Nora also had no possessions to her name because when a woman got married, all her possessions were considered ... ... middle of paper ... ...nancial needs or just in the home men held the advantage. "A Doll's House," by Henrik Ibsen portrays the genders role of nineteenth century women and men in society. Torvald's perception of his wife of how she is a helpless creature shows the overall role which women filled. Women were responsible for the purity of the world through their influence in the home and through the upbringing of her children. They had to beg and ask for permission to do certain activities and essential things.
Imagining a world without a mother is a very gut wrenching feeling. A mother is usually the support system for a child during the stages of development. A mom is a mom no matter if they stay at home or if they are working independently. Years ago a woman’s job in society was to simply take care of the family’s day to day responsibilities and the children. Throughout time more women have created a life for themselves by helping support their families financially.
Unfortunately, this leaves her unprepared for entering the world outside her own progressive family. She is unable to fulfill the idealized roles of wife and mother, and has no other options for adulthood outside of these. This book shows the constant need of a female role model in the household but fails to show it’s proceed through the story. Through satiric elements, Charles Dickens demonstrates the limited rights women had in the household in the 1800s. Mrs. Gradgrind, Rachael, and Louisa are perfect examples of women who faced this in society during this time.
This is when a woman takes a certain amount of time off to be with newborn. Once this time period was up, the woman still had a job to go back to. This meant that women no longer had to rely on their husbands for support. Unfortunately it also meant that more and more children were being raised by perfect strangers. So along came another idea that has changed the way the working world views working mothers.
I wonder if my mother was content or did she ever want more in her life instead of just being confined to the home. Whatever the case may be, she did not have a choice. At that time, my mother’s life was no different than any other women’s life in India. Women were considered inferior to men. With the increasing amount of feminists and advocators promoting women’s rights, India’s treatment of women is still behind compared to other modern societies.
Women of the 19th century were trapped in their societal roles. There was no way out. Rights were unattainable: no matter how many rights movements occurred, such as the Norwegian Association for Women’s Rights. A women’s place in society was determined by their husband’s status; there was little to no way to obtain a job, a women could not even decide for herself whether or not she wanted to be married or have a child. The male role in the woman’s life took over all decisions and property.
“ The ideal women was rarely seen and never heard in public: women were expected to be housewives and take care of everything to do with the house.” (Cloud). Women had no opinion or say in absolutely anything. It was uncommon to see women talk or gossip with each other because men did not tolerate it. Women had no right to speak freely or express how they felt. Women had no say or opinion; the masculine sex had power over everything and anything.
Her life was not much better than a slave. Talents of women were restricted to kitchen, embroidery, and stitching. A woman was supposed to keep her covered. And was not allowed to come in front of men and talk to them. Women had no say in the family matters.
Women could not make any financial decisions, they couldn’t own property and they could not vote. (Plaza, para 1) Such limitations and house responsibilities often forced women to rebel. This quote takes controlling to a whole new level, women were property, and that is plain wrong. The deep feelings of loneliness and detachment from the outside world must have been a lot for Mrs. Mallard to handle. Children was one of few aspects of life women could control during these days and since non were mentioned in the story I assume non were present.
And it seems as though women had no say so in anything that went on rather if its politics, voting, war you name it those women had no voice even the women who were married. Being that England had developed a law known as “Equity” that means that women could divorce her husband, but he kept legal control of both the kids and property while the (ex) wife would be left with nothing. As for working, it wasn’t until the 19th century that women were allowed to work outside their homes but only in places like textile mills, and garment shops in 1847 “Britain passed a ten-hour-day,” meaning women and children can’t work past ten hours. “However, some of these labor laws were seen as restricting the rights of working women.” “For instance, laws prohibiting women from working more than an eight-hour day or from working at night effectively prevented women from holding many jobs, particularly supervisory positions that might require overtime work.”(www.wic.org ) in the following years, the United States began encouraging women’s suffrage rights after world warII However, women’s suffrage wasn’t about just women but African Americans as well due to the fact activist had pointed out that African Americans had not bee... ... middle of paper ... ...d 26% reported being kicked out their homes." and while, on the streets some would often engage in drug usage and sell their bodies for money.