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.
The Awakening was an eye-opening novel in that it challenged the social structure of the time in which men dominated society. This novel showed the discriminatory view of women and treatment of women. The novel also does a great job in showing the dissatisfaction in the women’s lives, particularily through the actions of Edna Pontellier. Due to society’s expectations, women were not allowed to pursue their psychological or sexual drives, for it was scorned by society. Edna pursues these drives as she eventually cannot tolerate her way of living.
Women still question if feminism is here today such as “revealing clothes, designer-label stiletto, and amateur pole dancing” because men don’t see women as equal because of how they dressed and that society sometimes did not approve of it. Some women think that today laws aren’t equal enough because women still don’t get the same amount of money in certain jobs and women, back then, wanted laws that made them equal to men that protected but many were “protective labor laws [that] were overturned (Feminism 5).” Many women didn’t want to get into this lifestyle because it was scary and just wasn’t normal. Women were used to just staying home and just listening to what their husband would say. Today, one sees women
Daisy is a superficial, materialistic, yet beautiful woman, but her life is basically ran by Tom. She embodies a common stereotypical... ... middle of paper ... ...mewhat independent, all reoccurring stereotypes of when in the novel. In the 1920’s, specifically 1922, women were not granted equal rights to their male counterparts, instead their only options were being trapped in an oppressive relationship or marriage. Women were not given the opportunity to rise in class, society, or wealth because they were inferior to men. Their roles in the novel are barely given substance and were subjected to a secondary role representing the inferiority.
Attitudes towards women were very much tied up with their roles as wives and mothers, or as prostitutes. She did not fit the role of mother and wife because of her appearance and dress, so the men stereotyped her as the latter. There were certain expectations to which she didn’t conform. Her flirtatiousness is designed to get the men’s attention because she has no one to talk to but they only see it as a danger which could get them fired. She only does it because she is lonely; she is shown to be a victim of male prejudice and experiences an even more acute loneliness than that of the men.
She feels like he is a one of a kind man and in world filled with generic copies. She feels like his work will be destroyed and go unappreciated even though it is the most unique and creative piece of work this society will ever see. Though she loves him she struggles to destroy him because the world needs Roark but the society they live does not deserve him. Dominique loves Roark even though she married other people while still fascinated with him and tried to destroy him while married to others.
The struggle for power between men and women in this story is mainly witnessed through interactions in which the female is not living up to what the men want. This makes women, like Hazel, easily replaceable in the lives of men. Women only control the power when they are agreeable therefore Parker creates women who are tapped with no plausible way to obtain power, other than being agreeable and well liked. The reader sees how detached Hazel appears to be from other women in this story. She can’t understand why they are allowed to be sad but when she appears sad she’s told to smile and how nobody wants to hear about other’s troubles.
Their violent methods also turned moderate men against the idea of women suffrage as they gave them a negative perspective of women. To conclude, the combination of these long-term and short-term causes meant that women were not given the vote between 1900 and 1914. The suffragettes’ violence supported the view that women were hysterical and temperamentally unsuited to politics. The fact that women were turning away from WSPU also made it look as if these women no longer wanted the vote, and therefore gave evidence to the view-point that most women didn’t want the vote. It made it seem as if these women were no longer interested enough in politics and the public sphere- which gave proof to the idea of ‘separate spheres’.
But this has gone too far, using a family in mourning is too much, even for Huck. Huck is able to see through the transparent scheme, but the people being conned never do, and Huck starts to feel slightly responsible. These con men push Huck to become a better person. Huck begins to see through the duke and the king’s plans and see how it really affects innocent people. “I says to myself, this is a girl that I’m letting him rob her of her money,” Huck knows that the Wilks girls are nice and will live an awful life without the money left to them (Twain 176).
This subverted expectations of females as they were supposed to be loyal to their male partners and shouldn’t want to take their power. In this essay I will talk about their desire for power and revenge, and why this has lead them to be portrayed in such a disturbed manner and how this goes against people’s expectations. Firstly, the four women subvert expectations of femininity by not submitting to male authority. In the play, Lady Macbeth questions things instead of accepting it. “Yet do I fear thy nature; it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness,” this is Lady Macbeth accusing her own husband of being too kind instead of being the fearless warrior he is supposed to be.