More people were moving to the cities and towns; however this meant that more people from the middle/working class were coming together and radical ideas were to starting to rapidly become popular, such as parliamentary reform - radical ideas which were inspired by the French revolution. This popularity caused events such as the Spa Field Riots, which forced the government to follow the reactionary policy of suspending Habeas Corpus to discourage civilians from the idea of a revolution. Moreover influential radical leaders were a vital reason why the government followed reactionary policies. For example take Henry Hunt, the incident in Peterloo in 1819
A time when the banner of patriarchy flew over the bonnets of subjugated females. A time when you could choose either to conform, or face social rejection. Some women preferred to rebel in their own graceful ways, but most exacerbated their oppression with frivolous attitudes and behaviors. Beginning with the witty opening phrase, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” (Austen, 3), the author perpetuates a note on the status of the one track mind held by the female gender of this time. As exemplified in Pride and Prejudice with characters like Mrs. Bennet and her child, Lydia, many ladies put money above love when it came to the subject of marriage.
These stories seem to be particular criticisms of two very different social milieus. The Yellow Wallpaper is a story concerning the oppression of women in the 19th century. The main character, who remains nameless throughout the story, struggles with fitting into society’s traditional female role. As we watch her decent into madness much is revealed about her character and perhaps that of others who have endured the same treatment. A Rose for Emily takes a different approach to reveal the impact of social milieu on its main character, as the story is not told from Emily’s point of view.
The film portrays the struggles and heartaches of each woman’s life choice, displaying the constraint placed on the 19th century woman by the ideal of female domesticity. It also traces their journey from the abolitionist movement to the women’s right movement also covering the first women’s right convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. Film shows the struggle in different segments such as the fight for legislation to protect married women’s property right. These segments introduce different historical figures such as female radical thinkers Lucretia Mott and the first ordained female Reverend, Rev Antoinette Brown to abolitionist Fredrick Douglass, William Garrison and Wendell Phillip. The film also shows the deep friendship bond between Anthony and
For example, if the reader assumes that the lady seeks the attentions of Sir Lancelot, unrequited love and its tragic result become the theme. On the other hand, if the reader interprets the poem as a commentary on the role of women during Tennyson’s time, where the main role of a woman was to take care of all household duties, the confining roles of women becomes the theme. This poem uses two major figures of speech: alliteration and metaphor/personification. For example, “Long fields of barley and of rye, that clothe the wold” (Tennyson), in this particular exert, Tennyson is alliteratively comparing grain fields to clothing. Also, “The broad stream in his banks complaining” (Tennyson), in this exert Tennyson is metaphorically comparing the stream to a speaking human.
During the time of the anti-slavery cause, Mary Ann Shadd Cary utilizes rhetoric to ardently persuade her audience in order to establish the utter importance of her newspaper, The Provincial Freeman. Some of her most powerful tools to raise support for her efforts includes diction to emphasize the struggles of her kind, the contrast between Canadian and U.S. editorials, and most of all, the usage of personal pronouns to connect with her readers. Using the pronouns, "we", Cary avoids the exclusive sense of "I" and "you" and effectively delivers her point across. Even with her first sentence, she begins with "We need an organ. .
Mary Shelley is significant herself; being the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the first feminists; who lived in an era of women’s writing that openly condemned patriarchy. In Frankenstein, its apparent how men are the dominant characters whilst women are presented as weak and expressive, being more nurturing
Further, the 1996 film The Portrait of a lady (Portrait) about a woman’s desperate choice between her autonomous, love-driven spirit and the demands of social convention encapsulates these paradigms and the struggle of women in expressing themselves. In the Victorian context, common in the literature of many was the veneer of morality that shadowed the voluptuous inner feelings of people at the time. Browning’s ‘Meeting’ is clearly indicative of the shattering of this patina and the notion of strong desire that could not be suppressed. The use of succinct sentences, “A tap at the pane, the quick sharp scratch” helps to create a sense of excitement in the reader and reveal
This also indicated changes in attitudes in wider society as divorce and premarital sex were on the rise. Furthermore Colbert’s representation of Cleopatra coincided with a commercial boom of Cleopatra style clothes, hairstyles and makeup, suggesting that this particular representation was to identify more with the modern woman than a retelling of the past. In addition this can be said for the 1963 production Cleopatra, where Elizabeth Taylor’s representation emphasised the extravagance of the past through elaborate costume and set designs. Colbert’s and Taylor’s representations of Cleopatra are similar in a sense that they use contemporary themes such as politics and play them out as if it is how the past was lived. Taylor does this by indicating Cleopatra desire to create a single world culture or as she put in “one people
Using present theory I show how Atwood deals with the concept of female body itself. I also consider Atwood’s depiction of the female desire, taking into account its relationship to power and identity. Atwood’s language has visible denotation and hidden connotation. She uses dictation such as “chain”, “leash”, “door knocker”, and “bottle opener” to show that society devalues and dehumanizes the female body. Atwood pits civilization against the wilderness surrounding it and society against the savagery from which it arose.