“Their contribution during WW1 was the main reason why women gained the right to vote in 1918.” How valid is this view? Women were treated unequally to women in the early 1900’s. Women were not respected and were not trusted to have political duties as they were thought a woman’s duties were at home to take care of the family. Many believe women’s contribution to World War 1 was the main reason women gained the vote as it was seen as a ‘reward’. When the war broke out in August 1914 women gave up their suffrage campaigns in order to help war efforts such as replacing men in their jobs whilst they were away etc.
Hester does not fall after convicted of a sin, but becomes a strong woman seeking equality between men and women and the letter she is branded “was a symbol of her calling” (Hawthorne 150). The letter allows her to live without the Puritans hypocrisy and the hardship women face and carves her into being an essential feminist character throughout the novel. An individual may need to understand the difference between the feminism in the women of the Puritan society and Hester Prynne. According to the tradition culture, there are two types of female images: the first type is the discriminated female image. For a long time, men are considered having superior intelligence and having a
Japanese culture is different than ours, and only specific reasons are allowed in order to have the procedure done. In Japan, pregnant women are not required to give the reason. The role of women in Japanese society has progressed more rapidly than many Asiatic cultures; however certain rights have not been bestowed. Women are not only active members of the workforce, they are also politically involved and allowed to act as members of the National Diet, consisting of a house of representatives and house of counselors. However, women are still facing a lack of respect, an issue brought to focus in the current series of events regarding “comfort women” in the Second World War.
Qi Hao Mr. Griffin English III 10th September, 2013 The reflection of The Buddha in the Attic The Buddha in the Attic is a book talks about the early Japanese women who were married to American and their life in this foreign country. The author of this book just like a poet, she used a lot of parallelism makes her article like a poem. Nevertheless, the attractiveness of this book not only shows in author’s writing skill but also appears on revealing the state of losing people’s traditional conscience and culture during that very time in this new-born powerful country, America. America, the Garden of Eden, these Japanese women dreamed about everyday before they really arrived in this land. They dreamed their husband was wealthy and gentle; thereby they carried their husbands’ pictures wherever they were in the boat1.
This is a very important piece of the story because it encourages the reader to think deeply about the text. Lengel, the store manager, refers to the group as girls which is very interesting because he could have gone with saying ladies but he didn’t. The reason the author chooses to put the word “girls” in there is to show that Lengel is not entirely respecting the group as young adults. He is really talking down to them and is not treating them as an equal. In a professional setting, or when a manager is talking, typically they would use the term ladies.
A geisha is “a professional female companion for men in Japan, trained in music, dancing, and the art of conversation” (Collins English Dictionary). A great misconception about geisha is that they are commonly labelled as prostitutes. However in reality, they are “artistic persons”, as the term signifies (Grolier Online). Indeed “ritualized sexual display” is common throughout the novel, but in fact, many fail to recognize the importance of this Japanese profession (Brownstein 18). As a geisha, Sayuri does more than participate in this type of behaviour, and thus, this stereotypical attitude needs to be demolished.
Madame Bovary and Written on the Body are two woks of literature that have strong representations on various themes. Gender is a significant theme throughout both novels. Both Flaubert and Winterson strongly demonstrate their portrayals of gender in their works; however there is a major difference between the ways each author goes about doing this. In Madame Bovary, Flaubert captures how women were viewed many years ago, which was inferior to men. On the other hand, Written on the Body shows a more modern perspective to how women are viewed, which is as equals to men.
For as long as we can remember, men have always seemed to have more power and rights than women. However, because of this many women have tried to find ways to become more known and independent. For example, Frida Kahlo was an artist who appeared to try very hard to be manly but near the end of her life becomes in touch with her feminine side. A story by John Steinbeck called “The Chrysanthemums” talks about a women called Elisa who also is very masculine, but she lets society get the best of her and doesn’t try her hardest to stand up for herself. Both of these women have similarities, for instance, they both don’t have any children, they wish to be seen equally to men, and they feel somewhat imprisoned within themselves.
In the Chinese culture, the gender role stereotype is something that women today need to be aware of. The inequality of the sexes was extreme; males were hostile to females, and they despised women in the past because they were seen as fragile and incapable of high level jobs. Women were viewed as inferior. Men had rights of property ownership, while women needed to obey their fathers, husbands and sons. They were supposed to put their men’s interests before their own.
By that meaning, when Amy Tan was a kid, she saw how her mother had difficulties in the society because the lack of communication. Therefore, when she grew up, she learned English in the right and correct way and became a successful writer. This is similar to a time when I was in her situation, I was ashamed of my parents broken English wherever they go, I had to speak for them; their limited English reflected the quality of what they had to say. That is because they weren’t able to express their thoughts, the correct way and nobody was taking them seriously, it was because of their broken English language, they were not getting good services