For example, Mehri, Marji’s maid, was given to them when she was just eight years old because Mehri’s parents couldn’t care for her anymore. She didn’t know how to read or w... ... middle of paper ... ...nearly as much as the middle and upper class. Marji believed that underage lower class boys shouldn’t be sent to serve in the war, that it is immoral and that they are as equal as any other young boy. Social class in Iran was extremely important because it separated everyone in to different groups. Depending on what group you are in you are seen and treated different from everyone else.
Another reason the older sister is jealous of Stella –Rondo is because she never appreciates what others do for her. Stella-Rondo has a tendency to mistreat the things that she gets from people and her parents. For instance, in the short story the narrator mentions “she always had anything in the world she wanted and then she’d throw it away” (437). When the older sees that Stella-Rondo throws away the good things that she receives from her parents she gets upset with her younger sister. The older sister thinks that is unfair that she can have anything she wants, but she chooses not to appreciate or take care of the good things her parents give.
For this reason the depression caused many people to change their ideas about the government and economy. Curley’s wife is probably the most loathed on the ranch. The way she looks and acts leads other characters in the novel to see her as a “tart”. George makes his opinions clear just after he first met her “Jesus, what a tramp”, and “So that’s what Curley picks for a wife”. She just wants some one to talk to.
Esperanza faces many experiences that lead her to believe that to be a woman in her world is not a positive attribute. One telling experience is when she is talking about her grandmother whom she is named after. After denying her grandfather's advancements, the grandmother is kidnapped by him, carried away with a sack over her head to her marriage bed. Esperanza greatly admired her grandmother for her strength and said that her grandmother never forgave her grandfather because "she couldn't be all the things she wanted to be" (Cisneros 11). Esperanza also sees the economic dependence that marriage creates for many women.
Jesse Bell is one of the characters in the book shows that female is oppressed by male because of economic class. “He’ d call the other wives Mrs. King, but whenever my husband forced me to go to his family parties, it was always, Why, good evenings, Jesse Bell”(Naylor 125). Although Jesse Bell marriages with the king who owns almost everything in the Sugar Hill, she isn’t respected by the king’s family members because she comes from a poor family with low social status. However, there is no strong contradiction between Uncle Eli and Jesse Bell even though she isn’t respected, which indicates a conflict between wealth as well as gender. Uncle Eli, as one of the member of the king’s family, doesn’t respect Jesse because he thinks that it is ashamed to have a poor Negro girl joining his family.
Leaving the Past Behind in Everyday Use Everyday Use by Alice Walker is a short story about how people get caught up in the superficial value of material things, and the jealousy this desire causes. In this short story Dee, the eldest daughter, was always ashamed by the way she lived during her childhood years. As she was educated more and more, her feelings of hatred for poverty and ignorance grew intensely. After she finished college her abhorrent feelings grew immensely, and she tried to take advantage of those less educated than her. Dee always hated the way she lived when she was being raised by her mother.
Surprisingly the majority of the street beggars are ex teachers and civil servants. With Kabual being in a bad state of economy it has hit hard the pity income of these beggars. The banning of female beggars entering shops, inns as well as other trading places has increased and this has affected the women’s income greatly. This has forced them to enter into prostitution simply in order for them to make sure that both their children and them-selves survive. Many young widows that are the sole bread earner in their family have had all their doors closed on them with job prospects and have joined the rank of prostitutes as well.
Okonkwo beats his wife, Ojiugo when she does not prepare dinner for him, she was plaiting her hair instead of cooking and he beat her during the weak of peace. The Igbo believe that a man shouldn’t beat or fight with an... ... middle of paper ... ...g makes the children learn important lessons and it makes them learn about human conditions for example the story of the bird and the tortoise. The Igbo women are playing a big role in the Igbo society. When I first started reading this book I felt that the role of women appears to be unfairly limited in terms of the authority and the power of women. But its not true because as I read further I noticed that the women of the clan were holding very powerful positions, spiritually as a priestess, symbolically as the earth goddess, and literally as the nurturers of the Igbo people, the caretakers of the yam crops and the mothers and educators of the Igbo children.
The three dominant points in the story about discrimination, bigotry and class structure are how women are viewed and treated; how Hazaras are seen as inferior; and the differences between Amir’s old neighbourhood versus the rest of Afghanistan. Women are not treated as equals to men in Afghanistan; they are expected to sit quietly and do what the men in their life want them to do. Many of the women in The Kite Runner are victims of such injustice, and have to deal with the harsh consequences of making mistakes. Soraya, Amir’s wife, experiences these consequences endlessly from a trivial mistake she made as a teenager. As a girl, Soraya ran away with an Afghan man who was into drugs.
The apparent power plays through religion, and social class made a very clear message of how social classes can divide someone. Throughout the novel Jane didn’t value herself or see herself superior because of how she was raised as an orphan and was isolated to everyone around her of a higher class. She thought of herself as useless until later on in her life when she saw the true purpose of her life. When Jane acquired money she felt as she had amounted to something, but truly met her match when she married Rochester who was of a higher class. Through the Marxism lense I was able to see Jane grow as a woman even with her setbacks in life because she continued to push the envelope and break the social status that she was born