According to the unwritten rules of society in the eighteen hundreds, women, and/or wives are supposed to stay home and take care of the family. If they needed anything, they would send a servant or tell their husband. Husbands were supposed to have complete control over their wives, even though one could tell Edna’s husband has no control over Edna. Kate Chopin uses diction to convey how Edna does not want to be just another woman. Edna does not want to end up a slave to her husband’s will and every demand.
She “comes from the old world, where mothers are lifelong housewives who expect to be near their children all their lives”(27). To Pham, this is a strange ideal to live by. In America, the common trend is to move out at 18, and then ship your family off to a retirement community. However, his mother feels this is a cruel way to treat your parents, and it's a strange way to live (27). She just wants to spend her life surrounded by the people she loves, but because she's living in the United States, she has to get used to the ideals that are less family eccentric.
Women realizes that without work and salary had make them lost their confidence as an individual to pursuing a professional job because they don’t know their worth anymore. For example, the author state, “a Time magazine cover story on “The Case for Staying Home” and a “60 Minutes” segment devoted to a group of former mega-achievers who were, as the anchor Lesley Stahl put it, “giving up money, success and big futures” to be home with their children. (Warner, 2013) Women thought that by staying home will solve the relationship issues and that women will be recognized as a good mother, but O’Donnel’s experience proved this to be wrong. Women who are working, they value their self more and put their self in front of a lot of things like marriage and manage work related. Also woman is more in control of the relationship and income give woman freedom, power and confidence.
Jeannette shares her story in a very modest way that does not involve anger or self pity. Her parents would move to different towns and would never keep a steady job, even though they were both quite intelligent. Through out her memoir Jeannette walls learns how to be self sufficient and how to take care for her siblings. In the following essay I will critically analyze how Jeannette Walls learns how to take responsibility for her self and her siblings, and how that responsibility shapes how she will become when she is an adult. Initially, from early on Jeannette had to be self-sufficient.
Kim O’Donnell HST328: U.S. Women’s History September 9, 2012 Women’s Importance throughout the Revolutionary Era The contributions from women during and after the American Revolution were needed and influential. While the men in their lives were away at war, the women stayed at home to continue the care of the house and family. Not only did women take care of the usual household duties, they also played “deputy husband” and took care of all the financial matters. After the war ended and during the rise of republican politics, women may not have been allowed to be involved in any politics directly, but they did have a major influence on the men in the political society indirectly. From the home front to the work place, women had power, influence, and respect.
It was believed that women always needed someone to look after them. If they were married, their husband was expected to look after them. If they were single, then their father, brother or another male relative was expected to take care of them. Women were not allowed to go to school or to university, but they could be educated at home by private tutors. Women were not allowed to enter the professions i.e.
Vivian, Grant’s girlfriend, Paul, a security guard of the prison in Bayonne, and Tante Lou, Grant’s aunt. These characters influenced the book and the main characters. Although I saw Vivian only as Grant’s girlfriend, she was the main reason Grant stayed instead of running off with her. She always told him that he had to stay here because he had Tante Lou to take care of and as well Miss Emma. Vivian also told him that they had to stay because she had her children, but that was not the reason Grant stayed.
The Lady of Shallot During the Victorian Era, a woman’s place was most likely to be in the home and not out of their own, During this time women were dependent on a man and society. Most women were viewed as inferior to. A woman’s husband could have mistresses on the side but no matter what the husband’s wife or mistress had to stay faithful to him at all times. She could not have any other man in her life except for her one and only husband. Some people would disagree with the fact that a husband does not have to be faithful to his wife but a woman has to be faithful to her husband or else she could be punished.
Because women had always kept up the tradition role of a house wife whose only job was to stay at home, take care of the kids within the informal sector. It was always seen as the husbands job to go out and labour. So now within the labour market; women tend to experience heavy discrimination against them in both their pay and job opportunities. Women tend to receive lower wages than men when working on the same level job and when it comes to promoting; a man would be more likely to receive that promotion. Even when picking jobs it is hard for women to get high up jobs within the private sector not only because they are unable to reach them because of the glass ceiling theory, but as well because women tend to take other things into opinion rather than just the pay.
At that time, a woman’s life is just like passing from her father’s hand to her husband’s. And the society did not think it was a wrong thing, they still thought women should only pleased their husbands first and they should not to work as men, all their job and duty was to be a good housewife, take care of the whole family. Due to these opinions, most couples in 19th century had no love between each other. Kristina, who married with a rich man to support her mother and two brothers, she had no love to her husband, all she wants was support her poor family. But now, she becomes a widow, her husband and mother died and her brothers were grow up, she does not need to support any one more, she does not need to live for any one more.