In the time of Gilead, the women were taken from their homes where they were brainwashed by speeches from their “Aunts” who argued that “such a social order ultimately offers the women more respect and safety then the old, pre-Gilead society offered them” (Sparknotes). In their new age, they’re simply used to run errands and bear children in the homes of Commanders that have trouble conceiving with their wives. They are fed small bits of information on what is going on in the Republic and are expected to be content with just that. Offred spends a great amount time thinking of her old life with her husband, Luke, and their young daughter. Then, one night her Commander asks to see her privately where they play Scrabble (which is illegal because in Gilead, women are not allowed to read) and she is allowed to look at old magazines; to conclude these secret encounters, the Commander asks Offred to kiss him.
Esperanza has parents who were born into a life of poverty and have had to struggle throughout their life just maintain a decent living. Paul’s family lives in a mansion with servants and housekeepers whereas Esperanza has lived in multiple houses only to be left dreaming of a nice house to live in. The parents of Paul are very ignorant and selfish due to their ranking financial status as middle-class whereas Esperanza’s family is sharing and walk through life as one. If Esperanza struggles then the whole family will struggle with her to get her through unlike Paul’s parents where the mother will receive money and instead of spending it with her Paul and his father she would rather go shopping for herself. Esperanza and her family have more family values due to the fact they have been living the in the poverty level most of their life with nothing leaving them with only to each other to rely on.
How are these stressors affecting Jennifer’s self-concept and self-esteem? Jennifer’s self-esteem has been lower because she doesn’t see her husband much and she has suffer the loss of a baby. When you have a miscarriage it is a blow to your self-esteem because it’s supposed to be the one thing that every woman can do. You need a few things to make it throw a miscarriage your husband for support and she doesn’t have his support as much as she may need it because she has to commute to and from work. Next after a miscarriage you suffer from wanting to replace the baby you lost with becoming pregnant again Jennifer is under great pressure just
Her father had a nice job, which sometimes kept him away, but he always brought gifts for his family, to show his care for them. Meanwhile her mother was the hostess who entertained anyone who knocked on her door, and provided everyone with gifts. The life before the war comfortable, yet filled with embarrassments at times from the cultural ways of her ancestry, even though they weren't strict followers. She describes her life as always being surrounded by people, friends of parents, who visited constantly, which vexed her because her mother could hardly find time to herself and with her daughters. The deep generosity of her family shows the good morals that she grew up with, as her mother taught her and her sister that "Indifference is the worst fault of all" .
The townspeople didn’t call her crazy at first; they thought she was sheltered, unhappy. Miss Emily was from a family of high stature and wealth in their small town. She had a certain social upbringing that put certain pressures and stress upon her. Her father drove all her potential husbands away, leaving her never to marry. This emotional stress had caused her mental stability to weaken and crack.
We know this as Agnes is reliving the tension she has built up. We can see there is an absence of male as the sisters throughout the play stick together as a unit “We both do” gives us the impression of stability of the mundy sisters however from the quote ‘Paint the house’. Sweep the chimney. Cut the grass. Save the turf’ this shows us how the Mundy sisters are trying to envelope the fact that they are not stable as in that society it was patriarchal and needed a man to run the household as Jack is unwell they are unable to rely on him so he is more of burden on them .
A Modest Proposal At The beginning of “A Modest Proposal”, Jonathan Swift talks about how when he lived people that were born poor stayed poor and how women would raise these young men and they would become thieves or go off to war and fight. He says how women can’t really live their own life and they just have to be house moms. He starts off saying that these poor kids at a young age are pretty much worthless. They cannot do anything to help out until they get older then they maybe can learn how to steal for the family. So he goes on to tell about how he heard from a friend that an infant at about 1 year old makes a very tasty meal no matter which way you cook it.
“Changing of Times”: A Good Man Is Hard to Find “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” by (Mary) Flannery O’Conner is a sad tail of how a family’s vacation ends before it even starts. The story is told by the grandmother who is not happy with her son’s choice where to vacation. Even though she is not happy, she is thankful to be going, and accompanies her son with his wife and three young children. The story shows many forms of irony that are quite amusing. The story starts out with the family sitting around, going about their everyday life, paying the poor grandmother no mind whatsoever.
Living on a single income, with the husband supporting the family on his own sounds wonderful to a lot of women today, when husbands demand their wives work outside of the home. The "Women's Libbers" expect to be thanked, and do not understand why many women resent what they did. Society has changed so much that women may make quite a bit more money than men, and some husbands don't want to work at all. They are happy to be supported by their wives or girlfriends while they stay home and do anything they want to do. Unfortunately, what they want to do apparently does not include childcare or
She loved Jay even after she was married yet she loves Thomas who has cheated on her everywhere they go. Daisy has yet to work a single day in her life but is willing to help out a poor dear in need. On the contrary, Myrtle Wilson cheated on her husband with Daisy’s husband, Thomas Buchannan. She hated being in the small garage, and wants to be a rich woman. Every once in a while she would run off with Tom and live in an apartment.