How do Friel and Frayn present the role of women? In the novel 'Spies' and the play 'Making History' the authors Michael Frayn and Brian Friel portray the roles of women in different ways throughout each of the texts. They do this because they are trying to present both of these women in the stereotypical role of women but then also showing that they’re different. In the novel 'Spies' the women are presented as women who are dependent on men but they can also do a lot for themselves and they do have a bit of independence. Whereas in 'Making History' the women are a lot more dependent, although they do have to marry a man while they are quite young to fill the stereotypical purpose which was to be a housewife, so they would just cook, clean and have children.
In the end, Qamrah is a single parent living a life of a pariah with her parents. Michelle is successful professional and lives on her own terms. Sadeem after being dejected in love twice opens her own bridal store and eventually marries her cousin. Lamees is the only one of the four girls who finds both professional as well as personal happiness and marries the man she loves. MY EMOTIONAL CONNECT WHILE READING THE BOOK The main reason why I loved reading this book and why to this date I remember the story is that I was able to emotionally connect with the story.
On the one hand we have the well-educated young girl Vivie, and on the other hand her mother, Mrs. Kitty Warren. First I want to cover if and in what sense the two different women fit in the conventional thoughts of women in the Victorian age. In a second step I want to analyze the strange relationship between mother and daughter, which is anything else but easy. The character of Vivie Warren represents a rare group of women during the mentioned period of time. She is a young self-confident woman who exactly knows what she wants from her life, and she does not want anyone else to determine her life for her.
The Children’s Hour - Reflection Marlene Strong Bethel University Monday, April 14, 2014 20th Century American Drama – HUM 102 Ms. Dale Williams, Facilitator The Power of Lies Reflection Paper “The Children's Hour”, written by “Lillian Florence Hellman (1905-1984), she was an only child, born into an upper middle-class family that prefigured the character relationships of many of her plays" (Levy, W., 1999, pg. 353). Despite Ms. Hellman’s father being an immigrant and her mother being a descendant from an established Alabama family, their marriage proved to be successful throughout all of their difficulties. Ms. Hellman had her share of life experiences. In fact, according to Levy, W., (1999), “until she was sixteen she lived half of the year with her spinster aunts, her father’s sisters, in New Orleans, and the other half with her parents on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City” (pg.
At first, she was able to share her opinions and thoughts with her new husband. Frank soon became the Vicar of Libsley in Lincolnshire. After a couple of years, the Besant’s had two children, Arthur and Mabel. As time went on, the marriage became disastrous, with arguments ensuing over faith and independence. At the time, Annie Besant published short stories for children, and as the wife did not have the legal right to own property, the money Besant was earning went directly to her husband.
The book ends during the early stages of Obamaʼs presidential campaign and touches on the shift away from Obama pointing out her husbandʼs domestic failings to someone who helped tell his story and continue to introduce him to the American public. Who is the First Lady? She is an impressive woman - intense, intelligent, confident, attractive, and free-speaking and someone her husband calls the rock of the Obama family. She is both mother and wife, the nurturing, stern and supportive woman who holds it all together. Michelle LaVaughn Robinson grew up in a family that had faced many hardships throughout their life, but nonetheless made sure to motivate her and have her reach for the stars.
Shortly after being married Karen gave birth to her first daughter. Shortly following the birth of Karen’s new daughter, however, was the death of her beloved mother. Karen, later in life had and additional two daughters in whom she loved and cherished very much. Karen, however, still found some depression lingering in her life. Karen leaned to one of her favorite parts of life, her studies.
According to Zinn, “…their physical characteristics became a convenience for men, who could use, exploit, and cherish someone who was at the same time servant, sex mate, companion, and bearer-teacher-warden of his children,” (Zinn 103). As time continued, however, women began to want more opportunities and more freedoms, as well as new reputations. Famous women in history began to speak out and band together for their cause. Women were taking part in movements for prisoners, for the insane, for black slaves, and for everybody, all in the name of equality. My reaction towards this chapter was almost bipolar.
She talks about different matters discussed in different talk shows, like, "mate wants more sex than I do" and "a hundred sex partners". Basically she advocates these types of shows because people express their feelings there and in the end they get some solution for their matters either with the help of audience or any specialist like the therapist in Montel Williams show. Further, she talks about the variety of the matters that are discussed in these types of shows. She says that the matters which are mostly discussed are poverty, unpaid bills, Job double-shifts and welfare. She reveals that the people who are poor enough are exploited in the shows.
She solved the problems that burgomaster gave her, as well as made a game of her marriage with the burgomaster. Finally she outwitted her husband and her husband always consulted her whenever a very difficult case came up. As a woman lived in those times, she conciliated respect with her cleverness. Raimunda is very kind and tolerant. She hated her mother since she thought her mother should respond on that event that her father raped her.