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.
I shall never forget her appearance this morning. She really looked almost wild.” (Austen, 24). The women often look upon Elizabeth negatively due to her behaviour and personality, especially for her outspokenness, which was especially uncommon and unacceptable upon women. “‘Lizzy’, cried... ... middle of paper ... ... but the story of those around her through the novel, they can see the different ways that female oppression is illustrated to them. Oppression, specifically female oppression, shows up through Elizabeth’s fight against it, the Bennet family’s struggles to maintain status in a society in which people are segregated by class, as well as the roles and standards set forward by society for women to follow accordingly.
The Mistreatment of Women in the Works of Zora Neale Hurston Society is suffering from a number of serious social problems related to women, and to the interaction between the two sexes. Male domination and patriarchy have been under challenge by feminists and the women's movement. The economic, social and political subjection of women around the world, the violence brought against women and their confinement has been brought to the forefront in recent years. Zora Neale Hurston's stories speak out against the uncivil and unjust treatment of women especially in their marriages. Hurston's stories reveal the disturbing situation for women about mistreatment abuse in the 1930s, when speaking out was unheard of.
Joyce Hamilton Berry, a clinical psychologist in the Washington D.C. area states that “women often find themselves in such circumstances because society puts the burden of maintaining the relationship or marriage on the female. She says in everyday social interactions we continue to hear comments such as "She let her man get away" when in fact the woman never had him, or perhaps he lost her. By the same token, many abused women believe they did something wrong and that is why they are abused” (Norment 126). I believe this is where the media influence most strongly effects women. Sure, we hear songs about women being cheated on and the man begging for forgiveness, and we can’t help but think “awe that is so cute, I’d forgive him”, but nothing has more of an influence than real life situations.
In conclusion, both female protagonists from “A Rose for Emily” and “The Yellow Wallpaper” experience oppression from the dominant males in their lives which eventually causes them to be physically isolated from their contemporary world. Thus, their seclusion leads them to experience confusion and stifling emotions, while teaching them more about themselves and their inner thoughts. Works Cited Angelis, Barbara De. "Barbara De Angelis Quote." BrainyQuote.
Even though there are laws against discrimination of women, it is really a substantial issue. Violence of all kinds against women is routine and it is seen like not a serious problem. Educational attainment, political participation, and limited mobility are three major and have negative results of gender discrimination against women. Girls in developing countries, such as Iraq women are not getting the basic education they deserve. The article claims, "When it comes to education, girls worldwide get the short end of the stick."
Regardless of this sexism epidemic, the Islamic women who fall victim to this ludicrous and frivolous injustice somehow find motivation and silent strength to carry on. Books such as A Thousand Splendid Suns and other pieces of literature like the poem “The Threshold of Silence” not only address sexism in Afghanistan and make it clear of its existence but also illustrate the inner strength Afghani women have as a result of it. In A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, the discrimination of women is clearly portrayed with several different faces: social inequity, forced seclusion, and domestic violence. For example, the co-protagonist of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Mariam, was raised in Herat, Afghanistan with her mother’s axiom always present in her conscience, “Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman.” (Hosseini 7) This accurately demonstrates sexism is present because men consistently find themselves much too proud and superior to have any consequence for th... ... middle of paper ... ...faces, allowing them to stomach the discrepancies and carry on with even the slightest will. But regardless of this admirable will, the awareness and significance of female discrimination remains oblique due to the fear Afghani women have for their superiors and respective consequences.
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