Sadie demolishes the gender roles that have been ingrained in society by going into motherhood without a husband therefore, “Putting Ma, Pa, and Maud to shame.” In the Poem it states that, “Sadie scraped life with a fine toothed comb”. She didn't leave a tangle in. Her comb found every strand. Sadie was one of the livingest chicks in all the land. Sadie is evidently unfazed by the ridicule and lives life without missing a single strand, in other words taking life for what it is and loving every minute of it proving that going against society is at times acceptable and even necessary to be truly happy.
On the one hand we have the well-educated young girl Vivie, and on the other hand her mother, Mrs. Kitty Warren. First I want to cover if and in what sense the two different women fit in the conventional thoughts of women in the Victorian age. In a second step I want to analyze the strange relationship between mother and daughter, which is anything else but easy. The character of Vivie Warren represents a rare group of women during the mentioned period of time. She is a young self-confident woman who exactly knows what she wants from her life, and she does not want anyone else to determine her life for her.
It shows these women being hit and degraded, which accurately depicts their life in this era. Specifically, these women are Daisy and Myrtle, both neglected throughout the book, by the same man. Tom personification shows the inner belief of most men that they have the authority. He uses mostly his strength to threaten these insecure women. Daisy allows Tom to be authoritative, creating the belief that her daughter will be the same some day.
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.
English 220-33 02/26/14 The English believed whenever a female ruled England, she would always bring England to stability from disaster. In the Elizabethean Era, the English had wondrous success in not only political strife but also in women's recognition which came to mainly due to the success of forty long years under The Virgin Queen, Queen Elizabeth's rule. Yet, despite the prominent, female power Queen Elizabeth inspired for women, they were still considered as “second class citizens” and beneath men. Shakespeare, who was respected by the Queen herself, depicted women's successes throughout his career in literature. In the “Merchant of Venice”, Shakespeare introduces the contrast of radical, powerful woman versus the conservative filial woman while also suggesting a woman's restrain or liberation from their stereotype depends on their social class, acceptance for themselves, and ethnicity.
In The Catcher in the Rye however, despite the fact women are also presented as materialistic at times, through Holden Caulfield J.D Salinger explores women as largely innocent and independent, rather than shallow beings who’s existence solely relies on the men in their lives. Ultimately, as both novels are seen through the eyes of men they share a patriarchal view on women in society, but they also explore the representation of women in quite different ways, reflecting their standing in society at the time. The first time women are mentioned six pages into the book is through Daisy. However, interestingly she comes second best to her spouse, and Nick references their family as the “Tom Buchanans”, rather than 'The Buchanans' or 'Tom and Daisy Buchanan'. Daisy is Nick's family, whereas Tom, as well as being her husband, is just someone Nick knew from college.
Now that’s growing up without a childhood. Jane Smiley seems like a great parent who cares about her children but to allow her daughters to put on makeup even entering their teenage years just isn’t right. Her girls where prematurely growing up, where behaving beyond their age, and with their only priority being beautiful at all times it seem to help them in the long run. As they burned off the “Barbie stage” and grew into more important things down their lives. Like for example Smiley talks about her older daughter, “Now she is planning to graduate school and law school and become an expert on woman’s health issues, perhaps adolescent health issues like anorexia and bulimia” (377).
In the Episode of the Crabs, it’s clear that Waverly, like her mother, demands the very best. Waverly is, in a sense, Lindo’s selfish side unmitigated by filial duty or obligation. Waverly, like all of the other daughters in The Joy Luck Club, has a strained relationship with her mother. Waverly, as stated earlier, is independent and likes to assert her independence to her mom. She makes a show of not taking her mother’s advice by saying things like, "Don’t be so old-fashioned, Ma […].
“Living alone and impotent in an inimical world.” The person I choose to reflect my theory on is Shantay Fields. She is not my biological sister, but my mother has raised her since she was a baby and my mother is all she knew. So, I consider her being my biological sister since my mother raised her. I chose Shantay above others because she is an outstanding single mother to a smart, wonderful, and bright sixteen year old daughter by the name of Tatyana Fields. She had her daughter at a young age and with no help from her father, she did it all by herself.
My Mother and her Sister “My Mother and her Sister” is written by Jane Rogers I 1996. It is a shot story about the relationship between the narrator, her mother and her aunt Lucy. The narrator is a young woman named Dorothy, who tells about her childhood and her mothers parenting skills compared to her aunt. When Dorothy was a child, she was living alone with her mother and her brother Tim. Dorothy and her mother had a great relationship, they where always making fun of aunt Lucy and how she was the ideal mother and wife.