The word ‘my’ emphasises the fact that she is his possession. Another interpretation would be that CW doesn’t have a name as women were seen as inferior. Therefore needs to deserve a name. This links with sexism in the 1930’s as women were the inferior and the weaker sex. This is because women were not cut out for jobs like working on a ranch like the other workmen, and therefore were seen as incapable.
Beli has taken her rebellion so far as to have sex with Jack Pujols, something everyone shunned her for especially La Inca. Once Beli has acquired her new “womanly” body features, she begins to realize what exactly she can do with these “weapons”, and how she is able to get men to do what she wants. Beli doesn’t want to become a doctor or continue school so that she can become something important, but wants to just fiend for herself and starts to work at a chinese restaurant. La Inca is disappointed in Beli’s choice because it is not what the typical Dominican women of her stature should be doing. Beli later messes around with a Gangster, who gets her pregnant while married with Trujillos sister, causing much havoc around Beli’s life, including near death.
June is another victim of patriarchal oppression just like Connie’s mother, a typical “house wife”. Both the mother’s and sister’s roles fully reflect how women were treated at that time. They were controlled by males, displayed a lack of confidence and did not have their own independent self-consciousness. Oates used Connie’s independent identity and rebellious behaviors to represent women’s dissatisfaction with patriarchy, but had no courage to make a change. When Oates starts the story by introducing Connie without a last name, Oates created a character with a clear independent identity, while at the same time rebelling against the patriarchy.
She is portrayed as a 'tart' (28) and as a flirtatious lady who is going to cause the men trouble (32). Her alienation stems from not having anyone to converse with other than her husband Curley. Also her efforts at conversing with the other males of the ranch went poorly as she was many a time rejected. For example when she tried to talk to George he shrugs her off as much as he can (32). Since she does
Ophelia’s didn’t have honor for herself because she didn’t do what she wanted she did what others said so in a way she didn’t really respect herself. Ophelia also let Hamlet treat her any way that he wanted to and she never bothered to tell him what she didn’t like. Ophelia was also having sexual intercourse with Hamlet before they were married, this was a big thing back then to wait till marriage, Ophelia didn’t have much honor in herself because she let herself be controlled by men. As a parting shot, he points out that even if Ophelia is a regular girl, marriage would still be awful. Actually, he says, if she has to marry, Ophelia should marry a fool, as wise men know that women only make men into "monsters", even while knowing this Ophelia kept on loving Hamlet even though Hamlet would not respect her.
‘Women must creep’ (Elaine R. Hedges) illustrates the thought that women shouldn’t be heard, but do only what they’re required to do, reinforcing how women were demeaned. The lack of power women had was not only present within their marriage, but also in society as males were perceived as the more significant gender, so women were patronised and dismissed by patriarchal control. Patriarchal control is represented clearly by John, the protagonist’s husband, which increases complexity within the novel as the isolation and ‘The resting cure’ he enforces upon her, causes her mental state to degenerate further, despite John believing it is helping his wife. There are a number of methods used to increase the characters complexity in The Yellow Wallpaper. For example, the use of epistolary displays a 1st person narrative and is in the present tense, “I never used to be so sensitive.” This is present when the protagonist writes to herself, Gilman uses this technique in order to show the
The notion that only women can comfort children and men can’t is extremely stereotypical and sexist and should not be put in a student’s mind. The book also implies that all jobs are gender specific. “For one thing, Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman” (Page 221). This quote is saying that simply because Miss Maudie is female, she is not fit to be a member of the jury, and that only men can be
This is an example of how women in the novel are associated with promiscuous behavior. In addition, none of the main characters ever mention wives or when they do mention wanting beautiful girls, they don’t want to be committed to her. Therefore I believe Steinbeck has a stereotypical view from men toward women, and also is very anti-feminist. . ‘’’You mean Curley’s girl?’’’ Curley’s wife is
This has made women to be illiterate as the men acquire the best education. The Kosgei 2 reason they are doing this is because the belief women are inferior over the men and should not have anything good. Although United Nations has discouraged such culture it is still gaining popularity in many countries around the world. Such cultures make women to be slaves of men and deny them freedom of education. Some religion in the society has been unable to move with the time, they reject modern education claiming that it is a threat to their beliefs and the way of life.Consequently,the children of such house hold are also deprived the opportunity to study in modern schools and free their minds from conservative ideologies.
The wenches were mere women to play a role in entertaining men of higher class, they were not considered outcasts but also were not considered to have any worth, they were stuck in the class they were at never really being able to rise to become a peacemaker or hostess. Grendel’s mother was portrayed and seen as such a lowly character that she did not even receive a proper name. Throughout the story Grendel’s mother is only seen and described as an evil, monstrous, and manly person. Not one positive characteristic is given to her. She is referred to as a descendent of Cain, one of the first humans to be truly sinful and evil in gods eyes.