Philosophy of Love and Sex – Final Assignment – Question # 2 500287179 April 16, 2014 Philosophy Paper – Woman in Love De Beauvoir highlights a significant difference between man and a woman, regarding love and relationships. Beauvoir outlines the idea of love being two factors, authentic and unauthentic love, between the two genders. According to Beauvoir women treasure and experience love as total devotion, claiming herself as a gift to the man she loves. Men rather view love as being in control, beings that are capable of handling their lives and gaining supremacy without assistance (2010). Women therefore are seen as depending on men and must gain power, independence, transcending with the aid of man (2010).
Bradstreet also shows identity for the Puritan men that criticize her work because men had more talent and skill, which come in handy in the society, but she sees that it’s unfair. For the men in her community she talks in stanza five, denying her writings, claiming Bradstreet’s works are “stolen”, or else it was by chance”. She writes in her poem in stanza seven, “Men have precedence and still excel, it is but vain unjustly to wage war,” in the beginning of the poem, stanza two, “Fool I grudge the Muses did not part, ‘Twixt him and me that over fluent store". These lines show that Bradstreet felt that it was not fair because men and women had different roles. Ruiz 2 During the time women had to stay home and take care of the house hold things, meanwhile men did the labor, which Bradstreet wants men and women to have the same rights.
Not only are Mim and Rhona trying to seek approval from their superior Jim, the indirect comment about Rhona’s weight makes Rhona’s assumed overweightness to be that she is worried she will not be taken seriously in the workplace by Jim. The play perceives looks being connected to performance in the workplace a major competition for validating approval from their boss. “Rhona: He should respect you. But from what I’ve observed, I think-because you are an attractive woman-that he still uses you for window dressing. Especially when you’re working with me.
and this is shown on the essay when she writes this ”If, by chance , I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with another one” Really, is sad but is the truth, men do think women’s are objects they can’t take and leave when they want and demand things and expect to received without giving. As I read the essay it was stupid to see that they didn’t realize that all the wife’s duties could also be done by men, like cleaning, working, taking care of the kids, and of course pleasing their wife’s when she
Throughout the course of the play, the female characters are seen as powerful figures who are more ruthless than the men. For example, Regan and Goneril are often portrayed as strong and controlling figures, not letting anyone stand in their way of achieving their aims. They see their father as an obstacle, preventing them from getting what they want, and they treat him like this also. Although he was kind enough to give up his kingdom to be shared between two of his daughters, this wasn’t enough. Both Goneril and Regan wanted to grasp all of Lear’s powers, and take them away from him.
A streetcar named desire presents a sharp critique of the attitudes towards woman and their roles within society at post-war America. Blanche’s and Stella’s dependence on male companions are strong as they depend on men for both their sustenance and their self-image. Self-appearance is Blanche’s dominant characteristic, she believes to win male attraction and acceptance; a female must act and look a certain way. Inequality in sexes is also a big issue within this play as the male figure is seen to over-power the female figures. Stan is shown as the Alpha male; he holds the position arrogantly within his relationship, which sparks tension between the sexes, typically between Blanche and Stanley.
Not being able to communicate or understand each other makes it hard to talk to one another. Communication is the key to a great marriage. First, communication between women and men are different. Women want their husbands to talk to them because it brings closeness and intimacy in the relationship. Eleanor Maccoby states, in reports from her own and others that “for women and for girls intimacy is the fabric of relationship, and talk is the thread from which it is woven” (110).
They are often caught in a bind, wanting more emotional depth to their lives but not knowing how to get it because males are taught from a young age that to be emotional is for girls. Truth is, being emotional is for everyone. What's a poor woman to do? First and most important is to choose the right guy. Someone with whom you can establish a conversation and rapport before you jump into bed; however, one must recognize that men often do express affection through sex.
Although sex is still a factor in this situation, the men have to earn it which in the long run makes the man a better more understanding person. Sex then becomes mutual, and true love is formed between the man and woman. With that understanding of love in romantic comedies, it is easier to point out some of the trends that lead to the overall true love within in storeis and movies that use romantic comedy elements. In romantic comedies, the man and woman that end up falling in love meet one another, usually go through an anxiety that pushes them apart, followed by an outside source saying something about the possible companion that further pushes them apart, followed by the male usually performing a service for the woman to get him noticed as well as try to establish a true relationship, and ending with the man and woman together in marriage. These elements can be easily observed in stories such as Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bridget Jones’s Diary directed by Sharon Maguire, as well as endless movies and novels.
In 'Othello' and 'The Tempest' "women are portrayed as victims due to male characters determining social organization." Discuss. Social organization in its simplest definition is when people in a society are placed into a system organized by wealth,family background and profession. In shakespeare's plays othello and the tempest,social organization is presented through hierarchical position of characters based on gender and race. Women are placed as central characters in these plays,however they face oppression and, like in 'Othello', often end up as victims due to men determining what they decide is right as they hold superiority over their women.