Feminism in The House On Mango Street In the novel, The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros describes the problems that Latino women face in a society that treats them as second-class citizens. This society is dominated by men who value women only for what they look like, and pay no mind to their personalities or intellectual capabilities. In her novel, Cisneros leads readers to envision the obstacles that Latino women must face everyday in order to be treated equally. A young girl named Esperanza is able to break away from the confines of the men surrounding her. Once Esperanza recognizes that the women on Mango Street are controlled by the men around them, she refuses to conform to confinement and she pursues freedom for women.
It appears as if “normative standard of a good wife and wise mother” provides a social behavioural framework for the majority of the women in both novels, as it widely accepted that they should be “well suited to the duties of marriage and domestic life” . Clara’s marrying out of convenience demonstrates her predetermined role in society without regard to her personality and feelings, while family traditions overshadow Tomo, who is obliged to look after her children and husband until her death. In The Waiting Years and The House of the Spirits, Tomo and Clara respectively, are not willing to accept social convention, even though Tomo has to obey what her husband says. Nevertheless, they are not entirely without society’s moral standards, as they try to live in harmony with their environment. In The Waiting Years, the relationships between Tomo and Yukitomo is less like the husband and wife type, but rather more like the sister and brother type.
Society during Chopin’s time period believed women to be a weak, dependent gender whose position lay nothing above mothering and housework. In The Awakening, Chopin relays the basic attitudes of society toward women mainly through her characters Leonce, Edna, Madame Ratignolle, and Madame Reisz. She uses Leonce and Madame Ratignolle to portray examples of what was considered acceptable in society. However, Chopin includes the contrasting characters of Edna and Madame Reisz in an effort to express urges and desires disguised by the female gender. The novel
Toni Cade Bambara reveals the many different labels a 1970s Brooklyn community unconsciously gives an older African-American woman. Throughout the short story, My Man Bovanne, a woman by the name of Ms. Hazel stresses that her main focus is to give back to her community. Ms. Hazel is also a mother of three and although she seems to always have good intentions, her children seem to think otherwise. The conflicting representation of Ms. Hazel through her clothes, nurturing tactics, and form of dance is evident through the way her children view her actions and the way Ms. Hazel intends to be viewed. Ms. Hazel’s children do not approve of her fashion because they do not think it is appropriate for a woman her age.
Jenny could improve her interpersonal skills and take a chance inviting her workers into her life. Graen and Unl-Bien (1991) suggested that leadership making develops progressively over time in three phases: (1) the stranger phase, (2) the acquaintance phase, and (3) the mature partnership phase (pp. 167) How do you think the employees at City Mortgage respond to Jenny? Jenny is during an excellent job making the employees feel comfortable with her leadership. The open door policy is a good practice to building strong relationship.
My research will try to explain and discuss the differences in spiritual as well as cultural situations between men and women gender roles. Hopefully I will give the understanding of why woman have to obey the man in spite of the spiritual hierarchy and why woman continue to play the subservient role there. Gender roles differ in all parts of the world. These pivotal elements of obedience derived from a patriarchal society that expects women to play the subservient position. Is it fair for women to have the same rights as men?
Tessie Hutchinson, one of the main characters represents women who are being tyrannized by society because of their gender. Devices such as symbolism and plot illustrate the condemned roles of women in the gender hierarchy. Also, the use of ideas such as betrayal within the strong marriage bond due to the traditional sacrifice, the senior figure of society, and the following of tradition passed down from generation demonstrate the power of females in this generation are brought up to the podium to be arguably conversed. The plot of “The Lottery” is that men had the most dominance over political decisions. This left no room for woman’s input or acknowledgment.
In Eastern culture where female are valued for traditional role of mother and housewife, women’s lives mostly end up getting married and staying home take care of the children no matter what education degree they have earned. Some have diploma, others have bachelor or even a master one. I have two older sisters; they were already married and moved out. I saw my “becoming ordinary future” in them clearly. They were not satisfied in their life but they were too afraid to take risks and make changes.
Literature Review Sexism has been a social issue here in Belize for centuries that have existed in a rush manner. Males tend to believe that they are the ones who should control a household. Their point of view towards women is that women are supposed to be housewives as that was the tradition in society. Women are supposed to cook, wash, and take care of the children. They do not believe that women should go out and have a professional job in the work force.
Women’s roles were meant to steady the troubles of the world, yet women could not help to resist against these obligations and see new opportunities for themselves. Although society labeled women as weak and dainty some were willing to take big risks for a change. Author Kate Chopin showed in her female characters behavior that was unusual for women of this time period. Despite the traditional roles of women, her characters often revolted against societal expectations. As a result, Chopin’s reputation was so badly damaged that her work was ignored for decades after her death.