In the story, her son is also murdered so that there would be no inheritance on her side of the family. It would be appropriate to assume that women during this time period, (widowed or not) were indiscreetly challenged by law to adhere to the morals and ideals of men in order to succeed in society. Public opinion and shame have a significant influence on the outcomes and success of women during the late imperial China. Out of all these characteristics and expectations of women, the idea of submissiveness and courage are probably the most important and honorable of Chinese women during the late 1600’s. It was expected that women would abide by their husband regardless of their situation.
This was to ensure that the women were treated reasonably. The Code created a very strict hierarchy in the society, one where the slaves were treated as slaves and nobles were treated as nobles. Punishments for crimes applied to all of the people of Babylon, but varied depending upon social status and gender. While the Code could have been considered an attempt to treat all people equally, this was not the case. Punishments set in the Code were applicable to all levels of social status, but were not set in stone based on the
Zahra argues that Soraya can only do that if she is paid.The beginning of problems for Soraya commenced when Soraya started working for the widower. A perfect opportunity for Ali to start spreading rumors that Soraya was unfaithful in order for her to be stoned to death hence enabling Ali to marry again. Apart from this, it also made Ali be exempted from paying for his two daughter’s maintenance if Soraya was to be stoned to death. At the time of mourning a woman comes into the house to take property and Soraya stops her saying the widower (Hashem) will use the property. The same woman is found gossiping with other women about Soraya at the water standpipe that she has an intimate affair with the widower (Hashem).
By discarding of morals at the first sight of danger lets the evils inside humanity out. “…for though I had no great scruples of conscience, as I have said, to struggle with, yet I could not think of being a whore to one brother and a wife to the other.” (104). This quote shows how she is indecisive in her what she should do. She wants to have both brothers to herself but cannot decide between marrying one and having an affair with another. Firstly, she openly admits that she normally does not usually have to make these decisions, because if it involves money she will take it.
Once married it was the woman’s responsibility to remain respectful to her husband. The only legal ways in which a woman could divorce herself from a man was if she was severely hurt by him or was forced to commit sexual acts with others by him (120). So in the cases of poor marriages, like in the case of Woman Wang, the only option for a woman was to run and be seen as a punishable fugitive. Another law regarding how women were forced to show respect for their husbands was in the case that she became a widow. If a woman became a widow and wanted to remarry she would have to give up her inheritance (72).
It’s hard to fathom that someone would feel anything other than grief after being told that one’s husband is dead. Therefore you can say that there is a conflict between these two couple. When Mrs. Mallard learns of her husband's death, she knows that there will "be no powerful will bending her" (paragraph 14). There will be no husband who believes he has the "right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature" (paragraph 14). She can take her own decisions in her life and she can live her life independently without bending in front of her husband.
This meant that the girls would not only be left with little independent wealth upon their father’s death, but also without the security of a home. Consequently, Mrs Bennet had resolved that she would not rest until she succeeded in her goal. In other words, she well and truly “made it the business of her life” to get her daughters married. As a result, the somewhat cavalier fashion in which Elizabeth Bennet, second eldest of the daughters and main protagonist of the novel, refuses proposals from two well-respected gentlemen is truly atypical
A “feme covert” which meant that everything the women owned before marriage was now their husband’s. He owned everything now. Because of that “If the law rendered a wife a dependent, it also required a man to support her from the grave” (page 6) If they were to die in war they would be okay. Maybe not as they wanted to be but they would be able to take care of the family. During the Revolution the American women stood their ground towards the British by not buying any of the supplies they needed from them.
Their behavior often comes from a sense of entitlement which is often supported by sexist, racist, homophobic and other discriminatory attitudes. In this way, domestic violence by men against women can be seen as a consequence of the inequalities between men and women, rooted in patriarchal societies that encourage men to believe they are entitled to power and control over their partners. Domestic violence is mental, physical and emotional violence that occur around the world in any type of family household. Even though its thrown up in society there are individuals that are able to continue with their violent actions. Catriona MirrlesBlack’s (1999.)
The first theme, which was Gender is represented in many ways. Most of the times when it was discussed it was in a sexist way. In some cases it was that woman weren’t good enough for things that men can do. For example, Okonkwo tells his daughter that she cannot do something because it is a boy’s job. “ ‘Yes’.