Gender roles went through dramatic changes in the 20th century, especially towards the end. Vicki Ruiz illustrates a good example with her book, “From out of the Shadows” where she shares this poem “Rise Up! To Woman Rise up! Rise up to life, to activity, to the beauty of truly living; but rise up radiant and powerful, beautiful with qualities, splendid with virtues, strong with energies.” (99) When reviewing history, accounts men are dominant. When women are represented, they are depicted as passive, naïve, or “feminine,” but in all reality, the only women who experienced this femininity were of the property owning class which meant work was a necessity, not an option for working class women.
In the 1970’s magazines like Jackie Largely promoted marriage and being a housewife, whereas in the 1990’s magazines took a different approach of personal choice and independence of woman. Alongside this external factor you also have the change within the family. There have been major changes in the family in which have affected achievement such as ;increase within divorce rates, increase within cohabitating couples alongside an increase within the number of lone-parent families( female-headed), ll of these changes have affected a change within the attitudes of girls and their approach towards their education. The belief that there are now more lone parent families in which are headed by woman meaning more woman need to take over within the breadwinner role, which then correlates with making a new role model for girls. An additional external factor in which effects the level of achievement is the changes within employment for woman.
He points out that early on social ideology made the husband supreme over the woman in the household, his only obligation was to respect her, hers, to serve and obey him1. According to Shorter, the independence of woman led to her disregarding control on her personal freedom. He states that evidence can be found in existing literature hinting that crucial changes in the status of women were under way after 1750, linking the shifts in some way to economic modernization . Shorter suggest that
To begin with, they had forced her to marry Paris whom she did not love or want to marry. It is shown when Lady Capulet says “what say you? Can you love the gentleman? This night you shall behold him at your feast.” (1.3.79-80).The fact that her parents were forcing her to do something she did not want to do made Juliet the very secretive girl she was. Also, the Capulet family was in a fight with the Montague family.
The feud between the two families played a huge part of the deaths of the two lovers. Since Romeo had the last name of Montague and Juliet had the last name of Capulet they were to be sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet go against their parents and marry their own “enemy”. Because they got married they feel that they should keep
Kris Lucas Mr. McClain Shakespeare, Period 3 February 3, 2012 ****** The feud between the Montagues and the Capulets drives Mercutio, Tybalt, Romeo, and Juliet to think irrationally and make mistakes that lead to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet are young and blindly fall in love because of one another’s physical attractiveness. Mercutio and Tybalt hate each other because of an age-old family feud, which they do not know the cause of. Romeo and Juliet’s Love cannot exist because of the hate between their families, so they act irrationally and end up dead; Likewise, Mercutio and Tybalt are driven to hate one another for their families and also die as a result of the hate. Rome and Juliet’s relationship is one sided and based on appearances.
Additionally, seeing as women make up half of the worldʼs population they are also another important factor to understand. When looking at world history is a whole it is clear to see that women inﬂuenced many developments, and they clearly played a role in shaping todayʼs cultures. We are living in a world today that is starkly contrasted with the one that women were living in back then, nonetheless, some of the ways that women are treated and looked at today branch from the beliefs and social systems of civilizations like Mesopotamia and Egypt. Some will say that men still are the head of the family, others will say that things are far more equal now than they were back then. That will continue to be an ongoing debate with no clear right or wrong answer.
Unlike the southern colonies, the New England had a large women population. The women also experienced more freedom than those in the southern colonies or among the African -American slaves. These women constantly worked inside the house, caring for children and performing household chores. Marriages were done at an early age and reproduction was common. The death of a spouse led to remarriage.
Many things can get in the way of true love. Love makes people do crazy things. In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the main character's parents get in the way of the main character's love. It was the parents fault that lead to the death of Romeo and of Juliet. The battle and hate of the two households force Romeo into getting banished.
How does Miller create dislike for Abigail in ‘’The Crucible’’? Abigail Williams is a very demanding and arrogant seventeen year old girl who does not fit into the freedom deprived Puritan society in which the play is set. Abigail’s idea of fun is to cause havoc and mayhem and gets pleasure in seeing others suffer. An obvious example being the trouble she causes between the Proctors, by trying to make John Proctor turn against his wife Elizabeth Proctor, since she had an affair with him. Throughout the play, Miller portrays her as someone who will go to extreme measures to get her own way.