposite fits the social stereotype of the perfect housewife. She lies about her husband’s vulgar behaviour and justifies it through clichés.
Elizabeth’s rejection of Mr. Collins (Austen) marriage proposal was quite unorthodox. Mr. Collins proposal was socially acceptable; he would provide Elizabeth with a home, security, and financial stability. However, she expresses in a letter of “My dear Jane, Mr. Collins is a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man” (Austen). Mr. Collins was less than desirable, self centered, close-minded and Elizabeth knew that she couldn’t love such a man. Rejecting a man whom a woman did not love was rebellious and unheard of during this time.
However, she would only be taxed when her property or land was profitable to the government. Stanton also argued that women were not allowed to vote, earn wages and in the covenant of marriage women were compelled to promise obedience to their husband(p.270). This obedience in turn intentionally made the husband master of his wife. Women of the time were in a difficult position, having to be subservient to their