This dependency stemmed from the idea of success. Unfortunately Daisy, Myrtle, and Jordan’s lives are defined by their partners, and are left up to the status of whom they marry. For instance Daisy, despite her love for Gatsby, it is apparent wealth and status overruled her love for him. She eventually wed Tom Buchanan because he ensured prosperity and status, opposed to Gatsby (Fitzgerald, pg 131). Daisy is a superficial, materialistic, yet beautiful woman, but her life is basically ran by Tom.
The wife of bath, Alison, represents antifeminist stereotypes and searches for happiness and a place in a patriarchal society. Unfortunately, Alison is never in tune with who she really is as a woman. Chaucer uses a series of ironies to eventually show that under her seemingly confident guise, there hides the soul of a vulnerable, lost woman. The Wife of Bath argues in favor of women. She disparages the works of the male scholars that denigrate women.
F. Scott Fitzgerald also presents the women in this book as liars, shallow and not loyal. For the most part, the women in The Great Gatsby all share different characteristics of how women are treated in the 1920s. Some of the women in The Great Gatsby are stepping out of the patriarchy role while others are living their lives through their husband’s accomplishments. Myrtle is the mistress of Tom Buchanan. Myrtle is portrayed to be snobbish and adulterous.
When Emma searches only to help the cause by trying to keep their possessions she is mocked... ... middle of paper ... ...shes the inferior aspect of women in this book. From the ideas pushed across in these books through characters and relationships we can see women being pushed down as the inferior sex to men. In the grand scheme of all the novels it creates the image of women not being as powerful as men. These stories greatly reflect the real world and how in the past women have been viewed inferior to men. They show how society affects individuals minds to believe this is true and we often fall subject to this evil without a second thought.
In both, they are headstrong and opinionated women, who do not conform to the norm of what is expected of a woman in their place in the world. One example, in 10 Things I Hate About You, is when Katherine fires back at Patrick's failed attempt to woo her by asking him if she is transparent. This shows that she is opinionated because she does not fall for Patrick's attempts to win
Women were deprived from the ability to acquire knowledge and exercise their reason. Marriage was the primary goal in their lives. Not everyone agreed how society had been underestimating the capabilities of women. Wollstonecraft, did not agree on how women were perceived and wanted to make change. she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women,where she stated the reasons why women have been perceived as objects.
Therefore, Nora's decision to leave her husband and family is ironic because it proves to be the "miracle" she is waiting for, rather than the one she originally expected. Nora becomes a feminist heroine in the play by showing what women can achieve, but rarely attempt. The determinism that many men force on their women partners in society (in forms of control, dominance, and power) restricts the women's ability to strengthen as individuals, and gain their own self-determinism.
The story reflects the different attitudes expressed against women in the biased society of that time. There are two main female characters, which are totally different from each other. Gertrude Lodge, is a character that represents Madonna, on the other hand there is Rhoda Brooks who is seen as the whore. Society at the time lived totally by paradoxical opposites. Women were either good or bad, nobody was in-between, and if somebody did not fit into a certain category then they were considered different and as a result they were outcast.
One would expect them to marry due to their strong attraction for one another but because Catherine has a immature desire for social advancement, she married Edgar Linton, instead of Heathcliff. Catherine is a very spoiled socialite which very well contradicts the honest and virtuous Elizabeth Bennet, but although they make different decisions and are different as a person, both these free-spirited women want to choose their own future that satisfies their desires. The way both Elizabeth and Catherine lived during their youth had an impact on their life ambitions. Raised by an exasperated father, a single-minded mother whose only goal was to have each of he... ... middle of paper ... ... of wealth found love with a gypsy man who could not offer her luxuries and social advancement, and so later found a conditional love with a man who could. Although Elizabeth is outspoken and judgmental, she has blameless intentions for herself.
“He has no patience with faith, an intense horror of superstition, and he scoffs openly at any talk of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures” (271). The narrator feels as if John is a hindrance to her being beca... ... middle of paper ... ... men in the story are portrayed, exhibits the degradation of the value of the self-expression of a woman. The issue of women’s rights has been disputed and discussed for a large portion of history, continuing in today’s society. The short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits the degrading of women in society through various factors. Women are seen to be undermined in marriage, the environment they live in, and in their ability to express themselves.