Their need for comfort from the people they love and care for the most leads them to do whatever it takes, so they might be accepted. Along with being mentally isolated from the other characters in the play these women are also physically isolated and intellectually isolated from everyone. Part of the reason these women were so severely isolated from other characters is because they lived in the Elizabethan period. During the Elizabethan era women were raised to believe that they were second- rate citizens. To ensure that people continued to believe this concept the church used this verse from the bible as proof “woman in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man.” This belief put women in a state of being mentally isolated from men.
There was a Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai who got hurt for saying that women deserve an education in her country. She didn’t care if that’s what her society thought to be acceptable, she knew it wasn’t right and so she rebelled against the whole idea of it. She survived her injuries, and now she protests for women to have a better education. There are a lot of women all over the world just like her that rebel against society’s view of women. In the story, the Awakening, Edna also rebelled against society by freely expressing herself.
While Wollstonecraft talks about co-education, one can infer that women are at least educated on a basic level. Pizan lives in a society where royalty is still prevalent and societies’ thinking is very narrow. The era that Pizan lives in is very uneducated and women are looked as not having a life unless it benefits the man. Although Wollstonecraft parallels to that in a way, one can tell that women have a greater importance in her time period. Many debates have happened whether or not these women approach feminism for their time period.
Textual Analysis – Gender Roles & Polygamy in the Novel “Sister Wife” Over the course of history women have not always been depicted as strong and powerful figures in literary text. This unfortunately happens to be a reflection of history itself. Women have struggled for arguably all of humanity to be considered as equals to their male counterparts. Although polygamy is painted to be a degrading and offensive practice for women, it still holds the same aspects in a monogamous marriage such as love, respect and a good support structure that traditional monogamous families have. As some Mormon women feel indifferent to being in a plural marriage, most feel as if it is obligatory and a part of their duty to follow their religious and spiritual beliefs as a way to successfully reach salvation.
In the Gupta society, the women also were forced to be much more trapped than in any other societies. Families who preserved their families honor by protecting the girls virginity, ultimately would ensure a good husband, from a better family then their own. Girls were also kept confined and unsocial which Clay explains when she writes, " ... it was perceived that young brides could be more easily socialized to remain docile and loyal to their husbands and in-laws, even in abusive situations"(Clay 71). This trend of women now being kept away only for her husband seems unfathomable, but for many young girls it was their
The Awakening During the time in which “The Awakening” was written, the expectations of women and the limitations of law allowed them little or no independence. Women were expected to perform the social role of a doting wife and mother. As one of these women, Edna has little or no opportunity to express herself in the ways that she wanted to. It’s as though she is trapped in world where she doesn’t belong and can’t find any escape. She feels obligated to her husband and children.
In order to understand her anger one must understand her upbringing as she stated “I come from a country where there is no size for women’s clothes”. In many of the Arab countries that have Muslim women. The men do not choose their wife or women by what they wear, but rather how well that women is able to bare a son/child. In other words the shortness of a women’s dress should not determine a women’s beauty nor should the size, in the eyes of the author. Many of the people listed by the saleslady were and are professional models, whom are idealized by the general public.
As I stated earlier I am a single mom so I feel like I should be treated the same as the next person. I think that if I have the same education as someone else I should get the same benefits and pay as they do. One of the sentences from this chapter did however make me very angry; “Frustrated women talk about how, once they came back from maternity leave, colleagues began to treat them as unreliable and unpromotable-almost willfully overlooking and evidence of productivity.” Just because a person has a child does not mean that their brain is no longer any good, what do people think that the baby ate her brain? I think that being aware of the unjust sexiest stereotypes that are happening in my work force will help me achieve more. What I mean when I say this is that if I am aware of something I will know how to handle it better.
Like many feminist writer, Cockerline focuses her emphasis on how social norm discriminate women by inhibit their job opportunities. Throughout the history, social norm restricts women’s power by only allow them to contribute to certain job tasks such as maid, cook, and house keeper. In the beginning of the story, Elizabeth’s father “refuses[s] to pay her school fees” since “his wife had finally birthed a son” directly supports the idea that men are more superior to women. Since education is one of the key elements that lead to better chances of having a job, the narrator eliminates this opportunity to contribute to Elizabeth’s misfortune. Furthermore, the narrator indicates “[i]t can be a hard place for a
She did not understand what truly was going on. Pakistanis believe that females do not have a large role in life. Pakistani females are only woman in their cultural, and their job is producing many sons for their husbands. The girl cried as Fallaci tried to talk to her, because she was scared. The young girl had never seen her so-to-be husband; she had never talked to him, or even touched him.