Christopher Bennett Brewington D’Antonio and Walker English 3 Acc 22 January 2015 Rough Draft It’s a common belief that we’ve come along way since the 1600s such advancements in fields like technology, medicine, and government. What “The Crucible” illustrates, however, is that the way women are viewed may still be archaic and still have some catching up to do. Arthur Miller’s portrayal of women in “The Crucible” strongly supports the stereotypes of women in the 1950s because of the similarities in social standing, inequality, and life style. The common attitude towards women in the 1950s was that they had to be a mother, homemaker, and an obedient wife. In the 1950s women had to perform certain tasks as a mother
Since the husband supplies money, Norton believes women view shopping as not another responsibility, but as an opportunity for subversion. Retail therapy is a housewife’s favorite pastime. Among other women they socialize freely. Whilet hey also spend time and money striving to duplicate the allusions associated with American culture. The housewife passes these tendencies on to her daughter and the tradition continues.
The parents lack interest in their own daughter. Connie's father is rarely present in her life because he is "away at work most of the time and when he comes home he want[s] supper and he read[s] the newspaper at supper and after supper he [goes] to bed. He didn't bother talking much to them" (Oates). Her mother continually praises her older sister right in front her while complaining about Connie. For example, her mom nags her by asking, "Why don't you keep your room clean like your sister?"
It is obvious that Dee (Wangero) does not understand the importance of her family heritage. But her actions are contradictory when she, her mother, her boyfriend, and her sister Maggie sit to eat dinner. While at the table, Dee’s boyfriend, whom one can assume is Muslim, steered clear of the collard greens and pork. “Wangero, though, went on through the chitins and corn bread, the greens and everything else” (Kirszner and Mandell 316). This action by Dee may be determined to merely be a ploy to persuade her mother to give her the family-knitted quilts.
Bailei Stout Reading Project 10/08/09 Love Aubrey, By: Suzanne LaFluer Love Aubrey, is a novel written by: Suzanne LaFluer. Aubrey is home alone since her mom left her. All she had to eat was cheese and crackers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner that is all she had. She also sits in front of the TV all day.
The woman even made her dogs peanut butter and honey sandwiches, and let them sleep inside her bivvy sack. She treats them almost as children, as any other human beings in need of love. Although she’s camping in thirty below weather, the only things she gets from it are positive. She ends her trip with this closing, “On Sunday I had a glimpse outside of the house of mirrors, on Saturday I couldn’t have seen my way out of a paper bag” (281). Nature and her companions had given her happiness, which nothing else seemed to be capable
She plied the poor little creature with everything, all the 188 sandwiches, all the bread and butter, and every time her cup was empty she filled it with tea, 189 cream and sugar. People always said sugar was so nourishing. As for herself she didn't eat; 190 she smoked and looked away tactfully so that the other should not be shy. 191 192 And really the effect of that slight meal was marvellous. When the tea-table was carried 193 away a new being, a light, frail creature with tangled hair, dark lips, deep, lighted eyes, lay 194 back in the big chair in a kind of sweet languor, looking at the blaze.
Rise of Women In between the 1820’s to 1860’s women were confined to the private sphere of every community, expected to raise children and care for their home while their husbands were off at work or partaking in social events with other men. This lifestyle was not for those who wanted to change their sphere of influence for the betterment of their family, leading to a more active role in society. Women were socially bound by an ideal known as the cult of domesticity or True Womanhood which promoted four values, piety, purity, submission, and domesticity. These values then privatized options for work, education, and reform support for women. That along with an argument that women were biologically inferior when it comes to politics and
In Steinbeck’s novel ‘Of mice and men’ there is only one female character. She is describes in many different ways at different points in the novel. In the 1920s women didn’t have any status and were expected to stay at home and take care of their husbands and their family home in the difficult time of the great depression. Curley’s wife isn’t the typical 1930s woman and instead of taking care of the family home , she quietly runs around the ranch looking for the men, for attention. In the novel she is described as; a predator, a ‘tart’, a ‘looloo’ but also described as, vulnerable, lonely and naive.
Their whole lives revolved around taking care of the house, kids and husband. For example when their husband came home from `a hard day of work' their wife would have cold drinks and finger food snacks waiting for them (Scott, p. 225). Women weren't able to go out into the work force because they were given such an unfair wage. Women weren't able to make their own choices in life they only had once path pay to choose from, to become a typical house wife. The role of women is constantly changing throughout history.