One such joke has to do with bodily functions. Even if you don’t want to laugh at these jokes, which I usually try not to, I still find myself giggling at them. Another thing that could be considered distasteful can be jokes about the genders. I notice that as a woman, there are many gender stereotypes. Those types of jokes can be funny even if they are a little offensive as a woman.
In this instance, John’s social standing as a husband and a doctor conspire against the narrator’s enunciation of her illness. A metaphor is offered that serves as a reverberation of the author’s paradigm. Elaborating on the woman’s vision, “she is ... always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight” (Gilman 10). In its generality, the role of the married woman is obstructed by the public eye. The need to obey societal normality hinders a couple from venturing astray from the fray and furthermore, seeking independence.
However for both Bronte and Austen, relationships were unconventional for their time, as neither of the women married. Austen’s novel was much more widely accepted, as the heroine does not condone the inappropriate relationship that begins to form between Isabella and Captain Tilney. “His behaviour was so incompatible with a knowledge of Isabella’s engagement” Austen is satirical and ironic Cathy and Heathcliff’s relationship becomes strained and unobtainable because of the pressures society imposes on Cathy to marry for status and weath. Their family and society forbid Cathy and Heathcliff’s love throughout the novel. Critic Suzanne Birkett suggest ‘She later marries Edgar and comes to feel that she is imprisoned by society’s rules.’ As although Cathy has made a wise choice in marrying Edgar because ‘He will be rich’, her forbidden love for Heathcliff still hinders her when Heathcliff once again returns in chapter ten.
Although he is introduced as a loving father trying to care for his daughter, he does not want anyone bothering him and seems like an unfriendly person. With his powerful position in the village he is worried about what may be the cause of Betty’s illness, whilst many are assuming it is the cause of witchcraft, which he refuses to discuss. Abigail, Parris’ niece, enters the room and starts arguing with her uncle – however our first impression of this girl is that she may be truthful whilst Parris is unnecessarily angry at her, wanting her to confess all that happened in the woods. He says ‘I cannot go before the congregation when I know you have not opened with me’; he does not trust her and cannot lie to the village about the events that night. This makes us sympathise with him more.
Neither of them loves the men that are proposing to them nor do they want to be with them. In “Our Mutual Friend” Lizzie is more blunt and rude telling Mr. Headstone that she doesn’t want to marry him. She turns him down cold, but in “Pride and Prejudice” Lizzie has more of an elegant way of telling Mr. Collins that she doesn’t want his hand in marriage. She has more of a heart when it comes to telling him that she isn’t interested. In telling both men that they were not interested in marriage both women used to appeal to logos, they both had sensible answers and explanations to the proposal.
5) Leonce never asks Edna how her day is going, or how she is feeling about certain things, yet he expects her to be completely mesmerized with him and his conversations. If Edna doesn't act the way a lady should, it could ruin Leonce's business. The people of the community will look down on him if they know his wife is out of control like he thinks she is. She doesn't take care of the children, she has an artistic pastime that interferes with family duties, and she wants freedom. This could really ruin Mr. Pontellier's
Just a knighthood, of course.” He says this because he knows that Gerald Croft’s mother doesn’t like them because she has a higher social class and thinks that Gerald can do better for himself than marrying Sheila Birling – Arthur Birling’s daughter. Priestly has portrayed Birling in such a way that the reader doubts what he says and is weary that the things he comes out with are usually wrong. When Birling talks about the Titanic he says “unsinkable – absolutely unsinkable” Priestley uses dramatic irony here because the reader knows that the Titanic sank.
She wanders from building to building claiming that she’s looking for Curley, when she actually just wants to have a conversation with anyone. The other men steer clear, out of fear that they may get fired by Curley’s dad, the boss, if his son happens to get jealous. Throughout the novel, the woman is dehumanized by the author, and is not even given a name. Although Steinbeck portrays Curley’s wife as a wandering harlot, her shattered dream of being a famous actress makes Curley’s wife seem utterly human, rather than the vile temptress the worker men make her out to be. “’She got the eye goin’ all the time on everybody… I don’t know what the hell she wants’” (51).
Awakening Essay Freedom In The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is bound to a life of perfection and social status. Her husband, Leonce Pontellier controls her life and expects her to do everything he asks. Leonce’s expectations aren’t unreasonable because in that era wives were suppose to make their husbands look good, which meant tending to everything and doing whatever their husbands requested. Edna has an “awakening” and realizes that the strict social life is not what she wants. Being free and in control of her own life is what Edna craves.
Shakespeare subverts gender roles like this throughout the play, such as when Lady Macbeth decides her husband is unable to commit the atrocities to sit on the throne and taunts him, insinuating things about his manhood and claiming he has "th' milk of human kindness" (Act 1, 5.15) implying that he isn't strong enough to kill King Duncan. There is also a moment during a soliloquy where she wishes she could unsex herself so she could do the job without an inkling of guilt. (Act 1.5.38-41). This goading, as Lady Macbeth is aware, became a powerful tool in emasculinating her husband and forcing his hand to prove that he is in fact up to the task. This is the first time we see where the power lies, and this dynamic proves that it resides with Lady Macbeth; she's the one that's controlling things, despite the times.