While he suggests how to kindly treat one race of women, he emphasizes on how to womanize another. The culture associated with “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, or halfie”, believes that women will act accordingly, and should be treated based on their own culture and race. In “Girl” by J.Kincaid and “How to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl or halfie” by J.Diaz both authors describe how culture influences the outlooks, and stereotypes on women. The expectations of females seen in “Girl” revolves around a strict set of cultural rules for women. Through oral transitions the girl’s mother spreads the beliefs of their culture.
The Scarlet Letter In the passage of the scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, we see the narrator doesn’t have the same attitude or views of the community. The harsh judgment Hester Prynne receives from the wives is predictable. Hawthorne’s diction in the narration reveals a tone of sympathy, while the words of the women scorn Mistress Prynne. The women who stood outside the prison door commenting on Hester Prynne punishment are described to be goodwives of a puritan community. The first woman to speak is a “hard featured dame of fifty”, she believes the good mature women of the church should have a say in the sentence of the mistress for they are wives, and will punish correctly.
The knight’s tale, an alliterative romance and one of the better-known Arthurian stories, and the wife’s tale, the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, give insight into the specific roles of women in the late Middle Ages. The two tales want the reader to determine and recognize that the women are mostly portrayed as manipulative seductresses. Many times a woman is blamed for a man’s fall from goodness to evil. Other times, the plots include women who meet the expectations of what some during the times believed women should be—more reflective to the bible, loyal to their husbands, pure, sweet, and helpless. In the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Lady Bertilak, the main female character and the most important characters in this medieval poem, is prompted by her husband to discover if Sir Gawain is pure or not.
Hist1302 Responsibility Essay: The Solitude of Self Stanton’s “The Solitude of Self” is a true work of humanitarian and feminist. Reading this made feel as if I was hearing out my grandmother who spoke to me about my individualism and my responsibilities as a woman, and as a member of this society. Solitude of Self is in very simple words, is self-sovereignty, As Stanton herself claims. This is also the strongest reason why Stanton felt the voice of women in government is important. Stanton describes very logically, how an individual self is the head of establishment, an important part of a general society.
Women in The Count of Monte Cristo “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes”. This quote strongly reflects how when were thought of in the 1800s. Women in the 1800s were considered weak links; they were supposed to depend fully on their husbands for survival.
Furthermore, for the Native Americans who come to watch the Election Day Pageant thinks it marks her as a person of importance and status. Hester Prynne is a powerful capable woman, she herself alters the meaning of the letter"A"from sinfulness and shameful ness into holiness, righteousness and ability through her continuos hardworking, charity and brave resistance. Pearl, Hester's daughter, is a symbol of all that Hester gave up when she committed adultery and gave up her place in Puritan Society. Additionally, Pearl is a symbol of struggle, resistance, rejection of restricted rules of Puritan Society. Hester lives in perpetual punishment because of Pearl,that is why she loves her so much.
Sommers is a static character. In the beginning, she is a caring and loving mother. During the climax, her id conquers her superego and she becomes self-centered, but at the end of the story, she is back to where she was, being a devoted mother and wife to her family. Mrs. Sommers represents a woman who has been oppressed by the world of marriage. She is forced to fit in the social norm of being a proper mother and ‘woman’ that she has no time to explore her individuality because she lives in a patriarchal society.
Wilde explores the subject of morality frequently within the play and the conflicting ideas surrounding the topic. Wilde particularly explores the idea of women ‘falling from grace’. This can be seen in the character of Mrs Arbuthnot. The character is quite obviously a good, strong woman who has taken her misfortunes in stride and not let them bring her down too much, as well as raising her son to also be a good person. Many people would argue that the blame for her misfortune should solely lay on Lord Illingworth, who, it is obvious to the audience, used her for his own pleasure and satisfaction, abusing her love and trust.
Riley Walters October 26, 2014 “Everyday Use” Character Analysis The Character of Mama in “Everyday Use” Mama, the narrator of Alice Walker’s story, “Everyday Use,” is a strong, loving mother who is sometimes threatened and burdened by her daughters, Dee and Maggie. Gentle and stern, her inner monologue offers us a glimpse of the limits of a mother’s unconditional love. Mama is brutally honest and often critical in her assessment of both Dee and Maggie. She harshly describes shy, withering Maggie’s limitations, and Dee provokes an even more pointed evaluation. Mama resents the education, sophistication, and air of superiority that Dee has acquired over the years.
The Significance of Eurikleria, Arete and Penelope I believe Odysseus faces two types of women, honorable and dangerous. Figuring out which women are honorable and dishonorable and which are dangerous and deadly is Odysseus’s challenge throughout the story. Eurikleria, Arete and Penelope demonstrate hospitality and morals befitting honorable women, especially when we compare them to the women Odysseus has encountered for the last ten years like Klypso, Kirke and the slave women in his own house. Eurikleria, Arete and Penelope ultimately renew his confident faith in spite of Agamemnon’s warning not to trust or confide in any woman. If we focus on the honorable women in the story and their significance to Odysseus, we must start by first