Her fight with self-discovery and her battle to find a place in society demonstrates the view that the women who do not fit into traditional roles should be ostracized from conventional society given that they pose the danger of change. It is clear that women like Susanna, who have little ambition in becoming a carbon copy of their mother, are seen as a threat and therefore classified as crazy. Susanna is clearly misinterpreted by her peers as well as the authority figures in her life. She is not a degenerate but a young girl frustrated with her limited options for the future. When Susanna is held after class by her teacher to discuss why she is the only senior not going on to college, she tries to reach out for support from her teacher, by explaining that she's not a druggie but she is concerned about ending up like her mother.
It was also thought that Women were to fragile to deal with the work that goes with being a doctor. Elizabeth Blackwell saw first hand the effects of the first problem mentioned. She watched a family friend die because she was embarrassed to bring her problem to the attention of her male doctor. Blackwell was not detoured by the Idea that no medical school would take her, because she could not compete with males. After all almost everyone at the time believed that "the female brain was different then the male brain.
When Miss Caroline asks scout to read aloud she discovers that Scout seems to be more literate than the rest of the students. Miss Caroline does not like the fact that Scout is ahead of the class and demands that Atticus stops teaching Scout to read. Miss Caroline testifies, “Your father does not know how to teach.” (Lee 17) Scout concludes that she had never had anyone teach her to read so well because Atticus had always come home late from work and was too tired to do anything but read in his chair. Through this event Scout learns about the harshness, and unfairness of some people that live in the world. Although Miss Caroline’s comment is unfair, scout realizes that many things are not fair but she can’t always dwell on the past which is the message that Harper Lee is communicating to us.
The Help Response Paper Through out the book there were many situations we’re groups are together, and divide. Individuals in “The Help” have either separated themselves form groups or learned to conform in them. When Mae Mobley was young she was never around adults because it was Aibileen’s job to take care of her. Aibileen always taught Mae Mobley about equality which will possibly make hard for her to be excepted in a group. Not because she unable to socialize, but because of the groups she’s around aren’t accepting of her learned beliefs.
Before the 1950's, average American women did not receive a college education, did not have a career, nor were they the bread winners for their households. But after the feminist movement was launched, many women had the opportunity to be equal to men, and to pursue their own independence and careers. In Terry Martin Hekker’s “Paradise Lost (Domestic Division)” and Deborah Tannen’s “Understanding Mom”, both authors show this revolutionary change in the roles and expectations of contemporary women and how these changes impact the dynamics of marriage and divorce. In her 2006 essay, Hekker admits that after her divorce, she wished she had achieved the career skills and education of the younger, modern woman; however, she goes on to say that she does not regret marrying her ex-husband, and that she cherishes her children and grandchildren. (Hekker,416) On the other hand, Tannen reveals that she never wanted the traditional life that her Russian born mother wanted her to live.
Because being a teacher was to be with children and teach them what was right and wrong, just like mothers. In this period, men didn’t think for one second to be a maid, nurse or teacher, because they were meant for women to do and they were too manly for those jobs. Before the war employers didn’t hire women because they believed they were jobs assigned for men (nps.gov). Most women gave up work when they married, though some women kept working after marriage because they couldn't afford to give up their jobs. Working after marriage was generally something done mainly by poor women.
As an adolescent, Kaysen was rebellious and failed to follow regulations, which alarmed her parents. She worked shortly in a typing job and was shocked by the unconcealed sexism prevalent at the work place. Kaysen has a problem making visual sense of patterns. She also wonders if sanity is just a fantasy that people create in order to feel normal (Girl, Interrupted, 1999). This leads her to draw the conclusion that since many famous individuals had been residents of the institution, individuals with creative minds may be susceptible to mental diseases.
Another assumption is that women often took jobs for the wrong reasons (Gunn and Gullickson, 2007). That statement suggests that Karen’s gender may have been the reason she did not recognize her motivator instead of the fact that she may have just never thought about it. If a person obtains a job that will not gratify their main motivator then that person will be unsatisfied with their job. By making this assumption the article also implies that most women are not satisfied at work .Even though assumptions are drawn from this article, there are a few hypotheses made by the Pursuit of Unhappiness. Hypotheses, Variable, and Operational Definitions One hypothesis
After that, my mother who was always so harsh about education and coming on top changed her point of view. Instead of saying "Study, try harder." She started saying "What am I going to do with the certificates if you are gone?" This started to make me lazy. I was really attracted to this easy life and didn't think about future much.
They made them think of how you could be free with out a husband.The flapper trend attributed to the decline in marriage rates during this time. Women became very independent from the constrictions that society has always placed on them in the past. Young women were striving for independence from always being a house wife and the laws of society. As a result, less women were interested in marriage as they were preoccupied with living their lives outside of society's beliefs and waiting before they settle down for the rest of their lives with one man. During the 1920s, the marriage rate steadily declined and continued to decline into the beginning of the Great Depression.