The women did domestic work, taking care of children, or spinning and weaving. The Young men often played sports and females were forbidden to watch. Girls didn’t really do much physical activity. Inequality/roles - Respectable wives roles were to keep pretty, stay home, and to bear ( take care of) the children. If a wife wanted to get a divorce she would loose everything including her children, and would have to return home to their male figure.
Degree). It was during these times when early marriage was the norm because, women were expected to stay home and raise their family. It was thought to be selfish for women to go out, and get a job. Only 21.6% of wives in families had wages. With only having the job as a “happy homemaker” woman in the 1950’s felt dissatisfaction and needed fulfillment in their life other than staying home, and taking care of their families.
She receives food stamps and other forms of aid through manipulating the welfare system by saying that Mongo lives in the apartment with she and Precious, when in reality, Mongo lives with her great grandmother. For most of the movie we see Mary sitting in front of the television, smoking or sleeping. We never see her cook or clean, but instead Precious is required to do all of these jobs. Mary appears to be depressed and possibly suffers from some other form of mental illness. Within the Jones family there are some major problems with boundaries.
But if Pattyn pulled up a gun to her father’s face her would tell her he loves her but do you really think he is telling her the truth? I would have to say that “Burned” is one of the best books I have read so far. This book can relate to a lot of teenage girls right now. It explains how Pattyn is a nobody in school and she wants to find love because she is tired of being lonely. But eventually when she is sent to her aunt J’s house she found
She now bares the weight of her mother’s misfortune and ill-doing. Those strong puritan influences, civil obedience and harsh consequences molded her into the very woman she is today. Thirteen years have passed since the Scarlet Letter and Pearl lives happily ever after. The Scarlet Letter scenario should be a draining factor to Pearl, having to relive her mother’s pain and her inadequate childhood. She may feel as if her birth was a curse to her mother, and that it’s all her fault she lived with such disgrace.
but these nervous troubles are dreadfully depressing” (Gilman 2). The author is using a semi-autobiographical technique to show that the narrator was being left in the house for the whole day and she was not supposed to do anything. However when John was out for work for the whole day, she could write how much ever she wants because no one was there to stop her. When the narrator explains that she writes when her husband is not at home that shows gender role because she is hiding it from her husband. She is hiding it from her husband because he didn’t let her write anything or do anything, because in Victorian times, women had less opportunity than men.
In her short story, The Yellow Wallpaper, Gilman describes the physician office as a hotel which she is staying in while her husband and herself are on vacation and while her husband, a physician, is at work her sister-in-law tends to Gilman’s needs and checks in on her every day. Even though Gilman is not supposed to be engaging herself in such strenuous intellectual activity, she finds that is puts her nervous break downs at rest for a little while to write about her feelings and emotions. She writes the story as if she were writing in a diary or journal and not something that others will ever read. When Gilman saw her husband or sister-in-law coming to the room she hid away the papers and pretended she had done nothing but rest just as her physician had prescribed. Gilman says that after three months of being in solitary confinement she was near the border line of utter mental ruin.
Poor families sometimes abandoned infant daughters in the countryside to avoid paying dowries, the gifts traditionally given by a girl's parents to her husband's family. The practice of allowing baby girls to die, called female infanticide, continued down to the Christian era and had an impact on the size of the female population. Childbearing was dangerous. Tombstones show that the life expectancy of women was 34 years as contrasted with 46 years for men because women often died in childbirth. Some male writers attacked imperial women's education, political power, and sexuality.
Women on the trail were treated as if they were immortal by others. Men for hiking on the trails would ridicule Many times women. As a result, women were targets for abuse by men and some women. To escape the harsh abuse, some women would even “Dress and act like men because they were thought they would be safer on the trails” (Spotswood). Women had various challenges to overcome to make it in the male-dominated world they lived, but they conquered the challenges and made it through it just like a true woman would do
She told us that she was a mother of two; both of her kids were with her that evening. They were two of the cutest and sweetest kids out there. She said that she used to be married until the day came that she; coming home from work early found her recently ex-husband in bed with another women in their own house, while the kids were playing at the neighbors. She filed for divorce, and left with the kids. She shared that her income is only enough to pay for the rent and bills, leaving her with little for food and her kids.