Curley’s wife’s obsession with herself ultimately leads to her death. She knows Lennie is supposed to stay away from her, but thrives on his attention and wants his praise for her soft hair. It is not coincidental that she ends up losing her life because she didn’t want Lennie to mess up her hair. This final event sums up Curley’s wife’s role fairly neatly. Steinbeck presents Curley as a woman with huge dreams and hopes who aspires to be famous in Hollywood and life a king size life.
d. Daisy is a wife and mother. She is a woman who is so highly set on the goals of having the best of everything, and being above everyone else. She is the love of Gatsby’s life whom he wishes she would drop it all and come back to him, but this is not the case. Daisy is to be a heart breaker to many. Daisy is swept up in her own little fantasy world in some situations.
Janie’s grandmother is the first person who belittles Janie. Even though she has good intentions, Nanny is the reason it took so long for Janie to finally become independent. Janie fails to rise against her grandmother, and is forced to marry Logan. Each of her three husbands treats her in a way that forces her to grow, and she becomes stronger because of them. Logan is Janie’s first stop to becoming a strong, independent woman.
She seems to be only happy when she has control over her husbands. They have to hand over this power because without their consent she has a battle on her hands, both challenging the other for dominance in the relationship. The Wife of Bath's Tale resembles what she described of it in her prologue. Although The Wife of Bath contradicts herself, essentially she comprehends the link amongst her. The wife of Bath’s tale is the struggle of who has the bigger pants in the relationship.
Nanny believed that love was second to stability and security. Only after those first two criteria were satisfied then and only then could one experience love. Nanny felt that a young girl like Janie was too young to make decisions for herself, so when she caught Janie exploring her womanhood Nanny felt that she needed to marry Janie as quickly as possible so that she could find love in a safe a secure environment. Nanny has her own ideals when it comes to marriage and Janie will soon learn that everyone's are different. Second, Janie sees Logan Killicks' perception of marriage.
You might think you are not fan girl material and you might want some help, but do not worry; everyone has chosen the fan girl life nowadays! Just ask those Bieber-crazy fans who cut themselves when news broke out about their idol making a bad decision. Just think about is, now you can turn into an obsessed fan just like them! The first big step in becoming a fan girl includes always being hypersensitive. Your idol easily compares to a newborn child who needs love and protection.
It is hard to imagine the suppression and adversity women lived with only a few centuries ago. Our history has alluded to an inequality of women among men, telling us that women did not deserve the same inalienable rights; the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments’, these are spelled out quite specifically and are drawn on by her own personal experience which speak loudly for the voice of women in the mid 1800’s. It is through the work of Stanton and her supporters that women today have the rights and choices they do and through the writings of Chopin and Wollstonecraft which provide an insightful look into the suppressed yet intellectual nature of the women of their day. The contemporary
It isn’t that the grandmother is looking out for the safety of her family rather than the fact that she will go to any length to fulfill her desires. The grandmother sees “being a lady” as the most important virtue in life and unlike Weil focuses much of her time on materialistic objects and things like fancy dresses and belonging to a higher social status. Much of O'Connor's story emphasizes the grandmothers materialistic view on the world and how this view eventually hurts her. The grandmother discreetly seeks acknowledgement from others by bragging about her “connections” in Tennessee and a man who used to be her rich suitor through stories she tells to her family as if she has to prove to them she is a lady. Weil says that when you perform an action you should not do it seeking to be crowned hero but because heroism can be performed without desiring to prove to anyone that you have done something good for someone else without them asking.
The Awakening Society frowns upon women who are trying to be independent and have a free life. Many people tend to look down on women who lived their life in a “dream” and who have awakened from it and acted out this “dream”. During the 19th century any women who did not follow expected social behavior were often looked down on as a disappointment. In the tragic realistic novel, The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, a young American woman of the late nineteenth century seeks to realize her full potential as an independent human being. Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz are two women in which Edna’s options of life paths are exhibited, however, Edna finds both role models lacking.
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Homer’s Odyssey are both set in a patriarchal world. In these worlds, time periods, a women's honor is the most valuable thing that she has. They have little to their name and no inheritance so they must protect their honor, at all costs. In each society a woman who has lost her honor, or is unfaithful is seen as ……….. The roles of women in Much Ado About Nothing and the Odyssey are quite similar in many regards.