Women during this time were only allowed to go so far and do so much without being restrained it seemed like. She doubts herself in letters she sends to her female friends who sympathize with her problems in choosing her partner for marriage. As a result to her resent of her thoughts about female powerlessness, and her outspoken thoughts of marriage. Virtue also resulted in achievement of morality, which was identified with marriage. Also Eliza resisted the sexual double-standard which I found really amazing.
She describes how her own experiences with gay and straight relationships affect her views on marriage, as well as her feelings on what marriage symbolizes. Newman is frequently asked over and over again why she isn’t married to the father of her child whom she lives with. My feelings when she describes what is going on as she is asked lead me to believe she wants to be married. I believe a couple who lives together with children should be married. When Newman says, “I probably cried when the bride kissed her parents” and that she is “eating the entrée I checked off months ago” I feel she doesn’t just like weddings but wants one of her own.
Among the similarities between Calixta and Mrs. Mallard are the conditions of their marriages around the time of the stories: Calixta to Bobinot and Mrs. Mallard with Brently Mallard. From the text given in both short stories and the subtext in between the lines, Calixta and Mrs. Mallard were not satisfied with their marriages. The latter, Mrs. Mallard, did not have a fondness for her husband and this was evident in her quick realization that she was finally free, free to live out the rest of her days how she wanted. Despite her heart condition, the story mentioned that Mrs. Mallard breathed that she would get to live a long life ahead of herself. It would be a life that was hers and hers alone.
And the concise statements build anticipation, which is concluded with what the writer wants the reader to accept as a fact; Evan and his two moms are a family. Second, she cites evidence in variety of areas. For example, she writes, "In Madison, Wis., a couple who applied at the Y with their kids for a family membership was turned down because both were women. It's one of those small things that can make you feel small" (Quindlen). She is trying to use her evidence to show how society treats gay.
Hope talked about the resentment that accumulated in the relationship over time. She also discusses the effect and changes in her life when they had children and the way there marriage was effected by this. She also explains how the relationship worked out and how they both overcame obstacles that were in their way and how co-parenting worked from her point of view. The issues she discussed about co-parenting and her marriage were about lack of time spent together, each having “equal division of labor” and entering a marriage with a false belief of it being perfect. She also brings up throughout the writing how she and her friends discussed entering a relationship or marriage with belief of co-parenting was attainable.
(Page 282 lines 127-130). She has been married multiple times which back in the medieval times and even now a day that is unacceptable. She is also looking for her sixth husband. Back in the old days being sexual active came only after one is married and not supposed to be for pleasure but to reproduce (Lines 69-75). She then compares herself to those who live by society the "right" way, those are perfect people and she is not perfect so she does as she pleases (Lines 105-120).
‘Maybe you better go along to your own house now. We don’t want no trouble’ this shows that the workers were cautious of being caught with Curley’s wife and sent her on her way to avoid conflict. Curley treasures his wife and if she were caught in any trouble, even if it was her fault, she’d be seen as innocent. Finally, Steinbeck also presents women as attractive and confident. The quotes ‘If he ain’t, I better look someplace else, she said playfully’ and ‘Hi, Good-lookin’.’ These show all the workers think Curley’s wife is attractive and she knows this, so she’s being confident with them.
It not only changes our view on Addie, but our view on the novel as a whole. Addie's voice is imparative to the reader's outlook and while we can sense it through the voices of others, her chapter best sums up her mind. So, what if Addie's chapter did not exsist? For one, we would never have comprehended her mind and the way it twists around things like how she feels about her children and husband. We would have all thought of her as still the same loving mother who watches her son, Cash, methodically build her coffin not because she is ready and wanting soon to be in it, but because he is her son and she loves to see him work.
Kierra Huff ENG 376 Professor Morrissette November 23, 2014 Their Eyes Were Watching God Formal Essay Feminism, defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. In the book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the first correlation I made with Janie was the struggle with gender roles in this time period, this book showed how women were considered the weakest and are defined by their relationship to men. Gender was a repeated distraction to what causes Janie most of her problems with her grandmother and husbands. The book depicts Janie’s quest to find independence, growing and learning from each marriage, and ultimately finding her reason for living. Janie is married
You can feel the resentment she has towards Deacon Mcreedy when Clareese thought “But she could forgive him-if Sisters could even forgive Deacons- for she could have understood that unmarried man might have needs, but what really bothered her was how he ignored her (page 271)”. You can also sympathize with her situation “She didn’t want to sing. Didn’t feel like it, but she thought, I will freely sacrifice myself unto Thee: I will praise Thy name, O Lord, for it is good. (Page 281)” The stories continues shifting and flashbacks told more about Clareese’s character and helps you see why she felt the way she did versus Clinton just telling us why he feels the way he feels. The structure of the story helps you understand the setting.