The tone that she uses in her piece seems to be sarcasm and this sarcasm is what leads me to the assumptions I make and the way I read her essay. She obviously wants to go to school and become economically independent and be able to support herself. I think that she is not happy with her current situation of being a mom and a wife and feels unappreciated. She stays home and does all the things she lists for her husband, but she resents this role in society that she is in. I assume that she wants a divorce from her husband but because of the role that society has placed on her, but she is unable to get one because she is very dependent on him.
1579) Both authors weave the theme of uncertainty pertaining to motherhood through their poetry. Hughes’ mother is an actual mother who is always looking forward, but is uncertain about what hardships she will face. Whereas Brooks’ mother reflects on the choices she made which leads one to question Mother 2’s potential to be labeled as a mother based on the confusion that the mother feels, the contradicting evidence, and statements this mother makes. Mother 1 and Mother 2’s uncertainties are tied to their own interpretation of the meaning of motherhood. Mother 1 has many motherly characteristics but it is unclear as to what motherly characteristics Mother 2 has to offer when she deliberately terminates her pregnancies.
Yousef. N Mr. Thomas ENG4U1 March, 25, 2013 A Women’s life, from a Feminist Approach, “The Painted Door” In the story by Sinclair Ross “The Painted Door” the main character, Anne, represents a weak, unhappy, selfish and insecure woman who is not pleased with her husband’s life choices. Employing the Feminist approach to “The Painted Door” reveals striking aspects that would otherwise be imperceptible. In society, often times a woman is shown as a person who is incapable of being alone; she will always need someone with her too keep her satisfied. Firstly, one can see this when it shows how Anne feels about being alone and what she does to make sure she is not alone for the night.
What a wife it would be When a reader first looks at Brady’s essay one might think it was written by a man. However after reading the first paragraph the reader will realize that the author is indeed a woman and may be confused as to why the title is “Why I Want A Wife”. Brady gives a reasonable argument as to the unequal views on the roles of the husband and wife. By listing the many examples of a wife’s responsibilities, she hopes to sway a woman or man’s feelings and encourages them to perhaps modify the usual tradition of marriage and companionship. The audience she has chosen would most likely be women or married couples.
Lady Macbeth and Squealer are both characters surrounded by conflict. Even though the characters could not be more different, they are forced to deal with the conflict created by their superiors. Lady Macbeth, being the wife of the thane, Macbeth, is expected to care for and serve her husband although this is not the case. In the drama Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a strong minded, anti-feminist female who prays to dark spirits asking them to 'unsex me here', she manipulates people into her way of thinking and constantly works to resolve the conflict arousing in her husband's mind. Similarly, in the novel 'Animal Farm', Squealer soothes over any conflicts the animals have between what they know and what they have been told.
and this is shown on the essay when she writes this ”If, by chance , I find another person more suitable as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with another one” Really, is sad but is the truth, men do think women’s are objects they can’t take and leave when they want and demand things and expect to received without giving. As I read the essay it was stupid to see that they didn’t realize that all the wife’s duties could also be done by men, like cleaning, working, taking care of the kids, and of course pleasing their wife’s when she
In “Little Women: Alcott’s Civil War” (1979), Judith Fetterly argues that the four sisters of Alcott’s Little Women (1868) are denied their dreams because “Little women marry, however, not only because they lack economic options, but because they lack emotional options as well. Old maidhood obliterates little womanhood and the fear of being an old maid is a motivating force in becoming a little woman” (377). I conclude that these strong women chose their life outcomes due to their own maturation. Maturation is realizing things we wanted before aren’t always what we will want in the end, a trait Meg exhibits when she comes to realization about loving Mr. Brooke. Meg’s dream was to be rich so that she would not have to work, with “a lovely house, full of all sorts of luxurious things; nice food, pretty clothes, handsome furniture, pleasant people, and heaps on money”(140).
During the time that Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote The Yellow Wallpaper women were expected to fulfill their duties as wives and mothers and spend there lives at home. The story expresses the differences and hardships women went through. The Yellow Wallpaper is about a “middle-class wife driven mad by a patriarchy controlling her ‘for her own good’”(Lanser 415). But this is just a reflection of how society was. Women were trapped in a male-dominated world.
The Chrysanthemums Elisa’s life in the story The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck appears to be normal, but deep down inside Elisa feels trapped by her life’s circumstances. Elisa is portrayed as a strong woman however, her place in society as a married woman keeps her from pursuing her true passion, which is traveling. The setting for the short story is early 20th century America, a time period where a women’s gender determined her role in society. Women were expected to live as housewives with their husbands, the thought of a women living the life as a traveler at that time was inconceivable and challenged gender norms. Elisa was not only trapped by the time period and society’s expectation of her gender role, but also by her marriage.
Judy Brady, in her essay “Why I Want a Wife”, use irony tone to list that the responsibilities of the traditional wives in society. Throughout the essay, she informs the reader about the different treatments between the gender roles and shares her desperate feeling of being a wife. The essay begins with the author categorizing herself as a wife and a mother. While thinking about her male friend who is looking for another wife after divorce, she suddenly wants a wife and she lists the reasons why she would like to have a wife. The first reason is that a wife can take care of her children while her husband goes back to school.